BBMKU will start an online course on building cyber engineering skills from September 1
Dhanbad, August 31: Binod Bihari Mahto Koylanchal University (BBMKU) in Dhanbad is ready to start the 200-hour online course on “Cyber Engineering Skill Building” starting tomorrow (September 1).
Indian Council of Technical Education (AICTE) Delhi approved and designed the course and made Cyber Vidyapeeth Foundation (CVF) Haryana the nodal agency to complement BBMKU curricula.
It should be noted that a cybercrime protection course is in preparation for Vinoba Bhave Hazaribagh University, IIT Indian School of Mines (ISM) and BIT Sindri as well, but BBMKU launched the course first following the increase in crime and the urgency of the programs.
“Since this is a dream project of VC Prof Sukhdev Bhoi, registration and classes for the course have been made free for all students. At the end of the course, the students would receive a diploma certificate,” said Professor Indrajit Kumar, the instructor of this ambitious course.
Notably, VBU Hazaribagh, which is set to launch the course in the current academic session, has set a fee of Rs 80,000 for the one-year course.
Professor Kumar said cybercrime has become a major challenge. The VC insisted on launching this course in the interests of students to be aware of cybercrime and how to protect themselves and others from it.
He further stated that the course has been opened to all UG and PG students. About 200 students from the University, PK Roy Memorial College, RS More College Govindpur, SSLNT Women’s College, IT students have registered for the new course.
“Since this is an online course, students need to have a computer, laptop and other facilities to attend the class,” Professor Indrajit Kumar said.
University officials said Professor BK Sinha, Principal of PK Roy Memorial College, has been appointed as the nodal officer of the ambitious Vice-Chancellor’s Dream Project (Cyber Engineering Skills Protection Course) to provide all program information.
Prof. Kumar further added that in the near future, the university would consider launching an Advanced Diploma Course in Cyber Security.