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Year Of Experience

Callidus is the only media academy which gives professional training of journalism. Whoever wants to pursue passion of working in media can fulfil his/her dream through Callidus. In past 7 years several students of Callidus have proven their mettle in leading media platforms. Right from BBC to TOD and ABP to TV9 Callidus students are shining.

We provide core, specialised and tailored training across all media platforms for communicators and journalists in all spheres of the media. We serve media houses, community media, government departments and corporates so that they are better able to inform, educate and empower citizens. In the wide world of education, only those institutes are successful who have created work ready professionals. We have created course material and training patterns that will make that you are abreast with the latest trends in your chosen field of education. All the courses that we conduct make you a master in the forever expanding platforms such as Radio, Television, Anchoring, Writing, Theatre and Digital media.

Pankaj Ingole

Director, Callidus Media & Arts Academy

Pankaj Ingole is Journalist/Anchor for more than two decades. He started his career with print media. After working for Weekly Lokrang, Loksatta, Lokmat, The Hitvada he moved to electronic media.

He started his TV Anchoring career with ETv Marathi at Ramoji Film City Hyderabad. In January 2007 ‘Zee 24 Taas’, first 24/7 Marathi News channel launched in Mumbai. Pankaj was part of launching team as an Anchor. He worked in Zee Network for next 7 years. In December 2013, he joined ‘News Express’ as a Senior Producer. He has also worked with ‘Mi Marathi’ as Sr. Anchor/Producer. Later he joined then upcoming channel ‘Maharashtra 1’ with Sr. Journalist Nikhil Wagle. He also did a few interviews for Saam Tv and Max Maharashtra.

In 2016, he established the Callidus Media & Arts Academy in Pune. It is the only academy which gives professional training of television and digital media. In past 7 years several students of Callidus have proven their mettle in leading media platforms. Right from BBC to TOD and ABP to TV9, Callidus students are shining.

Pankaj is also Executive Director of Yuvak Biradari (Bharat). He has been honoured with the best district youth award by Nehru Yuva Kendra. He has also been honoured with state level journalism award.

Poonam Vaidya-Ingole

Director, Callidus Media & Arts Academy

Poonam has worked as a News Anchor/journalist in the channels E TV, Mi Marathi and ABP Majha. She is currently the Director of Callidus Media and Arts Academy. Poonam has acted in the Marathi film 'Sunder Majha Ghar' and the Hindi film 'Youngistan'. She is also a voice over artist and has trained many students in voice modulation. She has appeared as a mentor and motivational speaker in many business seminars across the country.

Poonam has 17 years’ experience in electronic media. Earlier she was working as an Interior Designer in Kolhapur. In January 2006 she gave an audition for ETv News Anchor and get selected. In 2008, she joined ABP Majha, Mumbai as Associate Editor/Reporter. She also worked in ‘Mi Marathi’ channel as an Anchor/Producer.

Poonam did cameo role in Hindi movie ‘Youngistaan’ as News Anchor. She also acted in the Marathi film ‘Sundar Majha Ghar’. She did compere for several freelance shows. Poonam is also a trained voice over artist and has trained many students in voice modulation. She has appeared as a mentor and motivational speaker in many business seminars across the country. She is currently the Director of Callidus Media and Arts Academy. She also holds the charge of Vice President of Pune Yuvak Biradari.

Philosophy

Callidus Academy exists for transforming lives through creating future ready media professionals.

  1. Transforming lives: We exist to transform lives through imparting education and training that creates work ready media professionals.
  2. Making future ready media professionals: Technology is the core of Callidus Academy. We use the latest technology in our training so that you do not feel out of place when you start working after completion of your education with us.

Our Mission

At Callidus, our mission is to foster a vibrant learning community where creativity, innovation, and critical thinking thrive. We aim to empower our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to become influential storytellers, ethical media practitioners, and change-makers in their chosen fields.

Commitment

We have committed ourselves to imparting world class education and training to create a new breed of professionals who are ready to contribute at work; right from the day one.

Our Promise

We promise to carve a professional out of you whose learning and training will be recognized all over India by the best media houses.

Our Belief

We believe that people with the right work experience create more fruitful educators. All our teachers and trainers are having a rich work experience in the relevant industry and impart practical knowledge in their teaching.