National e Governance Division (NeGD) signed an MoU with The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal

New Delhi: National eGovernance Division (NeGD), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) & The National Law Institute University (NLIU), Bhopal have signed an MoU at New Delhi today in the presence of Secretary, MeitY, VC-NLU Delhi and VC- Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL, Patiala) to implement an ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics through NeGD Learning Management System (LMS)’.

With advent of digital age and increased use of mobiles and computers, there has been a significant increase in cybercrimes over the past few years which pose a major challenge for the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA). The goal of this programme is to enable Police Officers, State Cyber Cells, Law Enforcement Agencies, Prosecutors and Judicial Officers to acquire the requisite skills to deal with Cyber Forensics cases efficiently & effectively as per the Indian Cyber Law while adopting global best practices, standards and guidelines. NeGD, under the Digital India Programme in collaboration with NLIU Bhopal has taken this initiative to offer 9 months Online PG Diploma Course in Cyber Law, Crime Investigation & Digital Forensics to 1000 officials through its Learning Management System (LMS).

A Cyber Forensics Lab shall be setup in the premises of National Law University (NLU) Delhi for facilitating this course. Other law schools/ universities like National Law School of India University (Bangalore), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (Patiala), etc. will also be involved in the programme in future. The law schools will provide the necessary faculty members, expertise and content for the virtual classes and development of e-content. NLIU, BHOPAL will award the PG Diploma Certificate to the candidates who successfully complete the course.