Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM)

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Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) is a postgraduate Forestry and Wildlife course. The degree course covers the areas of research for the students include silvi-culture, seed technology, agro-forestry, tree physiology, tree genetics, tree breeding, tree tissue culture, forest management, wood science, wildlife etc. Forestry is the art and science of tree resources, including plantations and natural stands. The main goal of forestry is to create and implement systems that allow forests to continue a sustainable provision of environmental supplies and services.

How is Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) Course Beneficial?

Organizations such as World Wildlife Fund and Food and Agricultural Organization etc are extending various opportunities for professionals in this field. Forest experts can find a lot of jobs in various sectors of timber and plywood manufacturing firms. They can also find jobs in laboratories or in offices in the related area. They can become forester who is responsible for protecting and regenerating forests, protecting wildlife habitats, checking for and fighting wild fires, landscape management and so on.


  • Students should have passed the degrees of B.Sc. (Forestry), B.Sc. (Ag), B.Sc. (Hort), B.Tech. (Hort), B.Tech. (Ag. Biotech.) can go for Master of Science in Forestry.

Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) Syllabus

Syllabus of Forestry as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Subjects of Study

Advanced Silvi-culture

Forest Biometric

Tree Breeding

Advanced Forest Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

Wood based Industries

Wildlife Management

Forest Protection

Agro forestry Practices


Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) Colleges

  • Indian Institute of Forest Management - IIFM Bhopal

Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) Course Suitability

Candidates should be used to of outdoors activities, spirit of adventure, good health, stamina and physical fitness. Other essential skills are patience, scientific temperament, organizing ability, public relations skills, practicality, courage and decision-making ability. They should have the capacity to work long hours, a genuine interest in the preservation of the natural environment and habitat, inclination for research and academic bent of mind. They should also be able to learn strategies like selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

 Job Types

  • Entomologist
  • Dendrologist
  • Foresters Silviculturist
  • Zoo Curator
  • National Sales Manager - Agri. Machinery
  • Forest Range Officer
  • Ethologist
  • Sales/Business Development Officer
  • Field Investigator


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