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Bala Krishna A.
Bala Krishna A. Principal
Professor Bala Krishna has over 14 years of experience in teaching programming. In his prior engagements, he was a Training Consultant for Wipro, Satyam, Intergraph and Verizon Technologies.His passion for teaching programming for games led to his transition into game programming whenhe joined Backstage Pass in 2010. Ever since he has been heading the academic and administrative departments at Backstage Pass.Read More...
Jayadev
Jayadev Mentor - Game Art

Dev teaches game design and game art including 2D and 3D animation, art history, image editing, rigging, lighting and texturing, digital sculpting and so on at Backstage Pass. Jayadev holds a B.F.A(Game Art & Design) and has over 10 years of experience as faculty of digital arts. More about him on our blog.Read More...

Sushil George
Sushil George Mentor - Game Programming

Sushil George is a programmer and game developer who specialises in video games and interactive applications using Unity 3D He has over four years of experience creating game titles. Sushil teaches game development at Backstage Pass. Sushil also works as a full-time game developer with Empower Labs. Read more about Sushil from our blog. Read More...

Anjaneyulu
Anjaneyulu Mentor - Sculpting

Anjaneyulu is an artist and an experienced teacher. He is a mentor to students and a sculptor at Backstage Pass.He received Master in Fine Arts from the Hyderabad Central University and the Bachelor in Sculpting from Jawaharlal Architecture and Fine Arts University in Hyderabad.He loves listening to music, playing badminton and reading books and magazines and lives in Hyderabad.Read More...

Sakthivel Subbaian
Sakthivel Subbaian Mentor - Graphics Development

Sakthivel is a graphics developer and a mentor to students at Backstage Pass. He studied Master in Computational Science and Engineering at Umea University, Sweden and worked in Zordix AB in Umea, Sweden as a graphics and physics programmer. Earlier, he worked as a Senior Software Engineer in IGold Technologies, Chennai and in Prometech Software, Japan and developed and maintained simulation software application named TSV-Pre.Sakthivel lives in Hyderabad and loves swimming, playing volleyball and video games.Read More...

Benoy Koley
Benoy Koley Mentor - 2D Art

Benoy is an artist who is well versed in drawing, painting, concept art, illustration, 3D modelling and texturing, print media and UI design.Benoy holds a bachelor’s in Fine Arts from the S.V College of Fine Arts in Hyderabad. He has more than a decade of experience in creatives. Some of his prior engagements on game concept art, UI design and illustration include companies such as Moonfrog, Gamecubetor, Innopark, Sierra Atlantic Software Services in Hyderabad and MadRat Games in Bangalore.Read More...

Praveen Ramaraju S.
Praveen Ramaraju S. Mentor - Physics

Praveen teaches physics and is a mentor to students at Backstage Pass. He holds an M.Sc. in Electronics from Andhra University. Praveen has been teaching Physics for 10 years. In one of his earlier engagements, he was the Head of the Department (Physics) at Prathiba Junior, Degree & PG College, Hyderabad for 7 years.Read More...

Sangeetha Murthy
Sangeetha Murthy Mentor - English

Sangeetha teaches English and has more than two decades of experience in training and placement and is an educational counsellor.Sangeetha holds an M.B.A and a B.A. In her previous engagements, she had worked for the GMR Institute of Technology (Rajam, AP), Global Academy for Corporate Education, ICFAI Business School (Mumbai), and ICFAI (Hyderabad).Read More...

Swapna Ch.
Swapna Ch. Mentor – Computer Science

Swapna has 10 plus years of experience in teaching computer science in various colleges like Surya World Engineering College, DIPS, Chandigarh, Bharat P.G College and Geetanjali P.G College in Hyderabad. She holds an M.Tech(Computer Science). She is interested in social activities and lives in Hyderabad.Read More...

Purushotham
Purushotham Pidugu Mentor – Computer Science

Purushotham is an Associate Professor and teaches manual and automation testing at Backstage Pass. He has been teaching for more than a decade now.Earlier, Purushotham worked as Senior Assistant Professor in DRK Institute of Science and Technology and Assistant Professor at Mahaveer Institute of Science and Technology, Sri Krishnadevaraya Engineering College and GATES Institute of Technology. He holds an M.Tech (CS&E) from Acharya Nagarjuna University at Guntur. He is also a lifetime membership in ISTE (Indian Society for Technical Education).Read More...

Suresh Babu
Suresh Babu Mentor- Mathematics

Suresh teaches Maths at Backstage Pass. He studied M.Sc. (Maths) specialising in system theory and computer modelling at JNTU, Hyderabad and B.Ed. (Maths) from the Rayalaseema University.Before Backstage Pass, he worked as the Head of Department (Mathematics) at Shantiniketan College for Women, Hyderabad and at Gauthami Degree College.Read More...

Rahul Sehgal
Rahul Sehgal Mentor - Game Design

Rahul is a game designer, producer as well as a game design instructor with experience in developing games from end-to-end (concept development through sales). He has experience in PC, console and mobile (iOS and Android) as well as online casino games like Slots, Bingo and Scratch Cards.Since 2010, Rahul has been the game design instructor and project mentor at Backstage Pass. Rahul studied game design and development at Vancouver Film School (VFS). Later he joined Piranha Games, Vancouver for a brief period. He then relocated to India to join Gameloft as the Lead Designer. In 2011, he founded Roach Interactive to make games. Today, Rahul has a slew of game titles to his credit.Rahul loves to play squash and reading. He lives in Hyderabad with his family. More about Rahul from our blogs.Read More...