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M. Sc. Digital Forensics and Information Security

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About Program

Over the past years, computer technology has forced everyone to change the way they do things. Even the criminals have adapted to the information age. The threats of cyber-attacks are increasingly apparent to individuals and organizations across the globe. From hacking to phishing, scamming to grooming, and botnets to cyber-terrorism, the variety and ingenuity of exploits appear to expand constantly.

The unprecedented incidence of crimes in the information and communication systems, made a compulsion to fill up the vacuum created due to the dearth of experts. This could be overcome by creating experts in the field of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics. Chances of getting victimized accidentally are more common in the current era. To sensitize the people and to protect oneself from landing in such a scenario, there is a need of specialized academic programs which will ultimately culminate in the expertise. This academia imparts overall security measures required for the protection through various misadventures with the electronic systems. It would also provide comprehensive solution for the preventive care and also for the post traumatic measures to be taken. It also addresses system vulnerabilities and the preventative measures that may counter cyber-attacks, including steps to repair systems weaknesses, prevent repeat occurrences, and collecting and examining digital evidence using a variety of digital and mobile forensics tools and technology.

The aim of these programs is to provide learners with essential expert technical knowledge, competence and research skills of the most important technical concepts of cyber security and how they are applied in emerging areas such as device security and forensics.

The courses are technical and practical in nature, uniquely embedded in industry, and develops in-depth expertise of core technical topics within the area of cyber security and digital forensics such as information security, secure programming, network security, penetration testing, malware analysis, IT law and ethics, and technologies and tools that support application and service vulnerability detection, incident detection, data and log retrieval and analysis. Courses also provide a sharper focus into forensics and cyber security through the elective subjects that are offered to the learners.



2 Years (4 Semesters)


Eligibility Criteria

B.E./B.TECH. in Computer Engineering (CE) /Technology OR Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) OR Information Technology (IT) OR Information and Communication Technology (ICT) OR Electronics and Communication (EC) OR B.Sc. (Information Technology (IT) /Computer Science (CS) /Electronics) OR Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) OR equivalent qualification from recognized University with minimum 55% (50% for SC/ST/SEBC/PWD candidates) at the qualifying examination.


Course Fee

Rs. 60,000/- Per Semester


Number of Seats

Gandhinagar - 40 Seats
Delhi - 40 Seats
Goa - 20 Seats


Course Outline

Semester – I

1. FSMSDFIS SI P1: Cyber Law and IRM
2. FSMSDFIS SI P2: Forensic Application Development and Networking Concepts
3. FSMSDFIS SI P3: Digital Forensics Part – 1
4. FSMSDFIS SI P4: Introduction to Forensic Science and Law
5. FSMSDFIS SI P1: Cyber Law and IRM

Semester – II

1. FSMSDFIS SII P1: Threats to Web Infrastructure, its Defense and Resilience
2. FSMSDFIS SII P2: Digital Forensics Part – 2
3. FSMSDFIS SII P3: Malware Analysis
4. FSMSDFIS SII P4: Minor Project – 1
5. FSMSDFIS SII P1: Threats to Web Infrastructure, its Defense and Resilience

Semester – III

1. FSMSDFIS SIII P1: Network Security and Forensics
2. FSMSDFIS SIII P2: Mobile Security and Forensics
3. FSMSDFIS SIII P3: Minor Project – 2
FSMSDFIS SIII EL: 1. Fundamentals of E – Discovery, 2.IoT Security 3. Critical
4. Infrastructure Security 4. Cloud Security and Forensics 5. Research Methodology
5. FSMSDFIS SIII P1: Network Security and Forensics

Semester – IV

1. FSMSDFIS SIV P1: Project / Dissertation



The students of the M. Sc. Digital Forensics and Information Security students required to undergo 6-month internship in the 4th semester as part of curriculum. Placement cell of National Forensics Sciences University provides internship and job placement support through the year. MNC companies visits our campus in the 2nd semester only for internship placement. Multinational companies such as Amazon, Salesforce, Infosys, Ernst & Young – India, Ernst & Young - US, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), Deloitte - India,Deloitte–US,QualComm, Reliance Jio, Reliance Foundation, Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL), ABB, Adobe,Sophos, Synopsis, Adani, Quick Heal, Symantec, BSE, NSE,NSE IT,NCPI, MindTree, Colgate Global Business Group, Axis Bank, HDFC Bank, Cigital,CCIL, SysCloud, , Kotak Bank, BNP Paridas are some of the best examples of the companies visits NFSU every year for job and internship placement.

Average 35 - 45 MNC companies visits NFSU campus every year for the internship and job placement to give offers to the students of School of Cyber Security and Digital Forensics.

On and average 90 % get an internship and job placement every year.

During the internship, students get internship offer from 25,000 /- INR to 55,000 /- INR + perks.

As far as job, students received offer from 7.5 Lakhs INR to 18 Lakhs INR per Year.