Admissions Open: Now in Indore for Bachelors Degree Program in Graphics & Multimedia, offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Vocational Education

Horizon Institute of Design, popularly known as Arena Geeta bhawan now offers dual Certification in Vfx alongwith Degree from Premier University of India
Admissions Open: Now in Indore for Bachelors Degree Program in Graphics & Multimedia, offered by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Vocational Education


Horizon Institute of Design
Arena Geeta Bhawan Since 1997,
TISS-SVE Hub Partner Media & Entertainment,
National Skill Development Centre(NSDC) Partner for MESC
202,204,401A&B, Apollo Trade Centre, 2-B,Rajgarh Kothi, A.B.Road, Geeta Bhawan Square, INDORE(MP)
Tel: 0731-2494824, 4064824, 2497054
Chief Advisor Rahul Jain: 9826494824
Counsellor Ayushi Moyade : 9644824824
Academic Head- Rajkumar Patidar-9893451134
Centre Head-Sanjay Khimesara-9826394824


Credits in Oscar & National Awards to Arena Geeta Bhawan, Indore Alumni

Another Proud Moment for Arena Geeta Bhawan. This year one of Our Student Alumni got 2 credits on Oscar award for Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk and one student got credits in National Award to film Bahubali-2. Earlier our four students got credits in Oscar Awarded film Life of Pi, Golden Compass etc and National Awarded films Delhi Safari, Bahubali-1 etc. Congratulations and Kudos to all alumni and due credits to their Studios :-

Official filmography of Above Alumni on IMDB- (Dheeraj Bhadani, Worked on Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirik, Delhi Safari, Disney Planes etc)  (Sagar Zade, Worked on Bahubali Part-1 & Two Oscar Awarded Films – Life of Pi, Golden Compass) (Arpit Soni, Worked on 2.0 & Oscar Awarded Project-Life of Pi) {Satyendra Chaturvedi , worked on Life of Pi (MPC), Harry Potter, The Mummy, Star Trek, Fast & Furious etc

Industry Connect

Arena Geeta Bhawan conducts regular workshops, seminars, Master classes, contests and industry visits for its students. Over 225 experts from Industry have already participated in these events during last 21 years:-

  • Events at Arena Geeta Bhawan – We regularly and organize Series of Events and activities throughout the year, which includes Digital and Manual Artwork exhibitions, Perspective Seminars, Sneak Preview, Animated Film Screening, Master Classes, Job Fairs, Contests, Short film festival, etc. for students.
  • Industry Visits:- Regular studio tours are organized to companies like Animation Studios like Rhythm & Hues, Maya Digital, Double Negative, Production Houses like Prime Focus, WWI,  News Publications like Naidunia , Printing Press like NR Printers, Design house like Vijayshree Paper Products, Web & Internet Company like Webdunia , Video Channel like BTV,   Gaming Company like Vedanta Studios,  Content developer like E color Studios etc.
  • Elite Expert Sessions :  Few dignitaries who have participated in events at Arena Geeta bhawan  for workshops, Master-classes and Seminars include Veteran Animation Film DesignerDhimant Vyas((NID Alumni worked at Ardman Uk-Now at Zynga), Vaibhav Kumaresh(NID Alumni & owns a Studio), Prosenjit Ganguly(NID Alumni &Animation Film Maker), Shekhar Mukharjee(NID Faculty), Ashish Kulkarni(CEO Reliance Big AIMS), Shibu Menon(COO at Crest-Now in US), Geetanjali Rao(Award Winning Animator), Anand Bhanushali(Creative Head-Krayon Pictures), Yunus Bukhari(CEO-Artery FX), Subhajit Sarkar(Sr.Manager-R&H Studios), Anand Gurnani(CEO-Animation Express, Dr.R.L. Mistry(NID Faculty & President Award Winner), Dr.Mukul Rawat(COO-Shemarroo Entertainment), Yashraj Vakil(Jump Games), Indraneel Mallik(Crest Communications), RVML’s Creative Director and Producer Mr.Shashank V Rayudu, Mr. Shravan Cheryala,  RVML Studios-Manila, Jatin Thakkar(Rhythm & Hues Studios), Snehangsu Banerjee(Wacom India), Ashish Thapar ( Prana), Arvind Chudasama, Ashish Thapar+2,Prana Studios, Stephen Mascarehneus from Gener8, Vaibhav More, Puneet Sharma, Somnath Sen(Film Maker from Mukta Arts), Mustafa Buxerwala(UX Labs), Dr.Neela Dabir(TISS), Anindya Mitra(WWI), Sonia Pinto (TISS-SVE), Manish Morwal(Ecolor Studios), Prashant Shahane(Trace Vfx), Atul Bhatkar(eplus Studio), Baljeet Singh (Film Director), E.Suresh (Eeksaurus Studio), Dr.Satyanshu(Film Writer, Director), Yogi Chopra(India Producer, 48 Hours International Film Project)
  • Experts during CSR Activities/Community Building Events :  Prestigious Guests who have participated in community building activities for International NGO Asifa and Indian NGO TASI events includes Ed Hooks from UK, William Dennis from USA, Mr Arnauld Boulard from Macguff Studios, France,  Sesha Prasad, Dobule Negative, Mehul Hirani- Crest Animation, Mahesh Baria- Prime Focus, Subhajit Sarkar- Rhythm & Hues Studios(Now DNeg), Vinayak Pawar- Rhythm & Hues, Amit Aidasani-Rhythm & Hues(now Dneg), Vijay Kumar Arumgam-Rhythm & Hues Studios, Abhishek Chandra- CG Tantra, Chetan Sharma-Animagic, Chetan Deshmukh-Chetan Deshmukh Studios, Yogi Chopra from 48hfp, Kaushal Kshirsagar, Ramendra Vashisth, Puneet Sharma, Tony Singh, Ishtiyaq Kadri, Venkata Raman(Xentrix), Rishikesh Nandlaskar (Dreamworks-Banglore), Prince from MPC, Vani Saraswathi Balgam from Dreamworks, US, Rajesh Sharma from Walt Disney Studis,USA,  Arun Prasad from Gameshastra, Pete Draper, Makuta Vfx(Bahubali Maker), Dileep Verma (Cirqus Studio) etc.

Space scientists recall Mrinalini with her husband Vikram Sarabhai

Google Doodle Pays Tribute To Legendary Indian Classical Dancer Mrinalini Sarabhai

Mrinalini Sarabhai once said, "From the moment of my knowledge of existence, I claimed the dance as my own life. It shaped the entire consciousness of my being and it never changed.."
Mrinalini Vikram Sarabhai was an Indian classical dancer, choreographer and instructor. She was the founder of the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, an institute for imparting training in dance, drama, music and puppetry, in the city of Ahmedabad
Mrinalini Sarabhai with her husband and noted physicist Vikram Sarabhai.
Mrinalini Sarabhai with her husband and noted physicist Vikram Sarabhai.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After the demise of legendary danseuse and Padmabhushan recipient Mrinalini Sarabhai on Thursday morning at the age 97, distinguished space scientists and former directors of ISRO establishments here recall her with her husband and noted physicist Vikram Sarabhai popularly known as the father of the Indian Space program.
“Why India’s first sounding rocket in 1967 with its subsequent launches in 1968 was named as Rohini, is that the birth star of Mrinalini”, that was how space scientists prodded Vikram Sarabhai, the then director of the Space Science and Technology Centre at Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) here,” recalls noted space scientist and Padmashree awardee Dr N Vedachalam, founder director of ISRO Inertial Systems Unit and former director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC). “Silently, Sarabhai kept smiling at it without responding. Even now I do not know whether Rohini is the birth star of Mrinalini,” he adds.

Next time during a rocket launch testing, it danced and fell off at Thumba, Sarabhai named it as `Menaka’ laughing out at the nudging scientists in a lighter vein, he reminisces.

For three years during his official visits here, I have not seen him with his wife Mrinalini, his son Karthikeyan and daughter Mallika in Thiruvananthapuram, as he was on his official visit as the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. Yet as an affectionate person, he had mentioned about them. On one occasion, Sarabhai said, “daughter Mallika is going to excel her mother Mrinalini in art and dance”.

“Young scientists like me used to wait for the inspiring leader Vikram Sarabhai’s visit to Thumba, but in Dec 1970, heard of the shocking demise of Vikram Sarabhai at a hotel in Kovalam while waiting to meet him. In that deep sorrow, Mrinalini was silent. Sarabhai’s mother Sarla Devi from Gujarat had rang up the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to ensure not to do any post-mortem on her son’s body as she insisted on Jain’s custom to perform the last rites on the banks of Sabarmati.

Space scientist of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) and author of many books including `A Brief History of Rocketry in ISRO’, PV Manoranjan Rao recalls Mrinalini and Vikram Sarabhai as “Two illustrious professionals and dignified couple, remained strong personalities equally talented and famous in their chosen domains.

Mrinalini pursued her higher studies at Shantiniketan and had the admiration as a student from poet and teacher Rabindranath Tagore. Sarabhai met her while at Bangalore and they got married. Heard of void that filled in among the soul bonds, but such cracks are bound to be there in every relationship. The couple were so graceful, though sadly one had a short life span”.

ISRO scientist P Radhakrishnan and co-author of the book `A Brief History of Rocketry in ISRO’ recalls Mrinalini as the wife of Vikram Sarabhai who had met each other and got married. She was fortunate enough to have received full support and patronage of her husband Sarabhai in her pursuits as a dancer and for setting up Darpana Institute of Performing arts in Ahmedabad.

VSSC former head Technology Transfer VP Balagangadharan recalls Mrinalini during her last visit to VSSC in 2002 to unveil the bust of Vikram Sarabhai, her husband and father of Indian space program who had given her lot of support in setting up many art institutes including Darpana.

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