Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Gandhinag

About GFSU


  • 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 strengthen the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Deliv­ery System.


  • 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.

The Gujarat Foren­sic Sci­ences Uni­ver­sity was estab­lished by the Gov­ern­ment of Gujarat vide an Act No. 17 of 2008 passed by the Gujarat Leg­isla­tive Assem­bly dated 30th Sep­tem­ber,2008 with an objec­tive of ful­fill­ing the acute short­age against increas­ing demand of foren­sic experts in the coun­try & the world. The main objec­tive of the Uni­ver­sity to make the Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Deliv­ery Sys­tem techno Savvy and it would help over­come the actual short­age of skilled man­power engaged in this field. It became func­tional from Feb, 2009 and was rec­og­nized by the Uni­ver­sity Grants Com­mis­sion as a State Uni­ver­sity under Sec­tion 22 of theUGC Act 1956 to award degrees in May, 2011.

Insti­tute of Research & Development

The Insti­tute of Research & Devel­op­ment is ded­i­cated to the dis­cov­ery, devel­op­ment of foren­sic sci­ence and its appli­ca­tion to a wide range of aca­d­e­mic and pro­fes­sional areas, based on sound research work. All this and much more in a growth con­ducive envi­ron­ment that fos­ter cre­ativ­ity, inno­va­tion and crit­i­cal think­ing amongst stu­dents and fac­ulty. The Insti­tute is a pre­mier insti­tute of Foren­sic Phar­macy and Nan­otech­nol­ogy in India that pro­vides MS and doc­toral degrees to the stu­dents encom­pass­ing the var­i­ous spe­cial­iza­tions of foren­sic sci­ence such as Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, Nan­otech­nol­ogy, Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence and Man­age­ment, Chem­istry cre­at­ing experts in these fields. The exclu­sive pro­gram recently launched by the Insti­tute is M. Tech. Civil Engi­neer­ing with Foren­sic Struc­tural Engi­neer­ing as spe­cial subject.

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Insti­tute of Foren­sic Science

Insti­tute of Foren­sic Sci­ence has been estab­lished with the sole aim of pro­duc­ing experts in the field of Crim­i­nal Inves­ti­ga­tion, who are armed with advanced sci­en­tific tech­niques. The pri­mary and the most impor­tant vision of the Insti­tu­tion is to incul­cate the appli­ca­tion of var­i­ous sci­en­tific dis­ci­plines for the pur­pose of jus­tice deliv­ery. The Insti­tute has started some exclu­sive type of courses like MS-​Homeland Secu­rity & Anti-​terrorism, M. Tech Cyber Secu­rity &Inci­dent Response, P. G. Diploma Foren­sic Nurs­ing, MS Dig­i­tal Foren­sics, M. Sc. Foren­sic Odon­tol­ogy etc.

Insti­tute of Behav­ioural Science

Insti­tute of Behav­ioural Sci­ence is a GFSU Cen­tre for post­grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion and research in the mind-​brain domain, with cen­tral focus on crim­i­nal behav­iour, foren­sic psy­chol­ogy, and clin­i­cal psy­chol­ogy. The courses give an oppor­tu­nity to stu­dents for spe­cial­iz­ing in these areas for under­stand­ing not only the deviant behav­iour and their man­i­fes­ta­tion but also equips them with tech­niques of cop­ing with stress and its adverse effects. The Uni­ver­sity imparts highly spe­cial­ized pro­gramme after grad­u­a­tion and post­grad­u­a­tion. Ini­tially 5 Pro­grams were launched in the year 2009, How­ever look­ing to the acute require­ments of the soci­ety around28 highly spe­cial­ized courses.
The Gujarat Foren­sic Sci­ences Uni­ver­sity, the world’s first Foren­sic Sci­ences Uni­ver­sity at Gand­hi­na­gar, Gujarat.

Qual­ity Policy:

Gujarat Foren­sic Sci­ences Uni­ver­sity is com­mit­ted at offer­ing qual­ity education,training, research, com­pe­tency devel­op­ment and con­sul­tancy to the sat­is­fac­tion of all its stake­hold­ers. This insti­tute through its inno­v­a­tive teach­ing meth­ods and research aims at improv­ing effec­tive­ness of Foren­sic Sci­ence Prac­tises on a con­tin­u­ous basis. All along Gujarat Foren­sic Sci­ences Uni­ver­sity work towards cre­at­ing knowl­edge net­worked envi­ron­ment and we achieve this through:

  1. Proper under­stand­ing of qual­ity pol­icy and its effec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion across all the levels
  2. Adher­ence to this pol­icy on a rou­tine basis
  3. Peri­od­i­cal Audits

The Uni­ver­sity cre­ates nec­es­sary infra­struc­ture method­i­cally and con­tin­u­ously, based on the ris­ing require­ments of the stake­hold­ers. The salient fea­tures of the Uni­ver­sity Cam­pus are as below:

  • Hi-​Tech Green Uni­ver­sity Cam­pus with State Of the Art Infrastructure.
  • Ultra Mod­ern Bal­lis­tics Research Cen­tre hav­ing facil­i­ties of test­ing of Bul­let Resis­tant Mate­ri­als and Armed Vehicles
  • Estab­lish­ment of Cen­tre of Excel­lence in Home­land Secu­rity (includ­ing Intel­li­gence Lab)
  • Air con­di­tioned class rooms with LCD Projectors.
  • Green and Envi­ron­ment friendly cam­pus where 70% of elec­tric­ity is gen­er­ated by Solar Panels.
  • Highly secured cam­pus with 256 CCTV Cam­eras and Access Cards.
  • Wi-​Fi con­nec­tiv­ity with CAT 7A networks.
  • Ultra-​Modern Audi­to­rium, Hos­tel Facil­i­ties for Girls and Boys, Mess and fully fur­nished guest house with Stu­dio Apartments.
  • Unin­ter­rupted power sup­ply in cam­pus along with DG Sets with var­i­ous power capac­i­ties, investors and UPS are used on the cam­pus dur­ing power failure.

The University is headed by the Director General; followed by the Registrar and a Director; as Head of each of the Institutes.

The highest body of the University is the Board of Governors; having the Director General of the University, as its Chairman.


Founded in 2008, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the the urban setting of the large town of Gandhinagar (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Gujarat. Officially accredited/recognized by the University Grants Commission, India, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) is a coeducational higher education institution. Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as master degrees in several areas of study. GFSU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, as well as administrative services.

The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), Gandhi Nagar established in 2008, is a highly specialized higher education institution. The University was started with an objective of fulfilling the acute shortage against increasing demand of forensic experts in the country & the world.   The university is accredited by NABL, ISO/IEC 17025:2005.
It is the only university across the world, dedicated to Forensic & Investigative Science.  The University started functioning from July 2009 onwards and in May 2011, received recognition by the ‘University Grants Commission, as a State University.
The mission of the University is to provide education through investigation, to impart high quality education of international standards and carry out research in the area of Forensic Science, Crime Investigation, Security, Behavioral Science and Criminology.
Campus of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University –

In 2011, it was reported that the University would get a campus that would be developed on 50,000 square metres (540,000 sq ft) of land. In March 2015, University hosted an International Conference on Cyber Security 2015, with aim to convene the best minds in Cyber Security under one roof.

The campus of Gujarat Forensic Sciences University is located at Gandhinagar – the capital city of the State of Gujarat, which is a vibrant; industrious; safe and business friendly State of India. The GFSU’s Ultramodern Campus construction is already underway; near the DFS premises, on a government allocated land of 50,000 Square Meters. The foundation of the University’s campus was laid by the Honorable CM of Gujarat State, on the 10th of October 2011.
Facilities at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University –
  • Hostel
  • Class Rooms
  • Laboratories
  • Library
  • Ultra modern ballistics research center
  • Cafeteria
  • R&D Labs
  • Auditorium
  • Lecture theaters
  • Swimming Pool
  • Amphitheater
  • Internet facilities
Institutes at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University –
  • Institute of Research & Development
  • Institute of Forensic Science
  • Institute of Behavioral Science
Placements at Gujarat Forensic Sciences University –
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University provides 100% placement assistance and has created a full fledged placements & career guidance cell, which works rigorously throughout the year and arranging placements for their students in various organizations around the world.
Top Recruiters – 
  • Orchid Research Laboratories Ltd.
  • Merck
  • Synchron Research Services Pvt Ltd.
  • Sigma Aldrich
  • Zydus Cadilla
  • Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
  • Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd.
  • CMC India Pvt. Ltd.
  • ICICI Lombard
  • Foundation Futuristic Technologies (P). Ltd.
  • Indian Air Force
  • Perkin Elmer
  • National Institute of Occupational Health


The university has the Institute of Forensic Science, Institute Research & Development and Institute of Behavioral Science attached to it, with the Institute of Medico-legal science and Institute of Technology and Management being launched in 2011.

In 2014, the University collaborated with Hyderabad-based eSF Labs to start a Master of Technology course in Cyber Security and Incident Response. On 14 December, 2015, it entered into an association with Indian Police Foundation and Institute, New Delhi.

Name : Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
Location : Sector 9
City : Gandhinagar
State : Gujarat
Country : India
Contact No : 079-23977102, 23977104
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