About Institutes

Institute of Forensic Science was established in 2009 by the Department of Higher and Technical Education of the State Government of Maharashtra, with the aim of creating a world-class curriculum in the field of Forensic Science to educate and train young minds to counter the rising crime scenario in the country. The institute offers several courses including, B.Sc. in Forensic Science, M.Sc. in Forensic Science with specializations in Questioned Documents, Fingerprints and Biometrics, Digital and Cyber Forensic and IT Security, Forensic Physics & Ballistics, Forensic Chemistry & Toxicology, Forensic Biology, Serology & DNA Fingerprinting, as well as Post Graduate Diploma courses in Forensic Science and Cyber Forensics. In the due course of time, the institute also aspires to be starting a number of short-term courses for professionals in a variety of forensically essential subjects, such as Questioned Documents and Fingerprinting, Forensic Journalism etc.

Institute of Forensic Science is a constituent college of Dr. Homi Bhabha State University, Mumbai and is housed under one of the most historically beautiful heritage buildings of the city- the Institute of Science, Mumbai. The campus is exorbitant with natural beauty as well as highly well-equipped with all essential modern infrastructures, including excellent instrumental and library facilities. Academically, the Institute consists of 7 multidisciplinary departments, namely, Department of Forensic Science, Department of Forensic Chemistry, Department of Forensic Physics, Department of Forensic Biology, Department of Forensic Psychology, Department of Digital and Cyber Forensics, and Department of Law. The ultimate goal of the institute is to provide a world class forensic curriculum suiting the students, crime detection agencies, corporate offices, banks, etc. which will ultimately open up job opportunities for the students and allow them to assist the criminal justice system ... Read more

Director's Message

Director Message

"Every contact leaves a trace"

- Dr. Edmond Locard

The present day investigation is based on the above quote , which is one of the principles of Forensic Science. The fascinating field of Forensic Science helps in the scientific investigation of crime and thus making our society a safe place to live. With the vision and motto to provide an excellent workforce in the field of Forensic Science the Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai strives in contributing to the criminal justice system.... Read more

Prof. Vandana Kamble

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