B.Sc. IN FORENSIC SCIENCES, CHEMISTRY & GENETICS
Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects along with Chemistry & Biology
B.Sc. in Forensic Sciences, Chemistry & Genetics
Empowering minds to unravel mysteries behind crime scenes, B.Sc. in Forensic Sciences, Chemistry & Genetics programme is a distinctive triple major course that teaches the fundamental forensic sciences. The curriculum of this course has been pieced together, with course modules that are embedded with the latest research findings. Forensic Biology, Toxicology, Forensic Medicines, and other allied sciences are the subjects that GCU uses to lay the foundation of forensic sciences in students. Combining components of Chemistry And Genetics with Forensic Science, GCU graduates have their skills enhanced in practical aspects such as chemical analysis, DNA fingerprinting, and genetic assessment. This programme with its unique combination of subjects instils a nature of curiosity and enhances the learning outcome in the students. The strong research and analytical skills that students gain from this course help them excel at various career opportunities including forensic experts, legal counsellors, investigative officers, and crime scene reporters.
Subjects of Study
Forensic Biology, Forensic Physics, Forensic Serology, Toxicology, DNA fingerprinting, Forensic Psychology, Crime Scene Management, Forensic Medicine, Forensic Anthropology, Advanced Forensic Physics and Chemistry and many other allied subjects. In addition to all these core forensic papers, the students learn subjects from chemistry and genetics for all the six semesters, for e.g., General Chemistry, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Phytochemistry, Classical Genetics, Cytogenetics, Development & Evolutionary Genetics, Human Biomedical Genetics and other core papers.
Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects along with Chemistry & Biology.
Wherever grading system or any other system is followed for evaluating the performance of the candidate in the qualifying examination, the applicant should ensure that a certificate indicating the percentage obtained has to be submitted through the University / Board last studied. Applicants passing GCE / O / A level examination should have passed 4 + 3 or 5 + 2 subjects at the O & A level respectively. The candidate should have passed in Chemistry and Biology at the A level.
The examination approved by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) only will be considered by the Garden City University, others who have passed the examination which is not in the AIU approved list shall obtain equivalence certificate from the Association of Indian Universities
Fee structure for the Academic year 2023-24
Domestic / NRI Fee Structure
B.Sc. Forensic Sciences, Chemistry and Genetics
5 Subsequent Instalments
International Fee Structure
B.Sc. Forensic Sciences, Chemistry and Genetics
5 Subsequent Instalments
CAUTION DEPOSIT : Rs. 5000/- to be paid by all the students. (Rs. 3000/- will be refunded after successful completion of the course and Rs. 2000/- would be retained towards registration fees for life time Alumni Association Membership)
EXAMINATION FEES PER SEMESTER
UG Programs: Rs.1550/-, PG Programs: Rs.2250/-, Research Programs: Rs.5500/-, Diploma Programs: Rs.1850/-, Practical Examination + Viva Voce Charges (wherever applicable): Rs.750/-
- Introduction to Forensic Science & Law
- Inorganic Chemistry-1
- Classical Genetics Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC)
- Modern Indian Language
- Speaking Kannada
- Fingerprinting and Questioned Documents
- Organic Chemistry-1
- Cytogenetics Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC)
- Environmental Studies
- Forensic Medicine and Forensic Anthropology
- Physical Chemistry-1
- Developmental Genetics
- GE-3 (4) - Foreign Language (Compulsory) Skill Enhancement Course
- Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Ballistics & Explosives
- Human Biomedical Genetics Skill Enhancement Courses
Skill Enhancement Courses
- Research Methodology Discipline Specific Electives
- Forensic Chemistry (Instrumental method) /Serology & DNA Fingerprinting
- Advanced Oganic Chemistry-2/Advanced physical chemistry-2
- Microbial Genetics/Behavioral & Neuro Genetics
Discipline Specific Electives
- Cyber Forensics & Economic offences/Forensic Psychology
- Analytical Chemistry /Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-2
- Population Genetics & Biometry/Applicative Genetics & Epigenetics Major Project/Dissertation
Programme Prospects are as follows
- Creating a pool of skilled, high-on-demand forensic experts who can pursue their career as Forensic Pathologists, Forensic Serology Experts, Clinical Forensic Medicine Experts, Forensic Chemists, Dactyloscopists, Forensic Linguists, Toxicologist, Forensic Psychologists, Forensic Anthropologists etc.
- Unique curriculum combination which not many institutions offer, will help in honing the interdisciplinary scientific skills among the graduates.
- The students can further opt to study Chemistry or Genetics for their post-graduation, if they are willing to strive for research in the fields of Analytical Chemistry or Human Genetics. This is an example of additional value based curriculum design for our students.
- Hands on training and simulation exercises are instituted as the core pedagogy, which will develop the practical skills of our graduates and will enhance the chances of employability. As per the reports of the employing authorities, a vivid range of career opportunities are available for these graduates after the completion of their programme and can be a valuable resource for the organizations visiting our campus for placement opportunities.
- The students also receive insights on various skill enhancement courses and interdisciplinary courses such as research methodology, generic elective subjects offered across the University,
List of companies where UG & PG forensic students of GCU got placement opportunities:
Why I Chose GCU
Ms. Anupama Panicker
I am humbled to share my experiences of college days at Garden City College. “It’s been over a decade since I have passed out of GCC yet it remains to be the most cherished days of my life. More than anything, I am grateful for the sense of true happiness and friendship being imparted to us by the college and faculty. It’s truly a fun filled learning experience. The labs, the cafeteria, the library...the entire campus was our sweet abode! I wish I could relive those moments once again. Simply to put in words... in between the Freshers’ Farewell, life happened..!
Mr Vishwamitra Kumar
Coming from a Hindi medium school, when I became a part of Garden City College (Garden City University) the exposure which I got was amazing. The environment at our college helped me enhance academic and non-academic skills to make me industry ready. The college & department had constantly provided me with good opportunities to improve myself. My faculty members were experienced, proficient & accessible to me and had played an integral part in my overall development of my skills and knowledge. My college had organized various workshops and internship with collaboration of many renowned institutions that helped me in holistic development. I can never forget the contribution of the Chemistry department for helping and guiding me throughout my college journey. I feel grateful and thankful to Garden City College for providing me great exposure in such a competitive world and offering vast range of opportunities to reach my goal.
Dr.Riyaz Ahmad Khan
The Emphasis on Life in Garden City University's motto is perfectly appropriate. The best teachers are those who continuously inspire us to succeed in life through academics, extracurricular activities and other means. Being a student at one of Bangalore's top universities makes me feel proud. The stunning campus and excellent facilities that Garden City University offers pleasantly surprised me. Eventually the outstanding teaching methods and incredible support I received to advance my education convinced me of Garden City University's excellence. GCU is an excellent place to study. Being a part of this University is an honour in itself. A plethora of opportunities present themselves for you to grab and help you find your true self. So its a promise of great experiences with an excellent faculty team and many events in which you can participate. Build networks, take chances, and compete as if your life depends on it while you're here, and you'll be rewarded with the best.
After completing my class 12, I shifted to one of the educational hub of India i.e. the electronic city. As I entered the knowledge mall”, Iwas mesmerized by looking at its architectural design. The mall consisted of various attractive pockets .The Founder of the mall, our honourable chairman Dr.Joseph V G whose motto is Emphasis is on Life created a platform where each student can gather both knowledge and enhance their skills. The college not only focuses on physical but also mental and cultural development. Each student has a golden opportunity to showcase their talent in their own interest area. Each and every employee of the college is very friendly and extremely helpful. The faculty is the asset of this college. And I had the golden opportunity to spend my three years under their sincere guidance. I am also very happy to have such great seniors, juniors and my classmates. Indeed we were a family. I, Paromita Sanyal is a writer both in English and Bengali (thanks to English club), theatre artist (thanks to the GCC theatre club for constantly motivating and helping me to enhance my skills), singer and an anchor (once again thank you GCC for giving me the opportunity for anchoring various programs). This college has really contributed towards what I am today. I am really blessed and feel proud of being a Gardenian (2007-2010).
This institution is where I have done my B.Sc in Microbiology, Genetics, and Chemistry. My undergraduate studies gave me the opportunity to develop a strong foundation for research precisely with the world under the microscope; this helped me pursue my higher studies and build my career. Besides providing a great academic infrastructure including laboratories, library, and teaching faculty members, it also supported me to boost my self-confidence and self-reliance. It was indeed a journey that provided an ‘Emphasis on Life.
As an undergraduate student (2010-2013) Chemistry, Genetics & Microbiology), I have had a fantastic time studying at Garden City University, Bangalore. The comfortable study environment, friendly staff, and up-to-date resources made my journey in Garden City delightful. Garden City University was a great avenue to grow both academically and personally. The unified learning initiatives made studying pertinent to match the modern scenario. As students, we improved our leadership and interpersonal skills through student development clubs, which added value to my degree and allowed me to grow. With supportive teachers and excellent schooling, I have had countless experiences studying here, and many of them did contest me out of my comfort zone. My undergrad days and Garden City University has been the stepping stone to my career choice as a researcher.
Mr. Tharaka Lalinda De Silva
I am Tharaka Lalinda De Silva, was a student at Garden City College (yes, it was called a college back then) during 2009-2012 (Student ID 09RSS75116). I am really proud and happy to see our college has advanced to become a University. The foundation I got for my higher studies by completing the BSc at GCC has encouraged me to keep studying and pursue a career in science. After completing Master’s degree in Australia, I am working as a Quality Control Scientist now. Just want to start by saying it was an excellent experience to study at Garden City and I met some fabulous people and built a solid foundation to my higher studies during my time in India. The lecturers are very knowledgeable and approachable. Even after 10 years from my studies, I still keep in touch with some of my lecturers. There were students from pretty much all around the world (I think it was about 70+ nationalities during my time). The friendships built with these diverse students, helped me to develop great team building personality and valuable friendships. The subject combination in BSc were Genetics, Microbiology and Chemistry. From memory Garden City at the time, was one of the very few if not the only college to offer the above combination of subjects. Studying major subjects enabled me to choose from a variety of options when I advanced further in my studies and in my career. There were great laboratory facilities to help practice the techniques studied in theory lessons. I think the practical assessments as a part of final exams in each semester are very valuable to gain confidence in laboratory techniques. If you are looking for a place to study in India look no further, I am sure Garden City will be a great start for your journey. All the best Garden City University.
Mr. Ishara Vithana
Hi, my name is Ishara Vithana and my journey at Garden City College started in 2008. I had just finished my Advanced Level exams in Sri Lanka and I was thinking of future prospects, one of my friend from school had decided to travel to India to do a degree at a good University. I researched Universities at Bangalore and found Garden City College. It was a great opportunity to further advance my career. I made the applications and waited for the results. My friend and myself got into the college within few months. I was overjoyed, we packed, and everything was ready. We made the move. We reached here at the start of the first term in 2009. I met many students from Sri Lanka and the staff at college made me feel at home. Freshers day came, I performed with a band and made more friends. It was exciting, there was so much to do and so much to see. We visited many cultural landmarks via the university and saw so much. We played sports after classes, made lot of new friends and studied hard during exams. I will never forget the life lessons and memories. I was very much interested in sports and joined the cricket team immediately and performed my best. I was in the college team for the whole duration of the period. We won many tournaments, visited many Colleges, it was a life changing experience. The academic professionalism by my lecturers always motivated me to further my career in microbiology and chemistry. I was really interested in food/ biotechnology career and all the lecturers really helped to mould who I am today. The practical lessons were great and I learned the actual industry techniques required to further develop my skills. By the end of 2012 I had completed my Bachelor’s degree in genetics and moved to New Zealand to finish my Masters of Science in Biotechnology. I worked there for a few years and now currently I am a Quality Compliance Manager for a top Food Production Company in Sri Lanka. Life doesn't always go your way but hard work, determination and commitment will always get you where you want to be. Study hard, enjoy life and you will be always be happy. Thanks
Mr. Pravinda Bhagya
I started my College life in Garden City College, as a bachelor student in 2009. I enrolled in BSc Chemistry, Microbiology and Genetics. I consider my college days as one of the best chapters in my life due to many reasons. The multicultural exposure, the facilities at our University and the attractive environment was an ideal platform for an international student. It has been a truly invaluable learning experience through the lectures and practical sessions with qualified lecturers. Those experiences had highly facilitated me to become a Quality Assurance manager in the FMCG field and continue my PhD in Chemistry in Australia.
Garden City University is a 28-year-old institution and INTERDISCIPLINARY in nature. The University has eight Schools under it offering courses from Diploma to Bachelor to Post graduation to PhD. The university has students from 81 different countries and every state and union territory in India. The University has the unique mix of Arts, Science and Management Education offered with Technology as the base. Be it Media studies, Life Sciences or Hotel Management, the emphasis is on practical education with the aid of technology tools to enhance learning and equip a student to work in the industry. Not to mention GCU has the credit of awarding graduation certification to 28 Colonels of the Indian Army attached to the Corps of Military Police.
The admission process is based on the courses offered at the UG and PG level.
The student goes online, fills the application with required details and files the same online for registering for the programme of choice. This will be accompanied by paying a registration fee as mentioned in the application form.
However, if the student needs any clarification, be it regarding the programme of choice or GCU as a University, entry criteria etc, the counsellors at the University are just a call away.
Once the registration process is completed, the admissions department shall communicate on further documents required and fee to be paid for the programme of choice.
Post the above process the student shall submit their original certificate to the registrar’s office for validation and verification. Once this process is completed the student gets enroled and an ID card is issued to the student. (Hostel formalities and transportation facilities are addressed in this page)
After enrolment the student shall voluntarily apply for GCU’s talent test which shall be the criteria for availing scholarship for the first year of study. Such talent test shall be conducted year on year to encourage studious students and also set the criteria for a UG student to be the most favoured student of choice for PG programmes. Apply Now
The University runs its own hostels for boys and girls separately. The hostels are in the vicinity of the campus with automated entry and further secure measures. More details on the hostel, fees and terms and conditions may be availed from the admissions office.