This course has been formulated with the aim to provide an introduction and orientation to the functioning of the Indian Criminal Justice delivery system, and the role forensic science plays in this process. With the use of case studies, mock crime scene and various practicals, it gives the students the opportunity to hone in the basic skills necessary for investigation.

This course is apt for all interested professionals from the fields of Police, Security, Legal Management, Media, Sociology as well as any citizen or student keen to learn more about forensic science and the law.

Course Content

  • Foundations of Criminal Law, Crime Scenes & Crime Scene Processing

  • Ethics and Research Methods

  • Investigation Procedures – Crime Scene to Courtroom

  • Forensic Biology, DNA and Immunology

  • Medico-legal Investigations

  • Emerging Trends in Forensic Science

  • End of year project & Moot Court

  • Practicals

Contact Details:

Dr. (Ms.) Pushpa Sinkar (pushpa.sinkar@xaviers.edu)

Ms. Riva Pocha (riva.pocha@xaviers.edu)

Ms. Sejal Gupta (sejal.gupta@xaviers.edu)

Ms. Alethea Vaz (alethea.vaz@xaviers.edu)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Minimum HSC certificate or equivalent with a 60% grade

  •  Selection Method: Merit based & Interview


  • Duration: One Academic year (July 2024 to April 2025); Part-time

  • Timings: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Mode of Instruction: Hybrid


Course Fees: - Rs. 27,000/- + Processing Charges: - Rs. 500/-

(Online Transfer)