NCCS Crypto Corner

NCCS crypto corner will address the national requirements/ industry problems by funding final year project ideas in the area of cryptography.


The program aims to facilitate final year undergraduate/ MS Thesis students of higher education institutions by providing them financial assistance for developing prototypes / working models of their Final Year Projects (FYP) related to Cryptography in order to increase creativity, innovation and hands on engineering and development skills.
There are total 16 projects in total. Rs. 1,00,000/- of funding will be granted for each idea.

PHD Scholarships

NCCS has conducted a national level competition in applied cryptography. The winners are provided with an opportunity to pursue further studies in cryptography relevant areas from abroad. List of successful candidates is given below:

Sr. No Name Program
1. Anum Sajjad PhD
2. Haroon Rasheed PhD
3. Basheir Khan PhD
4. Mahnoor Naseer PhD
5. Sehrish Bibi PhD
6. Aftab Akram PhD
7. Hasnain Raza PhD
8. Arslan Ali Malik PhD
9. Sundas Tariq PhD
10. Neelam Nasir PhD
11. Sohaib Rana PhD
12. Aroosa Javed MS leading to PhD
13. Ifra Tahir MS leading to PhD
14. Abdul Qayyum MS leading to PhD
15. Zohaib Hassan MS leading to PhD

FYP Project Ideas

Project Ideas will be funded in following areas:

  • Study and implementation of linear cryptanalysis in view of a tutorial by M.Heys Memorisl university of Newfoundland.
  • Study and implementation of differential cryptanalysis in view of a tutorial by M.Heys Memorisl university of Newfoundland.
  • Implementation of Differential cryptanalysis of 3 round DES.
  • Generation and analysis of S-boxes of different order in Galois Field.
  • Homomorphic Encryption: Secure Telling and other processes.
  • Tamper proof, secure and reliable block chain.
  • Construction of Boolean function of degree 10.
  • Mathematical structures of S-Boxes.

  • Diehard cipher testing suite for block ciphers.
  • New directions in QKD (Algorithmic level)
  • Comparison of NIST finalized post quantum secure key establishment algorithms.
  • Comparison of NIST finalized post quantum secure digital signatures algorithms.
  • Implementation of ECC for different application.
  • Smart card and Post Quantum Cryptography.
  • Implementation of PQC on embedded devices in the IoT.
  • Threshold cryptography implementation for software applications.

Eligibility Criteria

  • • All Higher Education Institutions recognized by HEC are eligible to participate in the Program.
  • • Nomination of focal person in mandatory requirement for participation in NCCS Crypto Corner. Eligible Institutions need to fill nomination section of form for participation. Interested Students will have to submit consent form during registration duly signed by focal person of their university.
  • • Students must be studying in final year (4th academic year) of their undergraduate degree program or MS Program (Thesis) of the institutions.
  • • Student must be relevant to IT or crypto related domains
  • • Application of FYP can only be submitted via NCCS crypto corner registration portal.




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