Government Colleges for Diploma in Forensic Medicine


Diploma in Forensic Medical Sciences is a course that aims at delivering core knowledge in forensic medical sciences and the course is targeted at people not only from medical background, but also from non-medical background like police officers, solicitors, precognition agents, forensic scientists, emergency service personnel, forensic physicians and pathologists.

The course is applicable for doctors from different specialties like general practice, emergency medicine and pathology. Many medical colleges offer this course in India and the names of government medical colleges offering this course with approval from Medical Council of India are given below:

Guwahati Medical College, Assam

SMS Medical College, Jaipur

Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai

Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore

Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla

Intake capacity in these colleges:

Of these colleges, Medical Council of India has approved, Guwahati Medical College, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai and Indira Gandhi Medical College to admit two students per year, while Bangalore Medical College is approved with an intake capacity of 4 students per year. On the other hand, SMS Medical College is permitted to admit 6 students per year for the Diploma in Forensic Medicine course. The duration of Diploma in Forensic Medicine course is normally two years, which might differ in some colleges as well.

What does forensic medicine involve?

Forensic medicine is one of the most important and largest areas of forensic science. This branch of medicine is also called as medical jurisprudence or legal medicine in some countries and it applies medical knowledge to civil and criminal cases. This branch of medicine involves application of medical sciences to problems with respect to law. It is typically involved in cases related to death, injury, mental illness concerning blood relationship resulting in violence. This branch of medicine normally follows autopsy that is used for determining the cause of death, especially in such cases where foul play is suspected.

Scope of Diploma in Forensic Medicine:

Diploma in Forensic Medicine course can offer a wide range of employment opportunities to candidates particularly in government hospitals since most of the murder related courses are referred to government medical colleges, rather than private medical colleges. These candidates can provide services not only to patients, but also to legal and police teams. Therefore, this course is highly recommended for candidates, whose work involves forensic cases. Particularly, these candidates can find wide range of opportunities with respect to employment if they take up the course in some of the best medical colleges in the nation.



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3 Responses to “Government Colleges for Diploma in Forensic Medicine”

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    Dr. Olwa Francis:

    am an anatomic pathologist fully registered as a specialist with uganda medical council thou i hold bachelor of dental surgery. do i qualify for this course?

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    aksht chouhan:

    how to admition in forensic diploma & digree after bachlor in biochemistry

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    Dr.trishaladevi mohite:

    can i do this forencic medicine diplona after complition of BAMS? what time taken?which college i will be apply?