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Master of Science (M.Sc)

Forensic Science
Program code: 044
Course code : 4409
Course Commencement : June 2020
Eligibility

The qualification required to apply for the program is a minimum of 50% marks in the respective bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. Students who are pursuing final year bachelor’s program are also eligible to apply.

Study Campus

School of Graduate Studies
#34, 1st Cross, J C Road
Bangalore – 560 027
P: +91 80 43430100

Admissions Office

JGI Knowledge Campus
# 44/4, District Fund Road
Jayanagar 9th Block Campus
Bangalore - 5600 69
P+ 91 7337613222

Forensic Science plays a significant role in modern judicial system. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offers M.Sc in Forensic Science degree. The 2-year postgraduate course deals with the application of scientific knowledge in the investigation of crime and the study of human anatomy. In this course, students will learn all aspects of forensic science such as how clues can be collected from crime scenes and physical evidences such as hair, blood, fingerprints that are taken to the laboratories for the purpose of presenting them as evidence in court. It will also enable students to develop technical skills, scientific aptitude, and keen observational skills.

  • Innovative and Learning Practice

    Jain (Deemed-to-be University) places importance on quality and value when it comes to academics and is committed to providing students with knowledge and skills that are in demand, besides offering opportunities to learn a variety of new concepts and skills.

  • Supportive Environment (Infrastructure)

    Well–equipped digital classrooms, e-library, and state-of the-art-infrastructure are offered to create a unique academic ambience. Jain (Deemed-to-be University) has a multi-disciplinary approach to provide cutting edge quality education to students and enhance discipline, integrity, and the ability to think innovatively. The University aims to create future leaders, who can be the driving force in society.

  • Career Development Opportunities

    At Jain (Deemed-to-be University), students can build academic networks through seminars, conferences, University-Industry interface, study-tours, student-exchange programs, and internships that bring endless opportunities to create great career paths.

  • Further Study Guidelines

    Postgraduate programs at Jain (Deemed-to-be University) offer a strong basic foundation for further studies. We also help you develop career-specific skills and traits that are desired in the industry.

Course Highlights
  • Study key elements of modern forensic science including crime-scene processing, analytical techniques, laboratory skills, human anatomy and genetics
  • Experience teaching staff who bring professional or research expertise into their teaching
  • Hands-on experience of a range of techniques in biology and forensic science in modern, well-equipped laboratories
  • Combined study of human biology with applications of forensic analysis, thus providing graduates with a wide range of career options
I Semester
  • General Forensic Science
  • Forensic Physics
  • Questioned Document Examination
  • Criminology and Law
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Forensic Physics Lab
    2. Examination and Finger Prints Examination Lab
II Semester
  • Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Questioned Document Examination and Fingerprints
  • Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime
  • Instrumentation
  • Learning Labs:
    1. Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology - Lab
    2. Questioned Document Examination and Fingerprints – Lab
    3. Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime – Lab
III Semester
  • Research Methodology and Statistics Specialization Paper – 1
    1. Instrumentation in Questioned Document and Impression Analysis (QDE)
    2. Applied Forensic Chemistry (FBT)
  • Specialization Paper – 2
    1. Principles and Legal Aspects of Questioned Document and Impressions (QDE)
    2. DNA Profiling and Wildlife Forensics (FBT)
  • Learning Labs:
    Specialization Paper – 1 (Lab)
    1. Instrumentation in Questioned Document and Impression Analysis (QDE)
    2. Applied Forensic Chemistry (FBT)
    Specialization Paper – 2 (Lab)
    1. Principles and Legal Aspects of Questioned Document and Impressions (QDE)
    2. DNA Profiling and Wildlife Forensics (FBT)
  • Design of the Project
IV Semester
  • Internship
  • Forensic Medicine and Entomology
  • Specialization Paper
    1. Fingerprint and Impression Analysis
    2. Forensic Anthropology and Odontology
  • Specialization Paper
    1. Handwriting and Signature Analysis
    2. Pharmacotoxicology and Drugs of abuse
  • Learning Labs:
    Specialization Paper – 3 (Lab)
    1. Fingerprint and Impression Analysis
    2. Forensic Anthropology and Odontology
    Specialization Paper – 4 (Lab)
    1. Handwriting and Signature Analysis
    2. Pharmacotoxicology and Drugs of abuse
  • Project / Dissertation

Career enhancement programs are formulated as per current industry standards and reflect on our commitment to build a unique workforce that will meet the challenges of the industry. Evaluation is based on internal assessment, seminars, and reports prepared by the students.

To keep them at the forefront of employability, the career enhancement program prepares students with the necessary soft skills such as communication, presentation, and public speaking skills, personality development, and interview techniques.

With a Master’s degree in Forensic Science, one can work in the government sector, particularly in various law enforcement agencies such as police, the legal system, and the investigative services of the central government and state governments. A major chunk of trained forensic scientists are hired by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), etc. Another interesting career, rather the most attractive option for forensic scientists is teaching in institutes that impart education in forensic science. Students can also pursue post-graduation and research for further job opportunities.