Career In Forensic Science

Are you interested in human anatomy and forensics studies?

Then a career in forensic science is best for you.

Forensic science is a subject that fascinates most of us. It is the major study of science and criminal justice. Forensic Science is essentially a crime laboratory-based profession.

What is Forensic science?

Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to criminal investigations and legal problems. Forensic Science is a multidisciplinary subject, it encompasses various fields of science such as chemistry, biology, physics, geology, psychology, social science, engineering, etc.

Forensic science is used every around the world to protect public health, to enforce criminal laws and regulations and to resolve civil disputes.

The term forensic comes from the Latin term “forensis” that means “of or before the forum”. The history of the term originates from Roman times in the late nineteenth century.

Who is the world first forensic scientist?

Archimedes is the first forensic scientist.

Forensic scientists are who help to collect, preserve, and examining physical evidence during the course of an investigation. Forensic Scientist must be methodical, accurate and unbiased.

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Scope of Forensic Science

The scope of forensic science study is vast. You can get jobs in various governments & private sectors. The study will improve your skills and knowledge. After completing your degree, you can open your own forensic practice & forensic service offices. You also may employ in Forensic Laboratories, Detective Offices, Banks and other Govt. and private agencies.

There are endless opportunities in this field because of unlimited crimes in the world is happening. So, the job opportunities in the field of forensic science are also endless. You can get a job in everywhere in India or in overseas.

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Courses & Duration

It is a good advantage for Medical science students to become forensic scientists. Forensic science is not a branch or discipline of science, but it is a catch-all for various distinct branches. Various universities in India offer certificate, bachelor and master courses in Forensic Science. Once you have done the master degree successfully, then you can even go for a Doctoral Degree course in Forensic Sciences.

Undergraduate Course (3 years):

  • B.Sc in Forensic Science

Post Graduate Courses (2 years):

  • M.Sc in Forensic Science
  • PG Diploma in Forensic Science

Doctoral Course (3 years):

  • Ph.D in Forensic Science
  • M.Phill in Forensic Science

Specializations of Forensic Science:

Below are some specializations in the field of forensic science:

  • Forensic Biology
  • Forensic Serology
  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Ballistics
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Botany

Skills Required:

  • Knowledge of various fields of science
  • Technical Skills
  • Intelligent
  • Strong Analytical Skills
  • Keen Observation

Eligibility & Admission

How I make my career in Forensic Science?

  • First, candidates have to complete their 10+2 examination from science branch for admission into UG degree.
  • After completing a bachelor degree i.e. B.Sc, you can apply for the master degree that is M.Sc in Forensic Science.
  • Some private universities conduct its own entrance test for admission in master courses.

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Forensic Science University In India:

Below are some universities or institutions that offer the degree in forensic science:

  • Punjabi University
  • Bhim Rao Ambedkar University
  • Manipal University
  • University of Delhi
  • University of Lucknow
  • Gujarat Forensic Sciences University

Career & Jobs

Due to increase in crime rate and criminals, the scope of Forensic Science is increased exponentially. There are lots of job opportunities in the field of Forensic Science. The need of forensic scientists is huge all around the world, especially in India.

Some of the forensic scientists visit the crime scene to collect the evidence themselves and another one work in a forensic laboratory to perform analysis on objects.

In the forensic laboratory, they testify as expert observers in both criminal and civil cases and can work for either the defense or the prosecution.

Forensic scientists can be employed in the government sector. They work in different law enforcement agencies and investigation departments such as police, investigative services of state and central government and legal system. Some of the private agencies also employed those candidates who have some qualification in this field.

A trained forensic scientist may hire by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) & Intelligence Bureau (IB). You can also work as a freelancer as forensic scientists specializing in one segment & can be paid much. You can also work as a legal counselor after gaining experience as a Forensic Scientist.

Teaching is another interesting career for forensic scientists. You can work in the institutions that impart education in forensic science.

Candidates have a degree, they can explore the career in Forensic Science in the USA and other developed countries.

Job Profiles:

Below are some of the top designations in the field of forensic science:

  • Investigative officers
  • Legal counselors
  • Forensic Expert
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Crime Reporter
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Law Consultant
  • Handwriting Expert

Top Recruiters:

Below are some recruiters in the field of forensic science:

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


Most of the jobs of forensic science are in the government sector that why the salary is strictly based on the structure and pay scale. In Private sector, the agencies offer handsome salaries to experienced candidates. After completing a qualification in forensic science, the starting salary is between Rs. 3 Lac to Rs. 4 Lac per annum. With experience, professionals can earn Rs 6 Lac to Rs 8 Lacs per year.

If you are working in abroad, then you can earn the average salary of $55,040 per year.

Books and Study Material

Here, we are providing the best books related to forensic science:

  • Forensic Psychology by David Canter
  • Forensic Science by Jim Fraser
  • Forensics for Dummies by D.P. Lyle, MD
  • Forensic Science by Andrew R. W. Jackson
  • Forensics: The Anatomy of Crime by Val McDermid
  • The Elements of Murder by John Emsley
  • Fundamentals of Forensic Science by Max M Houck
  • The Science of Sherlock Holmes by E.J. Wagner

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  1. Tejasvi says:

    Hi i m tejasvi …
    i want to ask that after bsc in forensic science would i get the job …and can i do msc in forensic science with part time job ?????

  2. Raj says:

    Is bsc forensic science degree in madhya is eligible in other state as a degree

  3. Chirag says:

    which is the best college or university in delhi,chandigarh or punjab in india

  4. Rahul Kumar says:

    Sir forensic science ka scope kaisa h government job milne k chance kitne rhte h..

  5. Mansvi kathiriya says:

    I can do MSc. In forensic science after bsc. In zoology..?

  6. sreelekshmi says:

    which is the best collage in india for studing forensic science

  7. Ghadage Samadban Akaram says:

    Hello mam,i have 82.46% in HSC and mh-cet can i apply BSC FORENCICK

  8. Sarvesh gupta says:

    Sir please tell me how i came in forensics science
    I am study B. Pharma student

  9. Snehal patil says:

    Can I do the forensic science after bsc (microbiology)?

  10. Hi I am shivani says:

    I got 58% in 12 n mhtcet exam pcb group is 65. Can I do this filed.

  11. Ruturaj Dhonde says:

    In Forensic science give information about field, job, colleges.
    And send the names of college in Maharashtra

  12. Panchal Aesha says:

    In forensic science,
    Any options of become autopsy doctor??

  13. kalyani says:

    Ihave scored 68%in 12class did Iam eligible for bsc forensic science

  14. Bhumika says:

    Can i do msc.forensic science after bsc.(Hons.)in zoology.

  15. snehal gaware says:

    I have got 52.46 marks in hsc exam but i am interesed in fornsic science .i have no idea how to apply fornsic science collages in maharashtra.

  16. Shivam Tiwari says:

    I’m interested in forensic science give me details how can I prepare and appourtunaty…

  17. Nivel Awale says:

    I’m interested in forensic science but no details available here help

  18. Suraj Sherkhane says:

    Please send me college name in maharashtra

  19. Shubham jagtap says:

    I have scored 85% marks in +2 class,can I have any chances in forensic science?

  20. Saniyabanu aminbhai Mansuri says:

    Please give government college of bsc forensic science in Gujrat

  21. Siddhartha says:

    Iam interested in forensic science but no detail available plz help me

  22. Bipanpreet Kaur says:

    Please give list of colleges for bsc forensic science in punjab and tell how to get job in this field ?

  23. Diya says:

    I have 70% of mark for +2 exam.
    Did I’m eligible for bsc forensicscince

  24. Saloni says:

    I’m interested in forensic science how can I get admission in a government collage?

  25. Vismitha says:

    How many college in kerala

  26. Theertha Thilak says:

    Sir,let me know about gov.colleges for forensic science…

  27. Harsha says:

    Sir please give me complete information for MSC in forensic science . how can I aply? And best college in Rajasthan for forensic science

  28. Shweta says:

    For admission in forensic college ,which requirement are need, after 12 class.

  29. preetika says:

    is ma in criminolgy&forensic science is useful to get job

  30. Pratiksha Ashok Jadhav says:

    I am giving admission for Bsc.(forensic science).Please give mi information about admission process

  31. Pranay Bafna says:

    I have got 79.38 % in HSC can I get admission in government college of forensic science in Maharashtra

  32. vaibhav wakode says:

    i want to be addmition for bsc forencic science
    which is better college for me in nanded

  33. nikita says:

    I want carrier bsc forensic science….so can i know what steps should i take to do after 12

  34. Thasin says:

    Interested in bsc forensic science in Chennai….Can you suggest the list of colleges here in chennai

  35. Mayuri says:

    I’m interested in forensics science. I have no idea How to apply for it ( forensic science colleges in Maharashtra)

  36. Vipin says:

    Sir please tell me about government colleges ofwhich offering bsc forensic science in Delhi and how can i apply?

  37. Raghu RamaThombare says:

    Please give me a total info. of forensic science carrier

  38. Deepak Agrawal says:

    Sir, I’m interested in forensic science so please tell me about forensic colleges.

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