Surya.P (Founder & president)
Surya has over 15 years of experience in animation, visual effects and game development. In his long career,
he worked for companies such as Firefly Creative Studios, Innova Solutions as a Technical Director.
During these engagements, Surya was the Lead Animator for Anji that won the National Award
for Best Visual Effects, the Team Lead for developing game art assets and documentaries
for the History channel and the Technical Director of visual effects for several projects,
including one project screened at Cannes in 2007.
His passion for games led him to find Backstage Pass in 2010. Ever since Backstage Pass has
come to be known as the best technical institution for learning game development. He is working
towards setting up an incubation centre for Backstage Pass students to promote indie game development companies.
Surya loves to play cricket and lives in Hyderabad with his family.
Bala Krishna A (Professor and Principal)
He has over 14 years of Industry and teaching experience and his core specialization is in Game Programming.
He has used his expertise as training consultant for Wipro, Satyam, Intergraph and Verizon Technologies.
He also has around 8 years of experience as Head of Department (HOD) and Principal.