Covid 19 FAQ

Yes, admissions are open at Light & Life Academy for the academic year 2020-2021.

Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis and involves a three-step process:

  • Portfolio Review
  • Skype Interaction
  • Personal interview is being conducted online.

The Academy notifies admission status soon after the interview.

The course is currently scheduled to start in September 2020. However, the final date will be decided once we receive information from the government as to when we can begin the course for on campus instructions.

We would like to state here that we do not propose to take any part of the course online. We strongly believe in the philosophy of a Modern Gurukul, and hence, the whole course will be done on campus, ensuring that you get the best learning experience that Light & Life Academy renowned is for.  

Light & Life Academy is keen on helping reduce the financial burden on the students enrolling for the 2020 – 2021 batch so you do not give up on your dreams and aspirations. Therefore, unlike in earlier years, when the students had to pay the entire fee in advance, we have decided to offer the facility of paying fees in installments, to help mitigate the stress on finances.

  1. For details of the PDGM course fees please visit: 
  2.  For details of the Travel & Nature course fees, please visit: 

At Light & Life Academy we are very conscious of the threat that Covid 19 poses. Fortunately the Light & Life Academy campus has the infrastructure to maintain social distancing norms and is totally geared with all safety measures in terms of sanitization and disinfection. We are well prepared to make the academic year 20-21 a memorable experience for you.

General FAQ

We do not provide any loan facility. However, you can obtain a loan from Banks based on your own credit rating.
We are located in a place called Lovedale, about 12kms from Ooty, Tamilnadu.
  • Reception Area
  • 2 Classrooms
  • 14 Studios
  • Daylight Studio
  • Large Production Studio
  • Green Room
  • Prop Room
  • Equipment Room
  • Library
  • Student Hangout Space
  • Cafeteria
  • Faculty Rooms
  • Administration Office
  • Operations Office
  • Academic Affairs Office
  • Indoor Games Area
  • Football Field
  • Kitchen
  • Indoor Auditorium

Applicants should be more than 20years of age. Should have completed a basic graduation in any stream. Must be familiar with the use of a DSLR camera.
Our admission takes place on a first come first serve basis, hence there is no last date to apply. Once our seats are filled, our admissions will be closed, the same will be notified on our website.
LLA assists students in finding accommodation. We do not have hostel facility.
Once you have completed either of our professional courses, you will be fully equipped to pursue a career in professional photography in a field of your choice. The career opportunities ahead of you will be vast. All our alumni are professional photographers in different fields of photography, from Underwater to aerial!
Yes you can easily get in touch with our alumni through our facebook and Instagram pages.
The option of Scholarships is not available.
All the courses in LLA are based on Digital photography. We do not have any courses that deal with film photography.

The courses available at Light & Life Academy are:

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Photography Programme
  • Diploma in Travel & Nature Photography
  • Custom-designed courses
Yes, you need to possess a digital camera
Since our programme is a practical programme, expenses include accommodation, food during shooting and on off-campus days, travel costs if any.
All studio equipment and lighting equipment are available on campus for use on campus.
All the staff who teach are visiting photography professionals who take time out from their professional lives to teach the students.
The average size of the class is a maximum of 50 students.
The degree we offer is a Post-Graduate Diploma.
Graduation for the Post- graduate diploma in professional photography programme depends on the portfolio that is submitted after the end of the course.
It is all digital photography. We do not have film photography.
Apologies, we have no placement programmes at LLA.
A DSLR camera is a must for the programme. Other equipment will be notified to you once you are accepted into our programme.
Light & Life Campus Know more about our campus and what it is like to be a part of the LLA family.

Tanjul Sarkar, Alumnus

“At LLA, it’s not just photography but yes there are extracurricular activities that are helping us inculcate a lot of knowledge. These activities are fun to perform with fellow photographers in the making. We got to know the different beautiful songs from other languages and the dance forms. Day by day, everything here is letting me open up my arms to something new each time I participate. Life is a bliss with a lot of learning at LLA.”
– Tanjul Sarkar, Alumnus

Faiyaz Hawawala

“The session about the visual art was so interesting especially connecting the compositions of paintings with photography. It gave a totally new perspective to observe art, whatever kind it is. How various artists with their crazy passion brought a change in art & played an important part in the evolution of art. I never expected I will learn something related to paintings or other visual art form in a photography college! And this session was really wonderful!”
– Faiyaz Hawawala, Alumnus