NICC International College of Design is a UGC approved institute with a unique teaching methodology that encompasses various learning processes like theory, practical application, real-time projects, and evaluation. It offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Diploma and certificate courses in Photography, Cinematography, Product Design, and Communication Design, etc.

NICC Highlights

NICC International College of Design at a glance:

Official website
Degree Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Selection Criteria Merit and entrance based
Accepted test score NICCAT (National Institute of Creative Communication Aptitude Test)
Contact number +919620598006

NICC Courses

NICC International College of Design offers the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Twinning Programs | 4 years |
  • Postgraduate Twinning Program | 2 years |
  • Professional Diploma | one year |
  • Certificate courses | 6 months |

Here are some important details of the same:

Level Course name Eligibility
Undergraduate Twinning program International Graduate Diploma in Product Design (IGTP Product Design) Pass in 10+2 and NICC Aptitude test
International Graduate Diploma in Communication Design (IGTP Communication Design) Pass in 10+2 and NICC Aptitude test
International Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts (IGTP Visual Arts) Pass in 10+2 and NICC Aptitude test
 Postgraduate Twinning program International Masters Combination Program in Photography & Cinematography (IMCP Photography and Cinematography) Graduate and NICC Aptitude Test
Professional Diploma  International Professional Diploma (IPDIP) in:
  • Professional Photography
  • UI/UX with Interaction Design
  • Professional Interior Design
  • Cinematography
  • 3D Animation
  • Communication Design
Open eligibility, anyone can apply.
 Certificate Course Skillset Professional Certificate (SPC) Open Eligibility

Here is the fee structure of each program:

Course name Fee (INR)
IGTP Product Design 2.80 Lacs/year
IGTP Communication Design 2.80 Lacs/year
IGTP Visual Arts  2.80 Lacs/year
IMCP Photography & Cinematography 2.90 Lacs/year
IPDIP- Photography 2.7 Lacs
IPDIP- UI/UX with Interaction Design 1.70 Lacs
IPDIP- Interior Design 1.70 Lacs
IPDIP- Cinematography 1.90 Lacs
IPDIP- Communication Design 1.90 Lacs
SPC- Photography 1.2 Lacs
IMCP Communication Designy 2.90 Lacs/year
IPDIP- Animation 1.90 Lacs

NICC Admissions

NICC International College of Design gives admission to a student on the basis of marks obtained in the NICC aptitude test in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Twinning programs. Programs such as Professional Diploma and Certificate courses do not require Aptitude test scores at the time of admission. Once the student gets qualified in the aptitude test he/she is called for group discussion and Personal interview for the final selection.

NICC Hostel

NICC provides hostel accommodation to students which is 2 minutes distance from the campus. NICC hostel building has:

  1. Single & Twin sharing rooms
  2. 50 rooms with attached bathroom
  3. In-house cook and Hostel Mess
  4. Separate floor for Boys and girls
  5. 24 hr security, guard, and medical services.

NICC Placements

NICC International College of Design gives assistance and guidance to students in placement activities. Students with their acquired skills get placed in different projects in the industry. 2019 placement report of NICC shows the Salary package of students:

  • Undergraduate Starting Salary: 5-6 Lacs/year
  • Postgraduate Starting Salary: 6-9.4 Lacs/year


NICC International College of Design is affiliated to:

  • The Directorate of Collegiate Education, Govt. of Karnataka.
  • European League of Institutes of the Arts, Amsterdam, Holland 
  • Bharathiar University

NICC Faculty

The core faculty members of the National Institute of Creative Communication are:

  • Dr. A.K. Rose
    • Designation: Founder- Director
  • Aleksandra R. Rose
    • Designation: Dean & Co-Founder
  • Vipin Chandran Pathiyil
    • Designation: Head of Faculty
  • Sanjay Morlidhar
    • Designation: Associate Senior Faculty
  • Purushothaman Raju
    • Designation: Senior Associate Faculty
  • Abhyuday Singh
    • Designation: Associate faculty


Ques. What is the fee structure for NICC hostel accommodation?

Ans. NICC International College of Design Hostel Fee is as follows:

  • For all course students: 
    • Single room + Food- INR 1.20 Lacs/year 
    • Shared room + food- INR 95K/year
  • For 6 months professional certificate course students:
    • Single room + Food- INR 60k
    • Shared room + food- INR 50k

Ques. How is the placement of NICC? Who to contact for placement related queries?

Ans. Placements at the NICC International College of Design are good. The starting salary of Undergraduates is 5.6 LPA. This is because the institute provides International Professional Diploma and Degree which provides students job-specific training. With this training, students become industry-ready with set skills and are able to deliver quality work at the job from day 1 itself.
Details of all the placement related activities are available at placement office, NICC. You may contact the current placement officer of the institute.

Ques. Who are the top recruiters of NICC?

Ans. The top recruiters of NICC are Think Design Zara, R.K. Swamy BBDO, Bangalore, R.K. Swamy BBDO, Chennai, R.K. Swamy BBDO, Delhi, Beeswax Inc (H.Q: Florida, USA), IIFM, Bhopal, S. Kumar's Ltd., Spenta, Multimedia Mumbai, Prometheus Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Mumbai, Advert Bangalore, Cogwheel Studios etc.