Agartala: The first campus of National Forensic Science University (NFSU) here has opened admission in four courses with an intake capacity of 40 each for this session, said NFSU Vice-Chancellor Prof J M Vyas after meeting Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb last evening.
A four-member delegation of Gujarat-based NFSU led by Prof Vyas arrived here on a two-day visit to the state to see the progress of campus development works and review the administrative and academic facilities for beginning the courses in Tripura.
He said the Tripura government has provided the old B Ed College campus for starting classes and administrative functioning of NFSU here until the new campus is coming up. The state government has allotted around 70 acres of land at the Srinagar area in the southern outskirts of the city for setting up the permanent campus of NFSU.
According to the report, the Ministry of Home Affairs has allocated Rs 100 Cr for Tripura NFSU campus development in the next three years. The university administration has been handed over the land and at present land development activities in the proposed campus was undertaken and the NFSU team has visited the site to finalise the drawing of the campus.
Besides, five years integrated course of B Sc – M Sc Forensic Science, NFSU offered admission for a two-year masters degree course in Forensic Science, Digital Forensic & Information Security and Cyber Security in the Agartala campus in the upcoming session scheduled to begin from January next year.
“The NFSU authority has finalised the selection of academic and non-academic staff including laboratory technicians for Tripura campus. As many as 160 students in four courses would be admitted in the maiden session and at three times more applications including some foreign students seeking admission in the courses have been received by the university,” said a senior official of Tripura higher education department.
“Tripura is now well connected with all major cities of the country and has affordable connectivity with all the northeastern states. Because of its abandoned natural resource, clean and green environment, new startups, peace and proximity to Bangladesh, Tripura has now emerged as a new education hub of India, which have attracted not only NFSU but many others of international repute,” the officials said.
The NFSU has two campuses – Gandhinagar and Delhi as of now working to fulfil the acute shortage of forensic experts in the country and world besides, carrying out research in the area of Forensic Science, Crime Investigation, Security, Behavioral Science and Criminology.