Forensic Science

Introduction to the course

This is an undergraduate course in Forensic Science, offered by the School of Basic and Applied Sciences. Forensic science is an interdisciplinary domain in the truest sense possible, incorporating almost all known conventional subjects. It is primarily concerned with the application of scientific principles for the investigation of crime.  The three-year undergraduate course is divided into six semesters. Candidates should have completed 10+2 or its equivalent exam in Science stream. It is a tailor-made course for those students who

  • want to get trained in a fashion so as to see the world with a different lens, where using the very latest in technology, forensic scientists convert the clues collected from a crime scene into evidence admissible in a court of law.
  • want to be specialists to examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis.
  • are willing to specialise in subjects such as Crime Scene Investigation, Fingerprints, Forensic Toxicology, Cyber Forensics, Environmental Forensic, Questioned Documents, Forensic Ballistics and Explosives, DNA Profiling, Forensic Medicine at higher levels i.e. college.

 

How is B.Sc. (H) Forensic Science Course Beneficial?

  • The UG course lays the foundation stones of how to deal with a multidisciplinary subject. How to have a grasp on each of the core subjects while not losing focus on the interdisciplinary theme.
  • The students will be eligible for admission to PG level courses with specialisation in domains suitable to their capacities and interests.
  • After successful completion of the course the candidates can find employment in organisations dealing with forensic science.
  • The students can appear for various grad-level competitive to become a teacher in schools and after having passed the Master’s degree plus NET exam they can become a permanent lecturer in colleges/universities.
  • The Students will be able to work in different government and private Forensic Science Laboratories as Forensic Experts.
  • Students will be able to start their own laboratory or start detective/ investigative agencies which will also enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

 

What are the learning outcomes?

 

  • Practice the knowledge of science to understand the nature of complex forensic problems.
  • Recognize, formulate and investigate complex forensic problems reaching corroborated conclusions using principles of natural sciences.
  • Organize exposition for intricate forensic issues and propagate knowledge for public health and safety, along with the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Design of experiments and analyse data for synthesis of information to reach on valid conclusions.
  • Students will become proficient to use various state- of-art equipment helpful in solving cases.
  • To work as forensic science experts and provide assistance to the Criminal Justice System and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the society
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of forensic science for sustainable development of man, society and environment.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the forensic lab professionals.
  • Work proficiently as a member of crime investigating teams.
  • Proficiently communicate with the forensic community and being able to understand and write effective reports, documentation and make effective presentations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the forensic skills and apply these to one’s own work, or as a member in a team, to manage projects.
  • Continue their education either towards a master degree or a research degree.

 

Specializations:

The discipline specific electives or specializations offered in this program.

 

Lab Infrastructure (if applicable):

 

Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry Wet Laboratory

Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory

Chemistry research laboratory

Biological laboratory

Forensic Laboratory (under construction)

 

Internships/Project work

 

As per our University norms students will be encouraged and facilitated to take up compulsory summer internship in relevant industry or national/international research institute. As the University laboratories have some basic and also advanced instrumentation facilities, the students can acquire practical knowledge and they can get a first-hand experience of working in the real world. Internship and project work give student an extra brink in their career, which subsequently enhance their job scope.

 

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities 

 

Govt. Sector Police Department, Crime Branches, CBI, CID, Forensic Science Laboratories, IB, Banks, Defense/Army, Courts, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Dept., Universities, Hospitals, Organizations etc
Private Sector Detective Agencies, Banks, Insurance Companies, Universities, Hospitals, Security Services Agencies, Helpful to Lawyers/Advocates, Law Firms, Private Companies, Own Private Practice etc…
Job Titles / Posts Forensic Expert, Forensic Scientist, Forensic Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, Handwriting Expert, Document Expert, Document Examiner, Fraud Examiner, Forensic Analyst, Scientific Officer, Security Expert, Forensic Consultant, Detective, Investigating Officer, Teacher / Professor, Crime Reporter, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Psychologist, Fingerprint Expert, Law Consultant, Government Examiner, Instructor, Genetics Experts, Environment Analyst, Technicians, Forensic Medical Examiners, Technician etc…
Courses / Degree B. Sc. / M. Sc. / Diploma / Certification / Doctorate etc in Forensic Science, Criminology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Law, Psychology, Information Technology, Computer etc (Depend on Job / Post requirements

 

Eligibility

Students should complete 10+2 in Science with at least 50% marks with the combination of CPM or CPB.

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Introduction to the course

What is Forensic Science?

Science in service to the law – “…the application of science to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in the criminal justice system.” by R. Saferstein.

 

Forensic Science draws on many sciences to reconstruct the-who, what, where, when and how of events using the tools of science and the logic of scientific inquiry. To be a good forensic scientist, you must first be a good scientist. The M.Sc. in Forensic Science programme will be offered by the School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Adamas University. Forensic Science is the cluster of all science subjects and covers the all known conventional and even unconventional subjects. The domain is very large in terms of knowledge. The programme is designed to develop the students with strong analytical and professional mind. As it wraps all the multidisciplinary subjects, skill development in the form of capacity building of students in several facets of various scientific disciplines is the primary objective of the course. The programme is structured in such erudite manner that the society as a whole will gain from the contributions of the alumni of this department.

 

Program Objectives:

  1. Utilize the knowledge of basic and applied sciences to deduce the solution of complex forensic problems.
  2. Correlate, formulate and explore complex forensic problems reaching validated conclusions using principles of natural sciences, engineering sciences and medical sciences.
  3. Systematize the elucidations for solving crimes and disseminate knowledge and training on forensic issues to meet the needs with appropriate consideration for public safety and societal considerations.
  4. Understand the impact of the professional forensic investigations in societal and environmental contexts.
  5. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the forensic lab professionals.
  6. Give expert opinion known as Expert testimony in the court of law to resolve the complex cases by giving justification which may be oral or written.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the forensic skills and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects.
  8. Exploit the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the ever-expanding phase of technological era.

 

What are the learning outcomes?

 

  1. Learn the Basic Principles of Forensic Science.
  2. Apply the knowledge acquired in Criminal Investigative procedures.
  3. Be able to play an important role in quick decision-making processes.
  4. Acquire and analyse the scientific data collected for application to the study and resolution of crime, investigation, civil and regulatory issues, and criminal identification.
  5. Use the latest technology and analytical methods to convert the clues collected from a crime scene into evidence admissible in a court of law.
  6. Equip the students for jobs in not only Govt. Sectors like Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL/CFSL) but also other firms such as Banks, Insurance Agencies, Detective Agencies, Security Agencies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Chemical Industries, Testing Laboratories and Instrumentation Companies.
  7. Create the ability to establish in independently in the ever-expanding phase of technological era.

Specializations:

Fingerprints, Forensic Toxicology, Questioned Documents, Forensic Ballistics and Explosives, DNA Profiling

 

Lab Infrastructure (if applicable):

 

Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry Wet Laboratory

Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory

Chemistry Research laboratory

Biological Laboratory

Physics Laboratory

Forensic Laboratory (under construction)

 

Internships/Project work

 

As per University norms students are encouraged and motivated for short-term internship or project work in national/international institutes or industry. As the University laboratories already have some instrumental facilities students can get in-hand practical knowledge, which will grow their interest as well as they will be benefited for their placement. Project work will help them to get easy entry to the research laboratory. Moreover, the students will be ready for their upcoming challenges.

 

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

 

Students can go for higher studies in national and international institutions. They can go for Ph. D. in India or abroad. There are several other opportunities to the postgraduate students. The University Career Development Cell (CDC) organizes several events for placement and campus interview. The below given tabulated information focuses on the possible opportunities to the students.

 

Govt. Sector Police Department, Crime Branches, CBI, CID, Forensic Science Laboratories, IB, Banks, Defense/Army, Courts, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Dept., Universities, Hospitals, Organizations etc
Private Sector Detective Agencies, Banks, Insurance Companies, Universities, Hospitals, Security Services Agencies, Helpful to Lawyers/Advocates, Law Firms, Private Companies, Own Private Practice etc…
Job Titles / Posts Forensic Expert, Forensic Scientist, Forensic Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, Handwriting Expert, Document Expert, Document Examiner, Fraud Examiner, Forensic Analyst, Scientific Officer, Security Expert, Forensic Consultant, Detective, Investigating Officer, Teacher / Professor, Crime Reporter, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Psychologist, Fingerprint Expert, Law Consultant, Government Examiner, Instructor, Genetics Experts, Environment Analyst, Technicians, Forensic Medical Examiners, Technician etc…
Courses / Degree B. Sc. / M. Sc. / Diploma / Certification / Doctorate etc in Forensic Science, Criminology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Law, Psychology, Information Technology, Computer etc (Depend on Job / Post requirements

 

Eligibility

50% overall in graduation with Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/Life Sciences

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B.Sc. (H) in Forensic Science

Introduction to the course

This is an undergraduate course in Forensic Science, offered by the School of Basic and Applied Sciences. Forensic science is an interdisciplinary domain in the truest sense possible, incorporating almost all known conventional subjects. It is primarily concerned with the application of scientific principles for the investigation of crime.  The three-year undergraduate course is divided into six semesters. Candidates should have completed 10+2 or its equivalent exam in Science stream. It is a tailor-made course for those students who

  • want to get trained in a fashion so as to see the world with a different lens, where using the very latest in technology, forensic scientists convert the clues collected from a crime scene into evidence admissible in a court of law.
  • want to be specialists to examine and evaluate physical evidence, using chemical, microscopic, instrumental and physical methods of analysis.
  • are willing to specialise in subjects such as Crime Scene Investigation, Fingerprints, Forensic Toxicology, Cyber Forensics, Environmental Forensic, Questioned Documents, Forensic Ballistics and Explosives, DNA Profiling, Forensic Medicine at higher levels i.e. college.

 

How is B.Sc. (H) Forensic Science Course Beneficial?

  • The UG course lays the foundation stones of how to deal with a multidisciplinary subject. How to have a grasp on each of the core subjects while not losing focus on the interdisciplinary theme.
  • The students will be eligible for admission to PG level courses with specialisation in domains suitable to their capacities and interests.
  • After successful completion of the course the candidates can find employment in organisations dealing with forensic science.
  • The students can appear for various grad-level competitive to become a teacher in schools and after having passed the Master’s degree plus NET exam they can become a permanent lecturer in colleges/universities.
  • The Students will be able to work in different government and private Forensic Science Laboratories as Forensic Experts.
  • Students will be able to start their own laboratory or start detective/ investigative agencies which will also enhance their entrepreneurial skills.

 

What are the learning outcomes?

 

  • Practice the knowledge of science to understand the nature of complex forensic problems.
  • Recognize, formulate and investigate complex forensic problems reaching corroborated conclusions using principles of natural sciences.
  • Organize exposition for intricate forensic issues and propagate knowledge for public health and safety, along with the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.
  • Design of experiments and analyse data for synthesis of information to reach on valid conclusions.
  • Students will become proficient to use various state- of-art equipment helpful in solving cases.
  • To work as forensic science experts and provide assistance to the Criminal Justice System and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the society
  • Demonstrate the knowledge of forensic science for sustainable development of man, society and environment.
  • Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the forensic lab professionals.
  • Work proficiently as a member of crime investigating teams.
  • Proficiently communicate with the forensic community and being able to understand and write effective reports, documentation and make effective presentations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the forensic skills and apply these to one’s own work, or as a member in a team, to manage projects.
  • Continue their education either towards a master degree or a research degree.

 

Specializations:

The discipline specific electives or specializations offered in this program.

 

Lab Infrastructure (if applicable):

 

Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry Wet Laboratory

Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory

Chemistry research laboratory

Biological laboratory

Forensic Laboratory (under construction)

 

Internships/Project work

 

As per our University norms students will be encouraged and facilitated to take up compulsory summer internship in relevant industry or national/international research institute. As the University laboratories have some basic and also advanced instrumentation facilities, the students can acquire practical knowledge and they can get a first-hand experience of working in the real world. Internship and project work give student an extra brink in their career, which subsequently enhance their job scope.

 

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities 

 

Govt. Sector Police Department, Crime Branches, CBI, CID, Forensic Science Laboratories, IB, Banks, Defense/Army, Courts, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Dept., Universities, Hospitals, Organizations etc
Private Sector Detective Agencies, Banks, Insurance Companies, Universities, Hospitals, Security Services Agencies, Helpful to Lawyers/Advocates, Law Firms, Private Companies, Own Private Practice etc…
Job Titles / Posts Forensic Expert, Forensic Scientist, Forensic Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, Handwriting Expert, Document Expert, Document Examiner, Fraud Examiner, Forensic Analyst, Scientific Officer, Security Expert, Forensic Consultant, Detective, Investigating Officer, Teacher / Professor, Crime Reporter, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Psychologist, Fingerprint Expert, Law Consultant, Government Examiner, Instructor, Genetics Experts, Environment Analyst, Technicians, Forensic Medical Examiners, Technician etc…
Courses / Degree B. Sc. / M. Sc. / Diploma / Certification / Doctorate etc in Forensic Science, Criminology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Law, Psychology, Information Technology, Computer etc (Depend on Job / Post requirements

 

Eligibility

Students should complete 10+2 in Science with at least 50% marks with the combination of CPM or CPB.

View Course Structure
M.Sc. in Forensic Science

Introduction to the course

What is Forensic Science?

Science in service to the law – “…the application of science to those criminal and civil laws that are enforced by police agencies in the criminal justice system.” by R. Saferstein.

 

Forensic Science draws on many sciences to reconstruct the-who, what, where, when and how of events using the tools of science and the logic of scientific inquiry. To be a good forensic scientist, you must first be a good scientist. The M.Sc. in Forensic Science programme will be offered by the School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Adamas University. Forensic Science is the cluster of all science subjects and covers the all known conventional and even unconventional subjects. The domain is very large in terms of knowledge. The programme is designed to develop the students with strong analytical and professional mind. As it wraps all the multidisciplinary subjects, skill development in the form of capacity building of students in several facets of various scientific disciplines is the primary objective of the course. The programme is structured in such erudite manner that the society as a whole will gain from the contributions of the alumni of this department.

 

Program Objectives:

  1. Utilize the knowledge of basic and applied sciences to deduce the solution of complex forensic problems.
  2. Correlate, formulate and explore complex forensic problems reaching validated conclusions using principles of natural sciences, engineering sciences and medical sciences.
  3. Systematize the elucidations for solving crimes and disseminate knowledge and training on forensic issues to meet the needs with appropriate consideration for public safety and societal considerations.
  4. Understand the impact of the professional forensic investigations in societal and environmental contexts.
  5. Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the forensic lab professionals.
  6. Give expert opinion known as Expert testimony in the court of law to resolve the complex cases by giving justification which may be oral or written.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the forensic skills and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects.
  8. Exploit the ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the ever-expanding phase of technological era.

 

What are the learning outcomes?

 

  1. Learn the Basic Principles of Forensic Science.
  2. Apply the knowledge acquired in Criminal Investigative procedures.
  3. Be able to play an important role in quick decision-making processes.
  4. Acquire and analyse the scientific data collected for application to the study and resolution of crime, investigation, civil and regulatory issues, and criminal identification.
  5. Use the latest technology and analytical methods to convert the clues collected from a crime scene into evidence admissible in a court of law.
  6. Equip the students for jobs in not only Govt. Sectors like Forensic Science Laboratories (FSL/CFSL) but also other firms such as Banks, Insurance Agencies, Detective Agencies, Security Agencies, Pharmaceutical Companies, Chemical Industries, Testing Laboratories and Instrumentation Companies.
  7. Create the ability to establish in independently in the ever-expanding phase of technological era.

Specializations:

Fingerprints, Forensic Toxicology, Questioned Documents, Forensic Ballistics and Explosives, DNA Profiling

 

Lab Infrastructure (if applicable):

 

Chemistry/Engineering Chemistry Wet Laboratory

Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory

Chemistry Research laboratory

Biological Laboratory

Physics Laboratory

Forensic Laboratory (under construction)

 

Internships/Project work

 

As per University norms students are encouraged and motivated for short-term internship or project work in national/international institutes or industry. As the University laboratories already have some instrumental facilities students can get in-hand practical knowledge, which will grow their interest as well as they will be benefited for their placement. Project work will help them to get easy entry to the research laboratory. Moreover, the students will be ready for their upcoming challenges.

 

Placement & Career Opportunities / Research Opportunities

 

Students can go for higher studies in national and international institutions. They can go for Ph. D. in India or abroad. There are several other opportunities to the postgraduate students. The University Career Development Cell (CDC) organizes several events for placement and campus interview. The below given tabulated information focuses on the possible opportunities to the students.

 

Govt. Sector Police Department, Crime Branches, CBI, CID, Forensic Science Laboratories, IB, Banks, Defense/Army, Courts, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Dept., Universities, Hospitals, Organizations etc
Private Sector Detective Agencies, Banks, Insurance Companies, Universities, Hospitals, Security Services Agencies, Helpful to Lawyers/Advocates, Law Firms, Private Companies, Own Private Practice etc…
Job Titles / Posts Forensic Expert, Forensic Scientist, Forensic Investigator, Crime Scene Investigator, Handwriting Expert, Document Expert, Document Examiner, Fraud Examiner, Forensic Analyst, Scientific Officer, Security Expert, Forensic Consultant, Detective, Investigating Officer, Teacher / Professor, Crime Reporter, Forensic Engineer, Forensic Psychologist, Fingerprint Expert, Law Consultant, Government Examiner, Instructor, Genetics Experts, Environment Analyst, Technicians, Forensic Medical Examiners, Technician etc…
Courses / Degree B. Sc. / M. Sc. / Diploma / Certification / Doctorate etc in Forensic Science, Criminology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science, Law, Psychology, Information Technology, Computer etc (Depend on Job / Post requirements

 

Eligibility

50% overall in graduation with Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics/Life Sciences

View Course Structure