Cyber Security for the 4-year Undergraduate program at Chitkara University

Cyber Security for the 4-year Undergraduate program at Chitkara University

Duration: 4 Years


About Programme

UG Program in Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Cyber Security jointly conducted by Chitkara University and Quick Heal Academy.

Chitkara University, Chandigarh is offering a recognized Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science with specialisation in Cyber Security. The unique program aims to enhance awareness and upgrade the skills of computer science graduates to make them capable of protecting cyber space from potential threats.

At Chitkara University, our Engineering students receive a quality education that prepares them to advance the frontiers of technology. Through our “Hands-on” curriculum, students design and construct all-terrain vehicles; design, build and load steel bridges; produce computer animations and video games; and harness the power of the sun to race cars that they design, build and test. Our engineers don’t just learn theory – they expand upon it and apply it.

About Chitkara University

In the year 2002, Chitkara Educational Trust established Punjab campus 30 kilometers from Chandigarh, on the Chandigarh–Patiala National Highway. In the year 2010 Chitkara University was established by the Punjab State Legislature under “The Chitkara University Act”.

Chitkara University, the best university in Punjab is a government-recognized university with the right to confer degrees as per the Sections 2(f) and 22(1) of the UGC Act, 1956.

The sprawling campus of the University is equidistant from Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula, Ambala and Patiala. The University offers multi-disciplinary programs, all of which are designed to be industry-relevant. As a result of this student-centric approach, Chitkara University is renowned as one of the best private universities in the North India region. From business management programs to programs in nursing and medical laboratory technologies; and from computer science, electronics and mechanical engineering programs, to hotel management and architecture—Chitkara University, Punjab is a veritable cornucopia of educational services.


Highlights of the programme

  1. Chitkara University has collaborated with Quick Heal Academy with an objective of increasing Cyber Security professionals in the industry and has introduced specialization in Cyber Security for CSE students after 4th semester.

Program Overview

Cyber security is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cyber security and physical security. This programme is specially designed by the domain experts to bridge the gap between Academia and the Industry. The programme specifically helps the students to attain a better understanding of Cyber Security as a subject as well as the need/demand of the corporate world. It is well understood that cyberspace or the digital world has overshadowed the concepts of information technologies as depicted in the late 20th century.

The everchanging and evolving nature of technologies left none sector untouched and therefore to keep up with the pace of changing technology one needed to be UPGRADED with advanced and refined skills in the domain.

This programme will provide students with a better understanding of the Concepts of cyber security vis-à-vis the practical application of the knowledge so acquired. The conceptual knowledge of the domain experts with the exposure to practical implementation of the actual project would enhance the skills of the students. Accordingly, providing a better platform to seek a prosperous career in the field of cyber security.

The main highlights of the programme is that it covers concepts of network security and their actual implementation in the real-life scenarios. During this programme, students learn to secure IT infrastructure of an organization or may design a well secure IT Architecture, how to seek vulnerabilities in the networks and how to exploit or avert such exploits to prevent an organization from any cyber breaches.

The hands-on experience on the technological aspects of Cyber Forensics will allow the students to strengthen and master their skills. The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computing device and who was responsible for it. Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law.

This programme also provides advanced training in Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering. The program explores malware analysis tools and techniques that help IT admins, security analysts and other such professionals acquire the practical skills to examine malicious programs that target and infect computer systems. The program provides a deep understanding of malware capabilities that can help individuals and businesses develop threat intelligence, respond to security incidents, and defend future threats.

The expertise in the domain of network security, Cyber Forensics, Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering and concepts of Cyber law will enable students to choose and explore future avenues as per their interest and newly developed skills in the Domain.

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

It is estimated that India will require five lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 to support its fast growing internet economy as per an estimate by the union ministry of information technology. The financial sector alone is expected to hire over 2 lakh people while telcos, utility sectors, power, oil & gas, airlines, government (law & order and e-governance) will hire the rest. The country’s information security market is expected to grow by 18% to reach Rs 1,415 crore in 2013. Despite a continuing economic slowdown cyber security would continue on an upward trajectory, reaching $86 billion in 2016, up from $60 billion in 2012.

All graduating engineers with specialization in Cyber Security, may find excellent placements in research-oriented industries and top ranking global companies and may start their career as:

Cyber Security Specialist

Security Software Developer

Cyber Forensics planning and expansion specialist

Security Architect

Security Network Engineer

Cyber forensics malware analyst /examiner/engineer

Risk Analyst

Security Network Engineer

Cyber Security Architect

Cyber Operations Analyst

Security Analyst

Cyber security administrator

Cyber Threats Analyst

Security Consultant

Intelligence analyst

System Administrator

Cyber Forensics Solutions Architect/Tech Consultant

Information Security Analyst

Expert at Antivirus firms

Computer and Information system manager

Network security analyst