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Cyber Forensic among four new courses to be introduced soon

Kolkata: West Bengal State Council of Technical and Vocational Education and Skill Development (WBSCTVESD) has decided to introduce four new courses including Cyber Forensic and Information Security. On Thursday, results of Joint Entrance Examination for Polytechnics (JEXPO) and VOCLET were announced, within a week of the examination.

According to sources, the WBSCTVESD authorities were earlier requested to think about courses on Cyber Forensic and Information Security and Renewable Energy.

On Thursday, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the WBSCTVESD Madhumita Roy stated that soon there will be four new courses which will be introduced in the diploma engineering level. The subjects are Cyber Forensic and Information Security, Renewable Energy, Interior Decoration and Travel and Tourism.

Later, she informed that though they are mulling about starting the course from the next academic year, it may get delayed to the academic year 2020-21.

"We are trying to start it soon. But it will take time as the curriculum needs to be set first. For that we got in touch with several government agencies, cyber security experts as well as police. The course will commence as soon as the syllabus is fixed and lecturers are appointed," said Roy.

Sources informed that earlier WBSCTVESD authorities were requested by the Information and Technology (IT) department to start such a course as requirement of personnel in the field of Cyber Forensic and Information Security is increasing day by day.

The IT department has also requested WBSCTVESD to start a course from the school level. According to officials of the body, it has a good prospect and placement can be easy for the students who undergo the course. At present, 30 courses are offered by WBSCTVESD in various institutes.

Apart from the course on cyber security, the process of setting up curriculum for renewable energy is also underway. For this, experts and officials of West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency (WBREDA) have been requested to provide inputs.

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