Forensic Science as a career after 12th
Are you interested in science and forensic studies?
Do you want to work with an investigation agency?
Do you have keen observation skills?
Then a career in forensic science is best for you.
Forensic science is not a trending career option but with the increasing crime rate, day by day forensic science is surging in demand among students. Forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge and methodology to investigate criminal cases and legal conflicts. The professionals use new technology for the examination of evidence such as blood, hairs, paint, explosives, and drugs during a criminal investigation. This is a crime-oriented profession and the job of a forensic scientist is to collect, preserve, examine, and analyze the physical evidence during an investigation trail.
Some universities and colleges offer many courses related to forensic science at UG, PG, and Ph.D. levels. Anyone who has the curiosity to explore truths at the root level with respect to incidences of crime may choose to take up a forensic career as a part of mainstream academics.
Where can you get a job?
In this field, you get jobs in various private and government sectors in forensic and diagnostic labs. A forensic scientist can get a job in various law enforcement agencies and investigative agencies such as police departments, central bureau of investigation, intelligence bureau, etc.
After Ph.D., teaching can also be a career option. You can teach the subjects of forensic science to students.
Candidate having a degree in forensic science can also explore their workspace in foreign countries.
To make a career in forensic science, you must have an interest in science subjects and good command on biology. You must have completed your 12th with science stream only then you can apply for B.sc in forensic science. You can do a 1-year diploma in forensic science as well.
One may also choose to obtain their degree in chemistry, zoology, biotechnology, or microbiology but one must have deep knowledge and hands-on experience with various techniques used for analysis. After M.sc you can do a Ph.D. as well as specialization.
Undergraduate courses (3 years) B.Sc. in forensic science
Postgraduate courses (2 years) M.Sc. in forensic science
PG diploma in forensic science
Doctoral course (3 year) M.Phil. in forensic science Phd. in forensic science
Forensic science technicians should have skills like collecting, identifying, and examining the physical evidence related to criminal investigation. They should have good communication skills (oral and written) and keen observation skills. They should have the ability to work under pressure abiding by a deadline.
- Forensic pathology
- Forensic anthropologists
- Forensic serology expert
- Forensic chemists
- Forensic linguistic
- Crime scene investigation
- Forensic entomology
Colleges and Universities where you can get admission
- BHU, Varanasi
- Institute of forensic science, Mumbai
- Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
- Delhi University, Delhi
- National university Bhopal
- Gujarat Institute of forensic science
- Osmania University, Hyderabad
- Bhim Rao Ambedkar University
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