Prof. S.O. Junare
Director – Institute of Forensic Science
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.