MCA (Specialization: Cybersecurity)

Indias first Cybersecurity program designed to help you take up Technical,Managerial, and Administrative roles in Industry, Government, NGOs, Public and Private Sector companies.

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MCA Cyber Security Program Highlights

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

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

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.

Who Can enroll:
This MCA - Cyber Security program is suited for working professionals who want to upskill, or for aspirants who want to update themselves and re-enter the industry or create their own startups. We will equip you with advanced technical foundations and assist in gaining industry certifications.

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

Limits No. of years
Minimum 2
Maximum 4

(Certificate after 1 year)

Fee Structure

Semester Amount
Semester 1 Rs 60000
Semester 2 Rs 60000
Semester 3 Rs 60000
Semester 4 Rs 60000
Total Rs 240000

* If you are a foreign national, please email ahead@amrita.edu

Low Cost EMI option available

Title of Course
Mathematical Foundations for Computer Science
Foundations of Computer Systems
Network Security
Essentials of Cybersecurity
Python Scripting for Security
Security Operations
Title of Course
Cryptography
Ethical Hacking
Governance, Risk & Compliance w/ optional Israel National Cyber Directorate Certification
Machine Learning for Cybersecurity
Cloud Security OR Industry Cert (below)
Cyber Forensics OR Industry Cert (below)
Title of Course
Security Architecture for Databases and Applications
Malware Analysis
Mobile Security & Defence
Web Application & Security
IoT and Wireless Security w/ IoT Cisco Certificate OR Any Industry Cert (below)
Blockchains and Cybersecurity OR Industry Cert (below)
  • Industry Project 1
  • Industry Project 2
  • Industry Project 3

CISCO Academy

  • CyberOps Associate
  • IoT Security (Included in course)
  • CCNA

EC Council Security Certificates

  • Certified Secure Computer User
  • CND (Network Defender)
  • CHFI (Forensics Investigator)
  • CEH (Certified Ethical Hacking) v11

CompTIA Certificates

  • PentTest+
  • Security+

Academics

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

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.

Yes, It is approved by AICTE

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

• 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

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.

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

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/index/

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.

Yes, International Students are welcome.

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

faculty

Dr. Sethuraman Srinivas

IT Program Executive & Cybersecurity Consultant

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.

faculty

Dr Bharath Jayaraman

Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, NY Adjunct Faculty, Department of Computer Science, Amrita School of EngineeringHis 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.

faculty

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.

faculty

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.

faculty

Pradeep Menon

Director, Zacco Labs

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.

faculty

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.

Amrita AHEAD MCA Cybersecurity Advantage

AICTE Approved
Earn 6 of the most sought Cybersecurity certifications
World-Class
faculty
Affordable
Learning support from
Industry Experts
Master over 50+ of the latest Cybersecurity tools
Job Relevant Industry Certifications
More than 50+ industrial case studies
Exit Options with Certificate
Opportunity to work in research centers on industry projects
360 Degree Placement Assistance
Dedicated Course Mentors

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.

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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

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