Guj. Forensic science and Raksha Shakti univ. will now be national universities

Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar

Gujarat will have National Forensic Sciences University which will be created by upgrading the Gujarat Forensic Sciences University. A bill to this effect was passed in Lok Sabha. The headquarters of this proposed Central University will be in Gandhinagar. The Centre will give 100 per cent grant to this university. The LS also passed a bill to upgrade Raksha Shakti University and to accord national status to it.

The proposed Forensic science university would facilitate and promote studies and research and help achieve excellence in the field of forensic science in conjunction with applied behavioural science studies, law, criminology and other allied areas.

According to proposals under Rashtriya Raksha University Bill, 2020, the Rashtriya Raksha University (in place of Raksha Shakti University) will be a multi-disciplinary institution to create new knowledge through research and collaboration with different stakeholders. While the Raksha Shakti University was a state university, the Rashtriya Raksha University will be a central institute.

It will also help to fulfill the need for a pool of trained professionals with specialised knowledge and new skill sets in various wings of policing, criminal justice system and correctional administration, it said.

The objective of the bill is to declare the Rashtriya Raksha University as an institution of national importance. At present, there are only few institutions in the country which provide the environment, infrastructure and specialisation for imparting education in police sciences and internal security to meet the demands of modern, citizen-centric policing. Hence, there is a need to develop perspectives, undertake research and impart knowledge in the domain of policing and allied areas to the youth aspiring to join police and security forces at national level, the bill says.

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