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Hi! Can I know the process of becoming a forensic scientist IN INDIA?

I wanted to know what should be done after 12th grade if I want to pursue Forensic Science. What is the whole process? What are some good colleges? How many years will it take? What are its job requirements?
Note- I want to know how it works in INDIA
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Kinnari’s Answer

You need to have any of below degree to pursue career in Forensic Science:
1. Undergraduate Course (3 years):- B.Sc. in Forensic Science.
2. Post Graduate Courses (2 years):- M.Sc. in Forensic Science or PG Diploma in Forensic Science.
3. Doctoral Course (3 years):- Ph.D. in Forensic Science or M.Phill. in Forensic Science.

Top Forensic Science Colleges in India
1. FS Indian Education Department, Pune
2. Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
3. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
4. Department of Forensic Sciences (Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University), Agra
5. Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai
6. Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science (LNJN NICFS), New Delhi
7. Institute of Forensic Sciences (Gujarat Forensic Sciences University), Gandhi Nagar
8. Centre for Cyber Forensics and Information Security (University of Madras), Chennai
9. Government Institute of Forensic Science, Aurangabad
10. Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology, and Sciences (SHIATS), Allahabad
11. St. Xavier’s College (University of Mumbai), Mumbai
12. Bundelkhand University, UP
13. Indraprastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi
14. Dr. Hari Singh Gour University, Sagar
15. Institute of Forensic Science & Criminology (Panjab University), Chandigarh
16. Osmania University, Hyderabad
17. Amity University (Amity Institute of Forensic Sciences)

Below are some departments where you can apply for job:
1. Forensic Pathologists
2. Forensic Anthropologists
3. Clinical Forensic Medicine Experts
4. Forensic Serology Experts
5. Forensic Chemists
6. Forensic Linguists
7. Toxicologist
8. Forensic Expert/ Scientists

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Sruthi’s Answer

Hi Samyuktha! It's interesting to hear about your passion for becoming a forensic scientist! My advice for you is to try to approach some persons who are working as forensic scientists and know about their journey in college and finding a job. By doing this, you can understand the practical aspects of it. Since I'm a dentist I know a little information about forensic dentistry. For forensic dentistry, Gujarat university offers a master's degree which is a valuable one. If I remember correctly, you do have entrance exams for admission and should have a bachelor's degree in dental surgery.

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