M.Tech. | CSE (Cyber Forensics and Information Security)

What is Cyber Forensics and Information Security?

Cyber Forensics Technology, also known as Computer Forensics Technology, plays a crucial role in the investigation of cyber offenses and online frauds. The challenge involves the extraction and analysis of digital evidence such as an electronic document, computer, laptop, IP addresses and storage mediums such as USB drives and hard disks. Cyber Forensics experts are proficient in the extraction of existing or deleted information from a storage or computing device for conducting investigations.


Who should study Cyber Forensics and Information Security?

With the rapid expansion of the Internet and connectivity in last three decades, the cybercrime and malicious software deployments are on the increase. There has also been an increased requirement for security professionals who can protect assets and information by securing networks and computer systems. The goal of this course is, for students to maintain an appropriate level of awareness, knowledge and skills to allow them to mitigate the occurrence and severity of information security incidents. If your interest lies in securing data and protecting computer systems, this programme is the ideal choice for you.


What will I study in this course?

Cyber Forensics programmes are gaining increasing popularity due to the rapid rise in incidents of online and mobile phone frauds. The following prime objectives form the basis of Cyber Forensics and information Security programme:

  • Knowledge of the approach and methods of cyber-crime investigations
  • Understanding the defensive measures of damage control in response to cyber-attacks
  • Knowledge of the proactive methods of avoiding cyber-crimes
  • Recognizing the clues to identify and prevent potential cyber-attacks
  • Learning the various types of risks involved in computerized and networking operations

What are the career opportunities after the completion of this course?

Professionals who specialized in Cyber Forensics and Information Security can play an important role in the industry such as Chief Information Security Officer, Forensic Computer Analyst, Information Security Analyst, Penetration Tester, Information Security Crime Investigators, Security Architect, IT Security Engineer, Security Systems Administrator and IT Security Consultant.


Programme Duration

2 years (4 semesters)


Programme Type

Full – Time


Eligibility Criteria

Passed in Bachelor’s Degree (B.E. or B.Tech.) / AMIE or equivalent in the relevant field and obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the qualifying examination. In addition, the candidate must have also taken at least one of the following entrance exams: GATE/PGCET/CMRU Entrance Test


Programme Structure:






Note: Courses are revised and/or updated every academic year to synchronize with industry requirement.


Assessment and Evaluation

The University follows Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), which provides choice for students to select from the prescribed set of courses and earn credits. Students are awarded grades based on their performance for each courses in a semester and Semester Grade Point Average (SGPA), which is a measure of academic performance of a student in a semester. Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is used as a measure of overall cumulative performance of a student over all semesters. However, the CGPA is invariably calculated from second semester onwards to facilitate students to know their academic progress.

Every Programme has a prescribed Curriculum or the Scheme of Teaching and Evaluation. It prescribes all the courses/laboratory/other requirements for the degree and sets out the nominal sequence semester wise. Curriculum also includes SWAYAM and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), offered by premier institutions. A student desirous of additional exposure to a course, without the rigors of obtaining a good grade, ‘audits’ a course that helps him to have an edge over others in placements.

The evaluation system to assess the student is comprehensive and continuous during the entire period of Semester, by the faculty who is teaching the course. Continuous Internal Evaluation (CIE) and Semester End Examination (SEE) constitute the major evaluations prescribed for each course, with only those students maintaining a minimum standard in CIE are permitted to appear in SEE of the course. CIE and SEE to carry 50% weightage each, to enable the course to be evaluated for a total of 100 marks, irrespective of its credits.

Before the start of the Academic session of each semester, a faculty may choose for his course Internal Assessment Test and a minimum of two of the following assessment methods with suitable weightage for each: Assignments (Individual and/or Group), Seminars, Quizzes, Group Discussions, Case Studies, Practical Orientation on Design Thinking, Creativity & Innovation, Participatory & Industry Integrated Learning, Practical Activities/Problem Solving Exercises, Class Presentations, Analysis of Industry/Technical/Business Reports, Reports on Guest Lectures/Webinars/Industrial Visits, Industrial/Social/Rural Projects, Participation in Seminars/Academic Events/Symposia or any other academic activity.

The Semester End Examination for all the courses for which students registered during the semester shall be conducted at the end of each semester. Some of the courses, where the student performance is evaluated through CIE, may not have SEE.

The makeup examination facility shall be available to those students who have appeared and failed in the SEE in one or more courses in a semester.


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