Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

The world's first university to be dedicated to forensic and allied sciences, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University was established on 30th September, 2008. The main objective of the University is fulfilling the acute shortage against increasing demand of forensic experts in the country and around the world.

The University which is located in the green and clean city of Gandhinagar runs in parallel association with the Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS)-Gujarat State, to provide hands-on training pertaining to various areas of forensic science, forensic psychology and research and development.

The University offers only postgraduate and programs through three academic departments, namely Institute of Forensic Science (IFS), Institute of Behavioural Science (IBS) and Institute of Research & Development (IRD). 

The University has built a Hi-tech Green Campus with State of the Art infrastructure and it is proceeding for Green Building Certification.

The University is headed by the Director General, followed by the Registrar and three Directors, as head of each of the three institutes. The highest body of the University is the Board of Governors having the Director General of the University, as its Chairman.


  • To fulfill the acute shortage of Forensic Experts in the Country and the World.
  • To make the World a Better and Safer place to live.
  • To carry out Research in the area of Forensic Science, Crime Investigation, Security, Behavioral Science and Criminology.
Education through Investigation
  • To impart High Quality Education of International Standards.
  • To carry out Research in the area of Foren­sic Science, Crime Investigation, Security, Behavioral Sci­ence and Criminology.

Institutes of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University and Academic Programs

Institute of Forensic Science 

  • M. Sc. Forensic Science
  • M. Sc. Digital Forensics and Information Security
  • M. Tech. Cyber Security and Incident Response
  • MA/MSc Homeland Security and Anti-terrorism
  • Master of Hospital Administration
  • MBA Finance with specialization in Forensic Accounting
  • MSc Forensic Odontology
  • PG Diploma in Forensic Document Examination
  • PG Diploma in Fingerprint Science
  • PG Diploma in Fingerprint Science
  • PG Diploma in Forensic Accounting
  • Post Basic Diploma in Forensic Nursing
  • P G Diploma in Forensic Toxicology

Institute of Behavioral Science 
  • M. Phil. in Clinical Psychology
  • M. Phil. in Forensic Psychology
  • M.Sc. in Forensic Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Child Forensic Psychology
  • Professional Diploma in Forensic Investigative Psychology
  • M.Sc. Neuroentrepreneurship
  • M.Sc. Clinical Psychology
  • M.Sc. Neurotechnology
  • M.Sc. Criminology (with Specialization in Forensic Psychology)

Ph.D. Programme

The Institute doctoral program is organized into three broad areas: Clinical Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Neuropsychology. The basic aim is towards understanding advanced forensic psychology and ways to evaluate programs designed for populations such as the incarcerated, recently released offenders, the mentally ill, and juvenile offenders.

Research Themes
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Police Psychology
  • Issues in Eyewitness Testimony
  • Polygraph Examination and Assessment using Mock Crime Scenarios
  • Evaluation of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System
  • Forensic Interviewing and Assessment Issues with Children
  • Memory Research
  • Child & Adolescent Mental Health
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotions and Working Memory
  • Conduct Disorders and Impulse Control in Children

Institute of Research & Development

  • Ph.D
  • M.Sc. Forensic Nanotechnology with Specialization in
    • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology 
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • Nanoengineering
  • Ph.D. Integrated M.Sc. Forensic Nanotechnology (dual degree) with Specialization in
    • Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
    • Nanobiotechnology
    • Nanoengineering
  • M.Tech Civil Engineering
  • M.Sc. Chemistry
  • M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • M.Sc. Environmental Management
  • Integrated M.Sc. Environmental Management and M.Sc. Environmental Science
  • M.Sc. Food Technology.
  • M. Sc. Medical Devices
  • M.Pharm. Forensic Pharmacy for In-Service Personnel

Admission in Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

For admission into the M.Sc. courses of any institute, the candidates must qualify the entrance examination conducted by the University. Each institute will conduct their entrance test separately and the candidates will have to apply for them separately as well. Applicants must send the filled-in application form for the correct institute and pay the required application fee. An interview will follow the admission test during the counselling session.

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Online Courses Admission

The online courses offered by the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University are Certificate courses that have the duration of six months. The three certified courses require the candidate to be a graduate of any discipline. The other Certificate Diploma courses are only for Police Personnel.

  • Information Security Professional
  • Fraud Examination Professional
  • Electronic Evidence Examiner
  • Diploma in Cyber Crime Investigation
  • Diploma in Computer Forensics
  • Diploma in Cyber Security

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
Sector 9
Gujarat – India
Ph: 91-79-23977102
Fax: 91-79-232-47465

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