B.Tech Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Cyber Security and Forensics in academic collaboration with IBM

Cyber forensics is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in cyber space and digital storage media. In the digital age, the need for cyber experts has grown exponentially as the country is heading towards an internet explosion mostly fuelled by e-commerce, e-banking, e-governance and the social media.

The current budget allocation towards cyber security is Rs 42.2 crore ($7.76 million) for 2012-13, as against Rs 35.45 crore in 2010-11 out of the $30.4 billion value of India's IT domestic spends.

India has seen many attacks on its critical installations and the misuse of social media and internet has brought home the threat of cyber-terrorism, which cyber security experts say the country is poorly equipped to handle.

With cyber security impacting the country's security, the national security adviser, announced last month that the government is putting in place a national cyber security architecture to prevent sabotage, espionage and other forms of cyber threats.

The national cyber security policy proposed in 2011, will seek to defend national assets against cyber-attacks and seek to provide for protection of citizen’s information. It will also strengthen the Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) to periodically audit, defend and spread awareness on cyber security besides encouraging open standards.

It is estimated that India will require five lakh cyber security professionals by 2015 to support its fast growing internet economy as per an estimate by the union ministry of information technology. The financial sector alone is expected to hire over 2 lakh people while telcos, utility sectors, power, oil & gas, airlines, government (law & order and e-governance) will hire the rest. The country's information security market is expected to grow by 18% to reach Rs 1,415 crore in 2013. Despite a continuing economic slowdown cyber security would continue on an upward trajectory, reaching $86 billion in 2016, up from $60 billion in 2012.

The University Grants Commission directed all university vice chancellors in the country to introduce curriculum around cyber security in their respective colleges to meet this talent demand.

NASSCOM along with DSCI currently operates 8 cyber labs in Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Thane, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Delhi and Hyderabad and India's first Cyber Forensic Laboratory (CFL) of India was established in Tripura on 11 August 2013. All these factors point towards limitless future in the Cyber Forensics field.

Duration 4 years



Examination Pathway admissions through UPESEAT (Upto 80% of Seats) :

  • Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • Minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th)

Non Examination Pathway – admissions through Board Merit / JEE  Mains Score (Upto 20% of Seats) : 

  • For Board Merit : Minimum 80% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 80% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class)
  • For JEE Mains Merit : Minimum 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th) and minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th class). JEE Mains (cut off to be announced after declaration of JEE Mains-2018 result)


Career Prospects

The B. Tech in Computer Science & Engineering with specialization in Cyber Security & Forensic prepares you for an exciting career in the domain. On passing out, one can choose a career either between Government cyber organizations and National organizations such as DRDO, ISRO or private firms with needs of IT security.

  • Cyber Forensics Solutions Architect/Tech Consultant
  • Cyber Forensics planning and expansion specialist
  • Cyber forensics malware analyst /examiner/engineer
  • Cyber Security Architect
  • Cyber security administrator
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Expert at Antivirus firms
  • Computer and Information system manager
  • Network security analyst


Intake : 180 Seats


Semester I

  • Mathematics I
  • Chemistry
  • Programming and Data structures.
  • Open Source and Open Standards (IBM Subject-1)
  • Basic Electronics Engineering
  • Design Thinking
  • Basic Electronics Engineering Lab
  • Chemistry Lab
  • Programming and Data Structures Lab

Semester II

  • Mathematics II
  • Physics
  • Advanced Data Structures
  • Database Management Systems
  • Environmental Studies
  • English Communication
  • IT Infrastructure Landscape Overview
  • Advanced Data Structures-Lab
  • Physics Lab
  • Database Management Systems Lab

Semester III

  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms
  • Computer System Architecture
  • Advanced Database Management Systems
  • Discrete Mathematical Structures
  • Operating Systems
  • Information Security fundamentals
  • Advanced Database Management Systems Lab
  • Design and Analysis of Algorithms Lab
  • Operating Systems Lab
  • Dynamic Paradigm in Cyber Security & Digital Forensics 1

Semester IV

  • Microprocessors and Embedded Systems
  • Storage Technology Foundation
  • Dynamic Paradigm in Information Security & Digital Forensics I
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Advanced DBMS
  • Theory of Automata & Computation
  • Physical Security
  • IT Data security
  • Principles of Management
  • Data Communication and Computer Networks Lab
  • Advanced Programming using Java Lab
  • Web Technologies through PHP-Lab
  • Dynamic Paradigm in Cyber Security & Digital Forensics 2
  • IT data Security Lab

Semester V

  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design
  • Computer Graphics
  • Physical Security
  • IT Application Security
  • Formal Languages and Automata Theory
  • Program Elective-1
  • IT Application and Security Lab
  • Computer Graphics Lab
  • Object Oriented Analysis and Design Lab
  • Minor Project I
  • Dynamic Paradigm in Cyber Security & Digital Forensics 3

Semester VI

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Micro Processor & Embedded Systems
  • Digital Forensics-I
  • Information Security Audit and Monitoring
  • IT Systems Security
  • Program Elective-2
  • Open Elective- HSS
  • Micro Processor & Embedded Systems Lab
  • IT System Security Lab
  • Digital Forensics-I Lab
  • Information Security Audit and Monitoring Lab
  • Minor Project II
  • Industrial Visit
  • Dynamic Paradigm in Cyber Security & Digital Forensics 4

Semester VII

  • IT Network Security
  • IBM Elective(Choose Any 1)
  • IT Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Information Technology Security Evaluation Criteria (ITSEC)
  • Program Elective-3
  • Open Elective-2
  • Digital Forensics-II
  • IT Network Security Lab
  • Digital Forensics-II Lab
  • Major Project I
  • Summer Internship
  • PE-I
  • .NET Technologies
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Information Retrieval and Search Engines
  • Modeling and simulation
  • PE-III
  • Distributed Computing 
  • Introduction to Virtualization & Cloud Computing
  • Social Analytics

Semester VIII

  • Program Elective-4
  • IBM Elective(choose any 1)
  • Information Security Management Practices
  • Information Security Governance
  • Information Security Intelligence and Compliance Analytics
  • Major Project II
  • PE-II
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Software Quality Management
  • Compiler Design
  • Enterprise Java
  • PE-IV
  • Backup & DR (Except for where it is as main subject)
  • Security in Cloud
  • Privacy and Security in Social media world

*in academic collaboration with IBM

Click here to view Open Elective Subject list


Admission through UPESEAT (Upto 80% of Seats)

UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT) followed by Centralized Counseling

Test Dates
Name of Program Date of Test Time Duration
B.Tech  All Streams (UPESEAT)

5th May'18 (Offline)

11th- 13th (Online)

09:30 - 12:30 Hours 3 Hours

 Last date to apply for B. Tech exam Category is 20th April'2018.

 Admit Card (to be downloaded from UPES website)

On the basis of information in the Application form, admit card of provisionally eligible candidates will be uploaded on the University website www.upes.ac.in on 25th April, 2018. Candidates are required to download the admit card accordingly. The duly completed downloaded admit card with photograph affixed (duly attested) in the space provided will have to be produced at the allotted test center. Candidates without the admit card or card without the photograph will NOT be permitted to take the test.


Scheme of Tests

Sections No.of Questions
Mathematics 50
Physics 50
Chemistry 50
English Language Comprehension 30
Current Affairs Awareness 20
Total no. of Questions 200

The University reserves the right to make changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, student intake and academic regulations or change of location at any time without assigning any reason or prior notice. The said change may apply not only to prospective students but also to those who are already enrolled with the University.


Age Criteria

Only candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1996 are eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be taken as authentic.

#Upto 20% seats shall be filled through Board Merit / JEE Main Merit category. Incase candidates for such seats are not available; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further physical (paper pencil test) / online test for admission.

NAdmision through Board Merit / JEE Mains Score(Upto 20% of Seats)

 a. Admissions through Board Merit - Minimum 80% marks in class 10th, 80% marks in class 12th and also have an aggregate of 80% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in class 12th.


b. Admissions through JEE Main Merit - Minimum 60% marks in class 10th, 60% marks in class 12th and also have an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in class 12th with JEE Main Score (Cut off to be declared after JEE mains Results)

Selection Process: Centralized Counseling through Merit Ranking

Age Criteria

Only candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1996 are eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board/University certificate only will be taken as authentic.

#Upto 20% seats shall be filled through Board Merit / JEE Main Merit category. Incase candidates for such seats are not available; UPES has the right to fill these through UPES Examination. University also reserves the right to conduct further physical (paper pencil test) / online test for admission.

Scholarships for Examination & Non Examination Pathway

100% Scholarship on Tuition Fee 

  • University of Petroleum & Energy Studies offers limited scholarships in some specific programs as decided by the University. The scholarships are awarded purely on academic merit cum means.
  • Waiving of Tuition Fee partially/fully will be considered for those who are awarded scholarships.
  • The details of the scholarships would be provided to the students in the student's bulletin given to the students at the time of registration. Award of Scholarships will be decided by the Scholarship Committee & its decision shall be final and binding


25% Concession on Tuition fee

25% Concession on Tuition fee shall be provided only to Uttarakhand bonafide resident students on merit-cum-means basis to be decided by the University subject to fulfilling the following conditions: 

  • Students’ whose gross annual family income is not more than 3 lakh.
  • Students’ who possess valid ‘Sthai Niwas Praman Patra’ from Uttarakhand state
  • Should have passed class X & XII level schooling from Uttarakhand. However, this condition may be relaxed for wards of defense personnel subject to producing of posting certificate outside the state issued by competent authority
Fee structure for the academic year 2018- 22 
1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
98,850 65,900 164,750
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
98,850 65,900 1,64,750
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
108,680 72,445 1,81,125
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
108,680 72,445 1,81,125
5th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,19,480 79,645 1,99,125
6th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
1,19,480 79,645 1,99,125
7th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
131,400 87,600 219,000
8th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
131,400 87,600 219,000

Click here to view Other Fees

  • Kumar Sanu Rao

    Course: B.Tech Mining Engineering

    Experience : I felt the curriculum & curricular activities of UPES are very well organized and I like the practical approach of teaching throughout my course. I have also made some good friends here who will stay with me rest of my life. I heard about Globalink Research Internship, Mitacs 2017 from my faculty and applied for it. I feel pleased being notified as a selected candidate in Mitacs which will surely going to boost me with immense confidence and experience.

  • Shikha Gupta

    Course : B.Tech (Avionics)

    • Current Company : Airbus India
    • Designation : Software Engineer

    Experience :It’s a pleasure to be part of UPES. The course Curriculam of UPES is very contemporary and to the point. The faculty here are very cooperative and ghelpful. They help students to achieve their dreams. They help students improve both communication as well as technical skills. I am proud alumni of UPES. UPES Rocks!


  • Saksham Agrawal

    Course : B.Tech C.S.- Telecom Inf

    Experience : I am a student of B.Tech C.S. Telecom Inf. 2013-17 batch and it is my great pleasure to inform you that I have been selected in Indian Air force and Indian Army after successfully clearing my written examination and service interview. It is an immense pride moment for me and I want to thank UPES for helping in shaping my dreams into reality.

    "Looking back, I can see UPES was extremely important and a stepping stone in my career. My experience has been outstanding. It allowed me to develop my interpersonal skills which are extremely important in my field of work and helped me in achieving my dreams and serving the Nation."

  • Archit Agarwal

    Course : B.Tech Electronics

    Experience :I am Archit Agarwal from B.Tech Electronics 3rd year student sharing one of the biggest achievement of mine in which I am working from last one year. Team Leader of Futuristic is proud to say that my team have made in elite top 30 finalist Teams out of 11000 teams across 24 states all over India representing UPES in DST & Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge incubated by IIM Bangalore and supported by Make in India. We have provided with the price of 5 Lakhs for product development.

  • Shreya Shekhar

    Course: Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in IT Infrastructure

    Experience : UPES provides a great platform with Industry Level exposure. we get to contact and meet Industry Experts, know about the present scenario, how work is done and is executed. We have seminars as well as workshops for the same. This helps in knowing the present demand and thus helps in making or future better.

  • Rajeev Tripathi

    Course : B.TECH (Applied Petroleum Engineering)

    • Batch :2003-2007
    • Current Company : Schlumberger
    • Designation : Commercialization Engineer

    Experience :Like to thank UPES for giving me a platform of petroleum engineering. Must say UPES is a brand now and I’m happy to be associated with this brand.

  • Shagun Sharma

    Course : B. Tech.(Geo Informatics)

    • Batch : 2011-2105
    • Current Company : L&T Infotech Ltd.
    • Designation : Petroleum Engineering

    Experience :UPES impacted my life in many ways, got a great platform not only in academics, but also for a lot of extracurricular activities. Gave us lot of facilities which provided us with great hands-on experience which we are able to use now in our day-to-day office work. Thank you UPES.



  • Sparsh Raj Gupta

    Course : B.Tech (Computer Science & Engineering)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Current Company : DevOps Consultant
    • Designation : Consultant

    Experience :I completed my B.Tech (CS) from UPES in 2016. After my graduation, I joined Xebia. Here, I am working as a DevOps Consultant. I thank UPES for giving me ample opportunities for development. I got a lot of exposure to practical knowledge and acquired a sense of professionalism. It has been a privilege to be a part of UPES and being guided by top notch faculty.”

  • Sreeparna Basu

    Course: B.Tech Electrical

    Experience : UPES has given a nurturing environment for me to learn and excel. Not only is the ambience great but so are the people, from my friends to lab assistant teachers to faculty members. I got the opportunity to be a part of Lockheed Martin Payload Design Challenge where I am currentlyworking in phase III. Our team came 1st winning 40k USD after compeiting with IIT Madras that came second, IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani-Goa campus, Delhi Technological University.

  • Wreek Kundu

    Course: B.Tech Mechanical Engineering

    Experience : I am learning how to deal with the corporate scenario under the guidance of the professors and the challenges I face everyday at UPES. There is academic liberty in what I want to pursue at present and in years to come. I believe that UPES is developing me holistically.

  • Tanmay Jain

    Course: B.Tech Power System Engineering

    Experience : Being a UPESite is one of the most fascinating moment in my life. Year by Year i learnt many new things, rectified my mistakes, in short I am leaning to become a matured person. Engineering is quite challenging but I enjoyed alot and being a Power System Engineer I am now more technically active in today's world in power sector which is the backbone of any country. UPES provided me a platform to express myself on a challenging environment in which through lots of ups and downs I am happy to say that i am on the right track.

  • Mayank Mahajan

    Course : B.Tech (Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Current Company : DevOps
    • Designation : consultant

    Experience :I am from UPES 2016 Batch (Cloud Computing and Virtualization Technology). Currently, I am working as a DevOps consultant. My journey from UPES to Xebia has been a great one. UPES helped a lot in shaping my life in the right ways. Whether it was the academics or participation in extra-curricular activities, I gained immense confidence. Today, I feel more confident while dealing with the clients, handling pressure and managing my work. All this has been possible because of the freedom I got during my time in UPES, allowing me to explore my leadership skills.

    I believe that the right decision at the right point does wonders. I consider myself lucky to be a part of both UPES as well as Xebia.

  • Shreya Pandey

    Course: B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Mobile Computing

    Experience : UPES has a very positive atmosphere that is essential for personality development in students. With impressive specialisation courses and good job exposure, it definitely gives students of UPES a positive edge in placements.

  • Sagar Nagpal

    Course:  B Tech APE (Upstream) 2011-15

    • Institution: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, India (ONGC)
    • Internship: ONGC operations in Dahej and Ankleshwar (Gujarat)

    Experience: My training experience at Dahej and Ankleshwar (Gujarat) was awesome. I got an opportunity to do my training in ONGC. The itinerary was planned properly for the 2 weeks. Out training started off with a full week analysis of the functioning of C2-C3 extraction  plant in Dahej. It involved the overall processing of the Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) coming from Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). The next week was planned over for the field visits in the gandhar field. There I had a chance to see the actual working of the Rigs and Central Processing Functionality (CPF). I also visited the rig where the First Shale Gas Exploration in india is being carried out. I was very warmly welcomed by the ONGC officials. The training concluded with an interactive session with the Executive Director and General Manager of the C2-C3 extraction plant.I thank the University for this and our very own Professor for helping me learn professional skills that helped learn actually work. It was a great experience for me.

    At UPES I also got opportunity to become Head - Google Student Ambassador (GSA) and contribute in organizing  various events and activity on behalf of Google on Campus.

  • Aparajita Dutta

    Course: B Tech Computer Sceince & Engineering with specialization in Oil & Gas Informatics

    • Batch : 2011-2015
    • Internship : Pursuing Master of Science from University of Vermont, USA with full fee waiver as Research Associate Position

    Experience: During my four years at UPES, I have not only received an unconditional support and brilliant exposure but also augmented my personal growth. The faculty members at the center for information technology are especially responsible for my overall growth. The IBM collaboration really helped me during my application process to foreign University. It was very well appreciated by universities abroad. Of the 8 universities that I made it to,most were very impressed by the coursework drawn out for us. The quality of education I received here is definitely the reason why I was chosen for a Master's program in Computer Science at The University of Vermont, a public research ivy,with a full tuition waiver and an RA position. My course curriculum was absolutely at par with what is being taught across the globe. I am looking forward to returning one day and giving back to the university in whatever capacity I can.

  • Rahul Rawat

    Course : B.Tech (APE)

    • Batch : 2008-2012
    • Current Company : Darr Mobilize
    • Designation : Drill Log Analyst

    Experience : Enjoyed my time, great learning experience and have acquired experience in gas field, now working for a reputed firm.

  • Deepankar Aggarwal

    Course : B.Tech(Computer Science & Engineering)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Current Company : DevOps
    • Designation : consultant

    Experience :I completed my graduation from UPES in 2016. My journey with Xebia started 6 months back as a Trainee. Xebia is a passionate organization. They give you the flexibility to switch to the domain you want to work on. The company is very much open to adopting new technologies. They provide a terrific career opportunity as well as growth. Cannot get better than this for a fresher. But, facing such real life scenario was easier because of the exposure and education I received at UPES. UPES constantly strives to bridge the gap between the course curriculum and industrial requirements. This provides a solid foundation and prepares the student for the real world.

  • Gaurav Upadhyay

    Course : B.Tech(Geo-Informatics)

    • Batch : 2008-2010
    • Current Company : TCS

    Experience :Memorable days in class room, Miss UPES days.

  • Pranav Arora

    Course: B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Business Analytics

    Experience : Well if it has to be fascinating then you are reading an inspirational one right now . I used to be 125 kg in 1 year . In the desire to sit for placements of such good companies UPES is calling for . I found the need to be tenacious . So i decided to reduce . It is my third year and I am 75 kg . UPES literally "SHAPED" my career .

  • Yuvraj Gupta

    Course : B.Tech (Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technology)

    • Batch : 2016
    • Designation : Big Data Test Engineer

    Experience :Being a CS graduate with specialization in Cloud Computing & Virtualization Technology, I was fortunate to have landed a job with Xebia. I have been working at the client site as a Big Data Test Engineer which has been both exciting and challenging. And speaking about UPES, my alma mater. UPES has provided a solid platform to learn much more beyond the usual course work. Its collaborative courses make the students aware of the trending technologies in the industry. The best of UPES is their top notch faculty. They are always ready to guide you.

  • Harsh Jain

    Course: B.Tech Computer Science Engineering with specialisation in Oil and Gas Informatics

    Experience : It's "surreal" if to be described in a word. UPES helped me to transform from a person without aim to a person with a purpose. A purpose to serve society by leading mass and helping more leaders to evolve. Instead of letting us wavering around for opportunities, Faculties and authorities here helped us to experiment with ourselves and helped us to choose what is accordingly required.

  • Aprajita Pant

    Course: Integrated B.Tech applied petroleum engineering +mba oil and gas

    • Industrie Visited: Reliance Patalganga and GAIL.
    • Internship At: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai.

    Experience: UPES for me is a constant experience of learning with domain specific expertise. The faculty are specialized in the domain specific courses. Most of them not only being highly qualified but also industry experts, thus the learning here has been quite a fulfilling and interesting process. The infrastructure, faculty, industry exposure, guest lectures, technical and cultural fests have all been the value drivers for a high amount of professional and personal personality development. 

    Although I did my minor project in fabrication of vertical liquid separator. It was also a big learning experience. My internship at Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd., Mumbai was the most enriching part of my student life. I received an opportunity to gain real life experience. The industrial tour was one power packed experience where I not only saw my knowledge converted to reality at Reliance Patalganga and GAIL user. No beach and no filmy location was left unexplored and endless hours of shopping made our trip a complete week of crazy fun and frolic.

  • Anirudh Katyal

    Course: B.Tech Aerospace (Avionics) Engineering

    Experience : I had interest in research oriented engineering from the day one of the commencement of my course. I chose to be a part of Aerospace industry as it is evolving and much in demand. I am a keen learner of new technologies and keep myself updated with the same. My fluid Mechanics Professor motivated me to read scholarly articles related to the subjects. During my third semester I participated in many National and International Conferences related to my stream; and with the help of my mentor, I wrote and presented six research papers namely: A Preliminary Study of Radar: Avionics Prospective; Multichannel RADAR Bands for Target Detection; Aircraft Dynamics and Performance: High Gust Condition Aspect; Aircraft Braking System with Emphasis On Fail-Safe Technology; Hypersonic Aerodynamics of Aerospace Vehicle Design: Basic Approach And Study; Aircraft Fueling System: An Application of Refueling Operation at various conferences. It is a great privilege for me to study here under guidance of expert faculty in my college.

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