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Basic Policing maiden course at Raksha Shakti University

The Raksha Shakti University (RSU) and Gujarat Forensic Sciences University have joined hands to introduce a new course in ‘basic policing’ for aspiring police candidates in the state,next month.

Written by Ujjwala Nayudu | Ahmedabad | Published: June 28, 2010 3:01:44 am

Students will be trained in paramilitary operations,VIP-VVIP security,combat,computers and legal aspects of policing

The Raksha Shakti University (RSU) and Gujarat Forensic Sciences University have joined hands to introduce a new course in ‘basic policing’ for aspiring police candidates in the state,next month.

The course aims to prepare skilled manpower for internal security,which is in shambles,according to senior Gujarat Police officers.

This would be the first course to be offered by RSU. The course — Diploma in Basic Policing — will be nine-month long,and have 160 students per batch.

Vikas Sahay,Deputy Director of the university,said,“There are several on-field training programmes,but this course was conceptualised to train youth in all aspects of internal security. There is a need for trained hands in the state’s internal security agencies.”

He added: “The condition of internal security in the state is not sound. At present,guards without any experience of internal security are working in the field and most of them are old. This course was designed considering the security challenges and the growing need for a strong internal security network.”

He added that students will be trained in para-military operations,VIP-VVIP security,combat,CISF activities,computers (written and verbal communication) and legal aspects of policing. They will be also sent to the Forensic Science University at Gandhinagar for forensic studies.

Forensic Sciences University Director M S Dahiya said: “We approached the university and signed an MoU (memorandum of understanding) to extend knowledge of scientific investigations to their students. We will teach them different scientific investigations,role of scientific evidences in crimes like murder and suicide,training in dealing with narcotic drugs and its sampling among others.”

According to university authorities,the course has already received response from around 900 applicants across the state. The students will be admitted on the basis of merit and interviews. The final list of the selected candidates is likely to come out this week. The session will commence at RSU’s temporary campus in Meghaninagar.

RSU also proposes to offer courses in police science (diploma,bachelor and master) and short-term courses for in-service officers: Basic and advance course in cyber crime,white collar crime,counter-terrorism and training sessions on in-service police subjects.

The faculty and teachers for these courses are yet to be finalised though.

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