Dr. Divyashree

Assistant Professor

Ph.D (Police Administration),M.A. (Criminology), B.A.

Research Area:Organised Crime and Terrorism Studies, Victimology and Victim Assistance, Human Rights, Police Administration and Investigation, Problem oriented Policing, Cultural Criminology.

About Dr. Divyashree

Dr. Divyashree is currently working as an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Crime Science (SCCS). She holds a PHD in Police Administration from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, Punjab. She has pursued her M.A. in Criminology with specialization in Police Administration and Investigation from LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi which is affiliated to Guru Gobhind Singh Indraprasta University, Delhi. She qualified the UGC NET/JRF in the subject of Criminology in December 2010. Dr. Divyashree, has experience in teaching the undergraduate and the Post graduate level and extension activities at the Raksha Shakti University, the first Police /internal security university of the country.

Dr. Divyashree has organised various activities for the students, the one being MALHAAR – which is the famous cultural event of the University. She is a trained classical dancer – Bharatnatyam and Mohiniattam and has great passion for Art and culture. Recipient of the Young Scientist award (2011) for the best research paper at the Indian Society of Criminology Conference organised by Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Dr. Divyashree has great taste for Research in Criminology and Criminal Justice issues.

She has held various academic and administrative positions such as Program Coordinator of M.A. in Criminology course since 2015 onwards, Chairperson , Internal Complaints Committee since February, 2017 onwards, Head of Cultural Committee since 2015 onwards; Hostel In charge (Girls), Girls Hostel, RSU since July 15/2019 onwards; Member of Student Counseling Cell, Member, Training and Placement Cell, Member Examination Committee, RSU; Member of Board of Studies in Criminology, Secretary, Committee for Drafting BASM syllabus. Dr. Divyashree is also appointed as the Member of Gujarat Jail Manual Review Committee by the Home Department, Gujarat.

Designation Assistant Professor (Criminology)
Office Phone
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Email divyashree.harjai@ru.ac.in/ misrikanchan@gmail.com

Teaching Experience: More than 4 Years

Specialization Area Police Administration and Investigation, Organised Crime and Terrorism Studies, Victimology and Penology, Indian Criminal Justice System.
Subject Taught UG Fundamentals of Criminology, contemporary Crimes and Policing, Sociology of Deviance, Community Policing, Victimology, Penology and Correctional Administration, Dissertation and Security Assignment
Subject Taught PG Police Administration and Investigation, Victimology and Victim Assistance, Fundamentals  of Security Management, Private Detective and Investigation, Personal Effectiveness and Efficiency, Dissertation 


Pencil Sketching

Listening to Music


Road trips

Title Description Achieved On
4th Rank – University Level B.A. Degree Examination 2008
UGC- NET. JRF Subject – Criminology Dec, 2010
Sage International Bursary A fund of £560for attending the British Society of Criminology Conference at University of Northumbria, Newcastle, United Kingdom. July 2011
Best Research Paper Award (Young Scientist Category) Indian Society of Criminology Conference, TISS, Mumbai March 2012
Attached for short term as an Intern Crime Mapping Section of Wolverhamptom Head Quarters, United Kingdom July 7th to 9th, 2011
Member Jail Manual Committee Review, Gujarat Prisons January 2020
Member Organising Committee (Reception and Registration) – SASCV 2020 January 2020
NSS National Service Scheme, Mangalore University Dec, 2008
Rifle Shooting Civilian Rifle training Cell, Mangalore, Karnataka 2006
Horse Riding Basic and Advanced from Punjab 2012
Trained Dancer Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam, various folk forms
  • “Prisoners and Human Rights – A Study if Overcrowding in Tihar Jail”, in Human Rights: National and International Perspective, Divyashree (Twenty First Century Publications: 2014)
  • “The Unending Heroin Trail in Punjab – Raising Efficacies of “Policing and Security” for future Preparedness”, in International Research Journal on Police Science, (Raksha Shakti University: 2017)
Qualification Specialization University Passing Year % Class
PHD Police Administration Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar 2018  
Master of Arts Criminology LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, MHA, GOI affiliated to Guru Gobhind Singh Indraprasta University, New Delhi 2010   Distinction
Bachelor of Arts Psychology, Criminology, English Literature School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya affiliated to Mangalore University, Karnataka 2008   Distinction
Activity Type (National Workshop, STTP / SDP / FDP / QIP) Activity Title Place Date Faculty Role
Induction Training Programme under PMMMNMTT Scheme Induction Training -02 HRDC, GNDU, Amritsar May 28th to June 26th, 2019 Counted For Career Advancement
Title Fund Type Agency Start Date Duration
Risk Analysis of Social Media Obsession- An analytical study of Gujarat Major ICSSR, New Delhi November 2015 to Dec 2017 2 Years Co –Investigator