M.Sc. Forestry(Eco- Tourism)Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth
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M.Sc. Forestry(Eco- Tourism)
Department of Forestry, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola has a fairly long history and has the distinction of being the first in starting B.Sc. Forestry degree programme in Maharashtra state. To cater the need of future research based forestry development and demand of specialized technical personnel of this region, four year forestry degree programme has been started in this University from 1985-86 with the assistance of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The B.Sc. Forestry degree programme was started in 14 State Agricultural Universities in the country.
The objective of the forestry degree programme is to cater need of future research based demands of especially technical personnel. It is an apt decision since more than 50 per cent of the forest area of the state falls in the Vidarbha region. B.Sc (Forestry) degree programme was started in Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola by establishing the Department of Forestry under the faculty of Agriculture in the year 1985-86 with the assistance of Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi with an intake capacity of 20 students per year.
Under USAID programme five faculty members of Department of Forestry, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola from Agriculture discipline were trained to teach various courses in forestry. In addition to this, services of retired Conservator of Forest were utilized to teach the specialized forestry courses.
The year 1989 happened to be very significant in the history of the department because during this year first batch of students received the degree of forestry.
The department is imparting Education, conducting Research and Extension activities in the forestry and also plays an important role in human recourse development in forestry sector.
The prime mandate of this department is to educate and to create qualified human resource catering the needs of the Forestry development in the state with the vision to become a pace setting centre of excellence believe in three universal values viz. Synergy, Trust and Passion with zeal to serve the Nation in the global scenario.
Our mission is to dedicate ourselves to the highest standard of Education and Research in core and emerging forester and strive for overall personality development of students so as to nurture not only quiet essential technocrats but also responsible citizens.
The department has been accredited by Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun in the year 2007-08 and 2009-10.
The department offers master degree in Forestry. The department also holds training for farmers, publish articles in daily news papers and publish bulletins.
The Academic staff is acting as an Advisory Committee Chairman / members of various students in Post Graduate Degree Programme at Department of Forestry.