M.Sc. FORENSIC SCIENCE

Application status
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Open

Duration
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2 years

Study mode
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Full-time

Entry Requirements
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1. B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the major subjects and any two of the following subjects (Anthropology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology / Botany/ Genetics/ Mathematics/ Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Physics/ Statistics/ Zoology/ MBBS/ BDS/ B.Pharm./ B.Sc.(Forensic Science)) are also eligible, provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.
2. In the Absence of candidates in (1), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.

Overview

M.Sc. Forensic Science

With a goal to produce a batch of scientists who use their skills to unravel mysteries behind crime scenes, the GCU offers an outstanding programme of M.Sc in Forensic Sciences. Since the subject has a strong social and legal relevance, the programme has evolved throughout the ages to keep in touch with the changing justice practices and societal issues. The students get a dynamic understanding of the vital issues, both on a national and an international scale. The students are taken through a course consisting of subjects such as Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Medicine, Toxicology and Forensic Anthropology, Criminology and Forensic Psychology, Photography and trace evidence.

With a strong foundation in theoretical knowledge, the students are also trained in the practical and research aspects of Forensic Science. GCU ensures that the postgraduates in Forensic Science have a robust knowledge of the workings of DNA typing, Forensic Dermatoglyphics, Questioned Documents, Cyber forensics, Narcoanalysis, and other aspects of Forensic Serology. The programme also calls for the students to intern and volunteer at local agencies of justice in order to get real-time exposure to the mechanisms of the industry.

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Entry Requirements

1. B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the major subjects and any two of the following subjects: (Anthropology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology / Botany/ Genetics/ Mathematics/ Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Physics/ Statistics/ Zoology/ MBBS/ BDS/ B.Pharm./ B.Sc.(Forensic Science)) are also eligible, provided they have secured 50% marks in the aggregate of all the optional subjects.

2. In the absence of candidates in (1), Graduates in Agricultural Science, Dairy Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry, Fisheries, Pharmacy, Engineering (Biotechnology), Medicine / Dental or Agricultural Engineering, with 50% marks in the aggregate are eligible.

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Fee structure for the Academic year 2022-23

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes

M.Sc Forensic Science

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

INR 25,000

3 Subsequent Instalments

INR 80,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes

M.Sc Forensic Science

Course Duration

2 years

1st Instalment

$ 500

3 Subsequent Instalments

$ 1167

OTHER FEES

CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)

EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER

UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Forensic Science, Criminal Law, Criminology and Police Administration(Theory & Practical)
  • Criminalistics (Theory & Practical)
  • Forensic Biology (Theory & Practical)
  • Fundamentals of Fingerprint examination and Questioned Documents(Theory & Practical)
  • Soft Core Courses
  • Research Methodology and Biostatistics

Semester 2

  • General Instrumentation 1 (Theory & Practical)
  • Forensic Chemistry (Theory & Practical)
  • Forensic Medicine, Toxicology and Forensic Anthropology (Theory & Practical)
  • Minor Dissertation
  • Trace Evidence and Photography
  • Research Methodology with Ethics in Research

Semester 3

  • Forensic Ballistics / Advanced Forensic Chemistry (Theory & Practical)
  • General instrumentation-2 / Forensic Serology, Genetics & DNA typing (Theory & Practical)
  • Cyber Forensics /Advanced Forensic Toxicology (Theory & Practical)
  • Questioned documents / Forensic Dermatoglyphics (Theory & Practical)
  • Soft Core Courses
  • Bioinformatics
  • Open Elective Course
  • DNA typing
  • Self Study
  • Juvenile Justice System

Semester 4

  • Major Dissertation
  • Internship

List of companies where UG & PG Dept Life Of Science students of GCU got placement opportunities:

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