Dr. J. M. Vyas
Higher education is that which does not merely give us information but also makes our life harmonious.
It gives me immense pleasure to place on record that the National Forensic Sciences University, the upgraded Gujarat Forensic Sciences University has been scaling new heights since its inception as a state university. With the sole objective of creating experts in the field of Forensic sciences, the university was established by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri.Narendra Modiji, then Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2009. In the inaugural year, very limited number of academic courses were offered by the university with hundred and odd students. This university has come a long way to become the Central University known as the National Forensic Sciences University with a tag of Institution of National Importance. As an assertion to the phrase; there is no substitute for hard work, the university has made stringent efforts to become a globally acclaimed institution in this highly specialized area. It is in turn to integrate a number of centers across the country. Government of India has annexed a centre at New Delhi, as another campus of the National Forensic Sciences University which is the erstwhile National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences. Many centers are to be integrated in various parts of the country and also across the globe.
Without any sorts of precedence for such a specialized university, this institution has made spectacular achievements within a short span of eleven years. This has ultimately yielded fruitful results and has been bestowed with a tag of Institution of National Importance. The relentless efforts of this institution have been enthusiastically well recognized and positively acknowledged by the Government of Gujarat and also by the Government of India. The courses those are being offered in this institution are also of tailored made/ customized courses according to the trends prevailing in the country and the society. Every course that is being introduced by the university is always the much sought after by the employers of the respective fields. The practical exposure with hands on provided to the students is also of high quality and advanced. The association with the directorate of forensic sciences has yielded much value to the practical exposures for the student communities.
Cutting edge research has always been an area of high impetus. Prospective researchers are emphatically motivated to come out with the solutions to the current issues faced by the society and also by the global humanity. This sort of research is not only confined to the core areas of forensic sciences but also in the broader disciplines of behavioral sciences, security studies, defense related areas. Student researchers are encouraged to pursue their research to find out solutions to the national/ social issues relating to the criminal investigations, physical and digital security, drugs and consumable products, behavioral studies etc.
Exemplary contribution is being made by this university by involving itself in expert training and professional consultancy services those are being provided to various national and international organizations in the area of criminal investigation, banking / insurance sectors, and security agencies armed forces to mention a few.
We, at the NFSU, continuously aspire to be a breeding ground for positive ideas and emerge as a symbol of openness of thoughts, cultural pluralism and celebrating the unity in the diversity of India. We endeavor to touch the lives of every student by inculcating prudence, efficiency, creativity and compassion to work for the betterment of the marginalized / needy sections of the society. We attempt to kindle their sense of responsibility, honesty, conscience, justice and above all commitment to human values. We intend to pursue a multi-stakeholder consultation approach, in which students, teachers and staff, as well as alumni and other stakeholders, including the media, play a meaningful role. We pay our respect to those who had been associated with the University and seek to meet their expectations to take the University to greater heights. It is an earnest appeal to everyone to join us in fostering a healthy, peaceful and enthralling atmosphere at the University campuses, and affiliating institutions. We invite you to get yourself enriched with outstanding knowledge and are a part of the intellectual resources /forensic science think tanks of the country for serving the nation in a more authentic manner.
We look forward to welcoming you to the National Forensic Sciences University and to be a part of our family contemplating to achieve Vasudhaiva kutumbakam. “Never say no; never say I cannot, for you are infinite. All the power is within you and you can do anything with education”……….Swamy Vivekananda.