rajkot university

M.Sc. – Information Security

Why M.Sc. Information Security?

Today’s generation has higher access to internet technology as compared to the past. Smartphones and computers have become an integral part of day-to-day life. This has created new opportunities for business and transactions are taking place through online channels. The flow of valuable information through these channels has also raised threat to information. As a result, top companies are working towards identifying and protecting channels through which valuable information flows. Information loss can be a huge hit to organisations of all scales so every organisation is investing greatly on securing their information system. Building a career in information security would be a great choice for today’s graduates. To fulfil the requirements of the current industry, RK University M.Sc. colleges in Rajkot has initiated and developed M.Sc. information science programme 2017.

Course Objectives

The objective of Master of Science in Information Security is to provide knowledge that is relevant to the needs of current and future IT sector. The course comprises of subjects, which offer crystal clear picture on what is information security in today’s IT world. Below are few major subjects present in this programme.
•    Introduction to information security, experimentation on Linux operating system and advanced computer network
•    An edge on the fundaments of cryptography, advanced network security, hacktivism, cyber warfare and cyber terrorism
•    Practical experiments on advanced ethical hacking and web security, virtualization & cloud security and a lot more

Course Duration

2 years (Full time)
AICTE approved

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The candidate must have completed 3 Years of Graduation from commerce or science background (University Board of Examination) that is recognised by any state board/central board with a minimum aggregate of 50% marks.

Admission/ Fee Details

Admissions are open in RK University for M.Sc. information security course 2017. Eligible candidates who are enthusiastic about launching a career in new-age information security sector are welcome to apply.
  • Application Fee – Rs. 350/-
  • Admission Token Amount – Rs. 10,000/-
  • Semester Fee – Rs. 50,000/-
  • Total Fee – Rs. 2,00,000/-
  • Mode of Payment – Cheque/DD
  • Loan Assistance: The University has tied-up with a number of banks to facilitate education loan at most competitive interest rates.


* Subject to changes made by university

M.Sc Information Security

  • Computer System Organization
  • Object Oriented Programming - C++
  • Introduction to Information Security
  • Linux Operating System
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • OOPs - C++ Lab
  • Linux Operating System Lab
  • Advanced Computer Networks Lab
  • Cryptography fundamentals
  • Advanced Network security
  • Advanced Ethical Hacking
  • Hacktivism, Cyber warfare and Cyberterrorism
  • Advance Network Security Lab
  • Advanced Ethical Hacking Lab
  • Virtualization & Cloud Security
  • Advanced Computer Forensics
  • Application, Web Security & SDLC
  • IT Governance, Risk and Information Security Audit
  • Elective I
  • Advanced Computer Forensics - Lab
  • Application, Web Security – Lab
  • Mini Project
  • Electives: Semester III
  • COBIT, ValIT and RiskIT
  • Principles of Remote Infrastructure Management
  • Database Security Fundamentals
  • ITIL Foundation
  • Disaster Recovery and Business continuity Management
  • Final Project and Viva Voce

Job Opportunities After Completing The Course

Information security solutions are on the top of the priority list for organisations of all scales today because of increase in number of data breach cases. The companies are working towards taking necessary steps to protect their networks and channels through which confidential information is communicated. Information security professionals can help companies check the quality of protection offered. The market for information security solutions is booming and the trend may continue. Gartner estimates a projected CAGR of 9.8% between 2015 and 2020. This means the market may be worth $170 billion by 2020. Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec gave a positive outlook on the sector with his statement, ‘the demand for the professionals is set to increase and reach up to 6 million job openings by the year 2020. This may lead to a short fall of 1.5 million professionals.
Entry Level
  • Information Security Executive
  • Malware Analyst
  • Data Centre Technician
  • Junior Penetration Tester
  • Database Manager–IT Security
  • Junior Cyber Forensic Analyst
Mid Level
  • Sr. Information Security Officer
  • Sr. Malware Analyst
  • Data Centre Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Network and Database
  • Manager –IT Security Cyber
  • Cyber Forensic Analyst
Senior Level
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Manager–Anti Virus Development
  • Data Centre Manager
  • Ethical Hacker
  • Data Centre Security Engineer
  • Cyber Forensic Investigator

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