Mangaluru: Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), a constituent college of Nitte (Deemed to be University), will start the four-year BA (Hons) in Media & Communication, beginning this academic year.
NICO is the first in Dakshina Kannada to begin this programme which is in tune with the requirements of the National Education Policy-2020 (NEP).
Established in 2012, for the past nine years NICO has been offering BA & MA in Mass Communication & Journalism.
A healthy blend of theory and practice, the curriculum of the BA (Honours) is in keeping with industry requirements and includes subjects like Animation, Social Media Marketing, Short Film-making, Photography, Introduction to VFX, Data Journalism, Advertising and Event Management, among several others.
Divided into 8 semesters, it also offers Value Added Courses like Acting Theory & Practice and Soft Skills & Resume Writing in the third and sixth semesters and Electives like Data Journalism, Technical Writing and Advanced Animation, UI/UX Design in the seventh and eighth semesters. The curriculum is designed in such a way that if a student wants to exit after three years, he/she can do that and would still be introduced to different subjects under Media & Communication.
Multiple exit options are another feature of this programme:
On completion of first two semesters of BA (Hons) and having met specified requirements including minimum CGPA, the student can exit with a Certificate in Media & Communication.
On completion of four semesters of BA (Hons) and having met specified requirements including minimum CGPA, the student can exit with a Diploma in Media & Communication.
On completion of six semesters of BA (Hons) and having met specified requirements including minimum CGPA, the student can exit with a BA in Media & Communication.
A media college which organises the Nitte International Film Festival every year, NICO regularly conducts Workshops on a variety of subjects and has some of the best names from the industry coming to the institute and interacting with students.
The new academic year will begin in the first week of October. For more information on the college and courses offered, call: Prof. Raviraj, Head, Nitte Institute of Communication on Mob: 70224-94202 or visit nico.nitte.edu.in.