SMVDU Katra: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU) Katra has signed a memorandum of Understanding with Gujrat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), Gandhinagar Gujrat, as reported by the office of the Dean Academic Affairs, SMVDU. GFSU, established by the Govt. of Gujrat, under the flagship of Home Department, is the first of its kind university in the world. This highly specialized higher education institution came into existence through an Act of Gujarat Legislature in 2008. The University specializes in the areas like cyber security and incident response, forensic accounting and financial fraud investigation, homeland security, forensic odontology, finger-print science, digital forensic, forensic psychology, forensic engineering, forensic nanotechnology, forensic pharmacy, environmental forensic and forensic nursing.
By entering into MoU with GFSU, SMVDU will be entitled to receive consultancy and technical support for setting up specialized laboratories like Cyber Security Lab, Forensic Biotechnology Lab, and Digital Forensic Lab etc. DFSU will also design and offer various short-term skill based value addition certificate courses to be delivered at SMVDU. The courses may include Digital Safety and Security, Forensic Accounting, Neuro-Entrepreneurship etc. GFSU will accept students from SMVDU for master degree courses at GFSU campus and both the institutions can also initiate 1+1 joint master program, joint research projects, and consultancies in areas of mutual strength and interests. Apart from this, GFSU will also arrange customized training program for faculty members of SMVDU, outreach activities, conferences, workshops etc. The MoU stands valid for a period of 3 years and the registrars of respective institutions will be the nodal officers for further liaison-making under terms of maintenance of confidentiality and intellectual property rights.