Faculty

Full Time Faculty

Dr. S. O. Junare

M.Com., M.Phil. LLB (Special), MBA, FDPM (IIMA), PhD

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Management

Email ID: prof.junare@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research – 27 years
Specialization: Finance, Accounting and Law
Publications: More than 60 Papers, 01 Book
Research Thrust Area: Accounting, Finance, Forensic Accounting, Banking and Business Laws

Dr. G. Rajesh Babu

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: rajesh.babu@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching – 21 years
Specialization: Anthropology and Ballistics
Publications: 19 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Molecular and Microscopic Fingerprints, External and Terminal Forensic ballistics, Forensic Mineralogy, Forensic Nanotechnology, Noninvasive Biometrics.

Dr. Rakhi Agarwal

M.Sc., Ph.D., PGD Nanobiotechnology

Associate Professor

Email ID: rakhi.agarwal@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 14 years
Specialization: Forensic Chemistry, Toxicology & Allied
Publications: 19 Papers, 01 Patent, 02 Articles
Research Thrust Area: Mechanistic toxicology of various environmental toxicants and Possible Prevention using novel animal model viz. Zebrafish and C. elegans. Assessment of environmental toxicants from different matrices using sophisticated instrumentation.

Dr. Satish kumar

M.Sc. Ph.D

Associate Professor

Email ID: satish.kumar@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research: 12 years
Specialization: Forensic Biotechnology and Biochemistry
Publications: 14 Papers, 01 Book chapter, 01 Book, “Investigating the effects of pesticides on structure and function of protein leading to cellular toxicity”. Funded by Gujarat Council on Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology Government of Gujarat.
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Proteomics

Dr. Bhargav C. Patel

M.Sc. Ph.D

Assistant Professor

Email ID: bhargav.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research: 10 years
Specialization: Forensic Biotechnology and Microbiology
Publications: 08 Papers, 01 Patent, 01 Book chapter, Development of a qPCR assay for simultaneous detection and quantification of various meat species of domestic animals from various matrices. (INR 22.15 Lakh, Funded by Gujarat State Biotechnology Mission (GSBTM), Govt. of Gujarat under the Financial Assistance Program (FAP) 2016)
Research Thrust Area: Forensic DNA Profiling and Microbial Forensics

Dr. Parag H. Rughani

M.C.A., M. Phil., Ph. D.

Associate Professor

Email ID: parag.rughani@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching: 12 years, Industry: 6 months
Specialization: Memory Forensics and Malware Analysis
Publications: 13 Papers, 01 Book
Research Thrust Area: Linux Memory Analysis, Ransomware Forensics, Android Malware Analysis and IoT Forensics

Dr. Pooja Ahuja

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: pooja.ahuja@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 8 years 5 months, Technical : 1 year
Specialization: Crime Scene Management, Forensic Physical Science and Ballistics
Publications: 12 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Ballistics and Material Testing, Biometrics, Crime Scene Management, Forensic Photography, Document Examination and Voice Profiling.

Dr. Astha Pandey

Ph.D., M.Sc, PGDCAQM, CCIPRIT

Assistant Professor

Email ID: astha.pandey@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research-17 years
Specialization: Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology, Fingerprints and Crime Scene Management
Publications: 15 Papers, “Characterization and Standardization of Neem Oil” A joint project of GFSU & GNFC (INR 9 Lakhs), funded by Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals, Govt. of Gujarat.
Research Thrust Area: Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology of Narcotic Drugs, Explosives, Petroleum Products, Food Products, Fire, Fingerprints and Bite-Marks Examination.

Nilay R Mistry

B. E. (CE), M.Tech. (CS), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: nilay.dfia@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 8 years 5 Months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: 13 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Volatile Memory Forensics, Digital Forensic, ISMS Audit, Cyber Security, VAPT, Malware Analysis, Social Network Forensics, OSINT

Dr. Surbhi Mathur

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: surbhi.mathur@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 5 years 10 months
Specialization: Forensic Physical Sciences
Publications: 13 Papers, “Critical analysis of effectiveness of CCTV in law enforcement (crime prevention, detection, Traffic Management etc.) in six major cities of India viz Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Surat and Bengaluru" by Bureau of Police Research & Development, New Delhi (MHA, GOI)
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Speaker Recognition, Multimedia Forensics & Questioned Documents

Dr. Digvijaysinh Rathod

MCA, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: digvijay.rathod@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 13 Years 6 Months
Specialization: CCyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: 13 Papers, 03 Books
Research Thrust Area: Mobile Phone Security and Forensics, Web Application Security and Forensics, IOT Security and Forensics, Block Chain and Darkweb

Dr. Dhwani Patel

B.D.S., L.L.B., M.Sc. (Forensic Odontology)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: dhwani.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 1.5 years
Specialization: Forensic Odontology and Medicolegal Issues
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Bite Mark, Human Identification through Dental Structures, Tooth DNA Analysis

Dr. Abraham Johnson

B.D.S., M.Sc. (Forensic Odontology), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: abraham.johnson@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: 1 year
Specialization: Forensic Odontology and Anthropology
Publications: 05 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Comparative Dental Anatomy and Forensic Dental Anthropology, Age Estimation and Sex Determination through Dental Structures, Bite-mark Analysis.

Kalgi Shah

MBA, PGDM, UGC-NET 2012, Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: kalgi.shah@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching: 4 Years and 9 Months
Specialization: Marketing Management and Human Resource Management
Publications: 17 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Service Quality and Management, Compensation and Job Satisfaction, Consumer Preference and Satisfaction

Mr. Dharmesh D. Dave

M.Tech Cyber Security & Incident Response

Assistant Professor

Email ID: dharmesh.dave@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry 7 months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Chip-off memory forensics, Network Security and malware analysis

Mr. Jaidip A. Kotak

B.E. (IT), M.Tech Cyber Security & Incident Response

Assistant Professor

Email ID: j.kotak@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry 1 year
Specialization: Application Security, Network Security and Incident Response
Publications: 01 Paper
Research Thrust Area: Application Security, Network Security and Incident Response

Ms. Vandana Nageshwararao Poturaju

M.B.A (Finance), M.Com, Ph.D (Pursuing)

Full Time Guest Faculty

Email ID: vandana.poturaju@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 5.5 years Industry: 01 year
Specialization: Finance and Accounting
Publications: 05 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Stock Market & Derivative Market, Forensic Accounting, Public Health Issues and National Security

Dr. Pavithran Nambiar

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: p.nambiar@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research: 17 Years, Industry: 25 Years
Specialization: Homeland Security, Police Administration
Publications: 11 Papers, 02 Books
Research Thrust Area: Terrorism in India; Human Trafficking in Gujarat; Challenges in Female Policing; Homegrown Terrorism in the US.

Visiting Faculty

Sr. No. Name Designation Organisation Qualification Specialization / Functional Area
1. Dr. (Mrs.) Jyotsnaben Yagnik Principal Judge [Retd.] City, Civil & Sessions Court – Ahmedabad PhD Law
2. Mr. Bharat Lakhtariya Senior Reporter (Law) & Legal Advisor Gujarat Samachar B.Com, L.L.M. (Criminology) Law
3. Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Ex. Director DFSL, Maharastra Cum Technical Adviser IFS, Govt. of Maharastra M.Sc., Ph.D., MBA(HR) Forensic Science & Technical Education
4. Dr. D. J. Shah Asst. Document Examiner Directorate of Forensic Science, Gujarat State Ph.D. Document Examination
5. Dr. HareshBarot Assistant Professor Naroda Govt. College MBA Finance, Ph.D Finance
6. Mr. Chirag Patel Assistant Professor NICM, Gandhinagar MBA, Ph.D (Pursuing) I.T
7. Dr. Ranjana Singh Assistant Professor Central University, Gandhinagar MBA, Ph.D HRM, O.B
8. Dr. Jigna Trivedi Assistant Professor NICM, Gandhinagar MBA Finance, Ph.D Finance
9. Dr. Narayan Baser Associate Professor PDPU, Gandhinagar MBA Finance, Ph.D Finance & Derivatives
10. Ms. Gopi Upadhyay Consultant Freelancer BBA, MBA, LLB Marketing
11. Ms. Krati Tomar Consultant Freelancer MHA Hospital Administration, NABH Accreditation

Guest Lectures

Sr. No. Name Designation Organisation Qualification Specialization / Functional Area
1. Dr. Nimesh Patel Sr. Lecturer Goenka Research Institute of Dental Science B.D.S., M.D.S. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology
2. Dr. Tilak Parikh Consultant Orthodontist Smile Studio Dental and Orthodontic Centre B.D.S., M.D.S. Dental Records Management
3. Mr. Durgesh Pande CA CA Firm CA Accounting & auditing
4. Mr. Snehal Vakilana Advocate Practitioner LLM Law
5. Mr. Bharat Dave CA Freelancer CA Accounting & auditing
6. Dr. Dalbir Ahlawat Senior Lecturer Macquarie University Australia Ph.D. International Security
7. Mr. Shekhar Sinha Vice Admiral Indian Navy Maritime Security