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Govt’s New Plans To Train Law Enforcement & Judicial Officer To Fight Cybercrime

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Law University (NLU) in Delhi and National Law Institute University (NLIU) in Bhopal to establish a Cyber Lab for the ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation, and Digital Forensics.’

The new centre aims to provide police officers, state cyber cells, law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, and judicial officers with the necessary expertise to deal with Cyber Forensics cases in accordance with Indian Cyber Law.

The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) has taken the initiative, in partnership with NLIU Bhopal, to offer a 9-month online PG diploma to 1000 officials via its Learning Management System (LMS).

The programme allows students to learn whenever and wherever they want.

Participants will go through a practical training session and a personal contact programme at the authorised Cyber Lab, which will be established up on the National Law University (NLU) Delhi campus to facilitate this course. The proposed cyber lab will have a hybrid architecture that supports both virtual and physical capacity building in the fields of cyber law, cybercrime investigation, and digital forensics.

At any given time, the lab will have a training room capacity of 25 Users and remote connectivity for 25 Users each, augmented with AR/VR features. Other law schools/universities, such as the National Law School of India University (Bangalore), the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala), and others, would be on-boarded in the hub and spoke model for future endeavours.

The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) will create the e-content with the help of academic members. The PG Diploma Certificate will be awarded to participants who successfully finish the course by NLIU, BHOPAL, the course’s principal academic partner.

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