Ranchi University has collaborated with the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and Cyberpeace Foundation to work together in the areas of cyber space research, policy and advocacy, among other facilities. The university will also offer diploma courses on cyberspace research, cyber security as well as entrepreneurship.
While IETE and Cyberpeace Foundation will be responsible for providing technical guidance for the programme, Ranchi University will be responsible for supporting infrastructure including faculty support and developing a research laboratory for the cause.
The collaboration, effective May 19, will encourage research in the areas of cyber peace, cyber security, cyber defence, Internet engineering and governance. “With the shortage of skilled manpower in the field of cyber security defence, the objective of the cooperation is to introduce new forces in the respective areas and undertake technical training to enhance the skills in the said domain,” reads the official press release.
Some of the activities planned include live project, Cyberpeace Quick Response Team (CQRT), detection of fraudulent UPI handles, issue of threat advisories against phishing content, fraudulent mobile applications, real time cyber threats, global and national level cyber security Includes hackathons, internship opportunities. Certifications, updates on events and activities, and Cyberpeace Club.
Ranchi University Vice Chancellor Dr Kamini Kumar and his team commented, “Our initiative in collaboration with Cyber Peace Foundation and IETE is to increase employability for our students and awareness for our teachers. We are already working on network security, artificial We teach subjects like intelligence, internet of things etc. With this collaboration we aim to impart practical skills to the students. We will provide the framework for the courses and Cyberpeace Foundation will develop them. It is a 6 month course or 1 year if approved. will be taught as a diploma.
On this occasion, KK Thakur, Chairman – IETE, Ranchi, CGMT (Retd), BSNL said, “This MoU with Ranchi University will indeed prove to be a milestone for us as Jharkhand is already hit by a lot of cyber crimes. This step has been taken to educate the people, young generation, police personnel, teachers and netizens. We want to have a lot of cyber training and this CoE is going to work in this direction. We want our students There are many employment opportunities in this field and it is really going to prove to be a boon for our state.