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Academic Affiliations

  • India: NICC is registered under The Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka, India, for its UG & PG Diplomas.
    Degrees are from Bharathiar University, Delivered through NICC's Associate Education Trust's Universal College, Govt. of Karnataka
    International: 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.
    Prestigious Memberships & Associations: (Please see below) These provide eminent credentials and outstanding placement platforms for our students.
    • NICC is the first Indian Institution to be granted membership-affiliation with the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA), the primary international network organization of major Art & Design-related education institutions & universities. ELIA has over 400 Member Institutions on six continents (see Map). ELIA's primary mission is to bring global parity to Design-related education.
      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. Also, it is important to note that it is the word-standard NICC Diploma and its associated Portfolio & Global-Parity Skillset which is the foundation on which NICC students, both UG and PG, have acquired respected careers with elite companies, institutions, industries and MNCs in India.(See Placements)

      The value of this association in terms of international standard of the NICC qualification is illustrated by the winning of the Milan International Packaging Design Scholarship Competition offered by one of the most prestigious Design College in Europe, Istituto Europeo di Design (IED, Milan, Italy). The student who won the scholarship from NICC earned his NICC International Diploma in Visual Communication (as NICC's Communication Design Program was then called), specializing in Packaging Design. He is currently working in Italy in his chosen specialization. Screenshot of the Scholarship Announcement by IED Milan:

      This project was mentored and guided by senior NICC Faculty. The presentation can be viewed in the video box on the Masters Communication Design Program page.
    • NICC is a pioneer in the concept of Value-Addition Academic Programs that offer UGC-Recognized Degree Programs in conjunction with career-oriented Internationally-respected Professional Diploma programs, thus delivering simultaneous Graduate / Postgraduate Status, International acceptance and High-Level Career Placement to its students. The Degree component of the Twinning/Combination Programs is enabled via NICC's sister Education Trust's 'Universal College' which is recognized by Govt. of Karnataka and affiliated to Bangalore University & Bharathiar University - both UGC-Recognized Government Universities. These degrees are fully UGC-Recognized and issued by the concerned Govt. Universities.
    • Industrial Affiliations

    • NICC is a member of WDO (World Design Organisation) formerly "ICSID, International Council of Societies of Industrial Design". Among the other seven premier Educational Institutions from India are IIT(Bombay), and NID. TATA Elxsi is one of the two eminent Corporate Members from India. The ICSID membership provides NICC with multiple benefits: 1. Exchange of ideas and connectivity with other members of the council. 2. Understanding new methodologies in creation of course structure towards sustainable design education & development specific to Industry needs. 3. Global networking and platform-development for speciality-specific positioning & placement.
    • The Confederation of Indian Industry (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.
    • 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. NICC has a full-fledged photo-studio with the latest Canon photographic DSLR equipment and accessories, and professional software necessary for professional image processing. NICC graduates of the Photography + MBA program also enjoy the benefit of possible career opportunities at Canon India & other imaging-equipment multinationals. Canon Press Release 2008
    • Association with TATA Elxsi:
      From Automotive to Aerospace, Enterprise to Consumer Electronics, Entertainment to FMCG, Media to Storage, Semicon to Telecom, Tata Elxsi provides customized design solutions to companies across the globe. It is a pivotal Design Hub for the TATA Group. TATA Elxsi have kindly agreed to advise and assist in the development of NICC curricula for Product/Industrial Design, Packaging Design and related specialities.
      Curriculum Guidance & Monitoring by TATA Elxsi