Postgraduate Diploma inCyber Law & Cyber Forensics(PGDCLCF)


The PGDCLCF focuses on cutting-edge issues in the field of cyber law and forensics. Equips graduates to understand and work in the fields of internet-enabled and online business and commerce, as well as to understand the implications of online social interactions and actions. With grounding in international and Indian law relating to cyber law and forensics, graduates from this programme can play roles in policy-making, law enforcement, and the development of business and social strategies that leverage the capabilities of information technology in general and the Internet in particular. The PGDCLCF has been provided continuously since 2013.

Programme Highlights:

  • Examines the interlinkages between emerging technologies and their applications with current laws, policy developments, and practical applications of international and Indian cyber laws and forensics.
  • Specific studies of areas such as crypto currency, blockchain, and artificial intelligence that examine whether contemporary legal systems are effective in regulating developing technologies, how citizens and businesses may interface with such technologies, and the developmental direction of jurisprudence in this space.
  • Graduates can expect to play roles in strategy, policy, advocacy, and legal advisory and litigation roles for businesses, individuals, and organisations that depend upon technology; graduates would also be equipped for positions in governance and efforts in bridging the digital divide.
  • The programme is spread across one year and gives learners the flexibility to design their own learning pathway.


Course 1: Introduction to Law & Legal Systems

This paper introduces the student to legal thinking and reasoning, and to legal systems, with a particular focus on Indian law and the Indian legal system. Those students who are from a non-law background would find this course particularly helpful.

Course 2: Cyber Technology, Cyber Wrongs & Cyber Laws

This paper consists of the following modules:

Module I: Fundamentals of Digital/Computing & Communications Devices
Module II: Introduction to Advancements In Digital Technology
Module III: Cybercrimes – Technical Perspective
Module IV: Technical Aspects of Current Cyber Security Threats
Module V: Cybercrimes and Legal Perspectives
Module VI: Cyber Civil Wrongs and Legal Aspects
Module VII: Cyber Judicial System and Other Institutional Framework
Module VIII: Growing Concerns Relating To Cyber Space and Cyber Technology

Course 3: Law of Cyber Crimes and Cyber Forensics

This paper consists of the following modules:

Module I: Investigation of Cybercrimes – Indian Law Framework
Module II: Jurisdiction on Cyber Space
Module III: Internet Intermediaries And Legal Aspects
Module IV: Digital Evidence: Technical Perspectives
Module V: Cyber Forensics – Evidentiary Aspects From Technical Perspective
Module VI: Legal Aspects of Digital Evidence
Module VII: Legal Aspects of Cyber Forensics
Module VIII: International Approach Towards Legally Regulating Cyber Space with Emphasis Upon Selected Regional And National Approaches

Course 4: Legal Aspects of Cyber Space

This paper consists of the following modules:

Module I: Law Relating to Digital Contracts
Module II: Techno Legal Aspects of Digital and Electronic Signatures
Module III: E-Commerce And Legal Issues
Module IV: E-Governance And Legal Aspects
Module V: Intellectual Property Rights On Cyber Space And Relating to Cyber Technology
Module VI: Privacy And Data Protection On Cyber Space
Module VII: Legal Issues Of E-Banking And Digital Payment System
Module VIII: Cyber Law Compliance Relating Issues In Industries


Bhavin Patel

Bhavin Patel

Visiting Faculty

Dr. Nagarathna. A

Dr. Nagarathna. A

Associate Professor of Law


Coordinator, Advanced Centre on Research, Development & Training in Cyber Law and Forensics

Smitha Krishna Prasad

Smitha Krishna Prasad

Assistant Professor of Law


For Indian Nationals

Regular Fees
Application fees Rs. 1,500
Admission fees Rs. 2,500
Course fees Rs. 36,000
Total fees Rs. 40,000


Printed study material Rs. 2,500


Other fees
Admission late fee Rs. 500
Examination fee Rs. 500 per paper
Examination late fee Rs. 300 per application
Continuation fee Rs. 2,500 per year
Extension fee Rs. 5,000 per year
Re-evaluation fees Rs. 800 per paper

For Foreign Nationals

Regular fees
Application fees Rs. 1,500
Admission fees Rs. 2,500
Course fees Rs. 1,26,000
Total fees Rs. 1,30,000


Postage of printed study materials to address outside India
Courier Charges Rs. 5,000



Please note the following information regarding eligibility, deadlines for receiving your application, and the method of applying to this programme.


The minimum eligibility for applying for this programme is a graduate degree (in law or other field) from a recognized university.

Students with a degree certificate or its equivalent from any UGC-recognized university, Association of Indian Universities, CA, CS, ICWA, Open University/distance learning can apply. There shall be no restriction as to age, nationality, gender or employment status.

Deadline for receipt of applications

Applicants may submit their applications by September 15, 2021.

How to apply

Admissions for the academic year 2021-22 are closed.


These are some commonly asked questions about this programme. For general questions about the NLSIU Distance Progamme, please visit the General FAQs page.

Is there a time limit for completion of course?

P.G.Diplomas: Post Graduate Diploma is 1 year course. Every candidate admitted to the course shall pay the prescribed fees at the time of admission. If a candidate is required to continue the course beyond one academic year because of his/her non-fulfilment of the prescribed requirements for the award of the degree, he/she will be permitted to continue for the subsequent two academic years by paying a continuation fee as prescribed for each year (prevailing fee Rs.2,500/-).

After a period of three years if the candidate is not still able to clear the course s/he may be given an extension of another 2yrs by paying Rs.5,000/- per year for the subsequent two years as extension fee provided, s/he should have cleared 50% of the papers (out of the total number of theory papers prescribed)

At the end of the fifth academic year if the candidate fails to fulfil all the requirements for the award of the degree, the admission stands automatically cancelled.

What if the candidate does not complete the course in 3 years?

If the candidate does not pass or complete the course, his enrollment ceases. He will have to register afresh by following the usual procedures prescribed for first admission. His performance at the earlier exams is not carried forward. He will have to redo the entire academic exercise prescribed, in the syllabus.

What is Scheme of Examination?

Diploma candidates are expected to write 100 marks in-class examination for paper I to IV. Diploma students are expected to write a Dissertation on the suggested topic for Paper V. The Dissertation would carry 80 marks. Students are expected to take an oral exam-viva voce, which will be based on the Dissertation they write. The vive voce would carry 20 marks. Submission of Dissertation is one month before the examination.

What is dissertation and when should be the dissertation submitted?

Students are expected to write a Dissertation on their chosen topic (from the list of topics provided in the Hand Book). The Dissertation should approximately be of 25000 words, (or about 90-100 A4 size pages in double spaced typing). The Dissertation would carry 80 marks and a viva voce of 20 marks. Dissertation should be submitted along with the Examination form.

Dissertation can be submitted any time during the course of their study (1+2) for any of the annual/supplementary examination. As and when the candidate clears all the five papers the degree of diploma will be awarded.

Admission Status



1 Year

Number of Courses


Course Fee (Indian Nationals)

Rs. 40,000

Course Fee (Foreign Nationals)

Rs. 1,30,000