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Forensic Science - an interesting & challenging domain! - 20-Sep-2018

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Forensic study is a science based segment which is highly interesting as well as challenging.  Otherwise it could also be called as a sector with a blend of science and criminology involved.   

Significance: Forensic science facilitates a systematic approach towards enquiry of crime and law related issues with support of studies such as Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, Social Science and Engineering. Specialists of this field are called as Forensic Experts and Forensic Scientist. Due to the technological advancement, today this branch is able to work with great deal of precision and speed.    

Programmes: This area of study comprises of programmes in Certificate, Diploma, Under Graduation, Post Graduation, MPhil and Phd.           

Special Branches: Forensic Pathology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Engineering, Forensic Geology, Forensic Chemistry, Toxicology, Psychology and Clinical Forensic medicine are the various specialisation that is available in this branch of study.          

Skills required:  Skills needed for this area of specialisation are sound knowledge in science, ability to think in diverse angles, skill to find concrete evidence using technology and lastly the capacity to foresee the outcome with high level of accuracy.

Job opportunists:  Job opportunities are good for graduates with forensic science in both government as well as private sectors. Job opportunities are high in the uniformed services such police, investigation and the army. Graduates can also join in private detective agencies. Jobs are also available for positions such as forensic photographer, crime reporter and crime investigator. Apart from that it is also possible to get jobs as researcher, lecturer in educational institutions.  They can also begin a business start up programme.                 

Top educational institutions:

  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayanan National institute of Criminology & Forensic science, Delhi
  • Dr. Hari Singh Kaur Vishvavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
  • Gujarat Forensic Science University, Gujarat
  • Delhi University
  • Madras University.   

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