Happenings

Alumni Talk Series - Talk by Deekshith Pai

17-04-2024

A talk on Career Opportunities in the Social Sector titled "Communicating with the Communities - the North Eastern Story" was conducted by the Alumni Cell of Nitte Institute of Communication on 17th April 2024 in the Institute.

Deekshith (BA 2019) was working for an NGO, in Majuli district of Assam. Attracting tourists from all over the world, Majuli is an island in the Brahmaputra and the first island to be declared a district in India. Majuli also holds the distinction of being the largest river island in the world.

In the course of his talk, Deekshith spoke of the NGO for whom he was working, the Ayang Trust, set up in 2017 by the trio of Bipin, Aswathy and Dharamjeet, ...

Read More >>
News Details

NICO represented at NSS Camp, Chennapatna

22-03-2024

Two students from NICO participated in the National Integration Camp, organised by the Regional Directorate of NSS, Bangalore between 22nd & 28th March 2024 at the Government First Grade College, Chennapatna.

NSS Volunteers Sathwik (BA, II year) and Rahul (BA, I year) were the participants....

Read More >>
News Details

Congratulations Amruta, Nihal and Xavier !

15-03-2024

Xavier's (II MA) short film "Hannah" won the First place in the short filmmaking section at Shooting Stars 2024 organised by St Aloysius College, Mangalore on 15th March 2024. Nihal of II BA Hons, won the second place in the photography competition. Amruta of II BA Hons won the second place in News Anchoring at Ark of Arts, a national level undergraduate fest organised by St Aloysius College, Mangalore on 16th March 2024....

Read More >>
News Details

Two-day workshop on Portraiture and Fashion Photography

18-01-2024

A two-day Workshop on Portraiture and Fashion Photography was conducted by popular fashion photographer Pritham D'souza, on 18th & 19th January 2024 at Nitte Institute of Communication. The workshop was held for the postgraduate students.

While Day-1 was about the way lighting is used in studio shots, Day 2 was about outdoor photography in natural light. Students got to see the pictures clicked by him with a detailed explanation of the lights and props used.

Two student-models from the Institute featured in the shoot. The clothes and accessories required for the shoot were discussed and readied.

Day-2 saw students putting to use what they had learnt the p...

Read More >>
News Details

Empowering Change: Students of NICO participate in the Coastal Clean-up Drive

12-01-2024

The Indian Red Cross Society, in collaboration with the Youth Red Cross (YRC), organised the National Youth Day 2024 to commemorate the 162nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The Clean-up drive was held on 12th January 2024 at the Tree Park, Tannirbavi Beach, Mangalore.

The event witnessed approximately 200 students from various colleges of Mangalore. NICO was represented by students of PG Diploma in Advertising & Public Relations and PG Diploma in Photography & Filmmaking along with YRC Coordinator, Prajwal NR, Asst Professor. With great enthusiasm, students collected plastic and e-waste found on the beach from 8:30 to 9:30 AM. To facilitate the participants, the o...

Read More >>

Workshop on Lighting in Theatre

06-12-2023

Nitte Institute of Communication organized a highly informative and engaging Theatre Lighting Workshop in association with St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, on 6th December 2023. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Christopher D'souza, an expert in the field of theatrical lighting, and it aimed to provide students with an understanding of the various types of lights used in theatre performances, as well as practical knowledge on operating dimmers and achieving specific lighting effects.

Workshop Highlights:
Introduction to Theatre Lighting: Mr. Christopher D'Souza began the workshop with a comprehensive introduction to the world of theatre lighting. He explained the importance o...

Read More >>
News Details

Interactive Panel Discussion on Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Media

28-11-2023

Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), in association with the Institution Innovation Council (IIC) organised a panel discussion on "Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Media" on 28th November 2023, at the University Auditorium, Paneer.

The event brought together prominent figures in journalism to share their insights and perspectives on navigating the evolving media landscape. The panel comprised of K.N. Shanth Kumar, Chairman, Press Trust of India, President of Bangalore International Centre and Director of The Printers (Mysore), a renowned publishing ...

Read More >>
News Details

Constitution Day

27-11-2023

The NSS unit of Nitte Institute of Communication hosted a special lecture by Mr. Nandagopal S, Co-founder of the Centre for Integrated Learning, Mangalore on 27th November 2023 at the University Auditorium, Paneer on the occasion of Constitution Day.

The event was inaugurated by reading of the preamble by Alka Sequeira. Prof. Raviraj, Head, NICO welcomed the guest and also spoke of how important the Constitution is for students of media.

Mr. Nandagopal then took over and spoke about the Constit...

Read More >>
News Details

Interactive Panel Discussion on Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Media

25-11-2023

Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), in association with the Institution Innovation Council (IIC) organised a panel discussion on "Innovative Thinking and Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Media" on 28th November 2023, at the University Auditorium, Paneer.

The event brought together prominent figures in journalism to share their insights and perspectives on navigating the evolving media landscape. The panel comprised of K.N. Shanth Kumar, Chairman, Press Trust of India, President of Bangalore International Centre and Director of The Printers (Mysore), a renowned publishing ...

Read More >>
News Details

Study Tour to IFFI, Goa

25-11-2023

Students of BA (III year) and MA (Final year) participated in the International Film Festival, Goa between 22nd and 25th November 2023. They were accompanied by Prajwal N R, Assistant Professor, NICO.

Apart from watching Indian and international movies, they also participated in Workshops and Masterclasses by eminent resource persons from the film industry....

Read More >>
News Details

Internship with National Film Development Corporation (NFDC)

20-11-2023

Omier Azeez, MA (Final year) won a paid internship with NFDC. As part of this, he was to handle social media for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). Goa between 20th November and 28th November 2023....

Read More >>
News Details

Beacons, the two-day Media Fest

17-11-2023

Nitte Institute of Communication organized Beacons, the two-day intercollege media fest on 17th &18th November 2023. As always, the Fest saw keen competition between participating colleges. For the first time this year, Beacons was opened to students of Pre-University Colleges also.

The theme for this year's fest was Social Media, with the tagline, Scroll. Share. Succeed. The Social Media Spectacle.

In keeping with the theme, Day 1 began with the inauguration of the event by popular Mumbai-based Education Influencer, Pooja Gupta whose channel on YouTube, Media Mentor has a strong subscriber base among students of Media. A student of Media & Communication herself...

Read More >>
News Details

Alumni meet

04-11-2023

An Alumni Meet was held on 4th November 2023 at the Institute premises. Students from BA, MA and PG Diploma in Photography & Filmmaking of the Class of 2023 attended the Meet.

The alumni were warmly welcomed by the Christian Wedding Band, escorted to the reception with a lot of singing and dancing. What followed was two fun-filled hours of music, dance, sharing of memories, clicking of pictures and wishing each other luck.

A good buffet lunch followed after which students moved to KSHEMA grounds for the Convocation....

Read More >>
News Details

Talk on Plastic Waste Management

31-10-2023

The NSS Units of Nitte Institute of Communication and Nitte Institute of Architecture organised the NSS Orientation Day with a talk on 'Plastic Waste Management' at the University Auditorium, Paneer on 31st October 2023. Mr. Anil Devadiga, NSS Program Officer of NIA welcomed the gathering. The event began with a brief orientation by Mr. Shashi Kumar Shetty, NSS Coordinator, Nitte DU. He spoke about NSS - its inception, roles and responsibilities.

The speaker of the day was Mr. Andrew Dias, Project Lead, United Way, Mumbai who is associated with NGO's working on a wide range of...

Read More >>
News Details

A Field Visit to Hasta Shilpa Kala Village and Unit - 5 of Manipal Technology Limited

28-10-2023

In a remarkable journey back in time, the second and third-year students from Nitte Institute of Communication visited Hasta Shilpa Kala Village on Saturday, October 28 2023. The third-year students visited this wonderful village with their juniors and instructors as part of their Arts and Culture Communication course. This outdoor museum in Manipal, Karnataka, is more than simply a museum; it's a fascinating representation of local history and culture.

Hasta Shilpa Kala Village is a singular example of India's architectural wonders, history, and cultural legacy. Walking through the village of Hasta Shilpa Kala feels like entering a time capsule. The founder's intense enthusiasm a...

Read More >>
News Details

Gen Z and Gender

21-10-2023

The NSS Unit of Nitte Institute of Communication organised a guest lecture 'Gen Z and Gender' on 21st October 2023 at the University Auditorium, Paneer Campus. L Romal M Singh, Asst. Editor, New Indian Express and Founder - The Queer Arts Movement, India delivered the talk.

Differentiating between "tags" and "identities", he described Identity as identifying oneself with a way of life. It could be identifying oneself with Lesbians, Gays, Transgenders etc. From this millennium onwards, awareness has increased and people are more open about talking of their preferences and choic...

Read More >>
News Details

Freshers Day celebrated

21-10-2023

Freshers Day, to welcome the students of I BA, I MA and PG Diploma programs was held at Nitte Institute of Communication on October 21, 2023.

Some games, some dance, some music, good food and a general air of camaraderie marked the event. The event ended with the awarding of Mr and Ms Fresher which went to Yashas and Praneeta, respectively - both from I BA.
...

Read More >>
News Details

Literary Club Event

11-10-2023

The Literary Club of Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), which is now named by the students as 'The Logophilia Society,' organized an event on 11th October, 2023 under the guidance of faculty coordinator, Dr. Pranamya Bhat. The theme of the event was 'Sarcasm'.

The event began with Haleema Shiza reading out a monologue from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. This was followed by a debate on the topic - Sarcasm, always offensive, where Arfaan and Ben debated about how sarcasm is used in general conversations.

News Details

Under 25 Summit

07-10-2023

The Under 25 Summit, considered to be the largest youth festival in the world was held at K S Hegde Auditorium on 7th October 2023. This is the second time Nitte University is hosting the event, the first being in 2019. The event was organised by students of Nitte Institute of Communication. As a run up to the event, an Open Mic was held at Fiza by Nexus, one week before the event and a Gaming Conclave at Paneer Campus. To the mesmerising beat of the chena melam, the Summit was officially opened by student head Kaustubh Kulkarni of Under 25 who also hosted the event.

The ev...

Read More >>
News Details

A musical evening 'Love Galore'

06-09-2023

The Music Club of NICO organized a musical evening 'Love Galore' on 6th September 2023. Undergraduates presented their singing skills in the hour-long program. Some with Karaoke, some without. Songs were sung in English, Kannada and Hindi.

The event was hosted by Eshika, III BA under the guidance of Faculty Coordinator Dr Nesara Kadanakuppe, who also joined the students in singing....

Read More >>
News Details

Interactive session with alumnus, Albert Anthony

29-08-2023

An interactive session was conducted with alumnus, Albert Anthony at the Institute premises on 29th August 2023. Albert who belonged to the BA 2016-19 batch, is now working as Assistant Director / Director of Photography in Mumbai.

Speaking to students, he said the best way to get into the film industry was by working on your portfolio & making sure you have some good work to show filmmakers. It could be something as simple as a short video or reel made for Instagram, a well shot set of pictures, or even a well-made assignment. He encouraged them to help each other build p...

Read More >>
News Details

NICO celebrates Onam to the sounds of the Chendamela

26-08-2023

Onam, the harvest festival was celebrated at NICO to the sounds of the pulsating Chendamela on 26th August 2023. Music, dance, pookalam, games, the mandatory tug of war, the "break-the-pot-blindfolded", not to forget the scrumptious Sadhya made Onam, a day to remember.

The day began with the drawing of the Pookalam and the Chendamela entering the premises with students dancing & matching steps with the beat. After the traditional Sadhya served on banana leaves, two rounds of lemon-and-spoon race, two rounds of sack race, two rounds of break-the-pot, everyone was ready for ...

Read More >>
News Details

Orientation program

16-08-2023

Orientation program for first year students of BA (Honors) Media & Communication was held on 16th August 2023 at the Institute premises.

The morning session began with the formal orientation at the University, presided over by Prof (Dr) M S Moodithaya, Vice-Chancellor and Dr Prasad Shetty, Controller of Examinations, both of whom had something motivating to tell students. While the Vice-Chancellor called upon students to be self-starters, the Controller shared an anecdote on how honesty always wins.

News Details

Talk and film screening on the occasion of Geneva Conventions Day

12-08-2023

The Youth Red Cross Units of Nitte Institute of Communication and Nitte Institute of Architecture organised a talk and a film screening on the occasion of Geneva Conventions Day, 12th August 2023.

Speaker, Dr. K Sankaran, Former Director & currently Advisor, Justice K S Hegde Institute of Management, Nitte spoke of the horrors of war and how the discourse of war is an important discussion on this day. The Geneva Conventions are a series of international treaties on the treatment of civilians, prisoners of war (POW) and soldiers who are otherwise rendered incapable of fight...

Read More >>
News Details

FDP on Qualitative Research Methodologies and their application in Humanities & Communications Research

09-08-2023

An FDP on Qualitative Research Methodologies and their application in Humanities & Communications Research was organized by the Nitte Institute of Communication on 9th & 10th August 2023.

The objective of the FDP was to train participants on the various Qualitative Research Methodologies namely - Semiotics, Discourse, Deconstruction & Psychoanalysis and how to apply these methods to analyse cultural products such as advertisements, cinema, literature etc.

The facilitator, Dr. Mohamed...

Read More >>
News Details

Three-day workshop on environment & development communication

17-07-2023

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...

Read More >>
News Details

An awareness campaign on Menstrual Hygiene and Sustainability

11-07-2023

The postgraduates of Nitte Institute of Communication conducted an awareness campaign on Menstrual Hygiene and Sustainability at Government College, Mudipu on 11th July 2023. The event was held in collaboration with the National Service Scheme (NSS).

The Guest Speaker for the event was Ms. Anuradha Shetty, Asst. Professor, PG Department of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya - a woman empowerment advocate, passionate social worker and researcher. She began the session by highlighting the changes in the adolescents and the difference between sex and gender. She then explained the menstr...

Read More >>
News Details

NSS unit successfully conducts e-Waste Collection Drive

03-07-2023

The NSS Unit of Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO) successfully executed an e-waste collection drive in collaboration with Mangala Resource Management Pvt. Ltd. The campaign, which was organised between the 3rd & 8th July, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of responsible e-waste disposal and promote sustainable practices within the university community.

After meticulous planning, the NSS unit reached out to Mangala Resource Management to discuss the campaign details. With their valuable assistance, e-waste bins were placed at different locations in the Pan...

Read More >>
News Details

Third place in the National level Short Film competition

01-06-2023

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....

Read More >>
News Details

A one-day workshop

28-02-2023

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....

Read More >>
News Details

Free Workshop on Social Media Marketing

19-02-2023

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 ...

Read More >>
News Details

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

08-12-2022

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....

Read More >>
News Details

Alumni Interaction with Rahul Jothi

05-12-2022

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. 

News Details

Alumni Meet

05-11-2022

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....

Read More >>
News Details

Kannada Rajyotsava

03-11-2022

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...

Read More >>
News Details

Orientation Day

01-10-2022

...

Read More >>
News Details

Independence Day celebration

15-08-2022

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...

Read More >>
News Details

Nitte Creativity Fest

02-07-2022

...

Read More >>
News Details

Alumni Lecture Series - Talk by Rakshith YD

08-04-2022

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...

Read More >>
News Details

Value Added Course on Radio Jockeying

20-01-2022

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 ...

Read More >>
News Details

Online Faculty Development Program "Graphic Design using Canva"

14-09-2021

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 ...

Read More >>
News Details

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

03-07-2021

'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...

Read More >>
News Details

Ummeed - Ek Nayi Subah Ki

26-06-2021

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...

Read More >>
News Details

Congratulations to Poonam-Zabih and Kavya-Meghana

23-03-2021

...

Read More >>
News Details

Interactive session with Sindhu Janardhan

18-03-2021

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....

Read More >>
News Details

Two-day online FDP on Media Research

15-03-2021

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, ...

Read More >>
News Details

BRING US A SPARK,
WE WILL IGNITE YOUR POTENTIAL.