Mr. Shakti Prakash

Research Officer (Forensic Science)
School of Behavioural Sciences and Forensic Investigations (SBSFI)
Research Area:Questioned Documents, Fingerprint, Forensic Photography, Forensic Instrumentation, Multimedia Forensic and Psychology

Phone No. – +91-7053350024, Ext: 310

Email – shakti.prakash@rru.ac.in, shaktiforensic@gmail.com

Research Area – Questioned Documents, Fingerprint, Forensic Photography, Forensic Instrumentation, Multimedia Forensic and Psychology”

Mr. Shakti Prakash is currently employed at the School of Behavioural Sciences and Forensic Investigations (SBSFI) at Rashtriya Raksha University in Lavad, Gujarat. He holds the position of Research Officer (Forensic Science) and is concurrently pursuing a Ph.D. in Forensic Science from Rashtriya Raksha University, which is designated as an Institution of National Importance under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. Mr. Prakash holds an M.Sc. in Forensic Science with a specialization in Questioned Documents, Fingerprints, and Photography from Rashtriya Raksha University. He also earned a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Forensic Science from the Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology at Bundelkhand University in Jhansi (U.P.). Additionally, he obtained a Master of Arts in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Mr. Prakash has received training in various capacities from government organizations such as the State Forensic Science Laboratory in Mahanagar, Lucknow, the Directorate of Forensic Science in Junga (H.P.), the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (C.B.I.) in New Delhi, and the Directorate of Forensic Science in Gandhinagar. His research has been published in national and international journals.

  • Pursuing Ph.D. in Forensic Science (2021-22) at Rashtriya Raksha University (An Institution of National Importance) MHA, GOI, Gandhinagar, Gujrat.
  • M.A. in Psychology specialization in Clinical Psychology (2020-23) Distance Mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).
  • M.Sc. Forensic Science with Specialisation in Questioned Documents, Fingerprint & Photography; (2018-2020) M.Sc. Programme from School of Forensic Science & Risk Management, Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) Forensic Science; (2015-2018) Programme from Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (U.P.).
Additional Qualifications
  • Completed Certificate course in “Forensic Entrepreneurship” from Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar on 26th -30th November 2019.
  • Completed “Short Course: Digital Forensics” from Charles Sturt University on 06th May 2020.
  • Completed five days virtual workshop on “Forensic Engineering – Transforming Failure to Success” from Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar. (13th – 17th December 2020).
  • Completed Online “Five Days International Professional Development Online Certificate Programme on Sports Forensics” from Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar. (22nd to 26th Feb 2021).
  • Participated in the Online Course on “Advances in Remote Sensing Techniques For Geological Applications” from Indian Space Research Organisation, Indian Institute Of Remote Sensing (13th to 24th March 2023).
  • Research Officer at “School of Behavioural Sciences and Forensic Investigations”, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. (2nd January 2024 – Preseant).
  • Scientific Assistant at “School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security”, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. (10th March 2021 – 30th December 2023).
  • Laboratory Technician at “School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security”, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. (1st September, 2020 – 9th March 2021).
  • Research Intern at “School of Strategic Learning & Joint Logistics”, Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. (15th June 2020 – 31st August 2020).
  • Selected for Scholarship for Higher Education Component Under “INSPIRE SCHEME” under the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • Received Certificate of appreciation for being a Volunteer in MUKTI I – an awareness generation program on harmful consequences of drugs of abuse in collaboration with Raksha Shakti University and National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, 21st February 2019.
  • Received Appreciation for Completion of Course on “Contemporary Issues in Forensic Anthropology” which has successfully been completed on 08 April 2021 by the Director SFRMNS, RRU.
  • Appreciation and acknowledgement of the efforts made in producing an excellent video for the Notice Board of SFRMNS on 22nd June 2021 by the Director, SFRMNS, RRU.
  • Got the Best paper presentation and first prize Titled “Police Ills: Forensic Solutions” at the 3 Days International Conference on “Nuances of Criminal Investigation and Dynamics of Forensic Evidence” organized by ICFAI Hyderabad & NFSU, 20th -22nd August 2021.
  • Received Best Poster Presentation Award [1ST RUNNER UP] for standing Second in the poster presentation competition & making an outstanding presentation on “Underwater Crime Scene: Challenges, Recovery & Development of Fingerprints” at the First International Conference on Maritime & Marine Crime Investigations: Forensics at Sea held from 11th to 13th February 2022.
  • Received Appreciation for good work done by the Director SFRMNS, RRU during the CBI Investigating Officers Course held between 4th April to 9th April 2022.
Papers
  • Prakash, S., Rashid, S., Dahiya, B., & Sharma S.(2019). “A Review on Recovery of Fingerprints from Epidermal Layer of Cadavers”. Journal of the Gujarat Research Society, Volume 21 Issue 13, December 2019, Pages 453-459. (ISSN: 0374-8588).
  • Rashid, S., Singhla, A., Prakash, S., (2019). “Estimation of Significant Differences in Height and Attributes of Footprint Between Male and Female Subjects by the Inferential Statistics”. International Journal of New Innovations in Engineering and Technology, Volume 12 Issue 3, December 2019, Pages 30-34. (ISSN: 2319-6319).
  • Bhambhani, L. P., Tripathi, M. A., & Prakash, S. (2021). Psychopathy and sociopathy: A modern understanding of antisocial personality disorder (Review Article). Indian Journal of Social Studies and Humanities, Vol. 1 (5)/ JAN-MAR 2021, Pages 17–23. (ISSN:2277-7458).
  • Gaur, J. R., Tripathi, M. A., Kumar, K. V. R., Mistry, D., & Prakash, S. (2021). “Paradigm shift in the nature of human trafficking in India”. International Journal of Management and Social Science Research Review, 8(4), April-2021, Pages 9–13. (ISSN -2349-67).
  • Gaur, J. R., & Prakash, S. (2021). “Indian Police: Public Servant or Servant of The Masters”. International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT), Volume 9, Issue 4, April 2021, Pages 2775-2780. (ISSN: 2320-2882).
  • Gaur, K., Prakash, S. & Gaur, J. R. (2021). “Criminalization of Politics and Politicalisation of Criminals in India”. Indian Journal of Social Studies and Humanities Vo. 1 (6)/ APR-JUN 2021, Pages 12-17.
  • Gaur, J. R., Kathane, J. P., Singh A. & Prakash S. (2021). “Anthropology in the Service of the Criminal Justice System and the Societal Security”. International Journal of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, Vol. 1, Issue-2, July-December 2021, Pages 40-45.
  • Gaur, J. R., Kathane, J. P., & Prakash, S. (2021). “Scene of Crime Management – Problems and Practices”. International Journal of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, Vol. 1, Issue-2, July-December 2021, Pages 46-50.
  • Gaur, J. R. & Prakash, S. (2022). “Railways/Metro Accidents and Human Security”. International Research Journal Police Science” Volume 7, Issue 1 & 2, Pages 72-79.
  • Gaur, J. R., Prakash, S., Jain, D., Mistry, D. (2022). “Forensic Odontological Evidence in Crime Investigation and Court of Law”. International Journal of Forensic Science and Legal Medicine, Vol 2, Issue -1, January – June, 2022. Pages 10-13.
Articles
  • Prakash, S. (2022). “Drone Forensics”. SAVIOURS: VOICE OF KHAKI, Vol 1,Issue – 2 May-June, 2023. Page 24-28.
Book Chapters/Conference Proceedings
  • Gaur, K., Prakash, S. & Gaur, J. R. (2021). “Police Ills: Forensic Solutions”. Proceedings of Three Days International Conference on Nuances of Criminal Investigation and Dynamics of Forensic Evidence organized by ICFAI Hyderabad & NFSU, 20-22 August 2021, Page 02-21. (ISBN: 978-93-92377-12-9).
  • Contributed a Book Chapter “Forensic Science and rhe Making of Safer Planet” Book Title “Technology and Analytics for Law & Justice” 8 October 2023. (ISBN: 978-93-95764-68-1).
Internships
  • Interned at State Forensic Science Laboratory, Lucknow (U.P.) in Ballistics, Cyber Forensic & Document Division between 8th June to 29th June 2016.
  • Interned at Directorate of Forensics Services HQ Shimla, in Cyber Forensics Division from 25th March 2019 to 30th March 2019.
  • Interned at the Document Division of Central Forensic Science Laboratory (C.B.I.), New Delhi from 24th June 2019 to 5th July 2019.
  • Interned at Directorate of Forensic Science, in Fingerprint Bureau, Gandhinagar, Gujarat State, from 07th March 2020 to 13th March 2020.
  • Interned at the Directorate of Forensic Science, in Handwriting Photography Bureau, Gandhinagar, Gujarat State, from 15th March 2020 to 23rd March 2020.
  • Interned at School of Criminology and Behavioural Sciences, Rashtriya Raksha University, from 1st June 2022 to 30th September 2022.
Training
  • Participated in “HACKERS MEET-UP” Organized by Pristine Info Solutions Ahmedabad on 27th January 2019.
  • Attended 3 days training course on “Voice Spectrograph” from ACUSTEK Limited, Ireland at Raksha Shakti University, Lavad, Gujarat between 6th March to 8th March 2019.
  • Attended 5 days training course on “Shimadzu I-series HPLC Basic, Operation & Maintenance with LabSolutions Software” from SPINCO BIOTECH PVT LTD, at Raksha Shakti University, Lavad, Gujarat between 11th January to 16th January 2021.
  • Participated in three days training Programme on “Applied Statistics using IBM SPSS Statistics for Research” organized by the Directorate of Research and Publications, Rashtriya Raksha University between 15th to 17th January 2021.
  • Participated in One Day Online Certificate Course on “Contemporary Issues in Forensic Anthropology” on 8th April 2021. Organized by the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Attended “Certificate Course cum Training Program on Publications, Research & Writing” organized by JUS Corpus from 01st – 30th May 2023.
Participated
  • Participated in two days National Seminar on “Role of Forensic Science in Disaster Victim Identification in Indian Perspective” at Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Institute of forensic science & Criminology Bundelkhand University Jhansi U.P. between 18th -19th March 2016.
  • Participated in Three Days International Conference on “Advances in Forensic DNA technology” at Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Institute of forensic science & Criminology Bundelkhand University Jhansi U.P. between 22nd to 24th February 2017.
  • Participated in Two days National Conference on “Aspects of Biosciences with Hands-on Practical on Finger Print Tracing and Extraction of Nano Silver Particles” at Shikhar Institute in Association with Gujarat University, Department of Forensic Science & Biochemistry between 15th and 16th September 2019.
Papers Presented
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Voice Identification in Forensic Science) at National Conference on “Future Perspectives of Forensic Science in India” at Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Institute of forensic science & Criminology Bundelkhand University Jhansi U.P. between 09th to 10th March 2017.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Crime Scene) at “24th all India Forensic Science Conference” at Gujrat University Ahmedabad between 10th to 12th February 2018.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Acid Attack: A rage Against Women) in “National Conference on Resilience and Resource Management Including ICT for Sustainable Agriculture & Biotechnology” Organized by Dr. M.P.S. Group of Institutions, Agra. Between 23rd to 24th February 2019.
  • Presented Paper (Titled: Blood Stain Pattern Analysis: Directional Compass of Forensic Investigation) in “International Conference on Police Science (ICPS-2019)” organized by Raksha Shakti University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, between 6th & 7th September 2019.
  • Poster Presented on (Titled: Underwater Crime Scene: Challenges, Recovery & Development of Fingerprints) at the First International Conference on Maritime & Marine Crime Investigations: Forensics at Sea held from 11th to 13th February 2022.
  • Worked as a Member of the Document Verification Committee in the walk-in interview (20,21,27 Oct 2020) Organized by the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in the two-day virtual workshop on “Research Methodology & Research Metrics” Date: 15th & 16th December 2020. Organized By Research and Publications Division & School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee Online Certificate Programme on “Forensic Engineering – Transforming Failure to Success” Date: 13th – 17th December 2020. Organized by the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee “Five Days International Professional Development Online Certificate Programme on Sports Forensics, 22nd – 26th February 2021” Organized by the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee Online program on “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking” Date: 26th June 2021. Organized by the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Document Verification Committee in the walk-in interview (20,22,23 July 2021) Organized by the School of Forensic Science and Risk Management, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in the virtual training programme of “Current Advances in Forensic Science for Crime Investigation” on 17th September 2021. Organized by Rashtriya Raksha University under the auspices of the e-ITEC Programme, Development Partnership Administration, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • Worked as a Member of Document Verification & Scrutiny Committee in a walk-in interview (21st September 2021) Organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management & National Security, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in the virtual training programme of “Scientific Investigation of Crime” on 16th November 2021 to 18th November 2021. Organized by Rashtriya Raksha University under the auspices of the e-ITEC Programme, Development Partnership Administration, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in the virtual training programme of “Scientific Methods of Investigation” on 04th January 2022 to 06th January 2022. Organized by Rashtriya Raksha University under the auspices of the ITEC Programme, Development Partnership Administration, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
  • Worked as a Member of the Document Verification Committee in a walk-in interview (20th January 2022) Organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management & National Security, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Organizing Commettee Member of the 1st Convocation of Rashtriya Raksha University held on 12th March 2022.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in One week Capacity Building Training Programme for Investigating Officers of Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) from 04th April – 09th April 2022 Organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Appointed as a Member of Anti Ragging Committee of Rashtriya Raksha University office order No: RRU/PVCO/IC/ARC/2022/46 from 20th April 2022 – Present.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in One week Capacity Building Training Programme for Investigating Officers of Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) from 20th June – 25th June 2022 Organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Member of the Organizing Committee in One week Capacity Building Training Programme for Investigating Officers of Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I.) from 18th July – 23rd July 2022 Organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security, Rashtriya Raksha University, Gujarat.
  • Worked as a Organizing Commettee Member of the 2nd Convocation of Rashtriya Raksha University held on 17th October 2022.
Course Conducted
  • Working as a Course Coordinator in Five Days e-ITEC Virtual Training Programme on “Recent Advancements of Forensic Science” From 4th July 2022 to 8th July 2022.
  • Working as a Course Coordinator in Five Days e-ITEC Virtual Training Programme on “Fingerprints, Marks and Questioned Documents Examination” From 25th July 2022 to 29th July 2022.
  • Working as a Course Coordinator in Five Days e-ITEC Training Programme on “Fingerprints, Marks and Questioned Documents Examination” From 06th February 2023 to 10th February 2023.
Official Visit
  • Visited National Bomb Data Centre (NBDC) National Security Guard (NSG), Headquarter, Manesar, Haryana along with Dr. J. R. Gaur (Director, SFRMNS) for Upgrading the Forensic Science Laboratory at NBDC on 26th and 27th August 2022.
Delivered Lectures
  • Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Intricate cases of questioned document examination” as an expert resource person in the “Fingerprints, Marks and Questioned Documents Examination” From 25th July 2022 to 29th July 2022.
  • Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Identification of Fake Currency” as an expert resource person in the “Fingerprints, Marks and Questioned Documents Examination” From 25th July 2022 to 29th July 2022.
  • Delivered an invited talk on the topic “Identification of Fake Currency” as an expert resource person in the “Fingerprints, Marks and Questioned Documents Examination” From 06th February 2023 to 10th February 2023.
  • Delivered an invited talk and practical demonstration on the topic “Intricate Cases of Questioned Document Examination” as an expert resource person in the “Fingerprints, Marks and Questioned Documents Examination” From 06th February 2023 to 10th February 2023.
Practical Assistance
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Practical Assistance in a “Two Weeks Training Programme on Modern Policing” from 11th to 25th September 2021 at Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Practical Assistance in “One-week Hands-On Training Programme on Forensic Instrumentation” from 11th to 15th October 2021 at the School of Forensics, Risk Management & National Security, Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Assisted in “Hands-on Practical on 3D Facial Reconstruction” in the 3-day national level programme on “Human Identification” from 19th to 21st April 2022 organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security (SFRMNS) Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Assisted in “Role of DNA in Personal Identification and Hands-on Practical of Blood Grouping” in the 3-day national level programme on “Human Identification” from 19th to 21st April 2022 organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security (SFRMNS) Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Received Certificate of Appreciation for Assisted in “Hands-on Practical on Voice Examination” in the 3-day national level programme on “Human Identification” from 19th to 21st April 2022 organized by the School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security (SFRMNS) Rashtriya Raksha University.
  • Delivered Practical Session on the topic “Species of Origin, Aging, Sexing and Stature Estimation from Human Skeleton, Super Imposition and Human Identity” as an expert resource person in the “Recent Advancements of the Forensic Science” From 4th July 2022 to 8th July 2022 organized by School of Forensics, Risk Management and National Security (SFRMNS) RRU.
Workshops
  • Attended 7 days of National Workshop on “Biometrics and Bone Identification” training at the University of Lucknow, Department of Anthropology between 27th January to 7th February 2018.
  • Participated in a two-day virtual workshop on “Research Methodology & Research Metrics” From Rashtriya Raksha University between 15th to 16th December 2020.
  • Participated in “Workshop on Research Methodology & Research Writing” jointly organized by Research and Publications (R&P), Rashtriya Raksha University and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG) from 04th to 05th February 2021.
  • Participated in “3 days’ workshop on Qualitative Research using NVIVO” jointly organized by Research and Publications (R&P), Rashtriya Raksha University and Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG) FROM 25th to 27th May 2022.
  • Participated in Online International Workshop on “Forensic Science- Emerging Trends in India & Abroad” FORENSIA-2021 organized by 360 Forensic Association, Department of Forensic Science, Faculty of Science SGT University, Gurugram from 18th October 2021 to 22nd October 2021.
Seminar
  • Participated in Two days National Seminar on “Role of Forensic Science in Disaster victim Identification in Indian Perspective” Organised by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Institute of forensic science & Criminology, Bundelkhand University Jhansi U.P. between 18th to 19th March 2016.
  • Participated in “15th National Youth Parliament” (Group Level) Organized by Raksha Shakti University and Ministry of Parliament Affairs, Government of India on 7th December 2018.
  • Participated National Seminar on “Women in Paramilitary Force” organized by the School of Internal Security and Police Administration, Rashtriya Raksha University on 20th December 2022.
  • Participated “3 Days Professional Development Programme” for Administrative Staff organized by Rashtriya Raksha University between 8th June to 10th June 2021.
  • Participated One Week Faculty Development Programme on “Emerging Challenges of Criminal Justice System: Way Forward” organized by the School of Security, Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (SSLECJ) Rashtriya Raksha University from 24th February 2023 to 02nd March 2023.
  • Participated in Staff Development Programme on the Theme “Personality Development for Staff of Academic Institutions” organized by Rashtriya Raksha University, Gandhinagar on 04th March 2023.
  • Participated in the “One Week Online Capacity Building Programme in Internal and International Border Management” conducted from 13th March, 2023 to 17th March, 2023 organized by Rashtriya Raksha Unversity, Pasighat Campus, Arunachal Pradesh.