FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. I want to enquire about PGDCSL course.
Ans. Cyber Security is amongst the niche area of specialization in contemporary world. There is a compelling need for professionals empowered to develop defense mechanisms for cyber security and contribute to development and growth of professionals in the sector of cyber security. Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security and Law (PGDCSL) program has been envisaged to nurture the young talent in the niche domain of cyber security and law.
This is an advanced Penetration Testing & Information Security Training Engineering Program. The course provides an intensive training which will empower an individual with practical knowledge in a simplified and easily graspable manner. In the course, students will learn how hackers break into the systems, network, mobiles and website so as to make them aware of the possible loopholes and therefore, making them proficient in reverse-penetration. By doing so, students can create a virtual wall between data and the hackers. This course will enable students to carry out attacking as well as defensive methodologies which will help an individual or an organization to not only protect but also assess the safety and vulnerability ratio. There is huge demand and supply gap for professional manpower required in our country and overseas. Cyber-security has emerged as a very critical sector in the current decade and this has largely been led by the rising amount of cyber-crimes world over.
For the first time in University of Delhi has come out with Public Private Partnership model to run this course. The Lucideus Tech Private Limited is private knowledge partner fort his course. Therefore students get trained from industry experts during this course.
Q. How many seats are available for general/OBC/SC/ST/EWS categories in PGDCSL course in SSCBS?
Q. What is the eligibility for the admission to PGDCSL course?
Ans. The aspirants shall be minimum passed Graduation or above in Science or Technology with following papers:
3. Database management
4. Operating Systems
5. Data Structure
Q. I am a law graduate, am I eligible to apply for PGDCSL course?
Q. I have studied 3 out of 5 papers mentioned in the eligibility criteria, am I eligible to apply for the PGDCSL course?
Q. I have studied all five papers mentioned in the eligibility criteria at higher secondary level, but not at the Graduation level, am I eligible to apply for PGDCSL course?
Q. I am a law/any other graduate and I have studied all five papers mentioned in the eligibility criteria in another one/two/three year certificate/diploma course, am I eligible to apply?
Q. I am a law/any other graduate and I have studied all five papers mentioned in the eligibility criteria in my Post Graduate degree, am I eligible to apply?
Q. I am a Science graduate, but I have not studied one/two/three/four/five papers mentioned in the eligibility criteria, am I eligible to apply for PGDCSL course?
Q. What is the selection procedure and criteria for admission to PGDCSL course*?
Ans4. The admissions shall be based on the merit drawn from the marks obtained in graduation or in the degree applicable as qualifying examination and personal interview. The admission process shall be following:
STAGE I: The merit list, for admission shall be determined on the basis of marks obtained (CGPA equivalent thereto) by the candidate in graduation or in the degree applicable as qualifying examination.
STAGE II: The candidates shall be called for Personal Interview on the basis of merit drawn as prescribed in stage I.
STAGE III: A combined merit on the basis of 85% from Stage I and 15 % from Stage II shall be drawn. Admissions shall be based in the order of combined merit.
* In the wake of the unprecedented situation that has arisen due to COVID 19, admission to PGDCSL course for the session 2020-21 would be based on the merit only.
Q.What is fee structure for the PGDCSL course?
Q. How many students were placed in the year 2018-19?
Ans. There were 23 selection recorded via campus and off campus interview process. Few students opted for higher education as per their area of interest.
Q. Which companies visited SSCBS for recruitment for PGDCSL students?
Ans. Campus recruitment for PGDCSL batch takes place both via campus and off campus interviews. Since cyber security is a niche area and it attracts talent with specific skill set and generally these are not bulk recruitments, which is why lot of recruitment happens via off campus. Last year, we had companies from a much diversified domain to participate and recruit from our student’s pool. Tata Advance Systems Limited, PwC, Lucideus, Airtel, Amazon, Mindtree, Freshworks and FIS global were few among other names.
Q. What is the average package of the students placed last year?
Ans. 10.5 LPA
Q. What is the Application Fee for PGDCSL course?
Ans. Application fee for PGDCSL course is Rs. 2000/- for UR/EWS/OBC and Rs. 1500/- for SC/ST/PwD/CW
Q. Is this application fee refundable in case I am not found eligible to apply for PGDCSL course?
Ans. No, the application fee will not be refunded in any circumstances. It is therefore, highly recommended that the candidate make 100% sure that he/she fulfill the eligibility criteria to apply for this course.
Q. Why is Cyber Security needed?
Ans. With the ever growing dependence on the information technology, business, organizations and individuals are becoming progressively vulnerable to various cyber threats (Ransom ware, cyber warfare, cyber terrorism, cyber bullying, hacking etc.). These attacks not only hamper the day-to-day working but have the potential to jeopardize the entire system. With the growing threats there is an emergent need for professionals who can not only identify the cyber attacks but can forewarn the industry and government about such attacks and also make the system more resilient.
Q. What is the need for a course on Cyber security?
Ans. There is a dire need of secure digitisation and with this course; the University intends to cater the niche requirement of cyber security professionals. Having a post graduate diploma course at the University of Delhi is an initiation towards helping the digitisation of economy.
Q. What is the demand for cyber security professionals?
Ans. The demand for professionals with expertise in cyber security is growing at a fast pace. There is huge demand and supply gap for professional manpower required in our country and overseas. According to a recent report by Intel Security in partnership with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the global cyber-security workforce will have over 1 million jobs vacancies by 2019. This course intends to tapper the steep gap of demand and supply of well-trained cyber security professionals.
Q What positions or job profiles can be aimed after completion of this diploma course?
Ans. There are enormous opportunities available in the field of cyber security. Some of the availableoptionsare:
⦁ Chief Information Security Officer.
⦁ Forensics Expert.
⦁ Incident Responder.
⦁ Security Administrator.
⦁ Security Analyst.
⦁ Security Auditor.
⦁ Security Consultant.
⦁ Security Engineer.
⦁ Security Manager.
⦁ Security Code Auditor.
⦁ Security Software Developer.
Q. How will this course help in developing my career in cyber security related field?
Ans. The course attempts to provide an intensive session which will empower an individual with uncompromising practical knowledge in a simplified and easily graspable manner. In the course, students will learn how hackers break into the systems, network, mobiles and website so as to make them aware of the possible loopholes and therefore, making them proficient in reverse-penetration. By doing so, students can create a virtual wall between organization’s data and the hackers. This training will enable students to carry out attacking as well as defensive methodologies which will help an organization to not only protect but also assess the safety and vulnerability ratio. Our diploma program prepares students to create and lead processes in the cyber-securitydomain. Further, candidates can explore specialization in different sub domains of cyber security like mobile security, application security, SCADA, IOT amongst others.
Q. What is the duration of the course?
Ans. The total duration of the course will be of one year.
Q. How many semesters will be there in the coursework and what is the duration for each semester?
Ans. This course will comprise of two semesters, each containing five subjects and an end of semester project. Teaching in each semester will be of 15 weeks followed by a 4-week project work at the end of 1st semester and 8-week project work at the end of 2nd semester.
Q. How much time do I get to complete the course?
Ans. As per the university guidelines the span period for the course will be of two years.
Q. What will I receive after the completion of the course?
Ans. It is a Diploma course under the aegis of University of Delhi. A Diploma Certificate will be issued by University of Delhi to participants only after successful completion the final examination of both the semesters, as per University rules.
Q. What is the schedule of classes?
Ans. The classes will be held from Monday to Friday. The classes will be held as per the scheduled time table (given at the beginning of each semester) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Special lectures and industry interactions would be organized on Saturday.
Q. Do I have to pay the total fee in a single Installment?
Ans. The payment of fee is paid as per university rules.