e-Masters in Cyber Security

Name of the Specialization: Cyber Security

IIT Kanpur Computer Science and Engineering department is presenting an e-Masters program in Cyber Security to address the national need of cyber security manpower.

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Course At A Glance

Associated Departments

None

Number of Modules in the program

  • Core: Four (04)
  • Electives: Three (03) from one basket of 4 modules and Five (05) from a basket of ten (10) modules
  • Module Names: Click Here to see attached Full Proposal.

Readiness to start

October 2021

Maximum number of students willing to admit to the first batch

One hundred (100)

Brief Description

IIT Kanpur has recently approved e-Masters program offerings and departments have been requested to propose e-Masters programs in various specialization. Given the current situation worldwide with respect to growing numbers of cyber attacks on important information systems, critical infrastructures, personal devices etc., it was considered important to create more cyber security professionals.

There is a huge demand in the job market for cyber security trained employees.
According to the NASSCOM projects that the country needs cyber security professionals in large numbers – approximately 1 million currently. These professionals also need to have varying degrees of expertise, in order to fulfill their job obligations. The possible roles in cyber security jobs are cyber vulnerability assessment and penetration testing (VAPT) engineers, security operations center (SoC) analysts, security strategists, developers of cyber security tools and technologies, cyber security policy developers, researchers, and chief information security officers (CISO)s etc.

IIT Kanpur Computer Science and Engineering department wants to propose an e-Masters program in Cyber Security in this context to address the national need of cyber security manpower.

Program Template

Quarter 1 Quarter 2 Quarter 3 Quarter 4
Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective
Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective
Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective
Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective Core / Elective


One can choose 3 modules each in two quarters, and 2 each in other two quarters or in any combination of modules that makes total of 10 modules. However, the core modules must be completed in the first two quarters preferably – 3 modules in the first quarter.

Module: Teaching unit is a module; a module entails 8 weeks of teaching followed by an examination period of 2 weeks. Equivalent to 5 credits, like the modules in our regular courses

Click Here for the Complete Template and description of modules

Expected Background of Students

  • BTech/B. E in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other disciplines with relevant background.
  • Students with BCA or MCA degrees may also be admitted.
  • Only those with at least 2 years of experience in the software/hardware industry with relevant software development experience may apply.

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For any queires please do email us on e-masters@cse.iitk.ac.in