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National e-Governance Division & NLIU Bhopal Collaborate to Offer Online PG Diploma in Cyber Security

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In the wake of soaring cyber threats in the country, the National e-Governance Division (NeGD) joins hands with National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal, to commence an Online PG Diploma program on ‘Cyber Law, Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics’. Hosted under the Digital India Program, the initiative launched yesterday will offer a nine-month Online PG Diploma Course to about 1000 officials through NeGD’s Digital Learning Management System (LMS).

According to the organizing committee, the major goal of this program is to equip Police Officers, State Cyber Cells, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutors and Judicial Officers to acquire the requisite skills to deal with Cyber Forensics cases

efficiently & effectively as per the Indian Cyber Law while adopting global best practices, standards and guidelines. As a part of the program, a Cyber Forensics Lab will also be established in the premises of NLU Delhi for facilitating this course. Going forward the participation from other law schools/ universities like National Law School of India University (Bangalore), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala) etc., is also expected.

The Program featured over 100 hours of content developed by key stakeholders

The Virtual event was inaugurated by Ajay Sawhney, Secretary, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology in presence of eminent dignitaries including Anoop Kumar Mendiratta, Secretary, Ministry of Law, Govt. of India, M S Rao, Chief Secretary & State Vigilance Commissioner, Govt. of Meghalaya, Hon’ble Justice G Raghuram (Retd.), Dr. Gulshan Rai, Former National Cyber Security Coordinator & Chairman (PRSG), Govt. of India, Prof. (Dr.) V Vijayakumar, Vice-Chancellor, National Law Institute University, Bhopal and Abhishek Singh, IAS, President & CEO, NeGD & CEO, MyGov India.

During his speech, Abhishek gave the background on evolution of the Program since its inception. He also elucidated that the program was heterogeneous with participation from Judges, Officers from Police and the Customs, Judicial and Prosecution officers. He also added that the Program featured over 100 hours of content developed by key stakeholders. A total of 542 participants has been received.

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