The University Grants Commission (UGC) urged the higher education institutions to observe ‘Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas’ every month. The aim is to spread awareness regarding cyber safety among students.
Further, to deal with cybercrimes, the UGC asked the colleges and universities to conduct seminars, interactive sessions, and workshops. Also, institutions can conduct some creative sessions, including poster making, short story writing, slogan writing, and more.
According to the UGC statements, “The Ministry of Home Affairs is implementing a scheme ‘Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre’. This scheme is to cope up with cybercrimes in a coordinated and comprehensive way. Moreover, the Ministry develops a ‘National Cyber Crime Reporting Portal’. The portal helps to file complaints concerning cybercrimes by citizens on an ‘anytime, anywhere basis’.”
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CYBER JAAGROOKTA DIWAS: ON THE FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
The UGC has proposed that ‘Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas’ can be conducted for one hour on the first Wednesday of every month. However, due to the pandemic, it will remain online and start from 11 AM. Additionally, it suggests making an annual plan to conduct activities under this program.
Furthermore, the Commission said that the state government or the administrations of union territories will provide the budget for organizing activities against cybercrimes.