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With the budget of Rs. 370 crore, the state of Uttar Pradesh is going to have its own Forensics and Police University in Greater Noida. The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) has offered land on a 90-year lease at a concessional rate at the cost of Rs 371 crore.
According to the reports, a multi-disciplinary university will be established at a prime location in the NCR region on a plot of 100 acres located at IT Park, Tech zone in Greater Noida
MHA informed that the main aim of the government is to set up a world-class Forensic and Police University. The university should have a dynamic and working environment that is fully dedicated to research, education, and innovation. The university will focus on domains such as criminal justice, risk management, forensic science, and cyber forensics.
Ministry of Home Affairs informed the university will offer courses in Risk Management, Police Sciences, Cyber Forensics, and Criminology. The Central Government has been constantly working for the modernisation of Police and for the same funds are also being allocated. The implementation of Police reforms is under the scheme ‘Assistance to States for Modernisation of Police’, informed MHA.
Uttar Pradesh’s DGP (Director General of Police), OP Singh presented a proposal to establish the university before Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The object to set the university of its kind is to produce efficient and talented forensic experts who can be helpful to any public sector organisation and the police department of the state as well, says an official.
Earlier, the proposal presented by the UP DGP, OP Singh, the university will be established at 15 acres of land. The project is estimated to be budgeted at INR 350 crore. The presentation also included details about the layout of the university, courses to be offered at the initial stage, breakdown of the budget, university campus and the required posts for the relevant purpose. According to Mr. Singh, the presentation included the following points:
The layout of the university was on the lines similar to that of Gujarat Forensic Science University.
The departments in the university will include Firearms and Explosives, Physics, DNA, Cybercrime, Poison, Chemistry, Behavioural Science and Zoology.
The layout designed for the university had an allusion to generating about 55 posts for approximately 496 personnel and officials. It also includes the posts of the registrar, deans, vice-chancellor, controller and the teaching faculty.
Initially, the university will be offering two courses that include a full-time two years long MSc degree in Forensic Science and another full-time one-year-long in Forensic Science.
Candidates who have scored a minimum of 55% marks at graduation level in a relevant field will be eligible for the admission to these courses.
In the long run, the university will be very helpful in strengthening the criminal justice system by creating forensic experts which are required for advance police investigations. Not only this, the experts from the university may surface up as think tanks by suggesting various aspects of crime and policy. The university graduates may also help other independent organisations thrive with their skills and knowledge that is apt for the field.
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