Forensic Science: This particular branch of Science is related to application of scientific principles for the investigation of crime. As per the definition of free dictionary, forensic is related to the use of science or technology in the investigation and establishment of facts or evidence in a court of law.Forensic Science: Education and Job prospects

You might have seen some crime search episode in TV channels like Discovery and also some thrillers in Hindi on national channel. Professionals trained in forensic science examines the clues found at crime place and help investigation agencies in concluding cases based on evidences gathered and examined by forensic staff.

The examination reports provided by Forensic laboratories are used as evidences in court proceedings. The evidences might include traces of blood, saliva, other body fluids, hair, fingerprints, footwear and type impressions, explosives, specimens of tissue for poisons, blood and urine for alcohol etc.

Forensic Science Education details:

1. Diploma courses in Forensic Sciences:

A.Diploma in Criminology

  • Eligibility requirements: graduation,
  • Duration: One year
  • Institute : Faculty of law, University of Pune, Ganeshkhind Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India

B.Diploma In Forensic Science

  • Institute Name : Department of Forensic Science, Panjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India, 147 002

C. PG Diploma in Forensic Science

Institute Name : University of Delhi, Department of Antropology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007

2. Under-graduate course:

  • BSc Honours Forensic science
  • Institute Name : Institute of Forensic science and criminology, Bundelkhand University, Kanpur Road, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India, 284128

3. Post graduation:

Eligibility requirements:

A graduate preferably with a first division in Physics, chemistry, zoology, botany, biochemistry, micro-biology, B.pharm, BDS or applied science.

Forensic Science courses are offered by the following Institutes:

  1. Forensic Sciences Department, “Forensic House”, 30-A, Kamarajar Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600004.
  2. Anna University, Chennai 600025
  3. Punjabi University, Patiala 147002
  4. University of Delhi, Delhi 110007
  5. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University, Senate House, Paliwal Park, Agra 282004.
  6. Karnatak University, Pavate Nagar, Dharwad 580003
  7. University of Lucknow, Badshah Bagh, Lucknow- 226007
  8. Punjab University, Chandigarh
  9. Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, 4-E Jhandewalan Extn, Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi 110056.
  10. Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Gour Nagar, Sagar 470003
  11. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi
  12. Dr.Harisingh Gour Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gour Nagar, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh.
  13. Forensic Sciences Depart-ment, “Forensic House”, 30-A, Kamarajar Salai, Mylapore, Chennai 600004.
  14. Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, 4-E Jhandewalan Extn, Rani Jhansi Road, New Delhi 110056.
  15. Central Forensic Laboratory, Kolkata, CFIs Complex, 30 Gorachand Road, Kolkata 700014.
  16. Guru Gobind Singh Indra-prastha University, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-110006, India.
  17. Allahabad Agriculture Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad.

Research courses

  • Age limit: below 30 years
  • Educational qualifications: Master’s degree with first division in any of the subjects : Physics/Chemistry/Biochemistry/Anthropology/Zoology/Molecular Biology/Maths (with Physics as one of the subjects at the bachelor degree level)/Biotechnology/Microbiology/ Computer Science/Computer Engineering/Forensic Psychology etc. or M.Phil in the same subjects whichever is the essential qualification.
  • Research:
    • Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Hyderabad, CFIs Complex, Ramanathapur, Hyderabad 500013.
    • Neutron Activation Analysis Unit, BARC, Mumbai.
    • Central Forensic Science Laboratory, Chandigarh, CFIs Complex, Sector 36A, Chandigarh 160036.

Job Prospect departments:

Departments offering job opportunities:

  • Intelligence Bureau (IB),
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
  • Crime cells of state police forces.
  • Forensic laboratories a Private detective agencies

Job prospects:Education in Forensic Science and Job prospects

  • Crime investigators:Diploma in Forensic Investigation or Degree in Forensic Investigation or Degree in Analytical Chemistry.
  • Forensic Pathologists : Medical degree (MBBS) with M.D or appropriate post-graduate qualifications in Forensic Science.
  • Forensic Anthropologists : A Ph.D in anthropology with an emphasis on the study of human osteology and anatomy or a Medical degree (MBBS) with appropriate post-graduate qualifications.
  • Forensic Psychologist and Psychiatrist : Medical degree (MBBS) with appropriate post-graduate qualifications
  • Forensic Dentist : Degree in Dentistry, Post Graduate Diploma of Forensic Odontology.
  • Clinical Forensic Medicine : Medical degree (MBBS) with appropriate post-graduate qualifications.
  • Forensic Serologist/Forensic Chemist : Science degree with a major in analytical, applied or forensic chemistry.
  • Forensic linguists/Ballisticist : Science degree with a major in a relevant discipline, Diploma in forensic investigation, Degree in forensic investigation.
  • Forensic Engineer : An Engineering degree with post-graduate qualifications in Forensic Engineering

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