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Program Overview

Admissions Open

Deadline: July 31 , 2022

Industry Certifications:

Training for
Cisco: Cisco Certified CyberOps Associate
Fortinet: Fortinet Network Security Expert
CompTIA: CompTIA Certified Penetration Tester
EC-Council: Certified Ethical Hacker

Future Proof:

This program will provide expertise for both technical and managerial jobs in Cybersecurity. The program aligns to NASSCOM’s National Occupational Standards and Data Security Council of India’s Cybersecurity Skills. Unique curriculum and certifications are tailored to develop proficiency in both defensive and offensive skill sets. Students will learn to work with 50+ tools.



  • Interact with International (Israel, USA) and National Cybersecurity specialists on course modules and Industry led projects with 50+ case studies.
  • World renowned Ethical Hacking Team (Team Bi0s – https://bi0s.in/) ranked #20 worldwide and #1 in India to provide mentorship through hands-on exercises.
  • India’s first Cybersecurity program designed to help you take up Managerial, Administrative and Technical roles in Industry, Government, NGOs, Public and Private Sector companies.
  • Training for Industry Certifications
  • Flexible Learning: 6 month & 1-year certifications and 2-year degree (take up to 4 years)

Industry-Ready Training:

Interact with International (Israel, USA) and National Cybersecurity specialists. 50+ case studies to be covered.

World Class Faculty

Learn from leading faculty members and industry experts

Dr. Sethuraman Srinivas
Dr. Sethuraman Srinivas

Dr. Sethuraman Srinivas is an IT program executive with over two decades of industry expertise and current focus on the information security domain. He has managed the successful implementation of large IT-security and ERP programs, in the area of security-operations, governance, risk, compliance, and databases for large multinationals such as IBM. He is also an independent researcher in the area of cybersecurity risk management.

Dr Bharath Jayaraman
Dr Bharath Jayaraman

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, NYrnAdjunct Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of EngineeringrnrnHis teaching and research expertise centers around programming languages and software systems, Dynamic analysis and visualization in a state-of-the-art execution environment for Java, formal methods in software and safety-critical systems; identification, tracking, and retrieval in cyber-physical spaces based upon camera networks and biometric sensors.

Mukesh Kumar Bansal
Mukesh Kumar Bansal

Mr. Mukesh is Assistant Vice President, Practice Head, Application and Infrastructure Security, Altran.He is a Leading Cyber Security Practitioner and Managing various programs including Global Security Operation center (GSOC), OSS Transformation (Migration of OSS Tools / Systems over Public cloud as part of Telco Cloud Transformation program) and various Cybersecurity programs and projects across geography.

Dalbir S. Dahiya
Dalbir S. Dahiya

Mr.Dalbir is a Cybersecurity & Digital Transformation Expert for BFSI, Telecom & Retail Domain.He has hands-on experience in Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, BlockChain, Big Data Analytics, Cloud migration, Data Warehouse, Mobile Payment, Banking, Telecom, & IoT with a focus on Software Products & Platform delivery using Open Source Software. He has 23 years of experience in developing Cutting Edge products & services for OEMs & Fintech companies using Digital Platforms, Cloud, Agile DevOps; Web Technology, Biometrics & Telecom Protocols.

Pradeep Menon
Pradeep Menon

Red Team/Blue Team, Vulnerability Management (VMaaS), PCI-DSS Audit & Consulting, DevSecOps, Cyber Security Governance, Cyber Risk Assessments, SOC-as-a-Service (SOCaaS), Internal Cyber Security Audit Team as a Service, Penetration Testing, CISO as a Service.

Dr.Sandhya Harikumar
Dr.Sandhya Harikumar

Dr. Sandhya has an M. Tech. in Computer Science from IIT Delhi and Ph.D from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. She currently serves as a Senior grade Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. She has 19+ years of experience, with 16+ years in academics and 3 years in the corporate world at Reliance Industries. Her teaching and research expertise centers around AI technologies that includes Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and Database Management Systems.

MCA (Specialization: Cybersecurity)

Earn a prestigious AICTE Approved degree from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, the fourth best University in India.
As per the UGC regulations, Online degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered through conventional mode.

Join a growing global network of accomplished Amrita alumni.

Course Curriculum

Best-in-class content by leading faculty and industry leaders in the form of videos, case studies and projects.

Semester 1
Title of Course
Foundations of Computer Systems
Mathematical Foundations for Computer Applications
Essentials of Cybersecurity
Elective I
Elective II
Elective III
Semester 2
Title of Course
Data Structures and Algorithms
Mathematical Foundations for Cryptography
Cloud Computing
Elective IV
Elective V
Elective VI
Semester 3
Title of Course
Software Project Management
Research Methodology
Elective VII
Elective VIII
Elective IX
Elective X
Semester 4
  • Project
Electives

Network Security
Python Scripting for Security
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Operations
Cloud and Infrastructure Security
Cybersecurity Governance, Risk and Compliance
Cyber Security Law
Web Application Security
Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Cybersecurity
Mobile Security and Defence
Cyber Forensicst
Blockchain and Decentralized Applications
VAPT (Vulnerability and Penetration Testing)
Security Architecture for Databases and Applications
System Security

Minimum Eligibility

Direct admissions for learners with a minimum of 50% marks in UG degree. Learners below 50% marks will be also considered for admissions following a short interview.

  • Candidates must have passed 10 + 2.
  • Candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Mathematics at 10+2 level.
  • Students in their final year can apply with the last completed semester results.

Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage for admissions.

Course Duration

Minimum 2 years
Maximum 4 years
(Certificate after 1 year)

The Amrita
Accreditations & Rankings

The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC),Government of India accredited our University with the topmost ‘A++’ grade. The Schools under the aegis of Amrita University have over 108 programmes in disciplines as diverse as Biotechnology, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Communication, Arts & Science and Education, providing our students with an outstanding training in our several campuses across multiple states. Needless to add, this multi-disciplinary character of our University facilitates a laudable synergy within our midst greatly enabling us all to derive maximum benefit from the expertise of each other. The Amrita AHEAD programs are WES accredited in the United States and Canada.
Amrita ranked 5th Best University in India- NIRF, Govt. of India

No 1 Private University in India
WES accredited
Govt of india, 2021, 5th best university in India
No 1 International Faculty in India
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NAAC A++ Grade

Admission Process

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  • Apply Online
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Placements

Data is based on on-campus information

Job Titles

  • Security Engineer
  • Network Security Consultant
  • Cyber Forensics Specialist
  • Penetration Tester
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Application Security Analyst
  • Governance Risk Compliance Analyst
  • Cloud Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Operations Manager
  • Cyber Compliance Audit Specialist
  • Cybersecurity & Artificial Intelligence Specialist
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Security Architect

International University Partners

Go Global with our International Programs: Student Exchange program, Study Abroad Program and 3+1+ x Integrated Masters Program

Programme Fee

Per Semester Fee: INR 60000, Total fee (per semester fees*4 semesters): INR 240000

Fee per semester*

₹60,000

Total Course fee**

₹2,40,000

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Low Cost

EMI

Low cost EMI Options
Available


Scholarships

Up to 100%

Scholarships available for eligible candidates

Know More

*If you are a foreign national, please email ahead@amrita.edu
**Avail reduction in total fee, If paid in full

Frequently Asked Questions

Academics

What is an MCA Cyber Security Online Program ?

MCA program in Cyber security is designed to foster cutting edge theoretical and practical insights into Cyber security

01) Duration of the MCA program is 2 years and contains offensive and defensive tracks

02) During the MCA degree, students have the option to choose the following

i) Exit after the first year after completing the requirements for Defensive track

ii) Exit after the third semester after completing the requirements for Offensive track

Why study Cyber Security ?

Here are four reasons you should study cyber security

a) As the world moves online, criminals have moved online – are you ready to stop them?

b) Cyber security is a technology to make the world a safer place.

c) The demand for security only grows as the complexity of technology increases exponentially, starting salaries at Rs 6 Lakhs per annum.

d) The demand for trained cyber-security professionals is growing at a rate that outstrips the supply.

Is the program approved by AICTE?

Yes, It is approved by AICTE.

What will I get from our Program and what makes your program unique ?

With over 10 years in experience training India’s #1 capture the flag team bi0s (bi0s.in), we know what it takes to make you a cyber security expert. Amrita has led cybersecurity training since 2005 with its alumni placed in security teams at Google, VMWare, ABB, Bosch, Honeywell, Intel, FireEye, Microsoft, government agencies, and many more.

Our program is designed to be learning by doing, therefore get ready to get your hands dirty! You won’t learn enough reading the book, you need to practice what you have studied, and our world-class labs and an ecosystem of Industry experts is designed to give you this exact experience. Cybersecurity requires a unique approach to each situation as no two situations are the same. Our hands-on labs will provide the necessary experience to read the situation and respond appropriately.

In our latest offering, an online MCA in cyber security you will cover a wide range of cyber-security topics, including but not limited to offensive and defensive security, penetration testing, cyber forensics, ethical hacking, protecting critical infrastructure, cryptography, and more.

How long can I take to complete my program?

The Online MCA programme is a 2-year programme. You, as a learner can either complete it within the stipulated time frame of 2 years or you can complete it within a maximum allowed duration of 4 years.

What is the duration of this Program ?

Candidates can either complete the course in a minimum span of 2 years or in a maximum span of 4 years.

How will you successfully conduct the online Program ?

For working professionals, we have built tremendous flexibility in the program allowing up to 4 years to earn your degree, allowing for self-paced, anytime learning.

• Reading materials and video lectures will be uploaded into our learning management system

• Every week, there will be a live interactive session with faculty to clear doubts and they will also be recorded and posted

• There will also be a discussion forum to encourage peer learning. Faculty and teaching assistants will also participate in these discussion forums and help with the overall learning experience. Practice quizzes will be given every week so that you are continuously preparing for exams.

How will you conduct the online program?

For working professionals, we have built tremendous flexibility in the program allowing up to 4 years to earn your degree, allowing for self-paced, anytime learning.

01) Reading materials and video lectures will be uploaded into our learning management system

02) Every week, there will be a live interactive session with faculty to clear doubts and they will also be recorded and posted

03) There will also be a discussion forum to encourage peer learning. Faculty and teaching assistants will also participate in these discussion forums and help with the overall learning experience. Practice quizzes will be given every week so that you are continuously preparing for exams.

What is the format of an online course?

Each course will be in 4 quadrants, fully following the UGC guidelines.

1) Quadrant-I is e-Tutorial; which shall contain: Video and Audio Content in an organized form, Animation, Virtual Labs, etc, along with the transcription of the video.

2) Quadrant-II is e-Content; which shall contain; self-instructional material (digital Self Learning Material), e-Books, case studies, presentations etc, and also contain Web Resources such as further references, Related Links etc.

3) Quadrant-III is the Discussion forum for raising of doubts and clarifying the same by the Course Coordinator

4) Quadrant-IV is Assessment, which shall contain; Problems and Solutions, which could be in the form of Multiple Choice Questions, Fill in the blanks, Matching Questions, Short Answer Questions, Long Answer Questions, Quizzes, Assignments and solutions.

Will the Online degree be equivalent to the conventional degree offered by Amrita?

Yes. As per the UGC regulations, Online degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level shall be treated as equivalent to the corresponding awards of the degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered through conventional mode. The following things will be mentioned on the backside of the degree and mark sheets – Mode of delivery; Date of admission; Date of completion.

Do you offer interactive sessions with the faculty?

Yes, every week, for every course, there will be a live doubt clearing session with the faculty, typically for about an hour. These sessions will also be recorded and available for watching later.

In order to accommodate working professionals, these sessions will be held on weekends or after working hours.

How are the exams conducted in online mode?

Examinations are conducted as per the new regulations through the Online Technology Enabled Proctored mode.

Is the demand for an MCA degree in Cyber Security increasing ?

Ever-increasing demand for Cyber security professionals both in Corporate as well as academia. According to the Statista report, 2020, the global Cybersecurity market is predicted to grow from 167.14 billion in 2019 to 248.26 billion by 2023.

What are the job prospects?

Cybersecurity Professional, Cybersecurity Analyst, Security Engineer and so on.

Why online degrees from Amrita AHEAD?

. Study at your own pace
. Learn Anytime Anywhere
. AICTE approved programs
. Equivalent to on-campus programs
. World-class learning environment
. Experienced faculty from India and abroad
. Course Mentors
. Career Assistance
. Courses Co-developed with Industry
. Hands-on Laboratories, Practise Sessions
. Industry Projects
. Interactive Sessions with Industry Experts
. Opportunities to Pursue Dual Degree with International Universities
. Multiple Industry Certifications

ADMISSIONS

What is the eligibility criteria?

Direct admissions for learners with a minimum of 50% marks in UG degree. Learners below 50% marks will be also considered for admissions following a short interview.

  • Candidates must have passed 10 + 2.
  • Candidate must have completed an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Mathematics at 10+2 level.
  • Students in their final year can apply with the last completed semester results.

Candidates with work experience will have an added advantage for admissions.

Is there an admission fee?

No, there is no admission fee when you apply. It is free.

How do I apply?

It is a simple and easy process. You need to fill out our application form in order to apply.

Please click on the following link to apply:
https://aoap.amrita.edu/ahead-22/index/

How do I contact you?

You can contact us via Email, Call or WhatsApp. You can also chat with us through the chat window present on our website.

Email: ahead@amrita.edu

Mobile: 8590007473

Whatsapp: 8590240617

We are always here to help you and make your journey as easy as possible.

I am an International Student, can I also apply?

Yes, International Students are welcome.

What is the Refund Policy of Amrita AHEAD Online Degree Program?

We follow UGC Regulations for a Refund :

  • 15 days or more prior to admissions closing date – 100% refund*
  • Within 15 days prior to the admission closing date – 90% refund
  • Within 15 days after the admission closing date – 80% refund
  • 15 days after the admission closing date – 50% Refund
  • 30 days after the admission closing date – No Refund

* A processing fee of Rs. 2000 will be deducted

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