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A cybersecurity program protects an organization's digital assets, mitigates cyber threats, and boosts overall security.

The global cybersecurity landscape is shaped by several factors, including digitization, the rapid advancement of AI technology, heightened reliance on third-party ecosystems, and the emergence of new business and technology. These developments present both opportunities and challenges for organizations seeking to safeguard their digital assets and data.
A cybersecurity program encompasses a documented set of an organization's information security policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards. Such programs are instrumental in equipping working professionals with the expertise needed to excel in their respective fields. 
Through a combination of fresh curriculum and interaction with industry experts, cybersecurity programs enable participants to broaden their horizons and become successful security experts. This comprehensive approach equips professionals with the skills and knowledge required to navigate the evolving cybersecurity landscape effectively etc.

  • Bachelor's degree holder / Graduate in any discipline from a recognised University.
  • International / SAARC Graduate from a recognised / accredited University / Institution.
  • Students who have appeared for final year of examination of their bachelor's degree program and are awaiting results can also apply, subject to successfully completing their bachelor's degree program / graduation within the time period specified by SCDL.

  • The duration of the program is one year.
  • The registration period is valid for two academic years.

Credit Points : 40

Cyber Security Fundamentals
Information Security Management Systems 
Network Security
Cryptography and Applications
Assets Security, Identity and Access Management
Cyber Security Incident Management
Web Security, Application Security and Mobile Security
Forensics Investigation & Audit 
Emerging Trends in Cyber Security


Security Analyst, Security Engineer, Incident Responder, Security Architect, Cryptographer, Security Consultant, Security Operations Center (SOC) Analyst, Forensic Analyst, Security Auditor/Compliance Analyst

Application Form Fee
The application form fee for applicants applying under:
  • General & Defence Category is: ₹1200
  • International & SAARC Category is: US$100
Note: Application fee is non-refundable.
Program Fee Payment
Students have two options to pay the program fees as per below specified timelines.
Option 1One Time Payment: Pay full fee in one instalment immediately after grant of admission & avail timely benefits of the program.
Option 2Two-Instalments: Pay full program fee in two-instalments:
• Pay first instalment immediately after grant of admission.
• Pay second instalment within 45 days of payment of first instalment payment or
  on or before the last date to pay full fee, whichever is earlier, as per policy.
Note: Both instalment payments made at the earliest, will make all benefits of the program immediately available. Installment option closes 15 days before the last specified date of admission.
Category One time full payment 1st installment 2nd installment
General & Defence ₹ 24,000/- ₹ 17,000/- ₹ 12,000/-
International $450 - -
SAARC $350 - -
Note: Exam fees and project fee is not included in program fee. Pay Exam fees and project fee separately. Pay exam fee per paper per attempt. Exam fees or project fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. SCDL does not accept any type of fee in cash.
Mode of Payments
♦ Online: Students can pay application form fee, program fee and all exam fees online. OR
♦ Demand Draft: Students can pay program and all exam fees via Demand Draft (DD) drawn in favour of
“The Director SCDL, Pune” payable at Pune.