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about us

welcome to our academy


To be the benchmark for Skill based Media & Entertainment Education, training in India.

To groom class-leading Animation professionals capable of contributing to knowledge creation in their domains.

To continuously raise the standards of excellence in the chosen field.

To be the front-runner in serving the escalating skill needs of the Media & Entertainment Industry of Country.


Animation is a multi-disciplinary art-science. It calls for a wide bouquet of skills from traditional art skills to articulation skills, storytelling to aesthetic appreciation, creativity to technical prowess. A complete Animation professional is one who has assimilated all the nuances and can apply them adroitly at the highest professional level. Such an individual qualifies for excellence in every dimension of Animation. This is precisely the breed of Animation professionals that we strive to nurture at Arena Animation • Geeta Bhawan Square.

Thus, our mission statement, 'In Quest for Distinction'.


Here is a Management that is as passionate about Animation as you are. Sparing no efforts in bringing you the best of Media & Entertainment Education. Earnestly going the extra mile so you enjoy the extra edge in your highly competitive career. Academy's enduring success has been built around an unflinching commitment to distinction in every dimension of Media & Entertainment Studies, and wholly uncompromising quality standards. These very values help Arena Animation • GBS command its pride of place in Animation Education & Training.

Being the Best Animation Institute of Central India Arena Animation GBS excels in delivering High Quality Education, and Offers the most Creative Educational Genres in Animation & Digital Media along with Unlimited Value Addition Skills – Drawing & Sketching, Spoken English, Soft Skills, Photography, and many more!

Central India’s First market driven, the Academy facilitates top-flight Talent Incubation for grooming studio-ready Artists.

Global Standard Ambience with Hi-End Systems & well-appointed Projection Theatre Rooms intended for Theory cum Lab sessions including a Pre-production Lab equipped with Animation Light Boxes, and a Audio-Video Lab equipped with Editing, Mixer, & Recording Facility.

A Cross Functional Team of Industry Experts as Certified Faculty, who serve as consultants & advisors to students for their personal & academic growth, are well-grounded in the fundamentals of teaching and have extensive experience in the classroom & their professional fields.

Why Arena GBS?

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The Academy delivers its promise by producing Skilled Professionals who meet the most Stringent demands in Media & Entertainment Industry across India & Abroad.

The Academy organizes several Guest Lectures, Seminars, and Workshops for the Students as well as Staff to promote and nurture effective Teaching keeping our students & teachers abreast with newest developments in the field of Animation and Digital Media, and also facilitates Internships with various Digital Media Companies for Industry exposure to the Students.

Top Recruiting Organizations from Animation & VFx, Graphics & Web, Gaming and Allied Industries regularly visit our Campus.

Intertwined with Digital & Creative Skills we have been actively & passionately managing various Social Initiatives like sustainable living for Earth & Us, CG initiatives for Asifa India & TASI in Indore, contributes regularly to Madhya Pradesh Police, PRTS, Indore Management Association, RRCAT, Indore Marathon etc.

We Welcome each One of You to our Campus where Latest Technology, Innovative Teaching Methodologies and Quality Training are Blended Together to Create a Unique Learning Experience.

director's note

Horizon Institute of Design, popularly branded as ArenaGBS (Arena Animation, Geeta Bhawan Square, Indore), offers various vocational skill based programs with Arena Animation and NSDC. It also offers undergraduate programs with Tata Institute of Social Science - School of Vocational Education (TISS-SVE). #arenagbs has witnessed a consistent growth of Students and their Placements across different industries. The institute will continue to make active and dedicated attempts to infuse a Global Perspective into its Training & Placement initiatives. Recent introduction of Internships via Skill Knowledge Providers in Indore is an attempt towards the practical skilling.

The newly evolved curriculum is more contextual and research-oriented and will impart sustainable and value-centric education. Plans are also afoot to introduce courses in Digital Marketing UI-UX Design, Game Design, e-Learning, Photography & Film Making Programs. The institute will develop program which have wider social implications and integrate technological excellence. Attempts will be made to retain and attract quality faculty, academicians, and professionals; thus demonstrating the institute’s intellectual engagement with the latest in thought leadership.

Through regular initiatives, ArenaGBS would make Media & Entertainment skills a medium for providing a better quality of life and thereby ensure inclusive growth. The cooperative endeavors of the faculty, students, and staff of the institute will help us evolve as a responsible institution that ensures an equal dispersion of modern practices and philosophies.

Mr. Sanjay Khimesara

Director - Arena Animation • GBS, Indore

About Director

Young Social Pioneer in the Field of Animation & Creative Digital Media Education in Indore!

A photograph of Mr. Sanjay Khimesara, Director - Arena Animation - GBS, Indore Arena Animation • Geeta Bhawan Square has come a long way since inception in 1997. From a diminutive training institute to Central India's largest Digital Media Academy, the inspiring journey dotted with unrivalled achievements and accolades stands testimony to the profound vision of its Founder (CEO) Sanjay Khimesara.

Young, Innovative & Visionary! The first-generation entrepreneur, his determination to create a shining paragon of academic excellence ensured that Arena Animation • GBS attracted the finest mentors and shared the dream of every student.

The world-class campus gleaming with ultra-advanced infrastructure reflects his uncompromising attitude towards offering a truly international learning experience. Channelizing all his energies towards enhancing employability of students and creating exciting career opportunities for them, Sanjay Khimesara collaborated passionately on a string of outcome driven training paradigms, path-breaking value-additions and signature placement initiatives to open up a spectacular placement sky gleaming with the starry smiles of super successful alumni.

By constantly striving to create benchmarks, Sanjay Khimesara infused inspiration into his team and built an enviable culture of academic excellence.

His obsession for putting Arena Animation • GBS at the cutting edge of the industry's developments has taken him far and wide. He frequents important industry events and actively attendeds renowned CG-related conventions. The takeaways from these influential events are shared and used to update training programs at the Academy. Sanjay Khimesara is a lead-patron of ASIFA India's CG Meet up & International Animation Day, Indore Chapter. He actively promotes TASI 's annual event Anifest and is also much sought after as a mentor. He is also a Principal Advisor to Shiksha.com (a naukri.com initiative)

People & Culture

We are committed to Encourage a Learning Culture that Celebrates Creativity, Innovation & Critical Thinking!

A unique sense of belongingness bonds the staff of Arena Animation • GBS. We nurture a learning culture where everyone works for everyone's benefit. There is clear realization of purpose and goals across the functions be it academics or administration. Driven by the percept of a participative family, the employees contribute their best to the mission 'In Quest for Distinction'.

We are impassioned to enrich & enhance the creative thinking among students with a transformative learning experience. Towards this end, leadership is shared, collective decisions are encouraged, and the challenges in the way of the students are surmounted through co-operation and cohesive effort.

meet our mentors

A cross functional team of Industry Experts as Certified Faculty.

  • Sanjay Khimesara

    Center Director
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Aekta Khimesara

    Chief Financial Director
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Vinita Mandpe

    Center Co-ordinator & Placement Head
    Experience 18 Years

  • Rajkumar Patidar

    Center Academic Head
    Experience 18 Years

  • Sanjay Pawar

    HOD Graphic Designing
    Experience 20 Years

  • Rinki Verma

    HOD Web Designing & Development
    Experience 15 Years

  • Vaibhav Singodia

    Sr. Animation Faculty
    Experience 10 Years

  • Geetali Londhe

    Visual Designer
    Experience 17 Years

  • Shilpa Mehta

    Sr. Graphic Faculty
    Experience 10 Years

  • Harish Raghuvanshi

    Visiting Faculty Web Designing
    Experience 15 Years

  • Rahul Gangrade

    Sr. Faculty Animation & VFx
    Experience 10 Years

  • Rahul Jain

    Business Head
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Shweta Joshi

    Student Relation Officer
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Ayushi Moyade

    Arena Animation GBS

  • Jitendra Pandey

    Networking & Hardware
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Khushboo Sahu

    Front Office Executive
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Sanjay Pawar

    HOD Graphic Designing
    Experience 20 Years

  • Arpita Nagawat

    Accounts Executive
    Arena Animation GBS

  • Rinki Verma

    HOD Web Designing & Development
    Experience 15 Years

  • Vaibhav Singodia

    Sr. Animation Faculty
    Experience 10 Years

Our Partner

We have a long-standing collaboration with Prestigious Universities & Franchise Agreements with the most esteemed Educational Institutions across the Country!

arena-animation-logo Arena Animation is the Animation & Multimedia education arm of Aptech Ltd. Aptech Limited leading is a IT Education & Training Company with a global presence has its headquarters at Mumbai, India.

Arena Animation is India’s leader in Animation & Multimedia education with the widest network of centres across the country. Over the past 20 years, Arena Animation has trained more than 400,000 students & professionals have found their calling in animation, graphics, print publishing, web designing & films.

Arena offers basic and advanced courses in Animation, Graphics & Web Designing, Gaming, and Media & Communications. University Degree & Diploma programs are also offered. The curriculum includes theory-rich lectures, regular project works, workshops, industry visits, creation of a professional work portfolio etc. along with Onlinevarsity app.

For more information, kindly visit - www.arena-multimedia.com

nsdc-logo The National Skill Development Corporation, (NSDC) is a one of its kind, Public Private Partnership in India, under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship. It aims to promote skill development by catalyzing creation of large, quality, for-profit vocational institutions.

NSDC provides funding to build scalable, for-profit vocational training initiatives. Its mandate is also to enable support systems such as quality assurance, information systems and train the trainer academies either directly or through partnerships. NSDC acts as a catalyst in skill development by providing funding to enterprises, companies and organisations that provide skill training. It will also develop appropriate models to enhance, support and coordinate private sector initiatives. The differentiated focus for the 21 sectors under NSDC’s purview and its understanding of their viability will make every sector attractive to private investment.

For more information, kindly visit - www.nsdcindia.org

tiss-logo B.Voc-Graphics & Multimedia is a Vocational Degree Program, offered by Horizon Institute of Design in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences - School of Vocational Education as a Training Partner.

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) was established in 1936, as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work. The first school of social work in India, TISS was a pioneering effort with the objective of Social Welfare through academic excellence, a characteristic of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust (SDTT). The year 1964 was an important landmark in the history of the Institute, when it was recognized as a Deemed University by the University Grants Commission (UGC) of India. Since then, TISS has been expanding continuously in terms of educational programmes and infrastructure. Today, the TISS is a Government of India Institution and has earned recognition as an Institution of Repute from different Ministries of the Government of India, various State Governments, international agencies such as the United Nations, and the non-government sector, both national and international.

The approach adopted by TISS-SVE is called the Work Integrated Training Programme (WITP). This Vocational Educational Programme is being implemented for the first time in India with a focus on job-specific skills rather than providing only a broad based education.It has Flexible, collaborative and engaging, Highly Practical Content with Hub & SKP Model. A chance to study with India’s Premier University with Best practices of Vocational Education in Media & Entertainment Vertical. Students Learn from the best, Rigorous programs created and delivered by world’s class faculty and on-the-job exposure for B.Voc.Demand driven programs with focus on job-specific skills based on National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

Our centre is amongst first few Academic Campus of TISS in central India for Degree programs in Graphic & Multimedia through distance education mode.

For more information, kindly visit - www.sve.tiss.edu