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Forensic Science

If you are a fan of CID and love to solve and investigate crime then you can go for Forensic Science. The students who have completed their 12th with science stream can opt for B.Sc Forensic Science. And these students must score at least 50% in their 12th exams.

Forensic Science is a three-year undergraduate program. It offers a study of scientific application and knowledge that helps the person to investigate the crime. In it, the student learns how to analyze the different objects found at the crime scene. As we know these objects can be important evidence. It is a multidisciplinary stream. It includes the study of various subjects like Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths,  Psychology, and social science, etc.

Eligibility

  • Students must pass 10+2 with Science Stream.
  • A student who passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, Chemistry, Biology can apply for B.Sc. Forensic Science.
  • Students must achieve 50% in 12th Exams. It could be different in different colleges.

Admission Process

  • Some colleges give admission on Merit-bases in 12th class (For B.Sc.).
  • Some colleges take their Entrance Test to offer admission to the Forensic Science Course.

Entrance Exams

Different Universities conducted their own Entrance exams to give admission in  Forensic Science courses. But some universities give admission on merit-base in the qualifying exams.

Other Courses

Different courses available in Forensic Science, Such as:

  • B.Sc.
  • M.Sc.
  • P.G. Diploma
  • P.H.D
  • M.Phil
Course Fees

The average fees for this Bachelor course range from INR 30,000 to INR 2,00000 per annum. It could be different in different Institutes.

Top Colleges

  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, Delhi
  • Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai
  • Dr. Hari singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
  • IFS  Education Department, Pune
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Gandhinagar
  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Sharda University, Noida

Career Options

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Consultant
  • Drug Analyst
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst
  • Forensic Expert
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Police Officer
  • Private Investigator
  • Crime Reporter
  • Legal Counselor
  • Crime Scene Investigator

Top Recruiters

  • Intelligence Bureau (IB)
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
  • Central Govt. Forensic Sciences Labs
  • Law Firms
  • Police Department
  • Quality Control Bureau
  • Hospitals
  • Private Detective Agencies
  • Banks
  • Universities
  • Defense/Army

Average Salary

After completing this course candidate can get a job both in the public and private sectors. As most of the jobs are available in the public sector that’s why salary depends upon the structure and pay scale. If a candidate applies in the private sector then he can earn a handsome salary. In starting, the candidate can earn 3-5 lakhs per annum. It may be 5-8 lakhs after gaining a few years of experience.