As part of Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas-2022, University Grants Commission (UGC) on Thursday launched the cyber security course syllabus for undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Speaking on the occasion, UGC Chairman Professor M Jagadesh Kumar said that the syllabus “aims to create more aware, responsive and responsible digital citizens, thereby contributing effectively to an overall healthy cybersecurity posture and ecosystem.”
He further said, “For classroom transactions of these courses at UG and PG level, Higher Education Institutions (HEIS) may invite Cyber Security/Computer/IT qualified faculty or experts from Industry/Subject Matter Experts to take the lectures, practical and tutorials.”
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
Deepak Virmani, Deputy Secretary, Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, 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.
In his concluding remarks, UGC Vice Chairman Professor Deepak Kumar Srivastava mentioned that creating cyber awareness and sensitising our internet users on safeguarding against cyber attacks is very much required in present time.