About TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security

The center for Cyber Security was identified by TIFAC (Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India) as a CORE in Cyber Security in September 2005. The TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security gives significant thrust to the frontier areas of Cyber Security, including technology, practice, management, and policy issues. This TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security at Amrita is a collaborative alliance of academic and industrial partners.

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Programs offered

Cyber security is a very fast moving field. A program in security that aims to be on the forefront has to necessarily have a companion-advanced program that has a good balance between theoretical and practical aspects, analytical methods and system architectures, academic ideas and industry practices. TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security offers a M. Tech in Cyber Security. Amrita's Cyber Security M. Tech. program, started in 2005, is the first of its kind in the country.

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The TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security gives significant thrust to the frontier areas of Cyber Security, including technology, practice, management, and policy issues. The center has lab facilities like FPGA Lab and Cyber Security Lab.

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TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security has a unique mix of research talents in the areas of technology-based assessment, language learning, large-scale testing platforms, data visualisation, STEM (Science, Technology, English, Maths) education...

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EC-Council, world’s largest certification body for Information Technology, is the owner and developer of Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator program (CHFI), EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA...

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Cloud Security Alliance (Coimbatore Chapter) organized "Cyber Security Summit'17" on Privacy & Forensics on Cloud 2017 (July 14, 2017) at Dr. GRD College, Coimbatore to discover lessons learned from enterprise experts in securing their clouds and achieving compliance objectives. The Summit focuses on multiple issues linked with the current use of cloud cyberspace by the various stake holders and creating awareness of the responsibility associated...


Placements & Alumni

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life (Confucius)". Raising the intensity of consciousness in cyber security related domains among our graduates, unremitting support and references by our alumni for growing together, wider coverage over the security industry through internships, fervent graduates engrossed with much relevant cyber security courses are the stepping stones that seats our graduates...


The centre is pursuing various research projects with Govt. agencies in the areas of Encryption, Visual cryptography, Steganalysis, Secure Coding, Web security, Intrusion Detection and Prevention. Our M.Tech students work as interns in premier Security companies in their final semester for completing their thesis work relating theory to practice and become conversant with all aspects of Security – theoretical, developmental, research and operational.

  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • Steganography and Steganalysis
  • Cloud Security
  • Digital Forensics
  • Web Security
  • Visual Cryptography and Secret Sharing
  • Android Security
  • Information Hiding
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile Security
  • Operating System Security
  • Big Data Security
  • Data Base Security  
  • IoT Security
  • Blockchain

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Guest Speaks

I had a great time interacting M.Tech students at TIFAC-Core Cyber Security, Amrita University on a workshop on Information Security & Risk Management fundamentals. The University has a very good infrastructure and a lab dedicated for Cyber Forensics. I also got to know about some of the research work they are doing and is truly amazing that Amrita is leading the way when it comes to Internet Security in the country. I am quite positive that some of the greatest minds in the Cyber Security & Forensics industry in India will be from Amrita University. The Head of the Department and the staff members here are extremely passionate about what they are doing and are committed to give the best experience for its students & research faculties. I would strongly encourage more Industries to tap the Cyber Security & Forensics talent available at Amrita.”

Srivathsan Chellam
Senior Manager, Technology Audit Target Corporation India Pvt Ltd.

TIFAC-CORE in Cybersecurity at Amrita is one of the finest research and education centre, I have come across in Cybersecurity space in India.

The centre is powered with a dynamic leadership and extremely capable faculties, who keeps the curriculum and research abreast with industry requirements and challenges.

When it comes to recruitment of highly sophisticated talent in Cybersecurity, Amrita TIFAC-CORE has been our first choice.”

Pradeep Menon P.
Director, Zacco Cybersecurity Research Labs

I have been associated with TIFAC CORE right from its inception. I feel it is one of the few TIFAC initiatives which fulfilled its objectives and even exceeded them. They have a strong faculty team and a well sought after MTech program. Many PhD s have been awarded. Many projects of national importance have been completed. I wish the centre all success.

Dr. R. Krishnan
FNASc, Former Director ADRIN, Former Dean IIST, Adjunct Professor Amrita

It has been a wonderful professional journey with TIFAC-Core Cyber Security , Amrita University for the last 3 years. In specific to our requirements for Indian Armed Forces, the cyber team has been proactive in getting associated with us and guide us. As for my knowledge goes, there is no issues or questions which is unanswered by this team in cyber field. Their timely valuable guidance helped the armed forces in areas where the forces are new to cyber spectrum. I personally feel a freedom to ask and task the team in cyber domain. And the team had never let me down. Beyond thier academic commitment, this shows thier participation in National cause. The IoT lab they setup for Armed Forces is a benchmark today in knowledge transfer. I feel happy for Amrita and feel proud for TIFAC-Cyber team.

Indian Armed Forces

Alumni Speaks

Two years at Amrita provided a platform to help me evolve personally and professionally. The faculty members at Amrita are unique as they prepare us to face. They train us to think out of the box. This helped me to grow personally and professionally to a large extent. Being inquisitive has always helped me achieve new heights and improve my skillset and knowledge.

Ajvad Rahman
Threat and Vulnerability Specialist at Abu Dhabi Media Company, UAE

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has the best environment and infrastructure to enable a student to build their knowledge, skill and personality. The staff supports the students' ambitions and guides them to achieve the same through their unmatched knowledge and experience with the subjects as well as through a unique style of delivering the content.

Jayasree N
Information Security Manager, Bank of India, Mumbai

AmritaTIFAC provided all that was needed to kick start my career. Thank you, Amrita. Thank you, TIFAC CYBER.

Anto Ajisha Shriny M
Wabco, Chennai(Internship)

Amrita TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security was the turning point in my career path. They helped me in gaining a lot of practical exposure to industries like real-world research and work. All the well-experienced lectures played a huge part in molding me and made me a better person in my career.

Sajana P
PWC, Associate Consultant(Internship)

The 2 years that I had in the Amrita Campus provided a lot of avenues for me to grow professionally and personally. This campus gave me some of the best memories of my college life. With the help of the faculty, the hands-on training and ventures, helped me gain experiences and thereby mold me into being who I am today.

Meenakshi Suresh
Associate Consultant- Ernst & Young LLP (EY), Mumbai

AMRITA TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security helped mold the fundamentals of Cyber Security principles with a strong emphasis on developing through a clear understanding of the basics. The lectures were crisp and clear, the teachers highly qualified and passionate about their fields and the infrastructure was top notch.

Backend Engineer, Alation India Pvt Ltd, Chennai

Amrita's Cyber Security department has given me new insights into the world of cyber security. From day one till the day of graduation, there were a lot of wonderful experiences both curricular and extracurricular. The faculty members have supported throughout the journey in Amrita and are really capable of guiding us in the apt direction. We have got numerous opportunities to volunteer and host various academic events within the campus.

Megha Mukundan P
Network Security Engineer, Lulu Forex Pvt. Ltd., Kochi

I remember the time at Amrita as 2 years that helped me the most with my life. First of all, it gave me the right environment to learn about infosec, while giving me enough time and space to explore other verticals as well. I was able to use the time to improve my development skills and security skills. The professors were so good at what they teach, and the syllabus was well-curated and planned to make us understand the real-world application of what we study.

Jamsheed Kamardeen
CISO and Technical Architect, Locus.sh, Bengaluru

It was a great experience with Amrita and learned a lot from everyone over there. There was a lot of learning scope which helped us in many ways. I really feel proud to be part of the Amrita Family.

Manoj Kumar Guntupalli
Security Analyst at Accenture, Chennai

A good place to learn about emerging things. This is the best place to test our skill set & improve it as well.

Naveen Selvan
Security Researcher, Zscaler, Chandigarh

It was a wonderful and enchanting experience. Learned more things in that past 2 years.

Pandimeena S
Account Risk and Control, Virtusa Company, Chennai

The journey of MTech in Cyber Security at Amrita is extremely memorable. It helped me to grow myself in the technology as well as in the behavioural aspect.

Srinidhi V
Cyber Security Engineer, Honeywell Aerospace, Bangalore

Amrita was totally new and different for me on a personal as well cultural level. But I found a home away from home here. I got to learn everything that I wanted and more. The classes were always fun to attend. I have never met such helpful and knowledgeable faculty.

I am glad I came to Amrita because, without it, I would not be at the place I am right now professionally. TIFAC CYBER gave me the confidence to tackle the world. Intellectually TIFAC CORE helped me grow as a person. Also, I made friends for life. My M.Tech here will forever remain the best phase of my life.

Saurabh Choudhury
Associate Software Developer, Surreal Technologies India Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad

Amrita Provided me a lot of insights and help towards growing myself in the field of CyberSecurity. The contacts and exposure given by Amrita has been great. It's really fun learning around Amrita.

Smile Manuel J
IT SOC Analyst, Lennox International, Chennai

Our department is a team of highly proficient teachers who are very up-to-date in the field of Cyber Security and always enthusiastic and willing to help. The well-equipped labs which have always been in sync with the novel and advanced technologies provided the much needed hands-on experience and made me industry-ready.
Needless to say, the campus is so wide and serene and has a harmonious blend of nature and advanced amenities.

Yadu Kaladharan
Identity and Access Management (IAM) Engineer, Wirecard India Pvt Ltd, Chennai

Getting a Masters' Degree from our Centre was one of the best decisions I've made. The knowledge and skills that I learned from our faculty is helping me carve a niche in my professional life.

Aishwarya Raghavan
Associate Research Scientist, FireEye Cybersecurity Pvt Ltd, Bangalore

Being a total newbie to the cyber field, I had opportunities to learn varied topics and get a lot of hands-on experience. I had immense learning opportunities and exposure under the guidance of Sethumadhavan Sir and Prabhaker Mateti Sir. My tenure in Amrita has molded me personally and professionally. The values I inherited from Amrita, I carry it along with me wherever I go.

The intense rigor for learning, the mindset of continually improving oneself and dreaming big- this is something I learned from my faculties in this department. Highly skilled teachers who are ready to offer help at the show of a hand are the greatest assets.

The department is also doing a lot of innovation in the Cyber field and has set up labs for proof-of-concept currently. Also, they are helping a lot of professionals in attaining cyber security certifications, which is much relevant to career growth.

Last but not the least, the Amrita campus is so beautiful, pleasant and well-maintained that you wish to go back everyt ime. Always a proud Amritian and the proudest alumni of the Cyber security department. Much thanks to the entire department for giving me a great career.

Priyanka Shetti
Senior Cyber Risk Consultant, Deloitte, Chennai


TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, will be facilitating the official launch of...
TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore campus, jointly with i3indya and ACRD, will conduct a...
The TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, is hosting a workshop on "Technical Writing & Research...
TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security, Coimbatore will organie a Workshop on Blockchain Technologies form March 15 - 17, 2018.



Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has a major role to play in transforming our society into a knowledge society through its unique value-added education system

Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Former President of India

This is not just another academy, but a very high quality,world-class institution, focusing on technology research, dealing with very concrete issues which have immediate applications

Prof.Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate

What makes Amrita students special? Western science leads to knowledge. Eastern sceince leads to understanding. Amrita has both Western and Eastern traditions in education.

Dr. Lee Hartwell
Nobel Laureate

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TIFAC-CORE in Cyber Security
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
Ettimadai Campus
Amritanagar P. O. - 641112
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
+91 (0) 422 2685000
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