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. Naveen Kumar Chaudhary

B.Tech, ME, MBA, Ph.D.

Professor

Email ID: naveen.chaudhary@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching, Research and Government- 22 years
Specialization: Cyber Security, e-Governance, IT and Digital Communication
Publications: Research papers- 14, Innovations- 03, Articles in Magazine/Newsletter-12, Book in the form of visionary technical document- 01, for restricted use in Government. Recipient of letter of appreciation for contribution towards the cause of literacy from Brent St. Denis, MP, Algoma, Canada. Awarded CCOSC and COAS Commendation for distinguished technical work and Innovation.
Research Thrust Area: Digital Forensics and Cyber Security

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. Rakhi Agarwal

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

Associate Professor

Email ID: rakhi.agarwal@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 16 years
Specialization: Forensic Chemistry, Toxicology & Allied
Publications: 24 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. 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. G. Rajesh Babu

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email ID: rajesh.babu@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research – 23 years
Specialization: Anthropology and Ballistics
Publications: Total number of publications -31, Books- 7 chapters DST project on "Damage detection (non destructive) and quantification in hard armour plates" has been sanctioned with a grant of INR 1.32 crore.
Research Thrust Area: Forensic and medical anthropology, Molecular and Microscopic Fingerprints, Non-invasive Biometrics, External and Terminal Forensic ballistics and Forensic materials science / Mineralogy.

Dr. Astha Pandey

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

Associate Professor

Email ID: astha.pandey@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research-18 years
Specialization: Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology, Fingerprints and Crime Scene Management
Publications: 28 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.

Dr. Digvijaysinh Rathod

MCA, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email ID: digvijay.rathod@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 15 Years 11 Months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: 14 Papers, 03 Books
Research Thrust Area: Web / Mobile Application Security, AI, and ML, IoT Security, and BlockChain

Dr. Haresh B. Barot

Ph. D, M. Phil., MBA, M. Com, UGC – NET (Comm.), UGC – NET (Mgt.), GSET (Comm.), P.G.D.C.A., DIM.

Associate Professor

Email ID: haresh.barot@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research – 18 Years
Specialization: Finance and Accounting
Publications: More than 30 Papers, 09 Cases, 04 Books
Research Thrust Area: Finance, Accounting, Forensic Accounting & Mutual Funds.

Dr. Pooja Ahuja

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Email ID: pooja.ahuja@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 11 years, Technical: 1 year
Specialization: Crime Scene Management, Forensic Physical Science and Ballistics
Publications: 21 Papers Research
Research Thrust Area: Forensic Ballistics and Material Testing, Biometrics, Crime Scene Management, Forensic Photography, Document Examination and Voice Profiling.

Air Commodore K. R. Thaakar

M.Phil., M.Sc. (Defence & Strategic Studies), B.Sc. (Physics)

Senior Faculty Member

Email ID: aircmde.krthaakar@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching – 2 years 3 months, Indian Air Force – 35 years
Specialization: Homeland Security, Defence Studies, Strategic Affairs, Air Power, U.N. Peace Keeping, Crime Investigation, Vigilance, Airport Management & HRM.
Publications: Two theses and more than 20 Service Papers in IAF.
Research Thrust Area: Homeland Security, International Affairs, Political Science, Policing and Crime Investigation.

Dr. Bhargav C. Patel

M.Sc. Ph.D

Sr. 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. Surbhi Mathur

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Sr. Assistant Professor

Email ID: surbhi.mathur@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 8 years 2 month
Specialization: Forensic Physical Sciences
Publications: 17 papers and 2 articles
“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

Mr. 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. Abraham Johnson

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

Assistant Professor

Email ID: abraham.johnson@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: 2 years and 5 months
Specialization: Forensic Odontology and Anthropology
Publications: 10 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Comparative Dental Anatomy, Forensic Dental Anthropology, Age Estimation and Sex Determination through Dental Structures, Bite-mark Analysis, Forensic Imaging, and Reconstructive Forensics

Dr. Dhwani Patel

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

Assistant Professor

Email ID: dhwani.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and research: 4 years
Specialization: Forensic Odontology and Medicolegal Issues
Publications: 07 publications
Research Thrust Area: Bite Mark Analysis, Human Identification through Dental Structures, Tooth DNA Analysis, Forensic radiology and imaging, Age estimation and Sex determination, Medical Malpractice and Negligence, Forensic Oral Pathology and Microbiology.

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

Dr. Kalgi Shah

MBA, PGDM, UGC-NET 2012, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: kalgi.shah@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching: 5 Years
Specialization: Marketing Management and Human Resource Management
Publications: 18 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Service Quality and Management, Human Side of Organisation, Consumer Behaviour

Ms. Vandana Nageshwararao Poturaju

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

Assistant Professor

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

Mr. Pratik Patel

B.Sc. Information Technology), M.Sc. (Information Technology), GSET (Computer Science and Applications), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: pratik.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching : 7 Years 11 Months
Specialization: Database Forensic, Cyber Security
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Web Application Security,Database Forensic

Mr. Sarang Rajvansh

B. E. (Computer Engineering), M.Tech (Cyber Security & Incident Response), UGC NET (Computer Science and Applications)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: sarang.rajvansh@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry: 1 year 7 months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Digital Forensics, Chip-Off & JTAG Memory Forensic, Web Application Security

Mr. Nilesh Panchal

B. Sc. IT (Bachelor of Science in Information Technology), M.Sc. Digital Forensic and Information Security

Assistant Professor

Email ID: nilesh.panchal@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry : 7 months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Digital Forensics,Memory Forensic,Web applications Security

Mr. Prakash Khasor

BCA (Bachelor of computer application), M.Sc. Digital Forensic and Information Security

Assistant Professor

Email ID: prakash.khasor@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry : 7 months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Web and Android Application Security, Network Security, Mobile Forensic

Dr. Akanksha Singh Kachhawaha

M.Sc. Forensic Science, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: akanksha.singh@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 7 years
Specialization: Forensic chemistry & Toxicology, Environmental Forensics
Publications: 02 papers
Research Thrust Area: Determination of environmental contaminants such as emerging contaminants especially pharmaceuticals and personal care products in various matrices with the help of advanced analytical instruments

Dr. Niha Ansari

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Email ID: niha.ansari@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching 6 years
Specialization: Forensic Biology, Forensic nanomaterials, Forensic Physics
Publications: 13 Papers
Research Thrust Area: Fabrication of microfluidic device for the trace evidence analysis, Development of nano-sensors for identification purposes, Forensic medicine.

Mr. Keval Pandya

B.E. (Computer Engineering), M.Sc. Homeland Security & Anti-Terrorism

Assistant Professor

Email ID: keval.pandya@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching – 1.5 Year
Specialization: Cyber Security, Incident Response, Defense Studies
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Cyber Security, Political Science, International Affairs

Mr. Raihan Patel

B.Sc. IT-Infrastructure Management Services, M.Sc. Digital Forensics and Information Security Ph. D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: raihan.patel@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry - 9 months & Teaching - 1.5 year
Specialization: Network Security, Incident Response, Cloud Security, Mobile Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: 01 Paper
Research Thrust Area: Incident Response, IoT Forensics, Machine Learning

Mr. Neelakant Varma

M.Sc. Forensic Science, UGC NET-JRF (2013), Ph.D. (Pursuing)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: nk.varma@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching & Research: 4.5 Years
Specialization: Forensic Biochemistry, Forensic Toxicology, Crime Scene Management
Publications: 4 Papers, 2 conference proceedings
Research Thrust Area: Mechanism assessment of xenobiotics with body proteins. Biomarkers of body fluids and application in forensics.

Dr. Malay Shukla

M.Sc. Forensic Science; Ph.D. Forensic Science; UGC-NET-JRF

Assistant Professor

Email ID: malay.shukla@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Teaching and Research : 3 Years and 7 Months
Specialization: Wildlife Forensics, Forensic Biology and Biotechnology
Publications: 12 Research Papers, 01 Research Project Report (Wildlife Crime Scenario in India)
Research Thrust Area: Wildlife Forensics; Phylogenetics of Human and Non-Human species; Conservation Genetics; DNA Barcoding of different species; Forensic Anthropology of wildlife species.

Mr. Ramya Shah

B.Tech (Computer Engineering), M.Tech (Cyber Security and Incident Response)

Assistant Professor

Email ID: ramya.shah@gfsu.edu.in
Experience: Industry - 1 year, Teaching - 6 months
Specialization: Cyber Security and Digital Forensics
Publications: -
Research Thrust Area: Web Application Security, IoT Security and Forensics, Digital Forensics, Machine Learning

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. Mr. Chirag Patel Assistant Professor NICM, Gandhinagar MBA, Ph.D (Pursuing) I.T
6. Dr. Ranjana Singh Assistant Professor Central University, Gandhinagar MBA, Ph.D HRM, O.B
7. Dr. Jigna Trivedi Assistant Professor NICM, Gandhinagar MBA Finance, Ph.D Finance
8. Dr. Narayan Baser Associate Professor PDPU, Gandhinagar MBA Finance, Ph.D Finance & Derivatives
9. Ms. Gopi Upadhyay Consultant Freelancer BBA, MBA, LLB Marketing
10. 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