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

  • IFS India Education Department Address: IFS, KK Market, Dhankawadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411043 Phone: 020 6520 0864 Website:
  • 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

  • CBI Forensic Requirement Address: Plot No. 5-B, 6th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Marg, Delhi 110003 Phone: 011-24361273 Website:
  • Central Forensic Science Laboratory Address: Near Hyderabad Public School, Ramanthapur Colony Rd, Amberpet, Hyderabad, Telangana 500013 Phone: 040 2703 8902 Website:

Successful Persons

Edmond Locard

Edmond Locard is known as the 'Sherlock Holmes of France' and was a pioneer in the history of forensics. He was the one who raised the query that everyone leaves a trace and successfully developed a 12-point method to match fingerprints in order to prove who they belonged to. He established the first police lab along with his two other assistants. His studies comprised of medicine but became interested in crimes after working with a criminologist.

Michael Baden

Michael Baden is a world renowned forensic pathologist that is the host of HBO's show Autopsy and is known for his work investigating high-profile cases. He is an MD and also contributes to Fox News network as an expert. For whole one year, he was the chief medical examiner in the New York City. He has also authored 2 of the most famous books on Forensic medicines: Unnatural Death and Dead Reckoning.  

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