National Institute of Creative Communications (NICC)

National Institute of Creative Communications (NICC) was established 30 years ago in Bangalore. It is the first institute in the country to introduce concepts of value education programs. Moreover, it offers degrees recognized by the UGC, and they are in concurrence with Professional Diploma programs. NICC has education objectives born from the need for a different kind of education in high-profile career-specific areas – particularly Technology – Oriented Design, the rapid growth of which is similar to the career revolution seen by the IT Industry. The objective is to produce Industry-Ready Graduates to fill this exponentially-growing & highly-specialized pool of stable, respected & high-income Corporate / Multinational careers.

National Institute of Creative Communications (NICC)

National Institute of Creative Communications (NICC) was established 30 years ago in Bangalore. It is the first institute in the country to introduce concepts of value education programs. Moreover, it offers degrees recognized by the UGC, and they are in concurrence with Professional Diploma programs. NICC has education objectives born from the need for a different kind of education in high-profile career-specific areas – particularly Technology – Oriented Design, the rapid growth of which is similar to the career revolution seen by the IT Industry. The objective is to produce Industry-Ready Graduates to fill this exponentially-growing & highly-specialized pool of stable, respected & high-income Corporate / Multinational careers.

Application & Admission Process

What is the Admission Process ?

Steps of the admission process for NICC are as follows :

  • Fill in and submit the application form along with the application fees
  • On Receipt of the application form the student will be invited for the entrance test via email
  • If the Applicant has passed the Aptitude Test, they are required to appear for Portfolio Evaluation & Interview
  • Candidates accepted for admission are e-mailed the Admission Offer Letter with accompanying documents, and are given a deadline to secure their seats
  • Results are declared on the same day as the Portfolio Evaluation & Interview
What are the Important dates of Admission Process ?
Deadline for receipt of applications is July 2020.

For clarification, please call the admin office on : +91 9620598006, +91 8904969002

How can I apply ? What are the application fees ?

Forms can be obtained from :
a) NICC’s website (Download application form here)
b) Directly from Administrative Office, NICC Bangalore

The Form must be printed out, filled in and sent to NICC by courier or scanned and e-mailed to admissions@niccindia.org

The Form must be accompanied by a payment of Rs. 3000 /- by: Demand Draft favouring NICC, payable at Bangalore, and sent by Courier

OR

Online Bank Transfer plus an email giving details of the transfer

What is the Entrance Exam Pattern ?
NICC conducts its own aptitude test. However, candidates who have passed the NID DAT Prelims or Mains do not need to appear for the NICC Aptitude Test. They only need to submit documentation of having passed the NID test.
Which cities is the Entrance Exam held in ?

The NICC Aptitude Test will be conducted between 6th July and 9th July at the following cities :

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Cochin
  • Hyderabad
  • Trivandrum
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi

Dates, Venue and Timing will be communicated to each applicant by email.

Portfolio Evaluation is done at the NICC, Bangalore campus

General Information

Name of the Institute

National Institute of Creative Communications (NICC)

Which University are they affiliated to ?
NICC is registered under The Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka for its UG & PG Diplomas. Degrees are from Bharathiar University, facilitated through NICC’s academic associates within the jurisdiction of Bharathiar University.
Which Campuses do they have ?

NICC has its sole campus in Bangalore.

What Programs are offered ? What is the annual intake ?
Programs offered and seat intake thereof is given below :
A. International Undergraduate Twinning Programs (4 years) (International Professional Diploma + Degree)
Programme Seats Annual Fees (Rs.) Eligibility Specialization
Product Design + B.Sc. Visual Communication 20 280,000 10+2 (or equivalent) and NICC Entrance Exam pass (Aptitude Test, Portfolio Evaluation, Interview) Lifestyle Product Design
Packaging Design
Appliance Design
Interior Design + B.Sc. Visual Communication Residential Space Design
Commercial Space Design
Retail Design
International Graduate Diploma in Communication Design + B.Sc. Visual Communication Degree Print Media Design & Illustration
UI / UX Design
Advertising Design (Print and Outdoor, Moving Media, Digital Media)
Packaging Design
International Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts + B.Sc.Visual Communication Degree Commercial Photography
Animation
Cinematography
B. International Masters Combination Programs (2 years) International Professional Diploma + Degree
Interaction Design + MBA Information Systems 10 290,000 B.Tech, B.E. or equivalent, Graduation in Design, Visual Communication, Mass Communication and NICC Entrance Exam
Retail & Interior Design + MBA Retail Mgmt. Graduation (or equivalent) in Interior Design, Architecture, Art, Design or B.Sc. Viscom with proficient drawing skills of three-dimensional forms and spaces, and NICC Entrance Exam
Communication Design + MA Mass Communication Graduation in any stream and NICC Entrance Exam 1) UI / UX DESIGN
2) ADVERTISING DESIGN (Print, Digital and Moving Media)
3) PACKAGING DESIGN
Photography & Cinematography + MA Mass Communication 15
3D Modeling & Animation + MA Mass Communication 10
C. International Professional Diploma Programs (1 year)
Photography 10-15 270,000 Open eligibility (anyone can apply)
Interior Design 5 + 2 or equivalent and NICC Entrance
Does the campus have Residential facility ?

The NICC Hostel is conveniently located just two hundred meters from the college building.
The hostel has :

  • 52 individual and double sharing rooms with attached bathrooms
  • 24×7 security
  • hostel mess providing vegetarian meals
  • common room with TV
Does the Institute have any International Affiliations ?
NICC is a Member-Affiliate of ELIA, The European League of Institutes of the Arts. NICC teaching curriculum is in accordance with international standards, and its students are accepted around the globe for higher education in the world’s most elite Design Colleges.
What are the Highlights of Infrastructure/facilities at the campus ?

The college building accommodates :

  • Art studio
  • Prototyping laboratory
  • Theory classrooms
  • Auditorium
  • Digital design laboratory
  • 3D rendering and editing laboratory
  • Photo-studio
  • Library
What are the Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods ?

The Highlights of the School’s Pedagogy & Teaching Methods are as follows :

  • NICC’s teaching methodology encompasses various learning processes – theory, practical application, real-time projects and evaluation.
  • These processes engage the student on various levels – observation and experience, perception, understanding and summarization, ideation, projection and application.
  • All of these demand different approaches in the learning experience, such as general theory lectures, group discussions & presentations, practical exercises, individual assignments, and projects.
  • Thus, classes at NICC are conducted in small groups with individual attention and appropriate facilities.

Industry & Job Market

What are the Highlights of Industry Interaction ?

Following are the highlights of NICC’s interaction with the Design Industry:
NICC is a member of the following bodies :
WDO (World Design Organisation) – The WDO membership provides NICC with multiple benefits, such as :

  • Exchange of ideas and connectivity with other members of the council
  • Understanding new methodologies in creation of course structure towards sustainable design education & development specific to Industry needs
  • Global networking and platform-development for speciality-specific positioning & placement

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

  • CII is India’s premier business association
  • Founded over 117 years ago, it has institutional partnerships with 22 counterpart organisations in 90 countries
  • CII partners with industry and government through advisory and consultative processes via initiatives of inclusive development which include health, education, structural reform and effective governance
  • NICC extends the benefits of this prestigious platform to its students who benefit directly via the institution’s enhanced, high-level industry interaction and connectivity

Canon-Pro
NICC is the official Canon Pro Centre (Authorised Centre for Teaching Digital Photography) in Karnataka since 2008, of only four such centres nation-wide, thus regarded as one of the best institutions in the country delivering high-quality professional education in Photography and related disciplines.

What are the Highlights of Placement for recent years ?

The Advisory Council of NICC are known and respected figures in Corporate and Government sectors. They guide and assist the Institution by providing platforms of introduction for deserving graduates to the highest levels in the National and MNC Corporate segment.

Placement Highlights of the year 2017 are as follows :
Placement Record: 90%
Top Package Offered: Rs. 7.5 Lacs p.a.

Top recruiters of the past few years :

  • Quikr
  • Paradigm Performance Solutions
  • Divami
  • One Pixel Down
  • Tata ELXSI
  • Byju’s
  • Pearl Pet
  • Symphony Teleca Corp
  • Janaagraha
  • Mudra
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions
  • Idiom Design and Consulting
  • Mahindra Retail
  • NID Bangalore
  • Ogilvy & Mather (O & M)
  • Canon India
  • The Glitch
  • Robosoft
  • Aditi International School
  • VisionWorld
  • Fusebo
  • Obscur Photography

Testimonials

Testimonials from Industry (Recruiters)

Nitin Sethi
VP Product Design & User Experience,
QUIKR
“We have hired two students from NICC so far. We are very happy with the quality of the talent NICC is producing by shaping students’ career in a right manner. I have interacted with the Design Students a few months back and got amazed at the quality witnessed. It was an amazing experience to see the energy to change and build. We are looking forward to hiring from NICC whenever we have open positions. The process followed in the teaching with the good mix of practicals and on job assignments/ training make the program unique. I hope to see great leaders and entrepreneurs from NICC.”

Mohsin Shaikh
Managing Director,
Zara
“NICC has been a wonderful platform for us, we had a lot of students from NICC who have interned with our brand and were really good at their work. They have perfect knowledge of cameras, lights and photography, we have done a number of fashion shoots with their students and also willing to do a lot more in future. We wish to continue the same fruitful collaboration with NICC and are very glad to be a part of this organisation.”

Testimonials from Current or Ex Students

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.”

Varun Rao
“ 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.”

Tribhuvan Chander
“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. “

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