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University of Hyderabad and running a PG Diploma course in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Anil R. Dave, Former Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh in 2008. Evel batches have successfully completed wherein many Judicial, Prosecution, Police and Prison Officials, Lawyers were benefited.
Banaras Hindu University for Master Degree Course in Forensic Science successfully running since 2014
And now introduced PG Diploma Course in Criminology, Criminal Law and Forensic Science at NALSAR in 2019.
Truth Labs has also signed an MoU with National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2009 in the presence of Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Sri H.R. Bhardawaj for organizing a series of Cyber Crime, Cyber Law and Forensic related courses for Judicial, Police and Corporate Sectors under the advisory role of Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah and Justice S. Rajendra Babu, the Former Chief Justices of Supreme Court.

Truth Labs has organized a National Seminar on Polygraph / Lie Detector in 2009 in collaboration with BPR&D attended by many Judges, Forensic Scientists from across the country.

forensic investigation training

Education

The field of Forensics is yet to develop to its full potential in India and one of the main catalysts is to expand and enhance the quality of knowledge base through Forensic Education. Hence, Truth Labs in collaboration with University of Hyderabad has started a one-year PG Diploma course in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science in 2009 to provide knowledge and understanding to Legal Professionals including Police, Judiciary, Lawyers, Attorneys, Forensic Scientists and others who are interested to enhance their knowledge and pursue their career in this field through distance education mode. In addition to this, Truth Labs signed an MoU with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in 2014 offering two-years Master’s Degree course in Forensic Science to provide best quality of education in multiple disciplines exploiting the full potential of the country’s oldest university having more than 100 departments. The unique feature of this course is more than 20 professors of various faculties belonging to the Schools of Science, Engineering, Medicine, Law, Management, Social Sciences etc., teach the students the relevant subjects besides over 10 seasoned forensic experts of Documents, Fingerprints, Cyber Forensics, Audio-Video Forensics, DNA, Polygraph etc.

Training

Truth Labs has collaborated with BPR&D (Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi), the Apex Agency in India dealing with Training to the Police & Forensic Scientists to conduct Need based Training Programs to these functionaries. A National Workshop was organised for 40 foreign police officers from 23 different countries on the “Role of Forensic Sciences in Law Enforcement” at Truth Labs Headquarters in February 2012 under the auspices of National Crime Record Bureau, MHA, Govt. of India, New Delhi. Realizing the signification of improving Knowledge and skills in forensic science, Truth Labs organized training programs to the judicial Officers at Delhi Judicial Academy, Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy, Karnataka Judicial Academy, J&K Judicial Academy, Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy, Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Tamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University, Kerala Police Academy etc. during 2007-2012. Truth Labs in association with Microsoft organized a series of training programs across India on “Cyber Security: Issues and Strategies” at Delhi to the Police Officers of NIA, Enforcement Directorate, Delhi Police; at Hyderabad to the Police Officers of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, North-east Police; at NALSAR for the students of LLB, LLM and their faculty; at Jaipur to the students of Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice, Jodhpur and Officers of PSUs of Government of India; at Mumbai to the Senior Managers of State Bank of India and other nationalized banks during 2014-15. Truth Labs also participated in the training programmes organized by National Insurance Academy, Pune to the officers of Public Sector Insurance Companies besides conducting focused training programmes to the officers of LIC, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Ltd., Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd., and other insurance companies.

 Academic Initiatives

University of Hyderabad and running a PG Diploma course in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science inaugurated by Hon’ble Justice Anil R. Dave, Former Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh in 2008. Evel batches have successfully completed wherein many Judicial, Prosecution, Police and Prison Officials, Lawyers were benefited.
Banaras Hindu University for Master Degree Course in Forensic Science successfully running since 2014
And now introduced PG Diploma Course in Criminology, Criminal Law and Forensic Science at NALSAR in 2019.
Truth Labs has also signed an MoU with National Law School of India University, Bangalore in 2009 in the presence of Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Sri H.R. Bhardawaj for organizing a series of Cyber Crime, Cyber Law and Forensic related courses for Judicial, Police and Corporate Sectors under the advisory role of Justice M.N. Venkatachaliah and Justice S. Rajendra Babu, the Former Chief Justices of Supreme Court.

Truth Labs has organized a National Seminar on Polygraph / Lie Detector in 2009 in collaboration with BPR&D attended by many Judges, Forensic Scientists from across the country.

Consultancy / Research Initiative

MoU was signed with Microsoft India for Research Based Study Report on Piracy & Counterfeiting Software in India

The detailed vulnerability study titled ‘Emerging Risks and Threats to Public Safety and National Security’ was launched after an in-depth study by Truth Labs, who tested 230 samples consisting of 174 in DVD form and 56 as preinstalled products in laptops, which led to a conclusion that different types of malware detected in majority of the samples are susceptible to wide variety of risks and threats related to Intellectual Property (IP) theft, data leakage among others.

Truth Labs organized a launch of Forensic Analytical Report on Piracy and Counterfeit Software: Emerging Risks and Threats to Public Safety and National Security, a Collaborative Project of Truth Labs & Microsoft, India at Delhi on 23rd July 2014. The report was launched by Dr. Gulshan Rai, Director General, CERT- In, in the presence of Dr. Gandhi Kaza, Founder Chairman, Truth Labs and other eminent dignitaries in Delhi. The report was commissioned by Microsoft India.

Workshops Conducted in Collaboration with Microsoft

One-Day Workshops on Cyber Security : Issues & Strategies at Constitution Club, Delhi for Senior Officers of National Investigation Agency and Enforcement Directorate, Andhra Pradesh Police Academy, Hyderabad, Sardar Patel University of Police Security & Criminal Justice, Jodhpur, SBI Corporate Center, Mumbai and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad for police officers of the states of Delhi, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and several government and bank officials in 2014-15.

One -Day Workshops on Handling VoIP based Cyber Crimes at Constitution Club, Delhi, Police Gymkhana Hall, Mumbai, Police Headquarters, Kolkata and Hotel Gateway, Vijayawada for Police Officers of the states of Delhi, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kolkata and north eastern states in 2016.

Exclusive One Day Workshops for Higher Judiciary on “Advances in Forensic Science: Best Practices for Successful Investigation, Prosecution and Adjudication of Cyber Crimes”, one at Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Mumbai for over 400 Judicial, Prosecution and Police Officers on 22nd January 2017, inaugurated by The Hon’ble Chief Justice, Dr. (Mrs.) Manjula Chellur, Bombay High Court & Patron-in-Chief, Maharashtra Judicial Academy and second one at West Bengal Judicial Academy, Kolkata on 28th May, 2017 for over 120 Judicial, Prosecuting and Police Officers along with around 30 Trainee Officers undergoing Induction at WBJA.

A large number of workshops and training programs have been conducted in the National and State level Judicial, Police, Banking and Insurance Academies and companies like HAL, Bangalore, for more than 3000 judicial, police, bank, insurance, prosecutors & advocates and other allied professionals from financial, corporate and academic organizations from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.

  • National Judicial Academy, Bhopal
  • National Police Academy, Hyderabad
  • Indian Banking Association
  • Reserve Bank of India
  • National Investigating Agency for several Police Officers on regular basis.
  • National Crime Record Bureau for over 300 Police Officers from India and abroad in 2014 and 2015.
  • National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science for several hundreds of Judicial, Legal and Police Officers on regular basis.
  • National Insurance Academy for officers from several life and non life insurance companies, underwriters and re-insurers on Investigation of Insurance Frauds on a regular basis.
  • Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs addressed the Members of Indian Chambers of Commerce, Kolkata on “Leveraging Forensic Technologies for Achieving Excellence in Corporate Governance”(11 Apr., 2018)
  • Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs delivered a talk on “Forensic Technologies for Effective Debt Recovery Process” to the Senior Judges at District Redressal Appellate Tribunal, Mumbai (20 Jan., 2018).
  • Session on “Fraud Risk Management” at the Insurance Industry Symposium organized by ICICI Lombard GIC (18 Nov., 2016)
  • Dr T H Chowdary Endowment Lecture – CTMS – World Telecom Day (17 May, 2017)
  • ICICI Lombard GIC Annual Meet at Hyderabad (5 June, 2014)
  • Information Warfare School, IAF, Jalahalli, HAL, Bangalore.
  • A session on “Basics of Forensic and Crime Scene Investigation” at a Security Conclave on “Managing Terror & Crime” organized by ASIS International at Delhi in 2011.
  • A lecture by Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs on “Managing Economic Frauds” at TN Finance Conclave organized by Confederation of Indian Industry at Chennai (20 Feb., 2014).
  • Presentation to The Heads of Finance Group, Chennai on “Leveraging Forensic Technologies for Combating Corporate Frauds” (21 June, 2013)
  • A lecture by Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs on “Counterfeiting & Piracy: Effects and Solutions for the Electronics and IT Sectors” in a conference organized by Confederation of Indian Industry & Andhra Pradesh Technology Development and Promotion at Hyderabad (17 Apr., 2014).
  • A session by Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs on “Countering Piracy & Counterfeiting to Safeguard Society and Economy” at conference on “Fostering Innovations and Creativity in Indian Industry through Intellectual Property for Higher Growth Trajectory – World IP Day-2014” organized by FICCI and Microsoft at Delhi (26 Apr., 2014).
  • Leveraging Science & Technology for Managing Security at Andhra Pradesh Private Security Association, Hyderabad (25 Oct., 2013).
  • Sessions by Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs on ” Latest Developments in Forensic Science & Forensic Medicine”, at a conference on “Building a Research Institution – Training Program on Science Administration & Research Management” in February 2015 and “Capacity Building Program for Prosecution Directorate of Govt. of UP” in March 2015 organised by Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.A session on “Cyber Crime: An imminent threat – Are we prepared for it?” at GMR Pan India Security Summit 2010 at Hyderabad.
  • Public Participation in Promoting Integrity & Eradicating Corruption: Changing Facets of Vigilance Enforcement with Phenomenal Advancements in Science & Technology – B.H.E.L., Ramachandrapuram, Hyderabad (5 Nov., 2016)
  • Changing Paradigms in Criminal Investigation & Justice – The MARCH Meeting at Hotel Taj Banjara, Hyderabad (16 Oct., 2016)
  • Orientation Program on Forensic Science for District Judges of all Districts of Karnataka State at National Law School India University, Bangalore.
  • A session by Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs on “New Developments in Forensic Science and Technology for improving Professionalism in Medico-Legal Aspects” at AP FORENSICON 2013 at Vishakhapatnam.

 

Judiciary & Police

  • Delhi Judicial Academy for more than 100 Judges.
  • Maharashtra Judicial Academy for about 300 Judges, 30 Public Prosecutors and several Police Officers in 2017 and for 70 Public Prosecutors in 2013 and a five day extensive training program on Training Program on Cyber Law, Electronic Evidence & Information Technology from 5-Apr-2017 to 8-Apr-2017.
  • Jammu & Kashmir Judicial Academy for 150 Judicial, Police and Prosecution Officers and Forensic Scientists at Jammu and Srinagar in 2011 and 2014 through two day workshops on Forensic Science and a one day training session on Relevance of Forensic Science & Medico-Legal Evidence to Sessions Judges and Magistrates at Srinagar in 2015.
  • Karnataka Judicial Academy for training about 2000 Judicial Officers and several police officers in Bangalore and 9 circuit towns in Karnataka during 2010-12.
  • Andhra Pradesh Judicial Academy, Secunderabad organised Workshops on Examination of Questioned Documents & Fingerprints and Documents Examination-Expert Evidence-Computer Forensics for Civil Judges of Andhra Pradesh in 2014 and on Forensic Science in the Administration of Justice in 2015.
  • Tamil Nadu State Judicial Academy for 150 District Judges.
  • Police Training Centre, Delhi Police
  • One Day Workshop on Forensic Science to the Police Officers organized by Kerala Police Academy at Thissur in 2011.
  • Telangana State Police Academy
  • Telangana Judicial Academy
  • Workshop on Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents and Disputed Fingerprints for Advocates at Delhi Bar Association, Delhi in 2014.
  • Two Day Workshop on Forensic Science to Judicial, Police, Public Prosecutors & Advocates at District Legal Service Authority, Chitradurga, Karnataka in Feb. 2018.
  • Effective Applications of Advanced Science & Technology in Civil and Criminal Cases for Vijayawada Bar Association at NRI Medical College, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh in Sept. 2017.
  • Rohini Court Bar Association, Delhi for training Judicial and Legal Officers.
  • Erode Bar Association, Tamil Nadu for training Judicial and Legal Officers.
  • Chikkamagaluru Bar Association, Karnataka for the Advocates.

Banking Institutions

  • A session on “Forensic Science in Prevention, Control & Detection of Bank Frauds” at CVOs Conference of all public sector banks organized by SBBJ at Jaipur in 2011.
  • One Day Workshop on “Advances in Science and Technology to combat Bank Frauds” for the Senior Officers of Bank of Maharashtra, Head Office at Pune in July 2012.
  • Training Session on General Aspects of Forensic Science and Document Examination for Vigilance Officers of India Overseas Bank, Chennai in 2014.
  • Session on “Role of Forensic Science in Prevention and Detection of Bank Frauds” at State Bank of Hyderabad, Head Office, Hyderabad in January 2016.
  • And at many other leading banks including Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank on “Banking Frauds: Trends & Technologies – A Forensic Perspective”

Insurance Industry

  • Seminar on Insurance Claim Investigation organized by Swiss-re in 2013.
  • Workshop on Forensic Investigation of Motor Claims and Best Practices in the Investigation of Insurance Claims for Insurance Professionals of Reliance General Insurance, Mumbai in 2014.
  • Workshop on Examination of Handwritings/Signatures in Various Document Frauds for Senior Insurance Officers at LIC Regional Training Centre, Kawadiguda, Hyderabad in 2014.
  • Session on “Road Accidents: Investigation & Reconstruction” during a training program organized by Central Institute of Road Transport, Pune in March 2013.

Academic Institutions

  • Sessions by Dr. Gandhi on “Trends & Technology – Advanced Forensic Sciences for Effective Vigilance and Total Quality in Vigilance” for engineering students at Engineering Staff College of India, Hyderabad on various occasions in 2014.
  • National Workshop on Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents and Disputed Fingerprints
  • in collaboration with University of Hyderabad in 2014 and Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur in 2015.
  • One Day Workshops on “Cyber Security : Issues & Strategies” for Graduate & Post-Graduate Students of Law and Faculty Members in March 2015 and sessions on “Cyber Forensics – Case Studies” for Post Graduate Students in Law in Feb. 2017 at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad.
  • Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University for 150 Lawyers and Legal Officers.
  • Annual Conference of Medico-legal Association of Maharashtra at Mahabaleshwar with a session on Need for coordinated Forensic Science and Medico Legal Services for Effective Criminal Justice Administration for Forensic Doctors in 2014.
  • Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Seminar on Questioned Documents, General Forensic Science, DNA at IIT, Chennai at BioFest 2016 and at IIT Kanpur in Feb. 2011.
  • Workshop on Forensic Science and Lie Detector for Engineering Students of NIT, Trichy in 2014.
  • National Institute of Technology, Warangal
  • One-day Workshop on Forensic Examination of Questioned Documents and Disputed Fingerprints at Gitam University, Vishakhapatnam in March 2015.
  • Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Mangalore
  • Forensic Science Workshop for Govt. Law College, Tiruvananthapuram attended by the Principal, Faculty & Practicing Advocates in June 2015.
  • Workshop on Forensic Science at Sri Kumaragaru College of Technology, Coimbatore in Feb. 2018.
  • Career Opportunities in Forensic Science for Undergraduate Students of RBVRR College, Hyderabad in June 2018.
  • SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  • Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani & Hyderabad
  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • Chaitanya Bharathi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  • Convocational Address at Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences, Vijayawada
  • Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore
  • Dr. Gandhi P C Kaza, Chairman, Truth Labs addressed the students of Flora E M School, Vuyyuru on the “Purpose of Education: Learning without Frontiers” during the 23rd Annual Day Celebrations on 8th Feb. 2014.