C.R.Rao Advanced Institute of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science (AIMSCS)

University of Hyderabad Campus, Gachibowli, Hyderabad – 500 046

M.Tech - IS

About the Programme:

Information security protects information systems from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. The goals include protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information. Information security is one of the cornerstones for the continued expansion and acceptance of the information society. It is also a fundamental research discipline within computer science, with many open theoretical and applied problems.

One of the main paradigm shifts in the emerging information society is that information is stored and exchanged electronically. This electronic representation differs radically from traditional representations; for instance, electronic data can be copied without cost, erased without leaving traces, and communicated without effort over large distances. The downside of these features is that protecting information, crucial for the information society, has become fundamentally more difficult.

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This is the problem that research in information security addresses, both in terms of finding solutions to pressing security problems and laying the foundations for developing a secure information infrastructure for the future.

All organizations, including governments, military, financial institutions, hospitals, and private businesses, assimilate and store a huge amount of confidential information about their employees, customers, products, and research and financial operations. Most information is collected, processed, and stored electronically and transmitted across networks to other computers. In many cases, protecting confidential information is a business requirement and an ethical and legal requirement. Information security has a significant effect on maintaining the privacy and preventing identity theft of any individual. Our IS M.Tech Programme is the need of the hour as information security plays a fundamental role in several areas of computer science today and is imperative to address such serious problems as information identity threats.

Scope:

The course is designed to provide a balanced mixture of theoretical and professional training in Cryptology and Information Security. Upon successful completion of the course, students have the choice to take up either:
(a) a professional career in information security or specialized application areas
Or (b) an academic career for further study and research in the theoretical and applied aspects of Cryptology, Information Security, and related disciplines.

Career Opportunities:

Security is a major concern in all organizations. In particular, governments and industries worldwide have forecast a shortage of and high demand for information security professionals. One can expect good employment prospects with local and multinational businesses, governments, financial and banking institutions, and consulting firms such as I.T. security specialists, I.T. security auditors, network and systems specialists, and I.T. security product developers and solution providers.

Objectives:

A 2-year full-time M.Tech Programme in Information Security is being planned to develop and enhance the skills of professionals in the following areas:

  1. Analyzing the network security threats
  2. Analyzing the network traffic
  3. Knowledge gained on various attack methods
  4. In-depth understanding of core system technologies from a security point of view
  5. In-depth understanding of cryptography
  6. In-depth understanding of security tools implementation and internals
  7. Usage of security tools and technologies
  8. Analyzing new security requirements and developing new tools

Number of Seats: 18 (Eighteen) (Regular) + 5 (Five) Sponsored = 23 (Total).

Duration

  1. Regular Students:The duration of the Programme is two years (2 semesters of course work and 2 semesters of dissertation).
  2. Sponsored Students:The duration of the Programme is two years (2 semesters of course work and 2 semesters of dissertation). However, students will have an option to carry out their final dissertation (in the second year) in their respective institutes. The dissertation is to be submitted within the stipulated time.

Eligibility Criteria

Minimum Qualification for Admission (any of the following)

  • BTech (CSE/IT/EEE/ECE)
  • M.C.A. with Mathematics at 10+2 level or equivalent
  • MSc. (Mathematics/Applied Mathematics/Statistics)
  • MSc.(Computer Science, I.T., Electronics)

Note: The candidates must have secured a minimum of 55% marks in their qualifying examination.

Admission Procedure

  1. Applicants need to apply to the University as per the guidelines etched outin the application form (http://acad.uohyd.ac.in/EE19.html)
  2. Regular Seats:Admission to available seats is based only on valid GATE scores in Computer Science and Information Technology. AICTE GATE fellowship will be provided.
  3. Sponsored Seats: Admission to these seats is based on Interviews only. GATE scores are not required. Employees with a minimum of 2 years of work experience in I.T. companies registered with STPI, NASSCOM, or Central Government Organizations can apply for this program. The students admitted in sponsored mode will not get any fellowship.

Course Structure:

Semester I: Total Credits- 23

  1. IS01 Mathematical Foundation for Information Security
  2. IS02 Secure Operating System and Computer Organization
  3. IS03 Computer Networks
  4. IS04 Software Engineering and Databases
  5. IS05 Laboratory: Reverse Engineering and Malware Analysis
  6. Elective-1/Optional core-1

Semester II: Total Credits- 23

  1. IS06 Principles and Standards of Information Security
  2. IS07 Security Tools and Technologies
  3. IS08 Computer and Network Security
  4. IS09 Laboratory: Side-channel Analysis
  5. Elective-2 /Optional core-2
  6. Elective-3 /Optional core-3

Semester III & IV: Total Credits- 18

  1. Dissertation & Thesis

Tentative list for Electives: Total Credits- 18

  1. CS11 Ethical Hacking & Computer Forensics
  2. CS12 Current trends in Web Security
  3. CS13 Information System Control and Audit
  4. CS14 Cloud Computing and Security
  5. CS15 Big Data Security
  6. IS11 Introduction to Cryptography
  7. IS12 Statistics and Probability
  8. IS13 Machine Learning
  9. IS14 Automata, Languages, and Computation
  10. IS15 Blockchain Technology

Programme Fees:

Fees* [All Fees inclusive, exempting Academic Development Funds (ADF)]

Rs.18,770 /semester for Regular Students

Rs.40,000 /semester for Sponsored Students

NOTE * Additional amount towards ADF,s.t. revision:

  1. One-time payment of Rs 50,000 to be submitted at the time of admission (for Regular Students)
  2. One time payment of Rs 1,00,000 to be submitted at the time of admission (for Sponsored Students)

Admission Procedure (Mode of Selection):

  1. Applicants need to apply to the University as per the prescribed application form (https://online.uohyd.ac.in/LogUOH.aspx). The filled application form should also be emailed to director@crraoaimscs.res.inand deanscis@uohyd.ac.in
  2. Regular Seats:Admission to these seats is based only on valid GATE scores in Computer Science and Information Technology. On approval from AICTE,a GATE fellowship will be provided
  3. Sponsored Seats:Admission to these seats is based on Interviews only (jointly conducted by UoH and CRRAO-AIMSCS). GATE scores are not required. Employees with a minimum 2 years of work experience in I.T. companies registered with STPI or NASSCOM, or Central Government Organizations can apply for this Programme

Award of Degree:

The University of Hyderabad will award the degree

AICTE Approval:

In terms of the provisions under the All India Council for Technical Education (Grant of Approvals for Technical Institutions) Regulations, 2016, notified by the Council vide notification number F.No.AB/AICTE/REG/2016 dated 30/11/2016 and amended on December 5, 2017, and other notifications, as applicable and published from time to time, I am directed to convey the approval to:

Permanent Id

 

Application Id

1-3722535124

Name of the Institution

C.r.rao Advanced Institute Of Mathematics Statistics And Computer Science

Name of the Society/Trust

C R Rao Advanced Institute Of Mathematics, Statistics And Computer Science

Institution Address

C.R.Rao Advanced Institute Of Mathematics, Statistics And Computer Science (Aimscs) University Of Hyderabad Campus, Prof.crrao Road, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500046

Society/Trust Address

C.R.Rao Advanced Institute Of Mathematics, Statistics And Computer Science (Aimscs) University Of Hyderabad Campus, Prof.crrao Road,hyderabad,hyderabad, Telangana,500046

Institution Type

Govt aided

Region

South-Central

To conduct the following Courses with the intake indicated below for the Academic Year 2018-19*

Sr. No.

Program

Shift

Level

Course

FT/P T+

Affiliating Body (Univ/Body)

Intake Approved for 201819

NRI Approval Status

PIO / FN / Gulf quota/ OCI/ Approval Status

1

Engineering And Technology

1s

Post-Graduate

Information Security

FT

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

18

N.A.

N.A.

+FT –Full Time,PT-Part Time

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The Society/Trust/Institution shall obtain necessary affiliation/permission from the concerned affiliating University/Board of Technical Education (BTE)/ Board of Technical Education & Training (BTET)(as applicable) as per the prescribed schedule of the University/ Board of Technical Education (BTE)/ Board of Technical Education & Training (BTET)(as applicable) Admission authority etc. The Applicant Society/Trust/Institution shall send information about the commencement of the above courses to AICTE. If the Institution is not in a position to commence the above-mentioned courses for whatever reason during the two years from the date of issue of this letter, the approval becomes invalid. The applicant Society/Trust/Institution shall make a fresh application to AICTE for grant of approval as per the prevailing norms.

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  1. The management shall provide adequate funds for the development of land and related infrastructural, instructional, and other facilities as per norms and standards laid down by the Council from time to time and for meeting recurring expenditures.
  2. The Eligibility Criteria for admissions shall be made in accordance with the regulations notified by the Council from time to time.
  3. The tuition and other fees shall be charged as prescribed by the Competent Authority within the overall criteria prescribed by the Council from time to time. No capitation fee shall be charged from the students/ guardians of students in any form. Appropriate action as per the notified regulations shall be initiated against the Institution if found so.
  4. The course curriculum and the procedure for evaluation/assessment of students shall be in accordance with the Model Curriculum and Examination Reforms prescribed by the AICTE from time to time.
  5. The Institution's management shall not discontinue any course(s) or start any new course(s) or alter the intake capacity of seats without the prior approval of the Council.
  6. The Institution shall make no excess admission over and above the approved intake. If any excess admission is reported to the Council, appropriate action as per the notified regulations shall be initiated against the Institution.
  7. The Institution shall not have any collaborative arrangements with any other Indian and/or Foreign Universities to conduct technical courses without obtaining prior approval from AICTE. In case any violation is reported to the Council, appropriate action as per the notified regulations shall be initiated against the Institution
  8. The Institution shall not conduct any course(s) as specified in the Approval Process Handbook without prior permission/approval of AICTE. Appropriate action as per the notified regulations shall be initiated against the Institution if found so.
  9. The Institution shall operate only from the approved location. The Institution shall not open any off-campus study centers/extension centers directly or collaborate with any other institution/university/organization to impart technical education without obtaining prior approval from the AICTE. Appropriate action as per the notified regulations shall be initiated against the Institution if found so.
  10. The Institution's accounts shall be audited annually by a certified Chartered Accountant and be open for inspection by the Council or persons authorized by it.
  11. Heads of Departments, teaching, and other staff shall be appointed in a given time frame. Their selection shall be done according to procedures, qualifications, and experience prescribed by the Council from time to time. Pay scales for all staff shall be as per the norms prescribed by the AICTE from time to time. The Institution shall publish an information booklet before the commencement of the academic year with details regarding the Institution, courses/programs, fees charged,faculty details, details of infrastructural facilities, etc., in the form of mandatory disclosure. The information booklet may be made available to the stakeholders of technical education. As per directions in the AICTE website / Approval Process Handbook, the mandatory disclosure information shall be put on the Institution's Website. The information shall be revised every year with updated information about all aspects of the Institution.
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  15. Under the approval given by Council, the Institution shall not automatically become claimant to any grant-in-aid from the Central or State Government.
  16. Candidates on the waitlist shall be givenadmission against the vacant seatif a student/candidate withdraws before the course commencement. After a processing fee deduction of not more than Rs. 1000/-(Rupees one thousand only), the Institution will refund the remaining amount to the student/candidate withdrawing from the program. It would not be permissible for the Institution to retain the School / Institution Leaving Certificates in original to force retention of admitted students and not charge fees for the remaining period if a student cancels the admission.
  17. The Institution shall take appropriate measures to prevent ragging in any form, in the light of AICTE regulation "Prevention and Prohibition of Ragging in Technical Institutions, Universities including Deemed to Universities imparting technical education" Regulation 2009 (F.No. 37-3/Legal/AICTE/2009 dated 01/07/2009). In case of failure to prevent the instances of ragging by the Institutions, the Council shall take appropriate action as per the notified regulations.

The Institution's Management shall strictly follow further conditions as specified by the Council from time to time.The Council may withdraw the approval if it observes any violation of the above conditions and/or non-adherence to the norms and standards prescribed by the Council, misrepresentation of facts, and submitting factually incorrect information.