Programme Details

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forensic Science

  • Bangalore Central Campus
  • Open From : -
  • Open Until : -


•  PO1: Apply theoretical knowledge of principles and concepts of Forensic Science to practical problems. 
•  PO2: Develop approaches with a concern for accuracy and precision in significance to science and technology. 
•  PO3: Identify, formulate and solve scientific problems based on design, experiment, data interpretation and analysis of results 
•  PO4: Analyze various problems and methods to solve them for the benefits of society. 
•  PO5: Show ability in using modern tools for design and analysis. 
•  PO6: Work in teams on multi-disciplinary projects in research organizations and industries. 
•  PO7: Build up communication skills, both written and oral, to specialized and non-specialized audiences. 
•  PO8: Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
 

•  Make students familiar with the field of forensic science which includes investigating a crime by applying forensic science principles.
•  Enhance knowledge, deep 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 to scientific community.
•  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 laws.
 

Overview

 
 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forensic Science is an advanced research-oriented program that involves in the multidisciplinary field of applying scientific principles to legal investigations. The program aims to equip students with the expertise to address complex issues at the intersection of science and criminal justice. Forensic science encompasses various disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, and computer science, to analyze and interpret evidence in legal contexts. PhD candidates in Forensic Science engage in advanced coursework that covers forensic biology, forensic chemistry, forensic toxicology, criminalistics, and the legal aspects of forensic investigations. The program emphasizes both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, preparing students for

independent and impactful research in the field.Research topics within a PhD in Forensic Science may include DNA analysis, fingerprint identification, digital forensics, forensic anthropology, and forensic pathology. Students often collaborate with experienced faculty members and professionals in the field, contributing to ongoing advancements in forensic techniques and technologies. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are well-positioned for careers in academia, research institutions, crime laboratories, law enforcement agencies, and consulting firms. The multidisciplinary nature of the program equips individuals with the tools to address contemporary challenges in forensic science and make valuable contributions to the criminal justice system.

 

 

Why choose this course?

  • Offers opportunity to drive deep into cutting-edge research 

  • Equips individuals with expertise to contribute  to forensic techniques

  • Involves areas such as DNA analysis, crime scene investigation 

  • Involves in  development of tools & techniques that aid in crime prevention 

  • Providing expert opinions and testimony based on scientific analysis

  • Enhance professional credibility & open doors to leadership  

 

What you will learn?

 
  • Undertake a comprehensive exploration of advanced concepts & methodologies across various scientific disciplines
  • Delve into the intricacies of DNA analysis, fingerprinting, digital forensics, and other specialized areas
  • Strong emphasis on research, and students actively engage in designing and conducting original investigations
  • Involves advanced laboratory work, data analysis, and the application of sophisticated technologies commonly used in forensic examinations.
  • Collaborate with experienced faculty members on ongoing research projects, contributing to the advancement of forensic science
  • Explore connections between various scientific disciplines and their applications in real-world criminal investigations.
 

Modules

 
  • Coursework and literature review
  • Identify a specific research topic
  • Exploration of  scientific literature to understand the current state of knowledge in their chosen field.

Year 1

  • Formulate and refine research questions, hypotheses, and experimental approaches
  • Preparing work plans and designing protocols for the selected research project
  • Establishing a solid theoretical framework and research plan that will guide the subsequent years of the doctoral program.
 
 
  • Building a solid academic and research foundation in the research progress. 
  • Conduct research work according to the timeline
  • Prepare progress reports.

Year 2

  • Attend seminars, workshops, and conferences to enhance their understanding of current developments in their research area and related fields.
  • Contribute to research publications based on the PhD research
  • Additionally, students are required to finish RAC meetings.
 
 
  • Publication of research in peer-reviewed journals
  • Contributing to the broader scientific community
  • Finalizing the research and compiling all obtained data

Year 3

  • Participate in pre-synopsis, thesis submission, and thesis defense proceedings.
  • Present scholars work at conferences, showcasing findings and gaining valuable feedback from experts in the field
  • Presenting and defending scholars work before a committee of faculty members, demonstrating a deep understanding of the subject matter and the significance of their contributions to the field.
 
 

Career prospects

 
  • Academic Research and Teaching
  • Forensic Laboratory Director
  • Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Specialist
  • Forensic Consultant
  • Digital Forensics Specialist
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Criminologist
  • Detective
  • Computer-related Crime Investigator
  • Medico-Legal Investigator

•  PO1: Apply theoretical knowledge of principles and concepts of Forensic Science to practical problems. 
•  PO2: Develop approaches with a concern for accuracy and precision in significance to science and technology. 
•  PO3: Identify, formulate and solve scientific problems based on design, experiment, data interpretation and analysis of results 
•  PO4: Analyze various problems and methods to solve them for the benefits of society. 
•  PO5: Show ability in using modern tools for design and analysis. 
•  PO6: Work in teams on multi-disciplinary projects in research organizations and industries. 
•  PO7: Build up communication skills, both written and oral, to specialized and non-specialized audiences. 
•  PO8: Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
 

•  Make students familiar with the field of forensic science which includes investigating a crime by applying forensic science principles.
•  Enhance knowledge, deep 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 to scientific community.
•  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 laws.
 

For any queries at any given time during the application and admission process, you may contact us through the following Email ID’s:
 
Bangalore Central Campus
The Office of Admissions,
CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Hosur Road,
Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka, INDIA
Ph. No: +91 92430 80800
Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9400
 
Email IDs
Indian candidates: admissions@christuniversity.in
Bangalore Bannerghatta Road Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Hulimavu, Bannerghatta Road,
Bengaluru - 560 076, Karnataka, INDIA
 
Ph. No:  080 4655 1306
Email:
 admissions.bgr@christuniversity.in
Bangalore Kengeri Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Kanmanike, Kumbalgodu, Mysore Road,
Bengaluru - 560 074, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 80 4012 9800, 9802, 9820
Email:
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Bangalore Yeshwanthpur Campus
CHRIST (Deemed to be University)
Nagasandra, Near Tumkur Road,
Bengaluru 560 073, Karnataka, INDIA

Ph. No:  +91 97422 44407
Email: 
admissions.yeshwanthpur@christuniversity.in
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CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
Mariam Nagar, Meerut Road,
Delhi NCR Ghaziabad - 201003
 
Ph. No: 1800-123-3212
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CHRIST (Deemed to be University),
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PO Dasve Lavasa, Mulshi, Pune - 412112, Maharashtra
 
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Email:
 admission.lavasa@christuniversity.in
Between: Monday to Friday: 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Saturday: 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(Office remains closed on Sundays, Government Holidays and Any special events)

•  PO1: Apply theoretical knowledge of principles and concepts of Forensic Science to practical problems. 
•  PO2: Develop approaches with a concern for accuracy and precision in significance to science and technology. 
•  PO3: Identify, formulate and solve scientific problems based on design, experiment, data interpretation and analysis of results 
•  PO4: Analyze various problems and methods to solve them for the benefits of society. 
•  PO5: Show ability in using modern tools for design and analysis. 
•  PO6: Work in teams on multi-disciplinary projects in research organizations and industries. 
•  PO7: Build up communication skills, both written and oral, to specialized and non-specialized audiences. 
•  PO8: Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
 

•  Make students familiar with the field of forensic science which includes investigating a crime by applying forensic science principles.
•  Enhance knowledge, deep 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 to scientific community.
•  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 laws.
 

For Eligibility Criteria Click the link below:
 
 
Students who have completed their post-graduation from an international university must submit an equivalency certificate from the Association of Indian Universities (AIU).

•  PO1: Apply theoretical knowledge of principles and concepts of Forensic Science to practical problems. 
•  PO2: Develop approaches with a concern for accuracy and precision in significance to science and technology. 
•  PO3: Identify, formulate and solve scientific problems based on design, experiment, data interpretation and analysis of results 
•  PO4: Analyze various problems and methods to solve them for the benefits of society. 
•  PO5: Show ability in using modern tools for design and analysis. 
•  PO6: Work in teams on multi-disciplinary projects in research organizations and industries. 
•  PO7: Build up communication skills, both written and oral, to specialized and non-specialized audiences. 
•  PO8: Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
 

•  Make students familiar with the field of forensic science which includes investigating a crime by applying forensic science principles.
•  Enhance knowledge, deep 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 to scientific community.
•  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 laws.
 

1. Admission Registration fee of INR 5000/- (Non-Refundable)
2. Programme fee as per the below table
Year
#Indian Nationals
Indian Nationals
#Foreign Nationals / OCI / PIO
Foreign Nationals / OCI / PIO
Full Time PhD
Part Time PhD
Full-Time PhD
Part Time PhD
1
60,000 INR
80,000 INR
750 USD
1000 USD
Time of Payment: All the candidates have to pay the I Year fee immediately after confirmation of the admission. For subsequent years, fees must be paid annually on or before 15th March.
# The fee for Full Time PhD Scholars, 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. In subsequent years Other Indian States fee will be applicable.
(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 category fee, the candidates should have studied last 7 years in India. (Not applicable for OCI, PIO and Foreign Nationals).
 
4. Admission registration fee of INR 5000/- (US $80 for foreign nationals/PIO/OCI) is non-refundable in the event of cancellation of admission. This fee will be apart from cancellation charges if any applicable.
 
5. All Candidates If “Selected” after appearing for the final selection process, the fee may be paid through the following option:
    Payment can make through Net banking / NEFT / RTGS
    Payment / Transfer of fees does not guarantee admission.
 
For the Online Application form, click the below link:
Online Application Form
 

•  PO1: Apply theoretical knowledge of principles and concepts of Forensic Science to practical problems. 
•  PO2: Develop approaches with a concern for accuracy and precision in significance to science and technology. 
•  PO3: Identify, formulate and solve scientific problems based on design, experiment, data interpretation and analysis of results 
•  PO4: Analyze various problems and methods to solve them for the benefits of society. 
•  PO5: Show ability in using modern tools for design and analysis. 
•  PO6: Work in teams on multi-disciplinary projects in research organizations and industries. 
•  PO7: Build up communication skills, both written and oral, to specialized and non-specialized audiences. 
•  PO8: Develop the ability to critically evaluate theories, methods, principles, and applications of pure and applied science.
 

•  Make students familiar with the field of forensic science which includes investigating a crime by applying forensic science principles.
•  Enhance knowledge, deep 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 to scientific community.
•  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 laws.
 

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Course Code

Course Title

Core/Elective/

Ability Enhancement Course/ Project

1

RES 131

Foundations of Research

Core

2

RES 132

Research publication

Core

3

RES 135

Comprehensive viva- voce

Core

4

RSC 131

Methods in research for science

Core

5

RSC 132

Research writing for science and engineering

core

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