UGC launches syllabus of cyber security programme at UG, PG level

UGC chairman M Jagadesh Kumar launched the syllabus of cyber security course on the occasion of Cyber Jagrookta Diwas 2022.

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Vagisha Kaushik | October 6, 2022 | 08:41 PM IST

NEW DELHI: As part of Cyber Jagrookta Diwas 2022 celebration today, University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman, M Jagadesh Kumar launched the syllabus of cyber security course at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Both UG and PG syllabi of cyber security programmes include five modules each.

UG syllabus of cyber security course

Modules under the UG syllabus of cyber security are:

  • Module 1: Introduction to cyber security
  • Module 2: Cyber crime and cyber law
  • Module 3: Social media overview and security
  • Module 4: E-commerce and digital payments
  • Module 5: Digital devices security, tools and technologies for cyber security

PG syllabus of cyber security course

Modules under the PG syllabus of cyber security are:

  • Module 1: Overview of cyber security
  • Module 2: Cyber crimes
  • Module 3: Cyber law
  • Module 4: Data privacy and data security
  • Module 5: Cyber security management, compliance and governance

Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said that this syllabus aims to create more aware, responsive and responsible digital citizens, thereby contributing effectively to an overall healthy cyber security posture and ecosystem. He further said that for classroom transaction of these courses at UG and PG level in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) will invite cyber security, computer, IT qualified faculty or experts from industry, subject matter experts to take the lectures, practical and tutorials.

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Deepak Virmani, Deputy Secretary, Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (14C), Ministry of Home Affairs and his team made a presentation on prevention of cybercrime and adoption of cyber hygiene. The presentation highlighted the themes of securing digital personal finance, mindful usage of social media, expected futuristic cyber attacks, cyber hygiene, securing digital personal finance, email security, mobile and internet security and computer security. This was followed by an interactive question and answer session with the participants.

Vice chancellors, principals, faculty members and students from HEIs across the country attended the event.

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