About Institute

About Institute

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle, the Adventure of the Copper Beeches.

The 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, BSc in Forensic Science, MSc in Forensic Science with specialisations in Forensic Serology and DNA Analysis, Toxicology, Ballistics, and Digital and Cyber Forensics, 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.

The Institute of Forensic Science is afilliated to Mumbai University and is housed under one of the most historically beautiful heritage buildings of the city- the Institute of Science, Mumbai. The campus is an exorbitant with natural beauty as well as highly well-equipped with all essential modern infrastructures, including excellent instrumental and library facilities. Academically, the college 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 providing 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 in assisting and directing the Judiciary system in the country to its maximum competence!


"Scientific Knowledge for Justice"


  • Impart quality education in the field of forensic science and allied dom: promote awareness among the stakeholders
  • Create skillful resources and fulfil the acute shortage of forensic expert in the nation.
  • Empowerment of students through imparting of knowledge, leadership qualities, inclusivity and social responsibility
  • Establish scientific temperament, cognitive skills to encourage creation and innovation in the field of forensic science.


  • To provide quality education through innovative pedagogical practices for the enhancement of investigative and forensic skills with ethics and integrity.
  • To harness potentials amongst the students so that they can become excellent forensic experts to aid the legal system and overcome the dynamic challenges
  • To create and innovate scientific temperament to conduct research in the field of forensic science and allied sciences.
  • To support and execute outcome based education through collaboration and integration with stakeholders.

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