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Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO) Becomes India’s Sole Godox Certified Media & Communication Institute

In a remarkable achievement, the Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO) has earned the prestigious Godox Certification, establishing itself as the sole Media & Communication Institute in India to attain this recognition. This accolade underscores NICO’s unwavering commitment to providing students with top-tier training in media and communication, bolstered by state-of-the-art equipment from Godox, a leading name in the photography and lighting industry.

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As part of this exclusive certification, Godox will collaborate with NICO to conduct illuminating workshops on lighting techniques for students. These workshops will serve as a unique opportunity for students to glean insights from the experts at Godox, delving into the latest lighting techniques and practices. Additionally, NICO is gearing up to offer Short Term Courses in partnership with Godox, further enriching the learning experience for its students.

Nitte Institute of Communication has long been dedicated to offering comprehensive and relevant programs to its students. Beyond the Godox partnership, NICO hosts an array of workshops conducted by industry experts covering various aspects of media, including photography, feature writing, video editing, visual effects (VFX), and short filmmaking. These workshops provide students with invaluable exposure to real-world challenges and opportunities in the ever-evolving media industry.

Addressing this milestone, Prof. Raviraj, Head of NICO, expressed his enthusiasm, saying, “We are delighted to stand as India’s sole Godox Certified Training Centre. This certification is a testament to our relentless pursuit of innovation in media education. Our goal is to equip our students with the finest training available, ensuring their success in the dynamic media landscape.”

Nitte Institute of Communication offers a comprehensive portfolio of five programs in media and communication, catering to students aspiring to forge careers in this dynamic field:

  1. BA in Media and Communication: A four-year program encompassing a wide spectrum of subjects, from animation and graphic designing to advertising and public relations.
  2. MA in Media and Communication: A two-year program offering specializations in broadcast, corporate communication, and print.
  3. PG Diploma in Photography and Filmmaking: A one-year program dedicated to teaching the art and craft of visual storytelling.
  4. PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations: A one-year program designed to impart skills and strategies in marketing communication.
  5. PhD: A three-year full-time program enabling students to conduct pioneering research in media and communication.

For more information about NICO and its programs, please visit their official website:

NICO also plays host to the Nitte International Film Festival (NIFF), a student-driven film festival that provides a platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their creations and network with industry professionals. NIFF offers students unique opportunities to interact with filmmakers, cinematographers, actors, scriptwriters, and technicians who actively participate in the festival. Over four days, NIFF showcases approximately 70-80 films in a popular multiplex in the city.

Furthermore, third-year BA students specializing in Event Management at NICO take on the responsibility of organizing and executing a two-day chocolate festival held at a prominent city mall. Dubbed “Mangalore’s only Chocolate Festival,” this exclusive event serves as a valuable platform for local bakers and chocolatiers to exhibit and sell their delectable creations. After four successful editions, this festival has become a highly anticipated occasion in Mangalore’s social calendar. These hands-on experiences exemplify NICO’s strong commitment to experiential learning, a core principle embraced by the institution.


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