Under Digital India, our country is being empowered with cutting-edge digital technology where businesses must have online presence to survive. As companies are dealing with a huge chunk of data every day and shifting gears to online and cloud data storage and maintenance, there is amplified need for cybersecurity experts to protect online data from cyber-attacks. Government’s ‘Digital India’ initiative too includes development of secure and stable digital infrastructure to encourage digital literacy and deliver Government services digitally that are further brightening the scope of cybersecurity in India. The cyber security programme at NSHM will enable students to specialize in complex topics like Computer Forensics, IOT security, cloud computing security, IT infrastructure security audit and various cyber laws.

NSHM is one of the top colleges in India to offer M.Sc. in Cyber Security with 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. NSHM is associated with national level analytics forums like Analytics India Magazine and Analytics Vidhya to give students access to the best of knowledge resources.

Programme Education Objective

  • Develop cyber-security professional expertise in computing, distributed networking, forensics, biometrics, ethical hacking, cryptography, etc.
  • Demonstrate discoveries in data security components or processes for public and private data security.
  • Pursue lifelong learning for innovative solutions and new applications for solving real data-privacy concerns for business and society in line with the cyber laws.
  • Attain higher levels of vulnerability assessment and mitigation of digital resources, systems security and ethical practice both as an individual, and as member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

Career Opportunities

Indian cybersecurity services industry is expected to grow from $4.3 billion in fiscal 2019-20 to $7.6 billion in 2022, according to a recent report by Data Security Council of India (DSCI). Around 80% of this revenue is expected to come from global markets.

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

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

Programme Structure

Core Curriculum

Computing fundamentals

Computing environment

computing environment, operating systems, and computer systems architecture.


data structure, C/C++ for basic algorithm development, networking, and Python for machine learning

Mathematics & Statistics


discrete Mathematics and linear algebra for algorithms and data analysis.


Statistics and Probability for algorithmic computations

Information security

Network Security

network security concepts, firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, wireless security


cryptographic concepts for data encryption and protection.

Data Privacy

Data privacy needs, information classification, data privacy, and data privacy protection


Wireless and mobile data security, information security risk management and cybersecurity laws

Advanced concepts for Cybersecurity

Computer forensics

data and information security for computer forensics

Machine Learning

Machine learning and Bayesian approach applied to data security

Programme Type - PG

Duration - 2 years

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

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