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NICO to hold national level seminar and media fest from March 9 to 11

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Mangaluru, Mar 7,2017: Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), constituent college of Nitte University is all set to host a three days national level Seminar and Media fest – Beacons 2K17 which will be held from March 9 to 11 at its Paneer Campus, Deralakatte.


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Addressing the press on Monday, March 6 at Press Club, Ms Anisha Nishanth, Faculty Co-ordinator said that the maiden National Seminar will be held on the theme ‘Media Convergence – Opportunities and Challenges’ on Thursday, March 9.

“Prominent media professional and media startegist Ms Vasanthi Hariprakash will be the chief guest.    Mr Vishal Hegde, Pro-Chancellor of Nitte University will preside over function. Prof Varadesh Hiregange, Director of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Manipal University, Prof Chandra Mouli, HOD, Acharya Institute of Graduate Studies and Dr Ronald Anil Fernandes, Bureau Chief – Deccan Herald will be the panelists for seminar” she opined.

Adding further she said thatthe valedictory ceremony of seminar will be presided over by Dr Indrani Karunasagar, Director of Nitte University Center for Science Education and Research. The seminar will see a participation and presentation of research papers by media professionals, academicians, students and research scholars from across India.

Briefing about the fourth edition of Media fest – Beacons 2K17 which will be held on March 10 and 11,Prof Raviraj Kini, Head of the Department,  said that the fest will be graced by Sandalwood lyricist Dr. Jayanth Kaikini and Sandalwood film ‘Kirik Party Fame’ Kiranraj”.

“The two day media fest filled with dance, music and exciting competitions like Theme dance, Face painting, Mock press, JAM, Creative writing, Crisis management, Spot Photography, Short Film making, Icebreaker, Treasure hunt, Live reporting, Mime, Quiz, RJ Hunt and Product Launch  will see a participation of nearly 20 colleges from across India” he added.

Ms Wilma Serrao, Publicity Co-ordinator and Mr Sanal Anthony, Student  Co-ordinator were present on the occasion.

About NICO : Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), constituent college of Nitte University since 2013 has been offering a clutch of innovative UG and PG programs in Media and Communication. The students here have access to a state-of-the-art Broadcast Studio, Print Design, TV Editing & Web Design labs, library, wi-fi campus and fully-digital facilities for professional education and research in the area of communication and journalism. The curriculum is fully in tune with the needs of a student who wishes to serve the modern media industry and society.

Ms Vasanthi Hariprakash : From being sub-editor on the New Indian Express desk, Ms Vasanthi Hariprakash has been a leading RJ on Radio City 91.1 FM, Bengaluru. She has also served as a special correspondent at NDTV 24x7 and has anchored documentary episodes on BBC World News reporting from places like Nepal, Laos and Vietnam. Being a multi talented personality who knows the pulse of radio, television and digital media, she is the founder of ‘Pickle Jar’, a platform that curates film festivals and programs of social relevance. She currently writes, trains media individuals and institutions and moderates debates and panel discussions.

Dr Jayant Kaikini : Recipient of Karnataka Sahitya Academy award Dr Jayant Kaikini is a renowned poet, short story writer and Sandalwood lyricist. Besides being the first Indian author to have won the prestigious ’Kusumagraja’ national literary award by Nasik Open University (2010), he has been awarded a doctorate by Tumkur University (2011). He has received series of filmfare awards for best lyrics.