Dr. Shweta Sharma

Asst. Professor & Course Co-Ordinator (M.Sc. -Forensic Science)
Ph.D. (Forensic & Behavioural Sciences), B.Ed., M.Sc. (Forensic Sciences), B.Sc. (Forensic & Behavioural Sciences)

Phone No. – 079-68126800, Ext: 304

Email – shweta.sharma@rsu.ac.in

Research Area – Forensic Sciences, Forensic Toxicology, Questioned Documents, Narcotics, Analytical Toxicology

About Dr. Shweta Sharma

Dr. Shweta Sharma is a dedicated and compassionate Faculty with a doctorate degree specializing in Forensic Toxicology. She holds a B.Sc in Microbiology and M.Sc in Forensic Science, having a combination to cater the multidisciplinary challenges in Forensic Evidence Examination. Her thrust areas of research include Forensic Toxicology, Narcotic and Psychotropic Substances, though her expertise also lies in Forensic Document Examination. She has 08 research publications in different national and international journals. She is a Life Member of Indian Criminology and Forensic Science.

She has served as a Faculty of Forensic Science, at Department of Forensic Science, Jain University. She has been honoured at Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Karnataka, for her contributions in forensic fraternity in State of Karnataka. Earlier, she has been associated with National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) and CEARCH – Toxicology working in the area of analytical toxicology. She is trained in HPLC, GC, Brain fingerprinting, Layered Voice Analysis, DNA Fingerprinting, Neuro – criminology, image/video authentication, FARO 3-D scanner, Comparison microscope, Eyepiece less Stereomicroscope, EDXRF, Polygraph, Video Spectral Comparator and Voice Spectrograph. She has been a visiting faculty and examiner at Gujarat University and Parul University. She has delivered expert lectures and chaired sessions in many conferences and workshops. She has been a subject expert and delivered lectures at Gujarat Police Academy. She has been an active member of many organizing committees, convener, rapporteur for conferences, training programs and workshops of international level. She has been conferred best paper awards at many conferences. Apart from curricular activities she is a sports enthusiast with ranks in sports events for badminton and taekwondo. Discipline and leadership skills inculcated through NCC “C” with an “A” grade is reflected in all her endeavors and has been applauded at various platforms. She has been involved in bringing new ideas and initiatives for the development of her professional competency and organization as a whole. organization as a whole.

Educational Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Forensic & Behavioural Sciences for Doctoral Research work titled “Poisoning Scenario in Gujarat and Various methods to Detect it” from Institute of Research & Development, Raksha Shakti University.
  • B. Ed. (Science and Math); Completed 01 year from J.G. College, SNDT University, Ahmedabad.
  • M. Sc. Forensic Science; Completed 2 year (2009-11), M.Sc programme from Department of Forensic Science, Gujarat University with distinction.
  • B. Sc. (Microbiology); Completed 3 year full-time (2006–09) B.Sc programme with subjects- Microbiology, Zoology, Chemistry and Physics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
Additional Qualifications
  • Successfully Completed Certificate Course in Forensic Entrepreneurship from Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar in November, 2019.
  • CCC (Concept of Computer Course) certificate recognized by DOEACC.
  • One year and Nine months teaching experience and continuing in Forensic Science as Assistant Professor at School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • One-year teaching experience in Forensic Science as Assistant Professor at Department of Forensic Science, Jain University, Bangalore.
  • Two years research experience in Analytical Toxicology as Junior Research Fellow at CEARCH Toxicology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • One-year teaching experience as a visiting faculty at Forensic Science Department, School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Six months teaching experience as a visiting faculty at Max Vision Defence Academy, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Positions Held at Raksha Shakti University
  • Course Coordinator for M.Phil (Forensic Science) in the year 2018-19
  • Course Coordinator for MSC Forensic Science for the year 2019-2020.
  • Member Technical & Commercial scrutiny committee of Department of Forensic Science.
  • Member of Internal Complaint Committee (ICC), RSU.
  • Member of Cultural Committee, RSU.
  • Member of several committees in organization of in house programme such Malhaar, Sports day etc.
  • Member of Admission committee in the year 2019.
  • Convenor of MUKTI I – an awareness generation program on harmful consequences of drugs of abuse in collaboration with Raksha Shakti University and National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, 21 February 2019.
  • Convenor of MUKTI II – a two day capacity building workshop for faculties and staff on harmful effects of drugs of abuse in collaboration with Raksha Shakti University and National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, 11-12 March, 2019.
  • Organising Committee member of an international training workshop on “Neurocriminology”.
  • Organising Committee member of International Conference on Police Sciences (ICPS) -2019, held at Raksha Shakti University.
  • Represented Raksha Shakti University at the Education Fair, 2017, held at Gujarat University Convention Hall, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Organizing committee member of one-day workshop on “Mobile Photography” for Police Officials, held at Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Organizing committee member of 41st “National Annual Conference of The Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists” NACIACP-2014, on 6- 8 February 2015, held at PDPU, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Member of interview panel for the appointment of Assistant professor (Forensic Science).
  • Qualified UGC-NET examination for Lectureship in Forensic Science (Four times)
  • Qualified NCC ‘C’ Certificate examination with “A” grade held in 2009 under the authority of Ministry of Defence, Government of India.
  • Secured 2nd rank in paper presentation on ”Sex determination from linguistic characteristics” under Science Excellence – 2011, state level competition held at Gujarat University.
  • Secured 2nd rank in intercollegiate elocution competition on “Bhagvat Gita in modern times” organized by H.K College.
  • Secured 1st rank in Sports Extravaganza for “Badminton Women Doubles”, held at Jain University, Bangalore.
  • Honoured at Maharaja’s College, University of Mysore, Karnataka, for contribution in forensic fraternity in state of Karnataka and guiding students leading to securing 1st rank in poster presentation in the area of Forensic Psychology at 24 th AIFSC, All India Forensic Science Conference.
  • Chaired a technical session on “Forensic Toxicology” at 9th International Conference of Indian Association of Medico-Legal Experts, Dr. D. Y Patil Vidyapeeth,Pune.
  • Chaired a technical session at National Conference on “Role of Forensic Science in Crime Investigation and Administration of Justice”, Parul University, Vadodara.
  • Received an Appreciation Letter from Hon. Director General, RSU for successfully organizing the Certificate course in “Neurocriminology” in the capacity of Organizing member.
  • Nominated as a Content Monitoring Committee member for e-learning Portal “e-Ustad” under the subject “Forensic Guide for Investigators” from BPR &D, New Delhi.
  • Paper setter/ Examiner at Department of Forensic Science, Parul University, Vadodara.
  • Secured 1st rank in Table Tennis (Women) in Sangram, Annual Sports Meet organized by RSU.
  • Delivered a webinar as an expert on “Recent trends in Forensic Toxicology”, organized by Parul University on 26th April 2020.
  • Delivered a webinar as an expert on “Vitriolage – Through the eyes of a Forensic Toxicologist”, organized by Clue4evidence on 25th April 2020.
  • Delivered invited expert lectures in a series of (10) expert lectures on the topic of “Investigation of cases of Acid attacks, eve-teasing, stalking and outrage of modesty”, at national level workshop sponsored by Bureau of Police Research and Development, New Delhi, titled “Investigators on safety of women”, at Gujarat Police Academy, 2019.
  • Delivered invited expert lectures in a series of (02) expert lectures on the topic of “Investigation of cases of Acid attacks, eve-teasing, stalking and outrage of modesty”, at national level workshop sponsored by Bureau of Police Research and Development, New Delhi, titled “Prosecutors on safety of women”, at Gujarat Police Academy, 2019.
  • Delivered invited expert lecture on “Narcotics drug classification and its investigation at the scene of crime” to Deputy Superintendent of police, Gujarat Police Academy, 2019.
  • Delivered expert talk on “Forensic Toxicology” in training program for police officers organized by Raksha Shakti University and Sponsored by BPR&D, 2020.
  • Presented a paper on “Vitriolage – Anomaly in violence against women”, at 47th All India Police Science Congress, held on 28-29 November 2019, Police Headquarters, Lucknow.
  • Presented a paper on “Blood Stain Pattern Analysis – Dimensional compass of Forensic Investigation” at International Conference on Police Science (ICPS – 2019) held at Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Presented a paper on “Invisible Evidences: Microbial Forensics” at International Conference on Police Science (ICPS – 2019) held at Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Poster presentation on “Clandestine Psychoactive substances – upcoming challenges in Forensic Toxicology” at “Curious Minds” event on 21st September 2019 held at IIT, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Presented a paper on “Exploring the virtual world of Drugs” at 24th All India Forensic Science Conference organized by Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Raksha Shakti University & Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Presented a paper on “Toxicological Data Acquisition – Practices and Needed Improvements” at the international seminar on Criminology & Forensic Science, 15th and 16th December 2017, University of Calicut, Kerala.
  • Presented a paper on “Lessons learnt from unusual poisoning cases – An update” at XXV Annual Conference of Karnataka Medico-Legal Society (KAMLS-25), 1st to 3rd December 2017, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka.
  • Presented a paper on “Maintain Operating System Security at User Level” at the international conference on Forensic Science & cyber security, 5th and 6th October 2017, Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Presented a paper on “Social media and substance of abuse” in a National Conference on Forensic Science, 19-21 December 2016, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • Presented a paper on “Future Environment health Challenges in Gujarat – An Upcoming Industrial Hub of India” in a National Seminar on “Environmental and Occupational health”, 5-6 June 2016, organized by NIOH, Ahmedabad.
  • Presented a poster on “Food Safety and Quality – A need of the present time” in a National Seminar on Environmental and Occupational health, 5-6 June 2016, organized by NIOH, Ahmedabad.
  • Presented a paper on “Narcotics and psychotropic substances Act 1985- A Scrutiny.” International Seminar on Criminal Justice system in India – Need for a systemic change, July 28-29, 2016. NIOH, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Presented a paper on “Trends of poisoning in Gujarat” at “International Conference on Reproductive Health with Emphasis on Occupational, Environmental & Lifestyle Factors” (ISSRF-2016) organized by the National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH), Ahmedabad during February 18-20, 2016.
  • Presented a paper on “A review on herbs of Gujarat and their potential toxicity” in National Conference on Recent Trends in Forensic Science organized by Dept. Of Forensic YCIS (2016), Satara.
  • Presented a paper on “Availability of illegal drugs online: is it a good practice” XXX in Gujarat Science Congress 2016 held at Kutch University, Kutch, Gujarat.
  • Presented a paper on “Role of forensic statement analysis in questioned document” in International Conference on Questioned documents-2015, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab.
  • Presented a poster on “Implications of Virtual Annotation in Forensic Sciences – A Future Perspective” in XXIX Gujarat Science Congress 2015 held at Science city, Ahmedabad.
  • Presented a poster on “Detection of fingerprints using gold nanoparticles” in 1st International Conference on Forensic Nanotechnology 2011, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU), Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Presented a paper on ”Date Rape drugs” in the xxv Gujarat Science Congress 2011, state level competition, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Poster presentation on ”Detection of arson residues using UV-VIS spectroscopy” in the xxiv Gujarat Science Congress 2010, state level competition, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • Poster presentation on ”Determination of age of signature by developed handwriting characteristics in earlier years – Case Study’ in the international symposium on emerging trends in forensic science, Punjabi University, Patiala.
  • Demonstrated a project work in Student Project Convention [SPC-2009] on ”Stature Determination of Gujarati Community with head length & head breadth”, state level competition, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.
  • “Narco-terrorism – A threat to national security.” International Research Journal on Police Science, S Sharma and K.V Ravi Kumar (Published by Raksha Shakti University: 2018) ISSN: 2454–597X
  • “Narcotics and psychotropic substances Act 1985- A Scrutiny.” in International Journal of Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigations, S. Sharma, K. Kumar and G. Singh (Published by Juniper Publishers: 2017) ISSN: 2476-1311.
  • “Trading of Illegal Drugs Online.” in International Journal of Forensic Sciences and Criminal Investigations, S. Sharma, P. Sharma and G. Singh (Published by Juniper Publishers: 2017) ISSN: 2476-1311.
  • “Toxico-vigilance–An inevitable prerequisite to keep a watch on toxins around you.” Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, S. Sharma, A. Dewan, & G. Singh (Published by Elsevier: 2017) 45, 32-35.
  • “Epigenetics and Environmental Regulations of Genotypes” Journal of Microbiology and Genetics, S Sharma and G Singh (Published by Gavin publishers: 2017) ISSN: 2574-7371
  • “Dangers to the environmental health of Gujarat – A forthcoming Industrial Hub of India” in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development. S. Sharma, G. Singh. ISSN: 2394-9333.
  • “Role of statement analysis in questioned document – A review” in Research Journal of Recent Sciences. N. Jasani, S Sharma and A Patel (2016). Vol. 5(4), 51-54, E-ISSN 2277-2502.
  • “Review of the role of forensic evidence in the criminal justice system” in South -Asian Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (SAJMS) A. Patel , S. L. Vaya, N. Jasani, M. Vasan and S. Sharma (2016). ISSN: 2349-7858, Volume 3 Issue 3.
  • Member of organizing committee of One Day workshop on “Mobile Photography: Advances & Advantages” for In- service Police Personnel as Head by Dept. of Forensic Science, RSU.
  • Convenor of MUKTI II – a two day capacity building workshop for faculties and staff on harmful effects of drugs of abuse in collaboration with Raksha Shakti University and National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, 11-12 March, 2019.
  • Member of Organizing committee on training of “Neurocriminology” held at RSU.
  • Conducted a State Level Science fest “INSPIRO – 2017” held at Jain University, Bangalore.
  • Participated in an International virtual conference on “Role of Forensic Science in Investigation” organized by LegalDesire, New Delhi held on 20th April 2020.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program at SFSL, Junga, for a period of a week in February-March, 2019.
  • Participated in Faculty Development Program on “MOOCs – E-content Learning” at GNLU 17th and 18th January 2020.
  • Participated in a National Seminar on “Mob lynching” organised on 23rd October 2018, by Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in an International Seminar on “Urban Policing” organised on 20th august 2018, by Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad.
  • Participated in the National level seminar on “Positive & Cyber Criminology and its role in Criminal Justice”, 28 April 2017, Unitedworld School of law, Karnavati University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • Participated in the National level workshop on “Cyber Forensic”, 17-18 March 2017, Gujarat Police Academy, Karai, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Participated in the state level seminar on “Trial & Triumph and Societal Impacts of protection of women from domestic violence act 2005”, United School of Law, 2014, Gandhinagar.
  • Participated in an International Conference on “Supra-molecular Chemistry and Nano-materials” (ICSN- 2011), Mumbai University, Mumbai.
  • Participated in All India Police Expo, 2020 at Vadodara, Gujarat.
  • Trained in different areas of Forensic Science under “Faculty Development Programme” organized by Jain University, School of Sciences.
  • Trained in HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) & GC (Gas Chromatography) instrumentation by Advance Analytical Research and Training Institute, Ahmedabad.
  • Trained in Brain fingerprinting technology by Brainwave Science, USA. Licensed Layered Voice Analysis operator from Nemesysco, Israel.
  • Trained and worked in Examination of Questioned Document under Late Mr. J. J. Patel (Chief examiner of Questioned Document department, DFS, Gandhinagar).
  • Trained in molecular biological techniques during a short term training course on “Post Genomic to Phenomic approaches and methodologies for upgrading livestock production”, sponsored by Department of biotechnology (DBT).
  • Trained in Neurocriminology organised by Department of Forensic Science, Raksha Shakti University.
  • Trained in image/video authentication, FARO 3-D scanner, Comparison microscope, Eyepiece less Stereomicroscope, EDXRF, Polygraph, Video Spectral Comparator, Voice Spectrograph, organised by Department of Forensic Science, Raksha Shakti University.
  • Life member of Indian Criminology and Forensic Science Association.
  • In the capacity of Co-Investigator, drafted and submitted the proposal on “Establishment of National Resource Centre for Mitigation of Sexual Assaults” to Ministry of Women and Child Development, New Delhi. Got approval of Rs. 10.34 Crores for the Research project.
Research Guided
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