Banaras Hindu University in collaboration with a Hydrabad-based laboratory and two foreign universities will introduce a master’s course in forensic science. The Department of Chemistry, BHU will play a major role in this endeavour and will see a participation of almost 37 departments of the varsity. The course is expected to start from the next academic session (2014-15).
According to the vice-chancellor of BHU, Lalji Singh, the course will also be available online for the professionals from law, police, government and private investigating agencies. There will be no age limit for the online module of the course.
The V-C further said that the DNA fingerprinting and molecular diagnostics facility along with the forensic science study and research would give the region much needed investigative facility to provide forensic services, including DNA profiling, document verification, disputed fingerprints, cyber forensics and crime scene investigation, incident reconstruction, failure analysis, psychological evaluation and audio-visual identification and authentication.