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Kerala moots varsity for police studies




(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The kerala government has mooted a university for police studies and forensic sciences to help the force meet the new challenges thrown up by the changes in technology society economy and politics in the maintenance of internal security.

an expert committee tasked with preparing the blueprint for setting up the university has come out with a draft bill for the creation of a national university for police sciences and internal security (nupsis).

the draft bill envisages it as a national non-affiliating university admitting students to various courses of study at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with cutting-edge research on security-related issues. committee chairman and legal expert n r madhava menon said that the proposed university would be located near cochin.

the expert committee comprises high court former judge r basant director-general of prosecution t asaf ali research and analysis wing (raw) former director hormis tharakan border security force (bsf) former director-general raman srivastava and former director general of kerala police jacob punnoose among others.

the draft bill has been uploaded on the website of the kerala state higher education council (<http://www.kshec.kerala.gov.in/>www.kshec.kerala.gov.in) for suggestions from various stakeholders. the final draft after incorporating recommendations will be presented to the government by the end of july.

the governor will be the visitor of the university while the chief minister and the home minister will be the chancellor and pro-chancellor respectively. the committee has proposed a three-stage process for selection of the vc.

initially estimated to cost the exchequer rs247 million the proposed varsity would offer a four-year bachelor of police sciences degree a two-year masters degree m.phil and doctoral degrees and a host of diploma and certificate courses.

there will also be a one-year executive development course for senior officials of the security establishment modeled on the course offered by the national defence college new delhi. the courses are aimed at enhancing professionalism and skills of the law enforcement agencies.

it is proposed to be developed as a world-class institution for security studies and research including police sciences crime prevention and criminal justice administration international and regional co-operation in crime and security management public safety and public participation in security affairs and related domains.

it also seeks to develop alternative models for security management integrating all the available knowledges skills attitudes and ethics in a manner that is promotive of individual liberty human rights and rule of law. it will provide a forum for engagement between field practitioners and researchers for generating new knowledge and innovations in practice relevant to police criminal justice correctional services human rights social defense public safety and related domains.

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