Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology (BSPIGT), Hyderabad is recognized as Times Education Icon three times in the terms 2019-20, 2018-19 and 2017 in the category of Gaming Institute by Hyderabad Times. Most of the students receive internships with good pay. The institute has around 80% placement rate in the top game companies based on students' knowledge and skill set. BSPIGT offers degree, advanced diploma and short-term courses in the discipline of Computer Science & Game Development, Game Art & Design and Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality.

Bangalore & Pune Campuses
In addition to campus at Hyderabad, the institute has extended their educational chain to Bangalore and Pune from 2019 to provide a thriving and interesting career option for passionate game enthusiasts in other parts of India. Both these campuses offer Advanced Diploma and Weekend Courses only.

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Highlights

Established | Institute Type 2010 | Private
Affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture & Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) | Lincoln University College
Approved by Government of Telangana | Lincoln University College
Entrance Exam Entrance Exam conducted by the Institute
Courses Offered UG & Diploma
Application Mode Online & Offline
Seats Available 480
Top Recruiters Ubisoft, BYJU’s Learning App, Launchship, Gameopedia, 99Games, PurpleTalk, PixelSutra
Global Partners Lincoln University College, IGDC, Global Game Jam
No. of Total Faculty 16
Visiting Faculty 15
Facilities Available Library, Lab-Studio, Game Lounge, Computer Lab
Official Website https://www.backstagepass.co.in/
BSPIGT Hyderabad Activities
- The India Game Developer Conference (IGDC) is the biggest and most significant Game Developer’s conference in India and South Asia and the institute has been an active participant at IGDC from the past couple of years.
- The institute has been a part of Games for Good, a 4-day workshop and game jam, conducted by the Indo-American Centre and U.S Consulate General Hyderabad. The event witnessed a gathering of the growing game design community in Hyderabad and discussed game designs with a social message.
- The institute has hosted the Global Game Jam 2019 at Hyderabad and will be hosting the Global Game Jam 2020 at both Hyderabad & Pune in their campuses.
- BSPIGT has participated in the Comic-Con 2019 in Hyderabad, Pune and Bangalore locations to showcase the 2D and 3D artwork by students and also entertain the crowd with a bit of face painting.
- The institute also hosts Hyderabad Board Gamer’s Club’s meeting at their campus occasionally.

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Awards

  • Won Best Game: Microsoft Imagine Cup (India)
  • Won Best Game: Microsoft’s Dev Camps (Hyderabad)
  • Won Runners up Game of the Year: NGDC
  • Honourable Mention: UX Challenge Imagine Cup
  • Won Runner up Game at GameHack – 2015
  • Nominated for the BAF Awards at the coming FICCI Frames event in Mumbai
  • Nominated for The Big Indie Pitch at PG Connects Bangalore 
  • Nominated for the Indie Prize Awards at Casual Connect Asia
  • Runner up in Microsoft Imagine Cup
  • Won Indie Game of the Year at NGDC for the game Avion Flight Simulator
  • Nominated for Casual Connect India
  • Winner Student Game of the year, IGDC

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Courses

BSPIGT Hyderabad offers UG, Advanced Diploma and Short-term Courses in the discipline of Computer Science & Game Development, Game Art & Design and Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality. A brief about the same is listed below:

Course 1: Bachelor Degree

  • Specialization: Computer Science and Game Development, Game Art and Design, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality.
  • Eligibility: 10+2 (HSC) from a recognized board.
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Intake: 240
  • Fees: INR 1,50,000 per annum

Course 2: Advanced Diploma

  • Specialization: Game Art & Design, Game Development 
  • Eligibility: 10+2 (HSC) or Graduation from a recognized board and with relevant experience.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Intake: 240
  • Fees: INR 2,50,000

Course 3: Short-term Courses

  • Specialization: Game Art, Game Design and Game Programming.
  • Eligibility: 10+2 (HSC) or Graduation from a recognized board and with relevant experience.
  • Duration: 1 year

Note: The institute also offers Weekend Courses, it is a 1-year course runs only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Check: BSPIGT Hyderabad Courses and Fees

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Admission

Step 1: Download the application form from the official website of the institute (OR) Request for the application form via email.

Step 2: Take a printout of the application form and fill with all the required details.

Step 3: Scan the application form and email it to the institute or send it by mail or courier.

Step 4: On receiving your application, the institute will conduct an entrance examination with prior intimation of the date and time of the examination.

Selection Criteria

  • Candidates will be selected on the basis of an entrance examination conducted by the institute.
  • The exam will be conducted at the college campus in Hyderabad. Alternatively, students can take the online entrance exam.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be called for counselling. Candidates are required to bring the following documents for counselling:
    • 10th class marks memo
    • 12th class marks memo
    • Study Certificate(s) from class VI to XII
    • Caste Certificate, if applicable
    • Transfer/ Leaving/ Migration Certificate
  • On the day of counselling, after receiving all the required documents and the tuition fee for the semester, the institute will issue the confirmation letter.

Admission Dates

Important date for admission is tabulated below:

Details Dates
Application Form sale last date Last week of May 15 May, 2020 (for May Intake)  20 July, 2020 (for June Intake)
Application form submission date Last week of May 15 May, 2020 (for May Intake)  20 July, 2020 (for June Intake)
Application last date End of June 15 May, 2020 (for May Intake)  20 July, 2020 (for June Intake)
Last Date of Admission 31 July, 2020 24 May, 2020 (for May Intake)  24 July, 2020 (for June Intake)
Session Commencement End of June 25 May, 2020 (for May Intake)  27 July, 2020 (for June Intake)

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Placement

The institute has a placement cell for on-campus recruitment of students. Most of the students receive internships with good pay amid their course itself which are likely to get converted into full-time jobs based on the students' performance. The institute has around 80% placement rate in the top game companies based on students' knowledge and skill set. Placements lead to positions such as game developer, game programmer, game designer, level designer and game artist.

Details Bachelors (LPA) Advanced Diploma (LPA)
Maximum Salary INR 9 INR 9
Minimum Salary INR 3 INR 3
Average Salary INR 5 INR 5
Average Placement % for the last three years 90% 90%
Top Recruiters Purple Talk, Sony, Glu, Ubisoft, Moonfrog, Rockstar, EA, Gameshastra, Sumo Video Games, Gamitronics, Byju’s, June Games, GSN Games, etc

Check: BSPIGT Hyderabad Placement

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Facilities

Computer Labs: The computer labs have the best software packages required to support high-end graphics essential to create, develop and produce the best games.

Library: A small but fully stocked library with the latest game art, game design, programming books and game DVDs is a widely-used resource.

A/C Classrooms: The air-conditioned classrooms help students work longer hours. The classrooms are Wi-Fi-enabled.

Hostel Facility: The institute provides out-station students with good hostel facilities in Hyderabad.

Game Lounge: At the spacious game lounge, students have fun while experimenting and learning. They also play games alongside experienced mentors for honing gameplay tactics and game analysis skills.

Scholarship: 10% fee discount on merit for male & 15% fee discount for Females. Early admissions will get 25% of scholarship.

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology Faculty

The BSPIGT Hyderabad faculty are experts, entrepreneurs, practising game developers, game designers and game artists. They act as mentors for students in understanding and practising all areas of knowledge in game development. While giving an exceptionally strong grounding in academics, the institute asks students to use their creativity to learn from mentors. The institute provides a liberal environment to students to help them explore their creativity and be able to develop and implement their ideas into real games. The faculty of the institute are qualified and well experienced in the fields of Mathematics, Graph Development, 2D Art, Game Design, Graphics Development, Game Art, Sculpting, Game Programming and many more.

Check: BSPIGT Hyderabad Faculty

Backstage Pass Institute of Gaming and Technology FAQs

Ques. What happens if I can't pursue the course after I get the admission and pay the fees?

Ans. The admission letter mentions the withdrawal period. If you withdraw within the period, your fee will be refunded after deducting 15% of the fee paid. If you withdraw after the period, you will forfeit the entire fee paid.

Ques. What is the difference between diploma and degree?

Ans. The diploma is a short-term course of 1 year where the institute gives you the tools or knowledge needed for the game industry. The degree is a detailed study of the course with core subjects. The course duration is 4 years.

Ques. What is the starting remuneration I can expect in an entry-level job?

Ans. As an intern, you can expect to earn around INR 15,000 to INR 25,000. Once you graduate, you can expect a 100% hike in your salary depending on your skills and competence.

Ques. Do you provide financial aid?

Ans. BSPIGT, Hyderabad assists the students in acquiring student loans by providing the relevant documents.

Ques. What are the job opportunities available after the course?

Ans. After the course, you can work with gaming companies in positions such as game designer, game developer, game programmer, game writer, game artist, game tester, game producer and so on.