Education through Investigation
Formerly known as Gujarat Forensic Sciences University


Prof. S.O. Junare

Director (I/C) – Institute of Forensic Science & Institute of Management and Training

Dr. S.O. Junare has been Director, Institute of Forensic Science, at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, since April 2018. Dr. S.O. Junare has diversified combination of talent and education. He holds the Bachelor degrees in Commerce; Literature; Education and Master degrees in Management; Commerce and Philosophy. He also holds professional degrees LLB (Special) and Master of Business Administration. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Pune and FDPM from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Prof. Junare specializes in Forensic Accounting, Finance and Law.

He has an extensive experience of more than 30 years in management education, research and training. Prior to taking over as Director of IFS at GFSU, he was Senior Professor in Forensic Accounting at GFSU. He has been Professor, Director, and Dean (Faculty), at National Institute of Cooperative Management, affiliated to Gujarat Technological University, and Registrar at Raksha Shakti University Ahmedabad. He has been working at National Council for Cooperative Training, (Govt of India), New Delhi in various capacities from Lecturer to Dy. Director from 1992 to 2001 and as a Professor and Director at National Institute of Cooperative Management, (GTU affiliated) Gandhinagar from 2001 to 2016. He has also served as Statistician, at Directorate of Economic Research, Khadi and Village Industries Commission, (Govt of India) Mumbai for two years. He has provided honorary services as a Dean of Faculty of Management at Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad from 2010 to 2016.

He specializes in forensic accounting, finance, banking, and law. He conducts research on the forensic accounting and fraud investigation. He has guided 24 doctoral research thesis so far and presently he is pursuing his D.Sc. in Forensic Science at GFSU. He has offered consultancy services to over 20 organizations including banks and other multilateral agencies. He has coordinated more than 500 training programs on various subjects. He has published over 60 refereed papers in journals and written over 15 case studies. He has published one co-authored book. He has teaching experience at several universities in India and abroad.

He is a member of the Board of Governors, Board of Studies, Doctoral Studies, Advisory Board of various educational institutes/universities. He has been part of various government policy-making and advisory committees for the Ministry of Agriculture, Cabinet Secretariat, the Planning Commission, and State Government.

Brig. (Dr.) K. K. Tripathi

Director (I/C) – Institute of Behavioral Science

Brig Tripathi (Retd) is an alumnus of Moti Lal Nehru Medical College, Allahabad. Having completed his medical graduation, he joined Armed Forces Medical Services in the year 1984 and, since then, he has been serving in Army/ Air Force till 31 Oct 2018, when he superannuated as Brigadier (Medical) and Consultant (Aviation Medicine), of HQ 101 Area Shillong after rendering a service of nearly 34 years.

He specialized in Aviation Medicine with an MD qualification from Institute of Aerospace Medicine at Bangalore in the year 1992. His additional qualifications include Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology under the broad scope of Behavioural Sciences from NIMHANS, an Institute of National Importance, Diploma in Statistics and MBA in Hospital & Health Systems Management from BITS, Pilani. He is also an Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider certified by AIIMS and American Trauma Society.

He has been working in Aviation Psychology/ Psycho-physiology during his military service and has investigated/ addressed issues like human performance under different kind of physical & physiological stressors, human mental workload, climatic acclimatization/ acclimation and accident investigation with the involvement of human factors. However, his main interest has been in the management of fatigue, sleep, and alertness. In 2013, he steered the research efforts to operationalize use of ‘GO’ and ‘NO GO’ pills for the fighter pilots in Indian Air Force. He was invited, as an expert in this field, to speak in the John Ernsting Panel of International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine in 2014 titled, ‘Operational Fatigue in Aerospace Personnel- A Never Ending Challenge’. This Panel is a regular feature in this Congress and he was the first from India to have been invited in the Panel.

An avid researcher, Brig Tripathi has completed 24 Research Projects. Many of these Projects were conducted under the auspices of agencies like Life Sciences Research Board and Armed Forces Medical Research Committee. Half of these Projects are in the area of Cognitive Psychology, Psychophysiology, Human Performance, and Behaviour. He has 20 publications and 60 presentations to his credit. These presentations include seven invited lectures. He has guided 25 students, of which the work of five has been acclaimed internationally.

Brig Tripathi continues to be a Professor, Guide and Examiner in Aviation Medicine as recognized by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences and Medical Council of India.

In the Administration, Brig Tripathi had the opportunity to command and head the Medical Establishments of three Operational Bases in IAF. Under his leadership, these Establishments were adjudged the Best/ Second Best in IAF. He also held two important positions in Staff. One was as Dy PMO in Central Air Command. The other was as Brigadier Medical at HQ 101 Area at Shillong.
The passion which Brig Tripathi cares for is- ‘If something is worth doing, it’s (also) worth doing well’.

Dr. Prasenjit Maity

Director (I/C) – Institute of Research and Development

Dr. Prasenjit Maity (MSc, Ph.D.), an Associate Professor of Nanotechnology is currently holding the position of In-charge Director of Institute of Research and Development, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.
Dr. Maity did his graduation and masters in chemistry discipline from Vidyasagar University, West Bengal followed by his Ph.D. in Nanotechnology from IIT-Bombay in 2008. Afterwards he spent more than five years abroad as postdoctoral fellow first at the University of Padova (with Prof. Michele Maggini), Italy and then at the University of Tokyo (with Prof. Tatsuya Tsukuda), Japan. In January 2014, he joined GFSU as an assistant professor in the faculty of Nanotechnology and in April 2018, he was promoted to the position of associate professor of Nanotechnology at the same institute. He is an experienced researcher with a strong research focus on developing new nano-analytical techniques and novel nanomaterial-based devices for forensic investigative research. As principle investigator, Dr. Maity is conducting research projects sponsored by DST and CSIR in the area of Nanotechnology-based innovations in forensic investigations. He is also coordinator of other three sponsored research projects/laboratories at the university level. He has published 23 research papers in international journals with high impact factor and presented his work in more than 20 national and international conferences in the form of invited talk, oral presentation and poster presentation. He also received CSIR research fellowship (JRF & SRF) and qualified in GATE with all India rank of 05 in the discipline of chemical sciences. He received the best research award from World gold council in the year 2012 in Tokyo for his work on ‘Developing a new class of gold nanocluster.’Dr. Maity is a member of Japanese Chemical Society and recipient of Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Tokyo.