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The government launches project eSaksham to train five lakh students and educators

The Ministry of Education, All India Technical Education Council (AICTE) CyberPeace Foundation (CPF) has jointly launched Project eSaksham. This is a digital training program dedicated to college students and teachers, focused on skill development in the cybersecurity domain.

eSaksham training is conducted at four levels. A total of 50,000 rupees of students and educators will be trained through online sessions. As many as 25,000 CyberPeace Corps volunteers and 500 CyberPeace Fellows have also been created through various levels of training, with 50 CyberPeace clubs established nationwide.

Level 1 is a 2-hour online workshop on basic concepts for navigating cyberspace, such as cybersecurity, netiquette, and new technology introductions. A total of 50,000 rupees will be trained at level 1. Level 2 of the training is a 4-day workshop with 25,000 participants and will be the final candidate on the evaluation test at the end of Level 1. Participants will also be registered. Participate in the CyberPeace Corps Volunteer Program, focusing on the areas of interest of the participants and working on ongoing and independent projects.

At Level 3, a total of 5,000 participants will be selected as finalists and will have a week-long training session customized to their interests and skills. This level of training includes IoT security, cloud security, blockchain and infrastructure security.

The final level, Level 4, is targeted at 500 CyberPeace Fellows and will be the final candidate through a series of evaluations. A 30-day intensive training session will be held in collaboration with the government, academia and industry. You can also connect with mentors and access labs and cyber ranges to further improve your skills. Upon successful completion of training, participants will be eligible for certification by AICTE and CyberPeace Foundation.

This initiative was initiated on May 17 by Professor Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chair of AICTE in Virtual Mode, which was marked as Telecommunications and Information Society Day.

“The purpose of this program is to build a community where the Internet is strengthened rather than weakened, while at the same time preparing a youth industry and building a secure ecosystem that can transform research work into market-ready products.” Said CPF. According to NASSCOM, India was short of one million cybersecurity professionals in 2020. The labor force is expected to reach about 3.5 million. Added jobs by 2021.

Launching the project eSaksham, AICTE Chairman of the Ministry of Education, Professor Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, said: “The eSaksham project teaches participants how to identify and mitigate these challenges. Indian students are already very tech and IT savvy and participating in eSaksham training is a way to contribute to society. Will be. “


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