Minimum-MSc in Forensic Science

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The tasks a Chemist, Forensic Science is expected to perform include:

Applying scientific principles to analysis, identification, and classification of mechanical devices, chemical and physical substances, materials, liquids, or other physical evidence related to criminology, law enforcement, or investigative work

Collecting, photographs, and preserving evidence

Performing variety of analytical examinations, utilising chemistry, physics, mechanics, and other sciences

Analysing items, such as paint, glass, printed matter, paper, ink, fabric, dust, dirt, gases, etc., using spectroscope, microscope, infrared and ultraviolet light, or other recording, measuring, or testing instruments

Identifying hair, skin, tissue, blood, bones, or human organs

Examining and classifying explosives, firearms, bullets, shells, and other weapons

Interpreting laboratory findings relative to drugs, poisons, narcotics, alcohol, or other compounds ingested or injected into body

Reconstructing crime scene, preserving marks or impressions made by shoes, tyres, or other objects by plaster or moulage casts

Preparing reports or presentations of findings, methods, and techniques used to support conclusions, and prepares results for court or other formal hearings

Knowledge of applying scientific principles for criminology, law enforcement, or investigative work

Proficient in collecting, photographs, and preserving evidence

Adept in analysing items, such as paint, glass, printed matter, paper, ink, fabric, etc.

Ability to examine and classify explosives, firearms, bullets, shells, and other weapons

Knowledge of interpreting and analysing laboratory findings

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Exceptional communicator

Strong interpersonal skills

Research and problem solving skills

Attention to detail

Analytical skills

Technical abilities

It is not a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

The job is considered hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupational hazards may include back aches, infections, allergies, slips and falls, general fatigue, nausea, burns, etc.

Health risks include exposure to cleaning agents and disinfectants, drugs, anaesthetic gases, solvents, paints, and compressed gases, potential exposures to allergens, working in wet locations, lifting, pushing, pulling, and repetitive tasks etc.

For candidates with up to 2 yearsof experience ?INR30,000 toINR35,000 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 yearsof experience INR37,000 to INR40,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 yearsof experience INR45,500 toINR50,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Indian Pharmaceuticals Sector

Pharmaceutical industry falls under the broader umbrella of Life Sciences. Pharmaceutical industry is further classified into five sub-segments - Domestic Formulation Companies, Export Oriented Formulation Companies, API Manufacturers, Contract Manufacturing of Formulations, and Nutraceuticals Products. Apart from core sub segments, Pharmaceutical is affected by Biopharmaceuticals and Contract research. Currently, the Indian pharmaceuticals sector ranks third globally in terms of volume sales and 10th, in terms of value. With the evolution of the sector, the boundaries between these sub-sectors are getting blurred. Biotechnologists are increasingly catering to pharma clients, while pharma companies now have biotech products in their fold.

Understanding any one element necessitates understanding the entire spectrum. Indian pharmaceuticals sector has increasingly demonstrated growth in mid-teens over the last few years- inherent nature makes it recession proof. The pharmaceuticals sector presents diverse and lucrative opportunities for both domestic and foreign multinational companies.

The sector is expected to reach US$60 billion in 2017 (CAGR of 18 percent) whereas the industry size is expected to reach of US$100 billion by 2020, thereby employing 1.5 million people in the sector by 2015, 1.898 million by 2018 and 2.464 million by 2022.

Private and government sectors like crime branches

CID, CBI, polices, investigation bureau


Narcotics department

Banks, insurance companies and detective agencies

Towns and cities across India