eMasters in Cyber Security

Build Capabilities for an Evolving Threat Landscape

  • From the Department of Computer Science
    and Engineering, IIT Kanpur
  • World-class faculty and
    researchers from IIT Kanpur
  • Flexible executive-friendly with an
    option to complete between 1 - 3 years
  • IIT Kanpur
    Alumni Benefits

Apply before October 26, 2021

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eMasters Highlights

  • Direct Selection Based on the academic and professional background. GATE score not required.
  • High Impact Format Weekend-only Live interactive sessions coupled with self-paced learning.
  • Executive Friendly Schedule Learn while you earn, with a flexibility to complete the program between 1 to 3 years.
  • Credits Transfer Waiver of upto 60 credits for higher education (MTech/PhD) at IIT Kanpur.
  • Career Advancement and Networking Access to IIT Kanpur placement cell, incubation cell and alumni network.
  • IIT Kanpur Alumni Status Become an IIT Kanpur alumni with access to all the alumni privileges.

Admission Process
Apply before October 26, 2021

  • Application
    Register with Mobile Number
    Submit Details
    Remit Application Fee
    Upload Documents
  • Selection
    Application Review
    Selection Test
  • Admission

About eMasters in Cyber Security

With the growing number of cyber attacks on important information systems, critical infrastructures, personal devices, etc. there is an urgent and massive need for cyber security professionals with the right capabilities. Our comprehensive IIT Kanpur eMasters program will train you in the latest tools and technologies, techniques, and concepts in Cyber Security. Prepare yourself to successfully navigate the changing landscape of Cyber Security.


Learn from the experts working at the forefront of cutting-edge research and technology in Cyber Security.

  • Manindra Agrawal
    B.Tech. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur

    Computational Complexity Theory, Security, Theoretical Computer Science and Algorithms
  • Sandeep K. Shukla
    Ph.D., State University of New York at Albany
    M.S., State University of New York at Albany

    Application of Formal Methods to Embedded and Cyberphysical Systems and Embedded Computing
  • Urbi Chatterjee
    M.Tech in Computer Applications, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
    Ph. D., IIT Kharagpur

    Hardware Security, Physically Unclonable Functions, Secure Authentication Protocols Design and Internet of Things Security
  • Nitin Saxena
    B.Tech. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kanpur

    Computational Complexity Theory, Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Theoretical Computer Science and Algorithms
  • Indranil Saha
    Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of California, Los Angeles

    Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems, Robotics and Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Formal Methods
  • Swaprava Nath
    Ph.D. in Computer Science, IISc, Bangalore
    M.E. in Telecommunication, IISc, Bangalore

    Artificial Intelligence, Multi Agent Systems, Game Theory, Mechanism Design, Computational Social Choice and Crowdsourcing
  • Debadatta Mishra
    Ph.D., IIT Bombay

    Operating Systems, Virtualization and Cloud Computing and Computer Networks
  • Shubham Sahay
    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, IIT Delhi
    B.Tech in Electronics Engineering, IIT BHU

    Nanoscale Device Design and Modeling, Neuromorphic Computing, Hardware Security


A well-researched real-world curriculum by IIT Kanpur’s subject matter experts that fosters hands-on learning and helps you master the desired capabilities by combining deep formal rigor and an intense practical approach.


  • Introduction
    to Cryptography
  • Operating System
  • Introduction to Application Security, Mobile Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Computer
    Networking I
  • Introduction to
    Linear Algebra
  • Introduction to Web Security,
    Network Security and Defenses
  • Machine Learning for
    Cyber Security
  • Introduction
    to Hardware Security
  • Embedded and Cyber Physical
    Systems, and IoT Security
  • Advanced Topics in
  • Advanced Critical
    Infrastructure Security
  • Cyber Laws, Case Studies
    and Trends

Immersive Learning Format

  • Live Interactive Sessions
  • Examination
  • Campus Visit
  • Weekly access to self-paced content including recorded videos and reading material
  • Weekend-only live interactive sessions by faculty and TAs
  • Interaction and networking with Experienced Professionals
  • Final module-level exams to be conducted across major cities in India
  • IIT Kanpur campus visit (optional) to meet faculty and experience the campus


  • Get eMasters Degree from IIT Kanpur
  • Build world-class Cyber Security expertise
  • Learn from the leading research faculty
  • Receive mentorship, career support from IIT Kanpur placement cell
  • Incubation support for promising startup initiatives
  • Become a part of IIT Kanpur's alumni network


  • Bachelor's Degree (4 years program) or a Masters Degree in the relevant discipline (Computer Science/Information Technology/MCA, etc) with at least 55% marks or 5.5/10 CPI.
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience (You need not be currently employed to be eligible).
  • Candidates with relevant experience will be preferred.

Program Fee

Details Payment Schedule Amount
Program Registration Fee
To Block Your Seat
Within 1 Week of Selection ₹40,000
Program Registration Fee
To Complete Your Registration
Latest by Nov 21, 2021 ₹1,60,000
Quarter Registration Fee
For 1st Quarter
Latest by Nov 21, 2021 ₹15,000 Per Quarter
Module Fee
For 1st Quarter Modules
Latest by Nov 21, 2021 ₹45,000 Per Module

Exclusive ₹2,00,000 Scholarship for January 2022 Batch: Adjust your Scholarship against the fee payable from the 4th Quarter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Cryptography
    The module covers the basics of finite field Arithmetic, private and public-key cryptography, existing cryptosystems and their security, Cryptanalysis of existing systems and more.
  • Operating System Principles
    The module covers the computer organization interface, the concept of a process, threads, scheduling, process synchronization, deadlocks, memory management, and more.
  • Computer Networking I
    The module covers the introduction, history, and development of computer networks, networks topologies, various aspects of layering and protocols, physical layer, MAC layer, data link layer, and more.
  • Introduction to Application Security, Mobile Security, and Critical Infrastructure Security
    The module covers various aspects of Security in Mobile Platforms, Application Security, and Issues in Critical Infrastructure and SCADA Security.
  • Introduction to Linear Algebra
    The module covers vector spaces, examples, Rn, Cn; subspaces, linear independence, dependence and dimension, linear transformations, matrices, matrix algebra, determinants, properties of matrices and determinants, systems of linear equations, and more.
  • Machine Learning for Cyber Security
    The module covers an introduction to data classification, Supervised vs. Unsupervised Learning, Linear Regression, Multivariate Regression., Logistic Regression, Hypothesis Testing, Maximum Likelihood Estimation, Bayesian Classification, Model Selection, Regularization, Generalization, Cross Validation and more.
  • Introduction to Web Security, Network Security and Defenses
    The module covers Security Issues in TCP/IP, Wireless Security, Network Defense tools, DNSSec, NSec3, Distributed Firewalls, Intrusion Detection tools, Threat Models, Denial of Service Attacks, DOS-proof network architecture, Security architecture of World Wide Web, Security Architecture of Web Servers, and Web Clients and more.
  • Advanced Topics in Cryptography
    The module covers zero-knowledge protocols, one-way functions, advanced protocols for different applications, network, and system-level security issues, post- quantum Cryptography, and more.
  • Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems
    The module covers the modeling, implementation, and verification issues related to developing a cyber-physical system. In addition, through the discussion of implementing an embedded control system, the module will cover the basic design principles of an embedded system.
  • Introduction to Hardware Security
    The module provides an in-depth understanding of Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and security vulnerabilities, attacks on cyber-physical systems, reverse engineering, side-channel attacks, intellectual property (IP) piracy, Hardware Trojan, electronic counterfeiting, Physical Unclonable Function (PUF) and more.
  • Advanced Critical Infrastructure Security
    The module covers Stuxnet worm and its aftereffects in the Critical Infrastructure security, Game Theory and other analytical modeling of the security problems of critical infrastructures, security of the Networked Infrastructure, event monitoring, Event Correlation, and Situational Awareness, vulnerability Database and its importance and more.
  • Cyber Laws, Case Studies and Trends
    The module covers the importance of Cyber Laws and Extant Cyber Laws in India, a comparison between Cyber Law regimes in India and US/Europe, Cyber Security Regulation, Standards, Policies, Architecture, and Compliance, Compliance Automation and Case Studies from the field.

Quarter 1

  • Introduction to Cryptography
  • Operating System Principles
  • Introduction to Application Security, Mobile Security and Critical Infrastructure Security

Quarter 2

  • Computer Networking
  • Introduction to linear Algebra
  • Introduction to web security, Network Security and Defenses

Quarter 3

  • Machine Learning for Cyber Security
  • Introduction to Hardware Security
  • Embedded and Cyber Physical Systems and loT Security

Quarter 4

  • Advanced Topics in Cryptography
  • Advanced Critical Infrastructure Security
  • Cyber laws, Case Studies and Trends

About IIT Kanpur

Established in 1959 by the Government of India, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur) is a globally acclaimed university for world-class education and research in science, engineering, management and humanities. We aim to provide leadership in technological innovation for the growth of India.

  • Ranked among top engineering colleges by NIRF 2021
  • Built on world-class academic research culture
  • Offers various undergraduate, post-graduate, integrated, and research programs in the field of engineering, science, management, and design

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