Forensics and Criminology

Criminology is division of science which deals with crime and its prevention. Forensic science is a part in criminology, as it helps the criminologist to learn and utilize the evidences logically. It is mostly used to determine the latest methods of crime carried out by criminals.


Forensic scientist and criminologists work together to guard citizens against criminal activities. Forensic science and criminology has emerged as a challenging career option in the current social scenario.


Forensic Science and Criminology courses are offered in certificate, diploma, graduate and postgraduate degrees.

Key courses in forensic science and criminology are: -


  • Certificate Course in forensic Science
  • Diploma in Forensic Science and Criminology
  • Diploma in Cyber Crime
  • Bachelor of Forensic Science and Criminology
  • Masters of Forensic Science and Criminology Research
  • Masters in Forensic Science and Criminology
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Forensic Science and Criminology


Scope of Criminology in India: -

In India there are various job opportunities for those who have pursued a course in criminology. Graduates and post graduates can be appointed as teachers in the area of legal studies, sociology and law. A criminologist can get a job in private and public sector or social welfare departments. Criminology professional are also being hired by NGOs, private security and detective agencies.

Basic Eligibility



For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 from any recognized institute or university of India.



For admission into bachelor’s degree a student must pass higher secondary education or 10+2 from any recognized institute or university of India.



Diploma Eligibility: -

For admission into the diploma program one needs to have a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks.

Job Prospects

There is high demand for forensic criminologists and scientist in both public and private sector. There are several job opportunities for professionals in this field as research assistant, forensic scientist, criminologist, investigator and an approaching profession in various governments, private and public sector organizations such as private investigation agencies, CBI, AIIMS, police, etc. Government organizations that recruit forensic criminologists are railways, banks, forensic labs, armed force department, insurance companies etc.

Those who have relevant experience in the field of criminology can set up their own private detective agencies to perform operations. Criminologists can focus on different specialized areas related to crime such as robbery, murder, rape and other areas. The scope of forensic and criminology also stretch to finger print analysis, child abuse cases, drug abuse, microscopic tissue investigation, DNA analysis and anti-piracy.

Pay package: -

The salary of a forensic science expert may differ from one institution to other depending on the position  they are working in. Those professionals who are working in government sector will have a fixed salary and other benefits whereas the salary for a private detective may vary on the basis of the cases they are handling.

Medical Colleges for Forensics and Criminology in India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences (AJIMS), Mangalore was established in 2002 and is a brilliant, futuristic endeavor of the Laxmi Memorial Trust and is a premier educational organization. The college is affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,...

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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

New Delhi, Delhi, India

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi was established in 1956 as an autonomous institution through an Act of Parliament, to serve as a nucleus for nurturing excellence in all aspect of health care. The Institute was started with the objects to...

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All India Institute of Speech and Hearing

Mysore, Karnataka, India

All India Institute of Speech and Hearing (AIISH), Mysore was established in 1965. It is an autonomous institute fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The institute has been recognized as a center of excellence in the area...

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Amrita School of Medicine, Coimbatore

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita School of Medicine (ASM), Coimbatore was established in 2002 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma. The school offers the best education in an environment that supports the practice of new skills as well as an individual student's capacity to learn and...

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Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), Bangalore was established in 1955 as a private Medical college by Mysore Education Society. The Founders of this Society were Dr. R. Shivaram, Dr. Mekhri, Dr. B.K. Narayana Rao and Dr. B.V. Ramaswamy. In...

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BEA’s J.J.M. Medical College, Davanagere

Davangere, Karnataka, India

BEA’s Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), Davanagere was established in 1965. It is premiere institute of the association imparting Allopathic Medical Education leading to undergraduate, postgraduate degree and diploma courses. It is...

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Burdwan Medical College

Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Burdwan Medical College was established in 1969 by the University of Burdwan under the style Burdwan University Medical College. It was taken over by the Government of West Bengal in 1976 and renamed as Burdwan Medical College. Departments at Burdwan Medical...

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Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore was established in 1981 by Anandaa Social and Education Trust. The emblem of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Medical College, is a symbolic expression of compassion and sacred service to be adopted for the practice of modern medicine....

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Dr.S.N. Medical College & Hospital

Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Dr.S.N. Medical College & Hospital (SNMCH), Jodhpur was established in 1965. The college is affiliated to the Rajasthan University of Health Sciences. Dr. SN Medical College, which is located in Jodhpur (Rajasthan), is one of the prestigious medical colleges...

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G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur

Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

G.S.V.M. Medical College, Kanpur was established in 1955 and its foundation stone was laid down by hon'ble Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India. The College was known for its academic excellence world over, is named after late Shri Ganesh Shankar...

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