Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) conducted by Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) in Hyderabad


As the orientation session was in progress at the recently held 2-Day Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Workshop and Assessments in Hyderabad, the newness of the concept attracted many queries. The participants comprised photographers, voice over – dubbing artistes, makeup artistes and writers who were keen to explore a career in the Entertainment and Film industry in Hyderabad.

Among them were Pranita Deshmukh, a Tarot Card Reader, who wanted to explore options in being a voice-over artist and a Network Engineer, who demonstrated his skills in mimicry. Both were keen to learn how RPL works and they wanted to undergo the assessments to evaluate their skills as per industry standards.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) conducted by Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) in HyderabadA group of men, mostly engineers, were waiting for their turn to complete the registration process. They were trained as photographers in a short-term training program from NIMSME. Venkatesh, B.Tech Electrical and Electronics Engineering graduate who felt thankful to NIMSE for the training, was serious about a career in the film industry. He felt, he could use his photography skills to explore a career as Assistant Cameraman. Others from NIMSME were keen on using their skills to get into Wedding Photography or Wildlife Photography. Another candidate who attended the session on his own was curious to learn about careers in writing in the film industry, while few others wanted information on careers as Make-Up Artists and other roles.

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RPL in Media and Entertainment industry: Can it transform amateurs into professionals?

rpl_registration_in_media_and_entertainment_sectorMs Pratibha Pulijala, Advisor, Southern Region, MESC was patiently answering all the queries as she conducted the orientation session. She explained the process of RPL in details and showed a copy of the certificate. She picked up many examples to convey the need for industry alignment of skills and knowledge and why competencies have to meet global standards. “Can a bridal make-up professional qualify for the film industry?”, by asking questions like these Pratibha tried to explain in a simple way, the difference between a makeup artist in Beauty industry vis-à-vis a Prosthetics make-up artist in the film industry. Similarly, in the domain of writing, the expectations would be different for someone to write movie script or story and this would need industry- integrated training.

RPL 4 in Media and Entertainment industry

RPL 4 in Media and Entertainment industry is being implemented in collaboration with the companies that are into dubbing, make-up, photography and related services. Ms Pratibha Pulijala, Advisor, Southern Region, MESC, is actively exploring talent acquisition for trainers and master trainers who could be a part of the RPL programs in the southern region. With Hyderabad being a hub for many production units and studios, she has already built lasting relationship in the academia and industry to align training and certification with NSQF.

Would an enthusiastic amateur mimicry artist who was excited to showcase his skills get an opportunity to work in the entertainment industry? Will the RPL certified professionals seek to upgrade their skills and knowledge as they get suitable jobs? What about engineers who are trying out the creative skills to become employable. Media and Entertainment industry has a lot to offer! And, RPL is sure to help many in getting recognized for what they know and what they can do!

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