The Centres of Excellence at Methodist have been set up under the Research & Development wing headed by Prof. Dr. P.L.Sreenivasa Rao.

Prof. Dr.P.L.Sreenivasa Rao, a professor and Dean – R&D at Methodist. He has completed his post graduation from IIT Delhi and he was also awarded a doctorate by IIT Delhi. He worked as Post Doctorate Fellow at The National Centre for Scientific Research, France, McMaster University,Canada and Harvard University, United States of America. He has vast experience in field of technical education and strives for bringing forth innovation to the rapidly changing technological world.

The COEs provide a forum and platform where knowledge in the industry and academia is shared and exchanged with the sole aim of advacing technical education, research and outreach in key areas. The COEs help in understanding of the technical education between the academic and the corporate worlds. The COEs conduct research activities in areas critical to emerging technologies such as animation, nano technology, robotics, information systems, innovation and entrepreneruship development.

The “Centre of Excellence in Animation” at Methodist has been established in July 2014 along with DQ Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. The Centre aims to organize various Certificate programs and train students with the objective of nurturing them in the field of animation and visual arts. DQ Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. is an animation, gaming – production and distribution – company with amongst the largest animation production capacity for Television, Feature Films, Home Video, Online Game Art and next generation console games.

DQE is associated with major global Intellectual Properties such as “The Jungle Book”, “Iron Man”, “Little Prince” and parnter companies like Nickelodeon USA, Disney Group Worldwide, BBC Worldwide, Discovery Kids, Cartoon Network and other companies for TV Programming, Feature Films, Live Action Drama and development of Next Generation video games.