For all aspiring forensic scientists doing their specialisation in Forensic Biology or want to carve their niche in Biology or DNA division, we at Forensics Digest have put together a comprehensive listing of the best laboratories where you can do your internship/ specialisation/ out-house.
We always motivate our students to go for labs that are Wholly committed to the subjects and always working on novel methods and techniques. The knowledge once gets from working in such labs will actually help you in the longer run plus it is an added advantage once you mention that you have done your internship, out-house or specialisation from a reputed laboratory. Forensic knowledge and nuances any how one learn in college and frankly speaking they are not any different from any other lab functioning.
Keeping in mind this, we have compiled a list of Top 7 Labs to do your Internship from in Forensic Biology.
CCMB conducts a summer training program (6 weeks duration from May – June) for students who are in their 1st year of M.Sc. CCMB also offers project dissertation programs for Sciences students.
The deadline for application submission is usually in January each year.
A committee nominated by the Director, CCMB, selects the trainees. One of the major criteria used in selection is that the selected candidates should represent the Nation-wide coverage of different Indian states (based on the location of their academic institutions, but independent of their birthplace, sex, cast or religion). ‘Statement of purpose’ and the ‘Recommendation/reference Letter’ are other important considerations in the selection of candidates along with the academic record.
The number of trainees’ intake varies between 50 – 60 candidates.
IGIB provides training to students with good academic record as well as interest and aptitude to work at IGIB for partial fulfillment of their degree programme i.e M.Sc.
Two-months training for the students preferably with training fellowships from national academies such as JNCASR, INSA, IASc etc. This program is available only during the summer months (May-June or June -July).
The applications for summer training is usually entertained between 1st February and 28th February.
b) IGIB also accepts a limited number of trainees for 1 year or 6 months project training. The applications for 6 months.
For further details, please refer to this link here.
IISER, Pune conducts a 4-8 week summer student program for students in their 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of B.Sc and 1st year of M.Sc or MTech. The application process usually commences during Jan-Feb .
Note- IISER Thiruvananthapuram, Mohali, Bhopal and Kolkata also conduct summer programs each year. For more details, please check their website periodically for deadlines etc
Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore: JNCASR conducts an annual summer research fellowships program of two months duration for B.Sc and M.Sc students. In total, 120 fellowships are awarded each year.
Research areas are as mentioned below-
Life Sciences: Infectious and non-infectious diseases, bioinformatics, developmental biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, genetics, life-history evolution, circadian biology, animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolutionary genetics, evolutionary biology, experimental evolution, population dynamics, phylogeography, neurophysiology, behavioural neurobiology and behavioural genetics and cell biology.
Chemical Sciences: Solid state chemistry, theoretical and computational chemistry, organic, physical and inorganic chemistry, organic and asymmetric synthesis, medicinal and bio-organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, supramolecular chemistry and chemistry of nanomaterials, renewable energy and healthcare-related materials chemistry.
The School of Life Sciences, JNU organizes an annual summer school program of 2 months duration. Applications are invited from students pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies in any branch of science and technology.
IICB conducts annual summer training and project/dissertation work programs for postgraduate students studying in a recognized institution in India with at least 60% and above marks since high school.
All applications are to be submitted at least 60 days prior to the commencement of the training. Students looking for short term summer trainee positions must apply through government-sponsored programs such as KVPY, INSPIRE, INSA/IAS etc.
NCBS offers training opportunities to science students who are interested in working under the supervision of scientists and faculties at the Institute. Interested students can email professors whose research interests aligns with theirs and inquire about training positions and other vacancies in their labs. Many students also do their final year semester projects at NCBS.