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Recently, The Centre for Development of Telematics (C-DOT),organised ‘National Workshop on Cryptology (NWC)’.


  • The workshop was conducted as part of the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ with the theme ‘Advancements in Cryptology for enhancing security & privacy in communication networks’.
  • NWC 2022 aimed to bring all the relevant stakeholders on a common platform to deliberate upon various contemporary themes in the field of Cryptology spanning Cyber Security, Quantum Computing, Post-Quantum Cryptography
  • Cryptography, or cryptology is the practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of adversarial behavior.

Difference between Cryptography and Cryptology

  • Cryptography
    • It is the study of conversion of plain text(readable format) to ciphertext(non-readable format) i.e. encryption. It is also called the study of encryption.
    • It takes place on the sender side.
    • In Cryptography, sender sends the message to receiver.
    • Cryptology is the parent of Cryptography.
  • Cryptology:
    • It is the study of the conversion of plain text to ciphertext and vice versa. It is also called the study of encryption and decryption.
    • It takes place on the sender and receiver side.
    • In Cryptology, both sender and receiver send messages to each other.


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