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Gujarat Forensic Sciences University-Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology Entrance Examination(GFSU-PGDFPEE)

Information

Established by the Government of Gujarat, under the flagship of Home Department - Government of Gujarat State, The Gujarat Forensic Sciences University is a highly specialized higher education institution that came into existence through an Act: No. 17, passed by the Gujarat State Legislative Assembly, dated the 30th of September 2008.
The University is segregated into three academic departments, namely: Institute of Forensic Science, Institute of Behavioural Science and Institute of Research & Development. It currently offers only postgraduate level academic programs.
Institute of Behavioral science includes two broad categories: Neural-Decision Sciences and Social-Communication Sciences. These involve disciplines, which primarily deal with the decision processes and individual functioning used in the survival of organism in a social environment, which include psychology, cognitive science, organization theory, psychobiology, management science, operational research, social neuroscience and social psychology.
Forensic Behavioral Science is an emerging field with an interface of human services and criminal justice system, which focuses on a range of disciplines like psychology, psychiatry, nursing, criminology, law and ethics, social work etc.
The mission of the Institute of Behavioral Science is to impart education and to undertake research in clinical and forensic areas and also to provide the highest caliber in diagnostics, psycho-legal consultation to referral sources (clinicians, attorneys, the Courts, social service and criminal justice agencies etc.) and treatment and rehabilitation to clients.
The institute has started Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Psychology from academic year (2009-2010). This course has been developed and designed to enhance the knowledge and professional skills of students to work with persons displaying antisocial and criminal behavior. The program addresses both assessment and management issues. It will help to incorporate best practice principles into daily work practices.
The Institute is conducting entrance examination for admission ot the above course for the year 2012-13

Important dates and Eligibility

Eligibility

M.A. / M.Sc. in psychology/ M. Psy. in Clinical Psychology from any recognized university.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Demand draft of Rs. 1000/- (non-refundable), in favor of The Registrar, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, payable at Gandhinagar

Details

Duly filled application form (to be downloaded from the university website www.gfsu.edu.in) with a demand draft of Rs. 1000/- (non-refundable), in favor of The Registrar, Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, payable at Gandhinagar should reach to the address given below on or before 17 June 2013.

The copies of the documents listed below must be attached with the application form:
(1) Copy of Final mark sheet of M.A./MSc (as per entry requirement mentioned above)
(2) Copy of School leaving certificate
(3) Duly filled admit card (original)
(4) Copy of Cast Certificate

Entrance examination.
-Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Campus, Near Police Bhavan, Sector 18/A, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
-Date and Time: 26/06/2013, at 11:00 am onwards
Note:
- Original entrance documents should be produced at the time of entrance examination.
- The candidates who have appeared in the final examination of qualification may also submit their application forms.

Address for sending the form:
The Registrar
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
DFS, Campus, Near Police Bhavan
Sector - 18/A, Gandhinagar
Gujarat - 382007
WEBSITE:www.gfsu.edu.in
Email: registrar @ gfsu.edu.in

Duration of course:- One year full time (Two semester)
Total Number of seats: - 20 (10 seats will be open, 5* seats will be for Government*). NRI seats Five (5), however, if the NRI seat remains vacant, other candidates can be inducted.
[* Government in-service personnel, who have been working as investigating officers with minimum 5 years experience, not below the rank of superintendent of Police.]
Tuition Fees: INR. 15,000/- (Rs. Fifteen thousand only)/ Semester + other GFSU fees as applicable. For NRI candidates INR. 30,000/- (Rs. Thirty Thousand only)/ Semester or equivalent US$ + other GFSU fees as applicable.

Admission Procedure:- Admission will be given on the basis of an entrance examination consisting of written test of 100 marks (MCQ 50, 1 hr.) conducted by GFSU.
List of candidates selected/admitted will be displayed on the website and will be informed through email and phone calls.

Test Centers

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Campus, Near Police Bhavan, Sector 18/A, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

Curriculum

This course is one year professional course divided into two semesters. This course is based theoretical and practical inputs in various domains of forensic psychology and related disciplines.
After completion of the course a trainee is expected to have expertise in the areas of:
- Assisting in forensic psychological assessment of forensic cases
- Assisting in crime investigation, working with suspects and convicts
- Able to understand psychological principles and its application in the field.