Students completing the course will be directly absorbed by Paladion for any of its global offices
New courses will inspire college students to build innovative information security solutions for the marketplace
Paladion Networks, a globally acclaimed cyber security provider, is partnering with Karnataka’s leading engineering college MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences to launch an M Tech program in Cyber security and Information Assurance. The course is a first-of-its-kind in India and aims to fill the talent crunch in the information security space.
The Curriculum is co-designed and co-administered by MSRUAS and Paladion Networks jointly, which will bring select experts from Paladion as visiting faculties to impart the most up-to-date knowledge in information security. The course will also give students access to Paladion labs and cyber security intelligence amassed from its various cyber security centers. On successful completion of the course, students would be absorbed into Paladion Networks and placed in any of its global offices. An aptitude test and interview will be part of the selection process.
Speaking on the association, Dr. Jagan Vaman, Executive VP – Corporate Development & Strategy, from Paladion Networks said, “Digitization and the internet economy are fuelling the need for cyber security professionals at an exponential rate. Cyber Security talent, however, is scarce, and is unable to fill this need. Our partnership with MSRU for the M. Tech course in Cyber Security is designed to cater to this growing need. The course is designed in such a way that the students would have hands-on exposure to unique and up-to-date cyber security software and practices, so they are equipped with the right tools and knowledge to combat today’s sophisticated cyber threats.”
Prof. Dr. Kadambi and Dr. Kulkarni, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences commented, “Paladion Networks is a leader in cyber security and the first to spearhead information security in India. Their expertise in the field would be a great value-add to this course, and students in the cyber security program will benefit from real life scenarios and the latest developments in the industry, making them industry ready upon course completion. Additionally, the course is specifically tailored to suit the business requirements of Paladion as an organization and the candidates stand a chance to get directly employed by Paladion across any of its corporate offices worldwide.”
In order to make the course as thorough and as best-in-class as possible, paid-internships and joint projects on live problems are also included as an integral part of the course. The faculty at M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences will also undergo training in this specialized course, so that they are qualified to impart better training to students who are aspiring to be job-ready professionals.
At the launch, Dr. MS Vijayaraghavan – Former Advisor to the Indian Government, PMO and the Chief Technology Advisor to Paladion Networks gave an inspiring speech about the opportunities, complexities and skills required in the Cyber world. He stressed that the Industry needs more than a million Cyber security professionals and this unique M.Tech in Cyber Security is a step in the right direction.
Rajat Mohanty, CEO of Paladion Networks addressed the students over Skype from the US and elaborated his vision of Cybersecurity, the strategic directions and opportunities for the Cyber skills. He added “We have certain strategies that we are working on- more IP driven offerings, more automation and differentiation in what we do, greater play in the market covering both large enterprises as well as mid markets through cyberactive and ondemand offering, expansion in US and dominance in India & ME. That means fantastic opportunities for the MSRUAS students joining Paladion.”