The “Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA)” Project, Phase-II, one of the activities is Training, as part of this activity, several non-formal courses in Information Security (Diploma/PG-Diploma/ Certificate) by C-DAC/NIELIT Centres and short term training programs (1/2 weeks) in information security organised for students, faculty, professionals by ISEA Networked institutes.

Under training of Government officials (GOT) are segregated into direct training programs (2/3/5 days duration), self-paced e-learning/Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) programs, training of master trainers and activities assigned to National Coordination Centre (GOT). These activities are implemented by 13 implementing agencies comprising 6 centres each of CDAC & NIELIT and ERNET.

GOT Objectives

The target is to cover approximately 13,170 officials in five years.

  • The various Training objectives under ISEA Phase II are
    • Government official Training in direct mode
      • 2 day basic program
      • 3 day advanced level programs providing hands on experience.
      • One week advanced level program(s)
  • Government official Training in Virtual modethrough Multilingual course material / VTE and launching e-Learning courses.
  • Training of Master Trainers

Besides this, an Online Training of Select Government Personnel of Union Ministries / Departments in Cyber Security:

  • Generic Online Training Course on Cyber Security - 6-8 hrs. duration with both theoretical and practical components.
  • Online Foundation Course on Cyber Security - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) through experts covering various topics of cyber security interspersed with case studies, assignments, hands-on using Virtual Training Environment (VTE)/ e-labs (duration 40 hrs.), etc. and self-paced learning material of around 20 hrs. duration.

Activities & Outcome of the Project

Non-Formal Programs (UG/PG level)

  • Several non-formal courses in Information Security (Diploma/PG-Diploma/ Certificate) organized by ISEA Networked C-DAC/NIELIT Centres.


  • Short term training programs (1/2 weeks) in information security organised for students, faculty, professionals.

Government officials Training

  • Short term training programs (2/3/5 days) in Information Security organized for Government officials by C-DAC/NIELIT Centers.
  • Online Training program in Cyber Security (Generic/Foundations) organized for officials of Central Ministry/Departments.
  • Virtual Labs and repository of e-learning courses (
Human Resource Development

Training (Students,Faculty,Professionals) - 26,267

  • Diploma/Certification - 2,625
  • Short term courses - 19,861
  • Faculty trainings - 3,581
  • Professionals - 200

Government Officals Training - 24,400

  • Direct trainings - 10,780
  • E-Learning - 2,457
  • Generic/Foundation - 11,113
  • Others - 50

Target Users

Government Personnel
  • Central & State Government Officials
  • Legal and Police department personnel