B.Sc. Forestry course scope, jobs, eligibility and salary details

Last Updated on July 28, 2023 by Vishnu Nambiar

In this article, we will check out all important details about B.Sc. Forestry course. Students who have passed 12th Science stream (Biology group), who are not interested in regular professional courses that offers office jobs after graduation, may find this course attractive and useful! Those who are inclined towards nature and want an adventurous career, which focuses on outdoor activities, may choose this course and have a rewarding and satisfying career. Lots of Government job opportunities are available for graduates after finishing this program. In this article, I will cover basic details about B.Sc. Forestry course, important subjects present in the course, eligibility criteria, scope and job opportunities etc.

B.Sc. Forestry: Basic course details

Normal B.Sc. programs are 3 years long. But B.Sc. Forestry program is 4 years long. It is an Undergraduate Degree program. The 4 year duration is divided into 8 semesters, each semester lasting 6 months.

The main aim of this program is to train students to become Forestry professionals. The tasks of forestry professional are- conserving forest and forest resources, conserving and protecting wildlife, manage forest resources, develop forest and forest resources etc. B.Sc. Forestry program trains students and instills skills in them, which will help them perform the above mentioned tasks. Also, the program has been designed to provide the students knowledge about latest technology used in the field of Forestry.


B.Sc. Forestry: Important subjects covered

During each semester, students have to face a set of theoretical subjects as well as practical sessions. Let us take a look at some of the important subjects present in the program.

  • Basic of Geology
  • Basics of Horticulture
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  • Forest Economics
  • Computer Application
  • Physical Education
  • Environment Science
  • Nursery maintenance
  • Silviculture
  • Water resource management
  • Chemistry
  • Forest Mensuration
  • Wood Anatomy
  • Tree Seed Technology
  • Forest Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Soil Survey
  • Agrometeorology
  • Dendrology
  • Livestock Management
  • Tree Physiology
  • Forest Pathology
  • Silvicultural Systems
  • Wildlife Management
  • Forest Business Management
  • Project Planning and Cost Estimation
  • Project Management
  • Agroforestry Systems and Management
  • Medicinal and Aromatic plants
  • Forest Laws and Policies
  • Forest resource and product management
  • Forest resource and product marketing
  • Entrepreneurship skills
  • Apiculture


Those were some main subjects covered in the B.Sc. Forestry program. Apart from the theoretical subjects mentioned above, this B.Sc. program also consists of practical sessions as well as work experience oriented tours and workshops.


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Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed 12th Science stream board examinations (with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects) from a recognized board are eligible to apply for this course. In case of some institutes, minimum marks criteria may exist (normally 40-50% marks in PCB subjects).


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Scope, Job opportunities and Salary details

Ample job opportunities are available for B.Sc. Forestry graduates in the Forest Department of Indian Government. One may land the job of a forester or forest department officer in State Governments’ Forest Department. For this, one has to go through the selection process and examination though. In case of private sector jobs, some job posts available are- plantation and resort manager, forest product marketing, forest products purchasing manager, Research and Development sector etc. Starting salary is generally around 15k-25k per month. In case of Government job, it depends on the Pay Band (class and Grade of job post).


One may also follow up B.Sc. Degree with M.Sc. Degree and take up a teaching job also. Some good job posts available for graduates are-

  • Officer- State Governments’ Forest Department
  • Plantation Manager
  • Nursery Manager
  • Forest products marketing
  • Purchase Manager (Forest products)
  • Researcher (after completing M.Sc. and PhD programs also)
  • Lecturer (after completing M.Sc. Degree also).
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63 thoughts on “B.Sc. Forestry course scope, jobs, eligibility and salary details”

  1. Thanks for more informations about forestry.But I do have a doubt that ,which entrance exam should I write after plus two to get in to b.sc forestry??plz help!!!

  2. I am science student in +2. I had taken biology in class 11 but I had take math in 12. can Whether i am eligible to apply for bachelor in foresty.??

  3. Its really wonderful course who r passionate towards greenery n i wud land up in IFS if i choose bsc in forestry

  4. sir,i have recenty given exams for class 12th .I wanted to ask if girls can also choose this as their career

  5. Plz sir I m tottaly confuse becouse I am normal students and can’t choose any course which provides good sallery I m passed by

  6. Sir , Please can you suggest me a best college For B.sc Forestry in India .My ambition is to become an Indian forest service(IFS) I have taken my stream has Biomaths in +1.I am studying +1 now . Suggest me a best college.

  7. sir i completed 12th with maths. i m not having biology. but i want to make career in biology side …
    what course i can chiose sir… please give me reply sir.

  8. Sir.. Im realy confused in what course to take up after my 12th. I feel forestry has a great scope in future days… So can you give a tip about it. Please help me

  9. Sir. i am completed 12th standard in telangana state. so please tell me about subjects are hard or easy in BSC forestry .

  10. Sir,
    Iam megha from kerala.how can i apply for forestry? Is it through entrance exam?and plz suggest good colleges in kerala for Bsc forestry.iam very interested in this course. is it good for girls..??sir plz reply

  11. Hi sir im Panneer selvam from TN.i would like to join B.Sc.forestry and wildlife .please prefer me the best B.Sc forestry colleges in TN and near by states .And howmany fees i have to pay in these colleges.please reply me sir.

  12. sir…!

    mera 12th agri.. se complete ho gya..

    but ab BSC kisse kru confusion hora

    plz advice me Bsc( ag ) bsc (forestry ) etc ya koi or se

  13. I need to score good in Physics, Chemistry and Biology to get admission. But if I score bad in Mathematics, English and first language (other two subjects of best five) will I get the admission in agriculture university?


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