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

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Mangalore, Karnataka, India

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AJIMSRC), Mangalore was established in 2002 under the aegis of Laxmi Memorial Education Trust. The institute has been accredited by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals &...

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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...

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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...

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Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences

Eluru , Andhra Pradesh, India

Alluri Sitaramaraju Academy of Medical Sciences (ASRAM), Godavari was established in 1999, as a non profit society and is named after the famous patriot Alluri Sitaramaraju. The Medical College was started with b achelor of Medicine,...

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Amrita Institute of Medical Science

Kochi, Kerala, India

Amrita Institute of Medical Science (AIMS), Kochi was established in 1998. AIMS is part of the Health Sciences campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). AIMS brings together a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and...

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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...

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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University (AVVU), Coimbatore was established in 1994 as a School of Engineering ans later it became a University in 2003 under the aegis of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The University is a multi-campus,...

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Aryabhatta Knowledge University

Patna, Bihar, India

Aryabhatta Knowledge University (AKU), Patna was established in 2008 by Government of Bihar for the development and management of educational infrastructure related to technical, medical, management and allied professional education in...

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Assam Medical College

Dibrugarh, Assam, India

Assam Medical College (AMC), Dibrugarh was established in 1947, is one of the premier and oldest medical institutes of the NE region of India. The college is affiliated to Srimanta Sankaradeva University of Health Sciences &...

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B.J. Medical College

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

B.J. Medical College (BJMC), Ahmedabad was established in 1871 as the Ahmedabad Medical School and it became affiliated with the Civil Hospital in the city of Ahmedabad. In 1879, the school was renamed as B. J. Medical School. The...

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