All India Forensic Science Entrance Test to take place on July 24, likely to see 10,000+ applicants
New Delhi : Opening a gateway for admissions into 30+ highly reputed colleges and universities, the national level online-based All India Forensic Science Entrance Test (AIFSET) 2022 is all set to take place on July 24, 2022.
With July 23 as the last date to apply for Phase 7 of the entrance exam, AIFSET presents an opportunity for students possessing great zeal for analysis and investigation, to enroll in the undergraduate and postgraduate forensic science courses of participating universities. Almost 10,000+ students are expected to sit for AIFSET in 2022.
The online test of 60 minutes is the only recognized and trustable entrance exam for forensic science in the country.
The duration of the course is three years for the bachelor’s program and two years for the master's program. Aspirants can seek admission in B.Sc. Forensic Science courses in institutes in different Indian states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Assam, Odisha, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
These include Vivekananda Global University (Jaipur), Assam Down Town University (Guwahati), Annai Fathima College of Arts & Science (Tamil Nadu), RR Institutions (Bangalore), Dev Bhoomi University (Dehradun), Bahra University (Shimla), Teerthanker Mahaveer University (Moradabad), Sanskriti University (Mathura), Rayat-Bahra University Mohali (Chandigarh) Dolphin PG College (Punjab), Usha Martin University (Ranchi), Sikkim Professional University (Sikkim), Mangalayatan University (Jabalpur and Aligarh), Renaissance University (Indore), SAGE University (Bhopal) Invertis University (Bareilly), Centurion University (Bhubaneswar) and G H Raisoni University (Maharashtra), to name a few.
For B.Sc in Forensic Science, the candidate must have secured at least 50% in Class 12 with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics as the main subjects. For M.Sc in Forensic Science, graduation in B.Sc Forensic Science or B.Sc in relevant subjects or stream from a recognised University with a minimum aggregate 50% is required.
Forensic science is a prominent topic of study that focuses on the application of scientific ideas and concepts to criminal investigations. Forensic Science is broadly classified into three groups: Medical Science, Laboratory Science and Field Science.
As of May 2022, over 4.7 crore cases are pending in courts across different levels of the judiciary. India faces an acute shortage of trained forensic experts and scientists in many Forensic Areas and Crime Investigation. Forensic scientists help to reduce the number of cases entering the overloaded court system. Thus, there is a wide scope for jobs, private work, and own practice in the field.
During their study, forensic science students receive hands-on training and acquire analytical and observational skills such as document verification, handwriting analysis and criminal photography.
Students can go on to pursue careers such as Forensic Experts where will be in charge of gathering evidence, examining crime scenes, and performing autopsies; Forensic Scientist, where they will be required to work at crime sites and gather and evaluate any data that may be utilized as proof to solve a case; Crime Reporter or Journalist for media organizations; and Forensic Psychiatrist, where in addition to dealing with patients, they work with judicial and legal system to provide assistance in criminal cases.
Forensic experts and scientists are often appointed by government intelligence organizations such as Intelligence Bureau, Central Bureau of Investigation, Government Forensic Laboratory, Income Tax Department, and others, although the job opportunities in commercial agencies have been expanding in recent years.
The exam fees to apply for AIFSET is Rs 2,000. Registration and more details at https://aifset.com/. Students can reach out on AIFSET Helpline No. - 08035018480 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about AIFSET & Exam process.
Colleges and universities offering forensics courses can also register with AIFSET for accepting admissions by emailing at email@example.com.