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. Akash K. Rose : Director NICC Education Trust & Director Academics, NICC.
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.
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.
Mr. Badesha has a Degree in fashion design from MATS Raipur and a Professional Diploma in Product and Interface Design from Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology, and has 7 years’ experience in teaching. He also works in the field of Sustainable Design with NIF (National Innovation Foundation) undertaken by GRIDS (Grass Root Innovation Design Studio). He has also worked with the Government of Chhattisgarh for craft development with Hastshilppokharaj. His experience includes being an assistant for Abhishek Dutta at Lakme and at Wills Lifestyle fashion week. He has also worked with Sculpture Artists for an architectural firm incorporating different materials like metals, resin, fiberglass, cotton, steel and more.
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.
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.
Divya Thanuj : Associate Sr.Faculty Graphic Design & Digital Imaging
Mrs. Divya Thanuj has been working in the field of graphics design industry since 2010. She has wide experience in the graphic design field. Her previous experience as a Graphic design lead include projects at Bangalore Best for Web template creation & client handling. She has designed posters for Silicon Valley, explored the field of Print media & Worked in Tabloid as a Creative Graphic Designer (CGD). She has also been a faculty member in MAAC training on various phases of production pipeline. Her qualifications include a Diploma in Multimedia and a Bachelors’ Degree in commerce.
Ramesh D : Assistant Sr.Faculty Web, Android & Database Design
Mr. Ramesh is a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from VTU Belgaum and also holds a Postgraduate degree in Computer Networking from VTU Belgaum, Karnataka. He did his research on “P2P Content-Based File Sharing and Providing Security in Disconnected MANETs’” which shows how securely a file will transfer from node to node by encrypting the original file and decrypting it at the other end by authenticating the user. He has also, worked on the above concept for his Ph.D., presented a seminar on these topics and published journals on it. He has also held a seminar on “Leverage in Landslide Detection” presented at inter-college level from Mangalore Region. He holds the certification of Android development in the “Aakash Android Application Programming” workshop conducted by ISTE and certification by “Android Application Programming” from Virscent Padarth IIT Bombay.
Naveen B : Assistant Sr.Faculty Web Design
Mr. Naveen holds a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from SDMIT Ujire, awarded by Visvesvaraya Technological University Belgaum. He is experienced in analysis, design, development and has good knowledge of E-commerce. He has extensive project experience and quick adaptability to changing trends and technologies, and has 3 years of working experience as a Software Engineer in website development.
Deep Shikha Mehta : Assistant Sr.Faculty Android Application Design
Ms. Mehta is an M.Tech (CSE) from Central University of Jharkhand and BE (CSE) from Annamalai Universit. She analyses functional and performance requirements in design document, development scenarios, schema, execution and design to ensure application functionality. She teaches Application Design on Android Studio and similar platforms.
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. For more details, please refer to the Newsletters.