In forensic every case is different in itself and bring out some new developments in terms of techniques or method to establish the truth, and that's the USP of HELIK, a hard core in-house team of practicing forensic experts, psychologists, handwriting analysts, who have years of hands-on-experience on actual case works and handle variety of crime cases on a day to day basis and trained and worked in Government Forensic Science Labs, Maharashtra.
Dr. (Mrs.) Rukmani Krishnamurthy
Chairperson & CEO - HELIK Advisory Ltd
Academic counsel member of Gujarat Forensic Science University, Ex. Technical Advisor, Institute of Forensic Science, Govt. of Maharashtra Ex-director, Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratories, Govt. of Maharashtra, Ex. Senate Member Mumbai University,
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy an eminent and renowned forensic scientist and the key founder member of HELIK, is an analytical thinker, an individual driven by ethical values and a perfect blend of democratic and delegate leader. Her vision and dream was to bring forensic science and its application for the common man. She transferred her experience of over 35 years in the field of forensic science for the benefit of a common man for a crime free society.
During her tenure, she has brought about radical changes in Directorate of Forensic Science Laboratory, Govt. of Maharashtra by Modernizing six world class FSL and creating two new Regional labs at Nasik in 2004, and Amravati in 2008.
For her meritorious work in the field of forensic science she has been accorded with 8 National awards including "The Best Director Award" from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
She established 21 Mobile Forensic Labs at district level for better Crime Scene Management, established new techniques like DNA, Cyber Forensic, Speaker Identification, Tape Authentication, Lie Detection, Narco-analysis, Brain Signature Profiling, and Forensic Clinical Toxicology, to counter the latest Techno-Crime in Mumbai. She was a member of, (a) Forensic Science Consultancy Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi (b) Union Home Secretary's Committee on Development of Forensic Science Services in India. (c) Panel of External Expert Review on Analytical Chemistry Division, BARC, Govt. of India, Mumbai (d)Expert member for the National level Procedural Manual for explosives, Narcotics Drugs, Petroleum Products, Toxicology etc.
She visited various countries like US, UK ,France, Singapore, Hong Kong and China and has brought in the best practices of forensic science of different countries to India. She has delivered invited lectures at various International Conferences and also organized eight National Workshop for High court Judges. She has given number of invited talk at National Institutes like Indian Institute of Technology, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, National Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology, National Security Guard, GOI. National Chemical Labs, College of Military Engineering.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy established three Institute of Forensic Science, Higher and Technical Education Dept. Govt. of Maharashtra, at Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nagpur .For the first time in the country board of studies of Forensic Science at Mumbai and Aurangabad University has been established and She is the Conveyer for the board of studies of Forensic Science.
Recently she has given invited talks at fifteen National and International conferences about preventive and social forensics, latest technology like Nano-Forensics, Nuclear Forensics, Legal aspects of sexual behavior, Crime scene management etc.
She is an expert invitee in the interview panel of Union Public Service Commission. She is also an invited member in the procedure manual of Directorate of Forensic Science Services Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India.
She was the chairman of the two day National Forensic Science Conference 2012 organized by Institute of Forensic Science, Govt. of Maharashtra where 800 participants took active part in the deliberations.
She has been the coordinator for the Maharashtra Judicial Academy and formulated orientation courses in forensic science for the District and Session court judges of Maharashtra for the first time in the country.
She has written books on "Introduction to Forensic Science in Crime Investigation with emphasis on Crime Scene Management" and "Forensic Biology". She has more than 100 research papers in National and International Journals to her credit. She has given her expert comments to all the leading newspapers on major forensic related crime cases. She also has been writing articles for leading newspapers and magazines and has been giving interviews in national channels to educate and spread awareness about forensic science amongst the common man.
She did her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (Chromatographic Analysis of Narcotic Drugs) from Mumbai University in 1997, post that did her MBA (HR). She got a united National Fellowship for studies in Narcotic Drugs in Biological fluids.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy was Invited to give a talk on the changing face of Forensic and utilization of latest techniques to counter Hi-Tech crimes at seminar on Fraud Next Generation at Holiday -In Mumbai for corporate organizations.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy was Invited to give a talk on role of forensic in countering the Crime against women and child at the Crime against women and child conference at Sangali, by Shri R. R. Patil ,home minister Govt. of Maharashtra.
Invited talk on Utilization of forensic services for solving crime cases at
the Bombay Bar Association on 30.1.2014.
Invited talk on
Changing face of forensic science and its uses to common man
at The Rotary Club of Bombay Pier on Friday the 21st of Feb 2014.
Invited talk on “
Importance of Forensic Service report in matrimonial proceedings
” during workshop for judicial officers of Family courts across Maharashtra
on 8th March 2014.
Invited talk on integrated mobile forensic van at the All India conference
for Directors of Finger Print Bureau on 22.3.2014
Invited talk on “
Forensic Solutions for curbing the fake caste certificates manace and
” during Training cum workshop for chairman, vice chairman, member,
member-secretary, law-officers, Dy.S.Ps & P.Is (Vigilance Cell) of
Caste Scrutiny Committees in Maharashtra at Uttan on 10th May 2014.
Presentation on “Forensic identity indicators” on 27th May
2014 at Tribal Research & Training Institute, Pune.
Invited talk on “
Current Status of Forensics Science and its use to tackle Hi-tech Crime
” during the CPR lecture series at Centre for Police Research, Pune on 21st
Invited talk on DNA finger print at Maharashtra
Intelligence Academy,Pune on 23.7.14
Chairperson and Invited talk on the National seminar on Cyber Forensics
Issues and challenges in Maharashtra at N.S.Law college, Sangli.Sponsored
by UGC on 23.8.2014.
Invited talk on Forensics for Real Estate Developers on 27.12.2014.
Invitation for invited talk at International Conference on Futuristic
Materials and Emerging Trends in Forensic and Life Sciences(ICFM2015) from
5—7 February 2015 at Hotel Centre Point, Central Bazaar Road, Ramdaspeth,
Nagpur, India. organized by Institute of Forensic Science, Govt. of
Maharashtra and Chemistry Dept. Nagpur University. On The changing face of
Forensics with special emphasis to preventive, civil and social forensics”
Invited as an Invitee at the International Conference on Cyber Security,
INCONCYSE 2015. By Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Gandhinagar,
Gujarat on 13th & 14th March 2015
Invitation for guest Speaker in the National Seminar on Online Banking
Frauds Security and Counter measures on 16th & 17th April 2015. At
Allahabad organized by Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture,
Technology & Sciences.
Have been invited by US Consulate to join a round-table discussion with Dr.
Lafree , of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and
Responses to Terrorism and a Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
at the University of Maryland on Friday, April 24, 2015
Invited as a guest speaker at Maharashtra Industry Summit organized by
Maharashtra Industrial and Economic Development Association and Small&
Medium Business Development Chamber of India. 7th October 2015, Hotel
Sahara Star, Mumbai. Lecture delivered on Key role of Forensics in the
growth of industry .
Invited as Chief Guest and present a short speech at the 'Conference on
Cyber Security: Surviving In VUCA ( Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and
Ambiguous) World on the 09 & 10 of October 2015, at KKV Auditorium,
ICAI Tower, Plot No C-40, G Block, BKC, Bandra (E), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Invited as a panellist on 12th Oct 2015 for the Symposium on The Business
of Cyber Security: Opportunities & Challenges. Organized by British
Deputy High Commissioner & Director General UKTI at Rooftop Trident
Nariman Point, Mumbai.
Invited as a guest speaker by the U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai in
collaboration with the South Asia Centre of Atlantic Council, Washington DC
and India Foundation for the Conference on Megacity Security on November 23
and 24, 2015. at Hotel Vivanta by Taj President, Mumbai
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy attended the convocation ceremony at Gujarat
Forensic Science University on 9th April 2016.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy was invited by Institute of Forensic sciences,
Government of Maharashtra to work as a “subject expert” for conducting
Interviews for admission to Ph.D in Forensic Sciences 2016.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy has been requested to be co-guide for 2 research
scholars of Institute of Forensic Sciences, Mumbai.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Received “ LIFE TIME ACHIVEMENT AWARD” for valuable contribution in
the field of forensic science, organized by GFSU and New Media in 1st
Protector International Awards for Excellence in Forensic Science &
Cyber Security 2017.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Join as a Speaker at the National Symposium on “ Emerging Trends in Forensic Science” at Shri Vaishnav
Institute of Forensic Science, Shri Vaishnav Vidyapeeth Vishwavidyalaya,
Indore on 6th November 2017.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Invite for Introduction to “FLAGIT” followed by a
panel discussion on the theme "Reclaiming Social Media from Hate:
Countering Extremism on the Internet at Dosti House, on 21st
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Panelist and chief guest at valedictory function of the medicolegal conference Forensic Juriscon 2018 at KEM hospital
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Invited as a speaker at CSI Cyber FIF – C (2018)
on 20th January, 2018 to deliver talk on topic – “Principles of Digital
Forensics” at P. C. Saxena Auditorium, IIT Bombay organized by Computer
Society of India (Mumbai Chapter) in association with Spoken Tutorial and
FOSSEE, IIT Bombay.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy was invited as a Speaker On behalf of ISACA
Mumbai Chapter, on April 15, 2018.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy at GFSU Convocation Ceremony with Honorable Prime Minister
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy was Invited as a plenary speaker and confer on
you our highest WEF award of " Women of the Decade in Forensic Science". By International
ALL Ladies League & Women Economic Forum. On 28.4.2018
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthy Invited to be a part of the deliberations for
Session I (‘Virtual Autopsy – Need and Legality’) and Session II (‘Mental
Healthcare Act 2017 – Implementation, Challenges, and Solutions’) at 3rd
National Convention on Medicine & Law 2018 on Saturday, 15th December.
2018 at Maharashtra National Law University Auditorium, Powai, Mumbai.
Dr. Rukmani Krishnamurthywas Awarded by Stree Ratna awards by Fine Arts Society in 2019