The Universal Declaration of Human Rights directs the member nations to create such conditions under which the ideals of free human beings, enjoying civil and political freedom from fear and want, can be achieved. The Constitution of India, through its various articles, strives to ensure security and safety of citizens in accordance with the principles of Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, crime is a violation of these principles. In a country like India, where majority of population is uneducated, social set up is heterogeneous, public-police relations are not very cordial, poverty is rampant and unemployment not surprising that crime rate is increasing exponentially.
If we have to create conditions conducive to harmonious development, we must mitigate the crime rate. This can best be achieved by relying on the support of forensic science system. Unfortunately, in our country, forensic science is not viewed as a core investigative skill in crime detection. In fact, there is a lack of understanding of the forensic process itself. It is for this reason that less than 10% of the police cases are, at present, being referred for forensic examination. Less than 5% are solved by the application of forensic science. The rest are solved by third degree method - a practice which the human rights organizations will not allow in days to come.
In majority of serious crime cases, hi-tech measures are being adopted by perpetrators of crime. The counter measures have to be more sophisticated to surpass them. This calls for strengthening the foundations of forensic science at national level. It was with this aim that we initiated the PG Diploma Forensic Science course in our college in 2009. The Diploma is awarded by the University of Delhi.
* Research dissertation.
* Extensive practical training.
* Periodic seminars and workshops.
* Plenary lectures by eminent forensic scientists.
* Compulsory visits to crime scenes with Delhi Police personnel.
We provide ample facilities to students registered for this course. Our infrastructure has been duly inspected and approved by Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs. We have classrooms, with LCD projectors and well equipped laboratories. Our library has a good number of books on forensic science and related disciplines, as well as periodicals, conference proceedings, reprints of relevant research papers, review articles and project reports. Our core faculty is trained to teach important topics like crime scene management, fingerprints, and instrumental methods of analysis, forensic documentation, forensic chemistry and forensic toxicology.
* Bureau of Police Research and Development, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi for collaboration in training and research.
* Sam Hagginbottom Institute of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, (SHIATS), Allahabad for lateral entry of successful PG Diploma students directly to M.Sc. (Final) Forensic Science and also for subsequent registration for Ph.D., jointly at SHIATS and S.G.T.B. Khalsa College.
* Chandigarh University (CU), Mohali for lateral entry of successful PG Diploma students directly to M.Sc. (Final) Forensic Science and also for subsequent registration for Ph.D., jointly at CU and S.G.T.B. Khalsa College.