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B.Sc. in Forensic Science

Why take this course?

B.Sc. in Forensic Science will lead you into a lifelong fascination with human biology and the scientific investigation of crime. You will learn all about human physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology/genetics, microbiology and how each of these disciplines can be applied in forensic science. Our course also enables you to specialize in an area of your choice.

What will I experience?

  • Study key elements of modern forensic science including crime scene processing, analytical techniques, laboratory skills, human anatomy, and genetics
  • Experience teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching
  • Hands-on experience of a range of techniques in biology and forensic science in modern, well-equipped laboratories
  • Combined study of human biology with applications of forensic analysis, thus providing graduates with a wide range of career options

What opportunities might it lead to?

Most of the job prospects for forensic scientists are in the government sector, particularly in various law enforcement agencies such as police, the legal system, and the investigative services of the central government and state governments. Some of the job options include recording findings and collecting trace evidence from scenes of crime or accident, analyzing samples such as hair, body fluids, glass, paint, and drugs in the laboratory, applying various techniques like DNA profiling, mass spectrometry, chromatography etc. A major chunk of trained forensic scientists is hired by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), etc. Another interesting career, rather the most attractive option for forensic scientists is teaching in institutes which impart education in forensic science. Students’ can also pursue post-graduation and expand it with further research for further job high profile job opportunities.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Science

Course Commencement

June 2017

Eligibility

The minimum qualification required to apply is a pass in the 10+2 examination in Science from PUC / ISC / CBSE or equivalent board with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as core subjects.

Study Campus

Admissions Office



Curriculum Structure & Teaching

Semester I
  • English
  • Basic Forensic Physics
  • Basic Forensic Chemistry
  • General Forensic Science
  • Computer Fundamentals
  • Basic Forensic Physics - Lab
  • Basic Forensic Chemistry - Lab
Semester II
  • English
  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Psychology-I
  • Forensic crime Scene Management
  • Mind Management and Human Values
  • Forensic Biology Lab
  • Forensic Crime scene Management Lab
Semester III
  • Language
  • English
  • Forensic Questioned Document
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Advanced Forensic Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Forensic Questioned Document Lab
  • Forensic Ballistic and Photography Lab
Semester IV
  • Language
  • English
  • Criminal Justice System
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Psychology-II
  • Indian Constitution
  • Forensic Psychology Lab
  • Forensic Toxicology Lab
Semester V
  • Finger Prints and Impressions
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Advanced Forensic Psychology -III
  • Computer Forensics
  • Forensic Serology
  • Internet Technology
  • Computer Forensics Lab - Finger prints Lab
  • Internet Technology Lab
  • Advanced Forensic Psychology Lab
Semester VI
  • Forensic Audio & Video analysis
  • Forensic Speaker Identification
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Anthropology and Odontology
  • Digital and Cyber Forensic
  • Computer networks
  • Forensic Audio Video Analysis Lab
  • Forensic Anthropology and Odontology Lab
  • Digital and Cyber Forensics Lab
  • Project (Practical)
Teaching and Assessment

A variety of engaging teaching methods like workshops, lectures, projects and seminars, are conducted from time to time at Jain University. Our highly knowledgeable professors always make themselves available to students outside of the classroom, even beyond office hours and help the students to bring out the best in them. The faculty make it a point of connecting with their students to create a fulfilling academic experience. This allows to build a closer student-professor relationship.

How are you assessed?

On this course you will encounter a balance of formal examinations and varied methods of coursework assessment including:

  • Internal tests
  • Assignments
  • Seminar presentation
  • Class tests
  • Preparatory theory and Practical examination
  • End term theory and Practical examination
  • Written reports
  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Self-led project or dissertation

Career Enhancement Programs

Apart from the main syllabus students can opt for various Career Enhancement Programs. These Career Enhancement Programs are designed as per current industry standards. Each program spreads over two semesters and the students are evaluated at the end of each semester. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars and reports.

Certification program on Ballistic (2 months)

The certification is awarded by Sports Authority of India, Government of India. The program consists of 2 months basic training to shoot fire arms at different ranges. The students are trained to maintain the fire arm, identify the firing mark of the bullet and cartridges.

Certification program in Analysis of Handwriting (3 weeks)

The certificate is awarded by Questioned Document Laboratory, Manipal Center, Bangalore. The students are trained to identify different types of handwriting, questioned document and able to trace the accused involved in crime by looking into their handwriting. The program is beneficial in identifying forged document which provides additional knowledge apart from the curriculum.

Certification program in Cyber Forensics (4 weeks)

The certification is awarded by Questioned Document Laboratory, Manipal Center, Bangalore. Students are trained regarding various viruses its, harmful effects –deletion of files, addition via email, Trojans harmful effects- remote accessing, data destruction, denial of service attacks, phishing, cryptography. The program gives additional information regarding cybercrime.