BCA (Cyber Security) Program

BCA (Cyber Security) Program

  • The BCA (Cyber Security ) is a six- semester, three-year, full time under- graduate program that prepares students for specialist roles in Cyber Security and Cyber Risk Management in industry , banking and financial services and Government.
  • The program aims at imparting key Cyber Security Management Skills through exposure to contemporary tools and techniques in Cyber Vulnerability Assessment, Ethical Hacking, Cyber Forensic Audit , setting up policies and processes etc for effective and robust Cyber Risk Management.
  • The program offers a carefully curated list of discipline electives in contemporary areas to further hone the skills of students in specific areas of their interests.
  • The program also provides hands-on skills to the students by way of Labs and real world experience through Summer Internships in Industry.
  • The BCA (Cyber Security) at ICFAI Jharkhand is popular among students from Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Deoghar, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Ramgarh, Medininagar, Chirkunda of Jharkhand state, Patna, Muzaffarpur, Bhagalpur, Nawada, Siwan of Bihar state. A small number of current batch students also come from Kolkata, Durgapur, Kharagpur, and Purulia of West Bengal state.

Award of Degree

Students who successfully complete the Program will be awarded the Bachelor of Computer Applications (Cyber Security ) degree by the ICFAI University, Jharkhand , subject to the University regulations.

duration Duration

  • 3 Years

eligibility Eligibility

  • Pass in 10+2 or its equivalent with 40% and above aggregate marks in any discipline; Students awaiting final examination results may also eligible to apply.

Program Structure

  • The BCA (Cyber Security) Program consists of 43 courses (excluding labs) covered in six semesters spread over three years.
  • Students are also required to do Internship program / Project after completion of first and second year. In addition to 43 courses there are 2 Summer Internships and Project work in 6th Semester.
BCA Cyber Security Program
Year I
Semester-I Semester-II
  • English Language Skills
  • Mathematics – I
  • Computer System Architecture with Microprocessor programming (With Lab)
  • Computer Programming using C and C++ (With Lab)
  • Digital Skill
  • Generic/Open Elective - I Suggested: Principle of Management
  • Life Skill-I
  • Environmental Studies with Disaster Management
  • Mathematics - II
  • Object Oriented Programming using Java (With Lab)
  • Introduction to Cyber Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Cyber Laws
  • Operating System (with UNI/X Lab)
  • Generic/Open Elective – II Suggested: Probability & Statistics
  • Life Skill-II
Summer Internship
Year II
Semester-III Semester-IV
  • Business Communication
  • Data Structure and Algorithm
  • Web Design (including CSS, JavaScript, ASP, JSP etc.)
  • Database Management System (with Lab)
  • Cryptography and Cyber Security
  • Open Elective - III Suggested: Mobile Computing with Cyber Security in Mobile Computing
  • Skills Enhancement Course – Elective I Suggested: Image Processing (with Lab)
  • Life Skill-III
  • E-Commerce and M- Commerce
  • Python Programming
  • ASP.Net Programming
  • Ethical Hacking and System Defence
  • Skill Enhancement Course – Elective II Suggested: Secure Coding Practices
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Generic/Open Elective - IV Suggested: Operation Research
  • Life Skill-IV
Summer Internship-II
Internship / Project
Year III
Semester-V Semester-VI
  • Data Communication and Computer Network
  • Artificial Intelligence for Cyber Security
  • Software Engineering
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Discipline Specific Elective I Suggested: Blockchain Technology (with Lab)
  • Discipline Specific Elective II Suggested: Network Security)
  • Personal Effectiveness and Competencies
  • Cloud Computing Technologies (with Lab)
  • Cyber Forensics
  • Smart Device Programming
  • Discipline Specific Elective III Internet of Things (IOT) / Foundation of Deep Leaning
  • Discipline Specific Elective IV Digital transformation of Business
  • Project Work
  • Life Skill-V
Program structure is tentative, subject to change.

Generic/Open Electives-Computer Science Group: Database Management System using Oracle and SQL-Server, Geographical Information System, Data ware House and Data Mining, UNIX Lab, Constitution of India, Probability & Statistics, Operation Research, Indian Heritage, Fundamental of Finance and Accounting - Tally, Business Law, Principles of Management.
Skill Enhancement Course Electives: Office automation tools, Management Information System, MatLab/ Latex, Arduino Sensors (IOT)
Discipline Specific Electives: Analysis of Algorithms, Android Programming, Computer Graphics, Data Mining, Digital Electronics, Digital Image Processing, Discrete Structure, Mobile Computing & Wireless Markup Lanugage, Multimedia and Applications, Numerical Methods, R Programming, RDBMS and SQL programming, Soft Computing, Software Testing Concepts, System Administration and maintenance, Theory of Computation, System Analysis and Design, Data Science/Data Analytics/ Business Analytics, ERP, IT Infrastructure Management, Dot Net Programming (Window Programming) using C#, Remote Sensing, Satellite Image Processing, Computer Graphics, Online Communication and Virtual Reality, Foundation of Deep Learning, Data Analysis and Data Visualization using Python, Mobile Computing with Cyber Security in Mobile Computing, Network Security, Secure Coding Practices

Electives During the 5th and 6th semester, students are exposed to elective courses in their respective field of specialization. These elective courses provide an understanding of the specialized focus fields.

Fee Schedule

The fee for each program is mentioned in the table below.

BCA (Cyber Security) Program Fee
Program Admission Fee Rs. Semester Fee Rs. Caution Deposit Rs.
Domicile Non - Domicile
BCA (Cyber Security) 5,000 30,000 33,000 5,000

Note : Applicants in their final year of Qualifying Examinations also can apply for all regular programs

Caution Deposit:

  • Students are required to pay a Caution Deposit as mentioned in the table above along with the first semester fee.
  • It will be refunded without interest and after adjusting for dues, (if any), to the students on completion of the respective program.


Fee payments can be made in any of the following modes.

  1. By way of Bank Demand Draft drawn on a Scheduled Commercial Bank in favor of "The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c" payable at Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  2. Through Credit Card or Debit Card at the University. c) Through NEFT, as per the following details:
Bank Account Name The ICFAI University, Jharkhand - Fee Collection A/c
Type of Account Current Account
Account Number 50200000250955
Bank Name HDFC Bank
IFSC Code HDFC0000150

The following details should be provided to the University by the students on remittance of fee through NEFT:

Student Details Remittance Details
Name of the student: Name of the Bank:
Application No. / Enrollment No. IFSC Code:
Program / Batch: UTR No.
Fee details Bank Acknowledgement of NEFT Form
Mobile No.

Fee payment by cash is not accepted.

Any requests for withdrawals, refunds will be processed as per the prevailing UGC Notification, with regard to Refund of fees and non-retention of Original Certificates.

Merit Scholarships

Following are the details of the Merit Scholarships, offered by The ICFAI University, Jharkhand.

A. Merit Scholarships based on past academic record:
Percentage of marks achieved in qualifying examination will decide the amount of scholarship. Scholarship amount can be adjusted in the Semester I fee payable.

Performance in Qualifying Exam Scholarship amount
(% of semester fee)
Marks in % CGPA
>= 90% >= 9.9 50%
>= 80% and <90% >= 8.8 and < 9 .9 40%
>= 70% and <80% >= 7.7 and < 8.8 30%
>= 60% and < 70% >= 6.5 and < 7.7 20%

B. Merit Scholarship in Semester II to last semester:

Based on previous semester performance (GPA) Scholarship amount (% of semester fee)
Top 5% of the class 50%
Next 5% of the class 30%

*Remarks: Only if no. of students in the class is 20 or more.
Note: Terms and Conditions for the award of the Merit Scholarship will be specified in the Student Handbook.