Bachelor of Science in Forestry – 4 years
(Diploma in Forestry – 2 years)
 
The main purposes of Diploma and BSc programmes in Forestry are to build human resources capacity in the management of natural resources, environment, and to contribute to rural development and poverty reduction initiatives. The proposed programmes are designed to develop a cadre of professionals with knowledge, skills, and competencies as forestry extension worker, environment manager, nature conservationist, natural resource manager, researcher, wildlife manager, social forestry manager, and forest nursery entrepreneurs. The four year programme is designed with double exit and double entry possibilities. The first two years of the programme is skill based, and prepares students to exit with a two year Diploma certificate. On completion of the first two years, those students capable of and wishing to pursue Bachelor programme will continue further for two more years and exit with Bachelor degree. Diploma graduates who have worked and gathered at least two years of field experience (in-service) and wishing to enhance their profession career have the possibility to enter at the beginning of year 3 to obtain a Bachelor degree.
 
Objectives
 
The main aim of the Diploma and BSc in Forestry is to contribute to the socioeconomic development by creating a larger critical mass of qualified professionals in the field of forestry and to advance the country's intellectual and academic environment. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to enhance conservation of natural resources, environment, and wildlife that contribute to the sustainable socioeconomic development of a nation. 
 
Curriculum Structure
 
The proposed four year BSc programme consists of 480 credits with 36 modules including field attachment and a research project in the 4th year. The mode of study will be full time.
 
 
Year
Semester
Module Title
Module Code
Credit
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
 
 
 
 
 
I
Dzongkha
DZG101
12
Academic  Skills
ACS101
12
Forest Botany
BOT101
12
Forest Survey
SVY101
12
Fundamentals of Silviculture
SIL101
12
 
 
II
Communication & Extension
EXT101
12
Soil Science
SSC101
12
Applied Silviculture
SIL102
12
Introduction to Agro-Forestry & Watershed Management
NRM101
12
Environmental Science
EVS101
12
 
 
 
 
 
 
2
 
 
I
Farm Economics & Marketing
ECN201
12
Project Work I
PWK201
12
Forest Mensuration
NRM202
12
Forest Protection
PRT201
12
Forest Resources Management
NRM203
12
 
 
II
Project Work II
PWK202
12
Field Attachment
ATT201
12
Wildlife Science
CSC201
12
Forest Law & Policy
PRT202
12
Geographical Information System
GIS201
12
Social Forestry
SOF201
12
 
 
 
 
 
3
 
 
I
Organizational Management & Leadership
MGT301
12
Entrepreneurship Development               
EDP101
12
Geological Formation & Vegetation
GES301
12
Forest Ecology
ECL301
12
CBNRM & Non Timber Forest Products
NRM304
12
 
II
Statistics
STS301
12
Research Methods
RES301
12
Systematic Botany & Ethnobotany
BOT302
12
Forest Management and Planning
NRM305
12
Integrated Watershed Management
NRM306
12
 
 
 
4
 
 
I
GIS & Remote Sensing
GIS402
12
Wood Anatomy & Dendrochronology
DEN401
12
Applied Conservation Science
CSC402
12
Natural Resource Economics & Ecotourism
NRM407
12
Wetland & Freshwater Ecology
ECL402
12
II
Research Project
RES402
60
 
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