Manipal ProLearn Partners with HackerU to Launch Cybersecurity Programme

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 Cybersecurity Training company, to launch a Cybersecurity Certification Program.


L-R:  Mr. Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO, Manipal Global Education Services and Mr. Gil Adani, Founder, HackerU


The strategic tie-up aims at skilling professionals in the domain, as per the global industry standards and bridge the huge demand for trained cybersecurity professionals. The program has been developed in Israel, a global tech powerhouse with specialization in security and since the last decade with more emphasis in Cybersecurity.


Mr. Ravi Panchanadan, MD & CEO, MaGE said, “The demand for cybersecurity 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 cybersecurity will increase manifold, especially in view of increasing number of cashless transactions and mobile banking.”


For industries, cybersecurity 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.


Commenting on HackerU’s first exclusive tie-up with an Indian educational institute, Mr. Gil Adani, Global CEO, HackerU said, “There is a global shortfall of cybersecurity professionals in the world and a big part of the global tech workforce are form India and so we feel, training the Indian workforce to fill this gap in cybersecurity was necessary. We are happy to have found a perfect partner in Manipal ProLearn to take this forward.”

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 Cybersecurity offence and trained for OSCP (Offensive Security Certified Professional) certification – a premium global cybersecurity certification.


Cybersecurity is touted to be one of the most critical aspects of 21st century global commerce and politics. India has become the world’s centre for information technology and associated services and boasts a reputation of being at the forefront of software development. With the country taking giant strides towards a digital economy, the risk of large scale cyber-attacks and breaches has increased.


Estimates by NASSCOM suggests that India shall need over one million cybersecurity professionals by 2020. The program aims at preparing trained professionals for the ‘Digital Era.’


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About Manipal ProLearn

Manipal ProLearn, a part of Manipal Global Education Services, offers a variety of professional certification courses across Technology, Digital Marketing, Data Sciences, Project Management, and Finance domains.


Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track careers. Manipal ProLearn partners with industry leaders like Google, Sandbox, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and PEOPLECERT to provide quality courses that add to your skill set.


About HackerU

HackerU is a world-renowned provider of Cybersecurity training, knowledge partner, technological solutions, cyber services. With over 23 years of leadership as Israel's Premier IT and Cybersecurity Training institution, HackerU works with its global partners to effectively prepare the next generation of Cybersecurity professionals. To date, HackerU boasts tens of thousands of graduates across the world now working in IT and Cybersecurity. Their success is a testament to our work; they are the reason our experts continue to produce the world’s most comprehensive, market-driven training programs.