Master of Science in Forensic Science

  • The programme is aimed at providing qualified and skilled manpower to the Forensic fraternity.
  • Programme is designed to provide the real time exposure to the students and professionals to tackle the issues in the area of Forensic Science.
  • Strengthening students to become experts, entrepreneurs, investigators, scientists, researchers and academicians of highest order.
  • Providing multidisciplinary training for professional competency and holistic development of the students.

These students will also eligible to join in M.Phil (2years) or Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology (PDCP) program which are recognized by Rehabilitation Council of India (RCI) which will be beneficial for them to become registered mental health professionals.


Semester wise courses and their objectives


Paper CodeCoursesCredit
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MFS-CC-101Criminalistics31
MFS-CC-102Fingerprint & Impression Evidences for Personal Identification31
MFS-CC-103Forensic Physics31
MFS-CC-104Forensic Ballistics31
MFS-AEC-111Research Methodology & Statistics31
MFS-DSE-121Forensic Photography  11
MFS-DSE-122Forensic & Crime Journalism
MFS-GE-131Language & Communication Skills20
MFS-GE-132Personality Development & Soft Skills

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • To be able to have understanding of principles of crime scene investigation.
  • To understand Searching methods, collection and packaging of evidences.
  • Conceptualization of basics of research studies in Forensic Sciences.
  • Skill development to present oneself as a Forensic Expert.
  • Learning the ways of report writing admissible in the court of law.
  • To acquire knowledge about different physical evidences and their examination.
  • Learning of concepts and phenomena related to internal ballistics, external ballistics and terminal ballistics along with implications in criminal investigation.
  • Foundation of research definitions, concepts, data collection methods and interpretation, computational statistics and its application in forensic science research.
  • Acquiring skill set of photography and recording the crime scene along with advancement in the field.
  • Enabling the report writing and highlighting crime cases in media and social platforms.
  • Enhancing language proficiency for report writing and courtroom presentation.
  • Improvising upon verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Grooming the personality for becoming a successful forensic professional.
Paper CodeCoursesCredit
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MFS-CC-201Forensic Science Instrumentation31
MFS-CC-202Forensic Chemistry31
MFS-CC-203Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology31
MFS-CC-204Criminal & Forensic Psychology 31
MFS-AEC-211Criminology, Law & Courtroom Testimony31
MFS-DSE-221Internship 02
MFS-DSE-222Minor Project
MFS-GE-231Information & Communication Technology11
MFS-GE-232Cyber Technology & Cyber Law

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Learning different instruments used in the area of forensic sciences, their principles, concepts, parts of instruments and its applications in evidence interpretation.
  • Understanding the importance of quality check and quality control of petroleum products and drugs manufactured.
  • To know the different poisons including regulated narcotics and psychotropic substances that are observed in criminal investigations, their sources, effects, and ways of detection and management of poisoning cases.
  • Explosives and their role in terrorist attacks or internal security issues. Detection and investigation bombs and IED’s encountered in such cases.
  • Experiencing moot courts and knowing the proceedings of a court.
  • Conceptualizing the theories related to crime and understanding the psychology behind criminal actions.
  • Learning instruments used in Forensic Psychology and their interpretation to aid in the investigation of crime.
  • Studying different types of cyber-crimes and their effects on the society. Hands on training on the tools of detection for cyber-crimes.
Paper CodeCoursesCredit
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MFS-CC-301Questioned Documents31
MFS-CC-302Digital Forensics31
MFS-CC-303Forensic Biology & Forensic Medicine31
MFS-CC-304Forensic Serology & DNA Technology31
MFS-AEC-311Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination31
MFS-DSE-321Entrepreneurship & Innovations in Forensic Science 20
MFS-DSE-322Forensic Engineering
MFS-GE-331Environmental Science20
MFS-GE-332Disaster Management

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Enable to examine questioned documents including counterfeit currencies, signature verification, document verification, forged documents etc. Learning principles of handwriting and various characteristics involved for knowing the authorship of a writer.
  • Examination and interpretation of biological evidences at the crime scene. Knowing the stages of death and determining the cause of death based on the findings on the dead body.
  • Collection, packaging and examination of biological fluids and information obtained from it to aid the investigation line.
  • Learning different aspects of financial investigation, fulfilling the requirements of Forensic Auditors, Forensic Analysts, and Fraud investigators in the sectors of financial exchange.
  • Developing entrepreneurship skills and ideating novel methods which can be employed in applications of Forensic Science.
  • Knowing building materials, their components and effects in an ideal construction.
  • Environmental studies which fall in the vision of forensic science.
  • Investigation lines and plan of actions in cases relating to disaster management viz. earthquakes, floods, draught, hurricane, tsunami etc.

Specialization subject codes

Sr. No.Paper codeName
1400Forensic Physics & Ballistics
2500Forensic Chemistry & Toxicology
3600Forensic Biology, Serology & DNA
4700Questioned Documents & Fingerprint
5800Forensic Psychology
6900Digital Forensics

Specialization in Forensic Physics & Ballistics

Paper CodeCoursesCredit
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MFS-CC-401Advanced Instrumental Techniques for Physical Examination31
MFS-CC-402Modern concepts of Forensic Ballistics31
MFS-CC-403Multimedia Forensics31
MFS-AEC-411Laboratory Information Management System20
MFS-DIS-421Project/ Dissertation/Out House Attachment010

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Skill development in handling instruments related to examination of physical evidence.
  • Developments in the area of Forensic Ballistics.
  • Diverse media platforms and its usability in Forensic Science.
  • Understanding of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Specialization in Forensic Chemistry & Toxicology

Paper CodeCoursesCredit
LP
MFS-CC-501Arson, Explosives, Pesticides & Alcohol 31
MFS-CC-502Forensic Chemistry & Toxicology31
MFS-CC-503Advanced Instrumental Techniques31
MFS-AEC-511Laboratory Information Management System20
MFS-DIS-521Project/ Dissertation/Out House Attachment010

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Analysis of chemical evidences and required skills for interpretation of petroleum products, explosives, pesticides and alcohols.
  • Different kinds of poison and their analysis.
  • Troubleshooting of the analytical instruments involved in Forensic Chemistry.
  • Understanding of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Specialization in Forensic Biology, Serology & DNA

Paper CodeCoursesCredit
LP
MFS-CC-601Forensic Medicine, Anthropology & Entomology 31
MFS-CC-602Forensic Biology, Serology & Wild Life Forensics31
MFS-CC-603Forensic DNA Profiling31
MFS-AEC-611Laboratory Information Management System20
MFS-DIS-621Project/ Dissertation/Out House Attachment010

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Analysis of chemical evidences and required skills for interpretation of petroleum products, explosives, pesticides and alcohols.
  • Different kinds of poison and their analysis.
  • Troubleshooting of the analytical instruments involved in Forensic Chemistry.
  • Understanding of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Specialization in Questioned Documents & Fingerprint

Paper CodeCoursesCredit
LP
MFS-CC-701Questioned Document Examination31
MFS-CC-702Advanced concept of Fingerprint Examination31
MFS-CC-703Biometrics & Forensic Photography31
MFS-AEC-711Laboratory Information Management System20
MFS-DIS-721Project/ Dissertation/Out House Attachment010

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Developing an ability to become a document expert of highest order with capabilities of fine analysis in cases of forgeries.
  • Knowing unconventional ways of examining fingerprints from updated softwares, gadgets, biometric systems, new developmental methods and so on.
  • Using the knowledge of biometric in criminal investigation and acquiring skills in photography to strengthen the evidence in court.
  • Understanding of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Specialization in Forensic Psychology

Paper CodeCoursesCredit
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MFS-CC-801Psychology Assessment & Testing31
MFS-CC-802Abnormal Psychology31
MFS-CC-803Counselling and Psychotherapy 31
MFS-AEC-811Laboratory Information Management System20
MFS-DIS-821Project/ Dissertation/Out House Attachment010

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Analysing individual’s behaviour and recognizing deception.
  • Skill development relating to tools used in forensic psychology.
  • Understanding the intrinsic factors of psychology involved behind crime.
  • Becoming a counsellor and a psychotherapist for the victims/prisoner/suspects as and when required.
  • Understanding of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).

Specialization in Digital Forensics

Paper CodeCoursesCredit
LP
MFS-CC-901Fundamentals of Computer, Network & its Act31
MFS-CC-902Computer Forensic, Digital Evidence & Network Forensics.31
MFS-CC-903Malware Analysis & Reverse Engineering 31
MFS-AEC-911Laboratory Information Management System20
MFS-DIS-921Project/ Dissertation/Out House Attachment010

Total credits = 24

Course Specific Objectives:
  • Learning the basics of computers and laws prevailing in the area.
  • Analysing the digital evidences encountered in the crime scene investigation.
  • Competencies of IT analysis who can analyse malware and do reverse engineering.
  • Understanding of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System).