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B.Sc. (Hons) in Forensic Science
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights directs the member nations to create such conditions under which the ideals of free human beings, enjoying civil and political freedom from fear and want, can be achieved. The Constitution of India, through its various articles, strives to ensure security and safety of citizens in accordance with the principles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, crime is a violation of these principles. In a country like India, where majority of population is uneducated, social set up is heterogeneous, public-police relations are not very cordial, poverty is rampant and unemployment widespread, it is not surprising that crime rate is increasing exponentially.
If we have to create conditions conducive to harmonious development, we must mitigate the crime rate. This can best be achieved by relying on the support of forensic science system. Unfortunately, in our country, forensic science is not viewed as a core investigative skill in crime detection. In fact, there is a lack of understanding of the forensic process itself. It is for this reason that less than 10% of the police cases are, at present, being referred for forensic examination. Less than 5% are solved by the application of forensic science. The rest are solved by third degree method – a practice which the human rights organizations will not allow in days to come.
In majority of serious crime cases, hi-tech measures are being adopted by perpetrators of crime. The counter measures have to be more sophisticated to surpass them. This calls for strengthening the foundations of forensic science at national level. It is with this aim that we wish to initiate a B.Sc. (Hons) Course in Forensic Science.
The following are the objectives of this course.
OVERVIEW OF CURRICULUM
I. CORE COURSE
|Year||Semester||Paper No.||Title of Paper|
|FSHT-101||Introduction to Forensic Science|
|I||FSHT-102||Crime and Society|
|III||FSHT-302||Technological Methods in Forensic Science|
II. ELECTIVE COURSE
|A. Discipline Specific||B. Generic Elective/Interdisciplinary|
|Two each in Semester V and VI. To be chosen||One each in Semester I, II, III and IV.|
|from the following.||To be chosen from the following.|
|DSE-6:||Dissertation (in Semester VI only)||GE-6:||Computer Science|
III. ABILITY ENHANCEMENT COURSE
|1. Ability Enhancement Compulsory||2. Ability Enhancement Elective (Skill Based)|
|One each in Semester I and II.||One each in Semester III and IV. To be chosen from|
|AECC-1: Environmental Science||the following.|
|AECC-2: English/MIL Communication||AEEC-1: Introduction to Biometry|
|AEEC-2: Handwriting Identification and Recognition|
|AEEC-3: Forensic Science and Society|