About Us

Background

The private security sector is among the fastest growing sectors which has witnessed significant growth since 2010 and is expected to continue its growth through 2020. Global demand for private security services is likely to increase by 7.4 percent annually and reach US$ 244 billion (INR 15.86 lakh crore) in 2020. In fact, several markets including China, India, Mexico, Russia and South Africa are expected to achieve double digit annual growth through the year 2020. With the growth of Indian economy over the last two decades, the need for security arrangements has grown manifold.  The demand for security services is fueled by an increasing rate of urbanization, improving foreign investment activity and growing middle class owning assets they wish to protect. There has been significant investment in large scale infrastructure projects, industrial set ups and in various urban landscape developments such as industrial complexes, offices, IT parks. Development has also been witnessed in public infrastructures such as airports, metro stations, shopping malls and other public utilities which have created a direct demand for private security services. About CATS – (Centre For Advanced Training In Security) Some of the key elements for the industry are:

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Indian security services are expected to increase from a level of INR 40,000 crore (2014) to
INR 80,000 crore in the year 2020

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Private security services are expected to increase at a rate of 20 percent over the next few years.

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Financial services segment of the industry is expected to increase by 25 percent

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The industry is expected to generate 50 lakh jobs by the year 2020

Fear of terrorism and crime has also fueled this demand. It is expected that security industry segment will rapidly grow in the developing parts of Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where security markets are relatively underdeveloped.

Introduction

CATS (Centre for Advanced Training in Security) is the first institution of its kind in India, dedicated to research and innovation in the Security Sector, to create professionals who can help create a safe and secure environment for private sector. Promoted under Pragmatic Educational Society, the institute has been set up in collaboration with Israeli College for Security and Investigation (ICSI), World’s leading and specialized college in security education.
As a reputed centre of excellence, CATS enjoys strong industry goodwill with international & national companies of repute. The institute has carved a niche in the domain of security studies through its uncompromising academic standards, technical research, pioneering programs, international linkages, and industry intervention. The pedagogic models used emphasize on practical knowledge and technology that are industry compatible, bringing the
best to Asia’s first institute for Security Studies.
CATS has one of the best state of art training centre situated at SDF 2, First Floor, KINFRA International Apparel Park, Menamkulam, Kazhakkoottam, Trivandrum, with a built up area of 6000 Sq ft, fully air- conditioned with wi-fi enabled class rooms, equipped with modern teaching aids and security laboratory with modern security equipments, CATS aims to change the way we look at security profession. The center is committed to provide the
World’s most advanced security education and training to personnel across the security sector’s pyramid.
CATS is working closely with the industry and follows the developments and changes through regular interactions, seminars and workshops so as to make its courses most relevant and contemporary, based on present and future needs. Regular guest lectures by security experts of Corporate Houses, Industrial Visits, Mentor ship Programs, On Job Training, and Projects are the key activities that keep the students abreast with the industry. The institute aims to make its students ‘industry ready’ so as to make them productive from the day one they join any organization. 
Apart from our well-equipped college, the faculty at CATS is internationally trained and drawn from a pool of the best minds from the field of Strategy, Intelligence, Defense, Combat and Technology passionate to make a change in the fields of Information Security and Physical security.

MISSION

= To foster employability, proficiencies and competence in the rank and file of private security professionals.
= Enable career advancement of private security professionals.
= Afford first-rate, employment linked training to private security personnel.

VISION

= To be a front-runner in ushering a safe and secure environment in the country.
= To attain the position of the biggest supplier of robust knowledge assets and readily employable private security personnel for the private security industry.
= To be acknowledged as the eventual destination for hiring conscientious and well-qualified private security personnel.

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CORE VALUES

= Ardor and zeal to establish a Centre of Excellence conforming to global standards for imparting training to private security personnel.
= Obligation to support continuing education, specialized advancement and career enhancement of private security personnel.

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Accredited by EC Council

EC-Council cyber certification programs are recognized worldwide and accredited in more than 145 countries across the globe. CATS is the Accredited Training Centre of EC-Council bringing more relevant cyber certification programes under CATS umbrella. “EC-Council – Trusted worldwide for its end-to-end enterprise cyber security solutions for human capital development”

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KASE Initiative

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Authorized by PSARA 2005

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Recognized by PMKVY-2

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Syllabus as per NOS and NSDC

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Aligned with NSQF

Accreditations

 CATS -Centre for Advanced Training in Security is a Centre of Excellence in National Security initiated by Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence -KASE and established by Pragmatic Educational Society, New Delhi). The
courses ensure development of sector specific security professionals, specializing in cyber security, physical security, investigations, intelligence and protection for individuals who wish to either re-skill themselves or brace themselves for a better career in Information security and Physical security.
CATS is the authorized and recognized training Centre under PSARA 2005 and PMKVY-2. Further, CATS is the only centre of excellence in security under the banner of Government of Kerala to set up a Physical and Cyber Security Training Centre of Excellence in India. The training syllabus/ modules of which are as per National Occupational Standards (NOS) developed by the Security Sector Skill Devolopment Council (SSSDC) under National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India. The programs offered through CATS are in line with the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) as notified by the Government of India & the National Skill Development Corporation, Government of India. The syllabi strictly conforms to PSARA 2005 and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Schemes which are monitored by the Academic Council of KASE.

Minister’s Message

The strength of Kerala is its vast human resource capability. Our people are competent proficient and knowledgeable who are well known for their high degree of flexibility. It is these attributes that make them the most sought after in different skill sets within India and abroad. By the end of 2020, India will figure amongst the leading security markets across the globe. It is however essential that we should be prepared for this transformation and ensure that the youth are appropriately trained in the field.
It is with this vision that Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence (KASE), the Skill Development Mission of Kerala, under the Department of Labour & Skills, is set up to implement various industry ready skill development activities for our youth and make them employable and competent for the opportunities available within the country and abroad.
I am glad to understand that KASE has partnered with M/ s. Pragmatic Educational Society, New Delhi to set up a Centre for Advanced Training in Security at Thiruvananthapuram to offer advanced security training conforming to global standards to the youth of Kerala.
I wish CATS all success in this endeavour.

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T.P. RAMAKRISHNAN

Hon’ble Minister for Labour Skills & Excise

Core Team

The people behind the brand.

Governing Board

  • Lt Gen N S Malik, PVSM – Retd. Dy Chief of Army Staff. Chairman of ICSS. Vice President of
    Rashtriya Life Saving Society. Has implemented training for thousands of youth.
  • Mr. J. B. Singh – Retd. PCS Officer
  • Dr. M I Parray – Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Development Inst. J&K

Executive Board

  • Dr. R. S. Nehra – An academician: academic counselor, professor, program designer.
    Has designed various programs for colleges. Has personally trained & placed over 5,000 youth
  • Vivek Vishwanath – Was Head of HR for Honda Motors till 2013. Have been member of many Govt.
    committees on setting up & implementing large scale vocational programs.
  • Capt. Garry Singh – Risk & Intelligence Consultant. Was CEO Asia Pacific of Pinkerton USA
  • R. Raja Gopalan – He worked as the Principal, Education Coordinator and Managing Director for the prestigious 20 years.
    He is also the Director of Carewin Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Key Member’s Message

Lt. Gen. Dr. N. S. Malik

Chairman, CATS

Message

In the context of current policy and regulatory developments in the country, the private security industry is destined to continue to play an important role. The Hon’ble Prime Minister’s emphasis on “Make in India” will encourage foreign capital into manufacturing and other such industries.

This will not only  trigger demand for private security personnel, but will compel industry to adopt processes and practices in sync with international standards. Added to this, the government’s emphasis on “Digital India” will introduce new security technology into the industry. With the technological advancements in every sphere of activity, it is necessary that private security professionals remain abreast with them to bring about better security execution in their deployment theaters. The International College for Security Studies (ICSS) established under Pragmatic Educational Society is one of the leading security institutions in the country. It is a matter of great honour for ICSS (Pragmatic Education Society) to partner with Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence to establish Centre for Advanced Training in Security (CATS) at Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala has been a pioneer in the educational field. It possesses a highly capable, knowledgeable and hard working population base that is well known for its extraordinary flexibility. All these go in to make excellent security professionals.
It will be our sincere endeavour to provide top class theoretical and practical training to potential security personnel for employment in the private security industry. The curriculum offered will be all-inclusive, including focus on enhancement of soft skills.
I wish KASE and CATS all success in this initiative. I also wish good luck to all participants of various course offered by CATS and I’m sure that they will find training useful.

Prof. R. S. Nehra

Director, CATS

Message

In the context of current policy and reOn behalf of the Centre for Advanced Training in Security (CATS), 
I welcome you to the program leading to Post Graduate Diploma in
Security Management (PGDSM), Diploma in Security Management (DSM) and Certificate in Security Management (CSM). Cyber Security Programs- PG Diploma, Diploma Certificate in Cyber Security, Certificate in Information
Security EC-Council Cyber Certification Programs- Certified Secure Computer User, EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer, Certified Network Defender, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst.
Although the Global & Indian security industry is growing at a
stupendous pace, however, it suffers from lack of skilled and certified manpower. It is estimated that in India, every year 500,000 skilled security professionals are needed to fill the demand of the industry. 
The various programmes in Security Management, have been designed in accordance with the National Occupation Standards specifically to address the immediate needs to provide security professionals in India and other areas such as Middle East, Asia & Africa etc. The program is supported by
study material provided by the centre and also through the CATS website. Hands on exposure to equipment and technology at the centre’s facilities would be an integral part of your learning.
On completion of this program, you will not only have the opportunity to gain employment directly in the security function of an organization but also across various job functions like administration, training, facility management, consulting etc across sectors like manufacturing, IT, Aviation, Hospitality, Tourism, Construction and Retail etc. “Wishing you all the best for a rewarding career on completion of this program”.

R. Raja Gopalan

Director, CATS

Message

In the context of current policy and regulatory developments in the country, the private security industry is destined to continue to play an important role. The Hon’ble Prime Minister’s emphasis on “Make in India” will encourage foreign capital into manufacturing and other such industries.

This will not only  trigger demand for private security personnel, but will compel industry to adopt processes and practices in sync with international standards. Added to this, the government’s emphasis on “Digital India” will introduce new security technology into the industry. With the technological advancements in every sphere of activity, it is necessary that private security professionals remain abreast with them to bring about better security execution in their deployment theaters. The International College for Security Studies (ICSS) established under Pragmatic Educational Society is one of the leading security institutions in the country. It is a matter of great honour for ICSS (Pragmatic Education Society) to partner with Kerala Academy for Skills Excellence to establish Centre for Advanced Training in Security (CATS) at Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala has been a pioneer in the educational field. It possesses a highly capable, knowledgeable and hard working population base that is well known for its extraordinary flexibility. All these go in to make excellent security professionals.
It will be our sincere endeavour to provide top class theoretical and practical training to potential security personnel for employment in the private security industry. The curriculum offered will be all-inclusive, including focus on enhancement of soft skills.
I wish KASE and CATS all success in this initiative. I also wish good luck to all participants of various course offered by CATS and I’m sure that they will find training useful.

Rajneesh Sreedhar

General Manager

Message

In the context of current policy and reOn behalf of the Centre for Advanced Training in Security (CATS), 
I welcome you to the program leading to Post Graduate Diploma in
Security Management (PGDSM), Diploma in Security Management (DSM) and Certificate in Security Management (CSM). Cyber Security Programs- PG Diploma, Diploma Certificate in Cyber Security, Certificate in Information
Security EC-Council Cyber Certification Programs- Certified Secure Computer User, EC-Council Certified Secure Programmer, Certified Network Defender, Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator, Certified Ethical Hacker, Certified Security Analyst.
Although the Global & Indian security industry is growing at a
stupendous pace, however, it suffers from lack of skilled and certified manpower. It is estimated that in India, every year 500,000 skilled security professionals are needed to fill the demand of the industry. 
The various programmes in Security Management, have been designed in accordance with the National Occupation Standards specifically to address the immediate needs to provide security professionals in India and other areas such as Middle East, Asia & Africa etc. The program is supported by
study material provided by the centre and also through the CATS website. Hands on exposure to equipment and technology at the centre’s facilities would be an integral part of your learning.
On completion of this program, you will not only have the opportunity to gain employment directly in the security function of an organization but also across various job functions like administration, training, facility management, consulting etc across sectors like manufacturing, IT, Aviation, Hospitality, Tourism, Construction and Retail etc. “Wishing you all the best for a rewarding career on completion of this program”.

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