Program Overview

Criminology is the study of crime and is an interdisciplinary field in behavioural and social sciences and is studied in order to help the law. The role of Sociologists, Psychologists, Philosophers, Psychiatrists and Social Anthropologist come into play. Criminology is derived from the Latin word crimen, which means ‘accusation’. In simple terms, Criminology is the study of law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Criminology is a branch of Sociology, however, it has been studied in one way or the other for thousands of years. Other than Sociologists, Forensic Scientists also play a major part in Criminology.

Career Opportunities


  • Crime scene investigators,
  • Criminologists,
  • Correctional administration service.

Private domains –

  • Online fraud investigators,
  • Transaction risk analyst,
  • Security specialist,
  • Document examiner etc.
  • Sector- Documents and currency verification in airports, star hotels etc.

Programme USPs

  • Based on competitive exam syllabus is framed
  • Modular – General studies for UPSC exam(prelims and mains)

Programme Outcomes

  • The students are gained knowledge in   fundamental principles of crime, as well as social problems and their reparations.
  • They also practice in various sectors viz  Forensic Science laboratory, Scientific Investigation,  Court Functions, Criminal Psychology, Cyber Investigation, Penology, Victimology, Forensic Medicine, Police Administration, Security, and Vigilance, among other subjects.

Programme Duration

3 years

Programme Type


Eligibility Criteria

+2 ,Any subject with Above 50 %

Programme Structure


  • Introduction to Criminology   
  • Sociology of law 
  • Child and Law    
  • Ethics and Culture
  • Jurisprudence                                


  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • Crime scene management 
  • Criminalistics practical
  • General Studies -I


  • Forensic Psychology 
  • Fingerprints and Questioned Documents                 
  • Penology and Correctional Administration
  • Police Station Management
  • White Collar Crime
  • General Studies -II


  • Criminal Psychology
  • Criminal Psychology- Practical
  • Police Science and Law Enforcement
  • Criminal Procedure and Evidences(CrPC & IEA)
  • General Studies -III


  • Major Criminal Laws
  • Crime Prevention
  • Risk and Vulnerability analysis
  • Basics of Research Methods, Statistics and Computer Application
  • Advanced Forensic Psychology


  • Project and Viva Voce
  • Internship
  • Victimology
  • Advanced Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine
  • Socio-Economic Crimes
  • Modular-General Studies

Credits & Evaluation

Course Structure
Evaluate the effectiveness of the department’s course structure in covering essential topics in criminology and forensic science.
Facilities and Resources
Evaluate the adequacy of facilities and resources, including laboratories, libraries, and technology, to support effective learning. Review the relevance of the curriculum to current trends, advancements, and challenges in criminology and forensic science.
Student Performance
Analyse the academic performance of students, considering grades, project work, and overall engagement in the learning process.
Practical Training
Evaluate the practical training opportunities provided to students, including internships, fieldwork, and hands-on experiences.
Innovation in Teaching Methods
Evaluate the department’s use of innovative teaching methods, technology integration, and interactive learning approaches.
Guest Lectures and Seminars
Review the frequency and quality of guest lectures and seminars conducted by experts in the field to enhance students’ knowledge.
Industry Collaboration and Job Placement
Assess the department’s collaboration with relevant industries, forensic laboratories, and law enforcement agencies for practical exposure. Evaluate the department’s success in assisting students with job placements and internships in relevant fields.
Continuous Improvement
Review the department’s commitment to continuous improvement based on feedback, assessment results, and changes in the field.
Overall Impact
Summarize the overall impact of the Department of Criminology and Forensic Science on students, faculty, the community, and the field at large.
Examinations Pattern
Two Continuous Internal Assessment, one Model Exam followed by End Semester Examination.

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