Cyber law is a branch of technology law that regulates matters pertaining to technology and cyberspace. Since it is a combination of technology and law, cyber law is essentially techno legal in nature. Any cyber law expert must be well versed with both technology and legal aspects. Neither a technology acumen nor a legal knowledge in itself is sufficient. This is the reason that there are very few cyber law experts or specialists in India and world wide.
If we wish to increase the number of cyber law experts in India we need to make suitable changes in our educational system. Our present educational system is academic in nature that is heavily relying upon theoretical aspects. The requirement, on the other hand, is to produce qualitative techno legal professionals who have practical experience of the real life situations.
The traditional schools and educational institutions are tied up with the traditional syllabus and education methods. However, India is planning to use information and communication technology (ICT), e-governance and Digital India concepts. This means education, training and skills development are no more limited to brick and mortar buildings and institutions. We at Perry4Law Organisation (P4LO) believe that a single online skills development and training related website and portal can provide a much wider and elaborative cyber law training, education and skills development than traditional educational institution as mentioned above.
P4LO has been managing two unique and world class online techno legal training, education and skills development portals. These are Perry4Law’s Techno Legal Base (PTLB) and Perry4Law’s Techno Legal ICT Training Centre (PTLITC). PTLB manages the basic level online techno legal cyber law trainings, education and skills development in India and abroad. PTLITC runs the online techno legal cyber law trainings, education and skills development in India and abroad for domain specific and highly specialised segments and stakeholders.
PTLB has launched a dedicated online techno legal trainings, education and skills development platform for Indian and foreign stakeholders. Online courses like cyber law, cyber security, cyber forensics, ethical hacking, etc are managed by the virtual campus of PTLB. The advantage of the virtual campus of PTLB is that even foreign residents can enroll for the techno legal courses of PTLB.
Cyber law education and training starts at the schooling stage. There are many cyber law related issues like cyber bullying, online harassment, etc that school children must be well equipped to deal with. In fact, the CBSE has directed the schools to constitute an anti bullying committee to deal with harassment that school children faces in the contemporary cyberspace and Internet times. These issues were part of the techno legal discussion that we had with school children during the Jigyasa Career Mela organised by the Hans Raj Model School, New Delhi. Even the Indian Government has decided to launch Internet safety campaign at various schools to spread cyber law and cyber security awareness among school children.
At P4LO we believe that the purpose of any cyber law education and training must be to build a responsible cyber society and culture on the one hand and making every stakeholder a responsible netizen on the other. We inculcate these values into our courses, trainings, education and skills development programs that we impart through our virtual campuses. PTLB uses a variety of tools for conducting its online and virtual classes like Learning Management Systems (LMS), Content/Course Management Systems (CMS), etc. Collectively they provide a comprehensive, holistic and intuitive learning environment for various stakeholders.
Courses of PTLB are also customised as per the requirements of a a particular segment. For instance, separate arrangements have been made for school children, college students, professionals, corporate executives, etc. Similarly, foreign students can also be enrolled for our courses through distance learning mode. We keep on experimenting with our LMS/CMS, software and tools, course contents, etc to make them contemporary and of practical utility.
The virtual campus of PTLB also uses various types of online learning activities such as tutorials, lectures, homework, discussions, readings, assignments, etc. Tests and other assignments are available online in specific formats made available by various programs used for online classes. Whenever required, we also engage in live sessions, videoconferencing, online discussions and sharing of various online contents and materials. The students and stakeholders can access the materials as per the rules of virtual campus and as per the privileges made available to them by PTLB. Sharing of the account details, password, credentials, etc by the students/stakeholders with others is not permissible as per rules of virtual campus.
E-mail is an integral part of the virtual campus of PTLB and is often used before, during and after online sessions. This helps our students and various stakeholders in better understanding our courses and trainings. Techno legal experts and teachers who are on our panel will be available to guide the students and other stakeholders. Students and teachers can interact as often as necessary during the course, because communication takes place through e-mail. Those who have not enrolled for our courses and trainings, would not be helped through our e-mail system. A dedicated e-mail id would be provided to our students so that they would get crucial inputs and suggestions on a priority basis. PTLB is also experimenting with other open source tools and software to effectively provide online cyber law education and training in India.
Some of the subject areas covered by our courses and trainings include analysis of Information and Communication Technology Act, 2000 (IT Act 2000), e-commerce, e-governance, analysis of cyber crimes, cyber crimes investigation methodologies, conflict of laws in cyberspace, intellectual property rights (IPRs), cyber forensics, cyber security, privacy and data protection, data security, etc. At the end of the course/training, students receive a certificate acknowledging completion of the course/training.
The students enrolled for our courses/trainings would be assigned an online account through which he/she can access the course materials and complete the same. It is only through this online account that the virtual campus will be interacting with the students/stakeholders. After creating the online account, each student would be supplied online study material and be given assignments from time to time during the course duration. No hard/paper copy of either the study material or assignment would be sent to the students or accepted from the students.
The candidate needs to score at least 50% marks to clear the course/training. The candidates obtaining less than 50% marks shall not be given the certificate but will have the option to reappear with the next batch, for which (s)he needs to deposit the readmission fee. Only one chance will be given to reappear with the next batch. If he/she fails to take readmission in the next batch or fails to clear the exam with next batch, (s)he shall not be able to take the exam again and will have to take afresh admission. Students or other stakeholders may find the segments titled FAQs, students enrollment, application form (Doc), payment mechanism, etc. useful.