Delhi University will start a Centre for Cyber Security and Law from the coming academic session. The university administration has already started the consultation process and a concept note has been circulated to create a blueprint for the centre, sources said. The centre will initially offer a master’s programme on cyber security and law. The university also plans to offer short term courses on skill development.”We are trying to start the centre along with the school of Mass Communication and Journalism,” said DU Vice-Chancellor, Yogesh Tyagi.
In its latest report, Nasscom has stated that increasing incidents of cyber attacks and data protection efforts are expected to create $35-billion revenue and employment opportunities for around a million professionals in India by 2025. “Cyber security and law will be major issues in the coming years with a significant increase in internet accessibility. It will generate employment as well,” said Tyagi.
Such developments are in sync with the mission of Digital India, said Tyagi. “It is important for every institution to contribute to the development and growth of the nation.” Final blueprints of the Centre for Cyber Security and Law, and the School of Mass Communication and Journalism are likely to be in place by January. The administration will then take them to the committee of courses and statutory bodies for approvals and development of course contents.