Ranchi University will offer a degree in cybersecurity and conduct research in cyberspace

Ranchi University has collaborated with the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and the CyberPeace Foundation to work together in cyberspace research, policy and advocacy with other facilities. The university will also offer cyberspace research, cybersecurity degree courses as well as entrepreneurship.

While IETE and the CyberPeace Foundation will be responsible for providing technical guidance to the program, Ranchi University will be responsible for infrastructure support, including faculty support and the development of a research laboratory for the cause.

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The collaboration, effective from May 19, will promote research in CyberPeace, cybersecurity, cyberdefense, Internet engineering and governance. “With the lack of qualified manpower in the field of defense cybersecurity, the collaboration aims to create new forces in the relevant fields and introduce technical training to strengthen skills in said field”, reads- on in the official press release.

Some of the planned activities include Project Live, CyberPeace Rapid Response Team (CQRT), Detection of Fraudulent UPI IDs, Phishing Content, Fraudulent Mobile App, Publish Threat Advisory real-time cyber threats, the global and national cybersecurity hackathon, internship opportunities, certifications, event and activity updates and CyberPeace club.

Vice Chancellor of Ranchi University, Dr. Kamini Kumar and his team commented, “Our initiative in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation and IETE here is to increase the employability of our students and the awareness of our teachers. We already teach subjects such as network security, artificial intelligence, the Internet of things, etc. Through this collaboration, we intend to impart practical skills to students. We will provide the framework for the courses and CyberPeace Foundation will develop them. This, once approved, will be taught as a 6 month course or a 1 year diploma.

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On the occasion, KK Thakur, President – IETE, Ranchi, CGMT (Retd), BSNL said, “This MoU with Ranchi University is really going to be a landmark for us as Jharkhand is already facing to many cybercrimes. This measure is taken to educate people, the younger generation, police personnel, teachers and internet users. We would like there to be a lot of cyber training and this COE will work in this direction. We are going to have good courses for our students. There are a lot of job opportunities in this field and it is really going to be a boon for our state.

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