Forensic Expert

Empowering law enforcement with expert forensic analysis and testimony


Forensic experts are professionals who apply scientific methods and principles to the analysis of physical evidence in order to help solve crimes or settle legal disputes. They are typically trained in a specific area of expertise such as forensic pathology, forensic chemistry, forensic biology, forensic anthropology or digital forensics. 

Forensic experts use a range of scientific techniques to analyse physical evidence such as DNA, fingerprints, blood, hair and fibres. They also use tools such as microscopes, chemical reagents and computer software to help them interpret their findings. They are often called upon to testify in court as expert witnesses, providing their professional opinions on the evidence in a case.


For Bachelor’s

  • To get admission in top-ranked colleges/universities, a national level entrance exam is conducted like JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, NEET or any other required exam. 
  • Aspirants need to have a bachelor’s degree in science with at least 60% marks from any recognised institute. 

For Master’s

  • A master’s degree in science is a well-suited option for undergraduates. 
  • Students need to obtain at least 65% marks in their PG Program. 
  • Seekers can go further for Ph.D Program.

Job Roles

The field of Forensic science aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, Forensic science presents innumerable job roles. Below are mentioned some job roles:

  • Forensic Pathologist
  • Forensic IT Specialist
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst
  • Crime Scene Examiner
  • Forensic Psychologist

Employment Sector

  • Forensic Labs
  • Hospitals
  • Crime Branches
  • Police Department
  • Security Service Agencies

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the forensic science field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Intelligence Bureau
  • Central Bureau of Investigation CBI
  • Intelligence Bureau
  • Directorate of Forensic Science Services
  • IFO Forensic Standards and Research Pvt. Ltd. 


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a Forensic expert is impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,60,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹7,50,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000


  • Legal Knowledge
  • Technical skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills


The career scope of a forensic expert can be quite diverse and there are multiple opportunities for specialisation within the field. As the demand for forensic science continues to grow, so do the career opportunities for those with the necessary training and expertise.


  • Excellent career in private and government sector
  • High in demand
  • Good salary 
  • Career growth


  • Great career for only postgraduate students
  • Inflexible working hours
  • Challenging
  • Needs a lot of dedication