Department of Agriculture Science
Governmental, non-governmental organisations interested in preservation of forest resources Corporates having own plantations for timbering
Industries that utilize forest resources employ industrial and agricultural consultants Indian Council Of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and its affiliated Forestry research institutes such as Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, Institute of Social Forestry and Eco-rehabilitation, Allahabad etc.
Wildlife Research Institutes in Dehra Dun, Coimbatore etc. Zoological Parks
Wildlife Ranges Education sector as tutors.
As the consciousness among the people for conservation of forest is growing, so also the career opportunities available to Forestry graduates are also 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. They also can be employed in Botanical and Zoological parts, Wildlife sanctuaries and National parks. They also can take up teaching jobs in many universities offering Forestry as a subject. 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.
Forest are the vast source of trees, timbers and also serves as a home for animals, various tribes and forest dwellers. Basic function of foresters is the management of forest resources through use of different techniques. They are engaged in preservation and utilization of forest resources
NATURE OF WORK
Foresters are involved in the mapping, of forested areas. They prepare documents about forest resources, wild animals in forests. They are responsible for the protection of forests from campers and poachers. They maintain all the technical data related to forests.
People willing to work as foresters should be interested in environment, ecology, wild life and conservation. They need to have good people’s skill, good physique; physical fitness and mental fitness are required
Job opportunities exist in Private and Public Sector Organizations, Forest based Industries, Research and Consultancy Industries, Development Organizations, NGO’s, etc.
People can also join Indian forest services for which an All India Entrance Examination is conducted by UPSC.
Agriculture is a field of science involved in cultivating soil, producing crops and to some extent raising livestock. Bachelor of Agriculture is an Undergraduate Academic Degree which is awarded for a course or program in the field of Agriculture. The bachelor degree course of Agriculture is known as B.Sc. Ag. or B.Sc. (Agri) which is an abbreviated form of Bachelor of Agricultural Science. Before 1998, B.Sc. Ag. degree was known as B.Sc. Ag. & AH (AH= Animal Husbandry) but soon it was designated as B.Sc. Ag. and the ‘AH’ part was transferred to B.VSc. (Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences), which is now designated as B.VSc. & AH. However, some Institutes may have retained BSc. Ag. in Animal husbandry and nutrition. The duration of B.Sc. Ag. is 4 years divided into a number of semesters, which are mostly 8 in number. B.Sc. Agriculture course syllabus covers a variety of topics related to design and production of agricultural machinery, planning, design and construction of farm buildings and associated equipment, irrigation, drainage, land resource planning and service engineering for farm machinery.
Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) is the apex body for coordinating, guiding and managing research and education in Agriculture including Horticulture, Fisheries and Animal Sciences in India. ICAR, New Delhi, conducts All India Entrance Exam to fill 15% seats in all Agriculture Universities all over India.
Who can and Who should pursue Bachelor of Agriculture Degree
Candidates who love Plants and Agriculture related activities can pursue this degree. It is also suitable for those candidates who want to improve and revolutionise the Agriculture sector in order to reduce wastage, benefit the economy and gain repute for his/her work.
Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of Agriculture Degree
• After B.Sc. Agriculture, M.Sc. Agriculture can be done with further specialization.
• Agriculture is a field which requires new blood and revolutionise techniques to increase and improve the Agriculture output. There is so much that needs to be done in this sector. And one can benefit himself and benefit others by gaining a degree in Agriculture.
Bachelor of Agriculture Jobs
The Green Revolution led to the development of government ministries and departments, research institutions, agricultural universities and various agricultural service organisations. These organisations have expanded and as such these
• Tea Gardens.
• Coffee and Rubber Plantations
• Fruit Orchards.
• Research Organizations.
• Educational Institutes.
• Research and Development.
• Agricultural Production Centres
• National Seed Companies.
• Cotton/ Jute/ Tobacco Companies.
• Agricultural and Food Products Related Companies.
• Pesticide Control.
• Fertilizer Companies.
National Bank For Agriculture And Rural Development