Forensic Science refers to the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to analyze crime scene data, examine evidence and legal problems which may have legal ramifications in matters of legal and civil law. It is a broad field that includes; DNA analysis, fingerprint analysis, blood stain pattern analysis, firearms examination and ballistics, tool mark analysis, serology, toxicology, hair and fiber analysis, entomology, questioned documents, anthropology, odontology, pathology, epidemiology, footwear and tire tread analysis, drug chemistry, paint and glass analysis, digital audio video and photo analysis.
What can I do (Roles Available) ?
Crime Scene Investigation
Wildlife Forensic Specialist
Forensic Psychiatrist/ Psychologist
Forensic Serology Expert
Where can I work?
Central and State Forensic Science Laboratories, Police Department, CBI, CID, Narcotics Department, Hospitals, Intelligence Bureau
Private Detective Agencies, Private Banks, Hospitals, Security Service Agencies, Law Firms
International Forensic Sciences, Orchid Cellmark, Verogen, Tranzmeo
Assist Lawyers and Advocates Consulting work
Upholding the judicial system
Stimulating work environment
Seats and opportunities are limited
Required to visit dangerous/hazardous places to collect evidence
Key Skills Required
Fantastic Observational Skills
What Should I study ?
Class XII in Science stream - B.Sc. Forensic Sciences - M.Sc. Forensic Sciences - Ph.D for 3-4 years
Class XII in Science stream - B.Sc. Forensic Sciences - Post-Graduate Diploma in Forensic Sciences
Class XII in Science Stream - MBBS - MD Forensic Medicine