01 December, 2020

Police Procedurals

At last, Indian academia turns its lens on strategy, policing, law and order, and crime

Manoj Kumar
Police Procedurals

Noted strategic affairs analyst K. Subrahmanyam did not live long enough to see the government act on his vision of a ‘National Defence University’. It was on May 23 this year that the prime minister laid the foundation stone for the Indian National Defence University (INDU) in Gurgaon. When it finally begins operating, it will allow those from the armed forcers to focus on conflict-related issues in an academic setting instead of just the physical training required while in action on the field.  

This university comes at a time when several state governments are setting up universities to meet internal security challenges. First off the block was the Gujarat government that set up the Raksha Shakti University in 2009. It began offering undergraduate and post-graduate diplomas in police science and has since then added a BA programme in security management and a MA in criminology. This was followed by the Jodhpur-based Sardar Patel University of Police, Security and Criminal Justice (SPUPSCJ), created by the Rajasthan government last year. The...



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