Three-day workshop on environment & development communication


Nitte Institute of Communication organized a three-day workshop on "Environment and Development Communication" from 17th to 19th July 2023. The workshop was led by Prof K Phaniraj, Retired Professor, Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, an expert in the field of development communication, with a focus on environmental and sustainable development issues.

Day 1: Overview of Developmental Economy and Different Models
The first day of the workshop commenced with an in-depth overview of developmental economy and its various models. Prof Phaniraj delved into the concepts of economic growth, sustainable development and the challenges faced in achieving a balance between developmen...


Third place in the National level Short Film competition


Students of I BA, "Team Eleventh Hour", won the third place in the National level Short Film competition organised by Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore. The theme of the competition was Oral Cancer Awareness and the 12-minute film "Regrets" stood third among 19 entries....




A one-day workshop on Feature Writing by Ruth Dsouza Prabhu, was held at the Institute on 12th May, 2023. The workshop was divided into two - the first focused on the life cycle of a story, the importance of telling stories - in journalism, public relations and marketing communications; finding a peg for your story; framing the right questions and the importance of research.
Part Two of the workshop focused on Lifestyle Writing, which is the forte of the resource person. The kind of stories related to food and travel that can be written; the importance of building a travel and food specific vocabulary; pointers when tra...


A one-day workshop


A one-day workshop on Basics of Photography was conducted by well-known photographer Pritham D'souza for the students of I BA at Nitte Institute of Communication on 28th February 2023. Some of the topics covered after a basic introduction to photography, included construction of a camera, understanding shutter speed, ISO and aperture and importance of lighting in photography. He also shared with students some of the photographs clicked by him during his travels and the story behind each of these photographs....


Free Workshop on Social Media Marketing


A free day-long w orkshop on Social Media Marketing was conducted at Nitte Institute of Communication on Sunday, 19th February 2023. Prof Raviraj, Head, Nitte Institute of Communication, was the Resource Person.

The morning session saw a discussion on the role and increasing presence of social media in everyday life. A short introduction to colour, design aesthetics, using images and appropriate fonts, followed.

In the afternoon, students were taught the basics of Canva software and were asked to design a poster individually.

A Question & Answer session followed with students getting their doubts answered.

A total of 28 students from all over ...


Workshop on Sound Design & Editing


The Alumni Cell and the Placement Cell of Nitte Institute of Communication, jointly organised a Workshop by alumni Prabhat Shetty (BA JMC 2018), Sound Designer, Room Tone Audio, Mumbai on 17th December 2022. 

The workshop covered topics like Sound in Films; the 5 important aspects of Sound Design; basic techniques of Sound Design; the Importance of Transitions and perspectives in sound; the Importance of Silence and its application in sound for films; Difference between Diegetic and Non- Diegetic Sounds; The usage of Point of View sounds and its importance; Simple sound e...


Tulu film Ammi bags the first place in the Karnataka International Film Festival 2022


Ammi, a Tulu short film made by alumnus of Nitte Institute of Communication, Sathwik Shetty (2017 BA JMC) bagged the first place in the Karnataka International Film Festival held at Hubbali from 8th to 10th December 2022. The film featuring popular actress Mansi Sudhir of Kantara fame has been written, directed and edited by Sathwik and produced by his mother Kushala Shetty. The film was also the official entry at the Mumbai Independent Film Festival and West Bengal Short Film Festival. NICO is proud of Sathwik and wishes him the very best....


Alumni Interaction with Rahul Jothi


An interactive session with alumni Rahul Jothi, (BA JMC 2020), Art Director, TechWave, Hyderabad was held at Nitte Institute of Communication premises on 5th December 2022. 

Speaking to students of final BA, Rahul spoke about working in advertising, brand planning and coming up with creative communication strategies. He stressed upon the importance of working on a portfolio while still in college. Having a good portfolio is the first step towards preparing for the real world, he said. 

Alumni Meet


An Alumni Meet was held at Nitte Institute of Communication on 5th November 2022. A total of 50 alumni attended the Meet. Prof Raviraj, Head, NICO welcomed the alumni.

Students of the BA, MA and PG Diploma joined hands enthusiastically in welcoming the alumni and put up an entertaining evening of song, dance and games.

The alumni also participated enthusiastically and shared with their juniors their experiences at the workplace. Some of the alumni also spoke about the internship opportunities that they would be sharing with their juniors.

The fun filled evening ended with a high tea and with the alumni promising to come back for the next Alumni Meet....


Kannada Rajyotsava


On the occasion of Kannada Rajyotsava, the NSS unit of Nitte Institute of Communication, (NICO) organised a day-long event of talks and a screening on 3rd November 2022 at the University Auditorium, Paneer. The event started at 10.30 am with a welcome address by Prof Raviraj, Head, NICO. Sushmitha Shetty, Guest Faculty, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal spoke on the topic "Tejaswi, Environment and Creativity". In her lecture, Sushmitha explained the uniqueness of Tejaswi in his work and how well he characterizes the environment.

"For Tejaswi, environmental development should be looked at from an anthropocentric perspective. Every person who is part of this environment...


Orientation Day




Independence Day celebration


Nitte Institute of Communication and Nitte Institute of Architecture celebrated Independence Day at the Institute premises on 15th August 2022. 

The program began with a welcome address by Prof Vinod Aranha, Director, Nitte Institute of Architecture, who spoke of the distance we have come as a nation and the milestones that are yet to come. 

Col. Basavaraj Ghivari (Retd), Asst Director, Student Affairs who was the Guest of Honour, hoisted the national flag. Addressing the gathering, Co...


Nitte Creativity Fest




Alumni Lecture Series - Talk by Rakshith YD


The Alumni Cell of Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO) organised the first lecture in the Alumni Lecture Series, "Development Communication in a Digital Era" on 8th April 2021 at the Institute premises. The event was organised by the Alumni Cell of NICO. Rakshith Y D, Class of 2019, BA (J&MC) was the resource person.

In the course of his talk, Rakshith shared with students career opportunities in the Development Sector and also appraised them of the various fellowships available to students of communication interested in a career in the development sector.

After completing his Bachelors at NICO, Rakshith, who had always shown an inclination towards rural journal...


Value Added Course on Radio Jockeying


A Value-Added Course on Radio Jockeying by popular Radio Jockey, Content Creator, Stand-up Comic RJ Arpith, was held at Nitte Institute of Communication from 20th to 22nd January 2022.

The Course dealt with commercial radio and the various terms and formats used in programming for commercial radio. Terms like Litmus, Jock Talks, Hook, Spike were explained and he also impressed upon students how topical and humorous content was used by RJs to engage with their listeners.

On Day 2, students were divided into four groups and had to come up with names and taglines for their radio stations, have their own Jock Talks and keep the audience entertained. The art of interviewing ...


Online Faculty Development Program "Graphic Design using Canva"


The NSS Unit of Nitte Institute of Communication organized an online Faculty Development Program - Graphic Design using Canva on 14th September 2021, as part of Teachers Day celebrations. The FDP was in association with the Staff Development Centre, Nitte DU.

The program involved training in graphic designing using Canva, a popular graphic design platform used to create social media posters, presentations and other visual content.

The event began with the introduction of the resource person, Prof Raviraj, Head NICO, by Ms Sadhana Deshmukh, Director, SDC. After speaking briefly on Canva, Prof Raviraj went on to demonstrate how a poster, a presentation and video is ...


'PLAN B' a webinar on Evolving Trends in Corporate Communication


'PLAN B' a webinar on Evolving Trends in Corporate Communication, organised by the final year PG students of Nitte Institute of Communication was held on 3rd July 2021.

Prof Raviraj, Head, NICO introduced the delegates to the theme and Aditya Sandeep, Student Coordinator of the event welcomed the delegates.

The panellists for the webinar were Ms. Sunchika Pandey, CEO, HAT Media; Ms. Neelava Sen, Sr. Communication Specialist, Johnson & Johnson and Mr. Sayan Mazumder, Associate Creative Director, Ogilvy India.

The session took off with Ms Sunchika Pandey talking about her journey from a crime reporter to being the heart and soul of the popular 'Mumbai Po...


Ummeed - Ek Nayi Subah Ki


The students of BA (final semester) of Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), as part of their studies in Event Management, organised and hosted a digital event - Ummeed - Ek Nayi Subah Ki, on Google Meet on Saturday, 26th June 2021.

The two-hour-long event had games, songs, videos that the students had planned and also a small tribute to all the frontline workers for their dedicated service during the pandemic.

In addition to current students and faculty, invites were also sent out to alumni of NICO who participated enthusiastically in the event. This being the first time students were organising an entertaining digital event, it was also a learning experience fo...


Congratulations to Poonam-Zabih and Kavya-Meghana




Interactive session with Sindhu Janardhan


Sindhu Janardhan, Creative Director, Interactive Avenues, Bangalore a leading Digital Marketing Agency interacted with students of NICO, sharing her experience of working and creating popular campaigns for top brands. The interactive session took place on Thursday, 18th March 2021 at the Institute premises.

Having worked in advertising for 15 years, a large part of it in digital marketing/online advertising, Sindhu shared with students the challenges and opportunities of this medium. She also narrated to students the planning and ideating that went into some of the award-winning campaigns designed by her Agency....


Two-day online FDP on Media Research


A two-day online Faculty Development Programme on Media Research: Exploring approaches and opportunities was organised by the Research Cell of Nitte Institute of Communication on 15th & 16th March, 2021. The program aimed to bring together diverse voices and perspectives important to the field of media research, and to explore various possibilities and methods in response to these changes.

The programme began with a welcome address by Prof Raviraj, Head, Nitte Institute of Communication. The opening remarks were delivered by Dr. M S Moodithaya, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Nitte (Deemed to be University).

The first session of the day was by Dr. Usharani, Retd. Professor, ...