At the outset, we are thankful to MHRD, RUSA SPD Maharashtra, NASSCOM particularly Prof. Devanand Shinde, Hon‘ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D.T. Shirke, Hon‘ble Pro-Vice-Chancellor, RUSA SPD, Maharashtra, Shri V.T. Patil, Finance & Accounts Officer and other authorities of the Shivaji University for their mentorship, support, guidance and cooperation.

Our achievements so far:

  • 400+ teachers trained in last 90 days
  • State of art laboratory in the making to ensure experiential teaching-learning for all stakeholders
  • Study material with appealing sense of readability – ready
  • Cyber Security and Data Sciences courses at all levels for all streams (arts, science, commerce,engineering, etc.) – ready
  • Training of lakhs of students in different digital security related courses in one academic year – capability ready.
We aim to achieve before fiscal year end:
  • Training of a total of 1000 teachers in Cyber Security
  • Total number of students trained by these teachers by the next fiscal year 50,000
  • Commencing test runs for Cyber Security Lab
  • Trials for functioning of Lab for Data Sciences
This is leading to
  • Becoming a brand – enhancing the employability of the students
  • Developing into a Centre of Excellence for Cyber Security and Data Sciences
  • Attracting more research students
  • Becoming a hub for industry-oriented application research Opportunities exist for students
  • Cyber Experts needed globally by end 2019 – 60 lakhs
  • Cyber Experts needed in India by 2025 – 10 lakhs
  • Better employment opportunity for Cyber Security trained students
  • Cyber smart employee – Need of the hour

For synergies in approach, seamless thought process and perceptible capability, we are working with experts sharing NASSCOM‘s philosophy, aim and execution style. This will ensure the quickest possible way to complete the projects we have in hand. Once again, we are grateful to MHRD for reposing faith in us to start the PMMMNMTT Faculty Development Centre in Cyber Security & Data Sciences. Besides it being an educational and skill-building project, it has national repercussions of safety and security. We are proud to be associated with this noble objective.

Prof. (Dr.) R.K. Kamat,
Principal Investigator,
PMMMNMTT Centre in Cyber Security & Data Science
Shivaji University, Kolhapur