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B.Sc.- Forensic Science (Hons)

B.Sc. in Forensic Science

B.Sc Forensic Science program equips students with the knowledge related to forensic science in the broad areas of Biology, Chemistry, Law and methods of Forensic Investigation. our Forensic Science Course is intended to introduce students to forensic science and its interdisciplinary nature by investigating and analyzing forensic sub-disciplines and surfacing techniques, including DNA Forensics and Forensic Chemistry.

This program is from our School of Allied Sciences, the best forensic sciences college in Dehradun, helps students study about crimes & crime scenes and the associated techniques & tools utilized to solve any crime, along with all lab methods and evidence collection techniques. Aside from that, they likewise concentrate on the Laws of Criminal Psychology and the strategies utilized. Beyond equipping students with a comprehensive overview of the domain, students will be encouraged to explore, examine, and develop their specific forensic science interests. All these qualities and facilities in the School of Allied Sciences, DBUU, make it one of the best Forensic Science colleges.

This programme incorporates a unique curriculum that balances knowledge and practices through in-field crime scene investigations composed of different topics like Crime and Society, Forensic Psychology, Criminal law, Biometrics, Questioned Documents, Crime Scene Management, Forensic Dermatoglyphic to nurture them into professionals who will promote truth and justice in our community, state, and nation.

Salient Features

  • 19+ years of academic experience
  • Focus on student-centered learning
  • Problem-based learning and industry-relevant curriculum
  • Best placement opportunities to get placed in high-end and reputed companies
  • Industrial training in reputable firms and organizations
  • The privilege of 100% placement guidance and support
  • Industry Visits, Seminars, Workshops, and Guest Lectures by eminent researchers and industry practitioners
  • Active student clubs and bodies
  • The multi-cultural and vibrant teaching environment

Admissions Open 2024!!

Merit-based admission process with online application at Dev Bhoomi Uttarakhand University.

Eligibility & Fee Details

Duration & Eligibility

3/4 Years (Without / With Research)

The candidate must have passed 10+2 with PCM/PCB/CBZ from a recognized board or its equivalent with minimum 45% marks.

*Term and Condition: To pursue B.Sc. Forensic Science with Research, 75% marks and No Backlog is mandatory

Fee Structure

Course Total Fees
Academic fee ( Per Sem) ₹ 45000/-

One Time Fee

Application Fee (Non-Refundable) Admission Fee (Non-Refundable) University Enrollment Fee (Non-Refundable)
₹ 1,500 ₹ 7,000 ₹ 3,000
Exam fees ( Per Semester) 4,500/-

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Programme Educational Objectives (PEO's)

PEO-1 To equip students with the knowledge of basic science applications in the forensic field
PEO-2 To teach them about the forensic examination of evidence and investigation of all types of evidence
PEO-3 To develop a conceptual understanding of criminal justice systems, rule of evidence, the legal system
PEO-4 To train the students to become potent enough to apply their knowledge of forensic science in varied investigative agencies.
PEO-5 To impart students laboratory skills to exacting measures of accuracy and diligence.

Program Specific Objectives (PSO's)

PSO-1 To understand and implement the fundamental concepts of forensic chemistry, biology, and toxicology in forensic sciences
PSO-2 To perform procedures as per laboratory measures in the area of Fingerprint Examination, Forensic Toxicology, and DNA Investigation to propose solutions for criminal offense examination
PSO-3 The ability to implement the fundamentals of basic sciences, fingerprint, questioned document examination, and DNA fingerprinting technique
PSO-4 To impart a primary understanding of criminal law and legal procedures to examine the criminal offenses

Program Grid Structure


Semester 1

Course Code Course Credit
23LS192 Environmental Studies 2
23BSFS171 Introduction to Forensic Science 4
23BSFS172 Basic Biology/ Basic Maths 43
23BSFS173 Basic Chemistry 3
23BSFS174 Basic Physics 3
VAM10301 Value Added Course - I 0
23BSFS181 Introduction to Forensic Science Lab 2
23BSFS182 Basic Biology Lab 2
23BSFS183 Basic Chemistry Lab 2

Semester 2

Course Code Course Credit
23LS191 English Communication - I 2
23BSFS271 Crime Scene Investigation 4
23BSFS272 Forensic Chemistry 4
23BSFS273 Forensic Physics 4
23BSFS274 Laboratory safety and management 2
VAM20302 Value Added Course - II 0
23BSFS281 Crime Scene Investigation lab 2
23BSFS282 Forensic Chemistry Lab 2
23BSFS283 Forensic Physics Lab 2
Note: Social internship is compulsory during summer break in semester –II which will be evaluated in semester -III

Semester 3

Course Code Course Credit
23LS291 Universal Human Values 3
23AEC391 Ability Enhancement Course-I 2
23BSFS371 Forensic Dermatoglyphics 4
23BSFS372 Criminal law 3
23BSFS373 Technological methods in Forensic Science 4
23BSFS374 Food Forensic 2
VAM30303 Value Added Course – III 0
22SOCIALIN391 Social Internship 1
23BSFS381 Forensic Dermatoglyphics Lab 2
23BSFS382 Technological methods in Forensic Science Lab 2

Semester 4

Course Code Course Credit
23AEC491 Ability Enhancement Course-II 2
23LS491 Indian Knowledge System 0
23OE36X Open Elective I 2
23BSFS471 Questioned Documents 4
23BSFS472 Forensic Psychology 3
23BSFS473 Forensic Biology and serology 4
VAM40304 Value Added Course - IV 0
23BSFS481 Questioned Documents Lab 2
23BSFS482 Forensic Psychology Lab 2
23BSFS483 Forensic Biology and serology lab 2
Note: Internship – I is compulsory during summer break after semester IV and the evaluation for the same will be done in semester V
Note: Open Elective – I course will be chosen by students from the basket of open electives offered by other schools.

Semester 5

Course Code Course Credit
23AEC591 Ability Enhancement Course-III 2
23BSFS571 Forensic Toxicology 4
23BSFS572 Handwriting Identification and Recognition 4
23BSFS573 Forensic Medicine 4
VAM50305 Value Added Course - V 0
23PSIN391 Internship - I 1
23BSFS581 Forensic Toxicology Lab 2
23BSFS582 Handwriting Identification and Recognition Lab 2
23BSFS583 Forensic medicine lab 2

Semester 6

Course Code Course Credit
23AEC691 Ability Enhancement Course-IV 2
23OE56X Open Elective II 2
23BSFS671 Digital Forensic 4
23BSFS672 Forensic Ballistics 3
23BSFS673 Forensic Anthropology 3
VAM60306 Value Added Course - VI 0
23BSFS681 Digital Forensic Lab 2
23BSFS682 Forensic Ballistics Lab 2
23BSFS683 Forensic Anthropology Lab 2
23PSPR69101 Minor Project / Field Work -I 1
Note: Students who wish to opt for research must have secured 75% marks till semester VI without any backlog.

Semester 7

Course Code Course Credit
Program Elective - I One subject to be chosen from basket of departmental electives 4
Program Elective – II One subject to be chosen from basket of departmental electives 4
Program Elective – III One subject to be chosen from basket of departmental electives 4
Program Elective - IV One subject to be chosen from basket of departmental electives 4
23BSFS7709 Cyber Security 4
23PHCC103 Research Methodology for Humanities and Social Science 4
23PSPR79101 Minor Project / Field Work -II 2

Semester 8

Course Code Course Credit
23LS891 Indian Constitution 2
23OE76X Open Elective III 2
Program Elective –V One subject to be chosen from basket of departmental electives 4
Program Elective - VI One subject to be chosen from basket of departmental electives 4
23BSFS8705 Forensic Engineering 4
Programme Elective

Programme Elective-I

23BSFS7701 Accident Investigation
23BSFS7702 Railway and Aircraft Accident Investigation

Programme Elective-II

23BSFS7703 Economic Offence
23BSFS7704 Police Administration

Programme Elective-III

23BSFS7705 Criminology
23BSFS7706 Environmental Forensic

Programme Elective-IV

23BSFS7707 Human Genetics
23BSFS7708 Accreditation of Forensic Lab

Programme Elective-V

23BSFS8701 DNA Fingerprinting
23BSFS8702 AI & ML in Forensic Science

Programme Elective-VI

23BSFS8703 Multimedia Forensic
23BSFS8704 Forensic Accounting

Job Opportunities The Course Might Lead To

Due to the increase in crime rate and criminals, the range of Forensic Science is improved exponentially. There are a lot of job opportunities in the field of Forensic Science a few among them involve:

  • Forensic Scientist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Crime Reporter
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Law Consultant
  • Investigative officers
  • Legal counsellors
  • Forensic Expert
  • Handwriting Expert
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