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MSc Forestry

The Master’s Degree Programme is offered in different disciplines under the Faculty of Horticulture (Forestry). The residential requirement is 2 years for Master’s Degree Programme.

Eligibility for Admission to Postgraduate Degree Programme :

  • A candidate seeking admission to Masters Degree Programme should possess Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture from a recognized University with a minimum OGPA 6.5 in 10 point scale and at least 60% marks in Higher Secondary or equivalent examination to apply for admission. The minimum OGPA and marks for SC/ST/PWD candidates are 6.00 and 50% respectively. Candidates who have passed Bachelors Degree with at least 60% marks (50% for SC/ST/PWD) under traditional system may also apply.

Allotment of Seats:  

(i) Forestry -4 (SC-1, OBC-B-1,  GEN-1, ICAR-1)

Semester-wise syllabus for M. Sc. Horticulture:

 

Department of Forestry

Course Structure – at a Glance

A. CORE COURSES (MAJOR)

CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS

FOR 501 SILVICULTURE 2+0
FOR 502 FOREST BIOMETRY 1+1
FOR 503 FOREST MANAGEMENT 2+0
FOR 504 FOREST PRODUCTS – CHEMISTRY AND INDUSTRIES 2+1
FOR 505 FOREST ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION 2+1
FOR 506 FOREST RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS 1+1
FOR 507 FOREST PROTECTION 1+1
FOR 508 FOREST POLICY AND LAWS AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS 2+0
FOR 509 TREE IMPROVEMENT 1+1
FOR 510 FORESTS AND PEOPLE 1+1

B. SUPPORTING COURSES

FOR 511 COMPUTER APPLICATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 0+1
FOR 512 REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM 1+1
FOR 513 GENERAL STATISTICAL METHODS AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 1+1

D. SPECIALIZATIONS (MINOR)

1. Wood Science and Technology

WST 521 WOOD IDENTIFICATION 0+2
WST 522 WOOD CHEMISTRY 1+1
WST 523 GENERAL PROPERTIES OF WOOD 1+1
WST 524 WOOD SEASONING & PRESERVATION 2+1
WST 525 PAPER & PULP TECHNOLOGY 2+1
WST 526 WOOD MODIFICATION & COMPOSITE WOOD 2+1

2. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

MAP 521 BASICS OF PLANT PRODUCTION AND BREEDING TECHNIQUES 2+1
MAP 522 MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY & PROCESSING OF MAP’S 2+1
MAP 523 BIOTECHNOLOGICAL APPROACHES AND AGRO TECHNIQUES FOR MAP SPECIES.2+1
MAP 524 IMPROVEMENT OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS 1+1
MAP 525 ROLE OF MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS 2+0
MAP 526 PHARMACOGNOSY OF MAP’S 1+1
MAP 527 STUDY TOUR (Visit to Pharmaceutical and Processing Units) 0+1

3. Plantation Technology

PT 521 SEED COLLECTION, STORAGE AND TESTING 2+1
PT 522 MODERN NURSERY TECHNOLOGY 1+1
PT 523 NUTRIENT & WEED MANAGEMENT IN NURSERY & PLANTATION 2+1
PT 524 MANAGEMENT OF INSECT-PESTS AND DISEASES 1+1
PT 525 ENERGY PLANTATIONS AND BIO-FUELS 1+1
PT 526 PLANTATION FORESTRY 2+1

4. Watershed Management

WM 521 WATERSHED CONCEPTS, PROJECT FORMULATION AND PLANNING 2+1
WM 522 APPLICATIONS OF REMOTE SENSING AND GIS IN WATERSHED MANAGEMENT 1+1
WM 523 WATERSHED SURVEY, MAPPING AND STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING DESIGNS 2+1
WM 524 WATERSHED HYDROLOGY AND RESOURCES CONSERVATION 2+1
WM 525 PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BIO-DIVERSITY IN WATERSHED. 3+1
WM 526 PEOPLE’S PARTICIPATION AND IMPACT ANALYSIS IN WATERSHED 2+1

5. Eco-Tourism

ET 521 ECOTOURISM- CONCEPTS AND MODERN APPROACHES 2+2
ET 522 ECO SYSTEMS OF THE WORLD 2+0
ET 523 ECOTOURISM IN PROTECTED AREAS 2+1
ET 524 ECOTOURISM LANDSCAPING 2+1
ET 525 ECONOMICS OF ECOTOURISM 2+1
ET 526 DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT OF ECOTOURISM 2+1

6. Agro-Forestry

AF 521 AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS 2+1
AF 522 SOIL AND WATER MANAGEMENT IN AGROFORESTRY 1+1
AF 523 CROPS AND ANIMALS PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT IN AGROFORESTRY 2+1
AF 524 FRUIT PLANTS, TREES & SHRUBS FOR AGROFORESTRY 2+1
AF 525 ECONOMICS OF AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS 2+1
AF 526 RANGE LAND AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT 2+0

7. Forest Genetic Resources

FGR 521 BREEDING METHODS IN FOREST TREES 2+1
FGR 522 REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY OF FOREST TREES 2+1
FGR 523 TREE SEED ORCHARDS 2+1
FGR 524 QUANTITATIVE GENETICS IN FOREST TREE BREEDING 3+0
FGR 525 FOREST GENETIC DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION 3+0

8. Forest Biotechnology

FB 521 BIOTECHNOLOGY APPROACHES IN FORESTRY 2+1
FB 522 PLANT TISSUE CULTURE 2+1
FB 523 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY 2+1
FB 524 PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES IN GENETIC ENGINEERING 2+1
FB 525 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2+0

9. Environment Management

EM 521 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 2+0
EM 522 ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION 3+0
EM 523 ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES 2+0
EM 524 GLOBAL CLIMATIC CHANGES 2+0
EM 525 ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY LAW AND INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS 3+0
EM 526 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 3+0

10. Forest Business Management

FBM 521 FOREST RESOURCE ANALYSIS 3+0
FBM 522 FINANCE AND MARKETING MANAGEMENT OF FOREST RESOURCES 2+1
FBM 523 FARM MANAGEMENT 3+0
FBM 524 PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT OF NURSERY AND PLANTATION FORESTRY 2+1
FBM 525 PROJECT PLANNING, MONITORING AND EVALUATION 2+1
FBM 526 MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS 3+0

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