Forensic Science refers to the field that relates to using applications of scientific techniques in order to investigate the crimes, as governed by the legal laws of the admissible evidence and is in line with the criminal procedure. The scientists have the duty to collect and analyze any evidence they find during the course of investigation. Some scientists go to the crime scene to collect evidence, others choose to stay in the laboratory and work on the evidence brought to them. 

Career Options

  • - - Analytical chemist - Biomedical scientist - Detective - Forensic scientist - Scientific laboratory technician - Teaching laboratory technician - Toxicologist

Educational Qualifications

  • - Class 10th Pass - Class 10+2 with Science Stream

Personal Skills

  • - Critical Thinking and communication - Keen observation and high degree of accuracy - Active listening and attention to detail - Strong written and fluent communication skills - Logical approach to problems

Courses to be pursued

  • - B.Sc / M.Sc in Forensic Sciences - MD in Forensic Sciences (after MBBS) - Ph.D (in the field of interest)

Top Colleges

  • Gujarat Forensic Sciences University Address: Nr. DFS Head Quarters, National Highway 8C, Sector 9, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007 Phone: 079 2397 7100 Website:

Working Conditions

Forensic scientists work for most of their time in a well-assigned lab but sometimes, they might need to visit to the crime location to collect or analyze any evidence. They can sometimes be asked to testify in the court.

Top Companies

  • Central Forensic Science Laboratory Address: Near Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur Colony Rd, Amberpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500013 Phone: 040 2703 8902 Website:

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