Future Prospects of Forensic Science

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Forensic science is a field that attracts many students worldwide. It is a study that mainly deals with the combination of science with criminal justice. Before we proceed further it is important to answer a very basic question, What is Forensic Science?” Forensic Science can be defined as the application of scientific knowledge and methodology in the court of law. It clinches all branches of science applied for the purpose of law and justice. Originally, all the techniques were borrowed, from various scientific disciplines like chemistry, medicine, biology, photography, physics, and mathematics. Nonetheless, in recent years it has developed not only its own techniques but also its own branches, which are more or less exclusive domains of forensic science. The two major peculiarities of forensic science is that it is multidisciplinary as well as multi-professional.

Due to the exponential increase in the crime rate, it is a widespread need for the application of forensic science in the criminal justice system. Thereby, the scope of forensic science is vast. A reputed institution like SGT University proudly offers graduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in forensic science. These courses will help you to improvise your skills and brush up your knowledge. During the admission and counseling sessions, queries related to jobs, and future prospects of this field are commonly asked by the students as well as their parents. I would like to put some light on it through this platform.

It is a common perception among students and parents that forensic science does not have a scope in India. This is a MYTH! Like any other field of science, forensic science does have a lot of scope in India. In fact, it has a larger area of scope as compared to some other courses in science. The job opportunities in this field are endless. Various government and private sectors are open to students with graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral degrees in forensic science. Some of the organizations which take up students with degrees in forensic science are listed as follows:

·         Regional Forensic Science Laboratories

·         Central Forensic Science Laboratories

·         Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)

·         Police services

·         Intelligence Bureau (IB)

·         Private Forensic Science Laboratories

·         MNCs such as KPMG, Delloite, HCL and many more

·         Insurance firms

·         Banks

·         Law firms

·         Hospitals

·         Quality Control Bureau

·         Universities

·         Defense/Army

·         Private detective agencies

·         Clinical research firms

·         Drug analysis firms

·         National Dope Testing Laboratories

·         Pharmaceutical companies

·         Hotels as food testing analyst

This list is not limited to these organizations only. There are plenty of other organizations that welcome students with a degree in forensic science to work with them. It is high time to focus on courses that open job prospects in a wide diversity of organizations rather than going for typical courses with limited jobs in a specific number of organizations. Apart from getting into these organizations, various forensic scientists emerge as entrepreneurs and freelancers doing private practice for various types of civil and criminal cases. Therefore, the field of forensic science is flourishing and is need of the hour which ascertains that getting into this course would provide you a successful career and life.

Mandeep Kaur Purba

Assistant Professor

Department of Forensic Science, 

Faculty of Science

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