Minhaj Abdullah

Minhaj Abdullah

Assistant Professor

Profile Summary

Dr. Minhaj Abdullah is an esteemed professional in the fields of animation and education. With over 20 years of experience, he has excelled as an animator, scriptwriter, director, and educator while working for reputed brands and MNCs. With a Ph.D. in computer science, his expertise in 3D modeling, Animation, and e-learning education has led to numerous accolades and recognition internationally. Dr. Abdullah's dedication to mentoring and supporting students, conducting webinars for startups, and contributing to research articles has made him a respected figure in the industry. His passion for innovation and his commitment to nurturing talent have left a profound impact on the animation and education communities.

Work Experience

Before joining UPES, Dr. Minhaj Abdullah held various leadership roles and consistently delivered high-quality results, by managing multiple production teams, collaborating with client collaboration, and executing motion graphics, 3D NFTs, and Architectural design projects for clients in USA & Germany. At Jagran Lake City University, he served as a Program Leader and Assistant Professor managing degrees in Films, animation, and design. Ensuring the effective delivery of modules by coordinating with industry and visiting faculties. He also excelled as the H.O.D of Film and Animation at Virtual Voyage College of Media and Entertainment, and before that Sr. faculty at I-Nurture Education Pvt Ltd, throughout this career timeline, he demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence, industry trends, and client satisfaction.

Research Interests

With a strong research background and a passion for education, Dr. Minhaj Abdullah has made significant contributions to the field of 3D animation and technology. He has published papers in reputable journals and presented various research at international and national conferences. Additionally, he has also been involved as a co-writer for an NCERT book and received recognition for writing and judging in various competitions.

Teaching Philosophy

Dr. Minhaj promotes a student-centered approach to education. Each student has unique strengths, interests, and learning styles. By tailoring his teaching methods to accommodate individual needs, he ensures that every student receives personalized attention. This approach empowers students to explore their potential and pursue their specific areas of interest within the broader field. Dr. Minhaj also emphasizes the significance of collaboration and teamwork. He believes that successful projects are the result of effective collaboration. Through group work and team projects, students learn to appreciate different prospects, enhance their communication skills, and work together towards a common goal.

Courses Taught

By leveraging his diverse skill set and industry experience, Dr. Minhaj Abdullah can provide comprehensive and practical education to students in the fields of animation, filmmaking, visual effects, motion graphics, and related technologies. Throughout his academic journey, Dr. Abdullah taught 2D Illustration and Animation, 3D Animation & Dynamics, Motion Graphics: for Media, Game Design, AR VR concepts, and Visual Effects techniques for Films, as a professional Digital filmmaker Dr. Abdullah has enlightened students with the art and technical aspects of digital filmmaking, including scriptwriting, directing, post-production, and Film business. Digital Filmmaking: As an experienced filmmaker, Dr. Abdullah can teach students the art and technical aspects of digital filmmaking, including scriptwriting, directing, and post-production.

Awards and Grants

Dr. Minhaj Abdullah, a highly accomplished professional, has received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions in the field of animation and education. He was honored with the esteemed Golden Pixels Award for his exceptional contributions to animation teaching. Dr. Abdullah's dedication to film animation design has earned him the recognition at Rajasthan Film Festival, and Cinefone international film festival, his various projects have got official selections in the Mumbai International film festival, the Cinibees film, The Manthan Award, Gateway 13 national media award, etc. He has served as an esteemed jury member at renowned film competitions and photography/filmmaking events, showcasing his expertise in the industry.

Scholarly Activities

Dr. Minhaj Abdullah's excellent leadership and management experience make him well-suited to consult Startups and provide continuous guidance online and offline in team building, project management, and effective organizational skills. With his effective communication, creative visualization, and presentation skills, Dr. Abdullah has written 200 fictional stories and dramas for short films, feature films, web series, documentaries and commercial ads Dr. Abdullah’s experience in institution building equips him to share insights and strategies for establishing and managing educational institutions focused on design and animation.