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Master of Science in Computer Science with specialization in Cyber Security

Eligibility
Entry-level requirement is a Bachelor's Degree in any branch of Engineering or Technology / Science with Mathematics as a subject of study, with a minimum score of 60% or CGPA of 6.5 in 10 point scale in the qualifying examination.

Number of seats
The number of seats for the program is 40.

Selection Criteria
Students are selected through an All India entrance examination and an interview under the supervision of CUSAT. GATE/NET score holders with valid score are exempted from the test. Rank holders of CAT conducted by CUSAT are also exempted from the Institute conducted test. Reservation of seats for SC/ST, OBC etc. is applicable as per CUSAT rules. The final selection of the candidates is done through an interview from the short listed candidates of written test.

Course Description
Master of Science in Computer Science with specialization in Cyber Security will be a restructured course offered by the Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management-Kerala, aims at offering a high standard curriculum in allied disciplines of Computer Science. The programme focuses on a broad grasp of foundations in Computer Science, deep understanding of the area of specialization, an innovative ability to solve new problems, and a capacity to learn continually and interact with trans-disciplinary groups. The technology enhanced e-learning methodologies with web based course management system and on-line learning system enriches the programme, allow to broaden their horizons.

Course objectives

- To impart theoretical knowledge related to Computer Science.
- To impart theoretical & practical knowledge in the specialized areas of Cyber Security .
- To cater the needs of government, industry and scientific organizations in the Computer Science and Cyber Security related areas.
- Develops professionals and leaders of high caliber imbued with values of entrepreneurship, ethics and social responsibility.
- To motivate for research in Computer Science with specific emphasis on Cyber Security.
- To train computer scientists who can work on real life challenging problems.

Course Fees
The course fee for Masters programme is Rs.1,20,000/-. The fee is payable in four equal installments of Rs. 30,000/-.

Course Duration and Credits
The duration of the programme is 2 years and the courses are carefully designed to attain technical aspects that enable the students to grow into competent Cyber Security professionals. There are 11 core courses, 4 electives and five lab courses. The students are required to do a minor project of 2 credits each during 2nd and 3rd semester. The students are also required to take one elective course during second semester and three elective courses during the third semester of 3 credits. The 4th semester is for project/internship of 18 credits. Students are required to undergo an industry or research oriented project in any leading IT or R &D organizations. The total requirement for the programme is 72 credits.

Core Courses
The student should have earned 33 credits from the following 11 core courses:

- CCS 2101 Computer Architecture and Organization
- CCS 2102 Problem Solving and Programming in C
- CCS 2103 Data Structure and Algorithm
- CCS 2104 Introduction to Cyber Security
- CCS 2105 Mathematical Foundations for Cyber Security
- CCS 2201 Operating system
- CCS 2202 Computer Networking
- CCS 2203 Database Management System
- CCS 2204 Object Oriented Programming
- CCS 2301 Software Engineering
- CCS 2302 Internet Technologies

Elective Courses
The elective courses are offered in the 2nd and the 3rd semesters. There will be only one elective in the second semester and three electives in the third semester.The student is required to earn at least 12 credits in 21 Elective courses from the following list of courses:

Electives for semester II:

- CCS 2208 Number Theory and Cryptography
- CCS 2209 Digital Image Processing
- CCS 2210 Biometrics
- CCS 2211 Soft Computing
- CCS 2212 Pattern Recognition
- CCS 2213 Steganography and Digital Watermarking
- CCS 2214 Theory of Computation
- CCS 2215 Artificial Intelligence
- CCS 2216 Embedded Systems
- CCS 2217 Security in Distributed Environments
- CCS 2218 Data Analytics

Electives for semester III:

- CCS 2305 Security in Mobile Phone Applications
- CCS 2306 Network Security
- CCS 2307 Digital Forensics
- CCS 2308 Ethical Hacking and Network Defense
- CCS 2309 Advanced Topics in Cryptography
- CCS 2310 Cryptanalysis
- CCS 2311 Secure Internet Programming
- CCS 2312 Object Oriented Analysis and Design
- CCS 2313 Principles of Management
- CCS 2314 Computational Linguistics

TENTATIVE SEMESTER-WISE BREAKUP OF COURSES FOR 2 YEARS

Semester I

No Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Lab IE UE Total
1 CCS 2101 Computer Architecture and Organization 3 3 0 40 60 100
2 CCS 2102 Problem Solving and Programming in C 3 3 0 40 60 100
3 CCS 2103 Data Structure and Algorithm 3 3 0 40 60 100
4 CCS 2104 Introduction to Cyber Security 3 3 0 40 60 100
5 CCS 2105 Mathematical Foundations for Cyber Security 3 3 0 40 60 100
6 CCS 2106 CS Lab I 1 0 2 50
7 CCS 2107 Programming Lab I 1 0 2 50


Total for Semester I 17 600

Semester II

No Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Lab IE UE Total
1 CCS 2201 Operating system 3 3 0 40 60 100
2 CCS 2202 Computer Networking 3 3 0 40 60 100
3 CCS 2203 Database Management System 3 2 2 40 60 100
4 CCS 2204 Object Oriented Programming 3 2 2 40 60 100
5 CCS 2205 CS Lab II 1 0 2 50
6 CCS 2206 Programming Lab II 1 0 2 50
7 CCS 2207 Mini Project I 2 50
8 Elective I 3 3 0 40 60 100


Total for Semester II 19 650

Semester III

No Course Code Course Title Credits Lecture Lab IE UE Total
1 CCS 2301 Software Engineering 3 3 0 40 60 100
2 CCS 2302 Internet Technologies 3 3 0 40 60 100
3 CCS 2303 CS Lab III 1 0 2 50
4 CCS 2304 Mini Project II 2 50
5 Elective II 3 3 0 40 60 100
6 Elective III 3 3 0 40 60 100
7 Elective IV 3 3 0 40 60 100


Total for Semester III 18 600

IE - Internal Examination
UE - University Examination

Semester IV

No Course Code Course Title Marks
IE UE Total
1 CCS 2401 Research/Internship 250 250 500

Graduation Eligibility
For graduation, the student must satisfy all the requirements as per the CUSAT rules.