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Query from: Donna Sara, Riyadh Saudi Arabia, 03/25/08
Topic: FORENSICS      Submitted on: NDTV
Subject: Courses offered for +2 students in forensic science

Where are the colleges available in India for udergraduate course. I prefer South India.

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Response from: Dr. Sindu.,   
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Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
Hello Dona, Forensic science is the application of scientific principles for the investigation of crime. There are several areas of specialisation in this field: Forensic medicine and forensic dentistry:If you want to study Forensic medicine yo can join a medical college and forensic medicine is included in the curriculum. you can go fo a specilisation and become a forensic surgeon afterwards.

Forensic anthropology involves the identification of the victim for determining sex, age, and state of health, ancestral background, and cause of death. Forensic anthropologists can also recreate the face and history behind unidentifiable human remains. Wildlife forensics is a new field created because of increasing poaching violations, and the need to protect endangered species of animals.

In INdia colleges offering undergraduate programmes in Forensic science are very few. As far as i knew only Amity Institute of Behavioural Health&Allied Scinence offer B Sc in Forensic science .

Forensic Science Programme Coordinator: Mr. V.C.Misra, No: 9811121691 Commencement dates of programme

July 1 st for already existent batches

August 1 st for the new batches. You can have details from…

Training in forensic science is offered both through universities and specialised institutes at the postgraduate level. While courses in forensic science require a background in science, you can do criminology after a background in any discipline, preferably social sciences, social work and law.

To take up a masters course in forensic science you need to be a graduate preferably with a first division in Physics, chemistry, zoology, botany, biochemistry, microbiology, B.pharm, BDS or applied science. Institutes : National Institute of criminology and Forensic science, New Delhi conducts training programs for students as well as in-service functionaries of the criminal justice system.

To qualify for the 2-year M.Sc. in Forensic Science offered by the department of forensic science, Dr B.R.Ambedkar University, Agra (UP,) Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab), and University of Madras, Chennai. There is also a two-year M.Sc and MA in Forensic Science and Criminology offered by the Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Dr.H.S.Gaur Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar (MP), and Karnataka University, Dharwar, open to graduates from science disciplines.

You can also consider the B.Sc in Anthropology offered by many universities, including University of Delhi, which includes some modules on forensic science. Moreover, the Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi, New Delhi, offers a 1-year certificate course in forensic science open to science graduates.

In addition to academic qualifications, to make a career in this field you also need to have a keen eye for details and very strong analytical skills and powers of observation. You must be organised, methodical, and capable of high levels of concentration. You should also have a logical bent of mind and possess good communication skills in order to give comprehendible testimonies in court. Forensic scientists and criminologists must also be good team players, as they often need to work in association with social workers, psychologists and the police .

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Response from: NEERAJA NAVEEN,   
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Source: This information comes from my own knowledge.
After +2 there are no under graduate courses in Forensic science.U can do any degree in Science and then go for Master degree in Forensic science.

some of the universities offering the Master Degree in Forensic Science are as below and u can find career prospectus also in the following article.

The School Social Sciences, Chepauk Campus under the University of Madras, Chennai - 600 005 also offers an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice Administration.

The other universities/departments that offer M.Sc. /MA in Forensic Science / Criminology / Criminology and Forensic Science courses are:

- The Department of Forensic Science, Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University, Agra 282 004 (UP) - M.Sc. Forensic Science

- Punjab University, Patiala - M.Sc. Forensic Science

- The Institute of Forensic Science and Criminology, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi - 284 128 -… - M.Sc. Forensic Science (eligibility - B.Sc. Chemistry) MA Criminology (eligibility graduate in any discipline)

- The Department of Criminology and Forensic Science, Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar - 470 003 (MP) - MA Criminology and Forensic Science and M.Sc. Criminology

- Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007 - M.Sc. Forensic Science

- Karnataka University, Pavate Nagar, Dharward - 580 003 - MA Criminology and Forensic Science

- Tata Institute of Social Sciences, PB No. 8313, Sion Trombay Road, Deonar, Mumbai - 400 088 - MSW Criminology and Correctional Administration as specialised subjects

Loknayak Jaya Prakash Narayan (LNJN) National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Rohini, New Delhi (…) provides facilities for studying MA/M.Sc. courses in criminology and M.Sc. in Forensic Science (affiliated to the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. This institute is also recognised as a doctoral and post-doctoral research centre by several universities.) The two courses offer specialisation options for students in various disciplines, including understanding of crime and criminal profiling, forensics, ballistics, DNA, toxicology, human rights, etc. This institute functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs of the Central Government.

In Kerala

In Kerala, there are no courses either in forensic science or in criminology at the degree/PG level.

To become a forensic pathologist one should obtain an MBBS degree and then go for an MD in Forensic Medicine. A forensic pathologist is one who performs post-mortem on bodies to find out the cause and manner and time of death among other things.

Almost all Indian universities offer MBBS and MD in Forensic Medicine.

Those who qualify for M.Sc. forensic science are also eligible to become fingerprint experts.


Research facilities are available under the Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) scheme in Forensic Science at the Bureau of Police Science Research and Development, Government of India.

JRFs are awarded for research in forensic chemical sciences, forensic physical sciences, forensic biological sciences, forensic documental sciences, etc. Research facilities are available at Central Forensic Science Laboratories in Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Kolkata. Forensic Chemical Sciences research study facilities are also available at the Neutron Activation Analysis Unit of the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre at Mumbai. First class M.Sc. degree holders in several subjects, including forensic science, physics, chemistry, microbiology, biotechnology, etc. are eligible to apply for this fellowship. The age limit is 30.

The Bureau of Police Research and Development under the Ministry of Home Affairs also offers a few fellowships leading to Ph.D. in criminology and police science at a few institutes.

Career prospects

Those who complete M.Sc./ MA programmes in Forensic Science and Criminology or obtain a Ph.D. in the relevant field can find jobs with law enforcement agencies, police departments and other investigative services of the Government. Forensic scientists can get jobs in Intelligence Bureau (IB) Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and forensic laboratories

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Response from: s. laxmi,   
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Hai Donna Sara,

Institutes in India: Faculty of law, University of Pune Institute of Forensic science and criminology, Bundelkhand University Department of Biochemistry, Osmanaia University Department of Forensic Science, Panjabi University Department of Antropology, University of Delhi Department of Chemistry, Gujarat University Institute Name : Faculty of law, University of Pune Address : Ganeshkhind Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India Phone : (+91)-020-25601261/25601264/25692879 Fax : +91 (80) 848 4265 E-mail : Contact1 ,Contact2 Website :… Courses : Diploma in Criminology Eligibility : graduation Duration: one year

Institute Name : Institute of Forensic science and criminology, Bundelkhand University Address : Kanpur Road, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India, 284128 Phone : +91-517-2320497 / 2320496, 2320307, 2320491 Fax : +91-517-2320761, 2320762 E-mail : Contact1,Contact2 Website :… Courses : BSc Honours Forensic science Eligibility : graduation Duration: one year MSc Forensic Science Eligibility: Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Bio/Mathematics) or equivalent Duration: 2 years Admission is based on the merit obtained by the candidate in the entrance test conducted by the University.

Institute Name : Department of Biochemistry, Osmanaia University Address : Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 500007 Phone : +91-40-27098048 / 27682364 / 27098951 / 27098043 Fax : +91-40-27090020 / 27098004 Website :… Courses : MSc Forensic Science Duration: 2 years - 4 Semesters

Institute Name : Department of Forensic Science, Panjabi University Address : Patiala, Punjab, India, 147 002 Phone : +91-01753046271(0) Website :… Courses : M.Sc Forensic Science Eligibility : B.Sc (Medical/Non-Medical)/B.D.S./M.B.B.S Duration: 2 years Diploma In Forensic Science (Evening) Eligibility: B.Sc (50%) Medical/Non-Medical Duration: 1 Year

Institute Name : University of Delhi Address : Department of Antropology, University of Delhi, Delhi-110 007 Phone : +91-11-27667329 Website :… Courses : PG Diploma in Forensic Science Duration: 1year

Institute Name : Department of Chemistry, Gujarat University Address : University School of Sciences, Gujarat University, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-380009. Phone : +91-79-26300969 Fax : +91-79-263085 Website :… Courses : MSc Forensic Science Eligibility: Graduates in Science disciplines of this University or any other University recognized as equivalent. Candidate should have scored at least 50% marks at Graduate level. Duration: 2 years - 4 Semesters

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