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4th Batch of eMasters Degree in Cyber Security


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IIT Kanpur is inviting applications for the 4th Batch of eMasters Degree in Cyber Security​

  • The program prepares cyber security professionals to navigate the evolving cyber threat landscape

  • Applications for the July 2024 batches are open till April 30, 2024

Kanpur, 28 April, 2024: IIT Kanpur, ranked among the top 4 engineering colleges in India, has opened its doors to the 4th batch of eMasters program in Cyber Security. The program prepares cyber security professionals to navigate the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape, helping professionals build capabilities for understanding the cyber threats, vulnerabilities and risks posed by cyber threat actors to their organizational network and business functions. Professionals and cyber security enthusiasts are trained through the course work to make them well-versed with the latest concepts in cyber security including application security, web security, network security, mobile security, hardware security, cryptography, IoT security, critical infrastructure security, machine learning based security tooling, and relevant topics in Computer Science such as operating systems, networking and mathematics relevant to cyber security. IIT Kanpur’s world class cyber security research and technology innovation hub C3iHub planned the curriculum, and is in charge of coordinating the program.

As the Indian cybersecurity market is forecasted to reach a valuation of $5.8 billion by 2028, ushering in over 40,000 job opportunities, the demand for cybersecurity experts has never been more pressing. This era of data abundance highlights the crucial role of cybersecurity professionals. According to projections, nearly half of all organizations will have fallen victim to attacks on their software supply chains by next year. As the volume of data burgeons, so does the specter of potential breaches targeting vital information systems, critical infrastructures, and personal devices. Hence, amidst unprecedented technological advancements, the landscape of tomorrow unfolds various innovations. Yet, the cyber realm presents not only boundless opportunities but also lurking threats. The Internet, a cornerstone of modern existence, is besieged by a relentless surge in cyberattacks, disrupting digital ecosystems worldwide.

Crafted by the esteemed Department of Computer Science and Engineering at IIT Kanpur, this program has been meticulously designed to meet the needs of executives. It is taught by world-class faculty and researchers. Tailored for the busy schedules of working professionals, participants have the flexibility to complete the industry-focused curriculum, spanning 60 credits across 12 modules, within a timeframe of 1 to 3 years. Admission to the program is based on candidates' academic and professional backgrounds, with no requirement for a GATE score.

Prof. Sandeep K. Shukla, Program coordinator, eMasters in Cyber Security, said, "Massive digitization across sectors and industries has led to an increasing focus on cybersecurity and a demand for professionals trained in relevant skills. The eMasters Degree in Cyber Security will equip professionals with the advanced skills and in-depth knowledge needed to combat the escalating threats of cyberattacks and safeguard critical information infrastructure. The program has been meticulously crafted with a comprehensive curriculum delivered by world-class faculty to ensure that participants are at the forefront of advances in cybersecurity and are ready to tackle emerging challenges to build a resilient digital future."

This program presents a high-impact format featuring weekend-only live interactive classes alongside self-paced learning. Additionally, participants benefit from a unique credits transfer option, enabling the waiver of up to 60 credits for further education (MTech/PhD) at IIT Kanpur. Beyond academic rigor, the program offers access to IIT Kanpur's extensive resources, including the placement cell, incubation cell, and alumni network, providing unparalleled career advancement and networking opportunities. Through immersive learning, professionals cultivate world-class expertise in cybersecurity, while the campus visit to IIT Kanpur facilitates diverse interactions with eminent faculty and peers from various disciplines. Moreover, upon completion, participants attain the prestigious status of IIT Kanpur alumni, further enhancing their professional profile and network.

By opting for this program, professionals can elevate their expertise in cybersecurity to effectively tackle future challenges. Having witnessed three successful enrollment cycles, the program is now attracting a surge of applications for its fourth batch. With over 250 professionals already fulfilling the academic requirements for an eMasters degree from IIT Kanpur, their careers are set to soar in innovative fields. The inaugural batch had the honor of receiving their degrees during the esteemed 56th Convocation of IIT Kanpur. Applications for the July 2024 batch are open until April 30th 2024.

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About IIT Kanpur:

Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur was established in 1959 and declared to be an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India through an Act of Parliament. IIT Kanpur is best known for the highest standard of education in science and engineering and for seminal R&D contributions over the years. The institute has a sprawling lush green campus spread over 1055 acres with a large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 25 centres and 3 interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with more than 570 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students.

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