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The Institute of Forestry is an excellent institute under Himalayan Institute of Technology, Dehradun. The primary focus of the College is on teaching, research and extension reflecting the social, economical and ethical values of forests in this era. The contribution of forestry education to the general well-being of the people is increasing day by day. Therefore, appropriate training of forestry graduates is necessary. Today forestry students not only need latest scientific knowledge and wider range of technological skills but also more persuasive problem-solving approach.

The mission of the faculty is to develop technically qualified forestry professionals with sufficient skills to manage, conserve and develop diversified forest resources and products leading to environment and livelihood security. It lays emphasis on meeting the challenges faced by the poorer and other weaker section of the society for raising their socio-economic condition through various activities in the field of forestry.

The BSc-Forestry is based on contemporary theory and practice and provide a conceptual formulation to those aspiring to top-level positions and career opportunities. The mission of the College of Forestry is to develop professional empowerment in the field of forestry, agro-forestry, environmental science, agricultural science, wildlife science and agrometeorology for the corporate sector as well as for other socio-economic institutions that will serve the people and foster the progress of the nation.



You can work in an office, laboratory or outdoors, depending on your specialization. Government organizations, corporates, industries, zoological parks, wildlife institutes and academic institutions education are also options available. Other career options available to Forestry graduates are still photography, film making and wildlife journalism. There may also be opportunities in television channels like Discovery and Natural Geographic. Further Forestry graduates can run their own private consultancy in environmental impact assessment of large projects. Organizations like World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Centre for Environment Education, Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI) and consultancy firms like Ernst and Young and KPMG hire a number of Forest and Wildlife graduates

Some good job posts available for graduates are-

  • Officer- State Governments’ Forest Department
  • Plantation Manager
  • Nursery Manager
  • Forest products marketing
  • Purchase Manager (Forest products)


Forests are one of the most important natural resource for us. Forests contribute a lot to the ecology and economy of the nations and play a major role in improvement of quality of life of the people. Therefore, management of forest is urgently required and that is done by forestry professionals. Forestry is the science of development and care of forest. It is all about management of forest by protecting, conserving and upgrading forest resources which also include farming of trees used as timber. Issues like global warming, deforestation, global climatic change, water scarcity, natural disasters, etc, are all related to the effective and controlled use of forest wealth.

As the consciousness among the people for conservation of forest is growing, so also the career opportunities available to Forestry graduates are increasing. Forestry graduates can take up jobs in various government departments like department of forest and wildlife. They can be employment in NGOs working in conservation and up gradation of forests. Corporate houses involved in timber plantations also need the services of Forestry graduates. They also can take up research work in public sector research institutions like Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Institute of Social Forestry and Eco-rehabilitation and Wildlife Research Institutes


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