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Vision

The School of Internal Security and Police Administration (SISPA) aims to become the Institution Par Excellence in the domain of Internal Security and Police Administration by establishing a synergy between theory & practice in this realm; providing research based policy inputs for the consideration of decision-makers; and contributing towards up skilling the human resources deployed for the security of the Nation.

Mission

The School of Internal Security and Police Administration (SISPA) strives to undertake the following as its Mission:

  • Impart Teaching in the domain of Internal Security and Police Administration by adopting effective pedagogy incorporating a rich blend of theory and practice
  • Engage in pure and applied Research in the domain of Internal Security and Police Administration with a purpose to provide research based inputs to Policy Makers
  • Design and conduct Training activities for up skilling the human resources deployed for the security of the Nation
  • Provide Consultancy to organizations involved in strengthening the safety and security of the Nation
  • Carry out Extension activities, whereby dissemination of knowledge in the domain of Internal Security and Police Administration is undertaken for public
  • Contribute towards improving the Sensitivity of the Security Personnel
  • Emerge as a hub of Influencers and Opinion Makers in the domain of Internal Security and Police Administration
About School of Internal Security and Police Administration

The School of Internal Security and Police Administration (SISPA) offers various Academic and Research Programmes viz. Ph.D. in Police Administration; M.Phil. in Police Administration; M.A. in Police Administration and Strategic Management; Post Graduate Diploma in Police Science & Management (PGDIPSM); Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety and Security (PGDISS); & Diploma in Police Science (DIPS). The SISPA was created in February 2020 with a view to expand the ambit of the then existing Department of Police Administration to cover various dimensions of internal security. The School has a rich pool of experienced faculty members, including those who have served with distinction in Gujarat Police and Central Industrial Security Force. The School strives to provide students with a blend of theory and practice. The internships and field visits to major police and other security organizations are regular features of the School. In addition, seminars, special lectures and regular interaction with practitioners from all the domains of internal security are facilitated by the School.

Programmes & Course Objectives

The School of Internal Security and Police Administration (SISPA) would be offering Ph. D. Seats from the Academic Year 2020-21 in the discipline of Police Administration. The programme is jointly offered by the School i.e. SISPA and the Institute of Research & Development (IR&D) of the University. The programme has become all the more relevant as practitioners in the domain of internal security and policing are looking towards the teaching and research institutions for suggesting improvements in the theory and practice of internal security and Police Administration. In the light of this and with the objective to develop teaching and research skills of the students, the School has taken the initiative of introducing Ph. D. in Police Administration. The admission to the Programme is through Entrance Examination conducted by the University and eligibility, duration and other conditions of the Programme are governed by UGC and University Regulations.

The M. Phil. in Police Administration programme is jointly offered by the School of Internal Security and Police Administration (SISPA) and the Institute of Research & Development (IR&D) of the University. The discipline of Police Administration is growing day by day. A number of academic institutions across the country are offering programmes on Police Administration or are in the process of introducing the same. The concept of Internal Security/Police Universities has also come into being, courtesy the visionary leadership in the form of establishment of Raksha Shakti University, Gujarat. The practitioners in Police field are also looking towards the teaching and research institutions for suggesting improvements in the theory and practice of Police Administration. In the light of this and with the objective to develop teaching and research skills of the students, the School (earlier Department of Police Administration) at Raksha Shakti University had taken the initiative of introducing M. Phil. in Police Administration from the Academic Session 2017-18. The duration of the Programme is one year under semester pattern. The students having Post Graduation degree in relevant/allied discipline are eligible, however the preference is given to candidates having Masters Degree in Police Administration. The admission to the Programme is through Entrance Examination conducted by the University and eligibility, duration and other conditions of the Programme are governed by UGC and University Regulations.

The M.A. in Police Administration and Strategic Management programme is being offered from the Academic Session 2020-21 by extending the ambit of the existing M.A. in Police Administration Programme, which is being offered at the University since 2014-15. Amongst the three Police Universities in the Country, Raksha Shakti University has taken the lead in offering this Programme in the emerging domain of Police Administration with strong inputs on Strategic Management. The specializations being offered to Masters’ students are also unique comprising of: Counter-Insurgency and Anti-Terrorism; Border and Coastal Security; & Economic Crimes and Investigation. The Programme is being offered by a rich pool of experienced faculty members, who strive to provide students with a blend of theory and practice. The expertise of retired Police Professionals is also being effectively harnessed by the School of Internal Security and Police Administration. In addition, field visits and regular interaction with practitioners from various domains of internal security and police administration are facilitated. The internship and dissertation are mandatory for the students so that they are exposed to practical aspects of the theoretical knowledge imparted in the classrooms. The programme aims to provide trained and professionally qualified resource pool with understanding on Strategic Management issues for their absorption in the Police Departments, Central Armed Police Forces, security agencies, autonomous/private bodies, research institutions and think tanks working in this emerging domain. The students successfully completing Masters’ Programme have the advantage of additional marks in the Police Recruitments of Gujarat as per Recruitment Rules.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Police Science & Management (PGDIPSM) programme is being offered from the Academic Session 2020-21 by extending the ambit of the existing Post Graduate Diploma in Police Science (PGDIPS) programme, which commenced from the academic year 2011-12. The programme is being offered in Gujarati Medium. The duration of the PGDIPSM programme is one year spread across two Semesters. The admission to the programme is through merit basis. The students who have passed Graduation in any stream are eligible for the programme. The successful students will get additional marks (maximum 15 marks) in the recruitment of Gujarat Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) and additional marks (maximum 5 marks) in the recruitment of Gujarat Police Constabulary and Jail Sepoy based upon their performance in the examinations at Raksha Shakti University. The main objective of the programme is to train human resources for catering to the needs of police, armed forces and private security.

The Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety and Security (PGDISS) programme is commencing from the academic year 2020-21. The new Programme has been created by expanding the earlier Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Security (PGDIS), which was being offered to the students since 2015-16. The programme is being offered in English Medium. The duration of the PGDISS programme is one year spread across two Semesters. The admission to the programme is through merit basis. The students who have passed Graduation in any stream are eligible for the programme. The successful students will get additional marks (maximum 15 marks) in the recruitment of Gujarat Police Sub-Inspector (PSI) and additional marks (maximum 5 marks) in the recruitment of Gujarat Police Constabulary and Jail Sepoy based upon their performance in the examinations at Raksha Shakti University. The main objective of the programme is to train human resources for catering to the needs of various aspects of private security and corporate security.

The Diploma in Police Science (DIPS) programme is the flagship programme of the Raksha Shakti University, which commenced from the academic year 2010-11. The programme is being offered in Gujarati Medium. The duration of the DIPS programme is one year spread across two Semesters. The admission to the programme is through merit basis. The students who have passed Higher Secondary i.e. 10+2 in any stream are eligible for the programme. The successful students will get additional marks (maximum 5 marks) in the recruitment of Gujarat Police Constabulary and Jail Sepoy based upon their performance in the examinations at Raksha Shakti University. The main objective of the programme is to train human resources for catering to the needs of police, armed forces and private security.

Visiting and Eminent Speakers
PAST & UPCOMING EVENTS

Past Events

Special Lectures in the Academic Year 2019-20
  • ‘Career in Private Security’ by Dr. Sheetal Nair, Corporate Head, DSS Group of Companies & Master Trainer for India, MEPSC on 13th March 2020
  • ‘Mythology of Policing in Britain’ by Mr. Ruwan-Uduwerage Perera, Visiting Fellow, Southampton Solent University on 9th March 2020
  • ‘Post Disaster Management: Issues and Challenges’ by Capt. (Dr.) Sachin Bhagat on 29th February 2020
  • ‘Traffic Problems & Solutions’ by Shri N.R. Jadhav, Assistant Professor, Police Administration on 17th January 2020
  • ‘Minimization of Traffic Accidents’ by Shri D.S. Patel, Assistant Professor, Police Administration on 17th January 2020
  • ‘Career in Private Security: MEPSC’s Perspective’ by Col. Anil Pokhriyal (Retd.), CEO & Executive Board Member, MEPSC on 21st November 2019
  • ‘Shaheedon ko Naman: A Tribute to Police Martyrs’ by Shri Pushpendra Kumar, PMG, Commandant, RAF (CRPF) on 21st October 2019
  • ‘Security in Banking Sector: Issues & Challenges’ by Major Ankita Srivastava, Chief Manager (Security), SBI, Gandhinagar on 16th October 2019
  • ‘Orientation on Role of Police in Disaster Risk Management: Understanding the Effectiveness of Pre-emptive Measures in Vayu’ by Shri Sanjay Joshi, Director (DM), Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management on 19th September 2019
  • ‘Role of Police in Criminal Justice System’ by Prof. (Dr.) Subhash C. Roy, Dean Research and Development, CNLU, Patna on 9th September 2019
  • Upcoming Events


  • Remembering the Supreme Court Judgment on Police Reforms – September 2020
  • National Police Commemoration Day – October 2020
  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims – November 2020
  • National Road Safety Week – January 2021
  • National Security Day – March 2021
  • Academic and Research Programmes
    1. Ph.D. in Police Administration
    2. M.Phil. in Police Administration
    3. M.A. in Police Administration and Strategic Management (M.A.P.A.&S.M.)
    4. Post Graduate Diploma in Police Science & Management (PGDIPSM)
    5. Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Safety and Security (PGDISS)
    6. Diploma in Police Science (DIPS)
    Dissertations undertaken at the School

    M. Phil. in Police Administration

    Sr. No. Student’s Name Research Topic Supervisor Academic Year
    1. Vishwa Vijay Rai Traffic Drive Initiatives and It’s Impact on Adherence to Traffic Rules: A Study of Ahmedabad, Gujarat Dr. Akshat Mehta July 2019
    2. Kaushal Kumar Malik Effectiveness of Section 107 of Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.P.C.) for Securing Peace and Good Behaviour: A Study of Sabarmati Police Station, Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Dr. Akshat Mehta July 2018
    3. Rathore Bhawanisinh Structural and Functional Arrangements in Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS): A Comparative Study of Gujarat and Rajasthan Dr. Akshat Mehta July 2018

    M.A. in Police Administration and Strategic Management

    Sr. No. Student’s Name Research Topic Supervisor Year
    1. Divyarajsinh Indrajitsinh Jadeja A Study of Gujarat Coastal Security Interceptor Boats Under Bedi Marine Police Station at Jamnagar Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2019
    2. Jay Prakash A Study of Organization and Working of Select Private Security Agencies in Ahmedabad, Gujarat Dr. Akshat Mehta May 2019
    3. Priyankaben G. Parmar A Study of Summon and Warrant Proceeding in Dahegam Police Station, Gandhinagar Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2019
    4. Rathore Navratansingh A Study of Indoor Faculty Profile of Gujarat Police Academy, Karai, Gandhinagar Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2019
    5. Apala Banerjee Police Modernization and Reformation: A Special Study of BPR&D Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2018
    6. Dantani Santosh Manojkumar Study of State Armed Police With Special Reference to Gujarat State Reserve Police Force Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2018
    7. Fulwadiya Sangeeta Natwarlal A Study of Traffic Management With Special Reference to Enforcement Component in Ahmedabad Dr. Akshat Mehta May 2018
    8. Poojadevi Rathor Feedback Mechanism of Complainants in Mahila Police Station: A Study of Mahila Police Station (East) Shahibaug, Ahmedabad Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2018
    9. Singh Hemangi Devendra A Study of Community Policing in Gujarat with Special Reference to Suraksha Setu Society Dr. Akshat Mehta May 2018
    10. Vishwa Vijay Rai A Study of Traffic Management and Road Safety With Special Reference to Role of Institute of Road Traffic Education, Faridabad Dr. Akshat Mehta May 2018
    11. Asha L. Metia Police Investigation: A Study of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Gujarat Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2017
    12. Patel Jinkal Kirtibhai A Study of Organization and Working of Ahmedabad Traffic Police Dr. Akshat Mehta May 2017
    13. Rathore Bhawanisinh Police Training for Counter Terrorism: A Study of National Security Guard Training Centre, Manesar (Dist. Gurgaon), Haryana Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2016
    14. Yagnik Patel Role of Intelligence in Counter Terrorism:  A Study of State Intelligence Bureau Mr. Abhishek Awadh May 2016
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    Dr. Akshat Mehta

    Dean, School of Internal Security and Police Administration

    Raksha Shakti University,

    Lavad, Dahegam, Gandhinagar – 382305

    Phone No. – 079-68126825, Ext: 701

    Email – akshat.mehta@rsu.ac.in

    Research Scholars

    Title: “Traffic Drive Initiatives and It’s Impact on Adherence to Traffic Rules: A Study of Ahmedabad, Gujarat”

    Batch: 2018-19

    Mode: Full Time

    Supervisor: Dr. Akshat Mehta

    Status: Completed

    Current Job details: Visiting Faculty at Raksha Shakti University, At. Lavad, Dehgam, Gandhinagar.

    Title: “Effectiveness of Section 107 of Code of Criminal Procedure (Cr.P.C.) for Securing Peace and Good Behaviour: A Study of Sabarmati Police Station, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)”

    Batch: 2017-18

    Mode: Full Time

    Supervisor: Dr. Akshat Mehta

    Status: Completed

    Current Job details:

    Title: “Structural and Functional Arrangements in Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS): A Comparative Study of Gujarat and Rajasthan”

    Batch: 2017-18

    Mode: Full Time

    Supervisor: Dr. Akshat Mehta

    Status: Completed

    Current Job details: Assistant Professor,School of Internal Security and Police Administration(SISPA) ,at Raksha Shakti University, At. Lavad, Dehgam, Gandhinagar

    Dr. Akshat Mehta

    Dean, School of Internal Security and Police Administration

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