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.

FACULTY OF OUR DEPARTMENT

Prof. Bimal Kr. Sarkar

Prof.-in-Charge

Specialization: Biophysics,
Condensed matter physics

Dr. Rupam Sen

Specialization: Organometallics,
MOFs, Stimuli-responsive materials Synthesis

Dr. Swarup Kr. Neogi

Specialization: Material Science

Dr. Aditya Kr. Kar

Specialization: Questioned Document analysis,
Nanotherapeutics and Nanomaterial toxicology

PROGRAMMES OFFERED BY THE DEPARTMENT

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

B.Sc. (Hons) Forensic Science

Forensic DNA Analysis

Digital Forensic

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Engineering

Blood Stain Pattern Analysis

Forensic Engineering

Eligibility

Minimum 50% aggregate in10th or equivalent examination and minimum 50% aggregate in 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board with PCM/PCB

Duration (in Year): 3

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

Eligibility

Minimum 50% aggregate in 10th or equivalent examination, Minimum 50% aggregate 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board and Minimum 50% aggregate in Undergraduate degree in any discipline from any recognised University in India or abroad in Science Graduation

Duration (in Year): 2

B.Sc. (Hons) Forensic Science

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

B.Sc. (Hons) Forensic Science

Forensic DNA Analysis

Digital Forensic

Forensic Accounting

Forensic Engineering

Blood Stain Pattern Analysis

Forensic Engineering

Eligibility

Minimum 50% aggregate in10th or equivalent examination and minimum 50% aggregate in 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board with PCM/PCB

Duration (in Year): 3

M.Sc. (Forensic Science)

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

Eligibility

Minimum 50% aggregate in 10th or equivalent examination, Minimum 50% aggregate 10 +2 or equivalent from any recognized board and Minimum 50% aggregate in Undergraduate degree in any discipline from any recognised University in India or abroad in Science Graduation

Duration (in Year): 2

CARRIER PATH

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

Forensic ExpertInvestigative Officers
Crime Scene InvestigatorForensic Scientist
Teacher/ProfessorsLaw Consultant
Crime ReporterForensic Engineer
Handwriting ExpertFingerprint Expert
Forensic LinguistsForensic Chemists
Forensic PathologistsForensic Anthropologists
Forensic GeologistsForensic Photographer
Forensic Artist and Sculptors