Dr. Akshat Mehta

Associate Professor

Ph.D (Public Administration),M.A. (Police Administration), M.A.(Public Administration), Diploma (Police Administration)

Research Area: Police Administration and Regulatory Governance

About Dr. Akshat Mehta

Currently working as Associate Professor & Dean in the School of Internal Security and Police Administration. He holds dual Master’s degree one in Police Administration and other in Public Administration. He was awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in Public Administration by University Grants Commission an apex body of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. He was appointed as member of the Task Group V (Institutional Framework for Citizen Centric Governance) of the Panjab Governance Commission in June 2009. He is a life member of the South Asian Society of Criminology and Victimology (SASCV) and is a member of Executive Council of Police Academia Interaction Forum (PAIF), Gujarat.

He has held several academic and administrative positions such as In-charge Registrar of Raksha Shakti University from 23/03/2019 till 17/09/2019. Coordinator of M.Phil. (Police Administration) since 2017 onwards; Member Academic Council 19/03/2019 onwards; Member Board of Studies in Police Administration of Panjab University from 01/04/2015 to 31/03/2017; Member Board of Control, Academic Committee, Administrative Committee, Technical Committee of Centre for Police Administration of Panjab University from 2011 to 2016; Member Research Monitoring Committee of Panjab University for the year 2015-2016. Ha acted as Vice Chancellor Nominee of Panjab University for the core committee for organizing 3rd World Congress on Excellence in year 2015.

Designation Associate Professor & Dean, School of Internal Security and Police Administration
Office Phone 07968126825
Cabin No Block G – 01
Email akshat.mehta@rsu.ac.in akshatinpursuitoftruth@gmail.com

Teaching Experience: More than 11 Years

Life Member of South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology (SASCV)

Member, Executive Council of Police Academia Interaction Forum (PAIF), Gujarat, in which he is representing Raksha Shakti University and others are from Gujarat Police, GNLU and GFSU

Managing Editor, International Research Journal on Police Science (IRJPS)

Peer Reviewer for Indian Journal of Criminology

Peer Reviewer for International Research Journal on Police Science (IRJPS)

Peer Reviewer for Panjab University Research Journal Social Science (January 2017)

Specialization Area Police Administration and Regulatory Governance
Subject Taught UG Crime Prevention and Private Security
Subject Taught PG Fundamentals of Police Administration, Traffic and Road Safety, Research Methodology, Dynamics of Terrorism, Introduction to Terrorism & Insurgency etc.

Reading Books

Playing Table Tennis

Title Description Achieved On
Member of the Task Group V (Institutional Framework for Citizen – Centric Governance) of the Panjab Governance Reforms Commission Appointed Member of the Task Group V (Institutional Framework for Citizen – Centric Governance) of the Panjab Governance Reforms Commission in June 2009. Submitted Two Reports: (i) “Citizen Centric Governance in Panjab”; and (ii) “E-Governance: Institutional Framework for Transparent, Responsive, and Accountable Governance System for the State of Panjab”. June 2009
National Jury Member   National Jury Member for evaluating the hypertext stories submitted by the school students as part of a hypertext story board competition organised by the Baddi University of Emerging Sciences & Technology (BUEST) in association with ‘What Can I Give (WCIG)’ Mission on November 3, 2012 at Hotel Mountview, Chandigarh. 3 November 2012
Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Entered the prestigious Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) during the academic year 2006-07 and was part of the twenty teams that advanced to the 2nd stage of the Regional Semi-Final Round at the Yale School of Management, USA. 2006-2007
First Prize in Road Rules Test Certificate of Appreciation: Won First Prize in Road Rules Test organised by Chandigarh Traffic Police during its 17th Road Safety Week, 2nd-8th January 2006. January 2006
Title ISSN/ISBN No. Publisher Volume Year Type(Book Chapter, International Conference, International Journal, National Conference)
Students’ Perception abut Substance Abuse in a North-Indian University   International Research Journal on Police Science Vol. 3, Issue 2 December 2017 International Journal
Public Private Partnership Model in Higher Education   Rawat Publications   2014 Book Chapter
Police-Media Relations: A Critical Analysis   Twentyfirst Century Publications   2013 Book Chapter
Corruption Perceptions Index: Meaning, Method, Interpretation, Rankings and India   Aalekh Publishers   2012 Book Chapter
Privatisation of Public Services by Urban Local Governments in India: A Case Study of Municipal Council Panchkula   Nagarlok Vol. XLII, No. 1 January-March 2010 Journal
Internal (In) Security in India Challenges and Responses   The Indian Police Journal of Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India Vol. LVI- No. 4   October-December, 2009 Journal
Problems and Prospects of Contracting Out in India: A Case Study   Journal of Administration and Governance (JOAAG), Network of Asia Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), Melbourne, Australia Vol. 4, No. 1 2009 Journal
Police Reforms in India: A Critical Appraisal   Research Journal Social Sciences Vol. 16, No. 1 2008 Journal
Right to Information Act, 2005: Key for Effective Implementation   The Indian Journal of Public Administration Vol. LIV, No.2 April-June 2008 Journal
Policy Transfer and Citizen Charter: The Indian Experience   The Indian Journal of Public Administration Vol. LIII NO.4   October-December 2007 Journal
e-Governance and Quality of Service: The Indian Experience   Management In Government Journal Vol. XXXIX No. 3 October-December, 2007 Journal
Health Care for the Poor in India with Special Reference to Panjab State   Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), Asian Development Bank   2006 Journal
Deregulation of Telecommunication Services in India: Assessing the Role of TRAI   Management in Government Journal Vol. XXXVIII No. 2 July-September, 2006 Journal
Title/Subject of paper presented Subject of Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium/ Workshop Organizing Institution/ and Name of City/Country Date(s)
Police Administration as an Academic Discipline in India: The Way Ahead International Conference on Police Science (ICPS -2019) Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat September 6, 2019
Preparing Tomorrow’s Police Personnel for Crime Prevention: Role of Select Educational Institutions Co-Chaired a Session also (Chair being Prof. M.Z. Khan) 41st All India Criminology Conference on the theme ‘Prevention of Crime and Control Strategies in Contemporary World & Way Forward…’ Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu February 2, 2019
Police Academia Interaction Forum in State of Gujarat (Co-author) Also Chaired a Session ‘Joint National Seminar on Police Structuring – Enhancing Lean and Effective Institution’ organized by the Gujarat National Law University & National Security Advisory Board, Government of India under the aegis of Police Academia Interaction Forum (PAIF) GNLU, Gandhinagar August 21, 2018
Good Governance & Victims’ – Centric Criminal Justice System in India Also Chaired a Session on Victims’ Rights and the Criminal Justice System – 1 7th International Conference on Victim Assistance O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana October 26, 2018
Police Reforms in the 21st Century India: Developments, Impediments and Prospects Reforms in the 21st Century: Developments & Prospects Panjabi University, Patiala October 10, 2016
Access to Information: Issues and Challenges with Special Reference to Print and Electronic Media Expanding Dimensions of Freedom of Speech & Expression: Issues and Challenges Maharaja Agrasen University, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh May 14, 2016
Police Reforms in India: Backdrop and the Way Ahead Governance in the 21st Century Organized by Department of Public Administration, Panjabi University, Patiala March 30, 2016
Human Rights Sensitive Policing: Need of the Hour Human Rights for the Empowerment of Marginalized Communities in India: Understanding and Rethinking Strategy Organized by Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46, Chandigarh March 12, 2016
Security Scenario in Af-Pak Region and Its Implications for India Emerging Security Scenario in Af-Pak Region: Implications for India Organized by Department of Defence and National Security Studies at ICSSR-NWRC Complex, Panjab University March 10, 2016
Public Private Partnership Models In Education In India: An Analysis Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in Education in North-Western India ICSSR Complex, P.U., Chandigarh March 8, 2016
Women Empowerment in Indian Central Armed Police Forces: An Assessment Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity Panjabi University, Patiala December 12, 2015
Human Rights Sensitivity and Police Administration in India: A Critique Human Rights and Good Governance Organised by Maharaja Agrasen University, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh December 5, 2015
Defining SMART Policing: The Roadmap SMART Policing of Northern States/UTs UT Guest House, Sector 6, Chandigarh May 20-21, 2015
Revisiting Panjabi Culture for Addressing the Contemporary Challenges Panjab and Contemporary Panjabi Literature Organized under the aegis of Education Department, Chandigarh Administration at Postgraduate Govt. College, Sector-11, Chandigarh March 30, 2015
Internationalization of Higher Education in India UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Challenges Before Higher Education in India Guru Nanak Dev University College, Jalandhar, Panjab March 28, 2015
Relevance of Dr. Ambedkar’s Philosophy in Present Era Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Views on Social Justice, Caste based discrimination and Dalit Identity Organized by Ambedkar Centre and Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy at ICSSR NW Regional Centre, Panjab University March 27, 2015
Communal Riots and Role of Police Minorities and the Law in India: Issues and Challenges Ministry of Minority Affairs, GOI Sponsored and held at Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala March 22, 2015
Regulatory Governance in India and Telecom Consumers: A Study of Role of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Consumer Protection: New Horizons and Awareness UGC Sponsored G.H.G. Khalsa College, Gurusar Sadhar, Ludhiana, Panjab March 20, 2015
Communalism and Role of Law & Order Administration in Instilling a Sense of Security amongst Minorities Minority Rights in India: Problems, Experiences and Apprehensions Sponsored by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India and held at ICSSR NW Regional Centre, Panjab University March 18, 2015
Putting People First: Reorienting the Indian Police Administration Putting People First: Contemporary Perspectives in Social Work Organized by Centre for Social Work, Panjab University February 27, 2015
Massive Challenge to Law and Order Administration in India with reference to North-Western Region Order Administration in North-Western Region in India National College for Women, Machhiwara, Ludhiana, Panjab 26, 2015
MDG 3 and Women in Indian Police: Past, Present and Future Women and Development: Lessons from the Past and Agenda for the Future ICSSR Sponsored at ICSSR Complex, Panjab University February 18-19, 2014
Role of Boys and Men in Countering and Combating Violence Against Women in Academic Institutions Women and Violence: Lessons Learnt and Future Strategies Sponsored by National Commission for Women, India and organized by Department Cum Centre for Women’s Studies & Development, Panjab University January 24, 2014
Women in Indian Police: Status, Challenges and Prospects 5th International Conference on ‘Women and Development’ Panjabi University, Patiala, Panjab November 23, 2013
Public Private Partnership Model In Higher Education In India Education Development – Public Private Partnership Jointly organized by the Senior Citizens’ Council for Human Resource Development, ICSSR NW Regional Centre and Department of Public Administration at ICSSR Complex, Panjab University April 17, 2013
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Consumers Knowledge Enhancement Workshop – ‘Indian Consumers in the New Age: A Forward Looking Agenda to Address the Concern of the Common People (ConsumersUp) Organised by CUTS International Jaipur in collaboration with Citizen Awareness Group, Chandigarh and sponsored by Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India at Hotel Chandigarh Beckons, Chandigarh April 7, 2012
Police-Media Relations: A Critical Appraisal Media and Governance UGC Sponsored at Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh March 28, 2012
Right to Information in India: Theory and Practice Six Years of RTI in India: Challenges and Opportunities in Panjab Khalsa College, Garhdiwala, Hoshiarpur, Panjab March 17, 2012
Independence of Regulatory Governance in India: A Case Study of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Emerging Issues in Indian Administration Kurukshetra University, Haryana March 3, 2012
Accountability and Ethics in Governance with special reference to the Role of Civil Society in India Promotion of Ethics and Human Values UGC Sponsored at Garhdiwala, Hoshiarpur, Panjab September 30, 2011
Civil Society and Public Policy Making with special reference to Lokpal Bill Corruption: A Roadblock to National Development UGC Sponsored, Mansa, Panjab September 9, 2011
Economics of Education: issues of Concern for the Universities Millennium Development Goals and National Mission on Education Through ICT: the Challenges for the Universities ICSSR Complex, Panjab University, Chandigarh September 7, 2011
Implementation of Right to Information in Letter and Spirit Right to Information Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh January 29, 2010
Protection of Telecom Consumers’ Interest: Role of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) Consumer Rights Protection Master Tara Singh Memorial College for Women, Ludhiana, Panjab December 20, 2007
Internal (In) Security in India: Challenges and Responses Changing Dimensions of International Security: Implications For India National Congress for Defence Studies – XIX Annual Session, at Panjab University, Chandigarh November 23-25, 2007
Privatization of Public Services by Urban Local Governments in India: A Case Study of Municipal Council Panchkula Conference on ‘Reasserting the Public in Delivery of Public Services’ Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore September 27-28, 2007
Engendering Panchayati Raj: Achievements, Shortcomings and Possibilities Engendering Panchayati Raj Sponsored by ICSSR and held at Guru Nanak College for Girls, Muktsar, Panjab March 3, 2007
“Policy Transfer and Citizen Charter: The Indian Experience” Innovation, Policy Transfer and Governance: How can they best contribute to Social and Human Development? Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institute of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG) Annual Conference at University of Sydney, Australia December 5, 2006
Doctoral Proposal entitled “Regulatory Governance in the Deregulated Telecom Sector: An Assessment of the Role of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India” Doctoral Colloquium Network of Asia-Pacific Schools and Institute of Public Administration and Governance (NAPSIPAG), Wesley College, University of Sydney, Australia December, 3, 2006
Title/Subject of Lecture delivered Name and Place of Institution Date of Lecture
Upskilling the Rank and File of Security Forces in India: Issues & Challenges One Day Conference on ‘Upskilling the Rank and File of Security Forces’, organized by CISS, Hotel CAMA, Ahmedabad July 27, 2019
Police History – Police and Law Enforcement in India – Colonial to Present Day Law Enforcement ‘1st Advanced Course in Law Enforcement’ organised by the Centre for Criminology and Victimology at National Law University (NLU) Delhi in collaboration with Madhya Pradesh Police June 3, 2019
Urbanization and Smart Security ‘National Workshop on Urban Governance and Smart Cities in India: Challenges and Prospects’ at PDPU, Gandhinagar April 24, 2019
Police Reforms 2 hours session for Dy.S.Ps at Gujarat Police Academy, Karai under the aegis of Police Academia Interaction Forum (PAIF), Gujarat March 13, 2019
Methods of Data Collection – I ICSSR Sponsored Faculty Research Capacity Building Programme, BRAUSS, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh March 3, 2019
Welfare State, Democracy, Development and Police Role Identification Co-Chaired two sessions as well National Seminar on ‘Democratic Policing: Gender, Poverty and Development’, MPPA, Bhauri, Bhopal March 2, 2019
Methods of Data Collection – II ICSSR Sponsored Faculty Research Capacity Building Programme, BRAUSS, Mhow February 28, 2019
Police Law and Security Administration in India 3 hours presentations on three different topics One-Day Workshop on ‘Police Law and Security Administration in India’ organized by the Centre of Post Graduate Legal Studies (CPGLS), Institute of Law, Nirma University February 23, 2019
Smart Policing: Policing in the Cyber World ‘Capacity Building for Smart Policing: A Workshop on Victimology, Criminology and Criminal Justice’ for Police Officers of the five southern states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana at MSU, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu February 5, 2019
Police Administration and Role and Image of Police Orientation Programme for Police Officers attending Post Graduate Degree Course Master of Arts (MA) in Police Administration organized by BRAUSS, Mhow, Madhya Pradesh December 29, 2018
Security Industry & Challenges Annual Conference of Security Association of Gujarat, Sports Club, Ahmedabad December 15, 2018
Issues and Challenges of Research in Social Sciences ICSSR Sponsored Research Methodology Course in Social Sciences, Raksha Shakti University November 26, 2018
Mob Lynching: Police Perspective National Seminar on ‘Mob Lynching’, organized by Department of Law in collaboration with Department of Criminology and School of Internal Security and Police Administration, Raksha Shakti University at National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad October 23, 2018
Urban Policing in India: Challenges and Prospects Also was Panelist for the Session ‘Future of Urban Policing’ International Seminar on ‘Urban Policing: American and Indian Perspectives’, jointly organized by Department of Criminology and Department of Police Administration, Raksha Shakti University at National Institute of Occupational Health, Ahmedabad August 20, 2018
Academia-Police Partnership: Towards strengthening Criminal Justice Research and Policy International Workshop on Research Methods in Criminology organized by the Department of Criminology at Raksha Shakti University July 14, 2018
Internal Security Challenges with special reference to Naxalism ‘Training Programme for the Police Officials on Confronting the Security Challenges by Police Organizations and Problem Oriented Policing’ jointly organized by GNLU and RSU at Gujarat National Law University Campus March 28, 2018
The Private Security Industry in India – Challenges and the Future Prospects ‘National Summit on Private Security’ at Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur November 19, 2017
Panelist for Discussion on ‘Safety of Women and Children at Educational Institutes’ ‘Abhivyakti’ – a Stakeholder Consultation Conference on ‘Women and Children Safety’, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad September 26, 2017
The Private Security Industry in India – Challenges and the Future Prospects Annual General Meeting, Security Association of Gujarat Hotel Starottel, Ahmedabad September 19, 2017
Contemporary Issues in Prison Administration in India One Day Seminar on ‘Prison Administration: Role of Criminology and Penal Law’ at the Unitedworld School of Law, Gandhinagar July 20, 2017
Regulatory Governance and Quality of Services in the Telecom Sector Seminar on Quality of Mobile Internet Service: Policies and Practices Organized by IIPA, CUTS Jaipur and Department of Public Administration, Panjab University October 7, 2016
Traffic Awareness and Road Safety with Focus on Car Safety State Level Training Workshop on Car Safety organized by the Citizens Awareness Group in Collaboration with Consumer Voice on 20th July, 2016 at the University Institute of Engineering and Technology, Panjab University, Chandigarh. July 20, 2016
Freedom of Press in India: Issues and Challenges Seminar on Freedom of Press in India on the occasion of International Press Freedom Day, IEC University, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh May 3, 2016
Human Rights Sensitive Police in India (?) Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, (NSS Special Camp) December 26, 2015
Road Safety Awareness and Youth Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh, (NSS Special Camp) October 26, 2015
Road Safety Awareness – Need of the Hour PU Open Minds Forum, Auditorium of Department of Zoology, Panjab University October 16, 2015
Traffic Awareness and Road Safety Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh organized by the Traffic Awareness and Road Safety Society March 25, 2015
Women in Indian Police: Status and Challenges Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh (NSS Special Camp) October 5, 2014
Police-Media Relations and Its Impact on Community Policing Workshop on ‘Police Public Interface for the Police Officers of Northern States of India’ at the Central Detective Training School, Chandigarh October 15, 2013
Role of Police in Maintaining Communal Harmony Communal Harmony Week Celebrations at the Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11, Chandigarh November 22, 2012  
Police Reforms and Legal Awareness Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh (NSS Special Camp) October 30, 2012  
Police Reforms in India – Need, Attempts, and Impediments Weekly Seminar Program of the Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh November 23, 2011  
Title Fund Type Agency Start Date Duration Principal Investigator
Impact Analysis of Chandigarh Police Gully Cricket Tournament – a Community Connect Initiative of Chandigarh Police   Chandigarh Police 07/05/2012 August 2012  
Economic and Social Development of Panjab with Special Reference to Mukstar District   Panjab Government November 2007 December 2008