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About MESC

Founded in 2012, Media & Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) is a Not-for-Profit Organization, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The Council has been promoted by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) with financial support from National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).We are an awarding body with NCVET.

MESC has 150 plus Affiliated Training Partners, 933 Total Certified Trainers, 24 plus Empaneled Assessment Agencies, 5,64,195 Trainings conducted under MESC, and 108 QPs across 12 Sub-Sectors.

Prime Objectives of MESC

Conduct Skill Gap Study and Develop Occupational Standards.

Initiate Skill Cataloguing for the Media and Entertainment Industry.

Create a skill development plan with industry stakeholders, Government Agencies and NSDC to set up a Labor Market Information System (LMIS).

Standardization of affiliation, accreditation, and assessment process aligned with NSQF guidelines.

Identify and create a pool of certified trainers and assessors across the country.


2500+ Certified Trainers


1100 Certified Assessors

Trainings conducted under MESC

750+ Accredited Training Centers across Country

Qualification Packs


Across 12 Sub-sectors

Governing Council

The Governing Board of MESC comprises of eminent industry leaders and professionals, responsible for driving forward the strategic direction of the organisation as a whole. Ensuring most ethical and wise practices for the betterment of entire M&E Ecosystem.


Media TalkBack

Get the latest updates on Dance| Writing & Storytelling | Digital Media | Acting | Empowering the region, Empowering the Country, VFX (the next big thing), Gaming (rise of interactive entertainment) Industry, Hair, Make-up & Prosthetic Artistry & Rotoscope, Matte Painting, Color Keying, 3D Conversion and Compositor & Re-skilling the Training Ecosystem and many more. Get your Copy Now!

News & Events

Stay connected and keep up to date with our latest news. Learn more about the industry, explore the most happening events, scholarships, training programs, global partnerships, awards and much more.


Media & Entertainment Creative Aptitude Test

Media & Entertainment Creative Aptitude Test (MECAT) is an assessment tool designed to evaluate the creative aptitude and potential of individuals interested in pursuing careers within the media and entertainment industry. It serves as a standardized platform for assessing candidates' suitability for various sub-sectors and programs within the industry.

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Virtual Sankalp

Virtual Sankalp is a conclave to exchange ideas on making India - "The Skill Capital of the World", an initiative by Media & Entertainment Skills Council in association with Frameboxx 2.0. Eminent M&E Industry experts will be conversing about the future career prospects in Media & Entertainment industry and sharing their visions to accelerate its growth.

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Virtual Job Fair

The wonderful series of eight days Virtual Job Fair by MESC in partnership with Aptech and supported by MAAC & ARENA came to an end ond on December 21st, 2020. More than 3000 candidates participated in the Virtual Job Fair and over 1040 got shortlisted.

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MESC Video Gallery

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"I have been very fortunate to receive the best training in the field that I’m truly interested in from a reputable institute in Hyderabad. I never thought that I would get this far because my family and I couldn’t afford the course fees but after much hard work and with the help of MESC and NBCFDC, I was appointed as a Roto-artist at a top company. Now, I’m proud to say that I take care of my family and the sole earning member"

G. Prashanth Goud

"I’ve been fortunate enough to receive such a wonderful opportunity and get the best training with the support of NBCFDC and MESC.
The program has made me economically independent and helped me become capable enough to take good care of my family."

Shahana Parveen

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Our Industry Partners

Bringing together knowledge across different industry sectors to guide on the development of required skills, with a focus on growth & competitiveness.   Awards benefits of being supported by trades unions and professional bodies.

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