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Bachelor of Science (Honors)

Forensic Science
Program code: 003A
Course Commencement : SEP 2020
Eligibility

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

Study Campus

School of Sciences
#34, 1st Cross
J C Road
Bangalore - 560027
P +91 80434 30100

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P+ 9606982092

Forensic Science has become the most crucial part of modern judicial system. The course, B.Sc in Forensic Science at Jain (Deemed-to-be-University) deals with the application of scientific knowledge in crime investigation and to study the human anatomy. In this course, students learn all aspects of forensic science such as how clues can be collected from a crime scene, physical evidence such as hair, blood, and fingerprints that are taken to the laboratories to present them as evidence in court. The course will enable students to develop scientific principles of conducting investigation, technical skills, scientific aptitude, and an inquisitive mind with keen observational skills, and prepare them to handle work pressure that can come from the judiciary, police, and administration besides, highlighting the importance of ethics as a working professional. With the increasing crime rates in India, the demand for forensic scientists has only been growing.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    The graduate programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies. Apart from regular academic subjects, other certified programs are offered in association with global professional bodies. We also help you develop career-specific skills and traits that are desired in the industry.

Course Highlights
  • Interactive learning environment with hands-on practical experience. Every student will have a near to real experience to the prescribed laboratory work.
  • There will be on-site crime scene visits on a rotational basis and depending on the case to experience real crime scenes.
  • Exposure to instrumentation used in the analysis with the advancement in technology.
  • Cyber security and Cyber forensics programs and workshops
  • Opportunity for students to explore other related areas of study will be given.
I Semester
  • English – I
  • General Forensic Science
  • Forensic Physics
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Physics Lab
  • Forensic Chemistry Lab
  • Introduction to Forensic Biology Lab
  • Forensic Accounting Auditing
  • Police Administration
II Semester
  • English – II
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Basics of Computer Science
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Victimology
  • Introduction to Psychology – Lab
  • Basics of Computer Science – Lab
  • Crime Scene Management Lab
  • Mind Management and Human Values
III Semester
  • Questioned Document Examination
  • Introduction to Security and Vigilance
  • Criminology and Criminal Justice System
  • Questioned Document Examination Lab
  • Environmental Studies
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Human Resource Management
  • Clinical Biochemistry Lab
  • Trace Evidence
  • Forensic Photography
  • Trace Evidence Lab
IV Semester
  • Forensic Computing
  • Instrumentation
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Fraud Examination
  • Fingerprints and Impressions
  • Forensic Computing Lab
  • Forensic Toxicology Lab
  • Fingerprints and Impressions Lab
  • Communicative English
  • Introduction to Elements of Entrepreneurship
  • Internet and HTML
  • Internet and HTML Lab
V Semester
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Physics
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Forensic Toxicology Lab
    2. Forensic Physics Lab
VI Semester
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Elements of Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Forensics / Forensic Serology
  • DNA Typing / Forensic Audio Video Analysis and Speaker Identification
  • Forensic Anthropology / Dissertation

Career enhancement programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on our commitment to build a unique workforce, which will meet the challenges in the industry. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, assignments, practical and theory examination 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.

Graduates with a Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science can look for jobs in the government sector, particularly in various law enforcement agencies such as the police, the legal system, and the investigative services of the central government and state governments. A major chunk of trained forensic scientists is hired by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), etc.

Students can join the police force as investigators and in private detective agencies as private investigators. They can also opt for digital or cyber forensics and security in private organizations.

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 higher job opportunities.