B.Sc. Forestry


B.Sc. (Forestry) is a 4 year full time undergraduate program to get the students acquainted with various facets of forestry and its related specializations. The syllabus is very exhaustive in tune with the industrial as well as Govt. Plenty of jobs requirements are there after the completion of the course Scientist in different departments, Banks, Forest Range Officers, Zoo curators, Wild life research, Forest conservation, Research in reputed institutes like ICFRE (Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education), M.Sc. & Ph.D. if interested in academics. This course will also help the students in preparing for Indian Forest Service examinations and entrepreneurship development in forest based fields if interested.


  • Dehradun - A Safe, Beautiful & Cosmopolitan Education City.
  • Students from 23 States & 5 Countries on campus.
  • Degree from Govt. Universities.
  • Multiple Placements for all.
  • Impressive scholarship schemes for meritorious students.
  • Possibilities of International Exposure.
  • Separate in campus Girls & Boys hostels with Modern Sporting & Gym facilities.
  • Happening campus life with a variety of sports and cultural events.

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Life @ DBS BSc Forestry

Why B.Sc. Forestry at DBS School of Agriculture and Allied Sciences

  • No capitation fee.
  • Scholarships up to 50% in tuition fee for meritorious students.
  • Course structure as per ICAR (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) approved syllabus.
  • UGC recognized / Affiliated with Govt. University. Graduated students are eligible for employment anywhere in the country and abroad.
  • Fine tuned with the industrial and Govt. jobs requirements.
  • Highly experienced well qualified (Doctorates) from institutes of repute, engaged in consultancy, research and publication to add immense value to academic life.
  • Forest inventory & socio economic surveys, wild life habitat studies, attachment with state forest department and forest based industries etc for making the students versatile for industry.
  • Experiential Learning Activities: Students are exposed to Commercial farms to know-how that create an opportunity for students to engage and tone up their endurance, confidence and management skills.
  • Innovative Pedagogy :  Emphasis on case studies and inter-personal based teaching to develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by reading and discussing complex, real-life scenarios.
  • Well equipped Labs with necessary field equipments and research facilities for demonstration and independent project work.
  • Opportunity for inter personal development by having association with MBA and PGDM students from India & abroad.

Attractive Merit Based Scholarships (Upto 100%) for Deserving Candidates; For more details on scholarships Click Here

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Forestry graduates from DBS have ample opportunities like, Forest Range Officers, Zoo curators, Wild life research, Forest conservation. Research opportunities in reputed institutes like ICFRE (Indian council of Forestry Research & Education), ICAR, M.Sc. & Ph.D., are also available. If interested in academics, preparing for Indian Forest Service examinations and entrepreneurship development in forest based fields are the other lucrative options.

For more details on placements click here.

Course Structure

Semester 1
  • Fundamentals of Geology and Soil Science
  • Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Introductory Botany
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Principles of Plant physiology
  • Structural Grammar and Spoken English (NC)
  • Elementary Statistic and Computer Application
  • Chemistry and Fertility of Soils
Semester 2
  • Ethnobotany
  • Fundamentals of Horticulture
  • Fundamental of Extension Education
  • Agrometeorology
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Semester 3
  • Forest Engineering & Survey
  • Wood  Anatomy
  • Logging and Ergonomics
  • Soil Survey, Remote Sensing  & Watershed Development
  • Forest Mensuration
  • Introductory Forest Economics
  • Tree Physiology
  • Tree Seed Technology

Semester 4
  • Principles and Practices of Silviculture
  • Wood Science and Technology
  • Wood Products & Utilization
  • Silviculture of Indian Trees
  • Nursery Management & Commercial Forestry
  • Fundamentals of Wild Life
  • Forest Pathology
  • Forest Ecology, Biodiversity & Conservation
Semester 5
  • Fundamental Forest Business Managements
  • Dendrology
  • Rangeland Management
  • Silvicultural Systems
  • Plantation Forestry
  • World Forestry Systems
  • Wild life Management
  • Experimental techniques in Forestry
  • Tribalogy and Anthropology
Semester 6
  • Forest Management, Policy and Legislation
  • Principles and Methods of Tree Improvement
  • Utilization of Non-timber Forest Products
  • Agroforestry Systems and Management
  • Forest Entomology and Nematology
  • Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skills
  • Marketing and Trade of Forest Produce
  • Principles of Forest Economics,
  • Project Planning and Evaluation

Semester 7 & 8
  • Project work


Must have passed 10+2 (Science stream) with 50 % (Science stream)