Programs

  • M.Sc (Hons) - Biotechnology Duration: 2 Years
  • M.Sc. (Hons) - Chemistry Duration: 2 Years
  • MA Duration: 2 Years
  • M.Sc (Hons) Food Science Technology and Processing Duration: 2 Years
  • M.Sc (Hons) - Microbiology Duration: 2 Years
  • M.Sc- Human Genetics and molecular medicine Duration: 2 Years
  • M.A. (Applied Psychology) Duration: 2 Years

The Amity School of Forensic Science in Mohali is where the demands of practical crime investigation collide with the pursuit of knowledge. Here, students are developed into future forensic specialists with the information, abilities, and moral foundation needed to succeed in this rapidly changing area. Our department is a leading educational centre that leads the way in forensic science education. It places a strong emphasis on practical, hands-on learning and a flexible academic paradigm that equips students to respond creatively to problems in the real world.

This programme entails postgraduate coursework in advanced fields with a focus on artificial intelligence, digital forensics, DNA analysis, and forensic chemical and physical sciences. It also covers thesis projects, research possibilities, and working with business partners.

With a varied student body and a hands-on teaching style, the school equips students with the skills they need to confidently join the global workforce. It gives students the chance to pursue their skills and interests by offering a variety of forensic specializations. A lifetime love of learning, critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity are fostered by the curriculum's design-driven approach, project-based methodology, and student-centric pedagogy. Amity School of Forensic Science is dedicated to giving students an outstanding, hands-on education that equips them for a prosperous, fulfilling career in both the public and private sectors of India as well as beyond.

Course Duration

  • M.Sc. Forensic Science ‒ 2 years

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum 60% aggregate in B.Sc. with either medical, non-medical, Botany, Zoology, Forensic science, chemistry, physics, maths, biosciences, microbiology, biotech, medical lab technology or B.Pharmacy or MBBS or BDS or BHMS or BAMS.

FEES:

M.Sc. (FS) :- First Year: 90,000

Forensic Biological Sciences

The examination of biological evidence found at crime scenes is included in the field of forensic biological sciences. DNA, blood, hair, tissues, and other body fluids and tissues may be examples of this. To recognize and examine those organic materials, forensic biologists employ sophisticated techniques.

Forensic Chemical Sciences

The study of chemicals and other materials discovered at crime scenes is a component of forensic chemical sciences. Toxins, narcotics, explosives, and trace elements are all included in this. Forensic chemists utilize diverse methodologies to discern and examine these compounds.

Forensic Physical Sciences

Physical evidence that doesn't fall within the biological or chemical categories is analyzed in forensic physical sciences. This can include physical evidence left at crime scenes, such as weapons, tool marks, impressions, and other items.

Digital Forensics

The primary focus of digital forensics is the examination of digital devices and data in order to obtain proof for legal proceedings. Computers, servers, cell phones, tablets, networks, and different types of digital storage media can all be considered among these digital gadgets.

After completion of this academic programme, students will be able to

  • Grasp the importance of forensic science in society and the criminal justice system.
  • Apply forensic expertise to identify criminal methods and investigate complex crimes.
  • Apply problem-solving abilities to real-life case studies, analyzing complex situations in forensic science and developing effective solutions.
  • Apply conceptual knowledge with integrity, providing unbiased opinions.
  • Use research-based methods, experiments, and data analysis to draw logical conclusions in crime investigations.
  • Operate analytical instruments and present accurate data using validated methods.
  • Stay updated with new research and learning, ensuring lifelong growth in the field.
  • Generate creative ideas for breakthroughs in criminal and civil investigations.
  • Express ideas clearly, be a confident eyewitness, and sustain a learning attitude in society.
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork skills to achieve common goals.

There are several important benefits of studying computer science:

  • Highlighting interdisciplinary approach by combining physics, chemistry, biology, and other scientific fields to offer a thorough grasp of forensic analysis methods.
  • Promoting courtroom protocol knowledge to get students ready for expert witness positions.
  • Providing a variety of specialist paths, including forensic toxicology, digital forensics, forensic chemical science, and DNA analysis. letting pupils concentrate on their interests.
  • Emphasizing ethical considerations and integrity in forensic practice, preparing students to handle sensitive and morally complex situations.
  • Supporting efficient communication, courtroom etiquette, and professionalism for expert witness positions.
  • Fostering creativity and critical thinking by providing research-oriented courses and motivating students to take part in forensic research projects.
  • Forensic graduates will develop the ability to analyse complex situations, evaluate evidence, and draw logical conclusions is a fundamental strength of forensic graduates.
  • Graduates in forensics will be skilled in data analysis and will need to exercise meticulous attention to detail in the collection, preservation, and assessment of evidence. Graduates are trained to spot subtle signs and discrepancies.
  • They will develop proficiency in scientific methods, laboratory techniques, and instrumentation used in various forensic analyses.
  • They will possess the creative thinking and imaginative problem-solving skills necessary, particularly when dealing with difficult or unusual forensic situations.
  • They ought to have the ability to function well in multidisciplinary groups, cooperating with peers, law enforcement, and legal experts to resolve intricate problems.
  • Their acquaintance with legal procedures, chain of custody, and courtroom etiquette will advance, guaranteeing the admissibility of forensic evidence in court.
  • They will acquire leadership skills to lead teams, give instructions, and accomplish shared objectives, especially in managerial or supervisory jobs.
  • Their comprehension of various cultures and customs will be essential when handling global issues or working in multicultural settings.
  • Graduates of Forensic Science may join government agencies as Forensic analysts/ scientists in various central forensic science laboratories set up throughout India.
  • Graduates of Forensic Science may be employed by government agencies such as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), state police departments, and forensic laboratories under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
  • Graduates of Forensic science can work in private forensic laboratories and consulting firms offer opportunities for forensic scientists to work on cases related to corporate fraud, insurance claims, and legal disputes.
  • Graduates of Forensic Science may work in many government, semi-government, or private universities and research institutions that offer research positions and academic roles in forensic science departments.
  • Forensic experts are often called upon as witnesses in court cases, providing their expertise in criminal and civil proceedings.
  • Many IT companies and law enforcement agencies hire digital forensic experts due to the rise of cybercrime.
  • They may provide Forensic consultancies in areas of handwriting analysis, document examination, Forensic dermatoglyphics, and forensic accounting services to legal firms and businesses.
  • They may be deputed as forensic psychologists to find employment in rehabilitation centres, prisons, law enforcement agencies, and academic institutions.
  • Forensic graduates can opt for higher studies in India and abroad.