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A country’s richness in natural resources is determined by its forests as they are the home for many rare herbs, medicinal plants etc. Protection of forests and farming of trees guarantee timber supply. Therefore, it is imperative to take care of forest resources by protecting them from pests, fire, disease, invasion and haphazard felling of trees.
Aspirants to enroll for a bachelor’s degree in forestry must have completed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology a core subjects.
Those with Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the intermediate level can go for B.Sc Forestry, which is a four-year course. Further the masters’ level courses offer specialization in subjects like Forest Management, Commercial Forestry, Forest Economics, Wood Science & Technology, Wildlife Science, Veterinary Science etc.
Other than educational qualifications, students must be adventurous, have sound health and stamina, communication skills, environmentalist tendency, interest in agriculture and horticulture etc.
Jobs and career:
Qualified foresters can find placement in:
Governmental, non-governmental organizations that preserve the forest resources
Plantation/timber estates,
Wildlife Research Institutes
Zoological Parks/Sanctuaries
Wildlife Ranges
Career options are:
Foresters, dendrologists, ethologists (study of behavior of animals in their natural habitats), entomologists (study of insects), silviculture (development and care of forests), forest range officers, zoo curators etc. The government does recruit forest officers and this also finds a place through the Civil Service examination, where one can rise to the post of the Chief or Principal Conservator of the Forest
Some of the prominent institutes that offer courses on forestry are:
Aligarh Musilm University , Aligarh
Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal.
Forestry Research Institute, Dehra Dun
Osmania University, Hyderabad

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