Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions
from prospective students:
1. Is the Course specific to Cyber Laws in India ?
2. Will I be disqualified if I cannot complete the Course "in time"
The Certificate/Diploma courses in Cyber Laws will cover the principles
of Cyber Laws in general. However, the course covers Information
Technology Act 2000 (As amended by ITAA 2008) in detail and to that extent it is India specific. IPR laws
are however universal. There is also a chapter on some foreign laws
particularly those related to compliance such as HIPAA and Data Protection
Act. Most other
chapters are not India specific.
3. What is the Criteria for Issue of Certificates?
The duration of the Courses are indicated based
on a pre programmed schedule. However, unlike a Normal course which runs
in batches and culminates in a simultaneous examination, all the online courses are flexible in time.
According to the Coaching plan, for Courses,
lesson modules will initially be despatched in fortnightly intervals. Students are
expected to normally return the assignments if any at the end of the lessons during the following
fortnight. If the answers for two successive fortnights are not received, the instructor may hold
back the despatch of the subsequent lesson to give more time for the student
to respond to the earlier lessons. The student can also take a more leisured
schedule if he so desires. There will be no disqualification for delayed
submission of feedback or for taking a break to meet other commitments
of the student.
The online programmes would be run on one to one basis and completely
flexible as regards the time schedule Each student can take the course
at his own speed. He can also take occasional breaks during other commitments
such as examinations.
The Off-line programme would however be run on batch mode.
4. Is there any Concession in fees to " Students" ?
There will be an "Examination" with or
without an offline component. Details will be communicated to the students
along with the prospectus. All students who
complete the course would be issued a "Certificate". However, special
"Merit Certificates" would be issued only to those who are considered eligible
for the same based on the quality of the answers.
Off-line courses will have a written examination.
5. Can the fees be paid in Instalments?
For students sponsored by Educational institutions, and faculty
members of Law Colleges, a concession of 25 % in the indicated fees would
be allowed subject to the submission of suitable certificate of identity.
6. Will there be "Contact" programmes?
7. Will there be "Recognition" for the Course in my "Career"?
The Courses are designed as an " Online education Center".
Within this frame work, interactivity would be built in through periodical
"Chat" sessions when required. Since students would pursue their individual
time schedules for the course, most of the interaction would be on one
to one basis.
Presently, the lesson distribution would be through e-mails. This will
be beneficial to users of low bandwidth and expensive Internet connections.
In due course, lessons would be provided with multimedia delivery over
the Net and this would improve the interactivity.
Students who have opted for print materials will be sent
printed copies of lessons in batches.
If there are groups of 5
or more students, special online sessions for virtual lectures would be
8. Are there Career opportunities at Cyberlawcollege.com?
Cyberlawcollege.com is a pioneering venture in the field of
Cyber Law Education in India. Even on the global arena, there are not many
such online educational institutions. As on date therefore the "Certificate
Course in Cyber Laws" is being presented more as a "Self Development" Course.
The management believes that the real "Recognition" will have
to flow from the industry after perceiving the benefits of such education
to their employees.
There will also be career career opportunities in the off-line Cyber
Law teaching centers that are bound to come up at all Law Colleges as well
as all E-Commerce training institutes. If some body is otherwise qualified
for the post, they would definitely be considered premium catches if they
also have a formal "Certificate in Cyber Laws". Career opportunities
are therefore considered good for "Cyber Law Specialists".
9. How Frequently will the course contents be updated?
Career opportunities are coming up at cyberlawcollege.com for
Instructors/Faculty members and also at the associate sites being promoted
10. Is the fee "Refundable" if I discontinue the Course?
Like any technology course, Cyber Law is an evolving law and
changes are inevitable. Updating of the Course material will therefore
be a continuous process . Just as every lecture of a good teacher would
be an improvement over the previous one, Cyber law college would also strive
to improve its contents with every opportunity. E-Mail lists and
Message Boards along with online Reference materials will fill up the gap
with those who might have missed the developments.
No. The fee is not refundable.
11. I am living abroad. How should I make the payment?
12. I have already sent my registration. I have not received any communication
As per the foreign exchange regulations in India, to which
the site would be bound, if the service is bought by a person living
abroad, the payment has to be received in foreign exchange.
Payment can be made online through credit cards for the INR
equivalent as mentioned in the prospectus.
13. I have just passed +2. Which course should I take?
We have come across a few cases where the mails
sent to the address given have bounced back because of mail boxes being full
or the address being wrong. In such cases the college will have no
opportunity to reply back. All e-mails received so far has been replied
immediately and if any person has not received the reply it means that the
mail might have bounced. Please contact the college again with the correct
address if necessary over phone (044-26603490 or +919343554943)
14. I have no knowledge of Laws. Can I cope with the Course?
Diploma Course is meant for students of Law
or E-Commerce and
other disciplines who would eventually be dealing with Cyber Law or E-Business
in their respective areas of basic study. An ideal starting point would be the
final year of graduation or after graduation. However students may take a view
based on their specific requirements. They can start with the basic awareness
course namely Certificate Course in Cyber Laws for Netizens.
The courses don't presume
any prior knowledge of law. However, students may use the interactive sessions
with the faculty to clear their doubts if any.
15. What is the difference between the Virtual Course and
the offline Course in association with a Law College ?
Cyber Law College has an association with a few Law
colleges, according to which a "Certificate Course in
Cyber Laws by .... Law College in Association with Cyber Law College" is being
conducted. This is a class room based course. Classes are not however held
every day but held once in a fortnight at the college premises. The syllabus
and other details may be obtained in the prospectus at the relevant
institution. is same
as the Virtual course. The Certificates on successful completion of an
examination will be issued jointly by the Law College and Cyber Law
16. What is "External Student Registration"?
In order to provide an opportunity for virtual course
students to test their knowledge on par with the students of the offline
course, an option is provided to them to register as "External Students" to
the course conducted in specific colleges. Such students
will appear for the Examination along with the students of the offline course
and on successful completion, will be issued a certificate jointly by Cyber
Law College and the Law College, Bangalore. Please check availability of
this facility .
17. Is the Diploma Course in Cyber
Laws available in an offline Mode?
At present, only the Certificate course in Cyber Laws is
available as an offline course. "Diploma in Cyber Laws"
is not available in offline mode. Upon completion of suitable
association with a technology institution, it is proposed to offer this course
in an offline mode.
18. How can I upgrade to Diploma Course after
completing the Certificate Courses?
There are three component credit courses namely
"Certificate in Digital Contracts and Digital Signature", Certificate in
Cyber Crimes" and "Certificate in Cyber Law Compliance". Students can
complete these courses separately and they are considered as components
of the Diploma Course. On completion of all these three modules students
can claim the certificate for the Diploma Course.
Some Student Queries Answered:
What is Cyber Law?
All laws related to Information Assets can be classified as
Cyber Laws. Cyber Laws apply to transactions in Cyber Space created by
Computers. It encompasses Information Technology Act 2000, as well as
Intellectual Property Laws such as Patents, Trademarks and Copyright
applicable to Electronic documents.
What careers with the
Cyber Law ?
There are different streams of career for those who learn Cyber Law.
If they are Lawyers or otherwise engaged in Corporate Advisory Services such
as the Company Secretaries and Chartered Accountants, then the knowledge of
Cyber Laws provide them an opportunity to enhance the value of their
professional service. They will command a greater demand and remuneration.
Some of them may be retained by Companies and others can be independent
The second stream is a career as
"Techno Legal Consultants" who can assist Police in investigation of Cyber
Crimes, Undertake "Cyber Law Compliance Audit" of Companies and otherwise be
engaged as "Domain Experts" in IT Companies producing Security products.
The third stream is a career in "Cyber Forensics". This requires a high degree
of technical knowledge fortified with Cyber Law knowledge.
The fourth stream is a career in "Information Security Product development"
where software developers may focus on products and services in the area of
The fifth stream is a career
in "Cyber Security Management". This is open to business management students
who can look at "Information Security" as a service or product.
It may be noted that basically "Cyber Law" is an area of specialization and
has to be used to build on a basic qualification which may be an LLB degree or
a BE or MBA degree.
Where it applied ?
The application is universal. Wherever documents are
prepared using Computer, the Cyber Law becomes applicable. For example,
most of the financial transactions in India in Banks are undertaken with
electronic documents. Hence every Banking law has Cyber Law implication. SMS
transactions, Stock Market transactions etc also attract provisions of Cyber
Law. Maintenance of websites also attract Cyber Laws.
What and where demands of cyber law in market from job
point of view?
With the transformation of the business world to a paper
less, computer based world, it is easier to say that the only demand that will
be there for legal and security professionals in future will be for those with
Cyber Law knowledge. According to a Nasscom-IDC study, the demand for
Information Security aware professionals is 5 times more than others. This
should give an indication. The market is under development and Companies are
just starting to realize the importance of Cyber Law Professionals.
Does Cyber Law College provide job assistance (placement) after completion of course?
Not on Assurance basis. But efforts are being put in this
What utilities of cyber law without law
background (simple graduation).
As already indicated,
professionals who either are responsible for Information Assets or manage
Information Assets require a knowledge of Cyber Laws. Production of Software
itself will in future require Cyber Law Compliance. E-Governance projects need
to be Cyber Law Compliant. Police require assistance of Cyber Law specialists
in investigations. While a lawyer can practice in a Court in Cyber Law cases,
there are many other audit and security related functions which can be
undertaken by others.
Which is the basic course
to start with?
Cyber Law College offers
"Diploma in Cyber Laws" as the flagship course. Professionals
may take up this course straight away. Cyber Law College also offers a
primer course called "Certificate Course in Cyber Laws for Netizens" (CCLN)
which is meant as a basic awareness course. Those who want niche
specialization in "Cyber Crimes", "Certificate Course in Cyber Crime Laws"
can be considered. Those who want to specialize only in compliance related
laws, "Certificate Course in Cyber Law Compliance" could be considered.
"Certificate Course in Digital Contracts and Digital Signatures" is a gneral
requirement which goes with both the other two modules.
What are the other courses can be done (after completing Basic Course)
to give a stability to my career in this field?
Students who are interested in further studies may take up complementary
courses in Cyber Security such as CISA or CISSP which provide them some
additional knowledge on Cyber Security. These will help them in being
"Information Security Auditors".
What are the
career prospects in this field?
increasing number of Cyber Crimes, the wide scope of Cyber Laws as per
Information Technology Act 2000 (with amendments in 2008), increased
recognition of legal compliance as a necessary business ingredient for IT
companies, Cyber Law Aware professionals have an excellent prospect ahead of
them. With more than 3 lakh law graduates entering the profession each year,
the need for specialization in an emerging domain of knowledge is extremely
important for effectively being in the job race.