UGC Asks Varsities, Colleges To Implement Cyber Security Courses


New Delhi: With an aim to create more awareness regarding cyber security, the University Grant Commission (UGC) asked all universities and affiliated colleges to introduce cyber security courses in Under-graduate and Post-graduate level.

In a letter to the vice chancellors and principals, the UGC directed to implement the syllabus at the earliest.

“In view of the importance of cyber security and for propagating cyber hygiene amongst HEIs, you are requested to take necessary steps for implementation of the Syllabus of Cyber Security Course at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level in all the streams of your esteemed University and also in the affiliated or constituent Colleges.”

“The syllabus aims to create more aware, responsive and responsible digital citizens, thereby contributing effectively to an overall healthy cyber security posture and ecosystem,” it added.

The UGC Cyber Security course for UG programmes include Introduction to Cyber Security, Cyber Crime and Cyber Law, Social Media Overview and Security, e-Commerce and Digital Payments, Digital Devices Security, Tools and Technologies for Cyber Security.

Cyber Security, Cyber Crimes, Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Security, Cyber Security Management, Compliance and Governance form part of the UGC Cyber Security PG programme. Subject: Regarding the implementation of Syllabus of Cyber Security Course at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level.

On the occasion of Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas on October 6, the UGC had launched the Syllabus of Cyber Security Course at UG and PG levels

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