| National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science (NICFS)
Year of Establishment 1972
The National Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science (formerly the ‘Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science’) came into existence on 4th January, 1972 on the recommendations of a Committee appointed by the UGC to look into the applied aspects of education, training and research in the fields of Criminology and Forensic Science to commensurate with the growing needs of the country in general and the Criminal Justice System in India in particular. In September, 1976, the Institute was constituted as a separate department under the Ministry of Home Affairs headed by a full time Director.
Over the years, the Institute has grown from strength to strength and has developed as a unique Institution, which trains, in one place, the higher leve
The Main Building of the Institute, at present, has two storeys, although the original approved site plan of the Institute does have a provision to build two more storeys. In view of the multifarious activities of the Institute, and expansion of its Forensic Science with the proposed creation of new Divisions in the disciplines of Computer Forensics, Forensic Physics, Serology and DNA Finger Printing etc., besides expansion of the NICFS Library, there is an urgent need to augment the existing accommodation of the Institute, by constructing one more storey in the Main Building. Although some work towards preparation of estimates and plan have been completed in consultation with the CPWD authorities, formal approval of MHA and allocation of additional funds for the purpose are yet to be o... >>
The Institute is located at its own 5-acre campus at Sector-3, Rohini, Delhi - 85. The NICFS Campus comprises of the Main Building, which houses the Laboratories, Class Rooms, Seminar Halls, Forensic Science Museum, Library, Administration Wing etc. The Institute has a 57-Room Senior Officers’ Hostel located within the campus for the use of resident trainees participating in long-term courses/training programmes. The campus also contain 14 Staff Quarters, besides Garage, Pump House, Electrical Station etc. Apart from this, the Institute also has a Residential Complex at Sector-5, Rohini, Delhi-85, where 20 Staff Quarters have been constructed, in the first phase, for the accommodation of its staff.