PwC India and NIIT University (NU) have entered into a strategic partnership for creating a trained talent pool of cyber security professionals in India.
For this purpose, academic experts from the university and senior professionals from PwC India have co-created a two-year work-integrated specialised master’s programme in cyber security.
“In today’s digitised environment securing our cyberspace has become a priority for businesses and citizens across the world,” said Rajendra S Pawar, chairman NIIT group.
“This calls for a team of trained professionals who are equipped to combat the challenges that are posed by hackers every day.A Our partnership with PwC India is a step in that direction,” he added.
The programme blends academic and professional education and industry-led research in the cyber security space is the key driver in the curriculum.
“Cyber security is a major focus area and the growth driver for PwC India. With this programme with NU, PwC India is collaborating with academia to bring industry-ready talent into the market, readily employable with required customised skills set,” said Deepak Kapoor, chairman, PwC India.
Cyber Security market, currently at $1 billion, is expected to grow to $35 billion by 2025. The demand for skilled professionals in the space is very high.