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What Subject combination in graduation will prove most useful for becoming Indian forest service officer?

most suitable subject combination for clearing Indian forest service officer

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RE: What Subject combination in graduation will prove most useful for becoming Indian forest service officer?

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Preeti Taneja
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Forestry is the science and art of protecting, conserving and managing forest ecosystems for present and future generations. Forest professionals understand the relationships between people and forests, wildlife, ecology, fire and pest detection and control, wood science, harvest operations, forest regeneration and manufacturing processes. They design , implement and promote management programs that have a positive impact on diverse public and private needs.

Career Path:-
12thH (PCM)
B.Sc Forestry/ Wildlife
M.Sc Forestry with specialization in subjects like Forest Management, Commercial Forestry, Forest Economics, Wood Science & Technology, and Wildlife Science

Apart from being a forest officer one can consider following career options:-
ForestRangeOfficers:Forestrange officers take care of public forests, sanctuaries, botanical gardens etc. They have conservators, loggers and other junior personnel working with them. Entry into this post is through the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
Zoo curators: They are responsible for animal welfare in the zoos and also undertake conservation programmes. Zoo curator plays a role in the administration of zoo functions and captive breeding programs. They review reports made by zookeepers, calculate the budgetary requirements for the zoo and encourage research activity.
Entomologists: Entomologists specialize in the study and control of diseases caused by insects and pests.
Forester: The forester is accountable for caring and renewing forests, protecting wildlife habitats, checking for and fighting wild fires, landscapemanagementand so on.
Dendrologists: Dendrologists specialize in the scientific study of trees and woody plants. Their work involves research on the history, life span, measuring, grading, classifying the varieties of trees, and studying ways and means of tree improvement.
Ethnologists: Ethnology is the scientific study of animal behaviour in its natural environment. An ethnologist studies and analyses the evolution, behaviour, biological functions etc. of an organism in its natural environment. Ethnologists design healthy habitats for animals in zoos, aquariums, and laboratories.
Silviculturist:Silviculture is an aspect of Forestry that refers to the growth of plantations that yield periodic harvests.

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