Dr. J. R. Gaur

Director of SFRMNS
M.Sc. (Physical Anthropology), Ph.D., MIAFS, MEMSI, MISCA, MFSSI, Ex-MBAFSc

Phone No. – 079-68126821 (Ext. 301) / +91 63572 44820

Email – jrgaur@rru.ac.in

About Dr. J. R. Gaur

Dr. J. R. Gaur, a well known forensic scientist in India and abroad, graduated in Science (Medical Group) from Dayal Singh College, Karnal in the year 1974 and obtained Degree of Master of Science in Physical Anthropology in the year 1976 from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He did his Ph.D. in the faculty of Science from Punjab University while in service in 1990. Dr. J. R. Gaur joined State Forensic Science Laboratory, Haryana, Madhuban, Karnal as Scientific Assistant (Serology) in the year 1978 and promoted as Senior Scientific Assistant and Senior Scientific Officer up till March 1990. He was subsequently selected in the State Forensic Science Laboratory, Himachal Pradesh as Assistant Director (Biology & Serology) in the year 1990 and was promoted as Deputy Director in the same laboratory in the year 1994. Further, he was promoted as Director, State Forensic Science Laboratory, Himachal Pradesh, Junga (Shimla) in January 1998 and worked in the same capacity upto August 2012. He also worked with Bureau of Police Research & Development, MHA, Government of India as Principal Scientific Officer (Life ScienceO from year 2012 to 2016.
During his tenure of Service, Dr. Gaur examined and reported about 13000 crime cases in the laboratory and he has examined about 650 scenes of crime. He also appeared for evidences in various Courts of Law in India in about 262 cases. He has been researching and writing scientific papers in Forensic Sciences ever since his induction in this field. As such he has about 150 publications to his credit in National as well as International journals of repute. Not only this, for the education of the public and all the wings of Criminal Justice System, he has given 47 Radio Talks from All India Radio, Shimla on Forensic Sciences and allied subjects and also got telecasted six T.V. talks on Forensic Science from Doordarshan, Shimla. Dr Gaur has already written 8 books/booklets on Forensic Sciences.
On different 13 occasions, Dr. Gaur has been given letters of appreciation for his excellent and meritorious performance in Forensic Works. He has also received Union Home Minister’s National Award for meritorious services for the year 1998 in Biological Sciences and Forensic Science Excellence National Award for the year 2003. He has also been honoured in the 15 th All India Forensic Science Conference for providing excellent services to the society through the aids of Forensic Science, in 2005. He received Pt Govind Vallabh Pant Puruskar of BPR&D in the year 2006 and Bharat Gaurav Award from India International Friendship Society New Delhi – 2016 for his outstanding works. He has also received Union Home Minister’s Life Time Achievement Award of MHA, GoI, New Delhi in the year 2018. He has been through and meticulous examiner of scientific evidences at the Scene of Crime and a meticulous laboratory investigator. He has worked in the fields of Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Biology, Forensic Serology and Scene of Crime examinations during his service and solved a number of ticklish cases in the country.

Educational Qualifications
  • B.Sc. (Medical Group)
  • M.Sc. (Physical Anthropology)
  • Ph.D. (Science)
  • At Present, Director, School of Forensic Science & Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University
  • Principal Scientific Officer (Life Sciences), BPR&D, MHA, GoI, New Delhi (3 Years 6 Months).
  • Director and HoD, State Forensic Science Department Himachal Pradesh, Junga (14 Years 8 Months) (superannuation)
  • Scientific and Tech. Work of Director ( 4 Years 9 Months)
  • Deputy Director, State FSL/HP Shimla (3 Years 6 Months)
  • Asstt. Director (Biology & Serology) ( 4 Years 3 Months)
  • Senior Scientific Officer (Serology) in State FSL, Haryana, Madhuban (Karnal) (nearly 10 Years)
  • Senior Scientific Assistant (9 Months)
  • Scientific Assistant (Serology) (1 Year 8 Months)
  • Received Union Home Minister’s National Award for meritorious service in Forensic Science for the year 1998 (Biological Sciences) at Bhopal on 22 Dec, 1999.
  • Honoured by the Hob’ble Chief Minister of Haryana in the XVth All India Forensic Science Conference on 19/01/2004 at Karnal for providing excellent services to the Society.
  • Received “Forensic Science Excellence Award” and Gold Medal of Union Home Ministry, Govt. of India, for the year – 2003 at XVIthAll India Forensic Science Conference at Hyderabad on 08/12/2004. The award has been given for teaching and training of Forensic Science to Police and Judiciary and also for the popularization of Forensic Science and maximizing it’s use in the State of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Received award of Rs.15,000/- from the Bureau of Police Research and Development on the book written by the undersigned “Nayayalic Vigyan Ek Parichay” under Pandit Gobind VallabhPant Puruskar Yojna of Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi and certificate at the National Qualloquium at New Delhi on 16/12/2006.
  • Bharat Gaurav Award – 2016 by IIF Soc., New Delhi.
  • Life Time Achievement Award in Forensic Sciences. Selected by MHA/GoI, New Delhi. Received the award in Feb., 2018 in All India Forensic Science Conference at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad from Hon’ble Union Home Minister.
  • For Organizing 36th All India Police Duty Meet Scientific Aids to Investigation Competition from Inspector General of Police, Armed Police & Training, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on 1/12/1992
  • For appreciable working in Forensic Science from Director, Forensic Science Laboratory, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on 6/9/1993
  • For organizing 9th biennial All India Forensic Science Conference at Shimla from Director General of Police, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on 25/05/1995
  • For working with utmost honesty, dedication and sincerity in Forensic Science and for doing all round important works in Forensic Science in an excellent manner in the fields of research, training and administration of the laboratory from Dy. Inspector General of Police and Director, Forensic Science Lab, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on 20/07/1995
  • For best performance in organizing training course in Forensic Science for the Police from Director General of Police, Himachal Pradesh, Shimla on 18/02/2000
  • In recognition of the work done for getting Forensic Science Excellence award 2003 from Principal Secretary Home to Govt. of Himachal Pradesh on 06/07/2005
  • In recognition of providing forensic training to H.P. Judicial Officers appreciated the training inputs from Director, Judicial Academy, Himachal Pradesh on 24/10/2008
  • In recognition of providing forensic training to H.P. Judicial Officers appreciated the training inputs from Principal Secretary (Home) to the Govt. of Himachal Pradesh on 01/12/2008
  • For teaching advancements in Forensic Science to H.P. State Judicial Officers for three years. The courses were rated to be very high standard and appreciated by all Judicial Officers participants of the courses from Director, H.P. State Judicial Academy on the Directions of Hon’ble Chief Justice of Himachal Pradesh on 18/04/2009
  • For delivering talks “Police ills Forensic Solutions”, “Expert Evidence in the Courts of Law” “Trends in Forensic Science and Judicial Appreciation” which were rated to be outstanding by the IPS officers and Judicial officers drawn from different States of the Country from Inspector General of Police, Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban, Karnal on 22/04/2009
  • For delivering lectures to the Judicial Officers of Delhi Judicial Services from Director, National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Sciences, New Delhi on 03/02/2010

Papers presented in different 29 conferences/ Scientific Journals

Books/ Conference proceedings/ Monographs
  • 08 Books Published
Papers published – International 20
Paper published – National 97
Abstract Published 12
  • Gaur, J.R. and Bhalla, V. (1993). A serological profile of the People of Haryana. IN: People of India Biocultural Dimensions, Inter India Publications, New Delhi
  • Gaur, J.R. and Sharma Arun (1998), Application of Human Genetics/ Anthropology in Forensic Sciences. IN: Physical Anthropology and Human Genetics contemporary perspective. Asia Vision Publishers, Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  • Gaur, J.R. (2000), Anthropology in crime prevention, investigation and the Administration of Justice in the 21 st Century. IN: Anthropology at the turn of century, deptt. Of Anthropology, P.U. Chandigarh, India.
  • Gaur, J.R. (2002), Identification of Human Skeletons, IN: Recent Advances in Forensic Biology, Anmol Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
  • Gaur, J.R. (2005), Immunology in Forensic Science, IN: An interdisciplinary approach to Forensic Science, Selective & Scientific Book Publishers &Distributors, New Delhi.
Name of Institution Subject of Training
Deptt. Of Anthropology Punjab, University Chandigarh Collection, Preparation and Description of floral and faunal remains
State Forensic Science Laboratory, Madhuban Haryana Basic training in Forensic Science Laboratory in Foot Prints, Finger Prints, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Biology and Forensic Serology
Department of Bio-Chemistry, V.P. Chest Institute, Delhi Iso-electric focusing, poly- acrylamide gel electrophoresis, techniques in chromatography, Ion-exchange chromatography, Affinity chromatography, gel Filtration and density gradient slab get polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis
Department of Anthropology, Punjab University, Chandigarh Crossover electrophoresis, Immuno-electrophorosis with agarose and starch gels as well as polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis for haemoglobinheptoglobin typing.
CFSL, Hyderabad Immunological methods in Forensic investigations
Regional Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre Punjab University Chandigarh Electron Microscopy
Himachal Pradesh Institute of Public Administration Computer course on Windows and MS Office 97
Institute of Management in Govt. of Thiruvanantpuram, Kerala Vertical interaction course on Management for IPS and other officers.
Centre of Excellence In Biological Sciences, CFSL, MHA, GOI, Kolkata DNA profiling of forensic Specimen (Hypervariable regions of mitochondrial DNA and Y-Chromosome.)
Administrative Staff College of India, Bellavista, Hyderabad Management of Forensic Laboratories
Central Institute of Plastics Engineering & Technology, Bhubaneswar and Dept of Science & Technology, GOI, New Delhi Laboratory Assessors training Course organized by NABL for Testing and calibration of Laboratories
  • Scientific Aids to Investigation Competitions In All India Police Duty Meet-1992 held at Shimla.
  • IX th All India Forensic Science Conference and Director’s Conference – 1995 at Shimla. Worked as Joint Secretary of Organizing Committee
  • Organized International Seminar on 5 th to 7 th September 2004 with GEQD, Shimla on the Role of Forensic Documents in combating white-collar crimes.
  • Organized Scientific Aids to investigation Competition in H.P. State Police Duty Meet every year from 19990 to 2003.
  • Attended 40 National and 09 International Conference / Seminars
    Member of Advisory Board
  • Journal of Human Ecology – An international Journal being published from New Delhi.

  • Member of Editorial Board
  • The Anthropologist international journal of contemporary and applied studies of Man – being published from New Delhi.

  • Member of Board Referees
  • The Indian Police Journal, published by BPR&D, MHA, GOI, New Delhi

  • Secretary/ Member
  • Worked as Member Secretary, H.P. Forensic Science Development Board and Member, H.P. Police Board. Also worked as Member Forensic Science Bill Draft Committee of Govt. of India. Presently working as External Member of H.P. Forensic Science Development Board.

  • Life member Scientific Societies/ Academies
  • India Academy of Forensic Science (Council Member 1998-2000)
  • Forensic Science Society of India.(Life)
  • Electron Microscope Society of India.(Life)
  • Indian Science Congress Association. (Life)
  • Arpana Charitable Trust Madhuban, Karnal work for poor and downtrodden. (Life)
  • Bella-Vista Association of Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad.

  • Ex-Member
  • British Academy of Forensic Science.
  • Co-chaired scientific sessions at Forensic Science Forum Science Forum Indian Science Congress, Chennai-1999.
  • Co-chaired Scientific session in National Seminar Anthropology in 21 st century at P.U. Chandigarh.
  • Acted as Judge in the Forensic Science forum ISC at Chennai-1999 for young scientist awards.
  • Co-chaired three scientific sessions of Forensic Forum of Indian Science Congress-2000 at Pune.
  • Co-chaired Scientific Session of Biological Science at Port Blair, A& N Islands in XII All India Forensic Science Conference.
  • Chaired Scientific Session on Biological Science at 13 th All India Forensic Science conference at Ahmedabad from Nov 9 to 11, 2001.
  • Co-chaired Scientific Session of Medical and Forensic Science on 16.04.2003 in 26 th Electron Microscope Society of India, National Conference at CPRI, Shimla.
  • Chaired session on Biological Sciences in the XVI All India Forensic Science Conference at Hyderabad on 09.12.2004.
  • Delivered invited inaugural talk of “Forensic Odontology and Human Identity” in the IX Annual Conference of Indian Dental Association, Himachal Pradesh State at Shimla on 08.12.2006.
  • Delivered an invited talk “Police ills-Forensic Solutions to the IPS officers at Haryana Police Academy, Madhuban, Karnal.
  • Adjudicated scientific session on Biological Sciences in XVIII All India Forensic Science Conference at Kolkata as a Judge.
  • Chaired scientific session of forensic anthropology at Amity University, Noida, U.P. India on 10-12 October 2008.
  • Chaired scientific session on forensic biology in IXX All India Forensic Science Conference on 17-20 January 2008.
  • Chaired two scientific sessions one on Forensic Anthropology and another that of panel discussion in the conference held at Amity University, Noida, from 10/10/2008 to 12/10/2008.
  • Chaired and adjudicated scientific sessions in Forensic Biology, Serology and DNA in XX All India Forensic Science Conference at Jaipur from 15 th to 17 th November 2009.
  • Chaired scientific session of Russian delegates at International Symposium of Forensic Science on 19 Mar 2013 at Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab)
  • Co-chaired scientific sessions at Forensic Science Forum Science Forum Indian Science Congress, Chennai.
  • Co-chaired scientific, session in India- US Conference on Home Land Security for Police chiefs of India and U.S. at VigyanBhawan, New Delhi in 2013.