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We offer a wide range of high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities.

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.

At present, ‘Zee 24 Taas’, ‘ABP Majha’, ‘News 18 Lokmat’ (formerly ‘IBN Lokmat’), ‘TV9’, ‘Jai Maharashtra’, ‘Saam’, ‘AM News’ & ‘MKN’ are 8 Marathi News Channels. There will be more Marathi news channels coming up in some days. There are many Hindi, English and regional news channels as well. All these channels require knowledge of electronic media, technology and smart journalists who can adapt to the change over time.

Right now, due to social media, everybody is exposed to the small events occurring around us, and has an opinion about it, this means we have news sense. Media needs similar smart journalists too. There are so many career opportunities in this like Anchors, Reporters, Bulletin Producers, Copy Editors, Video Journalists, Video Editors, etc. It is necessary for them to be trained properly.

Vision behind starting this academy is to impart skills required in the television channels, directly from Media professionals of this industry. Mr. Pankaj Ingole & Mrs. Poonam Ingole, are experienced as News Anchor, Producer in different channels like ‘ETV Marathi’, ‘Zee 24 Taas’, ‘ABP Majha’,’Mi Marathi’ & ‘Maharashtra 1’

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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.  


At Callidus, we believe Journalism, Production skills and knowledge are best learned through practical experience. We therefore offer a range of hands on, industry related, training courses. As a training institution our aim and mission is

1) To provide a positive safe, learning environment that is friendly towards our students and supports all their personal requirements.

2) To acknowledge and nurture the creativity and full potential of each student without prejudice, to provide equal opportunity for all to shine

3) To act with integrity, maintain a sense of responsibility towards students and staff and adopt high ethical standards in all our business practices.

4) Provide a quality service that is consistent, reliable, result driven and available at a realistic cost.

5)Maintain an industry relevant training institution that has the respect and support of the industry and clients it serves.

6) To update ourselves with the passage of time to be a trendsetter not only for students but also for the industry and clients.

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.

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.

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

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.

Pankaj Ingole | Callidus TV Media

Pankaj Ingole: Director

Pankaj has 18 years experience of Print as well as 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. At Present he is doing freelance show ‘Success Unlimited’ for ‘Saam’ TV

Poonam Ingole: Director

Poonam has 11 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. She did anchoring for several shows. She did cameo role in Hindi movie ‘Youngistaan’ as News Anchor. She also acted in the Marathi film ‘Sundar Majha Ghar’. She did compering for several freelance shows.


Over 1,000+ Students have been educated from Callidus Academy are now having a successful career

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