Vital instruction is delivered by full-time, in-house faculty, who have been practicing professionals, not just professional
teachers. This is a crucial point that distinguishes NICC as an institution that imparts industry-centric knowledge and skills.
Dr. A. K. Rose : Director NICC College & Director Academics.
Specialist Faculty : Multiple Programs & Courses
He is an acknowledged expert in cross-platform integrated Design disciplines and was External Examiner (New Media Design) to Govt. of India’s National Institute of Design (NID, Ahmedabad) in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 (M.DES). He was formerly Member, Development Team, Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries. He has also been Consultant Technologist to Govt. of India technology Design Projects. His qualifications include: B.Sc Hons1; MBBS (AIIMS); FCCP; Fel.Applied Technology (Biophysics: Electronics in Physiology) and several Certifications in Digital Imaging.(Accr:TSBEC,USA) & Photography (Accr:IACET,USA).
He has, for two decades, been a Specialist Consultant in the fields of Cross-Platform Integrated Technology & Digital Imaging. He has several inventions to his credit in the fields of Automation, Robotics and Small-Signal Processing. His extensive Industry experience and expertise in photography,imaging-related technology & product design led to a parallel career as a consultant in Imaging & Advertising. Clients include corporates such as Prestige Entertainment, SKC Group, and Tata Interactive. He currently uses the 3D Program system, 'Lightwave' as part of his Design method and teaches this high-end platform at the postgraduate level.
He is also a specialist photographer and published writer. His work includes the 6-part Photo Techniques Teaching Series titled ‘ The Art of Macro Photography’ published in 1997, by BP, Tata Donnelley Ltd. and a further 3-part tutorial series titled ‘Macro Photography’. NICC was selected by Canon India to be one of its prestigious national Pro Centres on the basis of Dr.Rose's connection with the College.
Aleksandra R. Rose : Dean, NICC;
Specialist Faculty: History of Art & Design, Styling & Art Direction
Ms. Aleksandra Rose's Alma Mater is The College of Fine and Applied Arts (VSLIPU), Belgrade University. She has been a participating guest artist at the 'Q' Group of creative artists, and 'Terra' Art Colony in Serbia. As a practicing designer, her consultancies revolve around domains of Design for Advertising, Interactive Media, and Experiential Design. Some of her past highlight projects include the setup of visual merchandising systems at the flagship store of Champion USA, in Belgrade, Art Direction and coordination of Advertising Design solutions for the first shoppertainment events for Prestige Group, in Bangalore, and Design for Retail Experience project for SKC Group, and has developed digital content for several e-learning modules, of which one was commissioned by TATA Interactive . As co-founder and Dean NICC, her objectives are to focus on holistic and interdisciplinary approaches in Media and Design-related teaching curricula and practices. She teaches History of Art and Design, Styling and Art Direction applied to different creative disciplines. She is a recipient of the Kiran Achievement Award for her work in the fields of Art and Education, awarded by Women’s International Network.
Vipin Chandran Pathiyil : Faculty Head, Design Specialities
Mr. Vipin Chandran Pathiyil has been a designer for 15 years and has been teaching various aspects of visual and communication design for the last 6 years. He was a member of the faculty at the National Institute of Creative Communication, Bangalore and L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués, Bangalore. As a design consultant he specialises in identity & brand design, UI/UX design and type design. Some of the brands he has worked with include Royal Challengers Bangalore, Domino's Pizza, Le Méridien Hotels, Hoffmann Bewirtung India, Forum Neighbourhood Mall, Idea Device, Exit Café, and the successfully crowd-funded robotics project – Aido. In 2015 he co-founded Radworx, an advertising agency based in Kochi. Apart from teaching he has conducted workshops on persona development, and speculative design. His interests include non-linear narratives, ergodic literature, role of sound in UX design and generative art. He also holds B. Tech degree in electrical & electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Kozhiokode.
Himanth C M M : Associate Sr.Faculty
Engineering for Product Design, Retail Design, Packaging Design & Interaction Design
CAD & Engineering Drawing for all Design Disciplines
Mr. Himanth has a varied experience in different profiles of Product design and AV Design which deals with Mechanical, Pneumatics and electro-mechanical designs. His previous work experience was in Ravindu Toyota, COMM products and worked as a senior designer for the projects like Lavasa, EMC2 and Suzlon. His designs are in robotics as a combination Cylinder, Gear box and different other machines and automobile related accessories and attachments. An entrepreneur and consultant since 2010 with AHS Creative Design Solutions, which provides solutions for Product design and development. Mr. Himanth is an Engineer, holding a B.E/B.Tech (Automobile) degree. Design, development and innovation have been the focus domain of his professional career. He owns two approved patents: "Energy wheel" and "Airless and Tubeless tyre". He also worked as a faculty at the Automobile Department in an engeneering college. At NICC he is responsible for providing hands-on learning of Mechanical Systems, Materials Studies and Exploration, Manufacturing Processes, and Physical Prototyping in the domains of Product Design and Design for Retail.
Purushothaman Raju : Associate Sr.Faculty
3D, Multimedia & Post Production
Mr. Purushothaman has over 15 years of experience in multiple domains comprising of Online Gaming and Academic coaching. A creativity - driven product manager and producer with years of experience, successfully leading and coordinating projects in the online gaming industry with practical expertise in running the show for multiple AAA games and supporting other leading AAA titles published by K2 Network (Gamers First). During his tenure as Academic Faculty, he has trained and mentored more than 800+ students in esteemed colleges and institutions on diverse projects in the field of multimedia. He holds an Advanced Professional Diploma in Multimedia. He is an expert in 3D Programs, Game Development & Moving Media Post Production.
Sanjay Morlidhar : Associate Sr.Faculty
Visual Design & Graphics
Mr. Sanjay is a graduate of NID (National Institute of Design) and holds a Diploma in Visual Communication Design with a specialization in Graphic Design. Mr. Sanjay has worked as graphic designer at the Nehru Foundation for Development, Mapin Publishing, Indian Express, House of MG. In 1997 he designed the current visual identity for ICICI Bank. He was an Art Director with Images Design Studio and Graphis Ads. He as over 6 years of experience in teaching visual communication at National Institute of Design, Srishti School of Art Design & Technology, and Design Quotient Labs. He has also undertaken various communication design projects for the famous House of MG in Ahmedabad. At NICC, he delivers an important aspect of Design – hands-on involvement with Graphic Design which includes traditional and Digital Typography, Layout, Graphics and Collage. He is also responsible for delivering the foundation in Elements and Principles of Design, Color Theory, Form and Material Exploration for Packaging and Spatial Design.
Joel Sandeep : Associate Sr.Faculty
Photography & Cinematography
Mr. Joel has been a professional photographer for over 6 years now and has shot for various commercial brands such as Arvind mills , Flying machinMe , Mahindra , Mom&Me , Babyoye etc. and has shot for various celebrities in the Bollywood industry , he has been teaching for various reputed schools and design colleges as the photography lecturer and has won 5 national level awards in photography during his career , his passion for teaching and creating the next generation of artists is what especially sets him apart from others. He holds an International Postgraduate Diploma in photography.
Megha Banerjee : Associate Sr.Faculty
Graphics, Styling, Creative Craft
Ms. Megha graduated from NIFT with specialization in Textile Design. She has over 4 years of experience, working as a print graphic designer for export houses in Life Accessories, Home Fashion and Apparel sector. She has majorly designed for clients namely Kohl’s (one of the US largest online retail store), Ahlens (one of Sweden’s largest retail chain) and Tomo Corp. (Japan online retail). She has also designed men’s wear for international brands such as Marc Anthony, Primark, Rock & Republic, Sainsbury.
Apart from Textile her broad spectrum of knowledge includes Graphic Design, Styling, Fundamentals of Design, Paper art and paper sculpting. Her passion for teaching helps her connect with students and with the sole motto of bringing out the best in them.
Megha has been mentoring students on various aspects of design and aesthetics for 2 years, guiding them into creating portfolios to meet industry standards.
Ganapati Hegde : Associate Sr.Faculty
Electronics & Technology
Mr. Ganapati Hegde has a degree in Electronics and communication engineering and Master of Science in Embedded System Design and has working experience of 15 years in technical training and in electronic Industry. He worked as Technical Expert in GIZ international Services. His previous experience includes : Manager, Technical in LED lighting Industry and heading the Electronics department in NTTF electronics city, Bangalore. His area of expertise involves electrical design of LED lighting systems and chip development, Electronic Product Development, surface mount technology, wireless network technology and technical training in the above diversified areas.
Guest Faculty: Career-Guidance Sessions, Career Talks, Workshops and Master Classes are held by a number of visiting faculty who are practicing professionals in various specialities of Design & Media.