About Director

Prof. S.O. Junare

Director – Institute of Forensic Science

Prof. S.O. Junare is Professor of Forensic Accounting and Dean, Faculty of Management at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar. Recently he has been appointed as a Director at Institute of Forensic Science, one of the prominent constituent institutes of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.

Prof. Junare has diversified combination of talent and education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Master degrees in Commerce and Philosophy from Amravati University and his MBA and LLB (Special) degrees from Gujarat University. He completed his PhD from University of Pune in 2000. He has also undergone FDPM program with specialization in Financial Management at IIM Ahmedabad in 1995-96. He is well known for his contributions to management education and training in the field of banking, finance, cooperation and rural development and has several distinctions in that field.

Prior joining to Gujarat Forensic Sciences University he was working at Raksha Shakti University as a Registrar. He has an extensive experience of more than 25 years in management education. He has worked as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor and Director at National Council for Cooperative Training, (Govt of India) and National Institute of Cooperative Management, Gandhinagar from 1992 to 2016. He has also served as Statistician, Directorate of Economic Research at Khadi and Village Industries Commission, Mumbai. He was also appointed as a Dean of Faculty of Management at Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad from 2009 to 2016. He is also holding an additional charge as Incharge Director of Institute of Training at GFSU Gandhinagar.

A highly recognized researcher, Prof. Junare is a member of various committees and boards at various universities and educational institutes and Government. For his outstanding contribution to management education and training, he has received many accolades including Best Teacher award in 2014 and in 2017, from Higher Education Forum, Mumbai. He is also a chief editor of NICM Bulletin: A Journal of Cooperation and Management (since 2003). Prof. Junare is also a member of the Centre of Professional Excellence in Cooperatives, NABARD [BIRD] Lucknow.

Prof. Junare specializes in Forensic Accounting, Finance, Banking, Business Laws and Agri-Business.