NICO to organise National Media Fest and Seminar from March 9 to 11

Mangaluru: Nitte Institute of Communication (NICO), constituent college of Nitte University will see a host of media professionals including Vasanthi Hariprakash and Sandalwood Lyricist Dr Jayanth Kaikini and others at its three days National Media Fest and Seminar – ‘Beacons 2K17’ from March 9 to 11 at its Paneer campus in Deralakatte.


The maiden national seminar which will be held on the theme ‘Media Convergence – Opportunities and Challenges’ on Thursday, March 9 will be presided by Vasanthi Hariprakash, independent journalist, trainer, speaker and media strategist. 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, journalist will be the panelists for seminar.

The valedictory ceremony of seminar will be presided over by Dr Indrani Karunasagr, 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.

The fourth edition of the Media Fest- ‘Beacons- 2K17’ will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11. 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.

Sandalwood lyricist Dr. Jayanth Kaikini and Sandalowood film ‘Kirik Party Fame’ Kiranraj will grace the valedictory ceremony of ‘Beacons- 2K17’ which will be held on Saturday, March 11. Mr Kiranraj, Associate Director will also be conducting a workshop on film making for students on March 11.



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