Cyber security courses introduced in UG and PG

The cyber and information security courses have started in 34 institutions at 15 states and one union territory.

The University Grant Commission (UGC) and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have asked universities and technical institutions to introduce cyber security and information security as a subject at the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels.

Speaking about the introduction of the course, Dr Shashi Tharoor, minister of state for human resource development said, “Based on the recommendations of the task force on the national security system constituted on the direction of the cabinet committee on security, the UGC has requested the vice chancellors of all the universities to ensure that cyber security/information security is introduced as a subject in the universities and technical institutions at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

AICTE has informed that following the recommendations of the the task force, it has made provisions in the approval handbook that out of the two divisions allotted at the postgraduate and postdiploma levels, one shall be on cyber security or cyber Security related courses in the Computer/IT branches of Engineering/Technology.

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