If you are considering Forensic Science as a career then it would be a great choice. Forensic Science is new in India and very few people are aware of this field.
In India, the crime rate is increasing day by day whether it’s murder, cybercrime, theft, rape, and other crime. There are many pending cases that need to solve to provide justice to the victim. Hence the scope in this field increases.
You can apply for CBI, IB, Government jobs after completing your studies. You can also get jobs in the private sector, laboratories, Banks, and private agencies. However, you can also start your own forensic practice and forensic services offices. If you like teaching can apply for a lecturer in universities and colleges. You can get a job in India as well as abroad.
The opportunities in this field are wide as unlimited crimes are happening in the world. So the job opportunity is endless. At the very start, you need to search for the opportunity or job. In India, sometimes it seems like there is no job in this field. But according to stats, there are more jobs available. You can start as a freelancer in this field.
- Investigative officers
- Legal counselors
- Forensic Expert
- Forensic Scientist
- Crime Scene Investigator
- Crime Reporter
- Forensic Engineer
- Law consultant
- Handwriting Expert
- Intelligence Bureau (IB)
- Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
- Central Government Forensic Science Laboratory
- Private Detective Agencies
- Law Firms
- Police Department
- Quality Control Bureau
- Defense or Army
Institution / Colleges / Universities in India
- Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science
- Amity University
- Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science
- Harisingh Gour Vishwa Vidyalaya, Sagar
- University of Delhi
- Anna University
- Punjabi University
- Bhim Rao Ambedkar University
- Manipal University
- University of Lucknow
- Gujarat Forensic Science University
- Sharda University
Degree and Duration
- Bachelor in Forensic Science – 3 years course
- Masters in Forensic Science – 2 years course
- Doctoral course (Ph.D.) – 3 years
Eligibility and Admission Criteria
- Complete 10+2 with science stream i.e medical or non-medical.
- Minimum grades requirement depends upon the college or university you are applying for.
- Some colleges conduct entrance exams where some conduct interviews for the selection of students.
- After completing 3 years in graduation you can apply for post-graduation in forensic science. Other graduates having different specialized graduation degrees can also apply for masters in forensic science.