State to begin online cybersecurity courses starting in August

Kolkata: In August 2022, the Webel-Fujisoft-Vara (CoE) Center of Excellence, an initiative of the Government of Bengal, will launch affordable cybersecurity online courses in collaboration with the Israeli organization “Think Cyber”.

This decision aims to develop cyber professionals, ready to work and qualified according to the highest standards in the in-demand fields of cybersecurity.

The training will be delivered online using video-based learning.

The training will be 90% hands-on with labs, projects and scenarios. Live support from CoE faculty is integrated into the program at regular intervals.

“We have worked hard to make these online cybersecurity courses affordable. The courses are designed to prepare learners for employment and will help address the lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals in our country. Our collaboration with Think Cyber, Israel, will be a double benefit for learners as they will have access to world-class cybersecurity programs that will train them in skills that will help them find lucrative jobs,” said Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Head of Center of Excellence Webel Fujisoft Vara: Industry 4.0.

Webel-Fujisoft-Vara-Center of Excellence: Industry 4.0 (CoE) was set up by the State IT and Electronics Department through its nodal agency Webel, as well as the MSME Directorate of Bengal.

The project is executed by Fujisoft Inc., Japan and Vara Technology,


It is one of the only centers of excellence for four Industry 4.0 technologies, namely data science, cybersecurity, embedded systems/IoT and additive manufacturing. The CoE brings together students, academics, industrialists, technology providers and start-ups under one roof.