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.

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 in the country to its maximum competence..

Institute of Forensic Science recently completed its NAAC cycle with resounding success, achieving a commendable B+ Grade during the evaluation process. This achievement is a testament to the institute's commitment to excellence in education and its continuous efforts to enhance quality standards. The rigorous evaluation by NAAC has not only validated the institute's academic and administrative processes but has also provided valuable insights for further improvement.

As the institute celebrates its achievement in the NAAC evaluation, it also looks forward to building upon this success and further advancing its mission of academic excellence and holistic development. Through continued collaboration, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to its core values, the Institute of Forensic Science aims to continually raise the bar in forensic education and contribute meaningfully to the field.

Institute of Forensic Science, Mumbai has implemented NEP-2020 from the last academic session 2023-24 for the Post Graduate Courses. Institute is committed to implementing a new credit-based curriculum for undergraduate programs in line with NEP-2020.This curriculum reform aims to provide students with a holistic and interdisciplinary learning experience, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. It will generate contemporary and relevant infrastructure and provide undergraduate and post- graduate programmes in diverse disciplines under choice based credit system (CBCS). The CBCS will adopt a cafeteria approach, where the students will be given freedom to select some courses from an array of courses as per their preferences. The students may take some of the courses across the constituent colleges. The programmes will be dynamic and demand driven. The students may participate in various activities organized by the constituent colleges.


"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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