Forensic Science and Engineering Career

Monday, 7. December 2009

Forensic Science is used in crime investigation based on scientific principles, latest technology to convert the clues gathered, into evidence which will be produced in court of law for prosecution of criminals. Basically forensic science is a laboratory-based profession. On completion of the course, a student will become a forensic scientist. It is the role of scientists to analyze all the physical evidence found at the crime scene and compare it with the evidence found on a suspect.

All sorts of crimes are on the increase in the modern world ranging from crimes of passion to fraud and white-collar crimes.Fully qualified investigators and trained in Forensic Science are required in the Police, CID, CBI depts, forensic laboratories and as public prosecutors.

Eligibility, Entrance Exams and Courses

Various colleges and universities are offering B.A & B.Sc (Hons) degree courses in Forensic Science. Candidates need to have passed 10+2 with science subjects and sit for the different types of entrance exams of each institution, as prescribed by them. Candidates should find out these details direct from the institution concerned.

Top Colleges offering Degree Courses in Forensic Science

  • Agriculture Institute, Allahabad 211007, U.P, India. Ph. +91 532 2684281,

Fax- +91 532 2684394. E-mail: Also known as Sam Higginbotham Institute of Technology.

Basic Qualification: Bachelor of Science – B.Sc (Hons) Forensic Science

Duration: 38 Months.

  • Amity Institute of Behavioural Health and Applied Sciences, Noida (Delhi)

B.Sc Forensic Science, M.Sc Forensic Science and Ph.D in Forensic Science.

  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi (UP)

It offers both B.Sc and M.Sc courses in forensic science.

  • Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar (MP)

MSc Forensic Science and Ph.D. Programme in Forensic Science

  • National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Outer Ring Road, Rohini, Sec-III, Delhi -110085. Phone : No-27521091,27522564,27514161, Fax-27511571. The Department of Criminology and Forensic Science is a pioneer university
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad (AP)  M.Sc in Forensic Science. Osmania University, Hyderabad, has been offering M.Sc in Forensic Science course since the year 2000. It has been judged as one of the best courses run in the country with an excellent reputation both in India and abroad.
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh (UT)  Diploma in Forensic Science and Criminology
  • Punjabi University, Patiala (Punjab   Ph.D in Forensic Science
  • St.Xavier’s Collge Mumbai, Maharashtra.Basic & Advanced Certificate Courses in Forensic Science
  • The Jitendra Chauhan College of Law, Vile Parle, Mumbai. Offers Diploma courses in Forensic Science

Career Opportunities and Job Prospects

Graduates and Post-graduates in Forensic Science are specialists who are needed in extremely selective employment in Govt, Legal, Criminal Investigation and Public Prosecution depts of Law & Order. Hence, their services are highly valued and adequately compensated in terms of remuneration and prestige in society.


Scientists and Investigators in govt depts are likely to be paid in the range of Rs 20,000/- to Rs 25,000/- pm. Private forensic laboratories and investigation agencies are likely to pay considerably more, depending on the qualifications of candidates.

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