About B.Sc - Forestry

Bachelor of Science in Forestry is a four-year undergraduate program that is divided into eight equal semesters. It provides students with the knowledge and training about Forestry. Forestry program trains students in the managing of forests, new plantation, maintaining old plantations and other natural resources.

The main aim of forestry studies is the creation and implementation of systems and framework for the sustainable continuation of forest resources and supplies and to make sure that the non-renewable sources do not get extinct. During the program, students are offered theoretical and practical knowledge regarding forestry and other related fields.

Forestry professionals have various duties to perform such as managing forest resources, conserving forest and forest supplies, generating awareness and implementing new technology in the forestry department.

Candidates who are keen to take up a career in forestry must have a spirit of adventure, enthusiasm for outdoor activities, physical fitness and should be adaptable to the new surroundings. They should also have a keen interest in global concerns and how to preserve the environment.


B.Sc Forestry Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of B.Sc Forestry course are given below:

Name of the Course

B.Sc Forestry


4 years

Minimum Eligibility

The candidate must have passed class 12th with 50% minimum aggregate.

Entrance Exams







Admission Process

Merit-based: Some colleges take admission on the basis of merit obtained in the qualifying exam.

Entrance based: Some colleges take admission on the basis of a national level, Institute level or a state level entrance exam.

Course Fee

20,000 to 50,000 (depends on institute)


  • Candidates belonging to reserved categories and economically weaker sections are eligible for state government scholarship schemes. 

  • Deemed or private universities offer merit scholarships  (based on marks in entrance exam or Class 12th)


There are a lot of internship opportunities for B.Sc in Forestry in India.

Average starting salary

INR 3 to 10 LPA

Career Options

  • Assistant Manager

  • Farming Manager

  • School Teacher

  • Professor

  • Agri-Credit Manager

  • Nursing Manager


B.Sc - Forestry Eligibility Criteria

In order to pursue the B.Sc Forestry course, the candidates will have to fulfil the given below eligibility criteria:

  • The candidate must have passed class 12th or equivalent from a recognized board.
  • The candidate must have acquired a minimum aggregate of 50% in the qualifying examination.


Admission Process

The admission to B.Sc Forestry course is done in two ways:

Merit-Based: The merit-based admission to the course is done directly on the basis of score obtained by the candidate in the qualifying examination. Some colleges also prepare a cutoff list based on the qualifying examination for admission.

Entrance Based: The entrance based admission to the course is done on the basis of score obtained by the candidate in a national level, state level or college level entrance exams. The admission is done through the counselling process.


B.Sc - Forestry Syllabus

First Year:

Moral & Value Education

Professional Communication

Forest Ecology & Conservation


Cytology & Genetics

Technical Writing

Silviculture- Principles & Practices

General Biochemistry

Introduction to Tree Science

Second Year:

Forest Mensuration

Introduction to Forest Foil Science

Environmental Studies

Introduction to Geology

Treed Seed Technology

Principles of Forest Economics

Community Development

Fundamentals of Extension Education 


Third Year:

Forest Management

Silvicultural Systems

Livestock Management

Pest Management

Forest Entomology

Nutrient Management

Working Plan

Wood Anatomy

General and Forest Microbiology

Fourth Year:

Environmental Studies

Logging & Ergonomics

Wood Seasoning & Preservation

Forest Utilization

Commerical Forestry

Seedling Production

Wildlife Management

Nursery Management

Forest Soil Survey & Land Use

B.Sc - Forestry Career Options and Job Prospects

Graduates after pursuing B.Sc in Forestry can find work both in public and private sector. Aspirants can work with Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education and various affiliated Forestry Research Institutes such as Institute of Social Forestry, Eco-Rehabilitation, Forest Research Institute etc. The popular forestry employment areas are following:

  • Forest Departments
  • Zoological Parks
  • Horticulture Departments
  • Wildlife Research Institutes
  • Wildlife Department
  • National Parks and Sanctuaries
  • Wildlife Ranges
  • Forest Nurseries
  • College & Universities

The entry-level salary of a graduate is between Rs. 3 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh. This figure may vary as per the organizations and according to one’s relevant work experience. Listed below are suitable jobs in the forestry field:

  • Assistant Manager
  • Farming Manager
  • School Teacher
  • Professor
  • Agri-Credit Manager
  • Nursing Manager

B.Sc - Forestry (B.Sc Forestry) Colleges

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