A new course in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics by National Law University

As the scope of eCommerce grows in our country, so does the need for experts in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics. There has been a spurt of internet frauds, with sophisticated versions on the rise. The folks are confused whether to trust internet for onlinebanking, online shopping or various other areas, where personal financial data has to be shared.

At the same time, it is difficult to be part of the world, without being connected to the internet. The challenge is more for senior citizens who are perplexed by the intricacies of eCommerce. Hence, a new breed of professionals with expertise in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics, can play a key role in development of Safe ePayments.

The simple definition of computer forensics:

… is the art and science of applying computer science to aid the legal process. Although plenty of science is attributable to computer forensics, most successful investigators possess a nose for investigations and a skill for solving puzzles, which is where the art comes in. – Chris L.T. Brown, Computer Evidence Collection and Preservation, 2006

The simple definition of Cyber Lawyering :

Cyberlaw or Internet law is a term that encapsulates the legal issues related to use of the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law than intellectual property or contract law, as it is a domain covering many areas of law and regulation. Some leading topics include internet access and usage, privacy, freedom of expression, and jurisdiction.

“Computer law” is a third term which tends to relate to issues including both Internet law and the patent and copyright aspects of computer technology and software. (Source Wikepedia)

In essence, cyber law is an attempt to integrate the challenges presented by human activity on the Internet with legacy system of laws applicable to the physical world.

To address the need of the eCommerce practitioners to be equipped with skills in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics, ‘The National Law School of India’, has introduced a new course i.e POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN CYBER LAW & CYBER FORENSICS (PGDCLCF)


The National Law School of India University, oldest of the ‘law Schools’, well known for its role in ‘redefining’ the legal education in India; and is sponsored by the Bar Council of India, the Professional Regulatory Body for Law is furthering its mandate of attempting ‘Social change’ by imparting legal education through Distance Education Programmes also.

The Distance Education Programmes are designed to empower the interested candidates in expanding and deepening their legal Knowledge in a globalized world. One of the attractive features of this courses, are that there is no age barrier. Any interested graduate may enroll.

Details of PGDCLCF:


  • Paper I :  Introduction to Law & Legal Systems
  • Paper II:  Law of Cyber Crimes in India
  • Paper III: Laws of Cyber Space
  • Paper IV: Cyber Crimes and the Society
  • Paper V: Dissertation
  • Candidates are expected to write 100 marks in-class examination for each paper.
  • Annual examination is held in June and the supplementary examination in December/January. Grading system is followed for evaluation of performance.
  • Minimum B grade (50% marks) is required to pass a paper.
  • A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00 is necessary to complete the course.


5 thoughts on “A new course in Cyber Law and Cyber Forensics by National Law University”

  1. Has anyone taken the PG distance course in Cyber Law & Cyber Forensics? I’d like to know how good/bad people have found it so far?.

  2. The course title includes ‘Cyber Forensics’ but strangely there is not much coverage of this area in the syllabus – just one small chapter included in one of the papers which talks about digital evidence. I expected something more substantial than that to justify the mention in the course title!

    1. Do anyone have a feebback on the overall course experience?
      And the schedule for 2015 batch. Is it possible to enroll after Jan 2015?

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