Conducting various exercises for exposing the students on the recent trends in the field of forestry, transactional analysis, personality development, soft skills etc and to prepare students for the rigorous of professional life after completing B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry programme.

Forest Range Training Programme

Visit to modern forest nurseries, herbal gardens and watersheds, study the felling and logging operations, timber lots and important industrial products, study working plan, enumeration, volume and yield calculation & compartment history files, study the ‘CAT’ (Catchment Area Treatment Plan) and FDA (Forest Development Agencies). Use of forestry equipments/instruments, Study the regeneration and management of important forestry tree species, Sample plots, layout studies, stump analysis, preparation of local volume Tables. Study the working of other Forestry related organizations/industries. At the Wild life Sanctuaries/National Parks/Tiger Reserves, the students are expected to learn about the aspects related with the preparation of the Management Plans/Conservation Plans,to undertake and familiarize the various wildlife population enumeration techniques and the biodiversity assessment techniques. To undertake pilot studies on the man-animal conflict andother issues in the forest areas etc. Hands on training in the handling of various kinds of weapons and their operation, limitations and precautions during their use. Getting basic know ledge on different first aid practices which are required in case of field emergencies, like snakebite, animal attack, poachers and accidents. Also to learn about the first aid to be given to wild animals in distress and volunteering in rural health services

Institutional and Industrial Exposure

Attachment with Forest Based Industries like Wood Workshop, Saw Mills, Wood Seasoning and Preservation Treatment Plants, Pulp and Paper Industries, Aromatic and Medicinal Plant Units. Carpentry, bamboo and reed crafts, other Wood Products Industries, rubber, NWFP etc. Works to be undertaken includes study the nature of industrial and business organization–structure, raw material–collection and processing of raw-material, production and management process, marketing and financial management. Visit to institutes related to forestry and allied sciences for updating with recent technologies.

Socio Economic Surveys and Village Attachment:

Data collection, use of PRA techniques with respect to village profile including socioeconomic and cultural status, farm technology used, home steads, agroforestry, biodiversity etc.Bench Mark survey of plant resources (cropping pattern, home steads, agroforestry, biodiversity,yield system etc.),Schedule development, tabulation, analysis and preparing plan of work. Understanding local forestry and other village level institutions (Panchayat,Village Forest Committees, corporations, youth/women groups etc.), People’s participation in developmental programmes with special reference to forestry. Exercises on the use of extension methods and teaching aids for Transfer of Technology.

Report Writing and Presentation

Compilation of the work/experience detailing the objectives, places and persons visited, work done, experiences/skills gained and suggestions for improvement of training. Presenting report before the Forest Department executives and faculty members of the College. The assessment will be based on Project Report evaluation and viva-voce.

Course Title Semester Credit Hour
Forestry Work Experience (FOWE) 7th 0+20
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