Rewarding career in Forest and Environment sector after undergoing Forestry Management Course

In modern time, sensibility towards forest and environment has increased in manifold. Government constituted cadre of Indian Forest Service for protection of forest and maintenance of environment. Officers of this service cadre are appointed in every State.

Corporate groups also spend huge money on environment protection. Environment protection is considered to be part of social service. Large industries do have a separate division for this subject. Lucrative job opportunities are there for you in such companies as Executive if you have studied Forest and Environment. For this purpose, course of Forest Management or Forestry Management is useful. If you have joined course of Forestry Management, you can also join any NGO engaged in environment protection work.

Facilities for Forestry Management course is available at Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) run by the Government of India. This Institute, located at Bhopal, is an autonomous body functioning under Union Forest and Environment Department. Post-graduate Program in Forestry Management for two-years duration is being conducted at IIFM. This course is recognized by AICTE also. Students selected for the course are eligible for payment of stipend by the Government.

Names of Institutes:

  1. Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal – www.iifm.ac.in
  2. Aligarh Muslim University - www.amu.ac.in
  3. Forestry Research Institute, Dehradun. - www.icfree.org
  4. Indian Institute of Agriculture Research, Delhi - www.iari.res.in

Contact: The Chairperson, PGDFM Admissions, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehrunagar, Bhopal-462003 (MP). www.iifm.ac.in/admission

Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun:

No. Name of course Eligibility No.of seat
1 M.Sc. Forestry Graduation in Agriculture, Forestry or Science or Graduation in Botany, with any one of subject – chemistry, geology, mathematics, physics, zoology. 38
2 M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology Graduation in Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics or B.Sc. Forestry degree. 38
3 M.Sc. Environment Management 3-year graduation in any branch of basic or applied science or graduation in Agriculture or Forestry or B.E./B.Tech. in Environment Science. 38
4 Post Master Diploma in Natural Resource Management M.Sc. 24

Marks for entrance test : Students with 50% marks by general category or 45% by S.C./ST category in entrance test can apply for admission. Examination centers : Dehradun, Jabalpur, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Delhi, Lucknow, Jodhpur, Shimla, Ranchi, Coimbatore and Jaurhat.

How to apply ? : Application form can be obtained from branch of Union Bank of India located in the Institute campus. Separate forms to be filled in for more than one course. Application form and prospects can be downloaded from www.fri.icfre.gov.in also.

Contact : Forest Research Institute (Deemed) University, Po. IPI, Kaulgarh Road, Dehradun 248195.