TimesPro and the Indian Institute of Technology Jammu have collaborated to launch the Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security for learners to strengthen and master their fundamentals in cyber security and get introduced to advanced concepts, tools, security processes, software, etc. while working on several projects to build an engaging career portfolio.
The 12-month Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security will help learners to identify cyber threats, gain insights into cybersecurity and risk management, data breaches, cloud and network security, design cyber security frameworks, and gain valued insights from academicians and industry experts. Professionals participating in the programme will learn subjects such as Mathematical Foundations and Introduction to Cryptography, Computer Networking Fundamentals, Operating Systems Fundamentals, Web Application and Network Security, Multimedia, and Digital Forensics, among others.
According to reports, by 2025, global cybercrime losses are projected to cost $10.5 trillion annually. Rapid digitalisation has increased the demand for cybersecurity professionals. The Indian market is expected to develop at a CAGR of 8.05 per cent to reach $3543.37 million by 2027. There is a constant threat to organisations due to ransomware and cyber-attacks, and TimesPro-IIT Jammu’s Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security can address the growing demand for experts and ethical hackers to safeguard organisational interests.
Speaking at the announcement, Anish Srikrishna, CEO, TimesPro, said, “Digitalisation has become an inseparable part of business operations across organisations and economies. Digital assets have become vulnerable to threats and cyber-attacks owing to their numerous benefits. To protect their interests, organisations today seek a highly skilled and specialised workforce. The TimesPro-IIT Jammu Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security would prepare learners for specialised roles by providing them with cutting-edge skills in building protective frameworks, safeguarding assets, and implementing countermeasures to mitigate threats.”
Prof. Manoj Singh Gaur, Director at IIT Jammu, IIT Jammu, said, “This programme is a stepping stone for professionals to gain valued insights and skills to accelerate their career in cybersecurity. Cybersecurity experts and ethical hackers are architects in building secured networks for organisations against threats, and this programme prepares learners for a prolific career in this field.”
Parikshit Markanday, Chief Growth & Partnership Officer, TimesPro, Prof. Rakesh Singhai, Dr. Gaurav Varshney and faculty members from IIT Jammu attended this launch event recently at the main campus of IIT Jammu in Jagti, Jammu, J&K.
The Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Security will be conducted via TimesPro’s state-of-the-art Interactive Learning (IL) platform and delivered in Direct-to-Device (D2D) mode, including six days of campus immersion session during the year. The programme follows a proven pedagogy of diverse learning tools and techniques, including lectures, discussions, projects, and assignments, and includes over 100 hours of self-learning.
About TimesPro: TimesPro, established in 2013, is a leading Higher EdTech platform dedicated to empowering the career growth of aspiring learners by equipping them with skills to rise in a competitive world. TimesPro’s H.EdTech programmes are created to meet the rapidly changing industry requirements and have been blended with technology to make them accessible & affordable.
TimesPro offers a variety of created and curated learning programmes across a range of categories, industries, and age groups. They include employment-oriented early career programmes across BFSI, e-Commerce, and technology sectors; executive education for working professionals in collaboration with premier educational institutions like IIMs and IITs; and organisational learning and development interventions at the corporate level.
TimesPro also collaborates with India’s leading MNCs across varied sectors to provide upskilling and reskilling solutions to boost employability and create a robust workforce. TimesPro is a Higher EdTech initiative by the Times of India Group.
Indian Institute of Technology Jammu: IIT Jammu is recognized as an “Institute of National Importance” under the “Institutes of Technology Act” of 1961. IIT is an autonomous public higher education Institute funded by the Government of India, and functions under the governance of the IIT Council. The Indian Institute of Technology Jammu was inaugurated on 6th August 2016, and welcomed the first batch of students into the campus in Paloura, Jammu. In the initial phases, the establishment of IIT Jammu was done under the mentorship of IIT Delhi.
In 2018, IIT Jammu shifted the primary operations to the Main Campus in Jagti, Nagrota. The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has provided land for the establishment of a permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Jammu, which consists of 400 acres. Currently the Phase 1 A of the main campus, spread across 25 acres, is operational. Phase 1 B and 1 C are undergoing construction. The main campus of the Institute is located on National Highway 44 and is about 15 kilometers from the Airport.