I’m Shankar, studying II inter-MPC. I’m very keen to pursue "Forestry" in my bachelor's & master's degrees. Hence I request you to please let me know the names/address of the institutions/universities in Andhra & Karnataka offering the above course. What are the career opportunities in the concerned field?
There are two colleges in Karnataka which offers B. Sc. in Forestry: College of Forestry, Ponnampet, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore 560 065 College of Forestry, Sirsi University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad 580 005 After passing out, you can get a job in 1) The Indian Forest Services and State Forest services, 2) various NGOs and government organisations like WWF-India, Bombay Natural History Society, NTPC, IFFCO, Society For Promotion Of Wasteland Development, Tata Energy Research Institute, AFPRO, etc. 3) Forest research institutions like Wildlife Institute of India 4) Various companies involved in using forest resources. For example, ITC Bhadrachalam Paper Boards, WIMCO and BILT (Ballarpur Industries Ltd.) 5) Various international and national donor agencies involved in ecological conservation like World Bank, Ford Foundation, Aga Khan Foundation etc. 6) Universities departments and colleges With increasing awareness about forest conservation among developing nations, there is an increasing need for many trained forest managers and forestry government staff to protect and refurbish the fast depleting forest wealth. With the growth of forests we see the growth of industries related to forests providing industry based opportunities. The Indian government is also taking large initiatives in conservation of natural and forest resources. Huge amount of fund has been earmarked for various agencies. So, as a whole, number of professionals involved in the field will be increasing.