With deforestation increasing day by day, the need of the hour is to look for solutions to maintain a sustainable environment and find ways to preserve our forests. These courses on Forest Management are just the key to that.
■ Dr Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry
Based in the heart of Himachal Pradesh, the Dr Y S Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry is the only institution of its kind to provide education in Agriculture and Forestry from a Himalayan perspective. The institution offers BSc (Hons) and MSc degrees in Agricultural Economics, Agroforestry, Environmental Science, Forest Genetic Resources, Silviculture, Soil Science, Watershed Management and Wood Science & Technology
■ Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University offers BSc in Forestry. The subjects include forest conservation, wildlife biology and forest product utilisation. It also offers an MSc in Forestry which includes subjects like Forest Business Management, Forest Ecology and Environment, Silviculture and Agroforestry, Tree Breeding and Biotechnology and Wildlife Management.
■ Birsa Agricultural University
Ranchi-based Birsa Agricultural University offers a four-year Bachelor of Science (Honorary) in Forestry as well as a Master’s and a Doctorate in the same. The university is committed to developing area specific technologies and manpower in the field of agriculture, animal husbandry and forestry. Students will learn subjects like Silviculture and Agroforestry, Forest Biology and Tree Improvement, Forest Products Utilisation, Natural Resource Management and Basic Science and Humanities