Cyber Law programme on offer at IGNOU
23 July, 2012
Keep your online privacy intact. The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers a Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law (PGCCL) that seeks to address the fast changing needs of knowledge society in cyberspace.
The PGCCL programme enables the learner to understand, explore, and acquire a critical understanding of cyber law, develop competencies for dealing with frauds and deceptions (confidence tricks, scams) and other cyber crimes like, child pornography etc. that has been taking place via Internet.
The understanding of the subject also pertains to making the learner conversant with the social and intellectual property issues emerging from cyberspace, explore the legal and policy developments in various countries to regulate it and give learners in depth knowledge of Information Technology Act and legal frame work of Right to Privacy, Data Security and Data Protection.
This programme is offered in two modes, both distance and online. Learners can choose their mode of study. The online platform is available at www.ignouonline.ac.in/vel which has several innovative features like walk in admission, integrated multimedia courseware, e-counselling, online examination and assignment management system. Facility for online payment gateway is also available for registration. Once registered, the learners will have access to personalized learning space.
The six months programme can be completed in a maximum time period of two years. A graduate in any discipline or fourth and fifth year students of five year integrated LLB course having passed three years are also eligible to pursue this programme.
The last date to apply for this programme is 30th July 2012 without late fee and 14th August 2012 with late fee of Rs.200. Student Handbook and Prospectus is available in all the Regional Centers of the university as well as in the university’s headquarters and at the City Centre, YMCA building in CP, which can be purchased for Rs.100 and submitted along with the requisite fee in the form of a demand draft to the concerned regional center.