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Cyber Law (Cyber Law)

Updated By Samiksha Rautela on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
6 months-5 years
Average Fee
8 K-3 L INR annual
Exams Accepted

About Cyber Law

Cyber Law is an evolving specialisation in the field of law. It takes care of the legal issues related to the world wide web and rectifies them. Aspirants willing to pursue Cyber Law have to deal with the criminal activities conducted on the internet such as theft, fraud, defamation and forgery.

Lawyers specialised in the field of Cyber Law have to deal with areas such as access to the internet, freedom of expression, online privacy as well as relevant usage of the internet. The issues that an individual specialised in Cyber Law have to look into are DOS attack, Hacking, Worms/Virus Attack, Credit card frauds, Cyber terrorism, EFT frauds, IPR violations, Pornography to name a few. 

Candidates willing to pursue Cyber Law can pursue both, UG (Undergraduate) and PG (Postgraduate) programmes in the field of cyber law. An individual can go for an integrated course at the undergraduate level whereas at the postgraduate level the candidate can directly specialise in Cyber Law.

Apart from the degree programmes, a candidate can also pursue certificate and diploma courses in Cyber Law. Aspirants desiring to study Cyber Law generally take admission into popular courses like Certificate in Cyber Law in Corporate Practice, Diploma in Cyber Law, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law and Information Technology, Post Graduate Diploma in Cyber Law, Post Graduate Certificate in Cyber Law etc.

Cyber Law Eligibility Criteria

The minimum eligibility criteria in order to pursue Cyber Law varies from college to college. Each college has its separate conditions that need to be met by the candidates before enrolling for admission. Listed below are the general requirements that a candidate must meet in order to pursue Cyber Law.

  • For pursuing integrated Cyber Law course a candidate must have qualified the intermediate/ class 12 from a recognized board of education.

  • The minimum aggregated marks required in class 12/intermediate examination ranges from 45%- 60%.

  • If a candidate is willing to pursue a postgraduate degree in Cyber Law, he/she must possess an equivalent graduate degree.

  • Certain institutes hold their individual eligibility criteria. The aspirants must look out for the separate conditions set up by the institution before applying for the admission in the college.

Cyber Law Admission Process

  • Admission is granted to the students on the basis of the performance in the qualifying entrance examination.

  • On one hand, some colleges enrol students by preparing a merit list based on the marks in the qualifying examination. On the other hand, some colleges conduct their own entrance examinations in order to grant admission to the candidates.

Cyber Law Skill Set

A candidate willing to pursue Cyber Law needs to have a certain skill set to do well in the profession. Mentioned below are the traits that an aspirant must possess.

Observational Skills




Presentation Skills



Fluency and clarity of speech and thoughts

Cyber Law Syllabus

The syllabus for Cyber Law is different for each college. Captured below is the syllabus that an individual might come across while pursuing the Cyber Law.

Cyber Law Undergraduate Syllabus- BTech in Computer Science/ Engineering/ LLB (Hons) in Cyber Laws:

Physics I & Chemistry

Basic Electronic Engineering

Environmental Studies

Legal History of Courts

Data Warehousing and Data Mining

Mobile Computing

Theory of Automata & Computation

IT for Forensic Science

Data Structures using 'C'

Compiler Design & Web Technologies using NET

Digital Crime & Computer Law

Network Security & Cryptography & Family Law II

Database Management System & Law of Contracts I

Arbitration & Conc & & Alternative Dispute Res Mech

Legal Method + Legal Reasoning

Basic Electronic Engineering

Storage Techn Foundations & Constitutional Law I

Drafting, Pleading & Conveyance

Law of Contracts II & Family Law I

Internet Regulation & Jurisdiction

Meditation Workshop

Mobile Computing

Taxation Law & Private International Law

Dig Copyright & Data Prot. Law & Jurisprudence

International Trade Law

Law of Telecommunication convergence

Moot Court & Internship & Dissertation II

Physics II & Mathematics II

Artificial Neutral Networks

Information Security Audit & Monitoring

Cyber Law Undergraduate Syllabus- BA LLB with Cyber Law Specialisation

Need for Cyber Law

Computers and its Impact in Society

Cyber Jurisprudence at International and Indian Level

Overview of Computer and Web Technology

Freedom of Speech and Expression in Cyberspace

Right to Access Cyberspace – Access to the Internet

Right to Privacy

Digital Forgery

Cyber Crimes against Individuals, Institution and State

Identity Theft & Fraud

Cyber Defamation

Cyber terrorism

Different offences under IT Act, 2000

Interface with Copyright Law

Trademarks & Domain Names Related issues

Applicability of Indian Contract Act, 1872

Indian Context of Jurisdiction and IT Act, 2000.

International Law and Jurisdictional Issues in Cyberspace.

Dispute Resolutions

Cyber Law Postgraduate Syllabus- Master of Cyber Law

Data or Information Cryptography

Intellectual Property Issues

Computer Forensics & Digital Evidences

Internet Architecture & Network Security

E-Commerce Legal Issues

Cyber Crime Laws in India

Cyber Law Postgraduate Syllabus- LLM in Cyber Law


Cyber Contract and IT Act 2000

Regulation of cyber crimes

IPR – An overview

Copyright issue in cyberspace

Cyberlaw in India

Software Development & Licensing Agreements

Overview of cyber law

Cyber-crimes and related concepts

Cyber Law Postgraduate Syllabus- Master of Cyber Law and Information Technology:

Introduction to Computer Technology and Programming

Security Audit

Identity and Access Management

Fundamentals of Information Security

e-Business Security

Computer Forensics and Digital Evidence

OS: Linux, Server (Apache)

Legal Dimensions of IPR in Cyber World

IT Acts and Cyber Crime

Identity and Access Management

IT Act, Information assurance & e-Governance/ Data Information & Cryptography

Internet Architecture and Network Security/ Networking & Network Security

Cyber Law Diploma Syllabus:

Introduction to Cyber Law

Data Privacy & Confidentiality

Electronic & Digital Signatures – Legal Issues

Judicial Framework

International Framework

Computer Databases & Law

Semiconductor Layout & Design Law

Information & Traffic Data

Legislative Framework

Basic legal terms and concepts

Computer Source Code

Quasi-Judicial Framework

Freedom of Speech

Electronic Contracts

Investigative Framework

Understanding Computer Software

Introduction to Cyber Law

Cyber Pornography

Cyber Security

Cyber Terrorism

Unauthorised Access

Digital Signatures – Technical Issues

Electronic & Digital Signatures – Legal Issues

Violation of Privacy

Cyber Law Post Diploma Syllabus:

Introduction to the Cyber World and Cyber Law

Security of information

Types of E-commerce

International Legal Regime

The internet and online resources

Important Issues in Global E-commerce

Cyberlaw in India with special reference to the Information Technology Act, 2000

Cyber World

Online business

Regulation of cyber crimes

Digital signature

An overview of Cyber Law

Application of conventional territory based law to E-commerce

IPR Issues

Introduction about the cyberspace

IPR – An Overview

Cybercrime and Related Concepts

Regulation of cyberspace – introducing cyber law

Trademark Issues in cyberspace

Copyright Issues in Cyberspace

Paper IV: E-Commerce

Computer Software and Related IPR Issues

Cyber Law Certificate Courses Syllabus:

Cyber Crimes, Privacy & Data Security

Cyberspace Technology and Social Issues

Commerce and Cyberspace

Technology Outsourcing

Regulation of Cyberspace

Software-As-A-Service & Licensing

Online Reputation Management

Electronics Contract and Digital Signature

Introduction to IT Law

Privacy and Data Protection

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Cyber Law Career Options and Job Prospects

Cyber Law is a specialisation with wide scope and immense opportunities. Students pursuing Cyber Law as a career can look out for various career options available in the industry. Enlisted below are the possible options that a candidate can consider for building a career.

  • Cyber Lawyer

  • Legal Advisor

  • Cyber Assistant

  • Research Assistant

  • Cyber Consultant

  • Security Auditors

  • Research Assistant

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FAQs about Cyber Law

I want admission in Cyber Law. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Science , Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Law , Telangana Law Common Entrance Test , Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Engineering Entrance Exam , Andhra Pradesh Language Pandit Common Entrance Test are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Cyber Law courses.

What are the top colleges offering Cyber Law courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Law courses : Government Law college (Mumbai) , Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala) , O.P. Jindal Global University (Sonepat) , Sinhgad Law College (Pune) , Faculty of Law, University of Calcutta (Kolkata). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Cyber Law or not.

What are the popular specializations related to Cyber Law ?

Some of the popular specializations for Diploma are : Secretarial Practice , Communication , Rural Development , Apparel Quality Management , Risk & Insurance Management.

What is the duration of the course Cyber Law ?

Cyber Law is a 3 year course.

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