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IGNOU invites applications for programmes in information security

22 June, 2011

The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOU’s) School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET) opens avenues of income generation through skill development of individuals by inviting applications for admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Information Security (PGDIS) and Advanced Certificate in Information Security (ACISE) for July 2011 session.

These programmes have been designed to bridge the gap in the awareness and competency required by various categories of people as the users of internet and various IT enabled services about deeper aspects of information security, its responsible use and management of IT services.

“PGDIS, one year programme, aims at spreading awareness of information security and protection, provide protection and security to personal data, build data oriented infrastructure in the companies, raises high professional ethics in the individuals and students towards providing information security and enables them to experiment and learn the skills and techniques required for providing protection and security to the information,” said programme coordinator, Urshla Kant, Assistant Professor, SOVET, IGNOU.

The eligibility for PGDIS is B.Sc (Computer Science)/ BCA / B.Tech (Computer Science)/ B.Tech (IT) or its equivalent. Students with bachelor’s degree in any discipline or its equivalent from a recognised university with CIT/CIC from IGNOU or a bachelor’s degree with one year working experience in Computer application/ IT will also be considered eligible for the programme.

ACISE is a six months programme for 10th pass students or its equivalent, emphasising on user’s security awareness and needs. The programme aids the learner to secure one’s own desktop, data, connectivity, browsing, internet transaction, imparts world wide web’s consortium compliance, cyber forensics, etc.

SOVET helps in skills development of an individual as well as aids in uplifting the living standard of the entire family thus, making its contribution in the development of a literate and self-sufficient society.

The Prospectus and Application form can be downloaded from IGNOU’s website www.ignou.ac.in. The last date for submission of completed admission forms is  July 29, 2011.