“NICC- Still Waters Run Deep”
8TH May 2013- A day, a month, a year that will be remembered with all the fondness the word itself can give!! As we entered the campus with our son TribhuvanChander for the interview who had that not so sure of “what the heck life is about”, the proceedings and the thereafter events of the day left us with no doubt that our son’s voyage was about to begin in the intended direction from here.
3rd March 2017- A day, month and year that shall be permanently etched in our minds with that complete joy and bliss - As we entered the convocation hall for the momentous occasion of our son’s convocation who this time had that crowning glory look and flushed with confidence of “what life lay ahead of him”
Need we say more, except a big thank you to NICC who had fulfilled and brought out the star material out of our son,reposing the confidence that was nervously inside him all these years and which now was a halo around him giving him that radiant look.
The complete man was in front of us as we had tears of joy when he strode with the confidence to the stage to receive his graduation honor – a dream complete for him in terms of his vocation he was searching for- a diamond which was carved, polished and packaged for the world to look at in admiration by NICC.
We in turn look at NICC with that deep admiration and gratitutde – a million thanks would not suffice, but let us offer this to begin with – THANK YOU NICC- THANK YOU INDEED!!!!
Warm Regards, ArundhanthiChander- Mother, Chander Rajagopal- Father
"My daughter Mihikaa T Bhaskar educational experience at NICC has been exciting and challenging. More importantly for me, the liberal atmosphere and the sense of community that she feels has enriched her experience.
Of all the brilliant offerings of NICC, the faculty far outshines everything else, specially in her first year. She has found extraordinary mentors at NICC - teachers and advisers who challenge and support her in her thinking and her artwork. I am sure she will remember always the relationship she has formed, both with her fellow students and faculty, passionate creative people dedicated to learning and exploring.
I am really going to miss NICC when my daughter graduates this year. It has completely changed her life, and I feel a deep-seated fondness for this College. It's something that's difficult to put my finger on, but there is a striking charisma and charm that I've never found at any other college, including my own alma mater.
Last but not least NICC is fun - it is fun if you like using your imagination, talk to the faculty and have thoughtful conversations with friends."
I am Sneha Bengani's mother from Kolkata. You have given her the best knowledge and today she is working in FRDC as a Retail Designer. I am thankful to you for being so kind and gentle.
Mrs. Bengani, Kolkata.
"My son Samyamoy completed his bachelor degree at NICC, Bangalore. It's a marvelous institute developed by their faculties, who groom a boy or a girl in very effective manner to build his or her career in visual communication. Due to such orientation my son got a big opportunity for Master in SRFTI, Kolkata. Praying for amazing future of NICC."
Dr. DebashisDebnath, M. Sc., Ph.D.
PremchandRoychand Scholar of Calcutta University (Gold Medalist); Associate Professor (Faculty of Social Anthropology),Faculty Area of Sociology and Community Development;
Chairperson- International Centre for Community Forestry, Indian Institute of Forest Management.
"NICC was a brilliant choice for my daughter to pursue her dream of becoming an animator. The college doesn't restrict the students to any criteria, it allows them to explore the different fields they want to work in and teaches them to become all-rounders. The college instills in them a strong passion for their work and field, and also prepares them for the future. My daughter is extremely happy to be a part of NICC."
PreethaSurendran , Dubai , UAE.
"Sending my son to this institute was really a hard yet correct decision, considering the numerous institutes that have been build up in the recent times in this field and choosing the best among them. Today seeing his improvements, as reflected in his works, the satisfaction of choosing a proper institution whelms me. Hope to the best that in his 4 years of study in NICC, he will learn even more and gain the experiences needed to guide him through the path of success.
Sanjoy Das, Kolkata. West Bengal
"I’m pursuing my Pg Diploma in photography at NICC. (2017 - 2018). This one year has been amazing. I’ve learnt a lot, not only in photography but also design. I got placed at Canon India which was like a dream come true.
I’m thankful to NICC and Dr. Akash Rose for their continuous support and for this wonderful job."
- Sterin C.T.
@ Canon India
My three years (2013-16)in NICC was perhaps the best learning period for me. There was so much to learn from, not only the classes but from the continuous projects that we had which prepared us for the industry.
And when it comes to placements, they make sure only the best jobs and packages are given to us. I started my career with a package 6 lakhs p.a.
Right now, as a Film maker and a Visualizer, I can confidently say, NICC set my career and one should totally consider NICC as one of your options.
- Tribhuvan Chander
I did my post grad in comm design from this college, and since then I have been in design industry for past 7 years now since I passed out from that college, and I am thankful for every bit of my successful career to NICC.
- Sudipto Nayak
"I'm doing Post Graduation in Communication Design, batch of 2016-18. My two years have been amazing at NICC.This college has bought out the best in me. NICC has given me a field exposure which is a great experience.I'm currently working on my final project with the company pink lemonade where I'm exposed to the field before I get in. I have also been placed in pink lemonde and I am very thankful to
NICC to give me such an opportunity."
- Sandrine Monteiro.
@ Pink Lemonade
"I competed my PGD Animation Production with batch of 2014-16. It's a place filled with knowledge and learning. It doesn't matter what course you pursue you can always learn about things outside of it. Faculties and fellow students are always up to help out. I am currently working as an Assistant producer for films & digital media and I can assure you that the knowledge I gained at NICC has been a great boost for my career."
- Amit Shetty
Creative Associate, Byjus
"The two years that I spent in NICC were the best; thanks to the people who made moving into a new city easy and comfortable. NICC has helped me grow in all aspects of life; be it professional or personal."
- Meghana Singh
Creative Associate, Byjus
"NICC might seem like a small college but that has only been is a huge advantage, since we get to know everyone more personally. With all the care, guidance and attention we received from the staff as well as our fellow students, NICC always felt like a second family to me rather than some educational institution. The atmosphere was inviting and honest, and will always be an experience that I'll carry with me throughout my life. I didn't expect much for my first job, especially since I was a fresher. To my surprise I received multiple offers and finally chose Divami Design Labs in Hyderabad. I'm so grateful to the college for giving me these opportunities and helping me make the right decisions to advance in my career."
- Diya Elizabeth Koshy
Divami – HYD
"The placement cell at NICC is indeed very helpful and through their thorough diligence I received a fair number of offers, which has led to my current employment. It helps develop faith in one's abilities and to be keenly pursuant of one's professional goals, specially when faced with a lack of professional contacts in a new city."
- Mayukh Maity
"The college challenged me and this helped me realize that I not only have talent behind the lens, but also at directing, editing and graphic design and animation. I now try to use this combination of skill sets to create an astounding impact on my viewers."
- Tribhuvan Chander
"NICC is a premier institute for experimental learning and cross-disciplinary Design education. Two years' Postgraduation in NICC has nurtured in me an aesthetic sensibility, design competence and requisite skills to put various creative ideas systematically into practice as a professional Animation Film Designer."
- Deepanjan Sarkar
Former Research Associate at National Institute of Design, NID R&D Campus, Bangalore
Presently Animation Film Designer at Cognizant Technology Solutions
"Here I am one step closer to my dream and this wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't about NICC. The institution may look small but it holds a huge amount of exceptionally talented faculties who has showed us a real path that leads to our dream, They worked hard on moulding our talents. I am happy about the placement I've got through NICC since I've always been interested in digital designing. Thank you NICC for nurturing my talent and getting me where I am now."
- Tahiya Fathima
"I met some very interesting people, both students and teachers, at NICC who have helped me explore multiple different disciplines in the fields of art and design and helped me grow into a competent, multidisciplinary professional."
- Debayan Paul
Having a background of Interior design, the exceptional curriculum of PG Retail design at NICC added a new dimension to my carrier. It broadened my perspective and I was encouraged to always push the methods beyond convention. The institute was something like a laboratory to me where I could explore new ideas and methods across all the platforms they provide or combine them without any constraints or boundaries.
The lectures represented a great blend of academic and real world background. Lecturers give individual focused attention, so I was guided to shape and grow my ideas in the right direction. Every student is pushed hard, encouraged to contribute and expected to deliver at a high standard. The projects are challenged at every stage to make them unconventional but feasible which prepares you to create your own niche in the highly competitive world. Students are provided with a platform to present their works to reputed personalities from the industry and receive valuable feedback from them. The two years of PG at NICC was a valuable investment which marked a milestone in both my personal and professional life.
- K Prajapati
Architecture & Planning Professional
"NICC offers a vast spectrum of knowledge to be learnt. From getting your hands dirty with clay, paint or charcoal to learning the art of graphic design through the latest and best software technology has to offer and to capture the world around you "picture perfect", NICC has it all. The best place to be in for a strong foundation with absolute freedom to learn anything related to design. The faculty are an amazing support system who make quality learning super fun and a relationship built for life!"
- Supriya Patankar,
ITGP Communication Design,
Junior Design Consultant, Idiom Design & Consulting, Bangalore
"NICC is a great place not just as long as you are there but even after. There is no place where you will get continued guidance and support like this."
- Pallavi Thakur,
IMCP Retail Design,
Senior Research Associate, NID Bangalore
"When I was pursuing design thinking and design informally during my degree days, I always wondered if these fields would ever fetch me a career in it, because people around me knew so little about it. After joining this college, I can confidently say that I can pursue design as a career, as it has made me aware of how important a designer's role is, in the industry. NICC prepares every student to be 'Career-Ready' at the end of the course term, something that most colleges fail to do. The college, with it's well-experienced faculty, prepare us for what is currently happening in the industry, so that the students have an advantage over every one else in the field, by anticipating the game early and moving forward. Whether it's about learning Design Theory or Practicals, NICC excels in both, since it embraces the culture of 'cross-platforming', thus making it crucial for every student to learn different forms and aspects of design that are related to one another. NICC succeeds in challenging my perspectives and my abilities every semester, to help me deliver good design work. Thank you, NICC!"
- Sushanth Subramanyan
"NICC cares for every individual and makes every effort to ensure success not only in their careers, but also in their lives."
- Hina Ashra,
Entrepreneur, Founder/Director, IWearMe www.iwearme.in
"I was searching for a route to fulfil my dearest ambition - to join Ananda Bazaar Patrika (ABP), As a born-and-bred Kolkatan, this was my ultimate dream. I joined NICC in the belief that they would do their best to help me fulfil this dream and, by the grace of God, that is exactly what they have done.I am now with ABP - writing, photographing and participating in administrative affairs.I have never seen a college like NICC in India - NICC keeps its word and delivers real value."
- Anindya Shankar Ray,
Photojournalist and Circulation Admin, ABP Kolkata
"Attaining my advanced post graduate degree in graphic design from NICC is the best professional decision I have ever made.NICC offers a great program for those who are willing to work hard and wish to be challenged. I appreciate the mentorship and positive support. In my experience, students come out of NICC both well trained and well grounded, thus preparing them for success in both work and life."
- Shalomie Xavier,
Deputy Brand Designer, R K Swamy BBDO, Chennai
"NICC is a great platform for acquiring holistic knowledge of Visual Communication. The personalised treatment and attention given to each and every student is really special, and the amount of knowledge and variety of topics covered in classes is truly valuable. I would like to thank the senior faculty of NICC for the immense support and assistance that I've recieved from them in all out-of-the-box assignments that I've done at NICC and really learned what advertising is."
- Sayantani Bhowmick,
Brand Designer, RK Swamy BBDO
"I have always known that I am an Artist, but was never able to translate my potential. NICC is the place which helped me to be what I knew I could be.To be an Artist-Designer, one needs to be guided by experts who really know the meaning of 'Art' in its true sense, and NICC has the best of them."
- Chandrima Dutta,
Graphic Designer, C.Krishnaiah Chetty and Sons
Mihikaa T Bhaskar
I am Mihikaa T Bhaskar, pursuing communication design at NICC. Being in my final year, I can confidently say that this course has helped developed my design process, execution methods, technical skills, design sense and practical perspective. At NICC, the emphasis on process, concept and practicality results in good design as a solution and not just as art. The institute provides a good foundation of right mentality, technical skills required to execute one's ideas and prepares one for industry requirements, expectations, working atmosphere, and projects. The best and most important takeaway is probably the ladder of steps to follow for any design requirement and the broad understanding of how vast a term design is and applies to.
“This degree is unique as it provides students with a foundation in art and design
theory, improves proficiency in design technologies. Since starting with sessions, my
understanding of both the technologies and the theories behind design has greatly
improved. Having a stronger handle on what I'm doing has given me a lot more confidence in my designing, allowing me to push myself and experiment more. "
NICC is the design college which provides admission to all students irrespective of academic background and only based on their design skills. It also provides a degree, along with an International diploma in designing. NICC trains its students for individual as well as team work through their projects. NICC provides both knowledge art and software skills. NICC has been providing a lucrative career to all its students, as they are ready to meet the industrial requirements after they complete their course.
Having spent almost one year in NICC, I've went through various stages of designing field, in spite of the fact that I actually came here for Visual Arts course. The different projects given to us with the phases involved in it, is actually a journey from which we can learn a lot from conceptualization to execution, including presenting it to the mass. The college maintains a proper student-friendly environment, and students not only learn from teachers but also from all the fellow students, including seniors and juniors, thus making it a proper design institution.
NICC is considered to be one of the leading colleges in terms of design. This institute helps in nurturing students talent and individuality. They create a niche, that brings out the colorful ideas of every student. NICC provides the perfect platform for students to develop & prove their talent which helps the students to be a successful designer in future. NICC has helped me by showing me a new perspective of design and be what I am today.
NICC is unlike any other regular mainstream design college. It’s a very homely and relaxed atmosphere where creativity is encouraged and emphasized more than just theory. The syllabus, teaching methods and assessments focus more on making students ready for the industry and each student is constantly pushed till they are the best they can be. In the 2 years that I spent here for my post graduation studies, I have gained a lot more confidence in myself as well as my work and I am confident that when I finally set foot in the industry, I will be able to make a name for myself wherever I go.
I came to know about NICC because a friend of mine studied over here. NICC has been a great experience for me so far and also a great learning experience. I loved the part that even after being a small institute the institute offered us their attention individually to each student and helped everyone wherever they got stuck. It's a great institute and there is scope for everyone to develop their talents and keep working towards what they wanted to be good at. I would definitely recommend people to go to this institute.
I came to know about NICC when I was searching for colleges that taught good communication design. Although, visually it didn't look as inspiring as I'd expected, it had great reviews from old and present students. In the two years I've been here, I've learnt quite a lot in my field. The projects we've done and the resources we've been exposed to are very inspiring and insightful. I have gained experience both in my subjects as well as in the industry. The faculty have also always been extremely helpful. Overall I feel that I've met a lot of successful and motivating people, who'll help and inspire me to achieve whatever I want.
They say little things tend to make big things happen and NICC has proved that statement. One exceptional factor of NICC that has to be mentioned is on acknowledging how the industry works and letting the students perform accordingly. It could be your platform to exhibit your individual thoughts and let you break the bog-standards. The growth of your design aptitude shall be sprouted up here as you learn along the way. One could have a congenial experience in this abode of innovation. I joined here for a better apprehension of design and I'll have to undoubtedly thank the college for its delivery.
I'm very glad that I joined NICC and given the privilege to write a feedback for this college. It gives me a chance to express my gratitude to this college for teaching me a lot. I learnt a lot from this college. I joined this college for photography and I'm very happy with them as they teach me in what I want to focus. This college also has excellent teachers that have alot of experience and they teach you more then what you want to learn. Every student has the liberty to do what they want. At the end being in this college is amazing and the placements that we get are really good.
Avneet Kaur Rayar
Like many other, I come from a science background. Later I chose something unconventional like 'design'. Life at NICC is a new beginning for me. After spending almost a year here, the experience is liberating, as the people I've met here are a diverse talent and an incredible bunch. I look forward to explore and discover the abilities and new talents within me.
Karan Ajith Kumar
My name is Karan Ajith Kumar. I am visual arts student, pursuing photography and it has been my passion since I stepped foot in to this institution. This place has helped me learn and grown as a photographer. NICC has made me more confident with my work and has taught me how to deal with real life situations which has made me industry ready.
Coming from a Maths and Science background, NICC marked the starting of my long and rough journey as a designer. In the past three years, the college has helped me understand the difference between a designer and an artist and their role in the commercial world outside. I’ve met a number of people here and luckily most of them have been nice and inspiring. I learnt a lot about life and also grown up to be a stronger person. I’m extremely thankful to the faculty at NICC, for always listening out to me patiently and supporting all my crazy ideas. The institute has helped me to break out of my shell and explore the styles and forms of design. The institute breaks the conventional way of education only to provide the students here with a new approach to design.
My time at this wonderful institution has been filled with nothing but energy and enthusiasm. The people I have met are a diverse and incredible bunch of creative people. The dedication support and motivation of the surrounding is remarkable, and enable students to improve themselves. With its state of the art facilities and engaging projects, there is never a dull moment at NICC.
Life in NICC : I still remember the 1st time I walked into the campus, it felt nothing like an institution and more like home.
Till today the feeling remains and it always will feel like a home away from home. Over the past three years I’ve made a second family and my faculty has been extremely supportive in all the endeavours I’ve decided to undertake. The faculty are sweet and helpful people who make you feel like you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
They positively re-enforce you and make sure you do not give up.
All in all NICC is a wholesome experience that no other college can offer you
It not only teaches you what to do but also gives you an industry ready attitude and frame of mind .
My journey in NICC started in 2014 and it has been a pleasant experience overall . Thank you NICC
NICC has given me the freedom to think beyond my comfort zone and experience. This is a great place where one can harness their true potential and develop a positive attitude to succeed in the field of Creative Industry. The faculties are friendly and approachable for any help. I recommend NICC for students wanting to learn in a creative community and wanting to pursue a career in this field.
Alim A Narsingani
I believe that the passion for design comes from within the deepest parts of an individual. One needs to strive hard to harvest this passion from under the ocean and I am glad to say that NICC was able to help me find this treasure in myself. This institute is comprised of different people from different parts of the country which makes it a place for diverse learning. The teaching style is very much impressive. Text books can give us knowledge but there is no replacement for an institute that believes in practical learning. The concepts and projects produced here are on par with the industry. The best thing about being a student here is the number of additional opportunities that are available. As a product design student, NICC gives me tools to go out in the world with confidence. I was anxious about my future when I joined NICC but over the two years so many doors were opened for my personal and academic development. I like the fact that the number of students in class is less and the faculties are amazingly friendly. They are always available and willing to help. At NICC our potentials are harnessed, skills are developed, confidence is built and dreams are turned into reality. It has been a wonderful experience for me so far and I am very happy to say that I am living my dreams and studying a subject that I am passionate about.
I am Shivani Trivedi pursuing mu UG degree in communication design at NICC college. NICC made me grow on an individual level. The institution has helped me develop new perspective towards design and find my own style. I am extremely thankful to the faculties who have patiently guided me through my projects. The institute has given us exposure to not just one field but a lot of them helping us understand the versatility of this field. The projects were directed in a way that made us ready for the commercial world by focusing on the design process. The years I have spent here learning, have made me understand my importance as a designer. I will always be grateful to NICC for bringing out the designer in me.
I am Trishla Ostwal, final year student perusing visual arts at NICC. From the beginning I have had a driving passion for photography. But it was a little difficult to find a college with the course designed exactly which coincides with my interest. I was glad to be introduced to NICC. Since year 1, which is the foundation year, each step has been a learning one. There is so much to learn and discover in this field and it is int as easy as one assumes it to be. Little did I know that designing and visual arts coincide. I am a much more confident person today and am ready to take on the challenges out there in the industry. The quarter projects here are industry oriented so since first year you are made to work in a manner which is demanded by the career world out there. NICC is a hidden treasure and I am surely glad to have discovered it!
" Having grave reservations about my ability going into the course, it was very encouraging and motivating to receive feedback from the tutors which not only built on the skills I did have, but also encouraged me to look at things from a different perspective and to motivate me to achieve even more."
As a student I have always wanted a smaller college setting, where people know you, are willing to mentor you and care about you, NICC has given me all these things. I got survival skills from here and I am surrounded by faculty members who encourage innovation and creativity, as well as critical thinking and problem solving.
I strongly recommend NICC for students who want to excel in the field of design and want to enjoy what they are learning.
NICC is a college with a homely environment where it doesn't feel like a mundane institute. The relationship between the faculty and students is at a personal level where the faculty understands each and every student to his/her uniqueness. The college follows an experimental way of learning which results in deeper understanding among students. The college also promotes sports, providing more opportunities to the sportspersons to pursue their passion.
Coming from a very conventional background where Medicine, Dentistry,Law are the mainstream options art was a whole new field for me. As sceptic as I was, after visiting Nicc and having a look around the campus, I knew it in my guts that this place is meant for me. A unique campus, with talented students all around, this place brought in a whole new perspective in my mind. The program here enhanced the creative side of me and I discovered a part of me which never knew even existed. The curriculum is designed in a way which brings out the best in you and prepares you for the world outside. Overall it harness your skills and builds your personality
I am Sahil Kutty, studying at NICC, currently in my final year of Visual Communication. Apart from enhancing my design skills, the college has also provided me with a good foundation of professional photography. NICC has made me understand the importance of spreading into different areas of design instead of sticking to just one, which has helped me to step out of my comfort zone. At NICC, I've learnt that in design, the process is as important as the outcome.
Its been two years now that this college has been my family and guide.The college and my respected faculties have been very helpful in my journey to follow my passion. Its said that an artist is born but a designer is made. I was then a person with great imagination and creativity but my skills got polished and made to shine. It was not my initial step towards being a designer but I can say it gave my work a proper approach and meaning. I am now a much more confident designer to enter the industry thanks to the college's liberal education system.