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M.Sc. (Homeland Security)

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About Program

Since 2013, a unique Masters level academic program on Homeland Security is being conducted at this university which is the only programme of its kind in India. At a time when the term ‘Homeland Security’ was mostly unheard of by the students and general populace in India, it was the vision of the founder Vice Chancellor, Dr. J M Vyas to launch this niche and multi-disciplinary program of M.Sc. Homeland Security. As such, a Post Graduate programme in Homeland Security continues to be the flagship programme of the School of Police Science & Security Studies, not merely due to its history but also due to its relevance in the modern world.

Homeland Security studies encompass wide ranging fields of security in an umbrella manner by exploring perspectives from the Local, State, National and International levels while exhibiting a multi-disciplinary approach towards protecting a nation’s interests and aspirations. The program imparts structured training and education in the subjects of Homeland Security, Internal Security, Geo-politics, Disaster Management, Industrial Security, Cyber Security, Intelligence, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Risk & Vulnerability Analysis, Security Audits, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Financial Fraud Investigation, Forensic Psychology and Criminology to name a few. The curriculum specially explores the use of contemporary security technologies with focus on the emerging Advanced Security Technologies such as Drone & Anti-Drone technology, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Big Data Analysis & Artificial Intelligence.

Since its inception, the course has undergone many changes aimed at making the program more coherent with the growing demands of security industry in India. Through the insights of the Faculty members and suggestions from leading industry professionals, the Homeland Security program trains the students from an India-specific perspective focusing on our nation’s unique security as well as safety requirements and challenges. The resulting improvements have made the students of Homeland Security better prepared for employment in the security set-up in managerial as well as leadership positions. Graduates of Homeland Security have vast avenues to share their expertise in Central/State Governments, Police Departments, MNCs, International NGOs, Corporate Sector and Industries where they can exploit their specialized skills and knowledge to quickly rise and thrive in their careers. Several science graduates from multiple disciplines have successfully completed the Masters level Homeland Security program resulting in a rich body of alumni that are presently serving at some of the most prestigious organizations across India.



2 Years (4 Semesters)


Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in any Science stream, Medicine, Engineering or Pharmacy from a recognized university with minimum 55% or equivalent (50% or equivalent marks for SC/ST and PwD category).


Course Fee

Rs. 50,000/- Per Semester + Other University fees


Number of Seats

Gandhinagar - 30 Seats
Delhi - 20 Seats


Course Outline

Semester – 1
Paper - 1: Fundamentals of Homeland Security and its Organization
Paper - 2: Geo-Political Studies & Internal Security
Paper - 3: Civil & Criminal laws
Paper - 4: Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management
Paper - 5: Forensic Science & its application in Major Crimes
Paper - 6: Contemporary Security Technologies
Semester – 2
Paper - 1: Risk &Vulnerability Analysis
Paper - 2: WMD Protection & Environment Security
Paper - 3: Cyber Security
Paper - 4: Border & Maritime Security
Paper - 5: Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence
Paper - 6: Financial Accounting & Major Financial Crimes
Semester – 3
Paper - 1: Disaster Management
Paper - 2: Advanced Security Technologies
Paper - 3: Economic Security and Countering Terror Funding
Paper - 4: Critical Infrastructure Protection & Industrial Security
Paper - 5: Criminology & Forensic Psychology
Paper - 6: Research Methodology
Semester – 4
Internship & Major Project / Dissertation


The University has full-fledged Training and Placements Cell which provides placement assistance for internship as well as job placement to the students. Additionally, the School of Police Science & Security Studies facilitates frequent Academia-Industry Interactions to motivate the students and offer them access to the eminent experts in various fields. This provides the necessary clarity on the nature and profile of the job to the aspirants resulting in higher levels of satisfaction among the freshers.

Moreover, students are required to undergo a 6-month internship as a stepping-stone of their career during their final semester in the 2-year full-time courses giving them ample exposure to the work environment, gain valuable experience and an opportunity for placement in the same organization. Over the years, leading security and consultancy companies such as Adani, Amazon, MitKat, Vedanta, FICCI, Future Group, PwC, Deloitte, Baker Tilly DHC, Mahindra SSG, Netrika, Inquest and Securitas have been our recruiting partners.