Forensic Science

Department of Forensic Science

Introduction

The Department of Forensic Science in MES Kalladi College was established in the year 2021. Masters in Forensic Science was introduced at Calicut University and MES Kalladi college became a part of this glorious moment when the course was inaugurated by Adv. N. Shamsuddin, MLA on the 9th of February,2021. Two faculty members (Asst Prof. Junaid Muhammed M, Asst Prof. Annie Prasad) of our Department have completed MSc in Forensic Science and have qualified UGC NET. There are two fully equipped laboratories, Library, Store for chemicals, well-furnished staff room, Computers with Internet facilities and an extension center are also available. Internships, seminars, workshops, and conferences are included in academics, in addition to practicals to make students skillful and trained in the field.

Insight about the Course

Forensic Science is a multi-disciplinary subject that encompasses several scientific branches, including physics, chemistry, and biology, with its focus being on the identification, analysis of physical evidence. It has become an essential part of the judicial system, as it utilizes a wide spectrum of sciences to achieve knowledge relevant to criminal and legal evidence.

Forensic science may prove the existence of a crime, the perpetrator of a crime, or a connection to a crime through examination & evaluation of evidence and truthful testimony of a forensic scientist. Forensic science has become an integral part of the criminal justice system; the court requires proof and forensic experts give a scientific opinion based on conclusions from the analysis. The testimony of forensic scientists has become a trusted component of many civil and criminal cases, as experts give objective opinions based on scientific facts.

Forensic scientists perform both physical and chemical analyses on physical evidence obtained by crime scene investigators and law enforcement officials at the crime scene.

Forensic scientists may be divided into three, major groups:

Forensic Pathologists: These include medical examiners and other professionals who oversee autopsies and clinical forensic examinations

Forensic Scientists: These include forensic professionals working in law enforcement, government, or private forensic laboratories who are responsible for dealing with any number of specific tests and analyses, such as toxicology, ballistics, trace evidence, etc.

Associated Scientists: These include scientific experts granting their knowledge to forensic science, such as forensic odontologists, forensic botanists, forensic anthropologists, etc. These scientists apply their knowledge to the forensic science field as to provide investigators with crucial information regarding everything from bite marks to insect infestation on the postmortem body.

Forensic science is therefore further organized into the following fields:

  • Forensic Chemistry
  • Forensic Physics
  • Forensic Biology snd Serology
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Forensic Pathology
  • Forensic Odontology
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Forensic Geology
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Forensic Engineering
  • Forensic DNA Analysis
  • Forensic Botany
  • Forensic Archeology
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Criminalistics
  • Trace Evidence Analysis

Forensic science often includes even more specialized fields, such as forensic accounting, forensic engineering, and forensic psychiatry, among others. In particular, the study of forensic science involves a multi-disciplinary approach that covers everything from biological methods to analytical chemistry techniques.

The majority of forensic scientists study a specific physical science, such as chemistry or biology, while others pursue forensic science degrees that are rooted in either chemistry or biology.

Students learn to develop an appreciation of both the scientific and social environment of the criminal justice system and develop skills required to be a forensic expert. DNA, trace evidence, toxicology, latent prints, or questioned documents, for example.

Vision and Mission

Our mission is to provide quality forensic science education, advanced scientific analysis, and innovative economic opportunity for the promotion of truth and justice in our community, state, and nation.

  • We guide and prepare our students for a bright future in forensic science by Contribute to the forensic science foundation of knowledge through education, training, and research.
  • Actively involve and mentor students in educated, artistic, and creative attempts.
  • Routinely evaluate the curriculum, degree, and programs offered, and recommend necessary additions and deletions to meet changing needs of the forensic science profession.
  • Remain current in the field of forensic science while including that expertise in the educational process.
  • Provide instruction in forensic science using appropriate modes of delivery.
  • Facilitate the Forensic Science Program and achievement of its mission and vision; communicate the vision, mission, goals, and achievements.

Eligibility criteria

Those students who possess B.Sc Forensic Science/ B.Voc Forensic Science/ B.Voc Applied microbiology & Forensic Science/ BSc Zoology/ BSc Botany/ BSc Chemistry/ BSc Physics/ BSc microbiology/ BSc Medical Microbiology/ BSc Biochemistry/ BSc Medical Biochemistry/ BSc Biotechnology/BSc Genetics/ B Tech Computer Science/ B Tech Information Technology/ BCA/ BSc Computer Science/ BSc Information Technology with atleast 60% marks or equivalent grade in this university or equivalent or recognized.

Faculties

Junaid Muhammed M

Junaid Muhammed M

Assistant Professor on Contract

Department Forensic Science
Qualifications
Annie P

Annie P

Assistant Professor on Contract

Department Forensic Science
Qualifications MSc Forensic Science and Toxicology, UGC NET

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