Forestry Career Scope, Eligibility and Job Prospects

Duration:3 to 4 years, Eligibility: 10+2 PCM/agriculture. You must clear an exam conducted by ICAR, Job Profiles: Forester, Research Fellow, Subject Matter Specialist, Asst Commissioner, Animal Husbandry

Due to dwindling forest cover, and competing demands on the resources, the sector has huge potential for employment in the coming years. Forestry includes protection of forests and the planting of trees for timber supply

Courses overview: You will develop an in depth knowledge about innumerable herbs, timber and other valuable products, an understanding of wildlife as well as ecological balance. An orientation towards agriculture, geography and economics is also required

Job opportunities: Post completing your degree, you can appear for the Indian Forest Service Exam conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (log on to for more information). You can work in an office, laboratory or outdoors, depending on your specialization. Government organizations, corporate, industries, zoological parks, wildlife institutes and education are also options available