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    MSc in Forensic Science

    About M.Sc Forensic Science

    M.Sc Forensic Science is one of the top and most sought-after postgraduate degrees in recent times. M.Sc Forensic Science is a two-year postgraduate degree programme that is divided into four semesters. Through this programme, candidates are taught to use all the principles of different branches of forensic science to interpret scientific evidence at the crime scene by investigatory experiments and to draw conclusions and comparisons. M.Sc Forensic Science enables students to inculcate forensic skills so that they can translate their theoretical knowledge in providing to identify the offender of the crime and in rendering the preventive steps for crimes.

    M.Sc Forensic Science Highlights

    Name of the Course

    Master of Science in  Forensic Science

    (M.Sc Forensic Science)


    Master of Science


    Post Graduation


    2 Years

    Entrance Exams



    Relevant Graduation in Science

    Admission Process

    Entrance Examination/ Merit Based

    Course Fees

    INR 20,000 to INR 2,00,000

    Average Salary

    INR 2,00,000 to INR 10,00,000

    Job Roles

    Forensic Scientist, Crime Science Investigator, Forensic Expert, Customs Agent, Forensic Geologists, Forensic Engineer

    Top Recruiters

    Central Bureau of Investigation, Intelligence Bureau,  Government Forensic Laboratory, Income Tax Department, Crime Branch, Quality Control Bureau.

    M.Sc Forensic Science Eligibility Criteria

    The eligibility criteria of M.Sc Forensic Science are given below.

    • The aspirant must have passed B.Sc Forensic Science or B.Sc degree or any other relevant undergraduate degree with Science subjects from any recognized University, college, or institution.
    • The minimum percentage of marks differs from institution to institution.
    • Candidates should have a minimum aggregate of 50% to 60% of marks in their graduation.
    • However, the eligibility criteria vary from Institution to Institution. It is advisable to go through the latest prospectus of the college where you are going to apply

    M.Sc Forensic Science Admission Process

    • The M.Sc Forensic Science admission process differs from institution to institution.
    •  The admission process of M.Sc Forensic Science is direct, in most of the colleges and institutions and it depends on the percentage of the marks the candidates secured in their graduation.
    •  Some of the universities and colleges do conduct entrance examinations in order to provide admissions in M.Sc Forensic Science
    •   The admission merit list is prepared on the basis of the entrance examination followed by GD (Group Discussion) and then a personal interview.
    • Some of the entrance examinations that are conducted for the aspirants of M.Sc Forensic Science at a national level and state level are NEST, BHU PET, IPU CET, CPGET

    M.Sc Forensic Science Syllabus

    Semester -I

    •   Forensic, Crime & Investigative Techniques
    • Instrumental Methods- Physical
    • Instrumental Methods- Biological & Chemical
    • Forensic Ballistics and Photography
    • Semester I Practical

    Semester –II

    • Fingerprints and impressions
    • Questioned Documents
    • Forensic Chemistry and Explosives
    • Forensic Toxicology and Pharmacology
    • Semester II Practical

    Semester -III

    • Forensic Physics
    •   Forensic Biology
    •   Forensic Serology and DNA Profiling
    •   Recent advances, quality management, and evidence evaluation
    • Semester III Practical

    Semester -IV

    •   Forensic Chemistry including Instrumentation
    •   Forensic Ballistics
    •   Forensic Photography
    •   Forensic Physics
    •   Forensic Documents Examinations and Fingerprint Analysis
    • Forensic Biology, Serology and DNA profiling
    • Semester IV Practical

    M.Sc Forensic Science Career Options and Job Prospects

    Numerous Career Options that a student can choose after M.Sc Forensic Science are provided here

    •   Forensic Scientist
    • Crime Scene Investigator
    • Forensic Expert
    • Customs Agent
    • Forensic Geologists
    • Forensic Engineer

    List of top Recruiters

    • Central Bureau of Investigation
    • Intelligence Bureau  
    • Government Forensic Laboratory
    • Income Tax Department, Crime Branch
    • Quality Control Bureau

    FAQs about MSc Forensic Science

    What are the eligibility criteria for M.Sc Forensic Science?

    The eligibility criteria for M.Sc Forensic Science is that the aspirant must have passed B.Sc Forensic Science or B.Sc degree or any other relevant undergraduate degree with Science subjects from any recognized University, college, or institution.


    What is the average salary for an M.Sc Forensic Science graduate?

    The average salary for an M.Sc Forensic Science graduate is 8 Lakhs. The package depends on experience, skills, Practical knowledge, and so on.


    What are the top entrance exams for the course M.Sc Forensic?

    Some of the top entrance exams for the course M.Sc Forensic are LPUNEST, IPU CET, BHU PET, NEST, CPGET.Etc


    What is the fee for the M.Sc Forensic programme?

    The average fee for an M.Sc Forensic programme in India is between Rs. 20,000-/ to Rs 2, 00,000.


    What is M.Sc Forensic Science?

    M.Sc Forensic Science is one of the top and most sought-after postgraduate degrees in recent times. M.Sc Forensic Science deals with the study of crime investigation by using Forensic techniques.


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    Abhinav Chamoli, CollegeDekho Expert

    Dear Student,

    The Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), Delhi offers the Master of Science (M.Sc.) programme in a wide range of specializations.

    The eligibility critieria for these programmes include a bachelor's / B.Sc degree in a related discipline.

    Admissions to these programmes are granted on the basis of merit created on the marks scored in an entrance exam conducted by the education division of ICAR.

    Please feel free to write back to us if you need information about any particular M.Sc specialization in IARI.

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