What is Cyber Law

Cyber law courses specialise in the laws against cyber crimes. The technology industry in India has seen a lot of growth over the past few years. While technology has impacted India in positive ways, it also has certain adverse effects. The advancement and rise in technology have seen a bump in the number of cyber-scams, data-theft and cyberbullying, among other things. So, in order to decrease these “cyber-crimes”, the Indian government enacted the Information Technology Act in the year 2000 in order to address this new range of new-age crimes by implementing Cyber law .

If a student wants to pursue Cyber law diligently, it is advised that he or she goes for the Post Graduate Degree in Cyber Law after completing a Bachelor’s degree. Both courses are designed to educate aspiring students to learn about the various problems tackled in cyberspace and the laws made by the Indian government to prevent crimes from happening in cyberspace. The main objectives of the Cyber Law courses are: -

1. To train industry professionals that can detect and fix issues which are related to Intellectual Property Rights over cyberspace.

2. To provide proper training to individuals regarding cyberspace at both national and international levels.

3. To make the general internet-users aware about the various classifications and types of cybercrime.

4. To make students capable enough to address, intercept and tackle any problems that may arise from online transactions.

Eligibility Criteria (UG & PG) of Cyber Law

For the one-year Undergraduate diploma; the student needs to have passed the 10+2 with a science stream.

For the one-year Post Graduate diploma; the student can apply if he or she is set to appear in the final exams of graduation, any student with a bachelor’s degree from any recognised university or college can apply and students who have finished three years out of their five-year integrated LLB can apply for Cyber law.

Cyber Law Entrance Exams

  1. Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), which is organised by the NLU is considered as the main entrance test for admissions to Cyber law course.

  2. Common Entrance Examination for different Indian states - Different Indian states such as Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh conduct Common Entrance Examinations for admissions into colleges in these states. Students are selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance test.
  3. Merit-based/ Entrance based admissions - Certain private universities grant admission to students based on their performance in the 10+2 standard. The admission criterion varies from one college to another. Admission procedure may vary from college to college though, as some colleges might even have their own entrance tests and some other colleges might rely on recognised entrance exams such as AILET, LSAT and CUSAT and AIBE.

Scope of Cyber Law in India and Abroad

India is a rapidly advancing country in the technology sector. Cyber law is the newest and is slowly becoming one of the most successful careers in law. There are new career opportunities being generated in this field of law every day. The demand for cyber law professionals is increasing, and they seem to be paid a handsome amount of money. The cybercrimes in India are also growing at an exponential rate. With the rise in the number of cybercrimes, there is a need for more people to study and look for jobs on the good side of the Cyber law.

Various organisations look for people who are well-versed with Cyber law in order to gain their legal services for advice and expertise. Even talking from an international standpoint, there is a need for cyber law and cyber security professionals in companies that even have the smallest of work that involves computers and the internet. The demand for such people has been at an all-time high due to the rise in technology.  Aspirants can do a Post Graduate course after their LLB if they want to practise Cyber Law as law where they can be part of a law agency, or they can start their own practice. Aspirants may face certain challenges if they choose to enter this field such as: -

1.      Keeping up with the constant change and regular updating of laws.

2.      Lacks of role-models in this field.

3.     There are a lot of different technologies, the know-how of different technologies is a difficult task.

Course Fees Cyber Law

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
3.80 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Cyber Law at Institute of Leadership Entrepreneurship and Development, Kolkata
Data not available
20.18 Lakhs
Dual Degree in Cyber Law at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Data not available
4.95 K
P.G.D in Cyber Law at KCE Societys SS Maniyar Law College, Jalgaon
2.20 K
P.G.D in Cyber Law at Government Institute of Forensic Science, Aurangabad
1.25 Lakhs
L.L.M in Cyber Law at JLU School of Law, Bhopal
1.58 Lakhs
L.L.M in Cyber Law at National Law University, Jodhpur
9.45 K
Diploma in Cyber Law at Progressive Education Societys Modern Law College, Pune
10.00 K
Diploma in Cyber Law at Oriental School of Law, Indore
30.00 K
Diploma in Cyber Law at Dr DY Patil Vidya Pratishthan Societys Dr DY Patil Law College, Pune
28.35 K
Diploma in Cyber Law at Post Graduate Government College, Chandigarh

Course Subjects

All the following subjects are taught during the study of Cyber law:

1.      Digital Signatures

2.      Intellectual Property Rights

3.      Cybercrime Law in India

4.      E-commerce

5.      International Legal Regime

6.      Information Technology Act, 2000

7.      Copyright Issues

8.      Trademark Issues

9.      Regulation of Cyber Crimes

Job Profiles and Top Recruiters

Placements play an important role to give some insights about career opportunities. Cyber law is a niche skill and only has a few job opportunities, but the demand for professions is huge, and they are suitably remunerated. This field of Cyber Law is achieving great popularity, and in the near future, it will expand much more.

Some of the common Job profiles in Cyber Law are mentioned below.


Job profile

Job description


Security Auditor

As the name suggests, they plan and make sure that the security audits of an organisation are done properly.


Network Administrator

The work of a Network Administrator involves keeping the network of a company up to date by the installation, repair and constant upgrading of the network of the company.


Cyber Advisor

Cyber Advisors advise their clients about the proper maintenance of data, correct cyberspace actions and cybersecurity.


Cyber Legal Advisor

Legal Advisors are lawyers that specialise in a certain area, in this case Cyber law. Legal advisors are employed in order to warn and help their clients from legal consequences.


Cyber Lawyer

Present cyberlaw-related cases in a civil or criminal manner in front of the court of law. Usually use traditional law along with cyber law to present cases.


Cyber Consultant

This is the most sought-after job after pursuing Cyber Law; these people are specialists who are employed by companies to improve their security. These people are constantly one step ahead of hackers.



If going for the law-aspect of Cyber law, the top law firms operating in the cyber law circuits in India are: -

1.      Trilegal

2.      Nishith Desai Associates

3.      Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas

4.      Kochhar and Co.

5.      AZB and Partners

Aspirants looking to work for these firms work as lawyers, or these firms can be hired by companies to provide legal consultancy.

The top companies that are looking for cybersecurity professionals are mentioned below: -

1.      General Motors

2.      Capital One

3.      Apple

4.      Cisco

5.      Intel

Aspirants who directly seek jobs from companies can either work as cybersecurity professionals, network specialists or as in-house legal counsels.

Mostly, each company that operates in the Information Technology circle has a need for cybersecurity professionals or analysts.

Required Skillset for Cyber Law

The required skill set for cyber law depends on what kind of job the aspirant is seeking after the program.

  • Cyberspace is a rapidly growing industry, and anybody looking to join this industry should be wary of the fact that the industry changes quickly. Anybody who is looking to join the cyber law industry must have a constantly learning attitude as new kinds of cybercrimes will be popping up, new malware keeps getting developed every day.
  • Hands-on knowledge of knowing how to use computers is a much bigger added bonus, as this person will have a much better knowledge of being in that certain position.
  • If a person is looking to learn Cyber Law in order to become a cyber lawyer and practice it, then the person must be smart and diligent enough to juggle and keep himself at par with the worlds of both Cyber Law and traditional law.
  • Problem-Solving is an important skill that a person aspiring to do Cyber Law shall possess.

Course Curriculum for Cyber Law

There are two types of diploma courses available for anyone willing to pursue a career in Cyber Law. One is an Undergraduate Diploma Course, and the other is a Post- Graduate Diploma Course. The Undergraduate Course is designed to give the students an overview of all the cyber laws present in the Indian Judicial System. The students going for the course will be qualified enough to intercept issues regarding Cyber law. The Post-Graduate Course is a more professional course and provides more in-depth knowledge about Cyber Law from an industry standpoint; the course will give students a strong base to tackle cyberlaw-related issues both professionally and personally. If a student wants to pursue Cyberlaw diligently, it is advised that he or she goes for the Post Graduate Degree in Cyber Law after completing a Bachelor’s degree. Both courses are designed to educate aspiring students to learn about the various problems tackled in cyberspace and the laws made by the Indian government to prevent crimes from happening in cyberspace.

Questions related to Cyber Law

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Is it have the facility of correspondence cource in 3 yers law?

Anonymous Student Expert 25th Feb, 2021


Law program as a distance course isn't approved by Bar Council of India, also law is more of professional degree program, as it's not merely restricted to grasping theoretical concepts there are practical applications as well, hence it's recommended you should pursue it through regular mode, there are various universities for which you can appear for entrance test such as DU LLB, BHU UET, LAT, LSAT and there are state level law exams also such as MAHCET LAW, KLEE, AP LAWCET, TS LAWCET to name a few, there are also colleges which provide admission based on the merit of the qualifying examination, you can choose as per your preference, the eligibility criteria is passed graduation with 45-50% aggregate in any discipline from a recognized university.


Hello, I wanted to know as to when will the registration for Mah cet law 3yr llb entrance test begin? for 2021.

Anonymous 25th Feb, 2021


It is expected that the MHT CET 3 year 2021 application will be released around Third week of April, 2021 but there is no official notice yet. The officials have not yet declared the dates yet. Keep an eye on the official website for the latest information. Directorate of Higher Education, Maharashtra will conduct MH CET law exam for admissions to 3-year LLB and 5-year LLB programmes offered by the law colleges in the state. Candidates may appear in the MH CET law exam by filling and submitting the application form which is released separately for 5-year LLB and 3-year LLB. The MH CET law 5-year LLB will be conducted tentatively around Fourth week of July 2021.


I wanted to know whether symbiosis law school entrance exam date for llm has been published and application started for registration?? I wanted to also know regarding the llm entrance exam in BHU and what is the duration of course and whether application has started for registration??

Anonymous 25th Feb, 2021

Hello Aspirant,

Symbiosis Law Aptitude Test (SLAT) application form has been released on February 18, 2021 and the last day to fill up the application form is June 04, 2021. The SLAT 2021 will be held on June 27, 2021.

The entrance exam for LLM in BHU is scheduled around the 2nd to 4th week of May, 2021. The exam pattern comprises of 150 MCQs  for a time duration of 2 hours. The entire paper consists of 450 marks in total. The course is of a duration of 2 years and the registration has already opened.

All the best!


what is the difference between city branch and main branch and what are the pros and cons between both branch of dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar college of law

Anonymous 27th Feb, 2021

Hello candidate,

The Babasaheb Ambedkar College of Law is located in Nagpur Maharashtra which is a private institution for 5 year LLB courses.

The Main difference between city branch and main branch is that it in the main branch all the administrative and paperwork at done, and the city branch is mainly used for teaching and other purposes.

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Hope it helps!!


Mention one modification made in the periodic table by modern periodic law??

Anonymous 19th Feb, 2021

The Modern Periodic Table is based on the Modern Periodic Law which is designed entirely on the basis of Atomic Number.

Atomic Number(A) is the number of neutrons in the nucleus as well as the number of electrons in the atom.

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