Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science

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Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science is a 3-year undergraduate programme that focuses on the application of legal and civil laws to solve crimes. Forensic Science is a highly promising subject in the current scenario due to the increasing rate of crime and offers a wide range of job opportunities, including Investigative Officer, Legal Counselor, Forensic Expert, Forensic Scientist, Crime Scene Investigator, Teacher/Professor, Crime Reporter, Forensic Engineer, Law Consultant, and Handwriting Expert, etc.

  • To become a distinguished centre of excellence, which will always work to create a peaceful and crime-free society
  • To provide need-based proper quality Forensic education and training to Students and present allied professionals working for Assam State in the field of Forensic Science.
  • To aspire to become a center of excellence for Forensic education, research, and Training to make the crime investigation process more efficiently which will strengthen the judicial system.

  • Advance with the concept, types, and causes of crime and investigative techniques.
  • Develop critical and analytical subject-specific skills involving the principles, practices and techniques of specific fields between the students.
  • Emphasize the importance of scientific methods in crime detection by enhancing knowledge, in-depth understanding, and application of forensic science, policing and criminal investigation by teaching and research.
  • Develop competence in research methods and presentation of information.
  • Develop skills as such forensic identification, forensic problem solving either independently or as a team member.

  • Develop an understanding of the application of Forensic Science, Photography, and Crime Scene Management, Evidence collection and Preservation, and chain of custody.
  • Gain knowledge on techniques of Forensic Physics, Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Biology, Serology, DNA profiling, Cyber Forensics, Drugs & Poison analysis, Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology.
  • Develop an understanding and application of the scientific methods in crime investigation to help in delivering immediate justice.

Curriculum Details

Year wise Course Details

Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

This course introduces the students to a comprehensive concept and introduction about the Forensic Science.

Course Outcomes

  • Impart knowledge of the significance of forensic science to human society.
  • Impart knowledge of the fundamental principles and functions of forensic science.
  • Impart knowledge of the divisions in a forensic science laboratory.

Course Overview

This course will help you understand a comprehensive concept and introduction about the utilization of psychology in Forensic Science.

Course Outcomes

  • Acquire knowledge in the overview of forensic psychology and its applications.
  • Acquire knowledge of the legal aspects of forensic psychology.
  • Acquire knowledge of the significance of criminal profiling.

Course Overview

This course will help the students to have a comprehensive concept and introduction about the application of biological knowledge in Forensic Science.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduce the students to the animal kingdom.
  • Acquire knowledge to make students familiar with the basic unit of life.
  • Acquire knowledge to know about the process of reproduction.

Course Overview

This course will help the students to have a comprehensive concept and introduction about the application of physics in Forensic Science.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn about the fundamentals of Physics including Newton’s Law of Motion, elasticity, and fluid dynamics.
  • Acquire knowledge to study Kinetic Energy, work and Rotation, waves and sound characteristics of laser and fiber Optics.
  • Implementation of the fundamental physics and interpretation of various parameters in the various case studies of forensic investigation.

Course Overview

The purpose of the course is to enhance the performance of students in the field of listening, speaking, reading, and writing with the necessary knowledge and practice of grammar, vocabulary, and phonetics. This will eventually lead to the usage of successful language skills.

Course Outcomes

  • Enable the students to develop their speaking and writing skills.
  • Acquire communication skills that will help them express themselves informal and in formal situations.
  • Acquire knowledge to generate simple sentences containing learned vocabulary and using appropriate grammatical structures.

Course Overview

This course focuses on learning to communicate effectively, develop leadership skills and confidence, and be exposed to different perspectives that challenge their thoughts and views on the world which all ultimately add to the development of their self-identity.

Course Outcomes

  • Plan and organise volunteer placements
  • Apply knowledge of community service organisations and associated activities, social issues and social justice through engaging with public.
  • Apply understanding and appreciation of the value of contributing to the welfare of others in local, regional, national and/or international communities

Course Overview

Extracurricular activities are programs that are not part of the regular school curriculum and are structured around an activity, goal, or purpose. Also known as extra-academic activities, extracurricular activities include sports, student government, community service, employment, arts, hobbies, and educational clubs. Extracurricular activities all complement an academic curriculum.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to plan and make meaningful contributions, maintain a commitment, and manage their time and priorities.
  • Transform passionate students who demonstrate leadership and pursue interests beyond their academics.
  • Learn to participate in various co-curricular activities leading to their multifaceted personality development.
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The paper Criminal law is all about the studies of classification of crime, Fundamental of criminal laws, constitutional hierarchy of courts, CrPC, IPC, IEA, Fundamental rights, environmental and socio- economical laws.

Course Outcomes

  • Difference categories of offences and basics of criminal law, hierarchy of courts in India.
  • The criminal procedure court with reference to the cognizable- non-cognizable, bailable and non bailable offences.
  • Indian Penal Code- Offences against Person, Offences against property and POCSO.

Course Overview

The paper Crime and Society is all about the studies of Crime and its basic theories, classification of crime, criminal behavior & its types, different crime detection units of different areas, Components, its types, charges and s of criminal justice system.

Course Outcomes

  • Fundamental theories of crime and modus operandi & it’s use in criminal profiling
  • Element, nature, causes and consequences of crime and its prevention
  • Criminal behavior and theories of criminal behavior

Course Overview

Forensic Botany gives students the knowledge of basics of Botany i.e., plant structure, anatomy, palynology etc., which can provide forensic evidences, as various plant species occur in the environment. The students also have to study about different types of woods, seeds, leaves, types of fibers, different poisonous plants as well as drug yielding plants during the course. The course also gives students knowledge about wild life, their protection, poaching and wild life protection acts.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn how morphology, anatomy, systematics, architecture etc. act as an evidence in legal cases to resolve criminal issues.
  • Understand types of woods, timbers, seeds, fibers of plants which have also act as forensic evidence.
  • Understand about the poisonous plants and toxins produced by these plants which are of forensic significance, providing evidence in suicidal, criminal and other criminal offences.

Course Overview

The Forensic Chemistry course will enable the students studying B. Sc in Forensic Science to build the basic foundation of the Periodic Table and Periodicity, along with the strong knowledge of Chemical Bonding and Structure of molecules using hybridization, bonding theories and the VSEPR Theory. The course will further help the students to have a clear and solid understanding of organic intermediates, reactions and mechanisms. Besides, the knowledge of gaseous state and the Gas laws, Kinetic Theory of Gases and the differences between Ideal and Real Gases will be enriching the students to apply these concepts in upcoming semesters accordingly.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the concepts of chemical bonding by using various theories, periodic properties like Atomic and Ionic size, Ionization Energy, Electron Affinity, Electronegativity of elements that are present in the periodic table.
  • Understand the concept of different types of hybridization and to distinguish the various chemical bonding theories for drawing the orbital diagrams of different types of molecules.
  • Utilization of the concept of hybridization in the understanding of the formation and properties of organic compounds. Recall the naming, preparation and chemical reactions of hydrocarbons.
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Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The paper Forensic Dermatoglyphics is all about the studies of different types of fingerprints, foot print, palm print, lip print and their classification, casting, preservation and analysis.

Course Outcomes

  • History and Fundamentals of Fingerprint and analysis
  • Fingerprint patterns, minutiae, different ways of fingerprint demanding, Ridge tracing & counting, Types of Fingerprints found at a crime scene.
  • Classification & categorization of fingerprint in Records, AFIS, Significance of poroscopy and edgeoscopy, Ten digit and single digit classification.

Course Overview

The paper Technological methods in Forensic Science is all about the studies of Instruments, their instruments and working function, how they are being used in crime investigation.

Course Outcomes

  • Different chromatography techniques and their forensic application.
  • All types of Spectroscopy instrumentation and their use in crim investigation
  • All types of Microscopy instrumentation and their use in crim investigation.

Course Overview

The criminalistic is all about the studies of crime scene processing, investigation and evidence collection and preservation techniques.

Course Outcomes

  • Types of crime scenes and searching, Securing and isolating methods, Legal considerations & Documentation at crime scenes.
  • Classification evidences and their collection preservation and documentation at crime scene.
  • Duties and responsibilities of First responding officer, forensic personnel and police at scene of crime.

Course Overview

The Biometry is all about the studies of Biometric instruments, working and their uses.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduction, classification and aspects of Biometry.
  • Types of Biometry, Process of use, and types of biometry uses for performance tracing, Biometry vs. traditional technologies.
  • Physiological Biometrics Fingerprints, palm prints, iris, retina, geometry of hand and face
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The QDHI is all about the studies of different types of forgeries and their detection in documents and Handwriting & signature forgeries.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduction, to QD- Definition, Types, Preliminary examination and Basic tools regarding the field. Instruments used in Questioned Documents Examination.
  • Comparison of documents by the age of ink, variations, divergences and characteristic of handwriting. Standards of comparison of different types of documents
  • Different types of Forgeries and forged documents. Handwriting identification in terms of characteristics, and different factors of handwriting.

Course Overview

The Drugs and Narcotics is all about the studies of drugs, their effects and examination. Also, analysis of illicit liquor, Bribe trap and explosive materials.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduction to drugs, categories, Indian scenario of drug abuse, Types of drugs used in different fields, Bribe trap case, illicit liquors arson and explosive examination.
  • Therapeutic drug monitoring in terms of Concentration, composition, Assess, Use and Analysis.
  • Classification of drugs by means of effect

Course Overview

This aper is about various Properties, Importance in crime investigation and Physical evidence on various types of Crime Scene

Course Outcomes

  • Fundamentals of Physical Evidence & their types, Properties, Collection and preservation protocols.
  • Different types of evidences found on different types of crime scene and their searching method.
  • Fundamental rights of as such IPC, CrPC, IEA

Course Overview

This course targets to give students an insight about the different types of evidences used in forensic units and their principle & instrumentation.

Course Outcomes

  • Detailed study of following instruments with their instrumentation, principle and use of instruments used in DNA LABORATORY.
  • Detailed study of following instruments with their instrumentation, principle and use of instruments used inTOXICOLOGYLABORATORY.
  • Detailed study of following instruments with their instrumentation, principle and use of instruments used inBALLISTICS & PHOTOGRAPHY.
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Odd Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The Ballistic and Explosive is all about the studies mechanism working and effect of different fire arms.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduction to Ballistic- Need & Scope. History and development of Gun powder, Firearms, IED, GSR- its collection and analysis.
  • Classification of Firearm as per their type and mechanism. Different parts of bullets and firearms.
  • Detailed study of Internal Ballistics- Series of events takes place after firing inside the firearm.

Course Overview

The Toxicology is all about the studies drugs and poisons, their effect and analysis.

Course Outcomes

  • Introduction, History and Significance of Toxicological evidences and techniques used in analysis. Relationship between Doses, Lethal and Effective.
  • Fundamentals of Poison- Classification, Characteristics, Mode of action and symptoms. Types of poison deaths in India.
  • Collection Preservation Analysis and Identification of Poisons from different body fluids

Course Overview

The Cyber Forensic is all about the studies crime related to computer and internet, their types and series of investigation protocol.

Course Outcomes

  • Fundamentals of computer hardware and accessories and network connections & their uses.
  • Definition and types of Crime related to computer.
  • A brief idea about Malware and their effect. Categories of Crime involving computer and internet.

Course Overview

The Forensic Serology is all about the studies of body fluids and their composition, collection preservation analysis and forensic significance.

Course Outcomes

  • Blood- Composition, Function, Distinction between Human & animal Blood, Collection, Preservation and analysis of blood.
  • Identification, Classification, Documentation and Re construction of Blood stain pattern in a crime scene and its analysis.
  • Detailed study of semen its composition, analysis and forensic significance.

Course Overview

This course is subjected to increase the knowledge about crime scene documentation, its management and collection & preservation of evidences.

Course Outcomes

  • Basics of Crime scene
  • Concept, Protocol of Crime scene Management
  • Classification of evidences and their collection and preservation methods.
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Even Semester

Courses for this semester

Course Overview

The Anthropology is all about the studies skeletal remains, their examination and Forensic Significance.

Course Outcomes

  • Definition, Extent and Scope, Domains of Anthropology with the study nature, formation, and identification of human skeleton. bones and teeth.
  • Definition, History, Category and forensic significance of Somatoscopy.
  • Definition, History, Category and forensic significance of Somatometry.

Course Overview

The Forensic Medicine is all about the studies of Cause, Mechanism Mode and Manner of Death and changes in body with time to determine the reason and time of death.

Course Outcomes

  • Thanatology- Definition. Cause, Mechanism Mode and Manner of Death
  • Post-mortem changes with respect to time to estimate time since death.
  • Detailed study of types of Asphyxia death.

Course Overview

The DNA Forensic is all about the studies of fundamentals of DNA and its forensic usage.

Course Outcomes

  • History of DNA typing, Fundamental of Human Genetics and Laws associated with it.
  • Structure, Function, Isolation of DNA & RNA, Physiochemical property and factors affecting Tm, chemical reactions of DNA RNA.
  • Structure, Models and types of DNA
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