The Department of the Forensic Science was established in the month of October, in the year 2012 as an independent department under the School of Life Sciences, Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur (C.G.). Presently the Department is running under the School of Interdisciplinary Education & Research (IER). It is the first and the only independent department in the state of Chhattisgarh. The main mission of the department is to produce forensic scientists/ experts of international repute having excellent analytical and critical thinking along with the spirit to work in a team and ethical behavior who can serve the Nation tirelessly for the welfare of mankind. The random and inexplicable nature of today's crime requires a new approach to deal with it and provide factual assistance to the criminal justice system. A proper approach towards crime detection and its prevention can be offered by the study of different aspects of Forensic Science. It is a multidisciplinary field which not only uses scientific methods but also involves study of current crime trends, technology related crimes, human psychology and thorough study of law. The main objective of the Department is to create students more skilled and capable to deal with the actual crime scenarios, to develop the high level reasoning skills in order to put different elements of crime together and provide a conclusive opinion in criminal justice system. Different courses provided by the Forensic Science Department will generate trained expertise in various agencies related to crime detection such as Police investigation, State and Central Forensic Laboratories, mass communication and journalism, various private laboratoriesanddetectiveagencies.Thereputationofanyacademicinstituteisconfinedtothequalities of its faculties, the department is bigheaded to have highly qualified and acclaimed faculty members. At present the department is having four (04) regular teaching faculties and three (03) Ad-hoc faculties in the capacity of Assistant Professors having the expertise in various fields of forensic science viz. Biology &Serology including DNA Forensics Forensic Medicine, Forensic Chemistry and Toxicology, Questioned Documents & Fingerprint Examination and Cyber Forensics etc. The department of Forensic Science has organized so many conferences, seminars, workshops & lecture series since last few years of its establishment for providing the enough scope for career growth to the students in government and Private Sector in India and abroad. The main employment generating areas of students of forensic sciences in government sector are Law enforcing agencies such as NIA (National Investigation Agency),CBI(Center Bureau of Investigation),IB (Intelligence Bureau), central/state police departments, CFSL (Centre Forensic Science Laboratory), SFSL (State Forensic Science Laboratory), Hospitals, Banks, Universities Defense/ Army, Quality Control Bureau, Narcotics Department, judicial services, forest and wild life departments etc.; and in the private, sectors are security agencies, Banks, multi nationals, Detective Agencies, Media, Insurance Companies consultants in industry &free-lance consultants/private practitioner, Law Firms and Hospitals etc. Department is now having one semi smart class room in its office equipped with ICT-Facilities. The department has purchased some minor equipment such as weighing balances, Digital pH-meter, centrifuge, fridge and anthropological measuring instrument for the routine practical examinations of the students in the academic year 2020-21. Most of them have already been installed and few of the mere under installation phase.

Vision of Department

 To provide Forensic Experts in country and Worldwide.  To contribute in nation’s development by generating trained manpower and experts in the field of Forensic Science.  To provide excellent knowledge and learning techniques with a view to develop Globally Competent students.  To provide various methods and approach to prevent Crime in society.

Mission of Department

 To provide High Quality Education in the field of Forensic Science.  To provide education and practical experiences through training, research and project works.  To develop communication skills in students for discussing their laboratory findings and also to present an expert opinion in the court of law.  To develop the importance of ethical behavior and professional is among students in Forensic Science Community.  To provide hands–on training in Forensic laboratories with respect to examination and analysis of evidences.  To develop an understanding of importance of interaction between law enforcement, Science and legal professions.  To carry out research and development in forensic science, crime scene investigation and digital and cyber forensics.

Achievements of Department

SEMINARS/CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP ORGANIZED: 1. National Seminar organized by department title " Current Scenario of forensic science in crime and society" 12-13 October 2023 2. Skill Development Workshop on "Cyber Crime and its Prevention" Jointly organized by Department of Forensic Science & Skill Development Cell Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Bilaspur (C.G.) September 12- 13th, 2017. 3. Five Day Skill Development Workshop on Basic Techniques and Concepts in Forensic Science Jointly Organized by Department of Forensic Science & Skill Development Cell, GGV, Bilaspur (C.G.) January 30th- February 3rd, 2018. 4. One Day National Seminar on "Integrating Forensic Science and Society for Awareness against Crime" (IFSSAC- 2018) sponsored by CCOST, Raipur (C.G.) September 18th, 2018. 5. One Day Workshop on Interview Skills and Stress Management Jointly Organized by Skill Development Cell & Department of Forensic Science, Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), India February 7th, 2019. 6. Five day National Seminar on “Exploration of Importance of Forensic Techniques by Hands on Training to the Benefit of Society”. Sponsored by Chhattisgarh Counsil Of Science and technology (CGCOST) Jointly Organized by Skill Development Cell & Department of Forensic Science, GGV, Bilaspur (C.G), October 15th-19th 2019. UGC-NET Qualified students: No. student qualified UGC-NET Junior Research Fellowship (JRF): 03 No. of students qualified UGC-NET Lectureship: 45 FACT/FACT Plus: 22/06 STUDENT PLACEMENTS Our students have been recruited at various Places: Research Assistant, CFSL, Guwahati- 01 Research Assistant, CFSL, Bhopal- 01 Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS), Delhi NCR- 10 Assistant Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions, Rajmundry (A.P) Assistant Professor: Kalinga University:02 Assistant Professor: Bharti Vishwavidyalaya:01 Senior Scientific Assistant Bihar: 02 Scientific officer, Raipur (C.G.):02