Last updated: 20 Aug 2020
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Computer Science Engineering is the most sought course by most of the students of this century. The increased developments in the technology industry is attracting the majority of the students towards computer science engineering courses especially towards cyber security specialisation. The industry of today requires resources with niche skills. The cyber security students are skilled professionals and are hired in large numbers.
Keeping this in mind together with rapid rise in ransomware, cyber-terrorism, misuse of social media and internet usage, technology, security experts think there is a demand for talents in India with niche skills who will keep the country safe from cyber threats.
Cyber threat is paralysing the whole world and at the same time constantly creating new career opportunities. The demand for specialists in the field is high as industries such as finance, manufacturing, retail, healthcare to name are hiring cyber security students to protect their valuable data and safeguard their IT networks.
B.Tech/BE Computer Science & Engineering (Cybersecurity) is a 4-years undergraduate course that is divided into 8 semesters. The course covers the wide range of subjects like data structures, digital principles and system design, java programming, system software and design and analysis of algorithms.
The course trains the students on various security aspects that affect the networks and databases in an organisation. The students are trained to handle disaster situations and also are trained on anti-hacking techniques and softwares.
The students who have completed their PUC or 10+2 with a science background can join the B.Tech/BE Computer Science & Engineering (Cybersecurity) course.
The students with relevant qualifications can join the B.Tech/BE Computer Science Engineering (Cyber Security) course by two modes. The first one is Merit based admission and the second one is Direct admission.
Let’s discuss in detail
The students who are interested to join B.Tech/BE Computer Science Engineering (Cybersecurity) course should appear for CET/COMED-K/JEE or any other institutional-based entrance exams and undergo counselling to choose their desired colleges for merit seats. The engineering college allotts the merit seats to the students according to their rankings and marks obtained by them in their entrance exams and marks scored in PUC or 10+2.
There are two types of counselling for the eligible students
1. Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) Counselling
The students who are interested to join the government engineering colleges and other engineering colleges affiliated to the government should undergo the counselling procedures of Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The students who intend to join for the merit seats under government quota are required to complete the counselling procedures and join for the B.Tech/BE Computer Science Engineering (Cybersecurity) course in their chosen colleges. The Engineering colleges under the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) are affiliated to the Visveswaraya Technological University (VTU).
2. COMED-K Counselling
The students who are interested to join the private autonomous engineering colleges and deemed or private universities that are affiliated to All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) are required to apply for the COMED-K counselling procedures. The students should qualify the COMED-K counselling procedures to get admission to their desired private autonomous engineering colleges or deemed or private universities for Engineering programme.
The students have another option of getting admission to B.Tech/BE Computer Science Engineering (Cybersecurity) course by direct admission process. Under this mode of admission, the students are given direct admission to their desired colleges and deemed or private universities under management quota.
The direct admission students enjoy many special privileges like that they are not required to apply for any entrance exam for getting admissions. They have an option to choose their desired colleges and universities and book their seats in advance even before the starting of the academic year. The students who are interested in direct admissions are required to contact Galaxy Educational Services for more details.
The students will be studying the following subjects in their course curriculum
|Sl. No.||Subjects of Study|
|5||Introduction to Computer Systems|
|6||Introduction to Programming|
|10||Circuits & Systems|
|11||Foundations of Computer Systems|
|12||Object Oriented Programming using C++|
|15||Algorithm Analysis & Design|
|16||Digital Circuits & Systems|
|20||Java Programming and Website Design|
|22||Linux and X-Windows Programming|
|23||Database Management Systems|
|27||Digital Signal Processing|
|35||Digital Principles and System Design|
|38||Design and Analysis of Algorithms|
The demand for cybersecurity professionals has increased day by day. With the increase in ransomware and cyberattacks, the organisations are hiring a greater number of skilled professionals especially in cybersecurity. The students can further study the M.Tech/ME and MS programme in cyber security.
Some of the job roles available after B.Tech/BE Computer Science (Cybersecurity) are:
The fresh B.Tech/BE Computer Science Engineering (Cybersecurity) students will be earning around 3 lakhs to 6 lakhs per annum. The experienced professionals will be earning around 6 lakhs to 8 lakhs per annum.
Some of the organisations hiring B.Tech/BE Computer Science Engineering (Cybersecurity) are:
The B.Tech/BE Computer Science & Engineering (Cybersecurity) students can find ample job opportunities. The increase in cyber threats has created many job roles for the skilled professionals in this area. The students of cybersecurity are also well-paid and also provided an opportunity to grow in the career. The students who are interested in cybersecurity can join this course and expect a better career growth and better salary packages.