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4th December 2014, 11:56 AM
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Re: MSc Forensic Science Admission at National Institute of Forensic Science while do

Sorry to say you but you can’t take admission in National Institute of Forensic Science of Mumbai for MSc Forensic Science while doing 2nd year degree in and Forensic Science.

For that firstly you will have to complete you graduation degree and then you can apply for this.

I am giving you syllabus of MSc Forensic Science:

Unit I : Crime Scene Investigation & Management
Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Types of crime scenes: indoor, outdoor, mobile, &
hydro. Physical evidences, Crime scene search methods, Recovery & packaging of evidences,
Crime scene documentation: Notes taking, Sketching, Photography & Videography. Preservation
of evidences. Various Crime Scenes: Homicide, Suicide, Accidents (Vehicular, Train, Air-crash,
Industrial etc), Mass Murders, House Breaking and Theft (HBT), Dacoity, Cybercrimes,
Terrorism, etc. Crime Scene Management (CSM): Introduction & Components: Information,
Manpower, Technology & Equipment and Logistics Management. Role of various experts at
crime scene. Security, safety and preservation of crime scene. Contamination control. Scene
Survey and initial documentation. Co-ordination amongst various agencies involved in
investigation. Co-ordination of Interstate investigation agencies. Evidence recovery log. Chain of
custody. Forwarding & Authorization letters and relevant paper work. National & International
scenario on Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) and Crime Scene Management (CSM). Report
Writing and Evidence Evaluation: Components of reports and Report formats in Crime Scene and
Laboratory findings. Constitutional validity of Forensic Evidence, Expert Testimony: Admissibility in
court of law, Pre-Court preparations & Court appearance,.

Unit II : Fingerprinting & Other Impressions
History and development of fingerprints. Formation and variation of ridges at various
stages of life. Factors affecting fingerprint patterns. Classification of fingerprints; Henry system,
single digit, extension of Henry system. Fingerprint bureau. Poroscopy & Edgeoscopy. Sweat
analysis. Conventional methods of latent fingerprint development: fluorescent method, magnetic
power method, fuming method, chemical method etc. Recent techniques: digital imaging and
enhancement, Laser and other radiation based techniques, Metal deposition method.
Development and preservation of latent print on skin: Living and Dead. Photography and image
processing of fingerprints. Comparison of fingerprints: Class characteristics, individual
characteristics, ridge tracing and ridge counting. Automated fingerprint identification system
(AFIS): History, developments and components, Latent print and high quality image processing.
Types of AFIS searches and reports. Footprints: Importance, Gait pattern analysis, Evaluation
and analysis of various casts. Electrostatic lifting of latent footprints and comparison with
reference sample. Tyre marks / prints and skid marks and comparison with control samples.
Cheiloscopy: Nature, location, collection and evaluation of lip print. Ear prints: Introduction,
growth & development, evaluation and analysis of ear print. Tool marks & Mechanical fits:

Introduction, nature, location, collection and comparison of tool marks. Introduction and types of
mechanical fits. Forensic significance of various impression marks and its accountability in
criminal investigation.

For full syllabus here I am giving you attachment:

MSc Forensic Scienc syllabus of National Institute of Forensic Science Mumbai

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