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B.Sc - Forestry (B.Sc Forestry)

Updated By Abhik Das on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
4 years
Average Fee
20 K-40 K INR annual
Exams Accepted
Study Mode

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. The 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 frameworks 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 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.

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

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B.Sc - Forestry Career Options and Job Prospects

Graduates after pursuing B.Sc in Forestry can find work both in the public and private sectors. Aspirants can work with the Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education and various affiliated Forestry Research Institutes such as the 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 organization and according to one’s relevant work experience. Listed below are suitable jobs in the forestry field:

B.Sc Forestry 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.

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B.Sc Forestry Course Highlights

Some of the major highlights of the 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 a 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 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 a 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

Questions Related to B.Sc Forestry Course

Has the College of Forestry Ratnagiri started its UG admission process for the academic year 2021-22?

-kaushik bodeleUpdated on July 06, 2021 09:52 AM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, College of Forestry Ratnagiri has not yet started its UG admission process for the academic year 2021-22. To ...


I had Mathematics and Computer Science at the +2 level. Am I eligible for B.Sc (Hons) Forestry admission at Forest College and Research Institute Mettupalayam?

-praveen kumarUpdated on June 24, 2021 01:13 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, anyone who has studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Mathematics compulsorily at the qualifying exam level can apply for B ...


Can I appear in the UPSC exam after completing my M.Sc in Forestry studies?

-Shrinivas HegdeUpdated on December 17, 2020 04:05 PM
  • 1 Answer
Abhik Das, Student / Alumni

Dear student, yes, you can appear for the UPSC examination after completing your B.Sc Forestry studies. You are best ...


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What are the top colleges offering B.Sc - Forestry courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Science courses : Fergusson College (Pune) , St. Stephen's College (Delhi) , Ethiraj college for women (Chennai) , The Oxford College of Science (Bangalore) , Madras Christian College (Chennai). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer B.Sc - Forestry or not.

What is the average fee for the course B.Sc - Forestry ?

The average fee for B.Sc - Forestry is INR 30,000 per year.

What is the duration of the course B.Sc - Forestry ?

B.Sc - Forestry is a 4 year course.

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