B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry

The B.Sc.(Hons). Forestry course at the Amity University has been developed to impart education and training in the field of forestry and wildlife to support the cause of forest and forest resource conservation in India and elsewhere. The loss of forests is constantly increasing and the ways to mitigate and manage them requires a scientific approach. The management plans for forested/protected areas in India require a strong scientific basis for their successful management. Further, the forests of India hold unique wildlife habitats, flora and fauna and management of these requires skill keeping in mind the constant pressures that stress these systems. All this requires trained personnel in the field of forestry. This course aims to create trained forestry personals who will effectively tackle these issues and challenges. The B.Sc. course in Forestry is a four years full time curriculum organized in eight semesters which includes value added courses even.

Course Structure

Semester Main Subjects
Semester I 
Concepts of Forestry, Wildlife Biology, Basic Statistics, Basics of Botany, Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry, Basics of Computers 
Semester II 
Microbiology and Forest pathology, Techniques in Forestry, Forest Pathology, Forest Zoology, , Introduction to Environmental Studies, Social and Environmental Issues.
Semester III
Agroforestry & Land management Forest Plantation and Nursery Techniques, Tribal Studies & Ethnobiology Forest products (timber & Non-timber),  Forestry & Climate Change   
Semester IV
Silvicultural Systems Forest Biotechnology & tree improvement Forest Economics &livelihood Forest Entomology & IPM Dendrology Conservation Biology
Semester V
Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement, Soil and Wasteland Management, Forest Laws, Legislation and policies, Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, Fundamental of Forest Protection, Forest Medicinal & Aromatic Plants, Introduction to Geographical Information System, Summer Internship – I.
Semester VI
Eco-restoration, Tourism & Development, Forest Surveying and Engineering, Wood Anatomy, Plantation Forestry, Remote Sensing & GIS in Forestry, Recreation and Urban Forestry, Forest Tree Seed Technology.
Semester VII
Forestry Extension Education, World Forestry System, Wood Sciences and Technology, Wildlife and Rangeland Management, Summer Internship – II.
Semester VIII
Social and Community Forestry, Natural Resource & Management, Dissertation (15 credit).

Admission Eligibility:

10+2 or Intermediate from ICSE, CBSE and State Board with a minimum cumulative grade average of 5.5 on a scale of 10 or equivalent to 55% marks in aggregate, where ever marks are awarded. Minimum of 12 years of formal education (i.e., 10+2). Candidates appearing for their 10+2 exams can also apply.

Career Opportunities:

Bright opportunities for future education at National and Foreign Universities in the field of Forestry and Wildlife. Jobs in NGOs, Firms dealing with Forestry, Wildlife, Climate Change and Eco-tourism, Forest Department, State and Central Govt. services. The course content also helps crack IFS, SFS, etc.

Wildlife Quotes

"The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface, and a solitary loon, like a more living wave, - a vital spot on the lake's surface, - laughed and frolicked, and showed its straight leg, for our amusement."
- Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods Read more....