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Forest and Wild Life  

 


INTRODUCTION
Forest are the vast source of trees, timbers and also serves as a home for animals, various tribes and forest dwellers. Basic function of foresters is the management of forest resources through use of different techniques. They are engaged in preservation and utilization of forest resources.

NATURE OF WORK
Foresters are involved in the mapping, of forested areas. They prepare documents about forest resources, wild animals in forests. They are responsible for the protection of forests from campers and poachers. They maintain all the technical data related to forests.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
People willing to work as foresters should be interested in environment, ecology, wild life and conservation. They need to have good people's skill, good physique; physical fitness and mental fitness are required.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
Job opportunities exist in Private and Public Sector Organizations, Forest based Industries, Research and Consultancy Industries, Development Organizations, NGO's, etc.
People can also join Indian forest services for which an All India Entrance Examination is conducted by UPSC.

COURSES OFFERED
Forestry can be pursued as a 3 year /4 year course at graduation level, after which specialization in subjects related to forestry, can be done at P.G. level.
There are some specialized institutes which offer specialized courses in forestry and related fields after graduation.

Apart from regular course in forestry, people interested in this field
can also join Indian Forest Services, for which an all India level Exam is conducted by UPSC. The examination is a three stage process comprising of Screening Test, Main Examination and Interviews .Selected candidates are trained for a period of 1 year after which they are posted as Probationary Officers for 2 years after which they are given full fledged charge of a forest under one Division.

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES

COURSESOFFERED/DURATION

 

G.B.PANT UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY

B.Sc.(Forestry)/4years

10+2,

Science,Ag.Sc

Admission test

JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU KRISHI

VISHWAVIDYALAYA

B.Sc.(Forestry)/4years

10+2

DR.YASHWANT SINGH PARMAN

UNIVERSITY OF HORTICULTURE                            AND FORESTRY

B.Sc.(Forestry)/4Yrs

10+2 with 50%,Physics,

Chemistry, Maths.

GUJRAT AGRICULTURAL

UNIVERSITY

B.Sc.(Forestry)/4Yrs

10+2 with 65%

BANGLORE COLLEGE OF FORESTRY

 (UNIV. OF AGRI. SCIENCE)

B.Sc.(Forestry)/4Yrs

10+2 with Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Bio, Ag.Sc

TAMILNADU AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY,

 COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE

B.Sc.(Forestry)/4Yrs

10+2 with 60%in

Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and 70% aggregate.

 

UNIVERSITIES/COLLEGES

COURSESOFFERED/DURATION

 

Dr. YASHWANT SINGH PARMAR

UNIVERSITY OF HORTICULTURE

AND FORESTRY

M.Sc (Forest Product/Agro Forestry)/2Yrs

 

B.Sc./Horti/forest With 1st division

 

GUJRAT AGRICULTURAL

UNIVERSITY

M.Sc.(Forestry)/2 Yrs.

B.Sc.

TAMILNADU AGRICULTURAL

UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE OF HORTICULTURE

M.Sc.(Forestry)/2Yrs

 

B.Sc.

WILD LIFE INSTITUTE

1 year course

Wild life bio and Mgmt.

GURU GHASIDAS UNIVERSITY

M.Sc.(Forestry)/2 Yrs         

B.Sc. with 50% Chem./botany

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY

M.Sc.(Wild Life)

B.Sc. in (zoology/ Botany), test

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal : It runs management courses related to forest.

1. Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management (PGDFM): It runs a 2 Year P.G. program in Forest Management aimed at developing professionals to cater to the needs of Forest Industry.

Selection to the course is made through CAT conducted by IIMs followed by a GD and Interview.