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Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas Series
Theme for May, 2022 : Social Engineering Attacks

What is Cyber Jaagrookta Diwas?
The Ministry of Home Affairs is implementing a scheme called the”Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C)” to deal with cyber crimes in a coordinated and comprehensive manner. In order to create awareness amongst students of schools & colleges, teachers and parents it is proposed to observe “Cyber Jaagrookta (Awareness) Diwas'' on the first wednesday of every month in all Schools/Colleges/Universities /Panchayati Raj Institutions(PRI) and Municipalities by involving District Magistrates Police Authorities, Officers of Education Department etc.

About the Theme:
Social engineering is the term used for a broad range of malicious activities accomplished through human interactions. It uses psychological manipulation to trick users into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information.

Social engineering attacks happen in one or more steps. A perpetrator first investigates the intended victim to gather necessary background information, such as potential points of entry and weak security protocols, needed to proceed with the attack. Then, the attacker moves to gain the victim’s trust and provide stimuli for subsequent actions that break security practices, such as revealing sensitive information or granting access to critical resources.

For the month of May, 2022 CIET-NCERT has planned sessions on the theme “Social Engineering Attacks'' in collaboration with Information Security Education and Awareness (ISEA), CDAC, Hyderabad. A panel discussion will be conducted on the “Cyber Jaagrookta (Awareness) Diwas'' on 4 May, 2022 followed by 3 technical session on the given theme on the subsequent friday’s (i.e. 6/05/2022, 13/05/2022 & 20/05/2022). At the end of the session series, a comprehensive quiz will be launched based on all the sessions conducted in the month of May, 2022 on cyber safety and security.


  • Understanding the term ‘Social Engineering Attacks’
  • Understand the impact of Social Engineering Attacks on Education..
  • Understanding the impact of Social Engineering Attacks on the development of students.
  • Learning about combating Social Engineering Attacks.
  • Who can participate?

    Students, Teachers, Teacher Educators, Parents, Administrators, General Public, etc.

    Program Schedule
    Day & Date Topic Resource Persons Banner Video Link
    Panel discussion on “Social Engineering Attacks” Dr. Mohammed Misbahuddin, Associate Director, C-DAC Bangalore
    Prof. Krishnashree Achuthan, Dean, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
    Dr. Rejaul Karim Barbhuiya, Assistant Professor, CIET-NCERT
    Moderator: Dr. Angel Rathnabai, Assistant Professor, CIET-NCERT
    Day 1 Video
    Phishing, Vishing & Smishing: Concept & Safety Concerns Ms. Chandni Agarwal, National ICT Awardee, Maharaja Agrasen Model School, Pitampura Delh Day 2 Video
    Profiling the Target for Social Engineering Attacks Mr. Ajith M, Project Engineer, Information Security Services, C-DAC, Hyderabad Day 3 Video
    Mobile based Social Engineering Attacks Mr. Sunil Kumar P, Project Leader, E-Sec, C-DAC, Hyderabad Day 4 Video
    How to participate:

    Step 1: Registration : Register yourself by clicking the link - Or Scan the QR code-

    Step 2: Watch live training sessions: Watch live training sessions: Participants have to attend training sessions, which will be live-streamed on NCERT Official YouTube channel - - from 04, May, 2022 at 4:00- 5:00 pm. The session will also be telecast live on the following channels-

    • PM eVIDYA Channel number 6-12 meant for Classes VI to XII.
    • DD Free Dish Channel #28-34
    • DISH TV Channel #2027-2033
    • JIO TV Mobile App
    • TATA SKY Channel #756
    • AIRTEL Channel #437-440
    • Den channel #517-527

    Step: 3 Participation in Post session Activity and Certification: Post session quiz will be conducted based on the 4 sessions listed in the programme schedule, the link of the quiz will be released at the end the 4th session on 20 May, 2022. To get a certificate, participate and score 50% & above.

    Post session Quiz -

    Participants are allowed to take 3 attempts at the quiz and those scoring 50% and above in the quiz will get an option to download a certificate of participation after the completion. (Check in SPAM Mail if not found in the Inbox).

    Step 4: Submit Your Feedback: Submit your feedback using the link -

    This feedback form is intended to know your experiences, learning, and suggestions regarding the panel discussion on "Social Engineering Attack” organized by CIET-NCERT.

    Kindly share your experiences and suggestions with us. This will help us in further improvement of the virtual training process. Confidentiality of your responses will be ensured.

    For any queries send us an email at or call IVRS PMeVIDYA number: +91 8800 440 559

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