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B.Sc in Forensic Sciences, Chemistry & Genetics


This Programme is approved by University Grants Commission.

The Bachelors programme of Forensic Sciences along with Chemistry and Genetics is a unique triple major subjects oriented course of study on the fundamentals of forensic subjects in addition with the concepts of Chemistry and Genetics. The course modules are embedded with latest research findings in the field of forensic biology, forensic medicines, toxicology, and other allied subjects and will instill the inquisitive nature among the graduates to unleash the unsolved mystery behind a crime scene. The curriculum is crafted by the expertise of learned academic experts and skilled industrial professionals to establish a bench strength of forensic graduates highly trained in the fields of forensic research and applications. The students aspiring to join this programme will undergo an intensive lab based simulation classes along with active engagement lecture sessions, which will enhance the learning outcome index among these students. This career oriented skill enhancement programme will ensure a holistic development of the students to learn and excel in the genres of applied sciences which includes forensic sciences and combination of chemistry and genetics. The component of chemistry and genetics adds value to the learning outcomes of the students as they learn the core concepts in analytical as well as the hereditary lineage respectively. The role of chemistry and genetics is widely cited in the field of forensic studies as chemical analysis and genetic assessment or DNA fingerprinting finds resemblance to the goal of pursuing this programme. (Click to know the fee structure)

Forensic science is an applied field of sciences constituting of more than 27 sub-branches, which is associated with application of scientific principles for crime investigation. The scope of forensic sciences has enhanced many folds because of the wide scale application of the subject in investigation agencies as well as reputed research organizations. The theory and the practical components enable a graduate to work under a forensic laboratory as a forensic expert or join the governmental agencies (Police Department, Crime Branches, IB, Banks, Defense, Narcotics Department etc.)

The component of Chemistry and Genetics paper will also enhance the chances of the graduates to pursue their higher studies in these field of sciences. This programme enables a student to learn from basic to advanced level of forensic subjects along with the components from chemistry and genetics, which will provide a platform for professional or academic excellence. The designed curriculum is one of its kind as this will provide a leap to the graduates to have a chance to opt for any of the three subjects in this programme for their post-graduation studies. While discussing more about the career opportunities of this programme, we should also understand the psychological state of the applicants, as there is a huge desire to enroll for this applied field of sciences and flare the imagination of working as a detective or a forensic expert; deciphering the unresolved crime cases. While stating this mindset, it is need of an hour of universities like us, to ignite this young minds and look forward for the next generation sciences.

The assessment of the learning process is also uniquely designed at our University which involves a continuous evaluation of the academic progression of the students in both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Course Structure

Semester I

  • Introduction to Forensic Science & Law
  • Inorganic Chemistry-1
  • Classical Genetics

  • Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC)
  • Modern Indian Language
  • Speaking Kannada
  • ICT

Semester II

  • Fingerprinting and Questioned Documents
  • Organic Chemistry-1
  • Cytogenetics

  • Ability Enhancement Courses (AECC)
  • Environmental Studies

Semester III

  • Forensic Medicine and Forensic Anthropology
  • Physical Chemistry-1
  • Developmental Genetics
  • GE-3 (4) - Foreign Language (Compulsory)

  • Skill Enhancement Course
  • Bioinformatics

Semester IV

  • Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Ballistics & Explosives
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Biomedical Genetics

  • Skill Enhancement Courses
  • Biostatistics

Semester V

    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/Behevioral & Neuro Genetics

Semester VI

    Discipline Specific Electives
  • Cyber Forensics & Economic offences/Forensic Psychology
  • Analytical Chemistry /Advanced Inorganic Chemistry-2
  • Population Genetics & Biometry/Applicative Genetics & Epigenetics
  • Major Project/Dissertation

Prospects of the programme:

  1. 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.
  2. Unique curriculum combination which not many institutions offer, will help in honing the interdisciplinary scientific skills among the graduates.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The students also receive insights on various skill enhancement courses and interdisciplinary courses such as research methodology, generic elective subjects offered across the University,

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.

Fee structure for the Academic year 2021-22

Programmes Course Duration 1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
BSc Forensic Sciences,Chemistry and Genetics 3 years 25000 75000

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 1080
DOUBLE SHARING 95000 110000 120000 95000 95000
SINGLE SHARING 135000 155000 165000 135000 135000
SINGLE WITH AC & REFRIDGERATOR - 180000 190000 - 180000

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Application status : Open

Duration : Three years

Study mode : Full-time

Entry Requirements : Pass in 10+2 / Equivalent with minimum of five subjects along with Chemistry & Biology

Fee structure 2021

1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
25000 75000
1st Instalment 5 Subsequent Instalments
$ 500 $ 1080

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Entry Requirements

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

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"Our graduates believe in Professionally Doing and Scientifically Knowing." Garden City University established under sub section (3) of Section 1 of Garden City University Act, 2013 (Karnataka Act No. 47 of 2013).

The admissions desk here at Garden City University, maintains a pragmatic approach towards prospective students. Our focus is not on quantity of students rather; it’s their willingness to align themselves with our values and belief systems, while maintaining very clear-cut academic standards. The process of applying to the best programmes offered at GCU, is facilitated in an organized and effortless manner by our admissions team, who are always willing to assist you with your queries.

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