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Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)

Sharda School of Allied Health Sciences (SAHS)

  • Programme Code

    SAH0120

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    3 Years

About the Programme

B. Sc. Forensic Science is a three year programme related to forensic science in the broad areas of Biology Chemistry Law and Methods of Forensic Investigation imparting students with skills necessary to carry out independent projects. The programme offers both theoretical and practical knowledge in every area of criminalistics which demonstrates proficiencies in laboratory skills like forensic molecular biology forensic chemistry and toxicology.

This programme is about Forensic science under which students study about crimes & crime scene and also related techniques & tools used in solving any crime along with all Lab techniques and evidence collection techniques. They study about the methods of investigation for every type of crime scene and also their lab examination to identify the main culprit. Apart from that they also study about the Laws Criminal Psychology and techniques used. Students also get the live exposure to the crime scene and evidence examination in different labs during their Internship.

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

  • PEO1: To gain a knowledge of basic science application in forensic field.
  • PEO1: To gain knowledge of forensic examination of evidences and investigation of all types of evidences
  • PEO1: Develop a conceptual understanding of criminal justice systems, rule of evidence, legal system.
  • PEO1: They can apply their knowledge of forensic science in different Investigative agencies.
  • PEO1 Laboratory skills to exacting standards of precision and care.

Program Outcomes (PO’s)

  • PO1: Ability to acquire and apply knowledge and understanding of the chemical principles
  • PO2: Ability to demonstrate thorough knowledge, understanding and skills in application of scientific methodology to undertake and report on experimental investigation.
  • PO3: Possess high awareness of major issues and development of chemical research andcompetent in initiating, developing, and pursuing a scientific research.
  • PO4: Ability to present technical, scientific and forensic information and arguments clearly and correctly, in written and oral presentation
  • PO5: Ability to portray good interpersonal skills with high ability to work collaboratively as part of a team undertaking a range of different team roles
  • PO6: Ability to act with integrity and good ethics in their profession and their obligation to society
  • PO7: Ability to seek new knowledge, skills and manage relevant information from various sources.
  • PO8: Ability to demonstrate knowledge and skills in analyzing and identifying business opportunities.
  • PO9: Ability to demonstrate leadership, to take action and to get others involved.
  • PSO1: This programme is an application-based programme where all the main stream science subject- Biology, Physics and chemistry are applied for the scientific investigation of crime.
  • PSO2: It is a multidisciplinary, versatile and result oriented subject which dealt with different branches of science as well as law, medicine, medical jurisprudence and
  • police.
  • PSO3: Forensic techniques are used to process sample and evidences to solve crime.

This course is for individuals who...

Have a fondness for tackling challenges and are investigative by nature. Students who demonstrate leadership qualities and can communicate effectively in interdisciplinary environment both working independently or as a team are the best fit for the programme.

Students who are looking for...

A career with excellent prospects and a challenging role in this very demanding industry. The financial security the freedom to relocate and lifelong prospect of learning make this programme an ideal career for enthusiasts.

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 144282 2nd Year 148610 3rd Year 153069
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1550 3000
Programme Structure

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU101

CSI and Criminology

3

1

0

4

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU102

Forensic Photography

3

1

0

4

MajorAEC

  1.  

 

FSU103

Chemistry 1

3

1

0

4

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU104

Zoology 1-Human Physiology

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU105

Botany 1

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU106

Physics 1

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU107

Food Adulteration I

0

1

4

3

Minor ,CC (VOC)

  1.  

 

COC101

Food, Nutrition and Hygiene

2

0

0

0

Minor

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1.  

 

FSU151

CSI and Criminology Lab

0

0

4

2

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU152

Forensic Photography Lab

0

0

4

2

Major, CC,SEC

  1.  

 

FSU153

Chemistry 1 Lab

0

0

2

1

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU154

Zoology 1-Human Physiology Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC,DSE

  1.  

 

FSU155

Botany 1 Lab 

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC,DSE

  1.  

 

FSU156

Physics 1 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC, DSE

TOTAL CREDITS

23

 

 
 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU111

Questioned Documents

3

1

0

4

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU112

Fingerprints

3

1

0

4

Major, CC,SEC

  1.  

 

FSU113

Chemistry 2

3

1

0

4

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU114

Zoology 2-Cell Biology and Genetics

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective, DSE

  1.  

 

FSU115

Botany 2

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU116

Physics 2

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU117

Graphology

0

1

4

3

Minor

CC,AEC (VOC)

  1.  

 

COC201

First Aid and Health

2

0

0

0

Minor

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1.  

 

FSU161

Questioned Document Lab

0

0

4

2

Major, CC,SEC

  1.  

 

FSU162

Fingerprints Lab

0

0

4

2

Major, CC, SEC

  1.  

 

FSU163

Chemistry 2 Lab

0

0

2

1

Major, CC

  1.  

 

FSU164

Zoology 2-Cell Biology and Genetics Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective, CC,DSE

  1.  

 

FSU165

Botany 2 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC,DSE

  1.  

 

FSU166

  Physics 2 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC,DSE

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

 

 

 

23

 

S.No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU201

Forensic Biology and Serology

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU202

Arson and Accident Investigation

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU203

Chemistry 3

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU204

Zoology 3-Microbiology

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU205

Botany 3

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU206

Physics 3

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU207

Impression Evidence

0

1

4

3

Minor

CC,SEC (VOC)

  1.  

 

COC301

Human Values and Environment studies

2

0

0

0

Minor

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1.  

 

FSU251

Forensic Biology and Serology Lab

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU252

Arson and Accident Investigation Lab

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU253

Chemistry 3 Lab

0

0

2

1

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU254

Zoology 3-Microbiology Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC,DSE

  1.  

 

FSU255

Botany 3 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

CC,DSE

  1.  

 

FSU256

Physics 3 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

DC,CSE

  1.  

 

RBL001

RBL 1

0

0

4

0

Major

CC

TOTAL CREDITS

23

 

 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU211

Forensic Chemistry

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU212

Forensic Anthropology and Odontology

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU213

Chemistry 4

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU214

Zoology 4-Biomolecules

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU215

Botany 4

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU216

Physics 4

2

0

0

2

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU217

Food Adulteration II

0

1

4

3

Minor

CC (VOC)

  1.  

 

COC401

Physical Education and Yoga

2

0

0

0

Minor

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1.  

 

FSU261

Forensic Chemistry  Lab

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU262

Forensic Anthropology and Odontology Lab

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU263

Chemistry 4 Lab

0

0

2

1

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU264

Zoology 4-Biomolecules Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU265

Botany 4 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

FSU266

Physics 4 Lab

0

0

2

1

Minor Elective

DSE

  1.  

 

RBL002

RBL 2

0

0

4

0

Major

CC

TOTAL CREDITS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            23

 
 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU301

Forensic Medicine

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU302

Forensic Toxicology

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU303

Analytical Chemistry I

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU304

Advanced  Zoology I

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

COC501

Analytic Ability and Digital Awareness

2

0

0

0

Minor

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1.  

 

FSU351

Forensic Medicine and Toxicology Lab

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

RBL003

RBL-3

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

INC001

Industry Connect (Qualifying)

0

0

4

0

Major

AEC

TOTAL CREDITS

20

 

 
 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU311

Forensic Physics

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU312

Forensic Ballistics

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU313

Analytical Chemistry II

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

FSU314

Advanced Zoology II

3

1

0

4

Major

CC

  1.  

 

COC601

Communication Skills and Personality Development

2

0

0

0

Minor

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1.  

 

FSU361

Forensic Physics and Ballistics Lab

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

RBL004

RBL4 (Project)

0

0

4

2

Major

CC

  1.  

 

CCU108

Community Connect

0

0

4

0

Major

AEC

TOTAL CREDITS

20

 

 
 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU401

Criminology and Law

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU402

Forensic Psychology

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU403

Advanced Dermatoglyphics

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU404

Biostatistics and Research Methodology

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU405

Introduction of Biometry

3

1

0

4

Minor elective

  1.  

 

FSU406

Forensic Accounting and Fraud

3

1

0

4

Minor elective

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1. 1

 

FSU451

Dermatoglyphics Lab

0

2

4

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU452

Project I

0

0

8

4

Major (Industrial Training)

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

TOTAL CREDITS

28

 

 
 

S.

No.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

Core/Elective

Pre-Requisite/

Co Requisite

 

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

  1.  

 

FSU411

Explosives

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU412

Forensic Instrumental Analysis

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU413

Quality Assurance and Accreditation in Forensic Sciences

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU414

Cyber and Digital Forensic

3

1

0

4

Major (CC)

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

  1. 1

 

FSU461

Explosives Lab

0

2

4

4

Major (CC)

  1.  

 

FSU462

Project II

0

0

8

4

Major (Industrial Training)

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

TOTAL CREDITS

24

 

 
 
Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with Biology or Life Sciences as one of the subjects with minimum 50% marks
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Medical Examiner
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Forensic Auditor
  • Forensic Executor
  • Investigative officers
  • Legal counselors
  • Forensic Expert
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Crime Reporter
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Law Consultant
  • Handwriting Expert

Students of this programme are placed in companies with an average annual package of 4.50 LPA to 6.00 LPA

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