Gujarat Forensic Science University is a State University established in 2008 in Gandhinagar. GFSU is recognized by UGC and accredited ‘A’ grade by NAAC team. Being the world’s first university dedicated to forensic sciences, it has a conglomerate of 4 institutions, namely, Institute of Forensic Science, Institute Research & Development, Institute of Behavioural Science, and Institute of Management and Technology.
Institute of Forensic Science was established in 2008 along with the University. It is an institution under GFSU solely designated to create expertise in forensic sciences for criminal investigation. Apart from the traditional Forensics, it also focuses on Cyber Forensic to tackle the increasing Cyber Crimes.
IFS aims to provide a speedy and accurate justice delivery system to citizens. A safe society and a comprehensive security are the need of the hour, which is on the agenda of the Institution. IFS also looks into traditional fingerprinting, DNA analysis, questioned documents, ballistics, analytical chemistry, Serology, Explosives, Toxicology, etc.
The Institute of Forensic Science currently offers postgraduate level academic programs M.Sc/ M.Tech/ PG Diploma, short term e-courses and certificate courses. Graduates securing 55% in relevant discipline are eligible to apply for PG programs.
M.Tech Admission will be based on GATE. Admission will be on merit based on the Entrance Exam conducted by Gujarat Forensic Sciences University.
Any graduate or working professional in the relevant field can apply for e - courses and certificate courses.
Institute of Forensic Science was established in 2008 along with the University. It provides Masters’ and PG Diploma Courses in Forensic Science. Placement Scenario is appreciable.
|Established | Institute Type||2008 | State|
|Affiliation||Gujarat Forensic Sciences University|
|Mode of Course||Full-time/Certificate|
|Courses Offered||17 Courses across 4 Streams|
|Popular Courses||M.Sc., M. Tech., PG-Diploma|
|Facilities Available||Cyber Defence Center, Hostels, Cafeteria|
|Institute Official Page Link||https://www.gfsu.edu.in/institute-of-forensic-science/about-institute-ifs/|
GFSU is the world's first dedicated University for Forensic Sciences. The Institute of Forensic Science, being a part of it, enjoys the status of GFSU.
|Gujarat State Institutional Ranking Framework||4 Star||2019|
|GFSU||1st university for Forensic Science||2008|
IFS-GFSU offers courses in M.Sc., M. Tech., PG Diploma, and Certificate Courses. Course Fee ranges from ₹20,000 to ₹65,000. Duration for full-time courses is 2 years, and that of Diploma and Certificate Courses is 1 year, 6 months, or 3 months depending upon the Courses.
|M. Sc.||Subjects: Forensic Science, Cyber Security, Forensic Odontology|
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: Graduated in relevant subject with minimum 55% aggregate marks from a recognized University.
|M. Tech.||Subjects: Cyber Security and Incident Response|
Duration: 2 Years
Eligibility: BE/B. Tech. in relevant subjects with minimum aggregate marks of 55% from a recognized Institute
|PG Diploma||Subject: Fingerprint Science, Forensic Toxicology|
Duration: 1 Year
Eligibility: Bachelors’ Degree in any field of Science having relevant subject with minimum 50% aggregate marks.
|Certificate Courses||Subjects: Forensic Journalism, Crime Scene Photography|
Duration: 6 months/3 months
Eligibility: Bachelors’ degree in any stream from a recognized University with aminimum 50% aggregate marks.
Check IFS-GFSU Courses & Fees
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
Nr. DFS Headquarter,
Sector – 9, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat (India) – 382007
Read more: IFS-GFSU Admission
IFS provides facilities like a full-fledged Career and Placement Cell, arranging placements for the Students. University has tie ups with major organizations like Lambda Therapeutic Research Ltd., Finar Chemicals & Claris Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Qualcomm, Deloitte, Quick Heal, and many more.
Placement percentage is good, and depends upon the performance of the Students. Internships have to be found by the students themselves. However, assistance from the Placement Cell can be taken if required.
For more details on placements, click here.
|Major Recruiters||Quick Heal, Deloitte, Qualcomm|
|Average Package||₹20,000 - ₹40,000 per month|
GFSU extends scholarships to its students for motivating them towards their performance and career. The award is for the meritorious students only.
|GFSU Gold Medal||Most Meritorious Student of M.Sc. – Forensic Science Course.|
|Laxmi Memorial Award||Gold Medal to most meritorious female student in M.Sc. – Forensic Science Course.|
IFS-GFSU extends several facilities for overall development of its students. It includes infrastructural facilities like Laboratories, and for the leisure activity like Cafeteria.
Cyber Defence Centre – providing tools and to help strengthen stability, security, and performance of cyber infrastructures and IT systems.
Ballistic Research Centre and Testing Range – It is ISO 9001:2015 certified research centre for testing and reporting Ballistic resilient materials.
Cyber Security and Forensics Research Laboratory – with tools and technologies related to malware and Ransomware Analysis, Fuzz Testing, etc.
Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Laboratories – equipped with high performance computer with non-stop high speed internet.
Laboratory of Forensic Biotechnology – equipped with world class major and minor equipment.
Hostels – to provide a comfortable and safe stay to the students.
International Affairs Cell – to govern all the tie-ups related to foreign countries and manage the International reputation of the GFSU.
As per the Students, there is a presence of well-qualified faculty with experience in their respective fields. They are helpful, motivating, and kind. They are highly admired by the students.
For faculty list and detailed reviews by the students, click here.
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