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5 Reasons To Choose A Degree Course On Gaming

Gaming is currently one of the most in trend educational course. It is now recognized as one of the mainstream industries in the country.
Saheli Goswami Nov 18, 2019
Low data prices, huge growth in the number of smartphone users, availability of internet connection and easy access to localized language games have contributed in the growth of the gaming industry. Here are 5 reasons why you can choose gaming as one of your main degree courses.

1. The Growth

  • In 2018, 5 billion games were downloaded
  • This accounts for 71% of total entertainment apps downloaded in 2018
  • Based on the number of gamers, India is now in the top 5 markets in the world

2. The Industry in India

  • India now has 250 game development organisations.
  • From providing only back end support, India now develops high quality games.
  • AR, VR, AI and blackchain technologies are on the rise.

3. Gaming As A Professional Course

Process of gaming can be divided into 4 parts:
  • Game art
  • Game programming
  • Game designing
  • Game testing
A gaming course takes you through all the 4 stages and you have the option to choose any one of them as your career.

4. The Opportunities In The Course

If you love maths and physics, you can become a game programmer. If you feel you are an artist, game art is for you. If you love both, then you can become an indie developer too.

5. The Future

  • Multi-Player gaming will continue to grow.
  • As per FICCI, Fantasy Sports can cross 100 million players within 2 years
  • Indian gaming companies have started to attract foreign investments

Where To Study Gaming?

Gaming is a growing industry in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad. However, a degree course in gaming is not very regular everywhere. The Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT) has started of a degree course in gaming that is one of the best game design courses in Kolkata.
iLEAD along with game development company VirtualInfocom under the affiliation of MAKAUT is one of the colleges in Kolkata to conduct a degree course in Gaming. Other colleges offering a gaming course are NSHM, Jain University, ZICS, Arena Animation (New Delhi), MAAC (Mumbai).