India's first civil defence studies varsity inaugurated

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    RAM The southern Man Senior Member

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    AHMEDABAD: The third super-speciality university in state after Gujarat National Law University and Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Raksha Shakti University, was inaugurated in Ahmedabad on Thursday. The university has commenced the first batch with a six-month diploma course from academic year 2010-11.

    The university was in pipeline for last two years after announcement by Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi. The varsity, being projected as a launching pad for getting into police forces, armed forces and private security agencies, has taken 160 students in its first batch.

    Speaking at the inaugural function, Modi said that the university was part of forward planning towards meeting the need of specialised training. "In the time of ever-growing threat in form of naxalism, terrorism, cyber and new-age crimes and volatile internal security situation, we need to think in terms of future. I am sure that the university will work as a perfect platform for the aspirants for uniformed jobs in years to come," he said in his speech.

    University officials stated that the new campus has been finalised near Gandhinagar, where construction work will commence by the year-end. Meghaninagar campus has started with diploma courses and will eventually offer courses in graduation and post-graduation.

    The ceremony was attended by a number of IPS officers, government and AMC officials and students of the university and various schools.

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