An M.Sc. in Forensic Science program provides advanced education in the field of forensic science and its application in legal and criminal investigations. This course develops the students for the crime scene and makes them analyze and handle the required materials for the investigation of a crime scene. The program aims to equip graduates with the skills needed to contribute to the accurate analysis of evidence in criminal cases and provide expert testimony in courts of law.


Program Objective:

•  Develop advanced expertise in forensic science and related disciplines.
•  Teach advanced toxicology analysis and interpretation.
•  Equip students with skills in forensic DNA analysis and its applications.
•  Train in forensic anthropology for human identification from skeletal remains.
•  Foster proficiency in expert testimony presentation in legal proceedings.
•  Prepare graduates for roles in crime investigation, law enforcement, medico- legal practice, and research in forensic sciences.


Eligibility Criteria

Candidate should pass with 50% aggregate marks in B.Sc. (Forensic Science Botany Zoology Physics Chemistry Biochemistry Microbiology Biotechnology or MLT) or B.Pharm. or MBBS or BDS or BHMS or BAMS or equivalent.


Course Duration: 2 Year Post Graduate Course

Program Outline

Semester I

  • Forensic Science, Photography, Crime Scene Management
  • Criminology, Criminal Law and Police Administration
  • Analytical Instruments & Techniques
  • Fundamentals of Questioned Document
  • Examination
  • Practical I:
    • Pattern Evidence at Scene of Crime, Forensic Photography and Forensic Document Examination
  • Practical II:
    •  Analytical Instruments & Techniques
    • Research Methodology in Forensic Sciences


Semester II

  • Forensic Biology and Forensic Medicine
  • Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Forensic Ballistics and Forensic Physics
  • Information Security and Cyber Crime
  • Practical III:
    • Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Toxicology
  • Practical IV:
    • Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Physics and Information Security
    • Essential of Mathematics and Statistics in Forensic Science


Semester III

  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Forensic Dermatoglyphics and other impressions
  • Forensic Genetics & Forensic Serology
  • Forensic DNA Profiling & Bioinformatics
  • Practical V:
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Practical VI:
  • Forensic Serology, DNA profiling and Bioinformatics
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Psychology
  • Summer Internship


Semester IV

  • Forensic Drugs Analysis
  • Analytical Forensic Toxicology
  • Practical VII:
  • Forensic Drugs Analysis and Analytical Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Biology and Wildlife Forensics
  • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Biological Evidence
  • Practical VIII:
  • Forensic Biology and Wildlife
  • Forensics and Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Biological Evidences
  • Dissertation 

Career Prospectives

The career prospects for individuals with an MSc in Forensic Medicine are diverse and promising, as the field of forensic science continues to evolve and gain importance in various sectors. Graduates of this program can explore a wide range of job opportunities in both public and private sectors:

Forensic Scientist in Toxicology: Toxicologists analyze bodily fluids and tissues to detect the presence of drugs, alcohol, or other toxic substances. Their findings are vital in cases of suspected poisoning or drug-related deaths.

Crime Scene Investigator: These professionals collect, preserve, and analyze physical evidence from crime scenes. They work closely with law enforcement to ensure accurate and comprehensive crime scene assessments.

Forensic Scientist in DNA Analysts: DNA analysts examine biological evidence, such as blood, hair, or saliva, to identify individuals and establish genetic connections. Their work is essential in identifying suspects and victims.

Forensic Scientist in Anthropology: Experts in this field analyze skeletal remains to determine factors like age, sex, and cause of death. They are particularly useful in cases involving decomposed or unidentified bodies.

Forensic Scientist in Psychology: Forensic psychologists evaluate the mental state of individuals involved in legal cases, such as criminal defendants or witnesses. They provide insights into behavior, motives, and mental health.

Forensic Scientist in Odontology: Dental records are used for identifying human remains, especially in cases where bodies are severely decomposed or burnt. Forensic odontologists match dental records with post-mortem findings.

Forensic Scientist in Medico-Legal Consultations: These professionals offer expert opinions in legal cases, providing medical insights and interpretations to assist lawyers, judges, and juries in understanding complex medical issues.

Researcher or Academician: Postgraduates can pursue research and teaching roles in academic institutions, contributing to the advancement of forensic science and educating the next generation of professionals.

Forensic Lab Manager: Managing and overseeing forensic laboratories, ensuring that tests are conducted accurately, and maintaining the quality and integrity of lab operations.

Law Enforcement: Some postgraduates may choose to work in law enforcement agencies as specialists in forensics, contributing to solving crimes and ensuring justice.

Forensic Biology & Serology: The source of species, categorization of blood, identification of blood, recognition of Barr bodies, scrutiny and categorization of biological fluids, as well as various body components, inspection, and categorization of substances such as wood, hair, fibers, fecal matter, nails, bones, teeth, leaves, seeds, pollen, and other plant materials, examination and discovery of microbial organism samples, scrutiny and identification of diatoms, and determination of parentage.

Fingerprint: Analysis of friction ridges, the prospective evolution of fingerprint examination, the role of fingerprints as evidence in the justice system, progress in fingerprint science, various techniques for fingerprint development, technology employed in fingerprint analysis, the significance of poroscopy, and its relevance on a website.

Forensic Physics: Analysis of tool marks and other impressions, forensic study of ballistic evidence, comparison of soil samples, examination of glass and paint evidence, scrutiny of firearms and ammunition, accidental reconstruction, inspection of electrical cables, wires, and energy meters, analysis of gunshot residue (GSR), and determination of the range and direction of firing.

Cyber & Digital Forensics: Forensic analysis of disks, examination of mobile devices, analysis of emails, forensic study of networks, scrutiny of databases, investigation of CCTV footage, analysis of dump memory, forensic examination of digital images, analysis of digital video/audio, cyber auditing, cyber theft investigation, and analysis of social media.