Forensic Science, Career in Forensic Science


Forensic Science is a highly emerging field in today’s era which is mainly concerned with the handling of scientific principles for inquiry of a crime. Aspirants in this field have a great career in several sectors in our country as well as abroad. It is a rewarding career as well. Aspirants in this field can earn any of the lower level or higher level degrees in this discipline.

Job Profiles in Forensic Science

There are a lot of job profiles being enjoyed by aspirants in the field of Forensic Science. Some of the common job profiles include the following.

  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Fingerprint Expert
  • Forensic Consultant
  • Forensic Expert
  • Fraud Examiner
  • Forensic Investigator
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Medical Examiners
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Chair Caner
  • Laboratory Attendant
  • Viscera Cutter
  • Demonstrator (Forensic Medicine)
  • Lecturer (Forensic Medicine)
  • Senior Resident (Forensic Medicine)
  • Associate Professor (Forensic Medicine)
  • Research Associate
  • Junior System Analyst
  • Project Fellow
  • Data Analyst
  • Technical Assistant
  • Senior System Analyst
  • Accounts Officer
  • Software engineer
  • Scientific Advisor
  • Translator
  • Director
  • Chief Manager
  • Consultant

Career Opportunities in Public Sector

Aspirants in the field of Forensic Science are blessed with a lot of employment opportunities in the Public sector. They have to clear several exams organized by PSC, SSC and also UPSC in order to get placed in these promising sectors. Some of the common areas of employment for aspirants in the field of Forensic Science include the following.

  • Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science
  • Directorate of Forensic Science Services
  • Government Medical College & Hospitals
  • National Institute of Homeopathy
  • North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences
  • Public Service Commissions
  • Public sector Banks
  • Educational Institutes
  • Government universities
  • Narcotics department
  • Quality control bureau
  • Courts
  • Army
  • Defense
  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
  • Crime branches
  • Police department
  • Research organization

Career Opportunities in Private Sector

Private sector also provides a huge number of employment opportunities for talents in the field of Forensic Science. Some of the organizations where these people get placed in the Private sector include the following.

  • Criminal Investigation Department (CID)
  • Quality control bureau
  • Narcotics department
  • Educational Institutes
  • Forensic Science Laboratory
  • Research firms
  • Forensic Science Opportunities Abroad

Aspirants in the field of Forensic Science have a great career abroad as well. They are offered very good salary packages also. Most of the foreign countries offer a wide variety of openings for aspirants in the field of Forensic Science where they enjoy several job profiles. New ventures abroad enable them to work in interesting working atmospheres as well.

Salary Range

The salary packages of aspirants in this field vary according to the job profiles and also on the status of the chosen firm. Starters in this field who have a graduation can earn around Rs.5000/- per month. Starters in this field who have a post graduation can earn around Rs.10000/- per month. However after gaining sufficient experience in this field they can earn very good salary packages in the range of Rs.25000/- to Rs.50000/- per month.



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101 Responses to “Forensic Science, Career in Forensic Science”

  1. 101
    Jayswal parth:

    I have completed M.Sc Forensic Science with first class in June 2013.
    I am having twice experience in Meghaniagar FSL at AHMEDABAD.
    My date of birth is 20th June,1991
    What are the job scope in detective and in forensic labs?
    How can I procive to be detective?

  2. 100

    i am now in std 12 and going to give engineering entrance exam so my question is that how much % do we require to get admission in the field of forensics? and which are the best colleges in mumbai for forensics?

  3. 99
    sai praval:

    sir i have completed my 10+2 with the %of 74 can i do forensic science with this eligibility

  4. 98
    Rasika Padwal:

    I am graduate in B.Sc Chemistry,I wanted to join Forensic science college,is there any entrance exam?

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  6. 96

    which clg is best 4 forensic science?????????

  7. 95

    Sir,i am Btech computer science final year student,I am intrested in computer forensics.I am intrested in network security and data recovery.
    Can you suggest me how to proceed after completing my Btech to work in computer forensic field

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  9. 93

    i m a post graduate student of chemistry sugggest me about my careers in the forensic department
    thank you

  10. 92

    i have completed my M.Sc in microbiology in birth date is 1982 & married but i m interested in forensic science there any scope for me.

  11. 91
    Vipul dahima:

    Mene pehle bahaudin science collage me forensic me admission liya tha par meri kuch problem ki wajah se mene forensic ko leave kar diya.par me forensic science me hi apne careear banana chahta kya ab bhi mujhe sanch he forensic science me?

  12. 90

    I have pass 12th science with 67% mark. Now i want to do bsc in forensic science so plz suggest me how can i take admision.

  13. 89

    I am doing Btech Biotech. Now i am in 2nd year. And i want to do career in Forensic science can i eligible for this? plz help me about this.
    Thank You

  14. 88
    Manish gupta:

    I have pass 12th science with 67% mark. Now i want to do bsc in forensic science so plz suggest me how can i take admision.

  15. 87

    i have completed my B.Sc+B.Ed 4 year integrated course from regional institute of education.
    can i do M.Sc in forensic science, is there another subbranches are avail for M.Sc in forensic,
    and what will be the scope of it

  16. 86

    sir, plz tell me that can i do any course in forensic science after completion of msc organic chemistry?

  17. 85
    sujeet kumar:

    sir, i do paramedical course in jharkhand .now i want to do degree course in forensic science.after complete my course can i get job.ple give me detail

  18. 84

    Do you have life sciences stream at hyderabad branch?
    If yes, how can i apply for joining M.Sc Forensic science?

    Please spare a couple of minutes from your valuable time to answer my queries.
    Thank you.

  19. 83

    My question is based on the requirements that allows you to study that course of forensic, subjects requirements and place to study at, I’m still in grade and interested in forensic careers.

  20. 82

    is there any appropriate pg course in forensics after BDS …can one go for Msc in forensic after it apt…or any other option????

  21. 81
    Jijomon Johnson:

    i have completed bsc zoology from mg unversity. can i get a career in forensic science

  22. 80

    m doing zoology hons. hw can i do pg in forensic science??? wat is its eligibility criteria ??? wat r d job prospects and pay scales??? plz send details….

  23. 79

    is there any entrance exam to get admissions in forensic sciences colleges?
    please send every detail regarding it

  24. 78

    i am a student of b-pharma & want to do pg in forensic science please send me details about the admission criteria & entrance exams

  25. 77
    shivani sharma:

    ii have complerted my micxrobiology in june 2009 can i do PG diplloma in forensic science,or any other course related to it if yes pleasew send me the details including duration,fees,name of cities or university.

  26. 76

    sir i m doing b pharma & want to do msc in forensic science so plz tell me is there sufficient scope after doing all these & what are they

  27. 75

    sir, please tell me that after chemistry in organic ,is there any chance for me in forensic science.

  28. 74
    Akhila Raj:

    sir, i m writing my tenth boards this month…i am interested in forensic science…….wat all courses do i need to opt for this….do we hav gud career in this?????….

  29. 73
    neethi nandakumar:

    I am put in chennai .I am studying for IX standard in IIT kendriya Vidayala with Physics ,Chemsitry and biology.I like to take up a carrer in forensic science.Can i get admission to any chennai college.
    Thanking you,

  30. 72

    can a person having degree of B.E in branch can join in forensic labs?
    and if yes what he/she has to do?

  31. 71
    Prashant dwivedi:

    i have succesfully completed my in forensic science with 65% from agra university what are the job opportunities ca i have now.

  32. 70

    i just wanna know wat shud i do 2 make a carrer in forensic science?
    i want some contacts and names of topm forensic colleges in mumbai or pune..plz help me out..

  33. 69
    May i know the reference books and entrance for msc forensic:

    I complete my degree with bsc. How can i apply for msc forensic&wher can i get the books near to hyd

  34. 68

    i m a b-tech student(3rd yr), branch BIOTECHNOLOGY wants to join foreinsic science lab. so after completion of my degree what shud i opt for

  35. 67

    I am a B.Sc graduate with Statistics as main subject and i want to start my career as a Forensic Technician. Can you plz tell me the process how to apply and where to apply

  36. 66

    i’ve just passed b.h.m.s this year,am i eligeble for master degree/ p.g.diploma in forensic sience and criminogy? if yes, where placements occur?

  37. 65

    i am student of BE BIOTECH.nw i hve to join forensic science department .wt i hve to do .which course and exam to take.wen to in forensic sceince.

  38. 64

    am a mbbs ug student(2nd yr) doing in rajah muthiah medical college,chidhambharam,tamil nadu.i am interested in doing pg course.i need 2 know the colleges which offer it in kerala.and its prcedures.

  39. 63

    Do you have Bachelors degree in Forensic Science which I am very much interested. me

    09880987207 or mail me to [email protected]

  40. 62

    I am doing Bsc mlt n i want to do a classical job in forensic feild. How can I do it

  41. 61
    dr. vinit ghanghaas:

    books for preparation of forensic science

  42. 60

    i hav completed btech biotechnology, can i get a career in forensic science

  43. 59
    ann thomas:

    i’m currently doing my final year MSc Biotechnolgy, i would like to make a career in forensic science. how do i go about it?
    please reply.
    thank you

  44. 58
    Arnab Basu:

    I have completed diploma over chemical engineerning & now i am doing on the same.can i have any chance to do the study over forensic science? or get a job on it?
    please reply.
    thank you.

  45. 57

    I done my master degree in Computer Forensic, I would like to to do JRF in Central Forensic Science Laboratory
    Directorate of Forensic Science
    Ramanthapur, Amberpet Post
    Hyderabad – 500 013
    Andhra Pradesh

    Does anyone have, an Idea of How to approach them??

    mail:[email protected]

  46. 56
    priyanka singh:

    sir/mam-i am persuing in forensic science 3rd semester.and i am so confused in which subject of forensic science i am doing specilization after give me some information.

  47. 55
    hari krishna:

    how about the future?

  48. 54

    sir,i have completed msc in microbiology,can i do a diploma course in forensic science….if yes wats the duration of the course….hope you will respond to me…

  49. 53

    Sub - Syllabus for Forensic Science entrance exam.
    im BSc zoology graduate. i am giving entrance exam for forensic science course on 25th July. But I am confused about what to study for the exam. can I get any information?

  50. 52
    sanjay rathor:

    how can i apply for forensic jobs after completion of b.e.(computer science)

  51. 51

    sir i want to know job & salary discription in india in forensic science…please guide me..what is the future after complete msc in forensic science

  52. 50
    kriti bishnoi:

    pls tell me any insititute regarding B.Sc in forensic science?
    what is the job opportunity after doing B.Sc in forensic science?what is the minmum qualification in forensic scientist ?

  53. 49

    which entrance is required for forensics after HSC or

  54. 48

    Dear friends i need M.Sc Forensic science notes from amity university or any other university if any body having that notes please contact me imediatly on 9096963677 or 9767803019.or mail me on [email protected] i want to make xerox of that notes please kindly inform me .

  55. 47

    i had donr my in chemistry. I want to do P.G. in forensic science . I want to know from where can I do my P.G in forensic science in mumbai and also is there any entrance test for this

  56. 46
    sayali raut:

    i have passed 12th want to do bsc in forensic science and want to know is there any career oppurtunity in this particular field after completing post graduation in forensic science.i also want to know is there any exams conducted to get in for our career?

  57. 45
    chavda vijay:

    i have just passed 12th science with B group. i want to do carrer in forensic science. how can i apply for it?
    i passed with four attempt.

  58. 44

    sir, what is forensic science exactly??
    is there any entrance exam for that? what is criteria then?
    plz tell me what are its requirements after 12th??
    and what are job opportunities for forensic science in India?
    should I’ve to do mbbs for that?

  59. 43

    I am interested in BSc in Forensic Science in Mumbai .
    Passed HSc with 49%.
    What is admission criteria?
    How can i get admission to this course?

  60. 42

    i have justcomleted 12th science. i want to do career in forensic science. what can do?

  61. 41

    halo this is Mr Irshad M Shaikh
    i bring to ur esteem notice that i want trhe information regarding DIPLOMA IN FORENSIC LABORATORY OR PG in FORENSIC SCIENCE
    so please kindly send me deatils to thos email id and even cpontact number as belw…
    [email protected]
    send me the eligibility criteria… and colleges offering these course and i prefer the course to be in MUMBAI mostly…and anywhere in india itself only.
    my educational qualifications are 10+2 , c.e.c arts ,diploma in air hostess.,
    give me details about any entrance exams or notifications regarding this course respectively.and can u tell me the clear details of police


  62. 40

    please tell me about forensic science colleges in mumbai or pune & elgibility for b.s.c. in forensic science courses

  63. 39

    i have just given final year examination of bcs and i want to do pg in forensic science but it have the scope or demand or not?

  64. 38

    i have just given final year examination of bcs and i want to do the post graduation in forensic science but i want to know forensic science has demand or bright future

  65. 37

    sir i have finished +2 i am now intrested in doing forensics how abt its scope and job oppurtunities

  66. 36
    apoorwa jaiswal:

    Is there any entrance exam for applying foreinsic science?
    and let me know its criteria.

  67. 35
    apoorwa jaiswal:

    Respected Sir,
    Is there any entrance exam for applying for foreinsic science. And please let me know what is the criteria for the exam.

  68. 34

    I finished my 10th this year.I’m interested in forensics. What all are the courses which i can opt to have a good career in this field? What all preparations am i supposed to do for that?
    Can you please also tell me about the entrance tests [and also the cut off marks] to get admission to a forensic college?

  69. 33

    i hav done B.Sc. program n i hav interest in forensic science so i wnna knw abt admission eligiblty n colleges in delhi n can i do in forensic science n hw to apply to colleges

  70. 32
    Goldie J Lills:

    I am an MSc Chemistry fresher.I want to pursue further education In forensic science.What opportunity do i have?Is there PhD forensic science in India that i can learn.If so,what are the requirements?

  71. 31
    shagun tandon:

    i am persuing from electrical and electronics nd i am having a keen intrest in forensics…
    plzzz guide me what 2 do now???

  72. 30

    i want to take addmision in forensic science when exams are heald please tell me.I am T.Y.Bsc Chemistry student

  73. 29
    md. tarique baig:

    i have appeared 12th board exams this year. i have PCB and want to know about the courses and careers in biology. piease help. reply soon.

  74. 28

    plese inform me
    about adimition in M.Sc forenscic Science in Govn. college

  75. 27

    hi, m a student of final year msc biotechnology. i have done my bsc also in biotechnology. now i want to do my phd in forensic science. if i can get the detail information about tht i wl be very thankful.

  76. 26
    Sheetal Mahakal:

    Hiiiiii im sheetal i give 12th board exam now 2010. ihave PCMB group but im intrested in biology.plz give me information about Forensic Science. how many marks are required in board exam & MHTCET,colleges in PUNE,scope nowadays etc.It is possible to do this cource direct after 12th exam.i am so confused plz help me…….. THANK YOU**** waiting for Reply

  77. 25
    aswathy nath:

    now i am doing my MSC chemistry. iwant to join MSC forensics science ,give me some details about the coure including, the qualification, duration of course, and also the colleges , which offered this course especially in kerala and in tamil nadu.

  78. 24

    i want to do msc in foreinsic can i apply n wats its eligibility??

  79. 23

    send me a list of top 10 forensic colleges in india

  80. 22
    avnish pratap:

    please send me list of top 10 colleges in india including government colleges offering bsc forensic science course.also the salary offered to msc forensic science fresher in india and abroad.

  81. 21
    amit bhosale:

    i am Bsc student i have information about admition, elligibility ,application information

  82. 20
    prajwal shetty:

    I’m doing my final year diploma in biotechnology. want to pursue bachelors in forensic. can you please guide me with the best college, fee course and best field under it.
    thanking you,
    prajwal shetty

  83. 19

    dear sir,
    tell me the place in gujrat where forensic science is available to do?

  84. 18

    i am interested in to do forensic science,
    as i am zoolology student so sow can i pass the entrance of forensic science,
    what material required to pass an exam?
    please reply

  85. 17

    what is the scope of forensic entomology in India?

  86. 16

    Respected Sir,
    Im a std 12th PCMB student.
    Is there any entrance exam for applying for forensic science?
    and please let me know what is the criteria for applying to get the admission……..
    waiting for reply.
    thanking u in anticipation

  87. 15


    I have completed my B.Tech in Computer Science and currently working in an MNC. I wanted to do post grdauation in Forensic Science and wanted to pursue my career in it.
    Please advise how to go for it?
    Which exams should i give?
    What is the eligibilty criteria?
    And the course is for how many years?

  88. 14

    want to know that how can i apply forensic science as i m a student of 12 PCM ,please tell me the name of colleges offering this courses and whats its career..
    thanking you.

  89. 13
    I Arjun Rao:

    Hello Sir/Madam
    My self Arjun Rao I had completed my PG in Forensic Science from Amity University and now I m working as a JRF in Anthropological Survey of India As I know a lot of Scope and future is there in this subject But i want to know that where is the institutions who organize PhD programme in Forensic science especially in molecular level. I m already working in Y chromosome study (Molecular study) I eant to know the above. Please mail me..

    Thanking You

    I Arjun Rao (JRF)
    [email protected]

  90. 12
    neha sudhera:

    Respected sir
    I am the student of the bsc biotechnology ,Can i do msc in forensic science and which
    universities offer this course

  91. 11
    priya singh:

    i m a bsc final year student and wish to have career in forensic science,what should i do after my graduation to follfill my dream?

  92. 10
    shruti srivastava:

    how can i apply for in forensic science from cfsl,hyderabad and what is fee structure and syllabus for entrance exam for it.
    thank you

  93. 9

    Is Mtech after Btech in Biotechnology compulsory seeing recession??

  94. 8

    respected sir,
    i want to know that how can i aply for forensic science as i m a student of 12 PCBM ,please tell me the name of colleges offering its courses and whats its career..
    thanking you..

  95. 7

    respected sir
    I am post graduate in chemistry . I like to join for a diploma course in forensic science. I wish to know the colleges cunducting these courses in india . Is there any colleges in kerala ? .

  96. 6

    Respected sir
    I am the student of the bsc biotechnology ,In which course i can do the msc forensic science
    thanking you

  97. 5
    Nayan Kr. Saha:

    What is the salary structure for a fresher(M.Sc.) in the forensic science field..??? Please, let me know..
    Thank you..

  98. 4

    Respected Sir,
    I wish to know the colleges in India to join for bachelor degree programe in Forensic Science.And also the fees structure of it.

  99. 3

    Respected Sir,
    I wish to know the colleges in India to join for bachelor degree programe in Forensic Science.And also the fees structure of it.

  100. 2

    Please tell me the required qualificatin for Forensic Science.

  101. 1

    Dear Sir,
    For Forensic studies, Is there any government institutions for Forensic Studies? How about the vacancies after finishing the courses?