Depending on their field of specialisation, forest can work either in offices, laboratories or outdoors in the wild. They perform an advisory role in government and non-governmental organi - stations to encourage management and a maintenance f the earth 's forest reserves. They also work as industrial and agricultural consultants in various industries that utilize forest resources. Foresters work as financial consultants in forestry organizations. On the manufacturing side, they assist in the manufacture of timber, paper and other wood based products. Prevention of forest fires, wasteland development, social forestry, eco - tour ism etc are other area that fall within the ambit of forestry specialists. Research in the protection and regeneration of forests is also an important task performed by forests.
Job Market: Apart form jobs in the Ministry of Environment and Forests and in the forestry deportments of local governments, the forestry departments of local governments, the experts can get into governments sponsored projects in forestry and environment. They can also find employment in executive positions in timber and plywood companies and in organizations like the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). Scientists can find employment in Research labs. The education sector is also a potential source of employment.
Training Programme: The starting point for a career in forestry is at the undergraduate level. Those who have passed +2/ equivalent with Physics, Chemistry and Biology can apply for the 4 years B.Sc Forestry, Forest course Further, the Master level offers, specialization in subjects furthers, the Maser level offer socialization in subjects like Forest Management, Commercial Forestry, Forest Economics, wood Science and Technology, Wildlife Science etc. Forestry Management (IIFM). Bhopal (See Management). Indian Forest Service is another options for those who have graduated in Forestry. Those who wish to do Ph.D in forestry can do so at the recognized centers.
List of Institutions Offering Forestry Courses In India :
1. Aligarh Musilm University , Aligarh - 202 002.
2. Birsa Agricultural University, Kanke , Ranchi - 6.
3. Colleg of Agricultural and Regional Research Station , Krishinager, Dharwas, Karnataka.
4. College of Agriculture, Hebbal, Bangalore, Karnataka
5. College of Agriculture, Hissar Haryana
6. College of Agriculture, Ludhiana, Punjab
7. College of Agriculture, Vellanikkara, Trichur, Kerala, Phone - 0487 - 370050
8. Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukj Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola 444 104.
9. Dr. Y.S Parmer University of Agriculture, & Forestry, Solan - 173 230.
10. Forestry Research Institute, Dehra Dun - 248 006.
11. GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology. Pantnagar - 263 145.
12. Gujarat Agricultural University , Sardar Krushinagar 385 506.
13. Haryana Agricultural University , Hissar, Haryana.
14. HN Bahuguna Garhwal University, Srinagar - 246 174. Uttra Pradesh.
15. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal.
16. JawaharlaNehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur 482 004.
17. Karnatak University Dharward- 580 003.
18. Konkan Krishi Vidapeeth, Dapoli - 415 712.
19. Kumarn University - Nainital - 236 001.
20. Manipur University , Canchipur, Imphal - 795 003.
21. Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth. Krishi Nagar, Parbhani - 431 402.
22. North - Eastern Hill University, NEHU Campus PO Shilling - 793 022.
23. Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar - 751 003.
24. Osmania University, Hyderabad - 500 007
25. Postgraduate School, Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi.
26. Punjab Agriculture University, Lundhiana - 141 008.
27. Sher- K. Eashmir University of Agricultural Sciences & Technology , Shalimar Campus, Srinagar - 191121 / Camp Office : Railway Road, Jammu - 180 004.
28. Tamilnadu Agricultural University , Coimbatore - 641 003, Tamil Nadu.
29. University of Agricultural Science , Bangalore - 65 .
30. University of Agriculture Sciences, Krishinagar, Dhawad - 580 005.
31. Wildlife Institute of India, Chandrabani, Dehra Dun (affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot- 306 005)
International Focus :
1. World Forestry Center , 4033 SW Canyon Rd. Portland, Oregon 97221 Phone -503-228-1367 Fax - 503-228-4608 Website : http://worldforestry.org
2. Forestry and Arboriculture Safety Training Council, 231, Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh EH 12 &aT.
3. Society of American Foresters, 5400 Grosvenor LN., Bethesda , MD 20814.
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