B.Sc. in Forestry Sciences

Duration -

4 Years

Eligibility Criteria
10+2 with PCM or PCB or Agriculture with minimum 50% marks in aggregate
Annual Fees -

50,000 /-

Semester Fees -

27,500 /-

Forestry program is an Undergraduate Degree program of 4 year duration which is divided into 8 semesters, each semester lasting 6 months.

The main aim of this program is to train students to become Forestry professionals. The tasks of forestry professional are- conserving forest and forest resources, conserving and protecting wildlife, manage forest resources, develop forest and forest resources etc. B.Sc. Forestry program trains students and instills skills in them, which will help them perform the above mentioned tasks. Also, the program has been designed to provide the students knowledge about latest technology used in the field of Forestry.

Core Module

Important subjects covered

Students have to study a set of theoretical subjects as well as practical sessions comprising :

  • Basics of Geology
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Computer Applications
  • Environment Science
  • Chemistry
  • Silviculture
  • Wood Anatomy
  • Forest Engineering
  • Soil Survey
  • Dendrology
  • Tree Physiology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Project Planning and Cost Estimation
  • Agroforestry Systems and Management
  • Forest Laws and Policies
  • Forest resource and product marketing
  • Apiculture
  • Basics of Horticulture
  • Biotechnology
  • Forest Economics
  • Physical Education
  • Nursery maintenance
  • Water resource management
  • Forest Mensuration
  • Tree Seed Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Agrometeorology
  • Livestock Management
  • Forest Pathology
  • Forest Business Management
  • Project Management
  • Medicinal and Aromatic plants
  • Forest resource and product management
  • Entrepreneurship skills

B.Sc. program also consists of practical sessions as well as work experience oriented tours and workshops.

Job opportunities

Ample job opportunities are available for B.Sc. Forestry graduates in the Forest Department of Indian Government. One may land the job of a forester or forest department officer in State Governments' Forest Department. For this, one has to go through the selection process and examination though. One may also follow up B.Sc. Degree with M.Sc. Degree and take up a teaching job also. Some good job posts available for graduates are-

  • Officer- State Governments' Forest Department
  • Nursery Manager
  • Purchase Manager (Forest products)
  • Lecturer (after completing M.Sc. Degree)
  • Plantation Manager
  • Forest products marketing
  • Researcher (after completing M.Sc. and PhD programs also)