New Delhi, Jun 28 (PTI) The Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) today announced the launch of a specialised training division called Prime Focus Academy of Media and Entertainment Studies (PFAMES). Also Read - Monsoon Session Day 2: Lok Sabha Passes Essential Commodities Bill to Raise Farmer Income, Boost Agri Sector | Highlights

“PFAMES will offer an industry-centric 10-month integrated training programme for high-wage employability and entrepreneurial skill-building across 8 cities in line with MESC’s mandate to create 11.74 lakhs skilled workforce by 2022,” a release said. Also Read - 'Jammu And Kashmir to Reopen For Tourism Soon', Says J&K Administration

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The academy will admit 100 students to its 12 centres across 8 cities on the basis of an entrance examination for its inaugural batch.

“PFAMES is a radically new skill building academy with state of the art facilities across 8 cities in India. The inaugural batch of 1,200 students will create a diversified talent pool with 40 per cent of course duration spent working on the job,” Namit Malhotra, Founder, Executive Chairman & Global CEO of Prime Focus Limited said.

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