About The Department

The application of science and technology in connection with the detection of crime is the Forensic Science. ‘Forensic science’ word has been originated from the Latin word forēnsis, which means “of or before the forum”. During Roman times, criminal charges were presented before a group of public individuals in the forum. Both the individual accused of the crime and the accuser would give dialogue in their favour. The judgement was taken granted in favour of the individual who could produce the best argument and delivery. Thus, the word ‘forensic’ was used in a two-fold way – as a legal evidence, and as a sort of public presentation. Later on, it was established as a scientific methodology to explore evidences to support the legal activities. It was felt to initiate the skill development of Forensic expert, which results in the establishment of Forensic Science subject in academics and research.

It this context, Forensic Science Department is established under the School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Adamas University to run the Forensic Science academic programmes. The Forensic Science Department aims at the acquirement of excellence in Forensic Science education and research. The department is committed to impart quality education through project based, research-based learning. With an increasing demand, many sectors in forensic science are being opened. They include Forensic Biology, Forensic Serology, Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Botany, Forensic Entomology, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Psychology, Clinical Forensic Medicine, Cytology, Dactyloscopy etc. There are many recruiters in the country also. For examples, Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Hospitals, Police Departments, Law Firms, Defense/Army, Central Govt. Forensic Sciences Labs, Private Detective Agencies, Quality Control Bureau, Banks, Universities, and many more.

Our Vision

To be recognised as a centre of excellence in Forensic Science education along with application based interdisciplinary research.

Our Mission

1: To provide quality training to the students for Forensic science education and equip them with the skills required for professional establishment.

2: To motivate young minds and unravel their talents both in the fields of Fundamental and Applied science, through dedication to teaching, commitment to students and innovative teaching learning methods and assessment throughout the year.

3: To provide the students state of the art knowledge through upgraded and advanced curricula, hands on training in state-of-the-art laboratories.

4: To Recognize, formulate and investigate complex forensic problems reaching corroborated conclusions using principles of natural sciences.

5: To Demonstrate the knowledge of forensic science for sustainable development of man, society and environment.

6: To apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the forensic lab professionals.



Prof. Bimal Kumar Sarkar

Dean, SOBAS and Head, Department of Forensic Science

Prof. Priyankar Ghosh


Dr. Aditya Kumar Kar

Assistant Professor

Mr. Rahul Das

Assistant Professor


Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to criminal investigation and legal problems. It comprises a broader array of science, engineering disciplines that require specialized training and expertise.

It includes the subjects, like, Introduction to Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Crime Scene Investigation, Fingerprints Examination, Questioned Documents, Forensic Biology & DNA Typing, Digital Forensics, Internship, Forensic Toxicology, Forensic Physics & Ballistics, Forensic Medicine and Anthropology, etc.

Forensic Domains

Forensic DNA Analysis

Digital Forensic

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Engineering

Blood Stain Pattern Analysis

Forensic Engineering



Minimum 50% aggregate in 10 +2 or equivalent with PCM/PCB from any recognized board.

It includes the subjects, like, Introduction to Crime and Criminology, Forensic Physics, Forensic Chemistry, Forensic Biology, Crime Scene Investigation, Forensic Crime and Investigation Techniques, Forensic Toxicology, Finger Prints and other Impressions, Instrumental Methods, Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry, Fingerprints, Quality management & Evidence evaluation, Forensic Medicine & Pathology, Forensic Serology, Questioned Documents, Forensic Ballistics, Research Methodology, Internship, etc.

Forensic Specialisation

Forensic Chemical Sciences

Forensic Biological Sciences

Forensic Anthropology

Forensic Questioned Document

Forensic Ballistic

Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Physical Sciences



Minimum 50%  aggregate in 10+2 or equivalent and minimum 50% aggregate in Undergraduate degree in Science from any recognised University in India or abroad


There are various career prospects in Forensic Science. The doors are open in government and private sectors with equal opportunities.

Forensic Expert

Investigative Officers

Forensic Scientist


Law Consultant

Crime Scene Investigator

Forensic Engineer

Crime Reporter

Fingerprint Expert

Forensic Chemists

Forensic Anthropologists

Forensic Photographer

Handwriting Expert

Forensic Pathologists

Forensic Geologists

Forensic Toxicologist

Forensic Linguists

Forensic Artist and Sculptors

Cyber Forensics consultant

Transaction Risk Investigator 

Insurance agencies (Claims department)

Content Writer 

Forensic Analyst

Risk Investigators

Venture – Forensic services

Drug Safety Associate

Pharmacovigilance Specialist



Digital Microscope

Brand name (Camera): Magcam; 5.1 MP

Model (Microscope): Mx2li (10x, 40x and 100x)

Forensic examination of Hair, Fibres and textiles, Signature, Toolmark, Saliva, Urine, Blood, Trace evidences, etc.


Binocular Microscope

Brand name: Dewinter 1461 (10x, 40x and 100x)

Forensic examination of pollens, diatoms, hair, fingerprints, body cells, etc.



(i). REMI Centrifuge

(ii). REMI Table-top centrifuge (Swing-out head)

Sample preparation for drug analysis, poison identification, DNA extraction, etc.

Gel electrophoresis unit

(i). Horizontal Electrophoresis Chamber

Brand name: Biotech

(ii). UV Transilluminator

Brand name: Biotech

Separation, visualization, comparison and quantification of DNA

UV Chamber

Short UV, Long UV and White light

Forensic examination of currency notes, passport, fingerprints, etc.

Double beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer

Brand name: Lasany

Model: LI-2700

Wavelength range: 190nm to 1100 nm

Forensic examination, comprising of detection and identification of drugs and poisons, ink analysis, dye analysis, petrol examination, trap case examination, biological fluids, explosives and chemical residues, fire debris, etc.

Crime Scene Investigation Kit

Crime Scene Management and Investigation: Securing, Photography, Sketching, Collection and Packaging of evidences. 

Fingerprint Development Kit

Development of latent fingerprints using fingerprint powders of various colours and chemical properties, with the aid of high-quality brushes.

Comparison and Identification of fingerprints.

Forensic Anthropology

Determination of Age, Gender, Stature/Height, Ethnicity using anthropological methods.

Personal identification using Craniometry and Somatometry.


The Department of Forensic Science, School of Basic and Applied Sciences, Adamas University, Kolkata, India organize a Seminar Series on Forensic Science in the form of Forensic Science Expertise Talk. Experts from both Academia and Industry share their views related to methodologies which are being followed in Forensic Investigation and the evolving nature of the subject with time.

The First Lecture was invited talk by renowned Forensic Scientist Dr. Harsh Sharma, Director, State Forensic Science Laboratory, C.I.D Police (Home) Department, Madhya Pradesh. He delivered the Webinar Talk on 11 July, 2021. The Second Lecture was invited talk by renowned Forensic Scientist Dr Tapas Kumar Bose, Professor and Head, Forensic and state Medicine, JIMSH, Budge Budge, Kolkata. He delivered the Webinar Talk on 20 August, 2021.