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How To Get Job In Forensic Field (CFSL or CBI)

As the world evolves over time, the crime rate is also increasing. If we look back then we will realize that how many cases gone cold because of less knowledge and techniques to collect, store and analyze evidence. With passing years many scientists and experts come up with their ideas, researches and technologies which made work of law enforcement easier. But still our society is neither been crime free nor every crime is possible to solve due to less strength of Scientific knowledge and expertise of forensic scientist and experts. Time to time vacancies of government and private organizations are coming but not according to the space they have or they should recruit. Still, we can hope that it all mend soon and everyone is able to live fearlessly. And where is hope there is a way, means not for now but in future we can think of lots of vacancies and recruitment. And where is hope there is a way means not for now but in future we can think of lots of vacancies and recruitment but hey hey no promise ha;).

Now I am going to discuss about getting job CBI & Forensic Department but we must first understand what is Forensic Science & what are the responsibilities of a forensic scientist.

What is Forensic Science?

Meaning : Latin term “forēnsis“. Meaning – “of or before the forum“.

Definition: Forensic Science is not a subject. It is an application of all scientific methods, techniques and theories that you may be or may not be aware of, which are used to help the law and the judiciary.

A Forensic Scientist may work privately as an expert or scientist according to their knowledge and qualifications.

Forensic scientist’s may work in Government Organizations and Private Departments like the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) & Intelligence Bureau (IB), Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), different law enforcement agencies and investigation departments such as police, investigative services of state and central government.
Forensic scientist helps in criminal investigations by performing the following duties and work:

  • Collection, identification and analysis of physical evidence related to a crime scene or suspect.
  • Collection of data, photographs, and pieces of evidence like blood smear, fingerprints, bullets.
  • Examination and Test of Evidences With detailed analysis.
  • They prepare records for each case.
  • They also go to crime scene and try to reconstruct crime scene.
  • They also called by the court to provide their expertise on some points related to case.

How to become a Forensic Scientist?

Step 1: Complete Class 12 with basic science or math.

Step 2: Complete Graduation with science/math/Forensic Science/Biotechnology/engineering/pharmacy (or according to college or recruiters) (example of science subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Applied Sciences or Physiology).

Step 3: Post Graduation is not compulsory but definitely have it’s advantages in everywhere so don’t look down for it.

Go to These links for more information of Eligibility and Admission in Forensic science.

Step 4: IF you are a forensic student then go for training in FSL and CFSL minimum for 6 month (Ask your Department HOD for the permission and more information)

Now you are going to explore what you want to do in this field. If you wanna be a teacher than you have to complete your masters in forensic Science and clear NET/JRF examination in same or you may need to gain some certification for your resume and knowledge enhancement specially if you want to go in Forensic Genetics, Crime scene Photography or Cyber Forensic.

Sometimes Ph.D. or Doctorate degree is also required. (Depends on Recruiters). Every department operating with Forensic Science may have their own requirements for selection.

Let’s talk about CFSL/FSL recruitment procedure but first know about these.

What is CFSL Full Form?

The Full Form of CFSL is Central Forensic Science Laboratory.

The Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) comes under Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. It analyse and examine forensic evidence and provide expert opinion whenever asked by court in India.

There are Total Seven Central Forensic Science Laboratories in the India:

  1. Hyderabad,
  2. Kolkata,
  3. Chandigarh,
  4. New Delhi,
  5. Guwahati,
  6. Bhopal, and,
  7. Pune.

These laboratories are under the control of the Directorate of Forensic Science Services(DFSS).

The CFSL in New Delhi is under the control of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and investigates cases on behalf of CBI.

Central Forensic Science Laboratory recruitment offers great career opportunities for several posts such as Senior Scientific Officer, Junior Scientific Officer, Lab Assistant, Senior Lab Assistant, Hindi Translator, Assistant, Stenographer, Upper Division Clerk (UDC), Assistant Director (Cost), Assistant Director (Physics), Junior Staff Officer, Superintending Mining Geologist, Associate Town and Country Planner, etc.

How to apply for Central Forensic Science Laboratory or State Forensic Science Laboratory or Central Bureau of Investigation?

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How can I join in Central Forensic Science Laboratory or State Forensic Science Laboratory or Central Bureau of Investigation?

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What is the Selection Procedure for Central Forensic Science Laboratory or State Forensic Science Laboratory or Central Bureau of Investigation?

The answer for above questions is Candidates can apply for any of the organizations from the official link provided when recruitment notification will be notified or visit the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) official website whenever notification for vacancies issued. The step wise procedure to apply for the posts will be mentioned in notification.

There are few steps you have to follow :

First- Candidates should check the official notification released by Central Forensic Science Laboratory, State Forensic Science Laboratory or Central Bureau of Investigation.

Second– Candidates should check the eligibility criteria given in the official notification.

Third– Candidates should apply only when they meet the eligibility criteria.

Fourth– After applying wait for the further notification from the recruiters if everything is right in your form then you have to appera for the exam.(It may be written or may be interview or may be both)

Finally- After getting qualified in all selection process candidates can join for the post.

Best of Luck.

Career in Forensic Science – Right Decision or Wrong Decision

Hello There,

Forensic Science as an career option is one of the most interesting job it offers you. You don’t have to sit idly and type in your computer, it gives you a field which can draw anybody’s interest full of things and work and, lots of studying and at the same time new research required in this field because it is emerging and it is important to find something that can give early result.

This blog is for those who are confused about this field (Forensic Science), they should pursue it or not.

You want to know if this field is has a vast scope or not.
I want to say that no field is good or bad, the choice, interest and time make it work. Don’t go for higher job opportunities, see if you can grab the only available job with your potential.

Is that field or subject suits your personality?

At This time when everyone is struggling with job crisis then no field is going to provide you one without dedication and knowledge and as you know forensic do not seek for knowledge only it also seek for reasoning, logic, sharpness.

So know yourself first so no one can reject you.

We have made a video on this topic to answer your questions please watch it for details.

Don’t forget to like and comment your opinion on video’s comment section. We want to make sure that everyone understand the good and bad.

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Eligibility For Forensic Science Courses (For Ph.D. IN FORENSIC SCIENCE)

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INFORMATION

In this discipline Professionals apply their knowledge of science to analyze the evidence found at a crime scene and to assist the legal system. An analysis could involve anything from an object at the crime scene to fingerprints, body fluids, bones, saliva, DNA traces, trace evidences, digital data, etc.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Ph.D. in Forensic Science is a Research level program the duration of which ranges from 2 years to 5 years.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students seeking admission to Ph.D. in Forensic Science course must hold a Master’s degree in relevant discipline or equivalent from a recognized university. Candidates have to clear the cut off marks set by the respective College/ University to get admission to this course.

Who Should Opt?

Good academic skills with fundamental knowledge of various fields of science is necessary.  Some others skills are given below:

✔Good hold on science subjects,

✔Logical and Independent mind,

✔High degree of accuracy and attention to detail in one’s nature of work,

✔Observation and Scientific skills,

✔Patience and concentration,

✔Ability to work under pressure for long hours,

✔Team spirit, strong written and spoken communication skills.

Here follows a list of some universities and colleges in India that offer Ph.D. in Forensic science.

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Eligibility For Forensic Science Courses (M.SC.)

By @forensicfield

INFORMATION

In this discipline Professionals apply their knowledge of science to analyze the evidence found at a crime scene and to assist the legal system. An analysis could involve anything from an object at the crime scene to fingerprints, body fluids, bones, saliva, DNA traces, trace evidences, digital data, etc.

WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

M.Sc. in Forensic Science is a 2-year full-time post-graduate course which is divided into 4 semesters.

M.Sc. in Forensic Science is designed for both graduate students and forensic practitioners.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Minimum eligibility criteria for M.Sc. in Forensic Science course may vary across institutes.
  • Primarily, the criteria include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in science/engineering/ pharmacy/ medicine, obtained from a recognized university.
  • A minimum aggregate score of 50-60% at the level of graduation (vary across institutes).

ADMISSION PROCESS

  • The merit list for admission to the course is usually prepared on the basis of the candidate’s performance in a relevant qualifying examination and entrance exam. General weightage is given to both the score obtained in the entrance exam, and to the score obtained in the last qualifying examination.
  • The round of written test is often followed by subsequent rounds of Group Discussion and Personal Interview.(depends on universities)

Who Should Opt ?

  • Good academic skills with fundamental knowledge of various fields of science is necessary. 
  • Some others skills are given below:
  • Good hold on science subjects,
  • Logical and Independent mind,
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail in one’s nature of work,
  • Observation and Scientific skills,
  • Patience and concentration,
  • Ability to work under pressure for long hours,
  • Team spirit, strong written and spoken communication skills.

Here follows a list of some universities and colleges in India that offer M.Sc. Forensic science ::

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Eligibility For Forensic Science Courses (B.Sc.)

INFORMATION

In this discipline Professionals apply their knowledge of science to analyze the evidence found at a crime scene and to assist the legal system. An analysis could involve anything from an object at the crime scene to fingerprints, body fluids, bones, saliva, DNA traces, trace evidences, digital data, etc.

Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.)

B.Sc. In forensic science is a 3-year graduate course which involves the application of scientific knowledge to the investigation of crimes.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The basic 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 or Math as main subjects and a minimum aggregate score of 55%.

ADMISSION PROCESS

Admission to the course is based on the candidate’s percentage at the 10+2 level (percentage varies with universities). 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 conduct entrance test for admission at their own level.

Who Should Opt?

Good academic skills with fundamental knowledge of various fields of science is necessary.  Some others skills are given below:

  • Good hold on science subjects,
  • Logical and Independent mind,
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail in one’s nature of work,
  • Observation and Scientific skills,
  • Patience and concentration,
  • Ability to work under pressure for long hours,
  • Team spirit, strong written and spoken communication skills.

Here follows a list of some universities and colleges in India that offer B.Sc. Forensic science.

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“A Closer Look On Forensic Science”

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