Programme Details

Master of Science Forensic Science

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From : 01-Aug-2022
  • Open Until : 07-Aug-2022

Programme Overview:
The courses in Forensic Science  explores the collection, analysis and interpretation of scientific evidence, in an integrated approach, with plenty of field studies. This exciting area of science is delivered with expertise from forensic faculty and practitioners.It gives understanding of the major branches of science including anthropology, biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, medical sciences and psychology. It will develop key laboratory skills, and learn to give detailed scientific explanations for the theory and practices used in modern forensic science. The programme gives an overview of types of forensic evidence, such as skeletal remains, insects, drugs, toxicology and poisons. IT. It will explain the DNA and human identification techniques, crime-scene processing, counterfeits and forgeries and the application of analytical techniques to the analysis of evidence. The students will be introduced to criminal law, and police administration. The course provides with the opportunity to study analysis of body fluids, drugs, fibres, fire investigation and ballistics and advanced analytical techniques or Forensic investigations.

Programme Objective:

  • Make students familiar with the field of forensic science which includes investigating a crime by applying forensic science principles.
  • Enhance knowledge, in depth understanding and application of forensic science, policing and criminal investigation by teaching and research.
  • Develop critical and analytical subject specific skills involving the principles, practices and techniques of specific field.
  • Develop competence in research methods and presentation of information.
  • Develop skills in forensic identification, forensic problem solving either independently or as a team member.
  • Keep abreast with all recent developments and emerging trends in Forensic science, Ethics and the law.

Programme Outcome:

  • Understand application of Forensic Science, Photography and Crime Scene Management
  • Techniques of Forensic Physics, Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Study Forensic Dermatoglyphics and other impressions.
  • All program outcomes are helpful in forensic identification with reference to various crimes.

Placement Potential:

The scope of forensic science study is vast. The students can get jobs in various governments and private sectors. The study will improve the skills and knowledge. After completing the degree, they can open their own own forensic practice and forensic service offices. They also may employ in Forensic Laboratories, Detective Offices, Banks and other Govt. and private agencies. There are endless opportunities in this field because of unlimited crimes in the world is happening. So, the job opportunities in the field of forensic science are also endless. They can get a job in everywhere in India or in overseas.  Once they have done the master degree successfully, then they can go for a Doctoral Degree course in Forensic Sciences.

Programme Relevance/ Demand:
Due to increase in crime rate and criminals, the scope of Forensic Science is increased exponentially. There are lots of job opportunities in the field of Forensic Science. The need of forensic scientists is huge all around the world, especially in India.

Some of the forensic scientists visit the crime scene to collect the evidence themselves and another one work in a forensic laboratory to perform analysis on objects.

In the forensic laboratory, they testify as expert observers in both criminal and civil cases and can work for either the defense or the prosecution.

Departmental Competence:  
Department is already offering elective courses and open elective courses in the field of Forensic science in the present curriculum of Botany and Zoology and there are more demand for these electives by the students.

Duration in Years:     2    No. of Semesters/Trimesters: 4 semesters

Candidates falling under any of the below mentioned categories must apply under the International Student Category: 
1. Foreign citizens,
2. PIO card holders and
3. OCI (Dual Citizens)

International students coming from Non-English speaking countries should:
a) produce evidence of passing the qualifying examination in English medium or
b) have IELTS 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5 or TOEFL (paper) 550, TOEFL (computer) of 213 or TOEFL (IBT) of 79 scores

Candidates without the above pre-qualifications will have to enroll either for
a) Intensive Certificate course in English Language (Full Time) conducted from March to May each year or
b) One Semester Certificate course in English Language (Part Time) conducted after regular class hours from June to December.

Note: The International Student category fee structure is binding for the full duration of the programme and cannot be transferred /changed in between.

Candidates from the above listed categories having pursued Indian Educational qualification and who may have applied under the Indian States Category will have to pay the International Student Category Fee. The decision of the Admission committee is final.
Candidates seeking admission through International Student category (Foreign Nationals/PIO/OCI) will have a separate application process, with the following options to apply for any programme at Christ University.
a) Direct mode Application
b) Online Application form

Email ID for any clarifications:

For other details:

Students who fall under any of the following classifications, at the time of application may apply under NRI Student category and be liable to pay the fees applicable to the category for the entire duration of the course.

1. NRI defined under the Indian Income Tax Law
2. Either of the parents is outside India (except Nepal) on Work Permit / Resident Permit.
3. Indian citizen financed by any Institution /  agency outside India, even if parents are Residents of India.
4. Indian Citizen who has pursued studies for qualifying examination in any foreign / Indian syllabus outside India.
5. Indian citizen pursued studies for qualifying examination in foreign syllabi in India.

Note: If only condition 5 is satisfied, and not conditions 1 to 4 above,NRI student category fee will be applicable only for the first year.

For email queries:

Applicants may apply for the programme from 8 December 2021 when applications will be available online on the University website till the date applications will officially close.

Applications for each programme will close approximately a week before the scheduled selection process.

All applicants must visit the page: and register by entering NAME (as printed on Class 10 Marks Card), EMAIL-ID and set a password.  (The email id and mobile number provided will be used for sending confirmation and application status-update messages). An applicant can apply for as many programmes using the same ID as long as the prescribed eligibility criteria for the specific programme is fulfilled.

Applicants must have the following documents prior to fill the application online:

a) Copy of statement of marks of Class 10, Class 12 and Degree Marks Cards (whichever is available years/semesters marks card) (Mandatory).

b) Fill-in all the details in the “detailed application” page. Scan and upload recent passport size photograph (3.5 cms x 4.5 cms formal dress with white background) and click “Submit”. On clicking Submit, a viewable and editable page will appear on screen. In case you need to make any corrections; you may edit the data/details and then click “Confirm Submission”.

c) Make payment using card and after successful payment click on submit. A 9 (Nine) digit Application number will be generated. If unable to print the application form due to system/power/internet failure, logon to, under the “Application Status” page enter the registered Email-ID and password to view and print the application form. (After payment if you do not receive the 9 (Nine) digit application number, then your application process is incomplete and payment will go in for refund process. The refund will take about 15 days and must be checked with your bank).


Candidates falling under any of these categories (PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) must send the required supporting documents (Copy of Passport, Copy of PIO / OCI card whichever is applicable and Copy of Class 10, Class 12 and Undergraduate Degree Marks Card (if result awaited, marks card till the last semester/year) in an A4 size Envelope ONLY through Registered Post / Courier to: The Co-ordinator, Office of International Affairs, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, India, Phone: +91 80 4012 9439

All other candidates will have to carry the application printout, original documents and a set of photocopies to the selection process on the allotted date, time and venue mentioned on the selection process admit card.

  • All applicants must make note of the username and password, application number, programme applied for, selection process date and city for all further purposes.
  • All travel arrangements if necessary have to be made in advance.
  • The Important Dates section must be referred to prior to filling the application. Or candidates can choose the selection process dates while filling the application online.
  • No request for change of date/city will be entertained.
  • Application printout along with a set of photocopies of class X, XII, Undergraduate degree marks cards, Provisional/Degree certificate must be submitted during the selection process.
  • Applicants applying while in their final year of undergraduate degree must carry the marks card upto the previous semester/year.
  • Original marks cards/provisional/degree certificate and ID proof will be verified during the selection process.

Office of Admissions will communicate with the applicant only through university website under the link “Application Status” or click the link:

Selection process results will be available on Selected candidates will receive an E-Offer of admission. The offer will be valid upto the date mentioned in the Offer of admission.

All selected candidates must note that admission is provisional and subject to University rules.

Selected candidates must download the offer of admission on ‘Application Status’ link on the University website.


To process admission

1. Candidates must choose the preferred date and time from available options to facilitate smooth admission process.

2. Admission must be processed at the campus where the programme is offered as published in the offer of admission.

3. As per UGC guidelines, fee payment has to be made through online mode.

4. Payment options and details will be available in the Offer of admission.

5. Fees for first year including Admission Registration fee must be paid in full as part of the admission process.

All original marks cards and one set of photocopies must be submitted for verification at the time of admission as mentioned below

1. Copy of E-Admission card (Mandatory).
2. Copies of the NEFT / Online Payment Receipt (Mandatory).
3. Statement of Marks: Class 10, Class 12 (Mandatory).
4. Undergraduate Degree Marks Card (if result awaited, marks card till the last semester/year) (Mandatory).
5. Provisional degree certificate, if the candidate has completed/graduated before June 2022 (Mandatory).
6. Degree certificate (Convocation Certificate), if candidate has graduated before November 2022 (Mandatory).
7. Transfer Certificate (TC) of undergraduate/postgraduate degree from the last qualified institution (Mandatory) must be submitted by 20 August 2022.
8. Migration Certificate of undergraduate degree from qualifying University (applicable for all candidates except those studying in Karnataka) (Mandatory) must be submitted by 20 August 2022.
9. Students pursuing their final year must bring the statement of marks up to the previous semester / year (Mandatory).

10. Candidates falling under any of these categories (NRI / PIO / OCI / SAARC / AFRICA / ASEAN / OTHER FOREIGN NATIONALS) should submit
      a] Copy of Passport and Visa Details (Mandatory).
      b] Candidates applying under PIO or OCI have to produce the copy of PIO or OCI card whichever is applicable (Mandatory).
      c] Medical Fitness Certificate (MFC) from any recognized medical practitioner certified by the Medical Council of India and
      d] Resident Permit (RP) (If available while applying)
11. 1 passport size and 1 stamp size photographs (Mandatory).
12. A valid photo ID in original (Aadhar Card/Passport/PAN Card/Driving License/Electoral ID)(Mandatory).
13. Work experience, work related documents such as joining letter/experience letter and latest salary slip (If required for the programme).

All mandatory documents must be submitted for verification during the admission process.

An undertaking for pending original documents unavailable currently [applicable only for candidates writing / passing their exam in March – June - 2022], must be submitted to the Office of Admissions. These documents must be submitted on or before 20 August, 2022.

Failure to submit the pending documents will be treated as unsuccessful in the qualifying examination or considered “Not Eligible” and admission will be terminated from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) without any claim.

All admitted students must open an account at South Indian Bank, CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Branch as part of the admission process and must carry relevant ID proof (Aadhar Card and Pan Card).

The University ID card is a smart card, which is both an ID cum ATM card with a chip containing the student personal details. All transactions within the University campus after commencement of classes, including fee payment will be processed only through this card. It is also an access card for Library and other restricted places.

Selected candidates who fall under International student category (ISC) should register with the Foreigner Regional Registration Officer (FRRO / FRO) of the Local Police in Bengaluru, India within 14 working days from the date of admission or arriving in Bengaluru.

The date of commencement of the academic Year 2022 will be intimated during the admission process.

Please Note:

   I) The University does not collect any type of capitation / donation other than the fees mentioned in the website.

  II) All those admitted to the programme will have to purchase a laptop at their own cost, if required by the department.

 III) Admitted students who wish to avail bank loan will be provided a recommendation letter on request by presenting the original fee paid receipt to the Office of Admissions.

IV) The decision of the admission committee is final and binding.

Candidates who have completed their undergraduate degree in any branches of Science with 50 % aggregate marks and 50% of marks in the cognate subject from any recognised University in India or abroad recognised by UGC / AIU are eligible to apply.

Applicants who are in the final year of their studies and writing their final year in March-May 2022 should have secured 50% or above aggregate in all the Semesters / Years of Undergraduate Examinations conducted so far and 50% of marks in the cognate subject.


1. Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/ (Non-Refundable)
2. Programme fee as per the below table
# Karnataka
Other Indian States
Other Foreign Nationals
Time of Payment
100,000 INR
110,000 INR
180,000 INR
2,500 USD
3,000 USD
Within seven days of declaration of the Selection Process Result
100,000 INR
110,000 INR
180,000 INR
2,500 USD
3,000 USD
On or before March 15, 2023
# The fee for Karnataka domicile students, as indicated in the table, is the actual fee payable and excludes the scholarship amount.
It is to be noted that though the fee is fixed for two years, there may be a periodic nominal increase to meet the rise in costs.
1. NRI fee is applicable for the first year for candidates who have studied foreign syllabus (has to be approved by UGC / AIU) in the qualifying examination of study in India. (The above condition is not applicable to NRI and candidates applied under NRI Category).
(The above condition is not applicable to NRI and candidates applied under NRI Category).
2. NRI fee is applicable for the full duration of the Programme for candidates who;
    2.1. Have pursued and completed their last qualifying exam from outside India.
    2.2. Are NRI and candidates who have applied under the NRI category.
3. To claim the Indian / Karnataka category fee, the candidates should have studied last 7 years in India / Karnataka. (Not applicable for OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals).
4. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if applicable.
5. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through the following option:
  • Payment can be made through Net banking / NEFT / RTGS
  • Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee admission.

For the Online Application form, click the below link:





Entrance Test (ET)

CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Entrance Test

Refer Entrance Test Details page for more information

For Test, Pattern of 2021 CLICK HERE

As per

E Admit Card


Micro Presentation (MP)


Personal Interview (PI)

MP – Candidate should be able to talk for 90seconds on a topic given by the panel.

Duration: 10 minutes

As per

E Admit Card


Academic Performance

After filling the application online upload scanned copies of class 10,12 and Undergraduate Degree marks card (Semester/Year/Consolidated marks card issued by the college/university) under the document upload option in the application status login page.
The office of admissions will verify the marks cards.
*Applications with no marks cards or unclear scanned copies will be rejected and termed as Not Eligible.

E-Admit card will be generated two days prior to the date opted while filling the application online.

Important Instructions
  • Read all Important Links (Eligibility, Documents requirements etc) thoroughly.
  • The date and time for the selection process are auto-generated by the system. Therefore, any request for changes will not be entertained.
  • A Selection Process invite will be sent to your registered email id, ONE day before the MP/PI selection process.
  • Candidates failing to appear for the selection process at the stipulated date and time will be considered as “Not Selected”.
  • Candidates must show the original Government recognized photo identity card (Aadhar card/Passport/Voter ID/Recent College ID card) for attending the online selection process, failing which the application will be considered as “Not Selected”.
  • All original Class 10, 12, Undergraduate Degree Marks Card (Students pursuing their final year must have the statement of marks up to the previous semester/year) should be available for verification during the selection process.
  • It is recommended to login atleast 15 minutes before the scheduled time to avoid any last-minute technical glitches.
  • Impersonation or any suspicious behaviour (prompting by a third person or accessing notes/gadgets) will be treated as malpractice and the application will be termed as “Not Selected”.
  • The responsibility of satisfying the eligibility criteria for admission rests with the student/candidate. The issue of the E-Admit Card for the selection process does not imply that the eligibility criteria are satisfied.



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