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Posted at: Jun 13, 2018, 12:50 AM; last updated: Jun 13, 2018, 12:51 AM (IST)CAREER HOTLINE

Forensic science courses after BSc

Forensic science courses after BSc
Pervin Malhotra
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Q.I  am a student of second year of BSc physics (hons) course. I am interested in forensic science. After my BSc will I be eligible for a PG diploma course in forensic medicine? — Raghav Seth

A. Your BSc will not make you eligible for a PG diploma in forensic medicine as the eligibility for this course is  an MBBS degree . However, there are a couple of programmes that also admit students with an MSc degree.

With your qualification and interest in this field you ahould try for PG diploma and degree courses in Criminology & Forensic Science.

Typically, these courses cover forensic investigation of the crime scene, forensic photography, forensic toxicology, forensic serology, fingerprint analysis, criminal profiling, drug detection, lie detection, firearm identification, cybercrime etc

So, you can go for an MSc in Forensic Science at  Punjabi University, Patiala, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra or the University of Chennai, Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University’s LNJN National Instt of Criminology & Forensic Sc (www.nicfs.org), Rohini (M/o Home Affairs, GoI) offers

1) MA/MSc in Criminology & MSc in Forensic Sc both of which require a BSc degree.

Besides diploma courses in forensic sciences, offered by Delhi University and Amity University, there are other diploma courses in Criminology & Forensic Science.

You could also choose to study Clinical Toxicology (study of poisons, their effects, detection and treatment) separately or do a Master’s in Pharmacology & Toxicology from National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER), SAS Nagar, Mohali (www.niper.nic.in) or MSc Toxicology at Jamia Hamdard, Delhi or MSc Environmental Toxicology offered at Dr BR Ambedkar University, Agra and University of Madras, Chennai.

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