Overview of the Programme

M.Sc. Forensic Science

Welcome to M.Sc. in Forensic Sciences course at Garden City University (GCU), in Bangalore. If you have a passion for solving mysteries and investigating crimes, our program offers comprehensive knowledge and practical skills that will prepare you for a successful career in the field of forensic sciences. Here’s why our M.Sc. in Forensic Sciences course stands out:

Our M.Sc. Forensic Sciences curriculum covers a wide range of key courses to ensure a well-rounded education. You will delve into subjects such as Signature Analysis, Forensic Photography, Case History, Criminal Profiling, Questioned Document Examination, Detection of Metallic Poisons, Analysis of Phenolphthalein in Rape Cases, Checking the Integrity of Files, Identification of Suspected Blood Evidences, and Toxicology Evidence Analysis. Through these courses, you will gain expertise in various forensic techniques and methodologies.

Course Structure

Semester 1

Course Title

  • Introduction to Forensic Science, Law and Criminal Justice System
  • Criminalistics, Crime Scene Investigation and Photography
  • Forensic Biology and Serology
  • Fundamentals of Fingerprinting Examination and Questioned Documents
  • Introduction to Forensic Science, Law and Criminal Justice System (P)
  • Criminalistics, Crime Scene Investigation and Photography (P)
  • Forensic Biology and Serology (P)
  • Fundamentals of Fingerprinting Examination and Questioned Documents (P)
  • Research Methodology

Semester 2

Course Title

  • Forensic Physical Sciences
  • Forensic Physical Sciences (P)
  • Forensic Chemical Sciences
  • Forensic Chemical Sciences (P)
  • Criminal Psychology
  • Criminal Psychology (P)
  • General Instrumentation in Forensic Science
  • Minor Project

Semester 3

Course Title

  • Applied Forensic Physics
  • Forensic Medicine, Entomology and Osteology
  • Digital Forensics, Multimedia and Incident Response
  • Advance Forensic Psychology and Criminology
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation
  • Applied Forensic Physics (P)
  • Forensic Medicine, Entomology and Osteology (P)
  • Digital Forensics, Multimedia and Incident Response (P)
  • Advance Forensic Psychology and Criminology (P)
  • Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation (P)
  • Advance Forensic Biology and DNA Forensics
  • Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health (OPEN Elective)

Semester 4

Course Title

  • Dissertation
  • Internship

In addition to the above courses, our curriculum includes the following courses powered by Coursera and industry partners.

Semester 1

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

Hot Topics in Criminal Justice
Understanding Violence      
Introduction to International Criminal Law
Cameras, Exposure, and Photography
Questionnaire Design for Social Surveys
Qualitative Research Design

Semester 2

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partnerx

Toxicology 21: Scientific Applications
Chemicals and Health            

Semester 3

Certificate courses by University /Industry Partner

The Brain and Space             
Detecting and Mitigating Cyber Threats and Attacks
Confronting Gender Based Violence: Global Lessons for Healthcare Workers
When Disaster Meets Conflict
Data Privacy Fundamentals
Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health

Programme Highlights

Pedagogy and Assessment

Teaching for the M.Sc. Forensic Sciences degree course at Garden City University incorporates a diverse range of teaching styles and methodologies to provide a comprehensive and engaging learning experience. Subject matter experts in forensic sciences conduct master classes, lectures, and seminars, delivering in-depth knowledge and expertise in the field. These sessions are specifically tailored to foster critical thinking, theoretical understanding, and intellectual growth in the context of forensic sciences.

To enhance practical skills and application, the program utilizes simulation role play and problem case-based learning approaches. Students are immersed in practical scenarios, enabling them to develop problem-solving skills, decision-making abilities, and a deeper understanding of real-world applications within the field of forensic sciences.

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Fee Structure for the Academic Year 2024-25

Domestic / NRI Fee Structure

Programmes
M.Sc. Forensic Science

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
INR 50,000

3 Subsequent Installments
INR 80,000

International Fee Structure

Programmes
M.Sc. Forensic Science

Course Duration
2 years

1st Installment
$ 1500

3 Subsequent Installments
$ 1000

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

PG Programs: Rs.3500/-

Programme Prospects

Three decades of legacy and strong placement initiatives have ensured that GCU Graduates are highly employable in various industries. The strong alumni base provides hand holding for a smooth transition from the classroom to the corporate world.

Job Opportunities

Career Path

Forensic Scientist: Forensic scientists work in forensic laboratories, conducting scientific analysis of various types of evidence. They use advanced techniques and technologies to analyze DNA, fingerprints, ballistics, toxicology, and more. Recruiting companies in India for forensic scientists include the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), State Forensic Science Laboratory (SFSL), and private forensic laboratories like SIFS India and Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply for admission to Garden City University?

Apply online through this link https://admissions.gardencity.university/ or Schedule an appointment through the link below to meet with a counselor at the admissions office.
Register and verify your email to initiate the application process.
Submit your application and pay the Rs 2000/- fee.
Receive a conditional offer letter after your application is reviewed, which outlines the conditions for acceptance.
Comply with the conditions stated in the offer letter, meeting eligibility criteria, fulfil specific requirements, complete assigned tasks, and pay the first instalment fee.
Upon meeting the conditions, receive an Enrolment Letter confirming your acceptance into the program.

Are there scholarships or finance options available for students?

Garden City University is committed to supporting students in their academic pursuits through scholarships and finance options.
For information on Scholarship please visit https://www.gardencity.university/scholarship/ or speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.
Garden City University has collaborations with Non-Banking Financial Companies(NBFCs) that offer interest-free student loans specifically for fee payments. For any assistance, please speak to our Admission Counsellor at +919019921992.

What are the co-curricular and extracurricular activities practised at GCU?

The University has a highly acclaimed and active NCC unit which organises parades and involves itself in activities at a National level. The NSS wing of the University has human care, sustainable practices, educating the downtrodden as its core activities. The NSS has adopted five villages of Bangalore in line with the vision of the Government of India’s Swachhata Abhiyan mission and being recognised among the top 65 institutions in the country making it the right candidate to be chosen for the hall of fame. The University has 35 clubs ranging from Debate to music to badminton to futsal to frisbee to chess to dance. Core teams comprising of students participate in media coverage of national and international events (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), fashion show which is a part of the fashion and apparel design school with international brands (https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/calendar-of-events/), entrepreneurship and management club, incubation club, research club, beekeeping club, catering club and so on. Being an Interdisciplinary studies University there is much emphasis on giving the student a rounded perspective of studies and activities of individual interest.

What is the teaching style at Garden City University?

Garden City University follows a combination of teaching methods, including lectures, interactive sessions, group discussions, case studies, practical demonstrations, blended learning, self-directed study, and more.

Does Garden City University facilitate internships for students?

Absolutely! Garden City University has seamlessly integrated compulsory internships into its curriculum across all programs. GCU has  established collaborations with numerous industries and organizations to offer extensive internship opportunities for our students. These internships play a pivotal role in providing practical exposure, enhancing professional skills, and fostering industry connections, thus preparing students for successful careers.

Does Garden City University provide hostel facilities?

Yes, the university provides separate hostel facilities for male and female students. To know more, please visit https://www.gardencity.university/campus-life/accommodation/

Overview of the Programme

M.Sc. Forensic Science

Welcome to M.Sc. in Forensic Sciences course at Garden City University (GCU), in Bangalore. If you have a passion for solving mysteries and investigating crimes, our program offers comprehensive knowledge and practical skills that will prepare you for a successful career in the field of forensic sciences. Here’s why our M.Sc. in Forensic Sciences course stands out:

Our M.Sc. Forensic Sciences curriculum covers a wide range of key courses to ensure a well-rounded education. You will delve into subjects such as Signature Analysis, Forensic Photography, Case History, Criminal Profiling, Questioned Document Examination, Detection of Metallic Poisons, Analysis of Phenolphthalein in Rape Cases, Checking the Integrity of Files, Identification of Suspected Blood Evidences, and Toxicology Evidence Analysis. Through these courses, you will gain expertise in various forensic techniques and methodologies.

At GCU, we believe in hands-on learning, and our program offers practical exposure to work with tools like Stereomicroscopes, Crime Scene Management Kits, Fingerprint Kits, Comparison Microscopes, and Iodine Fuming Chambers. This practical experience will enable you to develop essential skills and enhance your understanding of forensic investigations.

Our industry-driven curriculum is designed to meet the demands of the field. Through our tie-ups with SIFS in Delhi, you will have access to industry experts and real-life case studies. Guest lectures and industry speakers are invited regularly to provide insights into the latest advancements and practices in forensic sciences.

To foster your entrepreneurial spirit, GCU offers opportunities to engage with start-ups related to private investigation agencies. Our mentorship programs provide guidance and support from experienced professionals, ensuring that you receive personalized attention and advice throughout your academic journey.

GCU believes in the importance of research-based learning. In fields such as Digital Evidence, Drugs and Toxicology, Trace Evidence, and Tool Mark Analysis, you will have the chance to explore cutting-edge research and contribute to advancements in the field of forensic sciences.

As a student at GCU, you will also benefit from cross-disciplinary collaboration. Our collaborations with the Life Science and Computer Science departments enable you to broaden your knowledge and develop a multidisciplinary skill set, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. We understand the importance of a well-rounded education, and GCU promotes co-curricular activities through various clubs. Engaging in these activities not only enhances your personal development but also fosters teamwork and leadership skills.

By choosing GCU for your M.Sc. in Forensic Sciences, you will be joining a vibrant academic community committed to providing a world-class education. Our industry tie-ups, practical approach, research opportunities, and international collaborations set us apart as the best university for forensic sciences in Bangalore.
Join us at GCU, where you will receive the knowledge, skills, and guidance necessary to excel in the fascinating field of forensic sciences.

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