Mangalore University is likely to introduce Cyber Security and Information Security courses, as subject in its curriculum from next academic year.

Last Updated: 2013-02-22T17:01:48+05:30

Mangalore University Students Soon to Study Cyber Security As Subjects

Mangalore: Nowadays, Internet has become the main source of varied information, whether one wants to find a recipe, research a topic or just wants to get some academic help; the World Wide Web (internet) provides all. Like every other thing in the world, Internet too has some pros and cons. Today, most internet users face cyber security and information security threats.
Users can only be secured if they are aware of the dangers and knows ways to safeguard against the threats. Keeping this in mind, Mangalore University is planning to introduce Cyber Security and Information Security as subjects, in its curriculum. These subjects will be offered to its undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) students belonging to all streams, in coming academic year.
Reportedly, the Task Force on National Security System, constituted according to the directions of the Cabinet Committee on security, has suggested that cyber security and information security should be introduced as subjects in all universities and technical institutions across India. Acting promptly on the recommendation, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued a circular to all the universities pertaining to this issue.
Discussing the issue with press, Prof. T. C. Shivashankara Murthy, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University, informed that acting on UGC’s circular and reviewing the importance of issues, the University will soon introduce the said subjects in its curriculum. Moreover, in the next academic meeting the core committee will discuss their syllabus, he added. However, the decision of whether to offer these subjects on optional or compulsory basis is yet to be finalized by the University.
- By Iti Agarwal
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