B.Sc. Forensic Sciences is a 3-year graduate course which involves the application of scientific knowledge to the investigation of crimes. Professionals in this discipline apply their knowledge of science to analyze the evidence found at a crime scene. The basic eligibility for pursuing this course is that the students should have completed their 10+2 with adequate marks from any good school affiliated to a recognized board.
About B.Sc. Forensic Sciences
Forensic Sciences includes essential components such as Forensic Pathology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Forensic Medicine and Odontology (Dentistry). It is chiefly laboratory-based science consisting of related elements of Chemistry, Biology, Toxicology, Ballistics, the Science of Fingerprinting, Questioned Documents and Impressions.
The discipline involves crime- scene investigation including fire and explosion scenes and drug laboratories. The subject applies scientific knowledge to aid in the administration of justice, and has no boundaries as far as subjects are concerned; it makes use of all faculties of science, such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Medicine among others.
B.Sc. Forensic Sciences: Eligibility
criterion of eligibility needed to be met for admission to the course is a
Higher Secondary (10+2) or equivalent qualification from a recognized
educational Board, with Physics, Chemistry and Biology and/ or Math as main
subjects and a minimum aggregate score of 55%.
However, a few private universities in India conduct their own entrance tests for evaluating and admitting students to the course.
B.Sc. Forensic Sciences: Admission Process
Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s performance at the 10+2 level. Institutes offering the course admit students based on whether they meet the minimum, set cut- off scores at the 10+2 level. A few institutes, however, shortlist students based on their performance in an additional entrance test conducted at their own level.