This course is conducted through conventional lectures and practicals as well as through excursions and interactions.
Emphasis is laid on silviculture, forest ecology and environmental conservation, forest mensuration, diseases and pest management, statistics and research methods, forest resource utilisation (wood and non-wood forest products), forest resource survey including aerial photo interpretation and satellite data interpretation and computer applications. Specialization is imparted in the field of forest management and forest economics Wildlife, Remote Sensing. Term Paper / Dissertation are an essential part of the curriculum.
M.Sc. WOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of wood utilization for industries and wood science and technology, such as anatomical structure, wood physics, wood chemistry, timber mechanics, adhesives, saw milling, seasoning, preservation working and finishing, plywood, particle and fibre-board, reconstituted structural timber, energy usage, processing and use of plantation grown wood, wood biodegradation, statistics and computer applications.
The course includes a 4-months dissertation on a problem of industrial nature.
M.Sc. Environment Management
This course will equip the students with the skills to understand and utilize practical aspects of economic and ecological disciplines as it applies to environmental management. The course develops ability to analyze environmental policy and economic mechanisms within ecologically sustainable development framework. The course contains foundation course in ecology and environmental science, ecosystem analysis and impact assessment, environmental physics and biogeochemistry, conservation and restoration ecology, environmental pollution and health management environmental microbiology and biotechnology, impact assessment and environmental law, environmental economics and sociology, water pollution monitoring and management, air pollution monitoring and management, biodiversity monitoring and management, environmental hazards and risk management and project on the topic contemporary in nature.
The academic requirement for this course is B.Sc. in any branch of basic or applied Sciences or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or Agriculture or BE in Environment Science.
M.Sc. Cellulose and Paper Technology
This course is proposed for students who have passed graduation with minimum 50% marks in aggregate in Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects, BE/B.Tech (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. The duration of the course is two years.