Master of Science

Digital Forensics and Information Security


Bachelors in Science (Forensic Science), Bachelor’s in Computer Applications, Bachelor’s in Science (Physical Sciences/ Computer Science), and Bachelor’s in Science (Life Sciences) with a foundation course in computer science.


This programme is appropriate for those new to computer security and computer forensics as well as practitioners looking to improve their abilities. It includes necessary skills, software and hardware technologies, as well as more theoretical topics that support daily practise in digital forensic technologies. It ensures that students have a working knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements, as well as international standards, governing digital forensics and information security. Students achieve a better understanding of computer crime, police and forensic techniques, and regulatory obligations for evidence collection. Students graduate with the ability to manage and configure mission-critical distributed applications. Additionally, they develop an awareness of the vulnerabilities that businesses face when it comes to networks and servers. The curriculum offers hands-on training using today's forensic tools as they are utilised by law enforcement and corporates. Thus, students can effectively contribute to the security of a company's information technology and information assets.

Program code: 044
Course code : 4419
Course Commencement : Sep 2024

Study Campus

School of Sciences
#34, 1st Cross
J C Road
Bangalore - 560027
P +91 80434 30100

Admissions Office

JAIN Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P : +91 73376 13222
P : +91 76763 86870

Curriculum Structure
  • Introduction to Forensic Science
  • Forensic Computing
  • Cyber Crime and Cyber Law
  • Digital Forensics and Information Security
  • Mobile and Network Forensics
  • Email and Cloud Forensics
  • Incident Handling and Response.
  • Criminology
  • Information Security Audit
  • Cryptology and Information Security
  • Processing of Digital Evidence.
  • Frauds in IT Sector
  • Digital Forensics Methods and Best Practices.
  • Cyber Criminology
  • Police Administration
  • Policies and Ethics
Course Highlights
  • Added external certification: External certifications from relevant agencies are incorporated in the programme which helps the students stand out among the peer team across the country (Example: CHFI certification by EC Council).
  • Hands-on experience: Students will get hands-on experience as part of the programme curriculum and additionally while being a part of consultancy services alongside faculty mentors.
  • Well-equipped laboratories: Well-equipped laboratories and infra-structure enable students to get a personalised learning experience as part of the programme.
  • PCL and entrepreneurship linkage: Alongside academics, the students will get an opportunity to be mentored by faculty members towards product development, patent, and start-ups in the field of digital forensics.
  • Campus placements: Placement opportunities in the final year by the University Placement Cell.
  • Internship Opportunities: Compulsory curriculum integrated internship opportunity during the programme tenure at Government and private organisations.
  • Dissertation/Research-based opportunities: Compulsory dissertation/ research activities under faculty mentors enable students to familiarise themselves with research culture in the field of Digital Forensics.
Career Enhancement Programs
  • CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator) certification by ECCOUNCIL.
  • Throughout the programme, students will have access to a virtual lab equipped with cutting-edge tools for digital forensic analysis.
  • Internships in companies dealing with Digital Forensics and Incident Response.
  • Dissertation Projects.
  • Advanced Research Projects.
Career Outcomes

Over the years, digital forensics has grown in popularity. As a result of increased caseloads, the government and corporate sectors are expected to engage extra digital forensic professionals to meet demand. Additionally, with the rapid advancement of technology, the digital forensics profession will be in high demand to keep up with the ever-changing world. Across all sectors, technology continues to shape the global economy's future. Digital forensics is gaining popularity in various industries as a means of identifying computer crimes and safeguarding data.

Some of the most important jobs in digital forensics;

  • Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) Analyst.
  • Computer Forensics Scientific Officer.
  • Malware Analyst.
  • Security Forensic Analyst.
  • Cyber Security Incident Responder.
  • e-Discovery Specialist.