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A robust Justice dispensation system, especially a criminal justice system is one of the fundamental elements of good governance. With the advancement in the field of Science and Technology, the scope and ambit of crime and the profile of Criminals have undergone rapid changes. The technology-based crimes spreading across the borders are posing a great challenge to the crime investigation machinery. With around 16% conviction rate in India, the Criminal Justice System struggles to retain its credibility and the faith of the people. The new generation crimes which include white-collar crimes, Cross- border crimes, cyber crimes etc have to be approached in a purely scientific and technical manner for which the agencies including the police, prosecutors, judicial officers and the defence lawyers are to be trained adequately. The conventional methods of investigation shall give way to scientific and technology-based investigation technique which would bring in rapid and accurate results; capable of standing the test of technicalities involving rules of evidence. Forensic Science is a well-developed discipline which can be made use in collection, preservation and analysis of evidence scientifically during an investigation as well as trial. Forensic Scientists testifying in the trial courts as expert witnesses act as game changer in many cases. The Standard of Criminal Justice administration depends much on the exposure of Judges, Lawyers, Prosecutors and investigators to medical jurisprudence. A proper application of medical jurisprudence principles into actual criminal Justice Administration will not only improve the quality of the system but also would strengthen the confidence of the public in the institutions of Justice. With this objective, the Centre for Research in Criminal Justice of Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai proposes to offer One Year Postgraduate Diploma in Crime Investigation, Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science. The course will keep pace with the emerging developments in Criminal Justice and Forensic Science. The course will help create the well-informed citizens on the criminal laws and with an exposure to the application of forensic science in crime investigation. The course will enhance the competencies of the professionals working in the area of the criminal justice system. The proposed program will be of One-year duration spread over 2 semesters with 6 subjects i.e. 3 subjects in each semester. Each course will be of 3 Credits which include classroom discussion, online lectures, practical exposure, field visit and assignments. The program will be supplemented by Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Special lectures from experts etc. Each Course carries 100 marks with 50% internal assessment component and the remaining 50% will be evaluated based on Examination and Project for theoretical courses. For Practical Courses, there will be 70% Activity-based internal assessment and 30% will be evaluated based on examination/Project Course Syllabus on each of the topics is carefully prepared by highly accomplished professionals.


Medium: English Language



a). The course is open to students (UG and PG), Research Scholars and Academicians and working professionals.

b). Students enrolled in an undergraduate Law program who have passed the second year and are currently in the third, fourth, or fifth year

of their course are eligible to apply.



Direct Admission subject to fulfillment of the eligibility criteria for the said course and on the full payment of the fees



The course duration is of 1 year and the programme is to be completed within 3 years. Failing which re-registration on the term & conditions prescribed by the university is required. The course commences from May 2023. The course is divided into 2 Semesters. The first-semester exam will be conducted in December 2023 and the second-semester exam will be conducted in May 2024.



Course fee:

Indian Students: Rs. 20,000/-

Foreign Students: $ 400 USD


The Convocation fee will be charged separately as per the University Rules. Re-peat exam fee / Supplementary Exam fee will be charged @ Rs.500/- per paper.

Boarding & Lodging charges if any at the campus (subject to availability) during events/ exam will be extra as per the University Rules



The Post Graduate Diploma in Crime Investigation, Medical Jurisprudence and Forensic Science is a 20 credits programme consisting of 6 courses of 3 credits each and a project work of 2 credits.






The lectures for the Programme will be conducted in online mode which will be supplemented by 3 slots of classroom instruction of one-week duration each. Online lectures will be conducted only on the weekends and holidays. Every Lecture will be recorded. The recording of the lecture will be provided to the candidates only if prior intimation and permission will be taken from the concerned coordinator.

The learning environment includes online lectures on weekends, Webinars, Seminars and conferences on Campus, practical demonstrations, visits to prisons, Juvenile Homes, Police Station, live demonstrations of various techniques used in various Forensic Science Institutions.


Evaluation and Grades:

The grading system will be as per the Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai regulations


Admission for the year 2023 is open

Mode of Admission: Online Application

Deadline: 1st April 2023

Orientation Day: 6th May 2023

Classes start from 7th May 2023


Procedure to Apply: Fill out the form mentioned below, and you will be

contacted by the appropriate authority to help you with the completion of the admission process.

Click here to fill the form for admission.

For any query mail us at


Prof. (Dr.) Dilip Ukey

Vice Chancellor

Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai


Prof. (Dr.) Anil G. Variath
I/c. Registrar
Director, Centre for Research in Criminal Justice
Maharashtra National Law University Mumbai
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Ms. Manisha Katyal

Contact: 7494941909
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