A forensic science & criminology is a course which focuses heavily on science, facts, and verification. Consequently, the training earned through this course is heavily geared towards logic and analysis, and many of the recommended courses are based in biology, chemistry, math, logic, anthropology, and psychology. A forensic science enables to investigate and solve crimes. Forensic science – often called ‘forensics’ – is the gathering of evidence and details of a crime. Criminology (which is in the field of sociology, the science or study of society) is the scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections. It also examines prevention of crime and society's response to crime. Criminology includes the examination of evidence, hereditary and psychological causes of crime, various modes of investigation, conviction, and the efficacy of differing styles of punishment, rehabilitation, and corrections. A forensic scientist must also research and present found evidence to others involved in criminal cases, such as detectives and lawyers.


Forensic science is about the applying scientific knowledge to the investigation of a crime. Forensic science is a vital instrument for the detection or investigation of crime and the administration of justice, providing crucial information about the evidence found at crime scene. Forensic Experts work both at the crime scene and in the laboratory often must be used in court, it is especially important that the training and education of forensic scientists provide a solid scientific background and a broad base in criminalistics. There is a huge demand of criminologists. There are official statistics on the hiring scenario and the job opportunities but around 65 per cent of fresher talent are required every year in various job profiles offered within criminology field. The validity of those results depends on the knowledge, skills, and experience of the forensic scientists working to obtain them. A forensic scientist must be capable of integrating knowledge and skills in the examination, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and testimonial support of evidence. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly earnings of forensic science technicians are about $21.79 per hour.

Future Prospects

Forensic Science & Criminology course can find a lot of career opportunities in areas of Crime Scene Investigation, in Courts, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Department, Police, CBI, law firms and in security agencies. Apart from this, one can search for job openings in areas of Forensic Anthropology, Forensic pathology, Forensic psychology, forensic dentistry and forensic entomology. IFO Forensic Standards and Research Private Ltd, Renaissance Forensic Services(P) Ltd, etc examples of private sector firms that offer career opportunities in forensics. Directorate of Forensic Science Services, Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, etc also offers forensic jobs.

Program curriculum

We provide Forensic Science & Criminology in two levels as Professional Designation for undergraduate students and Advance PG Program for Graduated Students. The details of the courses are as below:

Job opportunities

Criminology, a division of sociology, is the scientific study of crime, criminals, criminal behavior, and corrections. Thousands of jobs in various field are attached to this field of study, from private investigation to forensic accounting.From crime investigator, counselor, police officer, medical investigation, law enforcement, social worker to prison management and crime researcher, there are plethora of career options available for the aspirants. Aspirants can also practice with various organisations like Central Bureau of Investigation, Research and Analysis Wing, forensic labs, National Institute of Social Defence, Bureau of Police Research and Development, National Commission for Women, National Human Rights Commission, and National Commission for Protection of Child Rights. Jobs directly related to your degree include:

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