Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO, Manipal Global Education Services and Gil Adani, Founder, HackerU
Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO, Manipal Global Education Services and Gil Adani, Founder, HackerU

Manipal PROlearn partners with HackerU to launch cyber-security programme

ANI | Updated: Apr 12, 2019 10:55 IST

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] April 12 (ANI/ NewsVoir): Manipal PROlearn, a leading professional learning platform and a division of Manipal Global Education Services (MaGE), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HackerU, the world's leading cyber-security training company, to launch a Cyber-security Certification Programme.
The tie-up aims at skilling professionals in the domain, as per the global industry standards and bridge the huge demand for trained cyber-security professionals. The program has been developed in Israel with more emphasis in cyber-security.
“The demand for cyber-security professionals is growing at an exponential rate but, the availability of talent is still scarce. As India leaps ahead to ramp up its digital infrastructure, the relevance of cyber-security will increase manifold, especially in view of increasing number of cashless transactions and mobile banking”, said Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO, MaGE.
“For industries, cyber-security has emerged as a key area of priority, as threats emerge from multiple fronts. Our new offering, with the much coveted HackerU, is a one-of-its-kind programme in India that shall enable professionals in India to remain ahead of the curve,” he added.
 “There is a global shortfall of cyber-security professionals in the world and a big part of the global tech workforce is from India and so we feel, training the Indian workforce to fill this gap in cyber-security was necessary. We are happy to have found a perfect partner in Manipal PROlearn to take this forward”, said Gil Adani, Global CEO, HackerU on HackerU’s first exclusive tie-up with an Indian educational institute.
The program intends to provide assured placement assistance for students who complete it successfully. It will be delivered in two modes – the classroom mode (in Bangalore to start with) will be a four-month program. The online program targeted towards working professionals will be an 11-month program. The learners will be trained on cyber-security offence and trained for OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) certification – a premium global cyber-security certification.
An estimate by NASSCOM suggests that India shall need over one million cyber-security professionals by 2020. The program aims at preparing trained professionals for the ‘Digital Era.’
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