Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO) organized the fifth edition of Beacons, the two-day national level inter-collegiate media fest, on March 8th and 9th 2018 at Nitte’s Paneer campus in Deralakatte. The fest, themed ‘Dissent is Necessary"; was inaugurated by Prakash Belawadi, a well-known theater, film, television and media personality.
The fest aimed to introduce media-related events and competitions to students from different backgrounds. The fest saw a total of 16 competitions including short-film making, face painting, escape room, potpourri, theme-dance, creative writing, RJ hunt, product launch, photography, mock press, quiz, crisis management and movie spoof.
The new events added this year were video PSA and video bulletin.