FORESTRY COURSES IN INDIA
| Courses in India
| Consolidated list of universities and research institutes in India offering UG, PG, PG Diploma and Doctorate courses in Forestry is provided here. Given below information is also provided for career prospects of Forestry courses.
UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA OFFERING FORESTRY COURSES
UNIVERSITIES IN INDIA OFFERING WILD LIFE MANAGEMENT COURSES
Forest and wildlife management
Since wildlife and forests go together, a forest officer is also trained in wildlife management. But for those interested in specialization, there is the Wildlife Institute in Dehradun, formed in 1982. This Institute conducts a one-year diploma course in Wildlife-Biology and Management, apart from refresher and specialized courses for officers of the forest departments
NATIONAL LEVEL COLLEGES IN INDIA OFFERING FORESTRY COURSES
Institutions in forestry education and research (ICFRE) Dehradun (UP)
Indian Council for Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) located at Deharadun oversees the progammes of the Forest Research Institute at Dehradun. FRI runs special courses and training in forest related industries, e.g., paper, pulp and plywood manufacture, wood-seasoning etc. Research into problems related to nurturing of trees, improvement and development of forests, and utilization of forest products is also the work done at FRI. Training is imparted in forest botany, forest mycology, forest entomology, and silviculture. Other available courses are sericulture ( the raising of silkworms for silk industry), animal husbandry, horticulture and veterinary science. Trained people begin in grade of Scientists "C" and the jobs are available in any of the institutes under ICFRE as managers or extension officers.
Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Established in 1982 the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Wildlife. It offers two year Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Forestry Management. The Institute conducts short term Management Development Programmes for Forest Officers from all over India, State Corporations and other forestry related organizations. Main research priority and thrust areas are ecological stability and sustainable productivity of forest resources to satisfy diverse socio-economic needs of society and particularly the rural poor.
CAREER IN FORESTRY
Government forest Services
State forest officials are recruited by State Public Service Commissions of the respective states and also through IFS exam conducted by UPSC. Forest rangers examination is conducted at state level by the Staff Selection Commissions. Eligibility for these examination is graduation with science subjects.
Other Job Opportunities
There are jobs in research institutes of forestry and private sector companies which are involved in forest related products.
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