The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University is the world’s first and only University dedicated to Forensic and allied Sciences. It was established by the Government of Gujarat through an act passed by the Gujarat Legislative Assembly dated 30th September, 2008 with an objective of fulfilling the acute shortage against increasing demand of forensic experts in the country and around the world. Evidently, the University became functional from July, 2009 onwards with various courses, scientific programs and training modules. The University was recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) as a State University under section 22 of UGC Act, 1956 to award degrees in May, 2011. It is located in the green and clean city of Gandhinagar which is the capital city of Gujarat state, a vibrant, industrious, safe and business friendly state of Indian sub-continent.
The University runs in parallel association with the Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS)-Gujarat State, to provide hands-on training pertaining to various areas of forensic science, forensic psychology and research and development. DFS Gujarat is a state-of-the-art, NABL accredited, ISO-IEC 17025:2005 certified laboratory, maintaining international standards in terms of infrastructural facilities, experts and technology for Forensic analysis.
The University is segregated into three academic departments, namely Institute of Forensic Science (IFS), Institute of Behavioural Science (IBS) and Institute of Research & Development (IRD). Due to the advanced and specialized courses run by each of the institutions of the University, it currently offers only postgraduate level academic programs. Maintaining excellence in education, research, and patient care with appropriate facilities within this University encourage collaborations across multiple disciplines and skill sets.
The GFSU’s Ultramodern Campus is constructed near the DFS premises, on a government allocated land of 50,000 square meters. The foundation stone of the University’s campus was laid by the then Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat State and the present Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on the 10th of October, 2011. New campus was inaugurated by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Smt Anandiben Patel on the day of the ‘First Convocation’ of the University, 29th April, 2015. Third Convocation was chaired by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani in February 2017. He delivered an extremely motivating convocation address to inspire the students and bless them for their future career.
The University has built a Hi-tech Green Campus with State of the Art infrastructure and it is proceeding for Green Building Certification.
The University is headed by the Director General, followed by the Registrar and three Directors, as head of each of the three institutes. The highest body of the University is the Board of Governors having the Director General of the University, as its Chairman.