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Criminology and Forensic Science in India

Updated on January 17, 2015
Lotus Temple in Dehli
Lotus Temple in Dehli

Professional and Educational Conferences

Searching the Internet for information about degree programs in Criminology and Forensic Science is difficult, because first search results yield only a list of blogs that contain partial information that is not helpful. A different type of search is necessary.

If one is residing in India, then a yearly conference regarding criminology is a good place to start looking for professionals and educators in the field. This is the All India Criminology Conference combined with the International Criminology Conference of the Indian Society of Criminology.This large conference is held annually. The 2009 edition was held at the University of Kashmir in October 2009 with the theme of Criminal Justice System: Challenges and Future Agenda.

The University of Kashmir, then, is a good place to start looking for help in crafting an educational background, internship, and career in Criminology in India.

A recent conference looked at the following topics under its theme:

  • Criminal Justice System: Formal and Informal Practices
  • Women Empowerment: Role of National Commission for Women and State Commission for Women
  • Criminal Justice System: Towards Social Classes and Territorial Perspectives: Privileged and Underprivileged; Urban and Rural Crimes, and Adult and Youth Crimes
  • Prison Management : Recent Trends
  • Developmental Processes: Role of the Criminal Justice Administration
  • Research and Development: Criminological Sectors
  • White Collar Crime with special emphasis on: Corporate Crimes and Cyber Crimes

The Gujarat High Court, established 1960.
The Gujarat High Court, established 1960.

University of Kashmir

While the University of Kashmir offers an array of degrees and training opportunities to potential students, Criminology and Forensics so not appear as dedicated degree programs in their listings.

Coursework for Criminology at this school is found clustered under Social Sciences. However, we have been unable to find any courses labeled as for Forensics or Forensic Sciences at all.

Contact the University and ask for help in designing your study program:

  • The University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar-190006, J&K, India
  • Telephone: Country Code : +91; Area Code : 0194; Exchange: 2420078, 2420405, 2420570, 2421346, 2424152, 2429870

Contact the Chief Coordinator's Office for additional help:

  • Email Id :
  • Telephone : Country + Area Code: +91-194; Exchange: 2420078, 2420405, 2420570, 2420571 2421346, 2423276, 2424152
    Ext : 2600

Location of the University of Kasmir

University of Kashmir, Hazratbal, Srinagar:
University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India

get directions

Connemara Public Library in Chennai
Connemara Public Library in Chennai

Comprehensive Online Course Listings

All About Forensic Science lists a number of relevant educational insitutions in India, along with links to their websites.

This site lists contact information and brief descriptions for the following schools, along with additional links to professional websites:

  • Amity Institute of Behavioural Health and Applied Sciences, Noida
  • Asian School of Cyber Laws
  • Bundelkhand University,
  • Jhansi University of Delhi
  • Dr. Harisingh Gour University, Sagar
  • Gujarat Forensic Sciences University
  • Gujarat University
  • Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
  • National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (NICFS)
  • Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • Panjab University, Chandigarh
  • Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University
  • Punjabi University, Patiala
  • Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology & Sciences
  • St.Xavier's College Mumbai
  • The Jitendra Chauhan College of Law - Vile parle, Mumbai

A Few of the Universities

Gujarat Forensic Sciences University:
Gujarat Forensic Sciences University, Sector 9, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007, India

get directions

Panjab University, Chandigarh:
Panjab University, Chandigarh, Chandigarh 160014, India

get directions

National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science:
LNJN National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, Institutional Area, Sector 3, Rohini,

get directions

St.Xavier's College Mumbai:
St. Xavier’s College, Dhobi Talao, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra 4000

get directions

Top 10 Law Firms in India

As listed by LexisNexis from

  1. FoxMandal Little
  2. Kochhar & Co.
  3. Mulla & Mulla & Craigie Blunt & Caroe
  4. Desai & Diwanji
  5. Anand and Anand Advocates
  6. International Law Affiliates and Pasrich & Company
  7. Remfry & Sagar
  8. Singhania & Partners
  9. Kini, M. V
  10. Khaitan & Partners 8 28

Go this link: Top 10 Visible Law Firms, and click on each law firm for contact information, Speaking with someone at the top law firms in India should net you some information about where to go to study.

Also consider calling the Indian Police Service and asking their advise:

Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block
Central Secretariat
New Delhi - 110 001
Phone: 23092011, 23092161


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    • monusing profile image


      6 years ago

      Sparkle Institution of Forensic Science India LLP (SIFS INDIA LLP) is a Government Registered Organization (MCA, Govt. of India) which provides various types of services i.e. Investigations, Education, Research, Security Services, Scientific equipments etc.

    • hbdidiwei profile image


      8 years ago

      Very interesting hub!You did a good job!!!

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for IFS Online and Distance Education, I have joined Forensic Science and Cyber Crime Investigation Course and very happy. ThanX once again

    • opismedia profile image


      8 years ago

      Very interesting hub. Thanks for all these detailed information. Keep up the good work.

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      8 years ago

      thank's 4 sharing!

      keep the good work!

    • stars439 profile image


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Thank you for and interesting hub.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Sandy - Thanks for mentioning it. I have not figured how the roof stays up yet.

      Barry - thnks for the info.

    • barryrutherford profile image

      Barry Rutherford 

      8 years ago from Queensland Australia

      QUT does a Criminology course in Singapore but not India so far

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I love the architecture of the Lotus Temple. Interesting information on criminology and science.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      That's a very useful testimony, Sally! It will help some student take that giant step and I hadn't thought of the cold call aspect of it, but it's true. Thanks so much for posting.

    • Sally's Trove profile image


      8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      The suggestion to approach top law firms is excellent. Not only are those law firms potential sources of information about criminology and forensic programs, they may be a first step for the student in learning how to build professional networks. Making a "cold call" like that builds confidence. I have never known a professional to turn down a student's request for information.

    • TroyM profile image


      8 years ago

      As a volunteer with prisoners from time t time in their reentry programs, this topic comes up among staff there sometimes. Interesting Hub!

    • Hashirraja profile image


      8 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

      Interesting hub.

    • sabu singh profile image

      sabu singh 

      8 years ago

      Thank you for providing detailed information on a subject that is not really well-known or in the public eye, even in India. These days it is nearly all about IT and MBAs and I am glad young people like Arhana are interested in subjects outside these two.

    • Patty Inglish, MS profile imageAUTHOR

      Patty Inglish MS 

      8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      I'll post more information as it becomes available. I think that Indian-language websites may offer additional information to those that know the languages.

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Patty - Your suggestion to network by searching for professional conferences about this (or any)subject was a gem. Spot on, as my British hubbuddys might say.

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      These two subject must be so interesting and fascinating. Thank you for yur informative hub.

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      Frieda Babbley 

      8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Fantastic information, Patty. Odd that some degrees are more difficult to get information on than others. One would think it would be so much easier to get more information on criminology and forensic sciences no matter where one lived. Great topic to answer.

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      8 years ago from Texas

      I love your writing style. You always have the most interesting hubs.


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