Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GaFSU) is a state university in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It is the first university in the world solely dedicated to forensic and investigative science. It was created by Act 17 passed in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly on 30 September 2008.
The university has the Institute of Forensic Science, Institute Research & Development and Institute of Behavioral Science attached to it, with the Institute of Medico-legal Science and Institute of Technology and Management being launched in 2011.
In 2014, the university collaborated with Hyderabad-based eSF Labs to start a Master of Technology course in cyber security and incident response. On 14 December 2015, it entered into an association with Indian Police Foundation and Institute, New Delhi.
In 2011, it was reported that GFSU would get a campus that would be developed on 50,000 square metres (540,000 sq ft) of land.Now it has a campus with every facility (a small pool).
In March 2015, the university hosted an International Conference on Cyber Security, with an aim to convene the best minds in cyber security under one roof.
University has a satisfactory placement record across its various streams. Stream with highest placements is M.Tech in Cyber Security under Institute of Forensic Sciences. Following firms have visited and selected students for internship as well as jobs:
- Deloitte India
- PwC India
- Ernst & Young
- Paladion Networks
GFSU has faced multiple court petitions and appeals due to various governance issues.
- Central Forensic Science Laboratory
- National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science
- Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai
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- GFSU signs MoU with Indian Police Foundation