Is forensic science a good career?
Are you interested in research and forensic studies?
Then a career in forensic science is best for you.
Forensic science is one of the subjects that fascinates most of us. I think it is quite versatile i.e it deals with a wide range of subjects such as chemistry, biology, physics, geography, psychology, social science, engineering, careful analysis, and study of different pieces of evidence at the crime spots.
In short Forensic science is essentially a crime laboratory-based profession.
What is forensic science?
Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and methodology in criminal investigation and legal difficulties.
The term forensic comes from the Latin term “forenis” which means of or before the “forum”. The history of term originates from Roman times in the late 19th century.
Who is the first forensic scientist?
ARCHIMEDES is the first forensic scientist.
Scope of forensic science
After completing your degree there is ample opportunity in the field of forensic science. You can get jobs in various government and private institutes, you can open your own forensic practice and forensic service officers, and you can also get employed in forensic laboratories, as a detective officer in gov and private agencies.
Career in forensic science
As the crime rate increases day by day in the world the opportunities in the field of forensic science is also increasing exponentially. The need for forensic scientists is huge all around the world.
Some forensic scientists visit the crime to collect evidence while others work in the laboratory to perform an analysis of objects.
You can also work as a forensic scientist in CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation), IB (Intelligence Bureau), freelancer and legal counselor, etc.
YOU CAN ALSO EXPLORE YOUR CAREER IN OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES. (USA)
Duration of courses
|Undergraduate course||3 years|
M.SC in forensic science
PG diploma in forensic science
Ph.D. in forensic science
M.Phil. in forensic science
Specialization in forensic science
- Forensic Biology
- Forensic Botany
- Forensic toxicology
- Forensic Chemistry
- Forensic serology
- Forensic Entomology
Eligibility & Admission
Candidates need to complete a 10+2 examination from the science branch for admission in undergraduate courses.
Job Profile in Forensic Science
- POLICE DEPARTMENT
- LAW FIRMS
- PRIVATE DETECTIVE AGENCIES
- QUALITY CONTROL BUREAU
- Defense/ Army
Salary of a forensic expert
Almost all the jobs in forensic science are in the government sector that’s why the salary range is limited. Private agencies offer a handsome salary to experienced candidates. On average the starting salary of freshers is between Rs. 3 to 4 lakh per annum while an experienced professional gets Rs. 6 to 8 lakh per annum.
Salary scale of forensic expert for freshers
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|Mahatma Gandhi University||
|University of Mumbai||
|Lovely Professional University||
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