Apr 8, 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 journalism, environment, culture and community, went on to do his Masters in Development Communication from the prestigious Azim Premji University, Bangalore. He then worked with a research-based company in Delhi called Devinsights, which largely works with the social development sector.
A quizzer and an excellent debator, Rakshith had also excelled during his internship at The Hindu where he got several stories published.
The talk was followed by an interactive session with students. Maitreya Deshpande, also an alumnus was present at the event.