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Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Laws

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About Program

This program is being offered by the Gandhinagar Campus.

With the advancement of Information Communication Technology and the good amount of knowledge shared through internet has encouraged the techno savvy young generation to indulge in cyber-crime. This Cyber Space and its IT infrastructure are very much vulnerable to a wide range of risk stemming from both physical and cyber threats and hazards. As the cyber-crime is borderless and very delegate to handle, it needs special tools and technology in-order to prevent different types of Cyber-attacks and gather digital evidence without any kind of damage. For the admissibility of the evidence in the court, the evidence must be preserved and handled to ensure that it hasn’t been changed. Apart from this the rise and evolution of social media has changed the definition of communication and social interaction. Due to the anonymous nature of the Internet, it is possible to engage into a variety of criminal activities with impunity and people with intelligence, have been grossly misusing this aspect of the Internet to perpetuate criminal activities in cyberspace. Hence there is a need for cyber laws. This course will allow the participants to get a vivid knowledge of how crime is committed in the cyber world, the manner in which these crimes are being investigated including evidence collection and examination of the evidences and the laws pertaining to such crimes, handling evidences, maintaining the chain of custody and presenting the facts and findings in the court.


  1. This course will look at the emerging legal, policy and regulatory issues pertaining to cyberspace and cybercrimes.
  2. To cover all the topics from fundamental knowledge of Information Technology and Computer Architecture so that the participant can use to understand various aspects of working of a computer.
  3. To identify the emerging Cyber laws, Cybercrime & Cyber security trends and jurisprudence impacting cyberspace in today’s scenario.
  4. To enable the participants appreciate, evaluate and interpret the case laws with reference to the IT Act and other Laws associated with the cyberspace.
  5. To provide vivid knowledge about different types of Digital Forensics such as Mobile Device Forensics, Network Forensics, Cloud based Forensics etc., including the Standard Operating Procedures for IO’s which will be useful in investigating real-time cases pertaining to cybercrime.
  6. To provide knowledge related to auditing of computer systems, managing and mitigating risk situations in the organization and techniques for investigating financial frauds.




1 Year (2 Semesters)


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria for candidates seeking admission in the First Semester of PGDCL Program under the School of Law, Forensic Justice and Policy Studies, NFSU

  • Graduate degree from any discipline with minimum 50% for General/OBC(NCL)/EWS category candidates, and 45% for SC/ST/PwD candidates.

Course Fee

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


Number of Seats

20 Seats


Information Brochure


Admission Procedure

Merit based (As per the marks/percentage/grades in Graduation degree)