Docstoc

INTRODUCTORY PHASE

Document Sample
INTRODUCTORY PHASE Powered By Docstoc
					                                                                                                                                  Annexure II
                                                     INTRODUCTORY PHASE
ELEMENTARY BIOLOGY (THEORY) / ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS

                          Existing Syllabus                                                           Proposed Syllabus
                Course Content                        No. of     Marks                        Course Content                           No. of     Marks
                                                     sessions   allotted                                                              sessions   allotted
Botany: Morphology–classification of plant              20         20      Elementary Biology                                            20         10
kingdom; parts of an angiospermic plant, the                               Botany: Morphology–classification of plant
seed, germination, root, stem - their                                      kingdom; parts of an angiospermic plant, the seed,
functions and modification; the leaf,                                      germination, root, stem - their functions and
inflorescence, flower and fruit. Histology -                               modification; the leaf, inflorescence, flower and
the cell, the tissues, cell division, histology of                         fruit. Histology - the cell, the tissues, cell division,
stems, root and leaf. Secondary growth,                                    histology of stems, root and leaf. Secondary
Physiology– absorption, and conduction of                                  growth, Physiology– absorption, and conduction
water and mineral salts, metabolism–                                       of water and mineral salts, metabolism–
photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen fixation                             photosynthesis, respiration, nitrogen fixation and
and reproduction. Tree Genetics–genetics                                   reproduction. Tree Genetics–genetics and its
and its application to plant improvement.                                  application to plant improvement, DNA finger
Zoology: Classification of animal kingdom–                                 printing.
economic importance and distinguishing                                     Zoology: Classification of animal kingdom–
features of different classes.                                             economic importance and distinguishing features
Elementary Mathematics: Fundamentals                                       of different classes.
of      algebra,       arithmetic,      geometry,                          Elementary mathematics:
trigonometry,       Mensuration,        use     of                         Fundamentals of algebra, arithmetic, geometry,
logarithms–graphs and introductory calculus.                               trigonometry, mensuration, use of logarithms–
                                                                           graphs and introductory calculus.
ELEMENTARY BIOLOGY (PRACTICAL)

                      Existing Syllabus                                                  Proposed Syllabus
            Course Content                 No. of     Marks                      Course Content                        No. of     Marks
                                          sessions   allotted                                                         sessions   allotted
Laboratory work and excursions.              40         10       Practical: Laboratory work and excursions.              20         10
                                                                Elementary Biology (Practical): Laboratory work
                                                                and excursions. -      Terminology related to
                                                                morphology sessions. Identification of plant twig,
                                                                description of stem, leaves and inflorescence,
                                                                description of a flower, their different parts,
                                                                different modifications of parts (roots, stem, leaf
                                                                and inflorescence) classification of animals
                                                                (insects), use of flora for field identification of
                                                                tree species.


OVERVIEW OF FORESTRY


                      Existing Syllabus                                                  Proposed Syllabus
            Course Content                 No. of     Marks                      Course Content                        No. of     Marks
                                          sessions   allotted                                                         sessions   allotted
   Forest and forestry, history of management           20         10      (Introduction to forest service, forestry and               20       10
   of forests, development of systems of forest                            wildlife management, Forests as subject of
   management in recent years, emerging                                    Concurrent List of the Constitution of India.
   trends. Forest geography of the world –                                 Forest Administrative Structure: Ministry of
   factors influencing the distribution of forest,                         Environment     and     Forests,            Forest
   critical analysis of forest resources, forest
   policies, wood based industries, forestry
                                                                           Department in the States
   practices, forestry research and training.                              Forests & forestry – Forest Map of India. history
   Trade patterns in forest products.                                      of management of forests, emerging trends, forest
   International organizations related to                                  geography of the world – factors influencing the
   forestry.      Congresses,      Commissions,                            distribution of forests, critical analysis of forest
   Conferences and Conventions relevant to                                 resources, forestry practices,         Concept of
   forestry on global basis. World forestry                                conservation, preservation and management of
   literature (periodicals, journals, etc) with                            natural resources with respect to the
   display.                                                                management of forests in India. forest policies,
                                                                           forestry research and training, different
                                                                           international/conferences/commission/conventi
                                                                           ons and institutions, their relevance to Indian
                                                                           context.     different organizations relevant to
                                                                           forestry on global basis (Websites).

   FOREST STATISTICS

                         Existing Syllabus                                                        Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                            No. of     Marks
                                                  sessions   allotted                                                             sessions   allotted
Statistics: Role of statistics and definitions,      20         25      Forest Statistics: Basic Statistical      Methods:           20         20
Organization of data and its representation,                                   Role of statistics in forestry and wildlife          (25)
Measures of central tendency, Measures of                               management, definitions, organization of data
dispersion,     Frequency        distributions.                         and its representation, measures of central
Regression and Correlation. Simple examples                             tendency, measures of dispersion, frequency
of fitting of curves–least square method,                               distribution, Z-table, T- distribution, Probability
Analysis of variance, Statistical inference–                            theory Analysis of variance, test of significance,
estimation and testing of hypothesis,                                   null hypothesis. Correlation and regression:
Enumeration and sampling.                                               Definition, simple linear regression, least square
                                                                        fit method, coefficient of correlation and multiple
                                                                        regressions covariance.. Forest sampling: Necessity
                                                                        Concepts and terminology. Population, degrees of
                                                                        freedom, sampling size, intensity, variation and
                                                                        error. Sampling Design: Concept, simple random
                                                                        sampling and stratified random sampling,
                                                                        problems regression equation with forestry
                                                                        examples.
                                                                        Multivariate Techniques: Principal component
                                                                        Analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Cluster
                                                                        Analysis,      logistic      Regression.      Data
                                                                        transformations, and special techniques,
                                                                        Ordination
                                                                         .



   GEOLOGY (THEORY)

                           Existing Syllabus                                                        Proposed Syllabus
                 Course Content                    No. of     Marks                         Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                                  sessions   allotted                                                         sessions   allotted
   Topography and geomorphology as related           10         7.5        Geological structures and their topographic           10         10
   to the forest. Rocks, minerals and fossils.                             expressions. Mineral constituents of various rocks
   Geological structures and their topographic                             and their effect on soil properties. Parent
   expressions. Phytogeology in Indian context.                            materials leading to different types of soils.
   Mineral constituents of various rocks and
their effect on soil properties. Parent
materials leading to different types of soils.

GEOLOGY (PRACTICAL)

                         Existing Syllabus                                                         Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                       No. of     Marks                       Course Content                 No. of             Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                   sessions           allotted
Identification of important rocks, minerals           10         05      Identification of important rocks and field        10                 10
and fossils, simple geological maps and their                            excursion to get an idea about different rocks.
reading.

SOIL SCIENCE (THEORY)

                         Existing Syllabus                                                         Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                       No. of     Marks                       Course Content                         No. of     Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                           sessions   allotted
Physicochemical and biological properties of          10         7.5     Physicochemical and biological properties of               10         10
forest soil, classification and survey of forest                         forest soil, classification and survey of forest soils.
soils. Improvement of problem soils.                                     Improvement of problem soils (Acidic, Alkaline
                                                                         and sodic soils

SOIL SCIENCE (PRACTICAL)

                         Existing Syllabus                                                         Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                       No. of     Marks                       Course Content                   No. of           Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                     sessions         allotted
Analysis in laboratory, study and description         10          5      Soil Science–Analysis in laboratory, study and       10               10
of forest soil profile. Collection of soils                              description of forest soil profile. Collection of
samples and analysis of important                                        soils samples and analysis of important
physico–chemical properties.                                             physico–chemical properties.
SOIL WATER AND LAND MANAGEMENT

                         Existing Syllabus                                                         Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                       No. of     Marks                       Course Content                          No. of     Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                            sessions   allotted
         Soil   Conservation and Land                 40         30                                                                  40         30
Reclamation–Introduction: historical review
of land use pattern and land degradation,                                Soil conservation:       Soil conservation, its scope
rational land use policy, soil conservation, its                         and role in national economy.            Erosion –
scope and role in national economy.                                      agencies, extent, causes, effects and controlling
Erosion-agencies, extent, causes, effects and                            measure. Land use classification, land capability
controlling measures. Land reclamation–                                  classification. Land use maps and land capacity
programmes and practices, land use                                       Mapping. Watershed Management: Watershed
classification.                                                          –definition, classification and characteristics.
Grazing and Fodder Management–Cattle                                     Water       harvesting     structures,    watershed
and their fodder requirements. Grass lands                               management planning – preparation and analysis
in India-distribution, management &                                      of integrated, watershed management project.
improvement and carrying capacity. Fodder                                Land Management: Introduction, historical
resources of India, forest grazing and its                               review of land use pattern and degradation,
management.                                                              rational land use policy. Cattle and their fodder
Watershed and its Management–Water                                       requirement. Grass lands in India – distribution,
resources of India. Watershed-definition,                                management and improvement and carrying
classification and characteristics. Watershed                            capacity. Fodder resources of India, forest
management planning–preparation and                                      grazing and its management. Waste land
analysis or integrated watershed management                              Management:          Identification,   classification,
project.                                                                 reclamation and afforestation techniques, NPP,
Field Study: Preparation of an integrated                                management of wastelands, wasteland maps and
watershed development project for a micro–                               atlas.
watershed.
INTEGRATED WATERSHED MANAGEMENT (EXERCISE)

                        Existing Syllabus                                                         Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of     Marks                        Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                                 sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
                                                                          Selection of macro and micro watershed, data         35         20
                                                                          collection, socio-economic survey, formulation of
                                                                          an integrated watershed development project
                                                                          comprising various sectoral development plans.

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

                        Existing Syllabus                                                          Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of      Marks                        Course Content             No. of            Marks
                                                 sessions    allotted                                                sessions          allotted
1. COMPUTER AWARENESS:                             108          30         Introduction to computers, the computer      40                20
Elementary ideas on computers, introduction                 (Practical)    hardware and software, operating systems,
to the computer hardware and software.                                     single user and multi-users, word
Operating system, single user and                                          processing, computer virus (Basics). 10
multi-user definition and functions. Word
processing–components and feature. Data                                    Data base management, report generation,
based management–definitions, create and                                   electronic    spread sheet,    power     point
edit base files. Report generation. Electronic                             presentations,. Development of application
spread sheet: definition and capabilities.                                 softwares, Management Information Systems,
Elementary ideas on Computer virus.                                        (MIS), data communication, Local Area Network
2. COMPUTER APPLICATION IN                                                 (LAN), operations research packages. Use of
FORESTRY                                                                   software in Working Plan preparation.
Planning for computers, Selection of                                       Application of GIS (Advanced). 30
hardware       system.    Development       of
application         software.       Computer
maintenance. Introduction to Geographical
Information System Package (GIS); Remote
Sensing; project management system
(PRISM); sensitivity and regression analysis;
operation research package; expert system;
data communication and networking (LAN).
District Information System (DISNIC).
Computer aided working plan exercise; MIS
development.



                                                PROFESSIONAL PHASE – I

FOREST MENSURATION

                        Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                     No. of     Marks                      Course Content                         No. of     Marks
                                                sessions   allotted                                                          sessions   allotted
Scope and objectives. Measurement of tree          30         20      Mensuration. Need, objective, accuracy units,           35 + 1       30
diameter, height, girth, bark thickness,                              habitat variables - basal canopy area, crown stem        week
weight, tree cross–sectional area, form crown                         diameter, cover, density, diversity, etc. Techniques   mensur
width, empirical formulae, methods and                                for estimating habitat variables, place of               ation
instruments used. Calculation of log volume.                          measurement, justification rules of breast height      exercise
Volume estimation of standing trees, stack of                         measurement, measurement instruments -
logs, bark and cull – methods, construction                           wooden scale, callipers, tape bark gauge and
and application of tables, mathematical                               methods of use, errors, their elimination,
models. Determination of age, increment                               comparison. Height measurement – methods,
and growth of trees. Stump analysis and stem                          principles - ocular, instrumental, non-
analysis.                                                             instrumental. Christen's, Smythies hypsometer,
                                                                      improvised calipers. Abney’s topographical
                                                                      Abney's level-theory demonstration. Haga
                                                                    altimeter, Spiegal relaskop, error sources
                                                                    correction, height of leaning tree, problem
                                                                    solving, Tree stem form - Metsger's theory, form
                                                                    factors, quotient height, taper table, volume
                                                                    measurement of felled trees stacked logs -
                                                                    empirical formulae and problem solving, volume
                                                                    measurement of standing trees - methods,
                                                                    concept, classification, application, volume tables,
                                                                    preparation of volume tables - graphical method,
                                                                    local volume table from general volume table,
                                                                    regression equation method, problem solving,
                                                                    measurement of age - methods of estimation,
                                                                    concept of growth rings, increment – current
                                                                    annual increment and mean annual increment,
                                                                    increment       percent,      increment     boring,
                                                                    demonstration of Pressler's borer. Stump analysis
                                                                    - theory demonstration, stem analysis – theory,
                                                                    demonstration and problem solving.


FOREST BIOMETRY

                         Existing Syllabus                                                         Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                       No. of     Marks                       Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                       sessions   allotted
Object, scope, principles and types of surveying      45
                                                      20         30
                                                                 25      Forest Biometry- Measurement of forest errors,
                                                                         Introduction, object and scope, scales and crop–     4025 2
                                                                                                                                 +         30
                                                                                                                                           25
in forestry. Scales and errors. Chain survey–                                               age distance-chain
                                                                         diameter, height, of and volume, Calculation of
                                                                         measurement                               survey.     days
equipments, field works, recording, plotting.                            CAI & MAI of stand. yield tables, mathematical
                                                                         Measurement of angles-chain compass survey,         biometr
Compass survey-procedure for traversing. Plane                           models. Stand structure–even aged and uneven
                                                                         plane table survey. Levelling and topographic           y
table survey-equipments, setting and methods.                            survey, area calculation, sample plots, forest
                                                                         aged, management ofcopying, enlargement and         exercise
Types of levels, levelling and topographical                             reduction. planning & design, alternatives,
                                                                         inventory– Maps and map reading - geodesics &
 survey-hand levels, clinometer, Ghat tracer &                          projection systems, compilation and reporting,
                                                                        sampling, execution, Global Positioning System
 Dumpy level. Computation of area, maps-                                forest sites-classification and evaluation, quality
                                                                        (GPS), survey of forest areas - boundary
 classification, reprography, indenting and map                         demarcation index models, stand growth and its
                                                                        classes & site & pillars. Forest land organization -
 reading.                                                               compartments, blocks, beats, – various
                                                                        current estimation and productionsections, range,
                                                                        protected area & Animal Revenue
                                                                        methods. Plant boundaries. Biomass and forest
                                                                        Estimation: Basic concepts, simple indices of
                                                                        record keeping systems. Use of GPS and
                                                                        biomass, estimators for actual biomass estimation,
                                                                        Geographical Information System (GIS) for land
                                                                        record counts
                                                                        sample maintenance.




SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (THEORY)

                       Existing Syllabus                                                    Proposed Syllabus
             Course Content                    No. of     Marks                     Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                              sessions   allotted                                                     sessions   allotted
Plant Nomenclature: Importance, brief            30         20      Systematic botany of Indian forest plants            20         20
history, taxonomy, classification systems.                          following Bentham and Hooker’s system, Salient
Angiosperms: Origin and life history.                               features of the following families Magnoliaceae,
Principles and systems of classification.                           Dipterocarpaceae,     Meliaceae,   Sterculiaceae,
Modern trends in taxonomy. Systematic                               Leguminosae, Rosaceae, Lythraceae, Myrtaceae,
Botany of Indian forest plants following                            Rhizophoraceae,       Asteraceae,     Rubiaceae,
Bentham and Hooker System. Their                                    Lauraceae,      Anacardiaceae,      Cupuliferae,
distribution, field characters and economic                         Verbenaceae,       Euphorbiaceae,       Poaceae,
importance. Salient features of following                           Orchidaceae, Coniferae, , Ethnobotany and its
families - Magnoliaceae, Dipterocarpaceae,                             importance in forest and protected areas and their
Meliaceae,    Sterculiaceae, Leguminosae,                              management.
Rosaceae,       Lythraceae,     Myrtaceae,
Rhizophoraceae, Rubiaceae, Lauraceae.
Anachardiaceae, Cupuliferae, Verbenaceae,
Euphorbiaceae, Gramineae and Coniferae.
Ethnobotany and its importance in forest
and protected area management.



SYSTEMATIC BOTANY (PRACTICAL)

                        Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                      No. of     Marks
                                                 sessions   allotted                                                       sessions   allotted
        Floral    parts,     dissection  and        40         20      Floral parts, dissection and characteristics of one    20         20
characteristics of one specimen each of 15                             specimen each of fifteen families with
families with identification of species.                               identification of species. Field botanization,
                                                                       Identification of plant/tree species during various
                                                                       tours.

FOREST ECOLOGY

                        Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                No. of           Marks
                                                 sessions   allotted                                                 sessions         allotted
Basic principles and concepts, forest ecology       55         35      Ecology:      The Environment:          main     40               35
and Silviculture, Ecological succession, plant                         environmental or ecological factors, climatic
formations, classification and ordination of                           factors, soil /edaphic factors, physiographic
communities, Ecological/environmental/site                             factors and biotic factors. Ecosystems:
factors, Effect of vegetation/forests on                              components of ecosystem, Forest Biomes:
environment,          Measurement           of                        Deserts : cold and hot deserts, grasslands, tidal
environmental         factors,      Pollution,                        forests, wetlands, climatic climax forests,
Autecology, ecological adaptations and                                secondary forests: major ecosystems - terrestrial
population ecology.                                                   and aquatic ecosystems, Biotic components of
The ecosystem: The concept, components                                ecosystems: communities, populations, groups
and its functions. Forest ecosystems,                                 and individuals forest productivity, energy and its
production ecology/forest productivity:                               flow in ecosystem, biogeochemical cycles,
concept,        phytogeographical         and                         autecology, population ecology, ecological
zoogeographical ecology: salient features of                          genetics, synecology, succession and climax,
Indian flora and fauna, regions of the                                monoclimax and polyclimax theories, kinds of
world/India. Classification of Indian                                 succession, Invasive alien species, Plant and
vegetation. Eco–botanical regions of India.                           animal adaptations: Introduction and ecological
Classification of forest types with emphasis                          classification of plants. Climate, vegetation types,
on Champion and Seth’s classification.                                phytogeographical zones and zoogeographical
                                                                      zones of India, ecological indicators; Classification
                                                                      of forest types with emphasis on Champion and
                                                                      Seth’s classification.



SILVICULTURAL PRACTICES

                        Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of     Marks                     Course Content                      No. of     Marks
                                                 sessions   allotted                                                      sessions   allotted
Definition, Role of forests, Silviculture–          40         40    Silviculture-foundation and practices, relationship     40         40
foundation and practices. Regeneration:                              between silvicultural practices      and      forest
Natural and Artificial–object, principles,                           environment, Regeneration: Natural and artificial,
methods and alternatives. Basic principles of                        objectives, principles, methods and alternatives,
nursery and afforestation techniques, recent                         basic principles of nursery and afforestation
techniques of production and out planting of                             techniques (trees and bamboo both)              recent
bare root & container seedlings, afforestation                           techniques of production and out planting of bare
in problem sites, energy plantations, urban                              root and container seedlings, afforestation in
forestry, planning, costing & records of                                 problem sites, energy plantations, urban forestry
regeneration operations.                                                 planning, costing and records of regeneration
Silviculture     of    Indian    tree–General                            operations, silviculture of some important Indian
description–dealing      with     distribution,                          trees and their regeneration methods, seed quality
phenology,         growth       characteristics,                         testing, regeneration techniques of important
autecology,       synecology,      community                             species and site treatment, plus trees, laying of seed
environment, regeneration methods of                                     orchards. planting stock improvement
Indian species of economic importance.
Demonstration and Field Exercises–Seed
quality     testing,    nursery    operations,
regeneration techniques of important species
and site treatment.


FOREST ECONOMICS

                         Existing Syllabus                                                          Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                       No. of     Marks                        Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
          Basic concepts of economics,                25         20       Relevance of economics to forestry, factors            55         40
Features of traditional and modern economy,                               affecting supply of forest products, production
Micro and macro–economics, Forestry                                       theory as applied to forestry; production function.
sector, relevance of economics to forestry,                               Market-main features, different forms and types
The law of scarcity, society’s production                                 of competition, cost and revenues, marginal cost
possibility frontier and its uses, national                               and marginal revenue. Overview of economics of
income and product, Concept of demand,                                    world forestry, land use productivity and
utility, supply, price and related laws, Factors                          opportunity cost, forest valuation – cost of
affecting supply of forest products,                                      conservation, Application of forest economic
production theory as applied to forestry;                                 principles to forestry operations. Marketing of
production function, marginal physical                                    forest products: Forestry sector and national
product theory of a single firm. Marketing,                               economy, tangible and intangible goods and
main features, different forms, types of                                  services from forests and its contribution to
competition, cost and revenue, various                                    GDP, national resource accounting and
concepts, cost of production, marginal cost                               monetization of intangible service of forests,
and marginal revenue, Determination of                                    Investment criteria, B/C analysis, IRR, sensitivity
rent, interest and wages.                                                 analysis and their application. Classification of use
                                                                          and non-use values, direct and indirect valuation
                                                                          techniques, clean development mechanism and
                                                                          economics of carbon sequestration.
                                                                          Project Formulation: Project formulation,
                                                                          implementation, monitoring and evaluation.




SILVICULTURAL SYSTEMS

                         Existing Syllabus                                                          Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                        No. of     Marks                       Course Content                   No. of     Marks
                                                    sessions   allotted                                                     sessions   allotted
Definition,      scope,     objectives       and       30         20      Definition, scope, objective and classification,     30         20
classification.     Systems-Clear        felling,                         systems-clear felling, shelter wood, selection,
Shelterwood, Selection, Coppice, Indian                                   coppice, Indian modifications and applications,
modifications and applications. Conversion                                conversion from one system to other, silviculture
from one system to other. Concept of                                      systems for bamboos, gregarious flowering;
Dauerwalda, Silvicultural systems for                                     management; conversion from pure to mixed
bamboos.        Biodiversity–a     silvicultural                          bamboo forests.
concern. Emerging trends and future
strategy.
FORESTS, POLICIES & LAWS

                        Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                     No. of     Marks                      Course Content                    No. of        Marks
                                                sessions   allotted                                                     sessions      allotted
Forest Policy: Foundation, need and scope.         60         35      Forest policies: Policy formulation, procedures      45            40
Critical evaluation of National Forest                                & development. Background & critical evaluation
Policies of 1894 and 1952. National Forest                            of Forest Policies of 1894, 1952 & 1988 and their
Policy 1988 and its objectives assessment.                            objective assessment. Relevance of 1988 forest
Forest Law: Legal definitions, application of                         policy       to       country's    developmental
penal code to forests, general principles of                          policies/initiatives. Other State level policies
criminal law, legal principles of punishment,                         relevant to forestry.
criminal procedure code, the law of evidence
and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 as
applied to forestry matters.
Objects of special forest law: the Indian                             Forest Laws: The IFA, 1927, general provisions
Forest Act, 1927 general provisions, detailed                         & detailed study. Forest (Conservation) Act, 1980
study. Code of Civil procedure, 1908. Forest                          and rules. Constitutional provisions for protection
(Conservation) Act, 1980.                                             of forests & wildlife. Functioning of forest courts.
                                                                      Special forest laws, amendments, acts/orders of
                                                                      the state. Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and rules.
                                                                      Biodiversity Act. 2002 Intellectual Property Rights
                                                                      (IPR)Act. Environmental Protection Act, 1986.


BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

                        Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                    No. of     Marks                       Course Content                        No. of   Marks
                                              sessions   allotted                                                          sessions   allotted
Biodiversity and Wildlife. Objects of            50         35      Concepts of biodiversity & wildlife conservation..        45         25
Conservation,    life    support   systems.                         world conservation strategy, threats to
Principles of management, animal–habitat                            biodiversity, assessing biodiversity, biodiversity
studies, conservation biology, wildlife                             indices and their calculation, habitat and
behaviour studies, management of animal                             ecosystem diversity in India with special emphasis
communities,       habitat     management.                          on wetland and marine ecosystems, biodiversity
Conservation strategy–ex situ and in situ,                          outside the forested habitats and landscape
protected area network, agencies for                                approach      to     biodiversity    conservation.
conservation, human dimension, wildlife in                          Biodiversity conservation in managed forests.
managed forests. Wildlife (Protection) Act,                         Agencies: International Union for Conservation
1972.                                                               of Nature(IUCN) categories, landscape and
                                                                    ecosystem     approach,     biosphere      reserves,
                                                                    biodiversity hotspots and mega-biodiversity;
                                                                    national and international organization (IUCN,
                                                                    Global         Environment          Facility(GEF),
                                                                    WCMC etc.), schemes of Ministry of
                                                                    Environment and Forest on wildlife sector and
                                                                    biosphere reserves etc,Migratory flyways, threats
                                                                    to    migrant     populations.     Biogeographic
                                                                    distribution of some major species of Indian
                                                                    fauna Rare and common species of wildlife of
                                                                    the Himalayas, Peninsular India, Western &
                                                                    Eastern Ghats; North-eastern India, Desert and
                                                                    Coastal areas, Islands etc., IUCN classification
                                                                    of status of species of wild flora and fauna.
                                                                    Endangered species and critical hot spots,
                                                                    National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan,
                                                                    Biodiversity registers
                                             PROFESSIONAL PHASE - II

FOREST SURVEY (Theory)

                        Existing Syllabus                                                     Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                     No. of     Marks                     Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                                sessions   allotted                                                       sessions   allotted
Object, scope, principles and types of             20         25      Introduction, object and scope, scales and errors,     25         25
surveying in forestry. Scales and errors.                             measurement        of     distance-chain    survey.
Chain survey–equipments, field works,                                 Measurement of angles-chain compass survey,
recording, plotting. Compass survey-                                  plane table survey. Levelling and topographic
procedure for traversing. Plane table survey-                         survey, area calculation, copying, enlargement and
equipments, setting and methods. Types of                             reduction. Maps and map reading - geodesics &
levels, levelling and topographical survey-                           projection systems, Global Positioning System
hand levels, clinometer, Ghat tracer &                                (GPS), survey of forest areas - boundary
Dumpy level. Computation of area, maps-                               demarcation pillars. Forest land organization -
classification, reprography, indenting and                            compartments, blocks, beats, sections, range,
map reading.                                                          protected area boundaries. Revenue and forest
                                                                      record keeping systems. Use of GPS for forest
                                                                      land survey and land record maintenance.


FOREST SURVEY (PRACTICAL)

                         Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
             Course Content                    No. of     Marks                     Course Content                      No. of     Marks
                                              sessions   allotted                                                      sessions   allotted
Drawing equipments and their uses. Practice      26         25      Chain survey field work and plotting, chain and 30 + 2           25
of survey methods- chain, compass and                               and compass survey field work and plotting, plane Excursi
plane table. Use of compass and map                                 table survey field work and survey plotting using    on.
reading, computation of areas.                                      GPS, actual survey of forest blocks and boundary
                                                                    verification in the field, map reading in field to
                                                                    locate points from a map on the ground and also
                                                                    from ground to map, using GPS, Survey of India
                                                                    Maps.


ROAD ALIGNMENT EXERCISES

                       Existing Syllabus                                                    Proposed Syllabus
             Course Content                    No. of     Marks                     Course Content                     No. of      Marks
                                              sessions   allotted                                                     sessions    allotted
Survey, Alignment, Drawing       and   cost      35         20      Survey, alignment, drawing and cost estimation of    35          20
estimation of forest roads.                                         forest roads


RS and GIS (THEORY)

                       Existing Syllabus                                                    Proposed Syllabus
             Course Content                    No. of     Marks                     Course Content                      No. of     Marks
                                              sessions   allotted                                                      sessions   allotted
Basic principles, types and scope of remote      30         15      Basic principles, types and scope of remote           25         15
sensing. Introduction to aerial photography                         sensing, introduction to aerial photography and
and photo grammetry. Measurements from                              photo grammetry, measurements from aerial
aerial photographs, photo-interpretation.                           photographs,       photo-interpretation,    area
Area determination and forest mapping. Use                          determination and forest mapping, use of aerial
of aerial photographs in forest inventory and                         photographs in forest inventory and management,
management. Introduction to various types                             introduction to various types of satellites and
of satellites and sensors–resolution and form                         sensors–resolution and form of data available,
of data available. Acquisition and                                    acquisition and interpretation of satellite data for
interpretation of satellite data for forestry                         forestry purpose, thematic mapping, vegetation
purpose. Thematic mapping, vegetation                                 mapping, GIS and its use in forest management.
mapping. GIS and its use in Forest
Management


RS and GIS (PRACTICAL)

                        Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                     No. of     Marks                      Course Content                      No. of     Marks
                                                sessions   allotted                                                       sessions   allotted
'Stereoscopic vision test, interpretation and      30          5      Stereoscopic vision test, identification of objects    35         15
measurements on aerial photographs,                                   and interpretation of aerial photographs,
transference of details to base map.                                  measurements on aerial photographs, thematic
Vegetation mapping work. Identifying the                              maps, visual interpretation of satellite imagery,
objects. Digital and visual interpretation of                         digital interpretation of satellite imagery.
satellite image. Field application of GIS.                            Introduction to GIS data capture - scanned maps,
                                                                      images, GPS survey data, digitization and
                                                                      building queries - area, length and other
                                                                      calculations.


REGIONAL LANGUAGE- Sessions 60 (30 Theory + 30 Exercise)

FOREST ENGINEERING (THEORY)

                         Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                                  sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
Building construction, Quality of materials,         40         20      Building construction, quality of materials,           40 ?        20
specification & field checks. Preparation of                            specification and field checks, site selection,
estimate of a building, requirement of                                  planning and construction of Forest structures,
building material for construction, plinth                              site selection and construction, preparation of
area and cube rate estimates, analysis of                               estimate of a building, requirement of building
rates, foundation design for load bearing                               material for construction, plinth area and cube
walls. Forest roads - classification, geometric                         rate estimates, analysis of rates, foundation design
design, alignment and earth work estimation.                            for load bearing walls, forest roads-classification,
Design of retaining wall and construction                               geometric design, alignment and earth work
etc. Bridges – types of forest bridges with                             estimation, construction designs in areas prone to
span up to 6 m, wooden bridges, small                                   floods, cyclones and earthquakes etc,. design of
culverts. Water harvesting structures for soil                          retaining wall and construction etc. , bridges-
conservation works - check dams, anicuts,                               designs of forest bridges, small culverts,
spill ways, design of river training works etc.                         causeways, water harvesting structures and soil
                                                                        conservation works – check dams, anicuts, spill
                                                                        ways, design of river training works etc, design of
                                                                        water     harvesting     structures     in   habitat
                                                                        management; locations, watch towers, design of
                                                                        coastal shelters, design and construction of
                                                                        buildings with bamboo as resource material.




FOREST ENGINEERING (PRACTICAL)

                         Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                      No. of      Marks
                                                  sessions   allotted                                                       sessions    allotted
Practicals: Drawing–Plan, elevation and               30        10                                                             20     10
                                                                        Practicals: Drawing–plan, elevation and section
section of buildings, check–dams, wooden
                                                                        of buildings, check–dams, bridges with span up to
bridge with span up to 6 m, estimating earth
                                                                        6 m, estimating earth work from longitudinal
work from longitudinal section.
                                                                        section. Field exercises: Alignment of fair
Field exercises: Alignment of fair weather
                                                                        weather truckable forest hill road, reconnaissance
truckable forest hill road. Reconnaissance
                                                                        survey, preliminary survey etc., preparation of
survey, preliminary survey etc. Preparation of
                                                                        longitudinal sections, cross sections, site plan and
longitudinal sections, cross sections, site plan
                                                                        estimating earth work etc.
and estimating earth work etc.


WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

                         Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                        No. of    Marks                     Course Content                No. of        Marks
                                                    sessions  allotted                                                sessions      allotted
* Syllabus mentioned under biodiversity                …         ….     Wildlife Management in India, Indian wildlife    55            35
conservation                                       (Clubbed (Clubbed conservation strategy. Wildlife Habitats:
                                                   -with       -with     Factors influencing Carrying Capacity,
                                                   biodivers biodiversi
                                                                        Limiting factors: Food, Shelter, Water,
                                                   ity           ty
                                                   conserva conservat Soil, edges, ecotones, interspersion,
                                                   tion)        ion)    juxtaposition, Seasons Biotic stresses etc.,
                                                                        Population ecology Population structure and
                                                                        biotic potential, Population Dynamics
                                                                        Population growth, life tables and survivor
                                                                        curves, saturation density and intermediate
                                                                        stages, management of small populations,
                                                                        Introduction, re-introduction and re-stocking,
                                                                        capture and translocation, monitoring and
                                                                        research. Control of problem animals, (with
special reference to those animal species which
are involved in severe human-animal conflict
issue).      wildlife health management. Wildlife
behavior studies: Introduction to animal behaviour
Methods to study animal behaviour, broad
patterns of social and breeding behaviour of
major animal species of India. Conservation
strategies-ex situ and in situ.: species based and area
based approaches, Captive management, zoos,
Central Zoo Authority. Protected area network:
IUCN categories, landscape and ecosystem
approaches, Protected area management,
management planning, policy issues; Human
Dimensions: Traditional Conservation Ethics and
Practices, Issues pertaining to settlements in and
around PAs, mitigating interface conflict, eco-
development,           ecotourism,        anti-poaching
strategies. Wildlife Protection Act,1972: Case laws
pertaining to wildlife offences, CITES
Management Authority , Provisions of IPC,
CRPC and evidence Act relevant to wildlife
offences, Wildlife Forensics, Wildlife Rules,
Biodiversity Act, 2002, international conventions
and treaties, EXIM Policy, National Wildlife
Action Plan, 2002. Role of government agencies
in monitoring and controlling wildlife related
policies across the country. National Zoo Policy,
Conservation projects on threatened flora,
fauna and ecosystems:
WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES (EXERCISE)- New

                   Existing Syllabus                                                 Proposed Syllabus
         Course Content                 No. of     Marks                     Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                       sessions   allotted                                                     sessions   allotted
                                                             Ecosystem approach to Wildlife Management-           35         10
                                                             Study of different aspects of wildlife management
                                                             plan, population estimation techniques, study of
                                                             man-animal conflicts, habitat studies, ecotourism
                                                             and eco-development etc.


EXERCISE ON WILDLIFE CRIME DETECTION MODULE- New Exercise

                   Existing Syllabus                                                 Proposed Syllabus
         Course Content                 No. of     Marks                     Course Content                   No. of       Marks
                                       sessions   allotted                                                   sessions     allotted
                                                             Wildlife crime control procedures to deal with,    35           10
                                                             critical analysis, (Intelligence gathering and
                                                             evidence collection techniques)




(FOREST MANAGEMENT) FOREST PRODUCTION

                   Existing Syllabus                                                 Proposed Syllabus
         Course Content                 No. of     Marks                     Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                       sessions   allotted                                                     sessions   allotted
Forest Management: Introduction, object            40         35       Introduction, object and principles, resource base-     30         25
and principles. Resource base–present and                              present and future demands, current practices,
future demands, current practices. Valuation                           valuation and appraisal-methods for trees, stump
and Appraisal-methods for trees, stump age,                            age, even aged and un even aged stand, non-
even-aged and uneven-aged stand, non–                                  timber forest products, concepts of normal forest,
wood forest outputs. Concepts of normal                                increment and yield, sustained yield, sustainable
forest, increment and yield. Sustained yield,                          forestry,     rotation,     evaluating    intensive
sustainable forestry, rotation. Evaluating                             management decisions-spacing and thinning,
intensive management decisions–spacing and                             Economics of thinning and rotation. classical
thinning. Classical approaches to forest yield                         approaches to forest yield regulation-principles
regulation–principles and its application to                           and its application to Indian forests.
Indian Forests.


NON-TIMBER FOREST PRODUCE

                        Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                        No. of     Marks
                                                 sessions   allotted                                                         sessions   allotted
Introduction, different types of Non-Wood           30         20      Non-timber forest produce- Introduction, types           40         20
Forest Products (NWFP) - their changing                                of NTFP, resource assessment. Cultivation
role, availability, collection, processing,                            practices- detailed cultivation practices of
marketing and pricing. Credit, financing,                              commercially important species including
training and extension on institutionalizing                           medicinal plants etc. including economics and
cultivation. Protection of biodiversity and                            marketing strategies, credit, financing, training and
conservation of gene pool of Non-Wood                                  extension on institutionalizing cultivation. NTFP
Forest Produce.                                                        concerned with animal products.
                                                                       Conservation and sustainable harvesting:
                                                                       Livelihood issues related to NTFPs, subsistence
                                                                       economy, role / scope in PFM , red list of IUCN
                                                                       and schedule VI of WL (P) Act. methods of in-
                                                                      situ and ex-situ conservation, concept of
                                                                      sustainable utilization, sustainable harvestable
                                                                      limits and non-destructive harvesting, value
                                                                      addition, bio-prospecting and bio-discovery.
                                                                      Trade, marketing and industries- National and
                                                                      international trade EXIM Policy, certification,
                                                                      demand and supply developing sound marketing
                                                                      and pricing strategies cottage & small industries
                                                                      for rural development. Supply of raw material to
                                                                      industries. Patenting and Traditional Knowledge
                                                                      (TK) issues, Conventions related to NTFP.


(WOOD TECHNOLOGY, HARVESTING AND INDUSTRIES

                        Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                     No. of     Marks                      Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                                sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
THEORY: Definition, scope, terminology.            50         35      Wood Technology: Wood anatomy, scope,                   40         25
Basic logging hand tools and power chain                              structure, physical features and strength properties
saws-operation and maintenance. felling                               of wood, evaluation of defects & abnormalities
operations, dragging, transporting-various                            for various uses. Wood seasoning, preservation-
methods and equipments. Loss in process.                              concepts and practices, other improvement
Management of departmental harvesting.                                techniques of timber utilization.
Investment decisions and planning-road                                Wood        Harvesting:       Definition,    scope,
design, work study and costing of operations,                         terminology. Basic logging hand tools and power
marketing.                                                            chain saws-operation and maintenance. Felling
Establishment of forest based industries.                             operations,      dragging,     transporting-various
Policy on raw material supply and problems.                           methods and equipments. Loss in process.
Composite wood products and their                                     Management of departmental harvesting.
manufacture. Paper industries, Saw milling-                          Investment decisions and planning-road design,
techniques and equipment. Wood based                                 work study and costing of operations, marketing.
small and cottage industries in rural                                Wood Based Industries: Establishment of forest
development. Wood for other uses. Grading                            based industries. Policy on raw material supply
of wood. Record keeping.                                             and problems. Composite wood products and
WOOD           TECHNOLOGY:            Wood                           their manufacture. Paper industries, saw milling-
anatomy, scope, structure, physical features                         techniques and equipment. Wood based small
and strength properties of wood, evaluation                          and cottage industries in rural development.
of defects & abnormalities for various uses.                         Wood for other uses. Grading of wood. Record
Wood seasoning, preservation-concepts and                            keeping.
practices, other improvement techniques of
timber utilization.

WOOD TECHNOLOGY (PRACTICAL)

                        Existing Syllabus                                                    Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                    No. of     Marks                     Course Content                     No. of     Marks
                                               sessions   allotted                                                     sessions   allotted
Practicals: Identification of timbers with        20         05      Practical: Identification of timbers with key for    10         10
key for 20 important timbers. Wood                                   important timbers. Wood seasoning and wood
seasoning and wood preservation.                                     preservation.
                                                CONVOCATION PHASE
WORKING PLAN (EXERCISE)

                        Existing Syllabus                                                      Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                     No. of     Marks                      Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                                sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
                                                  150         60      Preliminary Working Plan Report; field work –          196         60
Preliminary Working Plan Report; field work                           stock mapping, checking of maps, compartment
–stock mapping, checking of maps,                                     description, collection of data, evaluation of past
compartment description, collection of                                practices and management alternatives, estimation
statistical data, collection of other data,                           of demand and availability of bio-resources, biotic
evaluation of management alternatives,                                stresses,    sustainable     production      limits,
estimation of demand and availability of bio-                         administrative and socio-economic limitations etc.
resources, biotic stresses, sustainable                               Use of RS & GIS during working plan
production limits, administrative and socio-                          preparation, Working Plan exercise on National
economic limitations research data etc.                               Code of Working Plan, management prescriptions
                                                                      for the forest areas outside the government
                                                                      owned forests.




FOREST PROTECTION
                        Existing Syllabus                                                     Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                    No. of     Marks                      Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                               sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
Agencies causing forest damage-fires, man,        60         35      A.      General protection: Agencies causing            50         35
cattle, insects and pathogens. Nature and                            forest damage – fires, man, cattle, insects,
extent of damage. Fire damage-causes,                                pathogens, nature of damage, forest fire –
character, control and protection. Shifting                          damage, control & protection, monitoring by
cultivation, illicit felling, encroachments–                         Government of India, state & division level,
problems and remedial measures. Grazing                              damage assessment with the help of RS & GIS,
regulations. Diseases of plants and trees–                           forest fire management plan & budgetary
symptoms. Casual organisms, identification                           provisions, illicit felling unrecorded removal
and control. Common forest insect pests and                          (headloads) uncontrolled grazing, shifting
their control. Protection against damages by                         cultivation, encroachment – problem and
atmospheric agencies.                                                remedial     measures,     eviction     procedures.
                                                                     Protection measures at divisional level – issuance
                                                                     of preliminary offence report, seizure, raid, FIR,
                                                                     court cases. Timber depot and its maintenance,
                                                                     disposal of seized and unclaimed timber, transit of
                                                                     forest produce etc. Damages by atmospheric
                                                                     agencies     –    control    measures.      Disaster
                                                                     Management – basic concept of disaster
                                                                     management        plan.    Participatory      Forest
                                                                     Management for protection, intelligence gathering
                                                                     B.      Pests and diseases: Common forest
                                                                     insect pests and their control with the help of
                                                                     various case studies related to the field, excursion
                                                                     to near by forest area for Sal borer attack &
                                                                     demonstration of tree-trap method. Diseases of
                                                                     trees – symptoms causal organism, identification
                                                                     and control measures with the help of case
                                                                     studies, excursion to near by forest area to focus
                                                                        on different pathogens.
                                                                        Local excursion for the Sal Borer attack and effect
                                                                        of different pathogens in nearby forests.


FORESTS AND PEOPLE

                         Existing Syllabus                                                       Proposed Syllabus
               Course Content                      No. of     Marks                      Course Content                    No. of     Marks
                                                  sessions   allotted                                                     sessions   allotted
FOREST-PEOPLE INTERFACE                              40         30      People & Forest Interface: Emerging trends in        60         35
                                                                        natural resource management, forest- people
Forest in rural development–Forests–People
                                                                        interface, concept of common property resources,
symbiotic linkage; Forests and tribals, forests
                                                                        human population growth/structure and its
and employment generation, forest dwellers-
                                                                        implications for the natural environment, social
their tradition of forest conservation, rights
                                                                        development initiatives in India, Human
and concession.
                                                                        Development Report (UNDP), Overview of
                                                                        Rural & Tribal Development Programmes, Role
Participatory Forest Management (PFM).
                                                                        of     NGOs,      Alternative   approaches     to
People’s       participation   in      forest                           development, Integrated development, Eco-
Management–concept to commissioning and                                 development, Alternative Resource Management,
review.                                                                 Systems- privatization, Public Management,
Management of local community action,                                   Collective Management, Common property
forest management strategy-social forestry                              institutions and development.
programmes & Joint Forest Management                                    Gender Analysis- Gender perceptions in
programme (JFM).                                                        planning, concept of gender based role, needs and
Various strategies, micro level planning &                              priorities in relation to resource, use and
participatory rural appraisal.                                          management, committee survey methods
Monitoring and evaluation of JFM.                                       including the participatory learning methods,
Behavioural dimensions in people centered                               gender impact analysis.
forest management.                                                      Social Analysis- Importance of social
Forestry extension–communication,                                perspectives in development work, displacement
extension work; programme planning &                             and resettlement of local communities with
methods.                                                         respect to creation of protected areas, legal
Management of extension organization.                            situations, PA managers role and responsibility in
                                                                 resettlement, characteristics of an ideal
                                                                 resettlement scheme- what can go wrong and how
                                                                 to forestall these problems, PA- People Mutual
                                                                 Influence Zone Analysis (MIZA).
                                                                 Participatory        Forest       Management-
                                                                 Participatory development process, Stakeholders
                                                                 and SWOT Analysis, RRA, PRA, Social Forestry
                                                                 Programmes, Joint Forest Management- State
                                                                 JFM orders: A comparative view, Issues &
                                                                 Challenges in JFM, Natural Afforestation
                                                                 Programmes, Forest Development Agencies
                                                                 (FDA), Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation,
                                                                 Conflict Resolution.

PRA & MICROPLAN EXERCISE- New

                       Existing Syllabus                                                  Proposed Syllabus
             Course Content                 No. of     Marks                      Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                           sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
                                                                 Need, objectives, tools of JFM techniques, RRA,       35 +2        20
                                                                 PRA, Different concepts, socio economic survey,        days
                                                                 preparation and finalization of microplans.          journey

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

                       Existing Syllabus                                                  Proposed Syllabus
             Course Content                No. of     Marks                       Course Content                      No. of     Marks
                                                   sessions   allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
         Environment–Definitions,                     30         10      Environment-       Environmental     degradation:       65         40
components and importance. Principles of                                 pollution – different types, effects, Global
environmental conservation. Impact of                                    warming, ozone layer depletion, acid rain,
deforestation,      forest    fires,     mining,                         Principles of environmental conservation, critical
development of civilization, population                                  measures,        environmental        monitoring,
growth, industrial revolution and of various                             Environment impact assessment of projects,
development projects on environment.                                     Concept of sustainable development, strategy for
Water–various water ecosystems, its uses and                             sustainable energy use Environment management,
problems. Pollution–different types & effects                            education, Waste management, Coastal zone
&      control     measures,     environmental                           regulation, River cleaning project, Regulation of
monitoring. Global warming, ozone layer                                  hazardous      substances,   Free    trade    and
depletion and acid rains and strategy for                                environment, India’s international obligation,
sustainable energy use. Environmental                                    Pollution control administration, Environment
Impact Assessment of projects. Concept of                                audit and eco mark,, Policy and constitutional
sustainable      development,      environment                           provisions, environmental policy.
management,        education,     policy    and
legislation in India.                                                    International Conventions: Relevant provisions
                                                                         of, Kyoto-protocol, Convention on Biodiversity
                                                                         (CBD). IPR & Patenting, Indian Patents Act.(3rd
                                                                         amendment) Convention on International Trade
                                                                         in Endangered Species, United Nations
                                                                         Framework Convention on Climate Change
                                                                         (UNFCCC), United Nations Forum on Forestry
                                                                         (UNFF), Ramsar Convention, convention on
                                                                         migratory birds, whaling commission & other
                                                                         important forest related legally binding
                                                                         international instruments. Access and benefit
                                                                         sharing, PESA.
FOREST ADMINISTRATION AND ACCOUNTS PROCEDURES

                        Existing Syllabus                                                        Proposed Syllabus
              Course Content                      No. of      Marks                      Course Content                       No. of     Marks
                                                 sessions    allotted                                                        sessions   allotted
Forest Administration & Accounts                    34      Qualifying   Forest Administration: Organizational Setup            35         30
(a) Introduction, need, organizational set up,                           (Organogram) of the forest department in the
types of administrative & management units                               states and Government of India, managing
and their set up, management information                                 through office, managing through field. Range
system in forest department, inter-                                      Inspection: Forms, Records and Registers.
departmental coordination, forest manuals.                               Manuals of office procedure, performance
                                                                         appraisals, writing ACRs, disciplinary rules, legal
                                                                         matters. Election process, assembly and
                                                                         parliamentary questions, committees etc. E-
                                                                         governance policy and guidelines. MIS. Forestry
                                                                         planning and budgeting, asset management.
                                                                         Forest Accounts: Difference between forest
                                                                         accounts        and       revenue       accounts.
                                                                         Departmentalized accounting system. Budget.
                                                                         Revenue receipts, custody and payment of
                                                                         Government money. Control of expenditure and
                                                                         reconciliation. administrative and financial
                                                                         powers, delegation of financial powers, forest
                                                                         officers as DDO's. audit - internal audit. PD
                                                                         account and PL account, accounts code etc.
                                                                         Stores - purchase, maintenance, write-off.
                                                                         Miscellaneous      expenditure.    Miscellaneous
                                                                         subjects. General instructions. Withdrawal from
                                                                         Government        account     personal     claims.
                                                                         Contingent charges. Disbursements. Income tax.
                                        Procedure    for    cheque-drawing     DDOs.
                                        Maintenance of group ‘D’ staff GPF accounts.

NATIONAL LANGUAGE

MOTOR MECHANICS & MOTOR DRIVING   QUALIFYING SUBJECTS

FIRST AID & AMBULANCE DRILL

				
DOCUMENT INFO