Udaipur: Janardhan Rai Nagar Rajasthan Vidhyapeeth University (JRNRV) in collaboration with the Center for Criminology & Public Policy will be launching two new courses – a one-year diploma in Criminology & Police Science and a post-graduate diploma in Criminology & Police Science – from this academic session.
The Council on Academic Affairs gave the approval to launch the two courses in a meeting today, a standing committee member Prof. Manju Mandot said.
“Both the courses will be offered by the Directorate of Jan Shikshan and Extension Programme, while experts at the Center for Criminology & Public Policy will design and teach these courses”, Mandot added.
“In a state like Rajasthan where caste-conflict often leads to violent crimes, we are in dire need to promote knowledge on policing and crime prevention”, said R Rochin Chandra, Director of the Center for Criminology & Public Policy, who proposed the idea of introducing a course on Criminology and Police Science at JRNRV University last year.
“This course is designed to prepare students for some of today’s most fascinating and rewarding careers in criminal justice and public safety. It is ideal for those embarking on a career in Criminology, Policing, Prison Service, Crime Journalism, Human Rights, Victim Assistance, Private Security, Social Advocacy, Legal Service and Non-Profit Causes,” Chandra pointed out.
He also added that state police forces give special preference to candidates who have a diploma in Criminology & Police Science after one passes the physical test and appears for the interview.
Highlighting that Rajasthan is not the only state which follows this policy, Chandra said that in order to realize PM Modi’s vision of Smart Policing, many state governments are now preferring subject matter specialists in police department.
The diploma and post-graduate diploma courses will commence from 26 August, 2019.
Scholarships are reserved for women and NCC candidates. Students belonging to Scheduled Castes will get 100% tuition fee waiver.
Interested candidates, who want to take admission in either course, may contact Mr. Sher Singh at +91-8110835606.