Forensic Science as a progressive legal science has been showing immense potentiality in the criminal justice delivery system through reorganization, identification, individualization and evaluation of physical evidence using the methods of natural science in the matter of legal significant. With the rise in cyber, economic and terror related new age crimes it is essential to upgrade the skills and expertise of the Forensic Scientists to the best level available. From the year 1967, the year of its establishment, it has been considered to be one of the best Forensic Laboratory in the country.
The services of Directorate of Forensic Science, Assam are utilized by Assam Police, different paramilitary organizations and other law enforcement agencies for prevention, detection and investigation of crimes. The facilities of the laboratory are also utilized by students of educational institutions for academic purposed. The laboratory is well equipped with all state-of-art equipments for most of analytical works. Many important crime cases are solved by scientists of the laboratory by examining the different physical evidences (judicial exhibits) sent to the laboratory.