Forestry & Wildlife Careers : Courses, Jobs & Salary in India

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A Forester manages forest resources through application of bio-techniques with the aim of sustainable utilization. The government is forever designing new schemes for such conservation purposes – this creates many opportunities in the field for teams of senior forestry officials comprising researchers, educators, workers and managers. Agricultural institutes around the country offer graduate, post-graduate and doctoral courses.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • B.Sc. Forestry requires 10+2 Science with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and/or Mathematics.
  • M.Sc. Forestry in specialisations such as Forest Management, Commercial Forestry, Forest Economics, Wood Science & Technology, Wildlife Science, and Veterinary Science requires B.Sc. Forestry or a graduate degree in related fields.
  • Post-graduates for Forestry or related Master programs may go for Ph.D. and/or research.

Open universities such as the Indira Gandhi National Open University offer diploma and certificate courses in Forestry.

Read: Forest ranger careers

Salary

  • Rs. 10000+ from NGO or private organisations
  • Rs. 4575 – Rs. 8000 for government positions
  • Rs. 15000 – Rs. 20,000 for researchers, Enthologists, Entomologists, Silviculturistsis, Forest Range Officers, and Zoo curators etc.

Career Options

  • Researchers
  • Photographers
  • Film/documentary making for BBC, Discovery, National Geographic
  • Wildlife journalism
  • Wildlife Lawyer protecting against poaching, smuggling of animal products, torture and cruelty to animals
  • Wildlife historian/consultant to organisations such as World Wildlife Fund (WWF) India, Centre for Environment Education, located in Ahmadabad, Tata Energy Research Institute (TER
  • Wildlife impact assessment officer/consultant in the hire of companies like Ernst and Young or KPMG
  • Vets and biologists for NGOs
  • The Indian Forestry Service that offers positions of Forester, Dendrologists, Enthologists, Entomologists, Silviculturistsis, Forest Range Officers, Zoo curators, Teaching positions in universities

Read: Career in rural management

Forestry and Wild Life Institutes

  • Wildlife Institute of India
Post Bag # 18
Chandrabani
Dehradun-248001, Uttaranchal
EPABX: +91-135-2640111 to  2640115, 2641433, 2640990
FAX: +91-135-2640117
Email: wii@wii.gov.in
Website: http://www.wii.gov.in

  • Forest Research Institute
P.O.: New Forest
Dehradun (Uttaranchal) - INDIA
PIN – 248 006
Phone (Director): 0135 – 2755277; E-mail: negiss@icfre.org
Fax: 0135 – 2756865
Website: http://www.icfre.org/

  • Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development
Kosi-Katarmal
Almora 263 643 (Uttarakhand), INDIA
Gram: HIMVIKAS Tel: +91 5962 241041, 241014   
Fax: +91 5962 241150   
E-MAIL: psdir@gbpihed.nic.in
Website: http://gbpihed.gov.in/

  • IGNOU, New Delhi
(Offering short-term courses in wildlife resource management and forestry)

  • Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University
 Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Assam Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • CCS Haryana Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • C.S. Azad University of Agriculture and Technology
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Marathwada Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Narendra Deva University of Agriculture And Technology
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Punjab Agrcultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Rajendra Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Rajasthan Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • University of Calcutta
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Kerala Agricultural University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwar
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Annamalai University
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

  • Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Ananthapur
Course: B.Sc (Forestry)/MSc Forestry

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