Degrees offered: B.Sc., B.Sc.(Hons), Diploma, M.Phil., M.Sc., Ph.D

What is Forestry

Forestry management is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving and repairing forests and associated resources for human and environment benefits. Besides, forestry management is a division of forestry which deals with overall economic, social, administrative and legal aspects of scientific and technical knowledge related to growth and preservation of forests. It also includes silviculture, forest mensuration, conservation, managing natural resources, implementation of environment-friendly policies, pollution control methods and developing management methodologies. The skills involve planting and replanting of flora, timber extraction, preventing fire and cutting roads and pathways through forests etc.

Eligibility Criteria

UG: Candidates should have passed 12th board exams with a minimum of 45% aggregate.

PG: The eligibility criteria vary depending upon the course and the college. Some colleges accept CAT and XAT scores while other may accept under graduation with 50% marks in aggregate.

Scope of Forestry

  • The Ayurvedic industry is an important forest-based industry, which uses a large quantum of medicinal plants that are mainly procured from the wild. The domestic market for ayurvedic formulations is expanding rapidly and the government is planning to substantially increase exports.
  • It is predicted that demand for wood and wood products will increase 3-4 times by 2020.
  • Further, the government is also open to throw 40% of Indian forests to private sectors to revive degraded forests, thus opening immense job prospects in the field.

Course Fee for Forestry

Minimum Fees Maximum Fees
Private Government Private Government
12.21 K
B.Sc. in Forestry at Sir Syed College, Thaliparamba
27.20 K
B.Sc. in Forestry at Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya, Bilaspur
4.38 Lakhs
B.Sc. in Forestry at Doon Business School, Dehradun
4.46 Lakhs
B.Sc.(Hons) in Forestry at Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Science, Allahabad
36.00 K
M.Sc. in Forestry at CMJ University, Shillong
8.50 K
M.Sc. in Forestry at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore
1.88 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Forestry at Amity School of Natural Resources and Sustainable Development, Noida
1.68 Lakhs
M.Sc. in Forestry at Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Science, Allahabad
1.30 Lakhs
Ph.D in Forestry at Career Point Law College, Kota
65.50 K
Ph.D in Forestry at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore
2.45 Lakhs
Ph.D in Forestry at OPJS University, Rajgarh
65.50 K
Ph.D in Forestry at Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History, Coimbatore
Data not available
5.45 K
Diploma in Forestry at Uttarakhand Open University, Haldwani
Data not available
30.00 K
Diploma in Forestry at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad

Questions related to Forestry

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what is the cutoff for CET exam and percentage to get seat in forestry of college in sirsi

Arshi Ahmed 5th Apr, 2020

hello aspirant

well if you want to get admission in the colleges of forestry you need to attempt kcet examination conducted by the karnataka board and you have to score more than 50% marks. they are 2 courses available in that college


is there any entrance exam in forestry college of sirsi

Akram Khan 5th Apr, 2020


College of forestry Sirsi, Karnataka is a college of University of agricultural sciences Dharwad.  Admission  to all the college of this University for bsc  and msc agriculture courses are taken through entrance test.

Admission to forestry course are taken through kcet and ICAR AIEE exam.

More details about this college you can have through the link

Hope this helps.


what is the percentage and KCET cutoff to take seat in college of forestry in sirsi

sathwika 3rd Apr, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

As kcet is the entrance exam conducted for getting seat for good college for btech courses it means bachelor's of technology in the state level and kcet is conducted by the state Karnataka and to get seat innthe forestry in sirsi you should get more than 50 percent of the marks to the total marks so that you may get seat in that college so study well and work hard to get good marks in the expected college of your choice ALL THE BEST for your future and i think my suggestions and knowledge may be helpful to u.

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I am a physics graduate. can I do msc in forestry.

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 17th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

No, you are not eligible for MSC forestry as the minimum eligibility criteria for doing MSC in forestry is Graduation in B.Sc. Forestry, B.Sc. Agriculture, B.Sc. Horticulture, B.Tech. Horticulture or B.Tech. Agricultural Biotechnology. Since you have done graduation in Physics you are not eligible for MSC Forestry.

good Luck


Is ICAR is accepted in TNAU, join in bsc forestry?

Animesh Vats Student Expert 11th Mar, 2020


Well I am attaching a link below to one of our webpage where you will get all the details about how to apply and what are the eligibility criteria and requirements for admission.

I hope my answer helps.

All the best.

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