M.Sc. Forensic Science

Nature of the Course

The duration of the M.Sc. course shall be of two academic years consisting of four semesters with University examinations at the end of each semester namely
The following shall be the examinations leading to Degree of Master of Science in Forensic Science:
  1. foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc.Semester - I Examination
  2. foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester- II Examination]
  3. foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester- III Examination]
  4. foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester - IV Examination]
The period of Academic Session shall be such as may be notified by the University.

Conduct of Examination

The examinations specified in preceding section 3 leading to M. Sc. Forensic Science ( Semesters I-IV) shall be held twice a year at such places and on such dates as may be decided by the University.

The main examination of Semesters I, III shall be held in winter whereas the examination of Semesters II & IV shall be held in summer. The supplementary examination of Semesters I & III shall be held in summer whereas the supplementary examination of Semesters II & IV shall be held in winter.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to their compliance with the provisions of this direction and of other ordinances in force from time to time, the following applicant candidates shall be eligible for the admission to Master of Science in Forensic Science and examinations thereof
(A) For admission to M. Sc. Semester I in Forensic Science, a candidate shall have offered B.Sc. Forensic Science (Degree with all optional papers related to different disciplines of Forensic Science).Students with B.Sc. degree possessing Forensic Science as an optional subject will not be eligible for admission to M.Sc. Forensic Science. Intake Capacity: - 20 Seats will be allotted as per following Criteria (Reservation as per State Government Norms)

I. 18 seats shall be reserved for the students holding a B.Sc. Forensic Science degree from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur

II. One Seat shall be reserved for the candidate holding B.Sc. Forensic Science degree from University of Maharashtra state other than RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

III. One Seat shall be reserved for the candidate holding B.Sc. Forensic Science degree from University other than Maharashtra state and RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur.

IV. If any seat remains vacant from criteria II, then it will be allotted to candidate belonging to criteria I.

V. Similarly, if seatin criteria III remains vacant, it will be allotted to candidate belonging to criteria II.

VI. If the candidate is not available from both the criteria II and III, then seat will be allotted to criteria I.

(B) Candidates shall have passed any one of the above examinations from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University or any other statutory University of India or abroad, recognized by the UGC or any other concerned apex regulatory authority/ body of India.
a) foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester - I Examination] Students who have fulfilled the eligibility criteria as mentioned in Section 5 and have been admitted to this course in Semester I.
b) foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester - II Examination] Students who have been admitted to this course in semester II.
c) foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester - III Examination] Students who have been admitted to this course in semester III.
d) foKku ikjaxr [M.Sc. Semester - IV Examination]

  1. Students who have been admitted to this course in semester IV.
  2. Every student shall submit three copies of the project report (typed and properly bound) for the Fourth Semester to the University at least one month prior to the commencement of the final practical examination through the Head of the Department/ Centre / the Principal of the college concerned along with the certificate signed by the supervisor and declaration by the candidate 5 towards original work which is not submitted to any university or organization for award of the degree. The scheme/ guidelines for the students and supervisors regarding Project Work Report are given in Appendix
(Note: Subject to the Rules of ATKT as mentioned in para 7 (D) of this direction)

Standard of Passing and performance grading

(A) Passing standard:
Grades Ten point scale, Passing with Minimum grade ‘E’, or ‘D’ or ‘C’ or ‘B’ or ‘A’ or ‘O’ in 10 point scale.
“Pass” means minimum grade ‘E’ or above in 10 point scale
“Fail” means grade ‘F’ in 10 point scale

Minimum marks for passing theory and practical examination:
The learner should secure 40% marks in theory, 40% marks in practical of each paper and 40% marks in seminar separately for every semester.

(B) Performance grading:
The PERFORMANCE GRADING of a student shall be based on the TEN point ranking system as under:
Score Marks in % Grade Grade Point Average (Out of 10) CGPA Final Grade Equivalent Class/ Division
100 to 85 O: Outstanding 10 9.00 to 10.00 O First Class (Outstanding)
84 to 75 A: Very Good 09 8.00 to 8.99 A First Class (Excellent)
B B: Good 08 7.00 to 7.99 B First Class (Distinction)
64 to 55 C: Average 07 6.00 to 6.99 C First Class
54 to 45 D: Satisfactory 06 5.00 to 5.99 D Second Class
44 to 40 E: Pass 05 4.00 to 4.99 E Pass Class
Below 40 F(Fail/ Unsatisfactory) 00 or Fail Below 4.00 F FAIL

The performance grading shall be based on the aggregate performance and Semester End Examination.

(C) Carry forward of marks, in case, student fails in one or more subjects/courses:
i) The passing heads for practical examination and theory examination will be separate. The candidate, who will pass in any either (practical examination or theory) case, his/her marks will be carry forward. ii) A student who FAILS shall reappear for the concerned examinations.

(D)The ATKT rules for admission for the iva &aana paarMgata M.Sc. Forensic Science Course (Theory and Practical and Seminar as separate passing head) shall be as given in the following table:

Admission to Semester Candidate should have passed in all the subjects of the following examination of R.T.M. Nagpur University Candidate should have passed at least two third of the passing heads of the following examinations
Semester I As provided in the para 5 of the direction ---
Semester II --- ---
Semester III --- Semester I and II taken together
Semester IV --- Semester I, II and III taken together