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.
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 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.