Raksha Shakti University
Raksha Shakti University
(Established by Govt. of Gujarat and approved by UGC)
News & Announcements
Call for Research Proposal
International Conference on Police Science, ICPS 2019 is being rescheduled on 6th and 7th September 2019 at RSU main campus, Lavad, Dahegam Dist. Gandhinagar
Walk-In-Interview for Teaching and Non-Teaching Positions at RSU
ICSSR Research Methodology course for Research Scholar

•   Foreign Faculty Mr. James Hilborn (Canadian Criminologist) has delivered his video video lecture (SKYPE Lecture) to RSU students on "Introduction to NeuroCriminology ",4th March 2014.

   Foreign faculty Dr.Mahinda Balasuriya (Ambassador of Srilanka in UAE) started his lecture series through video lecture (SKYPE lecture) ) to RSU students from 7th February 2014. This series will continue on every second and forth Saturday between 11:00 to 12:00 AM. at RSU.

RSU has sponsored a Research Project on "Police In Gujarat: Continuity and Change" to Ramnarain Ruia College, Mumbai from 1st February 2014.

MOU signed between RSU and PDPU on 19th march 2014 for developing research and academic activities

MOU signed between RSU and Sardar Patel University Of Police security & Criminal Justice,jodhpur,Rajasthan on 15th january,2014 for Developing Research and Academic activities.

MOU signed between RSU and  DIPR on 13th december 2013 for Developing Research and Academic activities....

Government of Gujarat has decided to give additional marks for the students of RSU who have succesfully completed their course and want to join the Police force as Police Constable or Police Sub-Inspector.

દેશમાં કાયદો અને વ્યવસ્થાના સંરક્ષણ તેમજ ગુનાઓના સંશોધન તથા અટકાવ બાબતે પધ્ધતિસરના અભ્યાસ અને પ્રાયોગિક તાલીમ થકી નિષ્ણાંતોનું સર્જન કરવાના ઉદ્દેશ સાથે ગુજરાતના યુવાનોની કારકિર્દીને નવી દિશા આપવા માટે સરકારશ્રી દ્રારા “ધી રક્ષા શક્તિ યુનિવર્સિટી એક્ટ-૨૦૦૯ “ હેઠળ રાજ્યમાં રક્ષા શક્તિ યુનિવર્સિટીની સ્થાપના કરેલ છે.

ગુજરાત ઇન્ડસ્ટ્રીયલ સિકયુરીટી ફોર્સ સોસાયટી, અમદાવાદ જે રાજય સરકારશ્રી પ્રેરિત સોસાયટી છે અને જેનું રજીસ્ટ્રેશન સોસાયટી રજીસ્ટ્રેશન એકટ-૧૮૬૦ મુજબ તેમજ પ્રાઇવેટ સિકયુરીટી એજન્સીસ એકટ-૨૦૦૫ અન્વયે થયેલ છે. આ સંસ્થા રાજય સરકારશ્રીના ખાતા/ યુનિટો / કચેરીઓ / બોર્ડ-નિગમોમાં માંગણી મુજબની સલામતી સેવાઓ પુરી પાડે છે. તેમાં રક્ષા શકિત યુનિવર્સિટીમાંથી ’’ડીપ્લોમા ઇન પોલીસ સાયન્સ’’ અભ્યાસક્રમમાં સફળ થયેલ વિધાર્થીઓમાંથી પ૦ ટકા સિકયુરીટી ગાર્ડઝની જગ્યાઓ પ્રાથમિકતાના ધોરણે ભરવા સૈધ્ધાંતિક નિર્ણય લેવામાં આવેલ છે.
Lavad Campus

The site is located northeast to Ahmedabad, in a village named Lavad, near Dahegam. The site is abutted by a 1.5 km stretch of Meshwo river on the southern boundary. It is heavily contoured with heavy runoff valleys from north to south, which lead to the river.

Preserving the existing land and its landscape, capturing water and retaining the water-bodies becomes the main motives to evolve the master plan. Thus the introduction of new check-dams and the water-bodies defines the ridges and planes on which the campus can be located and developed.


The design evolves from defining the two major axis laid across north-south and the east-west direction of the site.

The north-south axis connects the memorial, the parade ground taking one through the academic block to the ceremonial dining block and right across to the river edge ending with an amphitheatre. Thus this axis becomes predominant and acts as the spine of the campus, where the main activities would be centered.

The east-west axis is invisible and is laid out through the centre of the parade ground connecting the administration block on the western side and the museum cum convention centre on the eastern side. The main entry gate on the north-west corner and a secondary entry point at the western edge connecting to the existing village, defines the secondary axis along the north-south and the east-west direction respectively. A quadrangular road network is made to connect the museum cum convention centre and the athletic field on the north-eastern corner.


The parade ground in the east-west axis becomes the anchor of academic activities. It defines the life of a cadet on campus. The academic block becomes the face of the parade ground on the south side that is flanked by the administrative block on to the west and the museum cum convention centre to the east.


We believe that learning happens by casual encounters across trans-disciplinary boundaries, across various age groups, from peers and faculty, from nature and between the inside and the outside. In order to achieve these qualities in the campus design the movement of a person is necessary. For this, streets are needed along which are dispersed facilities and programmes, faculty and students and workshops and labs.

All of these should also be able to absorb, change, grow and adjust over time to site conditions, budgets as well as to changing pedagogy and newer teaching methods. When this basic design concept is combined with the climatic considerations of heat, rain, breeze, the scarcity of water and the need to conserve it; we arrive at a series of courts circumscribed by shaded streets allowing for a variety of academic clusters along them.

Thus the concept in itself becomes the generator of the principles for an energy efficient architecture. So the water bodies transform into the rainwater harvesting pools. The roof of the spines takes the form of the lightweight solar panels thus capturing the solar energy. The use of local stone with the double glazed glass and stone screen, will help in reducing the energy requirement of the building.


One of the major feature of the design is the amalgamation of the boundary wall with the training activities. The wall is designed as an activity wall that would define the different programmes like running, jumping, crawling, climbing, tunnel training, commando training, ropeway training, muddy pathway training etc. along the wall, thus rendering a better meaning to the wall.


Outdoor training facilities are dispersed to the peripheral zones of the site. The north-east corner site is completely dedicated for jungle warfare. Commando training, obstacle training and horse riding facilities are provided to the south-west part of the site. The sports field are provided on the northern part of the site.


The housing typology for both faculty houses and the students hostels are developed upon the principles of courtyard housing. The faculty houses and the girls hostel are to the south-west corner of the quadrangle and the boys hostels to the south-east corner.

The residences for students are envisioned as not just hostels with long corridors but rather as homes, shared by 25-30 people. These courtyard homes are put together forming a hierarchy of communities. Through a threshold one enters his or her own territory in turn lending each person living there a sense of identity as well as responsibility. When a cluster of homes come together they start sharing sports facilities such as badminton courts and play grounds. The residential area maintains an average of a ground plus one height, which allows for economy in construction as well as a possibility of growth in phases.

Photos of Lavad Land
Swarnim Gujarat