Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Forestry - Agriculture and Forestry University


Agriculture and Forestry University

Forestry

4 year(s)


The aim of B. Sc. Forestry is to train academically competent and practical oriented professional in forestry. B. Sc. Forestry is an eight-semester (four- year) course after I. Sc. or I. Sc. ( Forestry) or 10 + 2 ( Science). This program is run by the Faculty of Forestry in the Hetauda, Makawanpur.


Admission criteria

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The notice regarding students' admission is published in a national newspaper and will be put on the website of Agriculture and Forestry University. The exact date of admission process may vary from year to year but it generally starts in August-September and classes begins from mid of November.

How to apply

The process of application will remain online. The online application can be accessed at the official website of the university: www.afu.edu.np

When encountered with any problem, then applicants can contact the responsible authority at [email protected] for technical help. Admission is done on the basis of entrance examination (80%), the aggregate score of Higher secondary level or plus two (10%), the aggregate score of SLC/SEE (10%).  The applicants will be selected on merit basis.

Entrance Examination

A total of 80 questions will be included in the written test. Questions are made with reference to the 7 subjects students study during their higher secondary level.  Following is the list of distribution of questions among those 7 subjects:

  1. English - 12
  2. Chemistry - 13
  3. Physics - 8
  4. Botany - 13
  5. Zoology - 13
  6. Mathematics - 13
  7. Forest Science and General knowledge - 8

Required documents for admission

  1. Passport size photo - 3
  2. Original copy of Nepali Citizenship Certificate
  3. Original Transcript and Character Certificate, SLC/SEE 
  4. Original Transcript and Character Certificate, Plus two/Higher Secondary Level
  5. Degree certificate of the provisional certificate, Plus two/ Higher Secondary Level
  6. Equivalency Certificate
  7. For candidates seeking admission under certain quota, need to present recommendation of the concerned authority
  8. Original admit card, Entrance Examination

Applicants with a Higher Education Degree from any other University than Agriculture and Forestry University are required to register with Agriculture and Forestry University.  The applicants are required to submit the original copy of Migration Certificate during registration.

Scholarships

There are various National and International organizations that provide scholarship for education in forestry and allied sectors. They are ITTO, WWF, AFU, JICA, DFID, USAID, UGC, Finida, Danida, Norad, SDC, EOI etc. Some social organizations and memorial trusts also offer some kind of scholarship to the students.

Please contact the Faculty of Forestry, Agriculture and Forestry University for details regarding scholarships and available quotas for applicants.

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Eligibility

Students with I. Sc. (Basic science) or 10+2 ( Science) with compulsory English, Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology securing a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate from any recognized University or Board, or Diploma in Forestry or Technical Certificate Level in Forestry, are eligible to apply for B. Sc. Forestry program. The selection for admission is on merit basis through an entrance examination. Girl students and students from disadvantage group are provided some preferences in terms of reserved quota and leverages in admission requirements.


Curricular structure

EXAMINATION SYSTEM

Internal assessment

Agriculture and Forestry University follows the semester system of examination for evaluation. A total of 20% of full marks in theory in each subject is evaluated internally by the subject teacher through an internal assessment. The student must secure 40% marks in the internal assessment to qualify for the final examination. The course teacher gives one chance for makeup test to those who fail in the first internal assessment or missed for valid reasons.

Final theory and practical examination

The Examination Board of Agriculture and Forestry University conducts a separate final theory examination of 80% and 20% of practical for each level externally through an external system of examination. Students must secure at least 40% marks in theory and practical separately to pass the final theory and practical examination in each subject. The students who fail in the final theory or practical examination are allowed to take a back-paper examination conducted by the examination board of AFU in each semester. The maximum allowable back paper examination will be as per the AFU regulation.

Attendance Requirement

A student must attend at least 70% of classes in theory and practical in each subject to be eligible for the final examination. All teachers will submit their attendance register to the faculty dean after the end of classes of each subject.

Other Requirements and Rules 

The aspects of instruction, evaluation and other areas of academics not mentioned in here are as per rules and regulations of the Agriculture and Forestry University. The university may change any rules and regulations any times as required for effective functioning. 

Grading System

A student will be graded at 1- 4 scale; 1 being the lowest and 4 being the highest grade. A, B, C and D grade will be awarded according to marks obtained in the courses.

GradeMarks Obtained
A80% and above
B65% and less than 80
C50% and less than 65
D40% and less than 50
Semester Wise Distribution of B.Sc. Forestry
First Semester

Course

Code

Course

Credit Hour

BSH

101

Principles of Cytology, Genetics and Breeding

2+1

BSH

102

Communicational and Technical English

2+1

BSH

103

Introductory Economics

2+1

BSH

104

Social Science for Forestry

2+0

BSH

105

Forest Law and Policy

2+0

BSH

106

Principles and Practices of Office Management

2+0

SFB

101

Principles and Practices of Silviculture

2+0

WPR

101

Wildlife Biology

2+0

Total

16+2

Second Semester

Course

Code

Course

Credit Hour

FPU

101

Wood Anatomy

2+1

FSE

101

Forestry Surveying

2+1

BSH

107

Tree Physiology

2+1

WP

102

Wildlife and Ecotourism Management

2+1

SFB

102

Dendrology

2+1

NRM

101

Forest Extension

2+1

SWM

101

Introductory Soil Science

2+1

Total

14+7

 Third Semester

Course

Code

Course

Credit Hour

BSH

201

Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology

2+1

FPU

201

Harvesting and Logging

2+1

WPR

201

Wildlife Conservation

2+0

SWM

201

Fundamentals of Geology

2+1

FSE

201

Forest Engineering

2+1

NRM

201

Principles and of Forest Economics

2+0

SFB

201

Silvicultural Systems

2+0

NRM

202

Forest Mensuration and Biometrics

2+1

Total

16+5

Fourth Semester
CourseCodeCourseCredit Hour
FPU202Medicinal and Aromatic Plants2+1
WPR202Protected Area Management2+0
NRM203Forest Management2+1
SFB201Forest Ecology2+1
SFB202Agroforestry Systems and Management2+1
SFB203Forest Protection2+1
SWM202Forest Hydrology2+1
FT201Field Training0+2
Total14+8
Fifth Semester

Course

Code

Course

Credit Hour

FPU

301

Wood Products and Utilization

2+1

WPR

301

Tourism and Recreation

2+1

NRM

301

Rangeland Management

2+0

FPU

302

Ethnobotany

2+1

EES

301

Fire Ecology

2+1

FSE

301

Soil and Water Conservation Engineering

2+1

BSH

301

Elementary Statics & Computer Application

2+1

SFB

301

Nursery Management

2+1

Total

16+7

Sixth Semester

Course

Code

Course

Credit Hour

FPU

303

Wood Science and Technology

2+1

FSE

302

Remote Sensing Air Photo Interpretation

2+1

NRM

302

Forest Business Management

2+1

NRM

303

Community Forestry and Governance

2+1

EES

302

Mountain Ecology

2+1

EES

303

Biodiversity Conservation

2+1

SWM

301

Watershed Management

2+1

FT

301

Field Training

0+2

Total

14+9

Seventh Semester
CourseCodeCourseCredit Hour
BSH401Entrepreneurship Development and Communication Skill2+1
NRM401Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis2+1
FPU401Utilization of Non Timber Forest Products2+1
EES401Environmental Science2+1
EES402Ecosystem Services and Climate Change2+0
NRM402Natural Resource Economics2+0
SFB401Silviculture of Nepalese Tree2+0
FSE401GIS in NRM2+1
FT401Field Training0+3
Total16+8
Eighth Semester

Course

Code

Course

Credit Hour

EES

403

Global Environmental Change

2+1

SWM

401

Soil Survey and Degraded Land Management

2+1

PP

401

Project Paper/LEE

0+6

SM

401

Seminar

0+1

Total

4+9

 Subject Group: The above courses are grouped/abbreviated as below:- 

Course Short NameCourse Full Name
BSHBasic Science and Humanities
NRMNatural Resource Management
FPUForest Products Utilization
SWMSoil and Watershed Management
FESForest Survey and Engineering
SFBSilviculture and Forest Biology
WPRWildlife and Protected Reserve
EESEcology and Environmental Science
FTField Training
PPProject Paper
SMSeminar

For detailed information regarding all the courses in the curriculum: 

B.Sc. Forestry course details

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