IFS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

IFS – International Forensic Sciences (Govt. of India – MCA & MSME Regd., SSI Govt. of Maharashtra Regd., ISO 9001-2008 Certified & Regd. with DUNS & U.S. Federal Govt. CCR database) Firm. Provides short term forensics courses for awareness about forensics.


Rules, Terms and Conditions :

IFS EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS ONLINE AND DISTANCE COURSES: (Rev.: 10 Aug. 2009 / Rev. 12/12/2011 / 09/07/12 / 02/03/2013)

General Rules, Legal Disclosure, Terms and Conditions:

This Agreement constitutes and expresses the entire agreement and understanding between the IFS and the students of the IFS in reference to all matters herein referred to, all previous discussions, promises, representations and understandings relative thereto, if any, had between the parties hereto, being herein merged. Do not forget to read Imp. Announcements and News from www.ifs.edu.in/notice-news-announcements/ and Student Portal. 

 

  1. Read all these (below mentioned)  details, rules,  terms and conditions very carefully. IFS will not responsible for any consequences / losses. Save these terms and conditions for your own reference. 

  2. According to needs and information received from concerned organizations, departments and quality policy updates, we regularly update / improve or change these Rules, Regulations, Terms, Conditions, Fee Structures, Course Patterns, Syllabus etc on regular basis, so please always visit website, exam. schedule page, FAQ, T&C  (for updates / announcements / changes etc) and also check all your emails regularly. Regarding educational website we update all content at www.ifs.edu.in and student portal so student must refer updated content from this site only. Other sites are not regularly updated and IFS will not be responsible any losses due to old content. Always confirm all details from www.ifs.edu.in only.

  3. The roll number/course key/login details to; each student will be given on admission. On admission every student will receive an Identity Card, Study Material / Reference Books, Course Completion Certificate etc,  according to course type and course mode as mentioned in below terms. Only Course Completion Certificate will be provided to Short term certificate courses. (Printed Certificate will be sent by Post / Courier. No Mark sheet.). Course Completion Certificate and Mark Sheet will be provided to all courses other than Short Term Certificate Courses.

  4. Qualification Certificates (Course, Diploma or Degree Certificate, Mark sheet etc) of the previous school or college will be required from each student wishing to join the course.

  5. Student can pay course fee by any method like Online, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking etc... but If you are paying by DD or Cheque: The Demand Draft or Cheque must be drawn in favour of ‘I F S’, and Do not write any other word or name. On Cheque or DD only write IFS and nothing else. (Payable at Pune)

  6. Student must submit their qualification documents, address proofs, identity proofs and documents mentioned at: www.ifs.edu.in/documents-required/  along with application form. Application form / result will not be processed without all documents. All documents must be sent within 3 days after payment. If you need any additional time, then request email to support@forensic.co.in must be sent for pre-approval. 

  7. The application fee paid for the course, and is not refundable. We can only refund the application fee when a course applied for has been cancelled by IFS or Only in case he/she does not get a seat, also, the fee payment cannot be transferred to another course. Fee once paid is not refundable or adjustable under any circumstances in future. Don't pay any extra amount apart from the requisite fee. Admission once cancelled will not be re-considered and fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. All payment are final so... no charge back or refunds. Fee mentioned in INR / Rs. is for Indian students only. Fee mentioned in USD is for International Students or Out of India Students.

  8. Any change in address, email id, phone number, mobile number or in any other details must be informed in advanced. For this student must submit online form from www.dlc.co.in/form/view.php?id=3562 (Form must be submitted 15 working days to make it effective).
  9. Always use exact same email id used during application or only registered email id for any correspondence in future. Do not use or contact trough any other email id which is not registered with us. You will not receive any response, and IFS will not be responsible for any losses. If your email id is changed then inform us instantly from- www.dlc.co.in/form/view.php?id=3562 (Your registered email id is your unique identity)
  10. Student I-Card + Student Discount Membership Card having life time validity can be provided for students appeared for courses having course duration more than 6 month (PG Diploma, Professional Cert, Universal Certification only), and will be sent later (along with Final Result / Certificate), we provide I-Card on complementary basis, it helps in concession for IFS Seminars, Workshops, Next admissions, Conferences etc. (Single Unique Card). No duplicate card will be issued to any student.

  11. For details about Fee Concession (Click here)

  12. For any correspondence please use Registered Post, Speed Post or any trusted / reliable courier services. Do not send any documents or communications by normal post or book post etc. (we will not be responsible for any losses).  We recommend for Speed Post or Registered Post and courier services like- Overnite Express, Fedex, DTDC, Palande Courier, First Flight, TrackOn, Professional Courier etc. For these courier companies prefer premium and fast delivery options instead of normal services.

  13. IFS reserves the right to alter fee, course structure, or any of the terms or conditions described in this site/brochure without notice at any time and to deny enrollment to any person without explanation. IFS is short name for INTERNATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENCES and old org. Intense Forensic Services, so all name including IFS and IFS INDIA are short names for INTERNATIONAL FORENSIC SCIENCES and nothing else.

  14. Indian Student Category- Students residing in India, having Indian postal address with Indian citizenship. International Student Category- Students residing out of India and having postal address out of India.

  15. Course duration will be started / counted from first payment only. (Not from registration, confirmation email, document submission or delivery of study materials. If you receive study materials late it does not mean that, you course is not started.) e.g. If you apply on 24 Feb. 2013, Course fee paid on 01 March 2012, Document Submitted on 03 March 2013, Study Materials received on 29 March 2012, in such case your courses is started on 01 March 2013. Please refer Holiday List from- http://www.forensic.co.in/holidays_list.html , All mentioned times are Indian Standard Times - You can check current Indian Time from- http://www.worldtimeserver.com/current_time_in_IN.aspx (Days mentioned are working days / Business Days = Excluding weekends (Saturday & Sundays) and Holidays.)

  16. We are not responsible for delays in course fee payment on given time period due to courier or postal delay, holidays, payment processing time, cheque / Demand Draft rejection or any other reason from your side. We are not responsible for postal delays or processing delays by a payee etc and We may charge you additional late fees on the basis number of delayed days, so it is always requested that- Pay your course fee before time to avoid any type of late fee and always visit website for updates, announcements, changes etc and also check your emails...

  17. You can pay course fee and installments by all payment methods including DD, Cheque, NEFT, Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking etc. BUT- for late fee payments, re-exam fee payments etc Demand Draft and Cheques like time consuming payment methods will not be accepted. In such cases you ahve to use Cash Deposit, Online Transfer, NEFT, Cash Payments, Debit Card or Credit Card payments, net banking etc...
  18. It always requested / suggested that- Consider all the deadlines or final dates by deducting min. 7 to 10 days to avoid any type of problems due to late cheque clearances from bank, postal delay, internal dept. processing delay, flexibility due to some other students dates, holidays or other technical or unavoidable reasons.

  19. After registration / admission Indian & Distance Courses Certification students will receive their study material within 10 to 15 working days (Excluding Holidays and Week Ends) from the date of registration (First Payment), In some cases it may take more time due to un-availability of Ref. Books from our Publisher, Holidays, Shortage of study material / staff etc and other un-avoidable reasons. (After Clearance of Cheque / DD etc)

  20. International / Outside India students who wants printed notes, books and ref. material by courier / post , then 200 USD will be charged extra.(Optional).
    Special Note - For dispatching of study material as well as mark sheet and certificate, Indian postal service will be used. If private courier services will be required to be used (for Study material/ Mark sheet and Certificate) then international / outside India students must have to pay courier charges separately. (Students can send prepaid envelope or can pay through online shipping labels and send the bar-code/labels to us).

  21. All our Courses, Study Material and Contents are for educational and informational purposes only. IFS and Team will not responsible for their misuse, User will be solely responsible for misuse of the Education, Information, Knowledge and Tools or any other content. All courses, content and all course related activities are conducted in ENGLISH language only. Strictly English medium for all courses, so student must have sufficient knowledge about English Language.

  22. Our Courses will / may not transfer as college credit. Many colleges, Organizations, Companies and universities around the world do accept our courses certificates as fulfilling prerequisite program requirements. However, we do not keep track of what courses are accepted where and under what conditions. These all are Forensic Science based additional knowledge enhancing courses for public awareness and not related to MCI, DCI, Bar Council of India or other Councils / Boards. Always contact us for any query before joining course regarding this.

  23. Students do not need to attend any classes so we provides fully self study, distance and online courses, duration mentioned on site is maximum duration required to complete his/her course. Indian Students have to appear for exam after completion of specified course duration, but this duration is not applicable to International students (Fast Track), as they can appear for exam. when they will finish their study. Exam. will be conducted on Saturday / Sunday or any other working day.

  24. We provide printed notes / reference books to Indian residence and distance education mode students only, alternatively online study material will be provided to International students, If shipping charges are paid separately by international students then only printed material will be provided. Some cases student have to access online study materials from website for more reference study, advanced study, basic books, supplementary materials etc.

  25. Our courses will guide you about Legal Procedures, Forensic Relations, Ethics, Forensic Science Aspects etc about every subject, We do not provide Medical, Engineering etc courses.

  26. Our Certificates are acceptable for Jobs and Legal purposes as recognized from government agencies. IFS is Govt. Regd., ISO 9001-2008 Certified and Autonomous Forensic Organization / Corporate, not a Institute, University or College. 'Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, (Perspective Plan for Indian Forensics, 2010) submitted by IFS  Education Department for more details visit About Us page'.

  27. Acceptability of Recognitions is depend up on respective team / officer / organizations etc

  28. All Franchise, affiliated centres or corporate member's are independent legal entities. The IFS is not responsible in anyway for the decisions and actions taken by these independent entities and they solely responsible for all other activities.

  29. Our courses are for your educational enrichment, enhancing knowledge and professional developments, We provide job assistance to our students if their basic qualification meets eligibility criteria, it means you must have strong basic qualifications, so these course will give you additional weightage, it could not be considered as Job Guarantee or Assured  Placement.

  30. Our courses are self-paced with instructor-led (Online Support Ticket). Student can study on specific subject from their own home or office with our Study Materials / Kit. We do not provide Classroom Training, Video Classes or Classes for these courses. Student have to apply for training, workshop, seminar and other personal classes separately, Fee, entrance exam or selection criteria is depend on type of training.

  31. Additional Taxes / fees / Too and Fro / Work / Service charges may apply.

  32. IFS shall have no responsibility for any damage to Books, Certificates, Forms, DD / Cheques, Documents or any other losses, in courier or postal services.

  33. We provide Online Support Ticket System for help or support, We do not provide -Skype, Chatting, or other support modes. For any updates or announcements please contact us regularly, in many cases or related to assignment questions, exam. schedule our team will update details on website and they never directly contact with students, so please visit our website regularly. Student must have basic knowledge about computer, internet, email etc to access online portals, study materials, to check announcements, updates, exam. schedule, to appear online exam., to assignment questions etc. As our main communication medium is E-Mail Only and all the systems are online, so you may not receive any phone call from us, alternatively we place all the announcements on website (Exam. Schedule Page, Terms and Condition Page / FAQ etc) or some time we may send it by emails.

  34. For any request, help or complaint etc always contact us by email or support control panel and NOT BY PHONE, IFS will not be responsible for any complaint regarding telephonic conversation, any wrong information or support team's promises over pone etc, so always use email as a contact or support method, so we and you can track every contact activity / communication. always use e-mail, because you have a record and can get a read receipt.

  35. Indian Students may use Universal Currency Converter from http://www.xe.com/ucc/ to pay fee in other currencies

  36. On cancellations or withdrawals, no payments will be refunded. Course Fee will not be transferred to another course. No any changes will be accepted in course name, course mode, course fee etc. Course materials can not be returned or changed etc.

  37. Before filling up the application form, please ensure your eligibility for admission as mentioned don web page- www.ifs.edu.in/eligibility/ , otherwise the application form will be cancelled and the fee paid by you will not be refunded. Neither any intimation will be sent to you, nor any correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

  38. It is your responsibility to review, contact and visit our websites, support team from time to time to ensure that you continue to agree with all of its terms. If you have any questions, please contact us. It is students first duty to read terms, conditions, faq and emails etc, any losses caused due to this will not considered in any circumstances. Every student must have his/her active email id and phone number. (Unacceptable reasons- My email account was hacked, my email account was not working, I don't have internet connection, There was internet connectivity problem, I don't have email ID, I don't have knowledge about computer or internet, power failure, account was deleted, I was busy, I was out of country or city, other official works, official or personal reasons, health or bed rest reasons etc...)

  39. Do email us the details after payments with transaction id's at account@forensic.co.in (Payments can not be confirmed without intimation)

  40. Student have to submit their qualifications documents, identity proof, residence proof and passport size photograph after fee payment.

  41. Your certificate & mark sheet will be printed with your name as it appears on your documents and/or application. Should you wish to modify your name on your certificate and mark sheet, please submit a Change form along with legal supporting documentation of the change such as a attested photocopy of your driving license, passport, aadhar card or pan card + latest electticity / telephone bill. For a name change to be reflected on the final certificate, the name change request must be submitted at least two months prior to the examination and/or certificate dispatch.

  42. Incorrect Certificate / Mark Sheet : Contact us to report if you find any printing error / mistake on your certificate or mark sheet. If you have received your certificate / mark sheet and found any printing error, then you must return your original certificate / mark sheet to the IFS Office within 30 days from certificate issued, any request received after 30 days will not be considered in any condition and respective student will be solely responsible for any such losses.

  43. Computer Knowledge: Student must have basic knowledge about computer, internet, email etc to access online portals, study materials, to check announcements, updates, exam. schedule, to appear online exam., to assignment questions etc. Student must have sufficient typing speed to write exam answers in sufficient time, they can also take help from friend or family member for this. IFS will not be responsible for losses due to lack of computer related knowledge. 

  44. Contact us by email for Exam. dates, Assignment Questions, Study Material Queries etc, Always contact our support team by email or by support control panel, IFS may contact you regarding exam. schedule, assignment or further procedures.

  45. Assignments / Home Work: Detailed instructions for assignments are given in Student Portal and Website. Assignment must be submitted only once - per semester. Assignment rules are same for all type of assignment submissions.  Always submit assignment on time. Do not submit multiple assignments / assignment files for each sem., All questions must be written in single / one file only. Acceptable assignment length (Total Answers - All Questions) is about 15 to 20 pages to get passing score. Maximum limit is about 50 pages. Page limit = Excluding Blank spaces, Cover pages, Images, Tables, Photos etc. Do not copy/paste answers from internet / eBooks or any other sources, use your own language to write assignments. Assignment is part of exam / evaluation so it can not be re-submitted.

  46. Re-Exam: If you fail in appeared exam, We will provide you an extra attempt without any cost / fee on next exam day as per schedule (With re-appeared status), If you fail in appeared exam / to appear second time, then We will provide you an extra attempt with 1200 Rs. / 50 USD within 7 working days (with reappeared status); appeared means: Score less than 50 %. It does not mean if score is "Zero" or less than 10, because some student just shows they have appeared for exam without any proper answers, just to extend exam date. Free attempt will not be provided - If student violates our rules and guidelines e.g. Plagiarism?, Delay in answer submission, Lack of time, Short content etc.

  47. If you fail to appear for an online examination on confirmed / scheduled exam. date, then you have to pay a 1200 INR / $50 rescheduling fee + 50 Rs. per day (with RMP Medical Certificate). If any student fails to confirm exam. date and even not appear for automatically scheduled date then also it will be suspended (Absent Mark) and he/she have to pay a 1200 INR / $50 rescheduling fee + 50 Rs. per day from the first exam. date (with RMP Medical Certificate), after passing 7 day registration / admission will be deleted.

  48. If you fail to appear a second time or any student fail to appear exam. within 7-10 days of exam. schedule, your application will be considered void, and you will have to submit a new application with new fees... (For your Exam. Schedule visit Website).

  49. The void date on an application may be extended up to 20 days if you provide documented evidence that the failure to reschedule the exam was due to a medical emergency or other circumstance beyond your control (Exam. re-schedule fee and late fee apply).

  50. If student gets passing marks : 50% or above, then he/she can not re-appear for exam. Re-exam available only to failed students. Student must re-appear for only failed exam/paper and not for all exam parts or papers. 

  51. Students must confirm their online exam. date at-least before 15 working days before their first exam. date choice. Exam. dates confirmed before 2-3 days or one day before can not be accepted. To check your exam. schedule please visit- www.forensic.co.in/student and confirm any one date choice from same student portal ; If we do not received any exam. date confirmation before your first exam. date, then your first exam. date / choice will be considered as your final exam. date choice and second exam. date choice will not be assigned in any condition, so please confirm it before 15 working days. If we do not receive any response regarding your exam. date choice (after passing your first exam. date option) your application will be suspended and considered as null & void. Please give priority to the exams, assignments, information, instructions, dates, and updates. First preference to the your exams, assignments and course completion highly expected. (No exam for Short Term Course. Only Assignment / Homework or Project should be submitted.)

  52. When you confirms Exam Date, Our Team will send you Online Examination Login details before 12 to 24 Hour of your examination day/date, if you do not receive any exam. login details within 12 to 24 hour of your exam timing, then please email us at exam@forensic.co.in (Inform by E-Mail Only) - Please note that, if your fees is pending you may not appear for exam. all the course fee must be paid before your exam. within 90 days of admission / registration, if any student fail to pay remaining course fee within specified time or his/her admission is suspended the he/she can't get exam. login details from exam. dept. (Confirmation of full course fee payment from account dept. is required), in such case exam. re-schedule fee 1200 Rs. + 50 Rs. per day late fee may apply.

  53. After completion of online exam.:  Confirm your result & Apply for Mark Sheet / Certificate etc by visiting this link- www.dlc.co.in/form/ifs-29.aspx , If any student fails to confirm / submit above application form, their result will not be confirmed / processed. Only after confirmation our exam. team will dispatch you your result within 20-30 working days, (Student enrolled for One year courses, and appeared for First Sem. exam will receive only online result and both the sem result will be sent after second sem. exam.) always check for automated confirmation email after submission of above form, if you do not receive it within 10-15 min. after submitting or if you do not find it in SPAM / BULK / JUNK folder please submit it again or contact support team from www.ifs.cc  (No exam for Short Term Course. Only Assignment / Homework or Project should be submitted.).

  54. Two Exam. Dates / Options are fixed exam. dates / choices, no any extension will be provided without these two options, (one extension can be provided in medical emergency situations if RMP Medical Certificated provided within 3 days of exam. date after approval from concerned authority only). No any additional exam. date will be provided excluding provided two options / exam. dates in any circumstances. Exam. date once confirmed or auto-scheduled can not be changed later, another given exam. date can be selected only within 24 hours after confirmation of exam. date. When student confirm correct exam date, then it will be verified by team and will be updated in first option column and another unwanted or unassigned date will be deleted. First column will shown confirmed or auto-scheduled exam date and second column will shown word- Confirmed. Student must verify confirmed exam date and inform us if any error found without any delay. IFS team will not be responsible for any negligence or misunderstanding or communication gap due to any reason. If student fail to appear for confirmed or auto-scheduled exam date then it will be suspended. Student must re-activate suspended application within 7 days (By paying re-exam fee + late fee per day), after 10 days it can not be considered for re-activation. Students suspended for 20 days and not re-activated within 30 days will be deleted permanently.

  55. Due to some unavoidable critical reasons, If any student want to extend their exam. date, then they have to submit any critical reason in request letter in writing along with proof like- Medical Certificate from recognized Authority / RMP etc. then you can extend your exam. date but only once (Acc. to final decision from dept.). Maximum extension period is 20 days. (Final decision by Senior authority only without any additional communication). This extension in exam or change in exam date will be provided only once and will not affect on second sem. exam dates. e.g. If your date is extended for first sem and within next month your course is going to complete then, you second sem exam will be conducted in next month only, it clearly means- You can not get benefit for second sem exam. No any request or complaint will be accepted regarding this. 

  56. If Application / Admission or Registration is- Suspended / Deleted, then no any complaint will be accepted in any condition, We also not responsible for any losses caused, if we have sent reminder emails and you have not checked it, email id is hacked etc problems. Check your emails regularly and also visit our website for updates, announcements etc because IFS may not send you reminders by email every time. Only suspended application can be reactivated after paying reactivation fee and late fee within specified time.

  57. Your responsibilities are- To check exam. schedules, confirm exam. dates in specified time, recheck confirmed exam dates final confirmation, if any error inform us immediately, submit assignment on time, appear for specified exam. date within exam. time, confirm result after exam., apply for mark sheet / certificate online and also check exam. schedule page, Terms and Conditions Page and FAQ for updates, new announcements, changes in rules etc...

  58. Fee once paid is not refundable or adjustable under any circumstances in future. Don't pay any extra amount apart from the requisite fee. Admission Forms received without supporting documents will be rejected and fee will not be refunded. Your admission will be cancelled... If: Application form is incomplete, fee paid is short, required documents are not complete, false documents have been submitted, required educational qualifications are not fulfilled, incorrect or wrong information is given, Imp. Note: Admission once cancelled will not be re-considered and fee paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

  59. All rights are reserved including right of admission / registration AND opportunity of Re-Exam, I-Card, Re-schedule, Late Fee, Payment terms, Fee Concessions, Scholarships etc. All final decisions by Concerned Authority. It must be permitted or granted only after proper procedure and decision from concerned authority. 

  60. We may change these Charges and Terms & Conditions at any time, without notice.

  61. There may be some changes / updates in Rules, Regulations, Terms, Conditions, Fee Structures, Course Patterns, Syllabus, Login keys etc every 2-3 months or bi-annually so always visit website for updates / announcements and also check emails regularly. Almost all activities are online and you can get all updates online.

  62. Please read all the rules, regulations, terms and conditions carefully (Before Application and Fee Payment ), to avoid any kind of trouble or misunderstandings, at later stage any kind of objections, requests or complaints will not be entertained in any situation. Violations of rules, terms & conditions; unacceptable arguments, inappropriate behaviour; negligence to confirm dates, submit assignment, any fee payment, updates, changes, announcements, checking emails regularly etc will not be tolerated in any circumstances.

  63. Arbitration : All disputes relating to or arising out of this agreement etc shall be settled by reference to arbitration only and not by recourse to the courts of law, as per the applicable Indian Law including the Arbitration and Conciliation Act of 1996. An arbitration tribunal consisting of a single member only shall conduct arbitration. The IFS’s nominee shall be the persona designate as an arbitrator. The venue of arbitration shall be Pune, India. The arbitration clause shall however not apply if the IFS and or the authorized agent decide to prosecute any student for any criminal offences, including but not limited to dishonour of post-dated cheques.

  64. Indemnity : A student agrees to indemnify, defend and hold the IFS harmless from and against any and all loss, damage, liability and expense (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) arising out of any third party claim, action or proceeding based directly or indirectly on the acts of omission or commission by the member or his/her agents, the breach or alleged breach or failure to comply with any applicable laws or regulations, concerning the practice of profession.

  65. Limitation of Liability : The liability of the IFS towards the students is limited only to the extent of the Enrolment Fees paid by them. To clarify further, the IFS shall not be liable to the students for fees paid by them to any franchise etc as tuition and other fees. The IFS shall also not be liable to the students for punitive, exemplary, special, indirect, or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost profits.

  66. Applicable Law : The agreement shall be deemed to have been made in Pune in the State of Maharashtra, India and shall be construed and enforced in accordance with and the validity and performance hereof shall be governed by the laws of the State of Maharashtra, India without reference to principles of conflict of laws thereof. Judicial proceedings regarding any matter arising under the terms of the Agreement shall be brought in the relevant courts of Pune, India.
    Jurisdiction for all disputes (if any) relating to the any courses is Pune, India.

  67. All disputes are subject to exclusive jurisdiction of Courts at Pune, India only.

  68. Read all these (above mentioned) details, rules, terms and conditions very carefully. IFS will not responsible for any consequences / losses.

The IFS reserves the right to change the curriculum, course structure and the rules relating to admissions, fee structure and examinations. Details may be modified from time to time for academic, regulatory and operational reasons. The students will be governed by the latest regulations applicable to them during the relevant batch / course.