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C3iHub, IIT Kanpur launches Cyber Security Vocational Program with Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Univ

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C3iHub, IIT Kanpur and Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University (CSJMU) also from Kanpur, and Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj Innovation Foundation (CSJMIF), have announced a partnership for providing cybersecurity skilling in CSJMU affiliated colleges.

C3iHub will provide Virtual Lab for course practical, technical help desk support for students, certification of participation/completion of the course and final assessment results for all students. Whereas, CSJMU is responsible to facilitate the smooth execution of the program and CSJMIF will provide a platform to run the Program. The initiative has an ambitious target of enrolling up to 50,000 students, making it a significant step towards fostering cybersecurity expertise in India.

The MoU signing and exchange ceremony, held on June 6th, 2024, was attended by Prof Manindra Agrawal, Director, IIT Kanpur and Prof. Vinay Pathak, Vice Chancellor, CSJMU along with other dignitaries including Principals from 20 affiliated colleges. Dr. Tanima Hajra, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Interim CEO of C3iHub, along with Mr. Anil Kumar Yadav, Registrar of CSJMU, and Mr. Vivek Mishra, Chief Executive Officer of CSJMIF, signed the MoU.

Under this MoU, C3iHub is to provide six-month online program to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field of cybersecurity. This course covers system security, malware analysis, network security, cryptography, and IoT security. An integral part of the training is customized labs at every student’s desk through the Cyber Range. It is designed to provide students with hands-on experience and industry-relevant knowledge, preparing them for successful careers in the cybersecurity domain.

Prof. Manindra Agrawal, Director of IIT Kanpur, said, “The Cyber Security Vocational Program will help students develop a comprehensive understanding of cybersecurity, expanding their knowledge to an advanced level of cybersecurity, which will make them future-ready. We hope to provide a strong platform for students to learn practical knowledge and skills that are essential in today’s digital age by combining C3iHub’s experience and the resources of CSJMU and CSJMIF”.

Prof. Vinay Pathak, Vice Chancellor, CSJMU, said, “This MoU signifies CSJMU’s commitment to providing our students with industry-relevant education. The cybersecurity program will equip them with the knowledge and expertise to tackle upcoming challenges in this critical domain.”

Dr. Tanima Hajra, COO and Interim CEO C3iHub, said, “We are excited to announce our partnership with CSJMU and CSJMIF to offer a crucial cybersecurity course. This program aims to provide general awareness to students and also empower them with the necessary skills to navigate the digital landscape safely and securely.”

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