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M.Sc. (Information and Cyber Security)



This innovative MSc in Cyber Security course is an opportunity for graduates from a broad range of disciplines including Science and Technology to develop knowledge and skills in the field of Cyber Security. The objective of this course is to help the students:

  • Develop into agile and skilled cyber security professionals who are adept at working in variety of settings.
  • Be able to meet the challenges and reap the rewards of interdisciplinary team work.

The broad areas in which the students will be able acquire their skills and knowledge are: Cryptography, Network Security, Authentication and Access Control Mechanisms, Wireless Networks Vulnerabilities and Security, Computer Forensics, Legal Aspects of Cyber Security, and Security and Privacy related issues in various applications and deployments like Cloud Computing, Internet of Things etc. It also involves use of sophisticated tools like Cyber Range for simulation of real-world attack-defense scenarios. The pedagogy is will be extremely hands-on using real world case problems.

[College Code: NKCGOIDGP]

M.Sc. in Information and Cyber Security
Course Level PG
Duration 2 Years
Eligibility Graduation in STEM Subject
Type Degree

Scope & Career Opportunities

Following are some of the roles in the industry for Cyber Security professionals:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Security Analyst
  • Information Security Consultant
  • Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst
  • Cyber Intelligence Analyst
  • Network Security Assessment Analyst
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Penetration Testing Analyst
  • Data Security Analyst


Semester I

  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Linear Algebra
  • Computer Networks
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Python Programming Lab
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms Lab

Semester II

  • Cryptography
  • Operating Systems
  • Bayesian Networks
  • Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
  • Network Security Firewalls and Virtual Private Networks
  • Machine Learning Lab
  • Operating Systems Lab

Semester III

  • Access Control and Authentication
  • Privacy Preserving Data Mining
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • Wireless and Mobile Device Security
  • Linux Systems Security Lab
  • Wireless Security Lab

Semester IV

  • Elective – I
  • Elective – II
  • Major Project
  • Grand Viva


NSHM will provide the following advanced analytics courses as electives:

  • Security in Internet of Things
  • Security in Cloud Computing
  • Legal Issues in Cyber Security
  • Computer Forensics
  • IT Infrastructure Security Audit

Special Deliverables

  • UGC approved bachelor degree program
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure for high performance computing that is ideally suited for analytics of Big Data, Data Science, Cyber Security, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing.
  • Analytics Society of India, Kolkata Chapter guided analytics learning and certification
  • Association with national level analytics forums like Analytics India Magazine and Analytics Vidhya.
  • Faculty with proven track records in Industry and academics with experience in various industry verticals of analytics and also in research and development and innovation
  • Association and academic collaboration with foreign universities
  • Industry-driven curriculum based on the latest trends in the ever changing and evolving fields of Data Science
  • Sessions with Industry experts
  • Training in participating in national level Hackathons on Data Science
  • Extremely well connected with industry which will lead to excellent placement.

Infrastructure / Knowledge Tools

  • State-of-the-art Laboratory and Infrastructure
  • Library with more than 10,000 books along with e-journals and e-magazines
  • Vastly experienced faculty members with more than 70 % awarded or enrolled Ph.D scholars
  • Huge Extra-curricular and Co-curricular engagement opportunities


Graduation in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).


2 years (Full Time)