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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University gets LoK Sabha nod for upgrade, renamed as National Forensic Sciences University

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University will now be known by name of National Forensic Sciences University. It will campuses across the country with main campus in Gandhinagar and will be fully funded by the Central Government.

New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Affairs of Gujarat Mr. Pradeep sinh Jadeja thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for their efforts to grant the status of national importance to Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU).

Mr. Jadeja said, “Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi had established the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University during his days as the Chief Minister of Gujarat to promote Forensic Sciences in India and the world. Further, the aim was to fill the shortage of experts in this field. The university, since then, has progressed leaps and bounds.”

The Lok Sabha approved the bill, presented by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mr. G. Kishan Reddy, to grant GFSU the status of national importance. The university will now be known as the National Forensic Sciences University, fully funded by the Central Government. The campus at Gandhinagar will be its main campus.


Mr. Jadeja added that the state government under Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani has undertaken a number of initiatives to ensure the safety of the people. The university will play an important role for new research and development in security and its related areas for India and the world.

The status of national importance will enable various experts of the said field to reap benefits of the research facilities and technology at the university.

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The university specialises in research and consultancy in forensic sciences and its related fields like cyber-crime, digital forensics, behavioural science etc. The university, within its short span of 10 years, has trained more than 10,000 police officers, experts of forensic sciences, people in security, etc from India and the world.

GFSU has signed MOUs with 58 countries for facilitating research, training and establishment of laboratories. The university has also received proposals to establish off-shore campuses in various countries like Myanmar, Trinidad & Tobago, Uganda, Rwanda, Maldives, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh.

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The university will now be able to establish its campuses in India and the world. It will also enable the university to avail various consultancy projects, and research grants from various national and international organisations in a hassle-free manner.

Above all, it will highlight Gujarat on the global map for research and development in the field of forensic sciences.