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 aboutrising 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!