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UGC NET Learning Program

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UGC NET Learning Program is an initiative brought out by the joint efforts of Capability Development Institute and Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science to help the UGC NET aspirants get an edge over other competitors and give their best in the first go itself. It is an ambitious program with the goal of being a guide to the Torchbearers of the better tomorrow of Indian Forensics Fraternity. The program offers free registration to students to avail the benefit of live lectures and minimal fee to avail several benefits like practice tests, model-tests, exams, study materials, and 10-years’ solved papers along with the live lectures.

The lectures are to be conducted by renowned faculty working in different universities all across India to provide the best possible content to the students and help them achieve their goal of clearing the exam. As we believe in providing a level playing field we are providing the Live Lectures FREE OF COST to all registered participants. The content has been prepared keeping the UGC NET Syllabus in mind with special emphasis on Previous 10-year papers of UGC NET Exams to help the students appearing for the very first time and also to help students who have appeared earlier in understanding their previous faults and rectify them.

We hope to provide students with crisp and concise content to help them clear the exam in their upcoming attempt itself.

  • Curriculum

    Unit – I 

    • Forensic Science: Definition, History & Development, Scope, Ethics in Forensic Science 
    • Physical Evidence: Nature, Types, Search methods, Collection, Preservation, Packing & Forwarding of Physical & Trace evidence for Forensic Analyses,  Chain of Custody 
    • Crime Scene: Nature, Types, Preservation of Scene of Crime 
    • Criminal Investigations: Unnatural Deaths, Criminal Assaults, Sexual Offences, Poisoning, Vehicular Accidents 
    • Courts: Types, Powers and Jurisdiction, Admissibility of Evidence in Courts, Definition of Experts, Provisions in Cr.P.C., 1973 & Indian Evidence Act relating to Experts & their Reports; Court Procedures pertaining to Expert Testimony & Witness 
    • Organization of Forensic Science Laboratories of Centre and State, NCRB and NICFS 
    • Fundamental Rights: Right of Equality (Articles 14 to 18) and Right of Freedom (Articles 19 to 22) as per Constitution of India 
    • Criminal Profiling: Profile of Victim and Culprit, its Role in Crime Investigation, Lie Detection (Polygraphy), Narco Analysis, Brain Mapping, Scope and        Limitations 
    • Concept of Quality Control Management in Forensic Institutions 


    Unit – II 

    • Microscopy: Polarizing, Comparison, Stereoscopic, Fluorescent and Electron Microscopes
    • Spectrophotometry: UV, Visible, IR, Raman, Atomic Absorption, Emission
    • Neutron Activation Analysis
    • X – rays and x-ray based techniques such as XRD, XRF
    • Mass Spectroscopy
    • Chromatographic Techniques: TLC, GLC, HPLC, HPTLC
    • Hyphenated Techniques: GC-MS, LC-MS, IR-MS and ICP-MS
    • Electrophoresis: High and Low Voltage Electrophoresis, Immunoelectrophoresis
    • Immunoassays: Principle, Types, Techniques and Applications 


    Unit – III 

    • Detection and Identification of Blood Stains
    • Determination of Species of Origin
    • Blood Group Systems
    • Techniques of Determination of Blood Groups of Blood Stains
    • Detection of Seminal and other body fluids and their Blood Grouping, Red Cells Enzymes, Serum Proteins of Forensic Significance
    • Disputed Paternity & Maternity
    • DNA: Structure, DNA as Genetic Marker, DNA Extraction and Profiling Techniques
    • DNA Phenotyping and RNA Profiling & their Applications
    • Wildlife Forensics: Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972, Scope, Evidences and Identification 


    Unit – IV 
    • Analysis of Ethyl Alcohol in Beverages, Liquors, Biological Fluids and Breath
    • Analysis of Methanol and Denaturants
    • Illicit Liquors
    • Analysis of Chemicals in Trap Cases
    • Metabolism and Chemical Examination of: Insecticides & Pesticides, Tranquillizers & Sedatives, Hypnotics Stimulants, Narcotics, Opiates, Drugs of abuse; Analyses of above and their Toxicity
    • Plant Poisons
    • Metallic Poisons
    • Extraction, Isolation & Clean-up Procedures, Identification of Common Poisons from Viscera, Tissues and Body Fluids 


    Unit – V
    • Fire arms: Types, Classification, Ammunition and their Compositions
    • Forensic Examination of Firearms, Ammunition, Firearms’ projectiles (Bullets, Shots, Slug etc.), Shell Case
    • Gunshot Residues Analysis
    • Concept of Velocity, Penetration, Dispersion, Ricochet, Accidental Discharge, Determination of Range in Firearm Cases
    • Examination of Country made firearms
    • Basics of Internal, External and Terminal Ballistics
    • Tool Marks: Meaning, Types and Examination
    • Restoration of Erased Markings on Metal Surfaces 


    Unit – VI 
    • Fire and Arson: Analyses of Petroleum Products and other Incendiary Materials
    • Explosives: Definition, Types and Analyses
    • Bombs: Country Made Bombs, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and their Examination
    • Investigation in Explosion and Arson related cases
    • Photography: Types, Application in Criminal Investigation & Forensic Evidence Examination 


    Unit – VII 
    • Hair & Fibers: Nature, Types, Structure and Examination
    • Pollens and Diatoms: Their Application in Forensic Investigation
    • Dust & Soil: Nature, Types, Forensic Examination
    • Paint, Lacquer & Varnishes: Nature, Composition and Forensic Examination
    • Glass: Composition, Types, Fractures, Examination
    • Cement, Mortar and Concrete: General Composition, Forensic Analysis
    • Computer Forensics: Introduction, Types of Computer Crimes, Digital Evidence-Seizure, Acquisition and Forensic Examination
    • Mobile Phone Forensics 


    Unit – VIII 
    • Fingerprints: History, Characteristics, Types, Classification, Preservation, Development, Lifting and Comparison, Examination of Chance Prints, Computerization of Fingerprints, AFIS
    • Track Marks: Foot Prints, Shoe Prints, Tire Marks, Their Preservation & Casting, Comparison, Skid Marks. Gait Pattern
    • Biometric Systems of Identification and its Relevance
    • Voice Analysis: Introduction, Significance, Structure of Human Voice apparatus, Voice spectrography, Voice Analysis, Legal Aspects and Limitations 


    Unit – IX 
    • Documents: Definition, Types, Preliminary Examination of Documents
    • Reproduction of Documents through Photographic and Mechanical means and their Examination
    • Examination of Alterations such as Erasures, Obliterations & Additions
    • Indentations, Secret Writings and Charred documents Inks, Papers and their Scientific Examinations with Modern Methods
    • Age of Documents
    • Examination of Typescripts, Printed matter including Currency Notes and Lottery Tickets. Mechanical Impressions
    • Hand Writings: Class and Individual characteristics of Handwritings, Factors affecting Handwritings, Standard Samples for Comparison, Comparison of Hand-written Texts
    • Anonymous and Disguised Writings
    • Identification of Hand Writings, Signatures, Detection of Forged Signature and Forgeries
    • Examination of Credit Cards and similar materials 


    Unit –X 
    • Modes & Manner of Deaths, Sexual Offences and its Medicolegal Importance, Amendments in Law related to Sexual Offences
    • Post – Mortem Examination and Post – Mortem Changes, Estimation of Time since Death
    • Injuries & Wounds: Types, Medicolegal Importance, Gunshot Wounds
    • Determination of Species of Origin, Sex, Age, Stature, and Individual Identification through Skeletal Remains
    • Identification through Skull Superimposition and Facial Reconstruction
    • Human Dentition, Type of Teeth, Determination of Age, Bite Marks
    • Forensic Entomology: Introduction, Insects of Forensic Importance, Insects on Carrion, Forensic Applications

  • Will I be receiving any study material?

    Yes, you will be receiving the study material in soft copy form.  

  • What will be the duration of the lecture in a day?

    The lecture duration will be 2 Hours. 

  • What will be the mode of lectures?

    The lectures will be delivered through online Platform (Zoom).

  • Will I get the recorded lectures?

    No, recorded lectures will not be provided.

  • Where can I reach if I want some assistance?

    You can call us or WhatsApp us at +91-7303913002. You can also write to us at sifs.ugcnet@gmail.com.

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