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What is Forensic Science?

A highly interdisciplinary subject, Forensic Science applies the knowledge of science to the definition and enforcement of laws. It is also referred to as criminalistics, where physical evidence produced by criminal activity is collected, analysed and interpreted. Often considered a branch of law enforcement, Forensic Science is not really a part of law enforcement but involves various scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry and physics.

However, Forensic Science does play a crucial role in criminal and civil law. The prime objectives of a forensic scientist are to examine the presented physical evidence, generate results and testify in a court of law for the same. Also, accurate laboratory testing is vital to monitor compliance with laws. 

A degree in Forensic Science trains students on how to collect, store, and analyse all types of evidence. The course offers extensive practical training with equal emphasis on the theoretical part, which teaches various investigation principles, tools and techniques employed during a criminal investigation.


Forensic Science has a vast scope across different sectors, which include both private and public sectors. Forensic Scientists are eligible to pursue professional opportunities across the globe as their services are required almost everywhere. Also, it makes you eligible to initiate your own forensic practice or a forensic service office.

Some of the job roles of a Forensic Scientist are: 

  • Research Scientist 
  • Forensic Expert
  • Research Analyst 
  • Research Consultant 
  • Subject Matter Experts 

Some of the many industries that hire Forensic Scientists:

  • Hospitals, Forensic Laboratories or Medical start-ups
  • Research Institutions
  • Government agencies like CBI, etc.
  • Private Agencies 
  • Bank or Insurance Agencies
  • Defence or Army
  • Narcotics Department or Investigation Agencies

Forensic Science at Chandigarh University 

Ranked among the best Forensic Science College in Punjab, CU’s University Institute of Applied Health Sciences (UIAHS) offers a postgraduate program in Forensic Science. The postgraduate degree at Chandigarh University imparts an industry-aligned curriculum that is on par with Top Universities across the world. CU’s Forensic Science Program, with a flexible choice based credit system, is an exclusive, research-based and application-focused program, which facilitates your exposure to cutting edge technologies requisite in this thriving profession. 

Promoting the use of modern legal theories, CU’s M.Sc. Forensic Science program focuses on the real-world application of theoretical knowledge. Some of the highlights of M.Sc. Forensic Science at Chandigarh University are: 

  • Real-time Exposure via visits to State & Central Laboratories
  • Mandatory Training in Government approved labs namely CFSL Chandigarh, FSL Shimla, RFSL Mandi, FSL Dharamshala, CBI CFSL New Delhi and more
  • Mentorship by Professionally Trained Faculty & Industry Experts via the use of Latest Teaching Aids and Live Projects
  • Technology-enabled ecosystem
  • Industry-sponsored Laboratories 
  • NAAC A+ & QS Ranked University 
  • Premium Placements and internship opportunities 
  • Study Abroad & Program Exchange opportunities
  • Education Loan, Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • 383 international tie-ups 

How to apply?

The application process for M.Sc. Forensic Science at Chandigarh University is easy and convenient. The Chandigarh University Common Entrance Test (CUCET) is mandatory for admission to various programs for admission, however, it also provides an applicant with the opportunity to avail of up to 100% merit-based scholarship. Follow the following steps to apply: 



Login to and Sign up or Register with your basic details (which include your Name, Email ID, Mobile No., State, Gender and Password). Once you’ve registered, your Email ID will act as your Username for the portal while the password will be set by you upon registration. After successful registration, you will receive a confirmation message on your registered contact number and Email.


Complete your CUCET profile after registration and choose the date for your CUCET examination as per your convenience and preference.


You become eligible for admission into Chandigarh University after clearing the CUCET examination. Following your attempt at CUCET, the result will shortly be intimated, based on which you can submit your application for admission and avail merit-based scholarship.

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