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Affiliations & Associations


NICC Diplomas, in addition to being recognised by Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka, India, provide global preferential admission to top institutions abroad since NICC is a member-affiliate of:
European League of Institutes of the Arts, Amsterdam
, Holland.
ELIA is a globally connected European network that provides a dynamic platform for professional exchange and development in higher arts education.
ELIA's member institutions include the top Design Colleges in Europe.
NICC was approved for membership in 2005 by the External Affairs Director of IED Milan, Italy.
This Affiliation-Membership provides ""Sister-College" status for NICC with over 400 top best Design Colleges Worldwide, and provides the perfect platform for NICC Graduates to get preferential admission to these institutions.
NICC International UG/PG Diplomas which are part of its Twinning Programs follows International Curricula defined by The Bologna Convention in keeping with the expectations of these elite international colleges which follow the same system. NICC Qualifications are thus eligible for ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).
and the ECTS Grades are entered in every Marksheet and Transcript provided to the student by NICC.
"ECTS is an important element of the Bologna process, meant to help international students make the most of their study abroad experience.
ECTS enables students to move between countries and to have their academic qualifications and study periods abroad recognised throughout Europe and all premier Design Schools abroad..

Bharathiar University is a top-ranked Government University. The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) have graded the University as ‘A++’ . Bharathiar University is a World Class University, garnering high ranking in the International arena and, very importantly, being one of the 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 takes care of all requisite student support services. Study materials are delivered to the students. Further, on completion of the program, requisite Academic Transcripts and Certificates are duly attested by the university to enable international higher studies / career opportunities.

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

Bharathiar University

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This year Canon celebrates 20th consecutive year of No.1 share of global interchangable-lense digital camera market. 
On 4th November 2022, Canon announced: 
"We're delighted to announce Canon Imaging Academy alliance with NICC International College, Bangalore."
NICC is proud to announce this renewal of our many years' association with Canon. NICC has been Canon's authorized teaching center for many years and is now delighted about this extended relationship with the company. 

Benefits to NICC Students 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. 

NICC is one of the few institutions to be a member of CII (The confederation of Indian Industry)
The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India,
partnering industry, Government, and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes
Membership provides :
An important platform to understand Industry needs
and to tailor the education of NICC students accordingly, to create maximum high-level employability.

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