The Institute of Research & Development, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University [GFSU] established in the year 2008, has been awarded four stars ranking in the Star Ranking of Gujarat State Institutional Ranking Framework (GSIRF) by Hon'ble Education Minister of Gujarat. The University started academic function in 2009, focusing on research in the area of Forensic Sciences, specifically Forensic Nanotechnology.
The Institute of Research & Development offers M.Sc., M.Tech, MS-Ph.D. and Ph.D. in various specializations. It also provides training in advanced Forensic Sciences & Medicines to government personnel.
For M.Sc. programs, applicants have to score rank in the Entrance Test or aggregate score in all semester exams in graduation. For M.Tech, the candidates have to qualify the entrance test, followed by a technical interview. In M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, preference given to GATE/GPAT qualified candidates. For Integrated MS-Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs, candidates have to appear in the entrance test conducted by University.
The Institute of Research & Development, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University [GFSU] has collaborated with the premier Institutes and Industries for a high-quality research environment.
Institute of Research & Development, GFSU Highlights
|Name of the College||Institute of Research & Development, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University [GFSU]|
|Established | Type||2008 | State University|
|Set By||Government of Gujarat|
|Accreditations||NAAC Accredited ‘A’ Grade|
|Admission Criteria||Entrance-based | Merit-Based|
|Courses Offered||PG, Doctoral|
|Popular Courses||M.Sc., M.Tech, MS-Ph.D., Ph.D.|
|Facilities||Central Library, Hostel, Laboratories, Instrument Facilities, Classrooms, Auditorium|
IRD GFSU Courses
The details regarding the Post Graduate and Doctoral courses offered by the Institute of Research & Development, GFSU presented in tabular form below.
|M.Sc.||Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Bachelor Degree in relevant subject with minimum 55 percent marks at the qualifying exams from a recognized University
Specialization: Forensic Nanobiotechnology, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Forensic Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Food Analysis, Environmental Forensics
|M.Pharm. (Forensic Pharmacy)||Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: B.Pharm. Degree with minimum 55 percent marks or equivalent from a recognized University, preference given to GATE/GPAT qualified candidates. For In-service personnel, 5 years of experience in Industry/Academics
Specialization: Quality Assurance and Pharmaceuticals Analysis, Regulatory Affairs & Management, Nano Drug Delivery System, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmacokinetics & Clinical Pharmacy, Medical Devices
|M.Tech (Civil Engineering)||Duration: 2 years
Eligibility: Passed with 55 percent or equivalent CGPA in B.E./B.Tech in Civil Engineering from a recognized University
Specialization: Forensic Structural Engineering
|MS-Ph.D. (Dual Degree)||Duration: 5 years
Eligibility: Passed Bachelor Degree in any discipline of Science/ Medicine/Engineering/Pharmacy with minimum 60 percent marks, preference given to GATE/GPAT qualified candidates
Specialization: Integrated MS Forensic Nanotechnology; Integrated MS Forensic Pharmacy
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IRD GFSU Admissions
The applicants have to score rank in the Entrance Test or aggregate score in all semester exams in graduation to be eligible for admission in various M.Sc. programs.
For M.Tech, the candidates have to qualify the entrance test, followed by a technical interview. In M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs, preference given to GATE/GPAT qualified candidates.
For Integrated MS-Ph.D. and Ph.D. programs, candidates have to appear in the entrance test conducted by University.
How to Apply?
Applications are invited in online mode only.
- Visit GFSU official website and download prospectus cum application form.
- Fill the application form and submit the hard copy along with the Demand Draft of 1200 rupees to the Registrar of GFSU.
- Candidates who have appeared for the final semester of the qualifying exam can also apply.
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IRD GFSU Placements
The Institute of Research & Development has a dedicated Placements Cell to make sure that students are placed at a reputed industry or organization. The cell prepares the placement brochures for the summer placements. The institute offers summer internships to its final year students. The University provides placement & career guidance cells for arranging placements for registered students in various organizations.
The University has a tie-up with reputed companies like Orchid Research Laboratories Ltd., Merck, Synchron Research Services Pvt. Ltd., Intra Pharmaceuticals Ltd., and forensic departments in India as well as abroad. Apart from reputed companies or industries, students are also offered placements by IIT Gandhinagar, Government Mental Hospitals and Military College, Nashik.
IRD GFSU Scholarships
The University has introduced Swiss Government Research Scholarships [Ph. D. Scholarships, Postdoctoral Scholarships, and Research Fellowships] for Indian students.
The overseas scholarship program like Think-Swiss Asia-Pacific is a scholarship program managed by Swissnex India and the Embassies of Switzerland in Australia & in Singapore supports students enrolled at Indian, Australian and Singapore universities who want to go to Switzerland to conduct research.
IRD GFSU Facilities
Following are the facilities offered by the research institute to cater to the needs of the students.
- Library: Central Library holds more than 6000 volumes, subscriptions to current journal titles and publishing houses, print collections including books and reference materials. The IRD has more than 200 publications, including research articles, reviews, and book-chapters of national & international repute. The University has a provision for three Central Instrumental Laboratories.
- Instrument Facilities: The Institute has instrument facilities to conduct research. It provides an Atomic Force Microscope, Raman Spectrophotometer, Electroconvulsometer, Automatic Dissolution Apparatus, and much other research equipment to conduct experiments.
- Laboratories: The Laboratories equipped with the Automated Smart HPLC System and Plethysmometer Data Acquisition System. It also has an underground Ballistic Research Center, and an intelligent laboratory.
- Classrooms: The University has air-conditioned classrooms equipped with overhead projectors, LCD projectors, and computers with Internet facility.
- Hostel: The University also has fully furnished hostels for both Indian and Foreign-students. The accommodation provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Auditorium: The University has a mini auditorium of 250 capacities besides conference/ seminar hall.
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IRD GFSU Faculty
The Institute of Research and Development has three faculties, Nanotechnology, Pharmacy, and Engineering. There are a total of 9 faculty members, out of which two are associate professors, and seven are assistant professors holding a Ph.D. degree and publications in reputed books and journals.
The full-time, permanent faculties have received research grants from the Science & Engineering Research Board and Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. The University also invites guest faculty from India and abroad.
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