While students are introduced to Media Research and its relevance as part of their curriculum, they are also encouraged to avail of the Nitte University Short Term Undergraduate Fellowship Award which is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in research.

Ongoing projects (Faculty)

  • NURF1: Substance Abuse and the Grey Matters: A cross-sectional study to understand how correctional facilities and educational institutions handle mental health issues stemming from substance abuse.
  • NUFR1: Building a healthy 'self' and the 'other' - the need for critical media literacy and mental health awareness in education.

Ongoing Projects (Student)

NUSR2: Traditional Indian Martial Society

Research is also an important component of the Documentary Films that students work on. A specific amount of time is allotted for research by the faculty, prior to the actual filming of the documentary. Listed here are some documentary films researched and filmed by students:

Kaavi Kale – Beneath the Layers (2017), a student documentary that traces the origins of this traditional temple art form of Uttara Kannada, Dakshina Kannada and Goa.

Theyyam – A socio-cultural understanding (2019), a student documentary on this ancient form of worship particular to Kerala. An attempt to understand the traditions that govern this centuries old art form through the lens of caste, community and gender.

Thenkuthittu Yakshagana & Make-up (2020), a student documentary on the art of make-up and the changes wrought by modernity.