Master of Science

Forensic Science


The qualification required to apply for the program is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor’s degree or any Life Science Course in UG. Students who are pursuing final year bachelor’s program are also eligible to apply.


Forensic Science plays a significant role in modern judicial system. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offers M.Sc in Forensic Science degree. The 2-year postgraduate course deals with the application of scientific knowledge in the investigation of crime and the study of human anatomy. In this course, students will learn all aspects of forensic science such as how clues can be collected from crime scenes and physical evidences such as hair, blood, fingerprints that are taken to the laboratories for the purpose of presenting them as evidence in court. It will also enable students to develop technical skills, scientific aptitude, and keen observational skills.

Program code: 044
Course code : 4409
Course Commencement : Sep 2024

Study Campus

School of Sciences
#34, 1st Cross, J C Road
Bangalore – 560 027
P: +91 80 43430100

Admissions Office

JAIN Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P : +91 73376 13222
P : +91 76763 86870

Curriculum Structure
  • General Forensic Science and Crime Scene
  • Management
  • Forensic Physics and Ballistics
  • Forensic Biology and Serology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Criminal Law and Minor Acts
  • Crime Scene Management Lab
  • Forensic Physics and Ballistics Lab
  • Forensic Biology and Serology Lab
  • Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Questioned Document Examination and Fingerprints
  • Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime
  • Instrumentation
  • Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology Lab
  • Questioned Document Examination and Fingerprints Lab
  • Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Lab
  • Criminology and Victimology
  • Forensic Photography
  • Security and Vigilance
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Design of the Project
  • Instrumentation in Questioned Document and Impression Analysis
  • Applied Forensic Chemistry
  • Instrumentation in Questioned Document and Impression Lab
  • Applied Forensic Chemistry Lab
  • Principles and Legal Aspects of Questioned Document and Impressions
  • DNA Profiling and Wildlife Forensics
  • Principles in Questioned Document and Impression Analysis Lab
  • DNA Profiling and Wildlife Forensics Lab
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Philosophy and Public Policy of Science
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Police Administration
  • Forensic Audio Video and Speaker Identification
  • Internship
  • Forensic Medicine and Entomology
  • Project / Dissertation
  • Fingerprint and Impression Analysis (QDE)
  • Forensic Anthropology and Odontology (FBT)
  • Handwriting and Signature Analysis (QDE)
  • Pharmacotoxicology and Drugs of Abuse (FBT)
  • Fingerprint and Impression Analysis Lab (QDE)
  • Forensic Anthropology and Odontology Lab (FBT)
  • Handwriting and Signature Analysis Lab (QDE)
  • Pharmacotoxicology and Drugs of Abuse Lab (FBT)
Course Highlights
  • 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
Career Enhancement Programs

Career enhancement programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on our commitment to build a unique workforce that will meet the challenges of the industry. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, and reports prepared by the students.

To keep them at the forefront of employability, the career enhancement program prepares students with the necessary soft skills such as communication, presentation, and public speaking skills, personality development, and interview techniques.

Career Outcomes

With a Master’s degree in Forensic Science, one can work 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. A major chunk of trained forensic scientists are 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 that impart education in forensic science. Students can also pursue post-graduation and research for further job opportunities.