Crime is increasing manifold and has taken multi-dimension. All modern technological innovation have been misused by certain people for their criminal enterprise. Today world over security has become a casualty. Occurrences of crime like terrorism, Human Rights Violation, Cyber Atrocities, Financial Frauds, White Collar Crime etc., have become the order of the day .Simultaneously conventional crime is also increasing in an alarming rate.To counter such crimes and achieve upper hand on them, society must constantly strive to find newer methods. Enriched academic knowledge and initiation of researcher in the field would go a long way in combining crime. Hence the college has introduced Post-Graduate Course in Criminology and Forensic Science.The advantage for the college is that it is being offered at the Undergraduate level for a little more than three decades. The undergraduate course give exposure to the students in the area of Crime Scene Investigation, etiology of crime, Societal reaction to Crime, Scientific methods of  Investigation, Law of Crime, Forensic Science in Detection of Crime and Forensic Psychology.


The Course aims to prepare the students to acquire academic and research knowledge in the area of security methods, Forensic Science, Police Science, Investigation of Crimes of the Financial Institutions, Prison Administration etc.   

To help them to chalk out a career for themselves and also give services after their degree to the Police, Prison, Judiciary, Institutions like Bank, IT and other Industrial sectors.




  •     Techniques of Scientific Detection
  •     Medico-legal Studies
  •     Study of Questioned Document
  •     Research in Forensic Science
  •     Detection of Hi-Tech Crimes
  •     Security System & Vigilance
  •     Forensic Psychology
  •     Cyber Crime
  •     Police Administration
  •     Victimology & Correction


  •     Banking and Financial Sector
  •     Private Detective Agencies
  •     Opportunities in Media
  •     State and Central Police Establishment
  •     Social Welfare Department / Prison Department
  •     Security and Vigilance Department in Private and public Sector Industries
  •     Teaching and Research
  •     Forensic Science Laboratories

Eligibility for Admission:

  • B.A / B.Sc in Criminology / Forensic Science / Criminology and Forensic Science / Computer Applications / Computer Science.
  • B.A with any one of the following Subjects: Psychology / Journalism.
  • B.Sc with any one of the following Subjects : Physics / Chemistry / Botany / Zoology / Micro-Biology / Bio-Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Statistics.
  • Degree in Law (3 years or 5 years course).
  • Students who have taken Science Subject in their PUC and have pursued their any degree recognized by the University are also eligible for the course.
  • International Students: An equivalent degree with related subjects approved by the University.

Duration of the programme:

The normal duration of the Master Degree Programme leading to M.Sc.CFSc degree shall be FOUR semesters (two academic years) of 16 weeks each. Each semester shall consist of SIXTEEN weeks of theoretical study and Practicum excluding end-semester theory examination and evaluation of social work practicum. Each semester shall provide for at least 90 teaching days and 225 Practicum hours. The ODD SEMESTER shall normally be from mid-July to mid-November and the EVEN SEMESTER shall normally be from the first-week of January to the first-week of May.

Selection Procedure

  •     Entrance Examination
  •     Performance in their Degree
  •     Aptitude Test
  •     Students from other States / University would require an eligibility certificate from Mangalore University


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M.Sc.(C.F.Sc.) - Syllabus : 2016-2017



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