Delhi University to start admission in Cyber Security course next month

Keeping in mind the consistent issue of ‘hacking’ which has outgrown in the country, Delhi University has decided to launch ‘Institute of Cyber Security and Law’ in order to curb the problem. The admission process in the program is likely to begin in the month of September. The Varsity announced the decision after receiving approval from the Academic and Executive Council.

The course has been brought up owing to the rising demand for the professionals in Cyber Security sector.

On 9th June, Delhi University’s Standing Committee on Admissions gave a nod to launch a School of Journalism and to begin a one-year postgraduate diploma course in Cyber Security. As per the details, the AC and EC had to provide approval in the month of June for the actions to be implemented from the current academic session. The required preparations for the Cyber Security Program have already been made.

Nachiketa Singh, one of the members of the panel said, “In the previous academic council meeting, the VC had mooted the idea of the courses. Though nothing concrete was known to us, he had set up committees of experts on cyber security and journalists to work on the syllabus and course content, which is now ready.”

Throughout the whole proposal, significant changes have been made in the proposed curriculum and Structure. As per the statement of Delhi University’s official, the notification for the program ‘Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Law’ will be released in August only.

Dr. Sunaina Kanowjia, OSD of the Institute of Cyber Security and Law said, “This is a professional program and this will be the first exposure program in Central and State Universities across the country, in which the international level training will be given to understand and fund every funding of hacking and cyber security. The class will be on the ground floor of the University Stadium.”

The students will be provided with ‘Bienna International Syllabus’ that will include 6-6 papers and 2 projects in one year of duration. It will cover 40% Practical, 40% Theory and 20% project work. The course will cover Network Security, Cloud Security, Web Security, Mobile Eco System, Internet of Things, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Banking Information Technology, Cyber Law, Cyber Forensics, and Security Compliance Management. Summer and Winter Internships will also be given throughout the course.

As per the selection criteria, the selection will be based on merit list and qualifying exam. 85% weightage will be given to the qualifying degree and 15% weightage will be given to the interview. The first year’s batch capacity will be of 100 students. Till now, the fee hasn’t been decided as the committee report has not come yet. For the placements, the University has also consulted with the companies.

Dr. Sunaina said, “There is a great scope for students in government, non-governmental agency/organization, banking, e-commerce, defense, retail industry. Students can work as Cyber Security Officer, Network Security Officer, Security Analyst, System Engineer, Network Security Officer, Forensic Investigator etc. We have been guessed that the average package will be between 6 to 9 lakh rupees.”

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