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  B.Sc. Forestry

Course summary: Duration: 4 years.

Eligibility: 10+2 with at least 45% marks in PCB/PCM.

Course contents: Basic forestry and allied courses like geology and soil science, hydrology and watershed management, soil survey and land use planning, medicinal and aromatic plants, forest entomology and pathology, apiculture and sericulture, dendrology, world forestry systems, agro-forestry and social forestry, environmental studies, forest engineering. Introductory course of computer science, statistics, bio-mathematics, biology, plant physiology, biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics and plant breeding, microbiology, economics, agro-meteorology and remote sensing.

Career opportunities

Global concern about natural resource conservation and sustainable management requires trained forest managers for the management of the forests globally.

Forestry graduates may look forward for career in Indian Forest Services and State Forest Services, various departments of Ministry of Environment and Forests, agricultural and forestry universities, wood and non-wood forest based industries like plywood, furniture, medicinal plants, etc., Soil conservation, watershed management and plantation agencies and organizations, NGOs in the field of environment management, rural and tribal development, etc. International agencies like WWF, FAO, DANIDA, CIFOR, SIDA, USAID, DFID, etc. also offer placement to forestry graduates.

  M.Sc. Forestry

Course Summary: Duration: 2 years.

Eligibility: B.Sc.(Agri.) / B.Sc.(Horti.) / B.Sc. (Forestry) degree or equivalent degree with four years duration.

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Forestry is the art and science of tree resources, including plantations and natural stands. The main goal of forestry is to create and implement systems that allow forests to continue a sustainable provision of environmental supplies and services. The challenge of forestry is to create systems that are socially accepted while sustaining the resource and any other resources that might be affected.
 

Modern forestry generally embraces a broad range of concerns, including assisting forests to provide timber as raw material for wood products, wildlife habitat, natural water quality management, recreation, landscape and community protection, employment, aesthetically appealing landscapes, biodiversity management, watershed management, erosion control, and preserving forests as 'sinks' for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester. The word "forestry" can also refer to a forest itself.

Career Opportunities
Foresters work for the timber industry, government agencies, conservation groups, local authorities, urban parks boards, citizens' associations, and private landowners. The forestry profession includes a wide diversity of jobs, with educational requirements ranging from college bachelor's degrees to PhDs for highly specialized work.

Industrial foresters plan forest regeneration starting with careful harvesting. Urban foresters manage trees in urban green spaces. Foresters work in tree nurseries growing seedlings for woodland creation or regeneration projects. Foresters improve tree genetics. Forest engineers develop new building systems. Professional foresters measure and model the growth of forests with tools like geographic information systems.
 

 

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