To become a forensic expert in India, the candidate would need to complete the 12th standard examinations with the science stream. In graduation, the candidate can choose between Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Applied sciences, microbiology or any other degree in Science.
Education in this career path continues beyond the average – the candidate then needs to get a MBBS degree to ensure that they are eligible to do post-mortems and other examinations on dead bodies. Even after the MBBS, the candidate needs to get a MD in Forensic Sciences to stand qualified for the role.
Once the educational degrees are complete, candidates need to start practicing. They can either start a lab on their own, join private detective agencies or join law enforcement agencies including the legal, police or intelligence bureaus. It has to be noted that the CBI recruits only the most qualified individuals.
Colleges that offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBBS degrees in Forensic Sciences include Gujarat Forensics Science University, Deen Dayal Upadhaya college and Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa college in Delhi, St. Xavier’s college in Mumbai, University of Madras in Chennai, etc.
Like any other career path, becoming a Forensic Expert is equally challenging and requires a good deal of hard work. The need for such experts is ever increasing because the crime rates are also going up, all over the world. Alertness on the job is imperative and one must have a natural flair for data interpretation and analysis. The job also comes with great responsibility as the expert has a big contribution in concluding who is guilty of a crime or not. There aren’t too many forensic experts around and therefore such expertise is in demand.