Department of Forensic Science VGU


The Department of Forensic Science was established in 2019 under the Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences with the aim of creating much required expertise in the field of criminal investigation with the application of advanced scientific techniques. Department is located at the fourth floor of university’s largest site (VGU Technology Block) that lies in the east part of Campus. Our curriculum is designed to meet the diverse interests of Forensic science students. The students will receive training to gain fundamental knowledge about applications and analysis in forensics.

The Department offers honors courses for undergraduate students and imparts, in addition to the structured theoretical courses, hands-on training, laboratory facilities and internship programme in State Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) visit to department of Forensic Science in medical colleges and State Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) and organizes guest lectures having resource person and dignitaries from FSL. The Department possesses reputed faculty who have developed themselves as an independent researcher.

If you are interested in the Fingerprinting, Questioned documents, Ballistics, Toxicology, Cybercrime, Explosives, Serology and DNA profiling, Criminalistics, identification, collection, preservation and transportation of evidences and are keen in  preparing a career as a forensic scientist in research and development, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Cybercrime, Wild life, Law enforcement, be it the police force, customs or investigatory agencies. This is the place for you.


The vision of the Forensic department is to develop a society with no crime and to make the generation aware of the crime and how to deal with it.

It will become an excellent part in the society of young brains and also promote the growth of science and advancement in the field.

Our main goal is to make the students as an responsible citizen and also making them as the contributor of the society.

In the present generation where crime happening over the limit, knowledge the younger ones in this part leads to the development of a healthy society and developed nation.


To promote quality education and enhance employability and making knowledgeable in the field of science and making the students skillful.

To make the academics with entirely practical knowledge and having them in an immersive way for the nation for supporting the law and order to make justice to the innocents.

To meet these ends, we encourage and nurture the development of student’s physical, mental, and maintaining dignity in the field and be a support to the development of the country.

As a department of forensic science, we believe and also make every student in the department as a responsible citizen in the society who contributes to the development of nation.

system, biological and physical sciences as used in the collection, analysis, interpretation, reporting, and testimony of evidence.

HOD Message:

The University is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty and staff can work together in a healthy environment. Forensic science degrees are often wide-ranging to reflect the diversity of the discipline.

We are offering B.Sc. (Hons.) Forensic sciences programme. We will provide a strong criminalistics education rooted in science. We offer unique, hands-on experience that prepares students to work in crime laboratories or at crime scenes.

Forensic science will expand knowledge in all areas from gathering evidence at the crime scene itself right through to the courtroom. This course combines practical skills with high level theoretical knowledge of the wide range of forensic techniques. Students will apply at all stages of an investigation and going further they will be trained to design and execute the research project in relevant areas. Forensic scientists develop skills of observation and analytical thinking, as well as patience and the ability to work independently or in a group as needed.The Department of Forensic Science has doctorate and senior faculty members with varied background and experience. Faculty of forensic sciences are responsible for teaching specific courses within the program, develop curriculum, and provide service to the university community such as academic outreach and student support. We have a diverse group of faculties, staff, students and our strength derive from our diversity.


Program Outcome and Program Specific Outcomes

Program Outcome and Program Specific Outcomes

 PO 1– The graduates will become successful professionals by demonstrating logical and analytical thinking abilities applying forensic science principles.

PO 2- The graduates will work and communicate effectively in inter-disciplinary environment, either independently or in a team, and demonstrate leadership qualities.

PO 3– The graduates will engage in life-long learning and professional development through self-study, continuing education or professional and doctoral level studies.

PO 4– To impart students a broad outline of the methodology of science and will learn the important analytical and instrumental tools used for practicing science.

PO 5– Acquire knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to the subject areas identified.

PO 6– Develop skills to evaluate, analyses and interpret the chemical information and data.

PO 7– Solve problems competently by identifying the essential parts of a problem and formulating a strategy for solving the problem.

PO 8– Think creatively (divergently and convergent) to propose novel ideas in explaining facts and figures or providing new solution to the problems.

PO 9– To develop student skill in critical thinking and analytical reasoning.

PO 10– To prepare the students to pursue higher studies and to develop sustainable innovative solutions for the nation.

Programme Specific Outcomes (PSOs):

 PSO 1– Understand application of Forensic Science, Photography and Crime Scene Management.

PSO 2– Techniques of Forensic Physics, Forensic Ballistics, Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology.

PSO 3– Study Forensic Dermatoglyphics and other impressions. All PSOs are helpful in forensic identification with reference to various crimes

Faculty List
Faculty Name
1 Dr. Surya Shekhar Daga     M.Sc. Ph.D. Professor
2 Dr. Umema Ahmed     M.Sc. Ph.D. Assistant Professor
3 Mr Kapil Parihar     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
4. Mr. Mahipal Singh Sankhla     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
5 Ms. Shaile Thakur     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
6 Ms. Shreya Sharma     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
7 Mr. Anshuman V. Ramani     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
8 Mr. Rahul Das     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
9 Ms. Apoorva Singh     M.Sc. Assistant Professor
10 Ms Ranjita Singh     M.Sc. Assistant Professor


1. Forensic Physics and Ballistics Lab
2. Criminalistics Lab
3. Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology Lab
4. Biology Lab
5. Questioned Document and Fingerprint Lab


S. No.
Title of Paper
Name of the Authors
Name of Journal
Year of Publication
1 Genetic Profiling of Short Tandem Repeat (STR) in forensic science to Crackdown complex cases of sexual abuses Dr. Umema Mohsin Forensic Science Advance in Bioresearch 2019 0976-4585
2 Parental Hormone Helped to Grow the Rapist Mind Dr. Umema Mohsin, Adhiraj Sarkar Forensic Science IJSR 2020 2319-7064
3  Microplastics in Aquatic Environments: Sources, Ecotoxicity, Detection & Remediation Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Ekta B Jadhav, Kapil Parihar, Forensic Science Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry Journal 2021 2069-5837
>4 Role of Organic Crop Production System in Biological Diseases as a Control Agents Rohit Kumar Verma, Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Ekta B Jadhav, Kapil Parihar, Forensic Science Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry Journal 2021 2069-5837
5 Microalgae Based Sustainable Bioremediation of Water Contaminated by Pesticides Muskan Singhal, Swapnali Jadhav, Swaroop S Sonone, Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Forensic Science Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry Journal 2021 2069-5837
6 Phytoremediation of Heavy Metals Extracted from Soil and Aquatic Environments: Current Advances as well as Emerging Trends Mahipal Singh Sankhla, Forensic Science Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry Journal 2021 2069-5837
7 Microplastics from food packaging: An overview of human consumption, health threats, and alternative solutions Mahipal Singh Sankhla Forensic Science Environmental Nanotechnology Monitoring & Management 2021 2215-1532
8 The elemental analysis of country-made & standard illicit liquor samples using X-ray fluorescence energy dispersion spectroscopy (EDX-7000) Mahipal Singh Sankhla Forensic Science Materials Today: Proceedings 2021 2214-7853