National Forensic Sciences University (NFSU) is shaping professional experts in the field of forensic sciences. The University started with just four courses, and today there are forty academic courses, including nursing, forensic odontology, homeland security, digital forensics, amongst others.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in collaboration with the NFSU, had launched the International Centre for Humanitarian Forensics (ICHF) on the Gandhinagar campus in 2018. The Centre accepted its first students for the Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian Forensics Program in January 2021. The programme is designed to contribute to meeting the demand incompetent workforce for sustainable, resilient and effective disaster response and emergency preparedness. An undergraduate degree from a reputable academic institution, preferably in medicine, dentistry, anthropology, psychology, nursing, medical sciences, law, legal studies, natural sciences, or allied health sciences, is required. Admission to the programme for the 2021-2022 academic year is open for Indian nationals and international students until 21 August 2021. For more details, please visit the NFSU website.
ICHF is the first definitive effort at institutionalizing humanitarian forensic action within an existing university system. Aiming to be a Centre of Excellence in Humanitarian Forensics, ICHF hosts various national and international events, conducts multiple academic and professional programmes, training, and research, and offers technical expertise to support operations in humanitarian forensics and disaster management. ICHF works with authorities, practitioners, community leaders to develop policies and legislation which allow the application of international best practices in forensic science to the humanitarian sphere taking into account socio-cultural realities of the local population and jurisdictional authorities.
Besides the Post-Graduate Diploma in Humanitarian Forensics offered by the ICHF, NFSU offers several courses on a broad range of forensic disciplines and subspecialties, including Cyber Crime Investigation and Mobile Forensics. They have also recently started a five-year integrated BSc LLB programme, with a particular focus on data science and law. To learn more about the courses and the admission process, please visit www.nfsu.ac.in.