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Affiliations & Associations


Dual Certification

Get dual certificate for UG and PG Twinning Programs:

  1. International Career-Specific ECTS Graded Professional Diploma    (Approved by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka) linked to ELIA Amsterdam (Note: NICC is listed there by full name - 'National Institute of Creative Communication')
    The International D.Des/ D.Tech provide the Skill-sets, knowledge, European ECTS marksheet & portfolio which give you eminent Industry Careers as well as preferred Admission to Reputed Design Colleges Abroad

  2. U.G.C Approved Degree
    (Given directly by the concerned government university)
    Bharathiar University is one of the most highly-regarded Govt. Universities in the country and its Degrees are recognised by foreign countries as valid and respected educational qualifications.
    Bharathiar is accepted by W.E.S. (World Education Service), necessary for Higher Studies in Canada and many other countries. Students are enrolled directly in the university. NICC looks after all connected processes.


Member Affiliate with ELIA - Europe

European League of Institutes of the Arts, Amsterdam, Netherlands/Holland

The Affiliate-Membership provides "Sister-College" status for NICC with over 400 top best Design Colleges Worldwide and provides platform for NICC graduates to get preferential admissions to these institutions.

Note: Our listing on ELIA website is as "National Institute of Creative Communication" - the full form of "NICC"

Authorized Knowledge Partner to Canon Imaging Academy 

It is an honor to be selected as the only representative Academic Partner to Canon in the entire State of Karnataka.
In addition to this, there are many benefits to our students, particularly of Photography & Cinematography : Their Graduation Certificate will carry the Canon Imaging Academy Logo thus certifying the quality of education received. Furter benefits include:

  1. Discounts on Canon equipment

  2.  Instructional sessions held at NICC by Canon Equipment Experts to update students on the latest developments and trends in digital imaging. 

  3. Canon-approved senior faculty.

  4. Placement opportunities. 

UN's Sustainable Development Goals 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the UN’s blueprint for a more sustainable future for all.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are important actors in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015. As agents of knowledge, HEIs maintain a critical role in contributing to a socially fair, economically viable, and environmentally protected world.

How NICC can help achieve SDGs Goals


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NEP 2023 Compliant

A pivotal concept in The National Education Policy for Higher Education is Interdisciplinary, Cross-Platform learning, and this is precisely the strongest feature of the NICC curriculum and course structure. NICC is a pioneer in this pedagogic system and is the first Indian Design Institution to embrace this policy which it has implemented in a unique highly industry-integrated manner for almost two decades.


STEAM Education

The STEM model of education is a root pedagogic system in schools worldwide, but current studies have shown  that it is inadequate in providing the right framework for truly creative professionals - particularly in the various fields of Design which are central to innovative evolution in Industry. There is, therefore, an intense global movement to include Arts & Design ('A'in STEAM ) as part of Integrated Curriculum systems. NICC is the first Indian Institution to have implemented this concept in its continuously evolving, industry-connected development of pedagogy for almost 2 decades. The essence of the STEAM model is expressed well by Robin Mathew: "Design is where Science & Art break even."

MKU, VTU & Bharathiar Universities are top-ranked Government Universities. also being eminent universities accepted by W.E.S (World Education Service), which is essential for migration to or higher studies in U.S.A, Canada and other countries.  

NICC students are enrolled directly in the University (not simply via 'affiliation') and NICC takes care of all support services. 

The certificates and Degrees awarded are as per UGC norms, and recognized both in India as well as globally for Visa and other purposes.

The Degree Programs run simultaneously along with the
UG / PG Govt.- Approved International Diplomas

NICC is not affiliated to these Universities and is not a Study Centre for any University
NICC is an Autonomous, Independent Institution approved by The Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt.of Karnataka and Member-Affiliate of ELIA, Amsterdam (Holland / Netherlands)

Bharathiar University

MKU - Madurai Kamaraj University

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