Ms. Prachi J. Kathane

Asst. Professor
Master in Forensic Science, Bachelor in Forensic Science

Phone No. – 079-68126800

Email – prachi.kathane@rsu.ac.in

Research Area – Questioned Documents, Fingerprints, Digital & Cyber Forensics, Forensic Psychology, Integration of allied disciplines & Forensic Science

About Ms. Prachi J. Kathane

Prachi Kathane is currently working as an Assistant Professor [Forensic Science] at the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Raksha Shakti University, Lavad, Gujarat.

She holds a Master’s degree (2019) in Forensic Science (with a specialization in Questioned Document and Fingerprints) and Bachelor’s degree (2017) in Forensic Science from Government Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur.

She is a Gold Medalist and the University First Rank Holder of Masters in Forensic Science. She has qualified CBSE-UGC-NET (Forensic Science) in July 2018. She has also qualified Forensic Psychology Aptitude and Caliber Testing (FPACT) Examination, conducted by LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi, 2019. She posses a certificate CSCU from EC-Council. In the recent past, she has served as a Junior Scientific Officer in the Cyber Division at Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science, India, New Delhi. Prachi is oriented towards research and wants to contribute to the field of Forensic Science. She has worked with her Mentors on various research projects while also serving as an organizing  committee member in Forensic Science Expo, Forensic Conferences and Seminars. She has participated in  various National and International conferences. She has presented 16 posters and 4 papers on varied topics and has won 6 ‘Best Poster Presentation’ Awards and 3 ‘Best Paper Presentation’ Awards.

Educational Qualifications
  • Qualified FPACT-2019 [Forensic Psychology] conducted by LNJN National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, 2019.
  • Qualified CBSE-UGC-NET [Forensic Science] examination in July 2018.
  • Master in Forensic Science (University First Rank Holder & Gold Medalist) (2017-2019) from Government Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, Maharashtra, with 81.72 % marks (CGPA:9.72).
  • Bachelor in Forensic Science (2014-2017) from Government Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, Maharashtra, with 79.19% marks.
Additional Qualifications
  • CSCU (Certified Secured Computer User) certified by EC-Council (2017).
  • Certificate course in MS-CIT with 96% (2016)
  • Seven-month experience of working as a ‘Junior Scientific Officer’ at SIFS INDIA Forensic Science Laboratory, New Delhi. (1st July 2019 – 17th February 2020).
  • Awarded Merit First Prize at the hands of Chief Justice of India Shri Sharad Bobade at RTMNU Convocation, 2020.
  • Served as a Convenor of 2-day ‘National Student Conference’ jointly organized by Institute of Science & Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Received Certificate of appreciation for being a member of Organizing committee in National Conference on “Corporate Forensics & Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Received Certificate of appreciation for being a member of organizing committee in National Conference on “Forensic Science: An Interface Between science, Law & Justice” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2017.
  • Won 1st Prize for Best Poster Presentation (Titled: Grey Death) in 1-Day National Conference on “The Role of Science and Technology in Crime Prevention” organized by B. T. Institute of Excellence, Sagar and The Indian Science Congress Association, Sagar-Chapter, in association with The State Forensic Science Laboratory. Sagar, 2019.
  • Won 1st Prize for Best Paper Presentation (Titled: Fingerprint: A Vivid Aspect for Individualization) in 2-Day National Student Conference on “Emerging Trends in Fundamental Sciences” jointly organized by Institute of Science & Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Won 2nd Prize for Best Paper Presentation (Titled: Development of Fingerprints) in 1-Day National Conference on “Developments in Sciences & Eradication of superstitions” organized by SFS College, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Won 2nd Prize for Best Poster Presentation (Titled: Forensic Identification of Sex from Fingerprint” in event “CHIASMA” organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India, 2019.
  • Won 1st Prize for Best Paper Presentation (Titled: Radiology in Forensic Science) in National Conference on “Corporate Forensics & Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Won 1st Prize for Best Poster Presentation (Titled: Meow Meow Drug & Walking Dead) in National Conference on “Corporate Forensics & Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Won 3rd Prize at the “Tech Expo Bhandara”, organized by Bhandara District Police, Bhandara, 2018.
  • Won 3rd Prize for Best Poster Presentation (Titled: DNA Barcoding for Rapid Identification of Insects and Larvae) in International Conference on “Advances In Forensic DNA Technology” organized by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Institute Of Forensic Science And Criminology,
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India, 2018.
  • Won 2nd Prize for Best Model on “Polygraph” at “Psychogalaxy 2018” organized by Hislop College, Nagpur, 2018.
  • Received Certificate of appreciation for being a member of Organizing committee in “National Level Forensic Expo” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science in Collaboration Special IGP office Nagpur Range, 2017.
  • Received Certificate of appreciation for being a marketing head in “National Level Forensic Expo” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science in Collaboration Special IGP office Nagpur Range, 2017.
  • Delivered online webinar talk on ‘Electrostatic Detection Apparatus (ESDA)’ organized by Clue 4 Evidence Forensic Foundation, Bangalore, 2020.
  • Delivered invited talk on ‘An Insight into the practical world of Digital & Cyber Forensics’ at 3-Day Workshop organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2020.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Development of Fingerprints) in 1-Day National Conference on “Developments in Sciences & Eradication of superstitions” organized by SFS College, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Radiology in Forensic Science) in National Conference on “Corporate Forensics & Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Fingerprint: A vivid aspect for individualization) in 2-Day National Student Conference on “Emerging Trends in Fundamental Sciences” jointly organized by Institute of Science & Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Presented Poster (Titled: Forensic Engineering) in 1-Day National Conference on “The Role of Science and Technology in Crime Prevention” organized by B. T. Institute of Excellence, Sagar and The Indian Science Congress Association, Sagar-Chapter, in association with The State Forensic Science Laboratory. Sagar, 2019.
  • Presented Poster (Titled: Exhumation) in 1-Day National Conference on “The Role of Science and Technology in Crime Prevention” organized by B. T. Institute of Excellence, Sagar and The Indian Science Congress Association, Sagar-Chapter, in association with The State Forensic Science Laboratory. Sagar, 2019.
  • Presented Poster (Titled: Lights in Forensic Science) in 1-Day National Conference on “The Role of Science and Technology in Crime Prevention” organized by B. T. Institute of Excellence, Sagar and The Indian Science Congress Association, Sagar- Chapter, in association with The State Forensic Science Laboratory. Sagar, 2019.
  • Presented Poster (Titled: The Flesh-Eating Drug) in 2-Day National Student Conference on “Emerging Trends in Fundamental Sciences” jointly organized by Institute of science & Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Radiology: A Tool to Search the Hidden Mistry) in an event “National Science Day” organized by Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Palatal Rugoscopy) in an event “CHIASMA” organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, 2019.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Citreous Fruit Juices & Their Interactions with Drug) in an event “CHIASMA” organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, 2019.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Ways of Smuggling at Airport) in National Conference on “Corporate Forensics & Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Use of Fingerprint for Individualization) in National Seminar on “Integrating Forensic Science & Awareness Against Crime” organized by Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.), India, 2018
  • Presented poster (Titled: Specimen Identification & Provenance) in Poster Competition on “Wildlife Forensics” organized by Department of Forensic Biology, Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2018.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Adermatoglyphia: Forensic and Genetic Perspective) in International Conference on “Advances in Forensic DNA Technology” organized by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India, 2018.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Forensic aspect of Drowning) in National Conference on “Forensic Science: An Interface Between science, Law & Justice” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2018.
  • Presented poster (Titled: Forensic Odontology) in National Conference on “Forensic Science: An Interface Between science, Law & Justice” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2018.
  • Presented a model on “Polygraph” in “Electronics Model Exhibition” organized by Institute of Science, Nagpur, 2018.
Authored Books / Conference Proceddings / Monographs
  • “Quality Control in Forensic DNA Typing” Ashish Badiye, Neeti Kapoor, Prachi Kathane, Ritesh K Shukla, in ‘Forensic DNA Typing: Principles, Applications and Advancements’ Pankaj Shrivastava, Hirak Ranjan Dash, Jose A. Lorentte, Jahangir Imam (eds), Springer Publication, 2020. (Accepted, In Press)
  • “Forensic Gait Analysis” Ashish Badiye, Neeti Kapoor, Prachi Kathane, Kewal Krishan, In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2020. (Accepted, In Press) (PubMed Indexed)
  • Worked as a member of organizing committee in One Day Workshop on “Forensic Photo-Facial Analysis” organized by Capability Development Institute and Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India, New Delhi, 2019.
  • Worked as a member of organizing committee in One Day Workshop on “Investigraph” organized by Capability Development Institute and Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India, New Delhi, 2019.
  • Worked as a member of organizing committee in National Conference on “Corporate Forensics & Intellectual Property Rights” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Worked as a member of organizing committee in National Conference on “Forensic Science: An Interface Between science, Law & Justice” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2017.
  • Worked as a member of organizing Committee in “National Level Forensic Expo” Organized by Institute of Forensic Science in Collaboration with Special IG Police Nagpur, 2017.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “Forensic Photo-Facial Analysis” organized by Capability Development Institute and Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India, New Delhi, 2019.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “Investigraph” organized by Capability Development Institute and Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science India, New Delhi, 2019.
  • Participated in One Day National Conference on “Developments in Sciences & Eradication of superstitions” organized by SFS College, Nagpur, 2019.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “Phantom waves” in an event “CHIASMA” organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, 2019.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “World at Microscale” in an event “CHIASMA” organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, 2019.
  • Participated in One Day Workshop on “Decoding Life” in an event “CHIASMA” organized by Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, 2019.
  • Participated in National Seminar on “Integrating Forensic Science & Awareness Against Crime” organized by Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (C.G.), India, 2018.
  • Participated in One Day National Conference on “The Role of Science and Technology in Crime Prevention” organized by B. T. Institute of Excellence, Sagar and The Indian Science Congress Association, Sagar-Chapter, in association with The State Forensic Science Laboratory. Sagar, 2019.
  • Participated in International Conference on “Advances in Forensic DNA Technology” organized by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Institute of Forensic Science And Criminology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India, 2018.
  • Participated in National Symposium on “Application of Forensic Sciences, Cyber Security & Forensic Accounting for Prevention & Investigation of Crime” organized by Kamala Nehru Mahavidyalaya, Nagpur, 2018
  • Participated in One day workshop on “Capacity Building, Soft Skills development & Higher Studies” organized by Govt. Institute of Forensic Science, Nagpur, 2018.
  • Participated in National Conference on “Modern Science & Religious Beliefs Response of Contemporary Religious to Recent Developments in Science” organized by SFS College, Nagpur, 2018.
  • Participated in “Communication Skills Workshop” organized by Dhanwate National College, Nagpur 2017.
  • Forensic Science Development Society, Lucknow.