SOURCE: E-BOOK ON SUCCESS STORIES RELEASED BY THE PRIME MINISTER ON CIVIL SERVICES DAY 2017
In the last two decades, the world has witnessed carnage and destruction, gruesome tragedies, mayhem and tears. The frightening memories of 26/11 that shook the world and left India to survive the crisis was not just an isolated incident. Indian cities and societies have been constantly targeted and have remained largely vulnerable from within and outside. Of late, the internal security challenges have become increasingly intimidating. With changing world order and exponentially increasing threats, a new architecture for National internal security had become imperative.
The State Government of Gujarat decided to create a Police University to develop a Human Resource Pool by imparting customised education to the youth of the country in all vital aspects of internal security. The establishment of such a super-specialized and first of its kind University in the country is a fascinating chapter in the story of higher education as well as an eort towards modernization of security forces.
With a vision towards futuristic policing and internal security, the State Government of Gujarat has set up Raksha Shakti University (RSU) offering academic programmes like Diploma in Police Science and Post-graduate Diploma in Police Science. Courses like M.Tech. in Cyber Security, M.A. in Criminology, and M.A. in Police Administration have become the University-Industry Interface for its prime relevance in tackling technological threats, corporate crimes, and corporate security aspects. The launch of B.A. in Security Management has been a unique experiment in security education history of the country with the aim to bring out holistically trained security professionals with an understanding of all dimensions of security.
Research Programmes like Ph.D., M.Phil. and Research Fellowships have been able to provide the much-needed thrust to the otherwise ailing Research in Policing & Internal Security. In the short span of 6 years, RSU has been able to develop appropriate pre-induction training infrastructure to impart physical, investigative, behavioural, technological and other necessary education for students to deal with various crimes and law & order situations. Police officers and academicians have developed a need-based model curriculum in Police Science.
RSU has emerged as a successful model police university which is now being replicated in various States. A number of reputed institutions like DRDO, Israel College of Security and Investigation among others have signed MoU with RSU. Very soon Police and Anti-crime universities might flourish all over the country, thanks to RSU.