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Whistling Woods International - Admissions 2022, Fees, Courses, Ranking, Placement

  • Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • Private
  • Mumbai (Maharashtra)
  • Private
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Aug 05, 2022 12:43PM IST

Whistling Woods International Overview

Whistling Woods International is a creative art, films, and communications institute established in 2006. It is regarded as Asia’s premier institute and is located in Goregaon East, Mumbai. WWI is a private college providing world-class education in fields with regards to media and entertainment. The campus offers students world-class facilities such as gyms, auditoriums, music rooms, and much more. 

Whistling Woods International was ranked 27 for fashion design by India Today in 2020. This institution has also partnered with several reputed institutions abroad, such as Accademia Costume & Moda, Bournemouth University, Bradford College, CILECT, and many more.  It offers an integrated approach to learning through state-of-the-art infrastructure, faculty, and state-of-the-art training facilities. 

The Whistling Woods International Goregaon campus has 14 standard sound stages, each equipped with the latest film-making technology. The campus houses five sets which include three international sets; one Hollywood set, and one Bollywood set. The campus has a full-fledged production studio with all the latest equipment.  With a student intake of around 1300+ students, WWI has partnered with one of India’s most reputed universities - the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development (RGNIYD)  for its programs.

WWI houses nine schools

  • Actors' Studio
  • School of Filmmaking
  • School of Media and Communication
  • School of Event Management
  • School of Sports and Esports Management
  • School of Design
  • School of Fashion and Costume Design
  • School of Animation and Game Design
  • School of Music

Whistling Woods International Mumbai Latest Update

August 5, 2022 12:43 PM

WWI Alumni awarded the Best Director at the Fantasia International Film Festival for the short film, 'The Astronaut And His Parrot."

July 16, 2022 03:37 PM

Whistling Woods International offers placements with recruiters like Jade by Monica and Karishma, Elemente, Arvind Lifestyle, House of Masaba, and a lot more. 

July 14, 2022 01:40 PM

Whistling Woods International will be conducting the entrance tests on July 27 and July 28, 2022. 

July 8, 2022 03:42 PM

WWI is organising an Event Education Program that will be commencing on July 9, 2022.

July 5, 2022 06:06 PM

Whistling Woods International is organising an Event Education Festival on July 9.

July 2, 2022 12:55 PM

Whistling Woods International has collaborated with College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado, Denver.

June 28, 2022 05:47 PM

Whistling Wood International will be conducting the entrance exam on July 13 and July 14.

June 20, 2022 05:11 PM

Whistling Woods International is conducting the third edition of Event Education Festival on July 9, 2022. 

June 16, 2022 04:20 PM

Whistling Woods International School of Sports and Esports Management registrations are going on. The entrance test will be conducted on 24th June. 

June 10, 2022 11:46 AM

Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President, CTO & Head of Emerging Media at Whistling Woods was presented with the Education CTO (South Asia) of the Year 2022 award.

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Whistling Woods International Top Courses & Fees

B.Des4 CoursesAnnual Fee4,25,000
BA3 CoursesAnnual Fee3,83,333 - 4,66,667
BBA3 CoursesAnnual Fee2,16,666 - 3,16,666
BSc2 CoursesAnnual Fee4,25,000 - 7,66,667
MA9 CoursesAnnual Fee4,50,000 - 10,50,000
MBA3 CoursesAnnual Fee3,25,000 - 4,75,000
Diploma2 CoursesAnnual Fee4,50,000 - 6,50,000
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Whistling Woods International Highlights

Selection processPerformance- on GAT exam
How to applyYou would need to visit the website. 
FeesRs 9.5 to 27 lakhs (total fees)
Avg PackageRs 4 lakhs
Highest PackageRs 8 lakhs
Campus Facilities
  • Gyms
  • Auditorium 
  • Music room
  • Library
Application modeOnline
Websitewww.whistlingwoods.net

Whistling Woods International Awards & Rankings

WWI has been rated as one of the ten best film schools in the world, in the July 2014, August 2013 and July 2010 issues of ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

WWI has partnered with The Tata Institute of Social Sciences - one of India’s most reputed universities - to ratify all its 3-year undergraduate & 1-year Postgraduate courses with BSc, BA, BBA & PGD degrees.

Oscar-award winning alumni – 3 WWI alumni were part of the Oscar Award-winning cinematography & VFX teams for the ‘Life of Pi’. WWI alumni have been involved in some of the most successful Indian films over the past 5 years. WWI has graduated 1100+ media professionals since 2008.

WWI alumni are revitalising regional film industries. Several regional (Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam & Kannada) industries have been greatly benefited by WWI alumni choosing to go back to their native markets and making films in those languages. This has provided much-needed quality filmmaking skills boost for regional cinema.

WWI is exporting education. WWI has set up a campus in the UK, in partnership with Bradford College, called the Bradford – Whistling Woods Film School. WWI is also setting up a campus in Nigeria, in partnership with TrendCorp Africa, called ‘The African Film & TV Academy’.

WWI has entered into a partnership with Google under which WWI hosts Asia’s second & India's first ‘YouTube Space’. Further, WWI runs Asia’s only ‘YouTube Educator Lab’ for teaching courses in content creation for digital platforms.

WWI has graduated approx. 1100+ students till date with over 90% gainfully employed at several leading Film & Media organisations in India & overseas.

Over 15% of the WWI’s film students are/have been international students – from the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy, France, China, UAE, Holland, Bermuda, Nigeria and several other countries who choose to study at WWI over the other film-studies options available in their own countries.CSR – Whistling Woods has provided scholarships & free education to less-privileged students of over 5cr over the past 9 years. WWI has provided both full-time career education and undertaken workshops for children of several NGOs at no charge.

WWI has consistently provided NGOs & associations engaging in Public Service Advertisements complimentary filmmaking services through its faculty & students.

WWI is a key contributor & advisor in all the government-launched vocational education programmes – the NSDC (under the PMO), the TISS-SVE (under the MHRD).

WWI management is regularly called upon to consult with both the Central government and several state governments on what strategy they should adopt for Film, Media & Entertainment education.

WWI has, on request from the Ministry of HumaThe Sony Media Technology Center – set up jointly by Sony & WWI, is located at the WWI campus in Filmcity, Mumbai. Sony, the world’s largest M&E corporation, has recognised WWI as a leader in the Media & Entertainment sector globally and chose to partner with WWI for focusing on new and emerging technology in the fields of Digital Cinematography and 3D Stereoscopic Filmmaking. There are only 3 such centres in the world, the other 2 being in London & LA. The Mumbai SMTC is the only centre that is in partnership, while the other two are stand-alone centres.

In 2010, WWI was accepted as a full member of CILECT (Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision) – a global association of film schools, which lays very high standards on admitting members (of the 3000+ film schools in the world, CILECT has accepted only 160 schools as members).

In late 2013, President of WWI - Meghna Ghai-Puri was awarded an honorary fellowship from Bradford College, the UK for her contribution to global Film & Media education through Whistling Woods International.

In early 2014, Subhash Ghai was honoured as the ‘Education Evangelist of India’ by Skilltree Foundation for setting up Whistling Woods International.

In early 2014, Subhash Ghai was awarded the Karamveer Chakra by the International Confederation of NGOs (ICONGO), a United Nations body for setting up Whistling Woods International. In June 2014.

WWI was recognised as a ‘Great Place to Study’ by Skilltree Knowledge Consortium and was awarded by the UK House of Commons.

Guest Lectures - Over 300 Indian & global film professionals have guest-lectured at WWI like Ashutosh Gowarikar (Director of Oscar-nominated ‘Lagaan’), Karan Johar, Rakeysh Mehra, Anurag Kashyap, Farhan Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Boyle (Academy Award winner for Slumdog Millionaire), Rajkumar Hirani, Vishal Bhardwaj, Imtiaz Ali, Shelley Page (Head International Outreach, Dreamworks), Lord David Puttnam (Oscar Award-winning Producer of ‘Chariots of Fire’), Senator Dodd (Chairman of the MPAA, USA), Tom Schulman (writer of ‘Dead Poet’s Society’) and several more.

Leading Taiwanese firm ‘Foxconn’ has sponsored a state-of-the-art media lab at Whistling Woods.

WWI has launched a weekly cultural Masterclass to imbibe music, art & dance in the young generations under the banner of ‘5th Veda’. Legendary artists such as Shankar Mahadevan, Dr. L. Subramniam, Kavita Krishnamurthi, Hariharan, Taufiq Qureshi & Louiz Banks have conducted workshops so far.

WWI aspires to achieve high international standards of education and is a member of CILECT, a federation of the World’s top film and media schools. WWI is acknowledged by industry peers and industry Trade bodies as a leading education brand in media and entertainment. WWI works closely with the Ministry of HRD, Govt of India to initiate media education in CBSE schools while developing curriculum, setting standards, teaching teachers and standardizing evaluation processes for the same.

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Whistling Woods International Courses

Here is a list of Whistling Woods International courses and fees structure: -

DegreeFeesDuration (years)
B.ScRs 23 Lakhs3
BARs 14 Lakhs3 - 4 
DIPLOMARs 13 Lakhs1 - 2
MBA/PGDMRs 9.5 Lakhs2
BBARs 9.5 Lakhs2
B.DesRs 17 Lakhs3
MARs 21 Lakhs4
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BA

Degree NameBA
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are made through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
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B.Sc

Degree NameB.Sc
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are made through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill out the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
Counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written, and the result is out, one needs to fill out the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card; Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.
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BBA

Degree NameBBA
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are made through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill out the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
Counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written and the result is out, one needs to fill out the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card; Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.
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B.Des

Degree NameB.Des
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are made through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill out the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written and the result is out, one needs to fill out the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card, Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.
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MA

Degree NameMA
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are done through the General Aptitude Test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
Counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written and the result is out, one needs to fill the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card, Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.
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Virtual academy certificate program

Degree NameVirtual academy certificate program
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are done through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
Counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written and the result is out, one needs to fill the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card, Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.
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Diploma in Screenwriting

Degree NameDiploma in screenwriting
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are done through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written and the result is out, one needs to fill the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card, Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.
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Advance Diploma In Acting

Degree NameDiploma in screenwriting
Eligibility CriteriaThe candidate should have passed in 10+2 or Higher Secondary (HS) or Pre University (PUC) or A-Level (with 12 years of schooling) or its equivalent exam under a certified board with English as one of the languages.
Exams AcceptedAll the admissions are done through the General aptitude test.
Admission ProcessThe student can apply on the official website, and the selection is based on the scores obtained by the students. The counselling takes place, and the seats are allotted to the students.
How to ApplyOne can fill out the form on the official website or even walk into the campus directly for admissions. The students need to have PGCET/UGET scores to be eligible.
Selection ProcessThe students are selected based on the scores obtained in the entrance exams. They need to clear the specified cut-off for each department.
Counselling ProcessOnce the entrance exam is written and the result is out, one needs to fill out the option-entry form and attend the counselling. After that, the students' documents are verified, and the payment is made.
Documents RequiredThe documents that will have to be presented by the students are the 10th and 12th marks card, Degree marks card, Transfer Certificate, Passport size photo, scorecard, and photo identity proof.

Whistling Woods International Admission Process

Here is a detailed structure of the Whistling Woods International Admission Process: -

  • For UG courses-WWI offers BSc, BA and BBA courses. WWI admission 2022 is based on the entrance exam that will be conducted by the institute.
  • For PG courses-WWI offers MA and MBA programmes, the admission process in 2022 is based on the entrance exam that will be conducted by the institute.
  • Integrated and diploma courses-Admission will be based on the candidate's performance in the WWI entrance exam.
CoursesEligibility criteriaSelection ProcessEntrance Exam
BA and BScClass 12 passed from a recognisable board
  1. Entrance exam (GAT)
  2. Creative Ability test
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. Personal Interview
General aptitude test
B.A Music Production and CompositionClass 12 passed from a recognisable board
  1. GAT
  2. Melody Test
  3. Rhythm Test
  4. Personal Interview
General aptitude test
B.A Acting/ Advanced Diploma in actingClass 12 passed from a recognisable board
  1. Entrance exam (GAT)
  2. Creative Ability test
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. Monolog
  5. Personal Interview
General aptitude test
BBA Media and CommunicationClass 12 passed from a recognisable board
  1. GAT
  2. Essay
  3. Group Discussion
  4. Personal Interview
General aptitude test
Advanced Diploma in Film Making/ ScreenwritingClass 12 passed from a recognisable board
  1. Entrance exam (GAT)
  2. Creative Ability test
  3. Statement of purpose
  4. Personal Interview
General aptitude test
PGD in Media and Entertainment/ PGP in Event ManagementPasses UG in any stream from a recognised university
  1. GAT
  2. Essay
  3. Group Discussion
  4. Personal Interview
General aptitude test
Certificate in Screenwriting for Web and TV seriesPasses UG in any stream from a recognised universityNAAppear for assignment and interview conducted.

Whistling Woods International Placement

Recruitment at Whistling Woods International is a very important process, and one that we take very seriously. based Each year, we recruit around 300 students for courses in various departments, including Acting, Film & Television Production, Music, Dance, and more. There are many aspects to the recruitment process at Whistling Woods International Placements that sets it apart from other film schools in India, which we’re going to talk about today. 

WWI ensures 100% student placement. Students after graduation will be given three options: Placement/Employment, Entrepreneurship, and self-employment. The quality of education at WWI, Goregaon, can be gauged from the fact that some students graduating from here also start their own studios, as a result of the institution imparting entrepreneurial skills.

Whistling Woods International has invested heavily in technology and, as a result, is able to make use of tools to improve the process of learning, as well as research and development. The school's efforts have paid off. Whistling Woods' students have won many international awards, and the institute itself has been awarded the National Award for Best Educational Institution in India.

Whistling Woods International, Goregaon follows a professional association structure where passion for excellence, creativity, and commitment are valued. The institute takes the trouble to nurture and incubate the creativity of our people and allow them to blossom. This is truly a plant that allows pupils to make one's own path and establish identity amongst an ocean of professionals. New challenges appear every day, which are handled by scholars with a foamy spirit. The institute hires people who are passionate about what they do and who live with the brand pillars of accepting no limits, allowing alternately, and doing what they love.

The workers at WWI, Goregaon, are from different backgrounds, bents, and guests. They're encouraged to suppose singly and yet partake in sapience into cross-functional collaboration! There's a commitment to delivering quality results and the desire to keep growing professionally.

So whether a pupil is looking for an externship, postgraduate opening, or a job opening to progress your professional career, at WWI, one can shape the career growth and path.

Top Recruitment CompaniesCanon, Sony India, Nvidia, Balaji Telefilms, Mukta Arts, Perfect Relations.

Average CTC offered

Highest CTC offered

Students placed

Rs 3.6 LPA

Rs 8 LPA

95.34%

ProcessCompanies come to the campus for interviews, and there are numerous selection rounds for students who are part of the placement cell. 
Past RecruitersCanon, Sony India, Nvidia.
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School of Event Management Placement

YearCourseMedian SalaryPercentage placed
2021PGDRs 3,60,00085%
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School of Design Placement

YearCourseMedian SalaryPercentage placed
2021BA + PGRs 3,50,000100%

Whistling Woods has been dedicated to producing world-class talent in the field of digital media and entertainment. With state-of-the-art infrastructure, experienced faculty members, and an internationally acclaimed curriculum, Whistling Woods is ready to offer a world-class education by which students can achieve their dreams. Students from all over the country and several other countries around the globe come to Whistling Woods for this purpose.

Top recruiting companies in Whistling Woods International

  • Canon
  • Sony
  • Nvidia
  • Balaji Telefilms
  • Mukta arts
  • Perfect relations

Whistling Woods International Curriculum

The curriculum at Whistling Woods International offers various film and television courses like the Filmmaking program, VFX, Game Designing, Digital Filmmaking, etc. The institute also offers various certificate courses like Acting for Camera, Dialogue Writing, etc. Whistling Woods International has a unique curriculum that focuses on the art of filmmaking. The WWI Goregaon curriculum includes hands-on film production training, which allows students to put what they have learned in theory into practice. The program also includes classes in acting and scriptwriting. Whistling Woods International’s curriculum is designed to provide an international perspective in filmmaking. The academy provides education in moving image and visual communication.

Whistling Woods Ranking and Achievements

  • Recognised as a ‘Great Place to Study’ by Skilltree Knowledge Consortium on June 24, 2014
  • 10 Must-Watch Media & Mass Communication Institutions in India, 2019 in Higher Education Digest magazine.
  • Listed by The Knowledge Review Magazine in the list of 10 Most Admired Media & Mass Communication Institutes, 2019.
  • It was awarded the Top Animation Institute with Best Infrastructure in India by Image Planet at India’s Top Animation Education Institutes Award, 2019.
  • Rated as among the Top Institutes of Influence globally in 2015 by Forbes India.
  • WWI alumni were part of the Oscar Award-winning Animation, Cinematography & VFX teams for ‘The Jungle Book’ and ‘Life of Pi.’
  • In October 2016, Whistling Woods was ranked among the top five global film schools by The Hollywood Reporter.

Whistling Woods International Achievements 

  • WWI’s faculty Prashant Naik, HOD School of Filmmaking, Editing, has also served as a member of South- II Panel of the Feature Film Jury for 67th National Film Awards 2019
  • As part of the event, Chaitanya Chinchlikar, Vice President & CTO, WWI, was the speaker for the discussion and spoke on the topic, ‘XR Technology in Virtual Film Education.
  • U.S. Embassy, New Delhi in association with the Women Inspiring Network, hosted a live panel discussion about ‘Youth Empowerment: Be the Change.’ WWI’s President, Meghna Ghai Puri, was one of the panellists, and the discussion aimed to empower the audience to be the change, get inspired, aim to be an influencer, and make a difference in the community.

Whistling Woods International Campus and Infrastructure

Whistling Woods International is a group of educational institutions headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Whistling Woods has been ranked amongst the top 10 film schools globally by Film Division and is referred to as one of the most established film schools in Asia. The campus is equipped with classrooms, conference halls, audio-video labs, and media production facilities. The campuses have a total built-up area of about 1 million square feet. The college receives funding from the Government of Maharashtra.

  1. The Whistling Woods International campus boasts an abundance of state-of-the-art facilities and technologies, including sound stages, recording studios, green screen rooms, fully equipped editing rooms, VFX labs, a dedicated Dolby Atmos theatre, and much more.
  2. Infrastructure has been designed and developed considering every aspect of filmmaking. The 5.5 acres of clean and green campus provide a perfect ambience to nurture creative talent
  3. Technical facilities are at par with international standards. By receiving the best in field coaching at every step, the students graduate from WWI as sound technicians and artists, being productive right off the mark.
  4. For accommodation, there are various options available in the immediate vicinity of WWI. They include residential complexes such as Dindoshi, Mantri Park, and many more.
  5. Whistling Woods International offers various infrastructure facilities to its students. Some of them are as follows: It has a library with more than 3000 books, 800 DVDs and 200 films. It also has a collection of 20,000 photographs related to cinema and television.
  6. Wi-Fi is available throughout the campus.
  7. A multipurpose hall is used for cultural events and other programs. 
  8. The campus also has four computer labs with internet access, a mini-theatre for screening films, and an art room equipped with painting and drawing materials.

Whistling Woods International Events and Clubs

Events and clubs at Whistling Woods International always have a large following and are very popular. If you're interested in attending an upcoming event or club, visit their website to find out more information. 

As of now, there are 2 clubs that students can be a part of: The Whistling Woods International Film Club and the Whistling Woods International Music Club. Whistling Woods International has four annual events: 

  • The Freshers' Week
  • Whistle Out Loud
  • Big Pictures 
  • The Final Night. The Freshers' Week is an annual cultural fest organized by the students of Whist Growth in which a students' life is incomplete without co-curricular, sports, and club activities. WWI provides the right environment for the overall growth of its students. 

The institution organizes various events throughout the year as a part of clubs and societies to create new avenues for students to explore their interests. These include Whistling Woods Film Club, Whistling Woods Music Club, etc. Whistling Woods International has organized a number of events and clubs to enhance its students' learning experience. 

Some of the events organized by Whistling Woods International are as follows: "The Treble" is an annual event organized by WWI in which participants are made to portray themselves as one of the four protagonists in "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, Frodo Baggins, Aragorn, Gandalf or Gollum. The event includes group performances along with solo acts.

  1. Celebrate Cinema-Celebrate Cinema platform allows you to rub shoulders with the best and learn about the techniques in Indian cinema over two action-packed days. It is an open event for all cinema lovers, aspiring filmmakers, media, design, and fashion professionals, where they will have an opportunity to attend workshops, screenings, various contests, and celebrity panel discussions.
  2. Inspiration-The School of Media & Communication hosts an annual media seminar series across multiple Indian cities. Experts in the industry come together to talk about the dynamic nature of this field.
  3. Aiyanna-Whistling Woods International School of Fashion hosts ‘AIYANNA’, an annual fashion graduation show. This event gives students the opportunity to showcase their work and also allows them to make a fashion film. They have the freedom to create their own unique style and are encouraged to compete with one another in a friendly way. Collections and fashion movies at the graduation shows are judged by a jury panel, which includes well-known personalities from the Indian fashion industry. The students are mentored by industry experts and veterans. 
  4. 5th Veda-The fifth Veda Cultural Hub is a world-class institute that encourages the best of artists and young talents to teach and perform their artistic skills, which in turn develops the artistic skills of students. Students attend events featuring artists from India, including students' participation.
  • Music events.
  • Festivals & Gigs.
  • And many more.

Whistling Woods International Academic & Industry Collaborations

Bradford College Bradford, UK

Bradford College UK and Whistling Woods International won the bid for a UKIERI funded project in 2007. The project, Bradford to Bollywood, will have students from both institutes working on a short clay animation movie that will make an entry in the 20th Bradford Animation Festival. In 2009/2010 Whistling Woods International Animation students developed script and story board in collaboration with Bradford Photography students. Both teams visited each other's institutes, UK and India, accompanied by faculty members, in order to create clay characters and backgrounds, and take consecutive still pictures of the characters. The project has facilitated a partnership between the two institutes and will allow regular cultural exchanges between student bodies.


CILECT

CILECT is an Industry Body Partner of Whistling Woods International.


Deakin University, Australia

Deakin University Australia formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI diploma holders. All undergraduate Whistling Woods students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of Deakin University's Bachelor of Film and Digital Media with a selection in Animation or Film Majors. Students who have completed their 2 year specialisation in Acting from Whistling Woods International can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of Deakin University's Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama). To search for suitable courses visit: www.deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/courses Whistling Woods International and Deakin University also run an exchange program that allows students to spend 1 extra semester in Australia. 


Edith Cowan University Mount Lawley, Western Australia

Edith Cowan University formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner, and provides advance standing for Whistling Woods International Screenwriting diploma holders.

Whistling Woods International students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the second year of Edith Cowan University's Bachelor of Writing.


Griffith University, Australia

Griffith University Australia formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI diploma holders. Whistling Woods students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of Griffith University's Bachelor of Film and Screen Media Production or Bachelor of Animation.

Students interested in obtaining the latter degrees from Griffith can enrol in the February intake (semester I) and in the July intake (semester II) and select approximately 8 courses offered by the program.

Whistling Woods International and Griffith University also run an exchange program that allows students to spend 1 semester in Australia.


Leeds Metropolitan University Leeds, UK

Leeds Metropolitan University is an In Line Partner of Whistling Woods International. Second year students from the Bachelor of Film & Moving Image Production program at Northern Film School attended Bollywood Snapshots. During their month of study at Whistling Woods International in 2008, Leeds students studied various aspects of Indian Cinema and completed a practical project where students wrote, produced and edited a short film.


Norwegian Film Institute

The Norwegian Film Institute and Whistling Woods International have drawn common objectives into facilitating student exchange programs, exchange library resources and promoting collaborations in research.


NYU Tisch

NYU Tisch is a co-production affiliate of Whistling Woods International.


Portsmouth University, Portsmouth

Portsmouth University and Whistling Woods International have collaborated on an intensive training focused on management skills in creative industries. Every year, students of Portsmouth University's MA (Creative & Cultural Leadership) spend one week at WWI to learn about leadership for creative industries. The next course has been planned for January 2010.


Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia

Queensland University of Technology recognises Whistling Woods International as a co-operative educational institute.

QUT and WWI agree to develop joint ventures between student bodies, to exchange materials and publications of common interest, and to explore future credit transfers between both institutes' film programs.


Sydney TAFE

Sydney TAFE is an affiliate of Whistling Woods International for Fashion.


Syracuse University

Syracuse University is an In Line Partner of Whistling Woods International. Undergraduate and Graduate students from the Television, Radio and Film program New House School attend WWI Bollywood Snapshots: SU Internships. During their month of study and Internship at Whistling Woods International, Syracuse students visit Mumbai's historical and cultural sites, interact with Media professionals, learn about movie production in Mumbai and work as interns in main production houses.


Teesside University, UK

Teesside University UK formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI Animation diploma holders. Whistling Woods students who have completed their 2 year Diploma in Animation, can transfer directly into the third year of Teesside University's Bachelor Creative Animation Production (level 6 top-up).

Students interested in obtaining the latter degree from Teesside University will enroll in the September intake and follow the courses included in the third year of the selected BA.


University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire UK formally recognises Whistling Woods International as an Academic Partner and provides advance standing for WWI diploma holders. Whistling Woods students can, on completion of their two-year diploma, transfer directly into the third year of University of Hertfordshire's Bachelor of Film and Television Documentary, Bachelor of Film and Television Entertainment, Bachelor of Film and Television Fiction.

Students interested in obtaining the latter degrees from University of Hertfordshire will enroll in the September intake and follow the courses included in the third year of the selected BA.


Victoria College of the Arts

Victoria College of the Arts is an affiliate of Whistling Woods International.

Administration

  • The institute has tie-ups with major Hollywood studios like Sony Pictures Entertainment, Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, and Universal Studios.
  • The institute also conducts workshops for middle school students. Whistling Woods International (WWI) is a private institute in the film, television, and media production industry. The institute is an initiative of Pritish Nandy Communications and Whistling Woods International.
  • Whistling Woods has over 45 Training & Production studios and more than 20 state-of-the-art classrooms, all equipped with the latest technology and equipment, including 3D animation studios, LCD projection screens, and more than 100 editing suites. It has four screening theatres that can seat over 400 people and three outdoor theatres with a capacity of 12000 people.
  • They are home to renowned faculty members who have worked in the industry. WWI has various collaborations with institutions like the University of Greenwich, London for Academic collaboration, Bournemouth University, Bradford College, CILECT, and many more. Student counselors at Whistling Woods International can guide you to choose the right course according to your interests and aptitude.

Whistling Woods International Facilities

Faculty

Whistling Woods International, Goregaon is an institution here to make a difference. It is a place where film and television programming, music production, advertising and design, management, digital media, Animation & VFX converge to create the ultimate learning experience.

They are home to renowned faculty members who have worked in the industry for decades and have won numerous awards. They are accomplished producers and directors, creative artists, and talented actors. Here is a list of nine Head of Department (HOD) at WWI: -

  • Rahul Puri- Head of Academics
  • Ashwini Kaul- Head of Department, Cinematography
  • Abhijit Mazumdar- Head of Department, Direction
  • Rabiya Nazki- Head of Department, Producing
  • Anjum Rajabali- Head of Department, Screenwriting
  • Sudipta Basu- Head of Department, Sound Recording and Design
  • Laili Dutta- Head of Department, Media and Communication
  • Jateen Rajput- Head of Department, Event Management 
  • Yusuf Mehta- Head of Department, Animation and Game Design
  • Jewellyn Alvares- Head of Department, Fashion
  • Milindo Taid- Head of Department, Design
  • Oorvazi Irani- Head of Department, Actor's Studio
  • Mandar Deshpande- Head of Department, Music

Collaborations

WWI has various collaborations with institutions like the University of Greenwich, London for Academic collaboration, Bournemouth University, Bradford College, CILECT, and many more. The school has an excellent collaboration program with the likes of Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, etc. The students get to work on projects with these international giants, which helps them understand industry standards better. It also opens up plenty of job opportunities for them in the future.

Associations

Whistling Woods International Departmental Association is an association of students and staff of Whistling Woods International, Goregaon, that aims to bring together the students, faculty, alumni, and other professionals to work towards a common goal and give them a platform for promoting their talents, skills, and abilities.

It is dedicated to the welfare of its members and works towards the development of all its activities and projects by involving its members in every way. The association offers a platform for leadership and growth, hobby clubs, sports clubs, community outreach programs, career counselling services, company visits and internships, workshops with renowned industry professionals.

Publications

Whistling Woods International is committed to providing a platform for learning and sharing of knowledge in the field of Digital Cinema, Animation & VFX, Film-making, Acting, Sound Engineering, and Teleproduction. Whistling Woods International offers a wide variety of publications for students and professionals to improve in their relevant fields. The publications are available on the official website of Whistling Woods International. 

  • The film ‘Mera Number Kab Aayega’ by the alumni of Whistling Woods International received a number of awards and accolades.
  • Two films by the alumni of Whistling Woods International were selected as winners for the Emerging Artist Festival

Shikhandi– Best Film

Grandma’s Tale of The Magical Ou-tenga– Best Story

  • Some students’ work on the music video, ‘Wish You Were Here’, now streaming on YouTube.

Student Projects

One of the student projects from Whistling Woods International, Goregaon that made it big was "Saala Khadoos", a short film directed by a student called Madhavan Narayanan. The film was made in just 10 days, and went on to win many international awards and gain a lot of praise. There are many more such stories involving students from WWI.

Student Counselling

Student-counselors at Whistling Woods International can guide you to choose the right course according to your interests and aptitude. Whistling Woods International students get an opportunity to learn from eminent teachers and industry professionals who are experts in their respective fields. To deal with the stress and make the students feel more comfortable they have a counselling help desk. The help desk is there to give them an ear to listen to their problems and help them find solutions. We have counselling experts who are trained to deal with such cases.

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Whistling Woods International Facilities

  • Auditorium

  • ATM

  • Canteen

  • Computer Lab

  • Gym

  • Theatre

  • Library

  • Medical Facilities

  • Cls. Room

  • Music

  • Placement

  • Sports

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FAQs about Whistling Woods International

How many students are currently enrolled in WWI Mumbai?

Over 700 students are currently enrolled in WWI Mumbai this also includes international students.

What is the faculty student ratio of WWI Mumbai?

1:18 is the faculty-student ratio at Whistling Woods International Mumbai.

How is the faculty of WWI Mumbai?

The full-time faculty of WWI is a body of academics and renowned industry professionals like Subhash Ghai, Rajen Kothari, Rob Reece, Anjum Rajabali, Rakesh Ranjan and more, with regular guest lectures by leading Indian & International filmmakers, actors & technicians like Ashutosh Gowarikar, Farhan Akhtar, Shyam Benegal, Naseeruddin Shah, Danny Boyle, Rajkumar Hirani among others.

Does WWI Mumbai offer financial assistance to its students?

Yes, Whistling Woods International offers financial assistance to its students.

Does WWI Mumbai offer any scholarships?

Yes, WWI Mumbai does offer scholarships.
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Whistling Woods International Contact Number, Address & Location Map, Mumbai

  • 22-30916070 / 30916175 / 30916000
  • admissions@whistlingwoods.net
  • http://www.whistlingwoods.net
  • Filmcity complex, Goregoan (East) Mumbai - 400065, Maharashta,India.

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