Arena Malleswaram Team

Arena Malleswaram Team



A great passion, Innovative marketing strategies, excellent customer relationship management and a consistent sales track record over a decade has established her as an aggressive and innovative strategist for the business in the world of Digital Art.

"Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.”- Walt Disney.

It is no surprise that Animation is very fast becoming the present buzzword and slated to become the future of the country.Expected to touch 1 billion$ by 2012, this field is already throwing up lots of career opportunities to todays youth and more and more students are aspiring to become worldclass animators thereby signalling to the world that India has arrived in the global animation scenario in a big way.



Respect is earned, Honesty is appreciated, Trust is gained, and Loyalty is returned.
And Kumar comes with all those in-built qualities. 
Kumar is literally the show starter and show stopper at Arena Malleswaram. He is the man-Friday, always dependable and most easily assessable..



A perfect teacher, the architect of Diploma in Animation & Film Making,
Mr Jagdeesh Gokhale is pioneer in setting up the first state-of-art 2D animation and Stop Motion studio in Malleswaram. He is instrumental in shaping the students career with his rich experience. A no-nonsense teacher, always striving for the best, has made his students the most wanted animators in the industry today.

Jagdeesh can converse with pencil and paper (as if they were his own kids) and get things done his way! Along with Jagdeesh, comes the entire 2D package course. He teaches all the aspects related to 2D animation.

In the past decade, he has created a niche for himself in Arena. Today his name is synonym with DAFM at Arena Malleswaram. Jagdeesh is instrumental in setting up the in-house incubation studio “Vedatama Animation Studios” and is working as the capacity of Studio Head. Under his able leadership, various projects have been successfully executed. Jagdeesh literally is the foundation of Arena. He initially was engaged with traditional forms of Indian storytelling through classical animation. His work now has moved to exploring digital imagery, discreet drawn animation for telling stories effectively.



“Leadership is needed to assemble a team of people with the right mix of passion and courage to be willing to do things that haven't been done before. The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.” 

True to these words, Aarati Deshpande having a rich experience of about 16 yrs in the industry and leading the efficient team of academicians at Arena Malleswaram since 2006, has set a path and a goal for the institution’s journey. She has worked at the Senior Management level in the Graphics - Animation training industry, managing the A to Z of academics. She is multilingual and an enthusiastic and energetic trainer, always on her toes appreciating and encouraging students to reach new heights. She is responsible for helming the in-house Newsletter “My Box Office” as also various content development initiatives for the organizational requirements. The onus of charting a course path for the students throughout their stint till procuring their final certification falls on her able shoulders. There never is a chaos in the study areas with her around.

Aarati was adjudged the “Best Faculty in the Southern Region” in 2007, has also won the “Best Academic Head” in the year 2008. She is a certified trainer for Adobe Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, CorelDraw, PageMaker & SoundForge.


“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.”

A young passionate teacher who believes in practice before preach. Sreenivas is here to carry the torch of the institution on his strong shoulders. He is an all-rounder-has taken to Graphics, Visual Effects, 3D & Web Design to Development just like a fish to water. Designs flow like a stream of fresh spring from his able hands. Sreenivas virtually takes you to never been places with his visual effects skills.  He deals with architectural walk-through, into the 3D world and creates mind blowing environments. He has undertaken and executed numerous projects successfully. His ability to guide has earned him many admirers both in and out of the institution. He sincerely embarks quality education to all. He also works in the capacity of Team Head 3D & Vfx in “Vedatama Animation Studios” and has done many projects like VFX in Film, TV Commercials, Medical Projects and many more. He is also the founder of "VRZ Groups" which works for Charitable & Public Awareness Social Service. 
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“No man can be a good teacher unless he has feelings of warm affection toward his pupils and a genuine desire to impart to them what he believes to be of value.”

Mr John Pradeep. S - Technical Consultant Graphic & Web spreads his web of charm to the students. The web gentleman!

In today’s world, everything is online. Online shopping, online courses, online books, online fashion and even online life partners, and to design these pages you need some expertise. And John Sir as he is fondly known will teach you all the aspects of the Web. An excellent educator, John Pradeep has immense experience in the graphics and web field. He has taken a plunge in the 3D world now. An avid cricket fan he loves to tease his brain with a game of chess. John has a huge fan following at Arena Malleswaram.



“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Vasuki  Karanth– The System Administrator
A practical go getter who believes in letting his work do the talking, is mainly responsible for the well being of the hardware/software infrastructure at Arena Malleswaram. Working since 2009, Vasuki is hard on systems but soft with people. He has a Jetking (MCSE/MCSA) certificate.When not dissecting the computer, you will find him biking to new areas, listening to music and watching cricket on TV. There is never a dull moment when Vasuki is around.



Computers aren’t magic, Teachers are!
She is an educator seeking ways for teaching meaningful designs that assist in the creative field. She has undertaken e-learning projects for NGO group which caters to the primary education at large. She has lent her voice for the lessons. Under her guidance, students have won accolades both in the print and web media.





"A Teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop student who can create their own image.”
He is determined about teaching graphics. 





Ganesh bhai as he is fondly known is everybody’s favorite. Always sporting a smile, Ganesh is an asset to the institution. Quiet and sturdy, you know your work is done when Ganesh is around.

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