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PG Diploma in Security Studies

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About Program

A unique Masters level academic program on Homeland Security conducted at this university since 2013 is the only programme of its kind in India. The academic program and the term ‘Homeland Security’ itself were relatively unknown to the students in India when it was first launched under the vision of founder Vice Chancellor, Dr. J M Vyas. Since then, the 2-year full-time Post Graduate program in Homeland Security has received extremely positive response from the students and industry partners alike and has become the flagship program for the School of Police Science & Security Studies.

Considering the relevance of the particular subject matter in the modern world and the impressive credibility of the existing Homeland Security program earned over the years, a distinct 1-year full-time PG Diploma in Security Studies program is launched to meet a wide-ranging demand from budding as well as smart security professionals for a course of shorter duration but packed with all the essential subjects.

The course is specially conceived to meet the working hours of the professionals who are looking to upskill themselves. Going forward in the private security industry, the students will benefit from focused education on the subjects of Homeland Security, Geo-politics, Border & Maritime Security, Industrial Security, Cyber Security, Intelligence, Civil & Criminal laws, Financial Crimes, Forensic Science, and Contemporary Security Technologies. The India-specific perspective and pedagogy of this program will equip the students with skills to respond to the major threats and disasters. The students of this PG Diploma programme learn to organize improved physical security setup, prepare advanced emergency action plans, standardize current operating procedures, integrate latest security technologies and assist law enforcement with post-incident operations as per contemporary norms of developed nations.



1 Year (2 Semesters)


Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university with minimum 50% or equivalent (45% or equivalent marks for SC/ST and PwD category).


Course Fee

Rs. 20,000/- Per Semester + Other University fees


Number of Seats

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: Risk & Vulnerability Analysis, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Industrial Security
Paper - 5: Forensic Science & its application in Major Crimes
Paper - 6: Contemporary Security Technologies
Semester – 2
Paper - 1: Criminal Justice System
Paper - 2: Maintenance of Law and Order and Human Rights
Paper - 3: Cyber Security
Paper - 4: Border & Maritime Security
Paper - 5: Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence
Paper - 6: Financial Accounting & Major Financial Crimes


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.