MIT launches new course on cybersecurity, Indians can apply too

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Vishu Verma
Assistant Manager
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 11:12 IST

The 10-month PG certificate in cybersecurity programme begins on December 30 and the last date to apply is December 29.  


MIT xPRO, a professional education programme from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), has introduced a 10-month postgraduate certificate in cybersecurity programme. The programme has been launched to meet the increasing demand for trained talent in the field of cybersecurity. 

The programme is the first-ever executive education programme from MIT xPRO in collaboration with Emeritus in India. It is open for enrolments for participants from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka only.  The programme begins on December 30, 2021, and has a fee of USD 3,500. Interested applicants can apply by December 29, 2021. It is designed to provide a holistic experience to professionals and includes a mix of live weekly sessions and recorded lectures by global faculty and industry leaders.  

Who is this programme for? 

  • Mid and senior career professionals who have established their careers in information technology and are looking to improve their organisation’s preparedness and response against cyberattacks and grow their career as leaders in cybersecurity strategies will benefit most from this programme.
  • Additionally, graduates and early career professionals with or without prior experience in the IT field who want to specialise in cybersecurity from a globally recognised school and accelerate their career in a high-growth field with high-demand job opportunities will benefit from this programme.

Sanjay E Sarma, Vice President for Open Learning, MIT, said, “The need to address cybersecurity issues has increased dramatically. Almost seven in 10 organisations see cybersecurity enhancement as a top priority this year. The MIT xPRO cybersecurity programme curriculum is designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to cybersecurity, focused on both defensive and offensive aspects of the technology. We are pleased to extend MIT xPRO’s global collaboration with Emeritus by bringing this programme to India and empowering professionals to upskill their knowledge to be industry-ready in the field of cybersecurity.” 

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