गुरु घासीदास विश्‍वविद्यालय, बिलासपुर

Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur

A Central University established by the Central University Act 2009 No. 25 of 2009
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About Department of Forensic Science

The random and inexplicable nature of today's crime require a new approach to deal with it and provide factual assistance to the criminal justice system. A proper approach towards crime detection and its prevention can be offered by the study of different aspects of Forensic Science. It is a multidisciplinary field which not only uses scientific methods but also involves study of current crime trends, technology related crimes, human psychology and thorough study of law. The main objective of the Department is to create students more skilled and capable to deal with the actual crime scenarios. To develop high level reasoning skills in order to put different elements of crime together and provide a conclusive opinion in criminal justice system. Different courses provided by the Forensic Science Department will generate trained expertise in various agencies related to crime detection such as Police investigation, State and Central Forensic Laboratories, mass communication and journalism, various private laboratories and detective agencies. The curriculum provides the educational standards that meet global standards in the field of Forensic Science.

The department is having 04 regular teaching faculties and 06 Ad-hoc faculties in the capacity of Assistant Professors. The reputation of any academic institute is confined to the qualities of its faculties, the department is bigheaded to have highly qualified and acclaimed faculty members.

Presently the department is running 3 years B.Sc. (Hon's) in Forensic Science and 2 years M.Sc. in Forensic Science. The department offers specialization in Forensic Biology & Serology including DNA Forensics Forensic Medicine, Chemistry and Toxicology Questioned Documents &Fingerprint Examination Cyber Forensics.

OVERVIEW

Established in 2012 as an independent department under School of Life Sciences, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (C.G.).

First and the only independent department in Chhattisgarh.

OUR MISSION

To produce forensic scientists / experts of international repute having excellent analytical and critical thinking along with the spirit to work in a team and ethical behaviour who can serve the Nation tirelessly for the welfare of mankind.

MODULE

The subject is designed to introduce the concepts, disciplines and principles of the forensic sciences in their application to modern forensics. Topics include the history of forensic science, an overview of the commonly utilized scientific disciplines (e.g. forensic biology, odontology, anthropology, toxicology, chemistry, psychology, document examination, ballistics, computer forensic, Voice, image & video analysis and crime scene management etc.), the use and implications of forensic databases, ethical issues and legislation, the skills involved in scientific analysis (observation, interpretation, record keeping, report writing, expert testimony), accreditation procedures and quality assurance.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

There is enough scope for career growth in government and Private Sector in India and abroad. The main employment generating areas of students of forensic sciences in government sector are Law enforcing agenesis such as NIA (National Investigation Agency), CBI (Center Bureau of Investigation), IB (Intelligence Bureau), central/state police departments, CFSL (Centre Forensic Science Laboratory), SFSL (State Forensic Science Laboratory), Hospitals, Banks, Universities Defence/Army, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Department, judicial services, forest and wild life departments etc; and in the private, sectors are security agencies, Banks, multinationals, Detective Agencies, Media, Insurance Companies consultants in industry &free-lance consultants/private practitioner, Law Firms and Hospitals etc.

In addition to the above medical examiner, crime laboratory analyst, Fraud Examiner, Environment Analyst, crime scene examiners, Forensic Psychologist, Genetics Experts, forensic engineers are the job prospects in abroad. Forensic scientists also work for making psychological profiles of offenders by analysing the crime scene and the crimes committed.

OBJECTIVE

To uphold the law and legal or justice system by providing proper Forensic knowledge for crime scene investigations.

MISSION

  • To provide High Quality Education in the field of Forensic Science.

  • To provide education and practical experiences through training, research and project works

  • To develop communication skills in students for discussing their laboratory findings and also to present an expert opinion in the court of law.

  • To develop the importance of ethical behaviour and professionalism among students in Forensic Science Community.

  • To provide hands�ontraining in Forensic laboratories with respect to examination and analysis of evidences.

  • To develop anunderstanding of importance of interaction between law enforcement, Science and legal professions.

  • To carry out research and development in forensic science, crime scene investigation and digital and cyber forensics.

VISION

  • To provide Forensic Experts in country and Worldwide.

  • To contribute in nation�s development by generating trained manpower and experts in the field of Forensic science.

  • To provide excellent knowledge and learning techniques with a view to develop Globally Competentstudents.

  • To provide various methods and approach to prevent Crime in society.

Thrust Areas In Research

Research thrust areas as recognized by major funding agencies are::

  • Forensic Biology & Serology including DNA Forensics

  • Forensic Medicine, Chemistry and Toxicology

  • Questioned Documents &Fingerprint Examination

  • Cyber Forensics

STUDENT PLACEMENTS

Our students have been recruited at various Places:

  • Research Assistant, CFSL, Guwahati- 01

  • Research Assistant, CFSL, Bhopal- 01

  • Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS), Delhi NCR- 10

  • Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions, Rajmundry (A.P.): 01

UGC-NET Qualified students:

No. student qualified UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): 01

No. of students qualified UGC-NET Lectureship: 07

SEMINARS/CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP ORGANIZED:

  1. Skill Development Workshop on "Cyber Crime and its Prevention" Jointly organized by Department of Forensic Science & Skill Development Cell Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur (C.G.) September 12- 13th, 2017.

  2. Five Day Skill Development Workshop on Basic Techniques and Concepts in Forensic Science Jointly Organized by Department of Forensic Science & Skill Development Cell, GGV, Bilaspur (C.G.) January 30th- February 3rd, 2018.

  3. One Day National Seminar on "Integrating Forensic Science and Society for Awareness against Crime" (IFSSAC- 2018) sponsored by CCOST, Raipur (C.G.) September 18th, 2018.

  4. One Day Workshop on Interview Skills and Stress Management Jointly Organized by Skill Development Cell & Department of Forensic Science, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), India February 7th, 2019.

FUTURE PLANS:

  • To attract and groom young talent for serving the country as forensic scientist.

  • Strengthen infrastructural facilities in the form of more teaching staff and analytical facilities to have more research projects.

  • To provide platform for creating entrepreneurship facilities to students.

  • To avail more job opportunities to students in State, National and International levels.

Important Link

S.No.TitleFile
1 M.Sc Forensic Science Syllabus Programme objectives
2 B.Sc Forensic Science Science Syllabus Programme objectives
3 Courses Offered by the Department
4 Department achievements
5 Faculty Achievements At a Glance
6 Various Activities of the Department (Session 2016-17 & 2017-18)
7 Department Profile
8 Department Profile as on 20.11.19
9 BOS on 15.10.2015
10 BOS 0n 26.06.2018
11 BOS on 07.09.2018