Department of Forestry and Environmental Science
Department of Forestry and Environmental Science started its academic activities with the enrollment of 30 students in the academic session 1998-1999. Form the inception, the Department’s name was Department of Forestry but in 2007 the department has been renamed as Department of Forestry and Environmental Science. Presently the Department offers 4-years Bachelor of Science with Honours (B. Sc. Hon’s) degree in Forestry. Very soon the department will start M. Sc. degree in Forestry.
Established with the aim to produce professionals with versatile knowledge able to relate current thinking in forestry and environmental aspects of the country, the department maintains strong linkage with Institute of Forestry and Environmental Science in Chittagong University (IFESCU), Forestry and wood Technology Discipline in Khulna University, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI), Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC) Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Department of Environment (DoE), Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI) Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), Surveyor General of Bangladesh etc. This is one of the prime institutions of the country operationally designed to promote and provide higher education in forest and environment at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The curriculums of the courses are designed with intensive field tours to various forests and Institutions of Bangladesh to equip the students with the up-to-date knowledge of forest and environmental management, conservation and manipulation.
Each and every year the course curriculum undergoes rigorous review to incorporate up-to-date information in the fields of forestry and environmental sciences by the Syllabus Committee composed of internal teachers and invited experts from different universities and other related institutions, making it a center of excellence for higher education in forestry and Environment in Bangladesh. Special effort is made to develop indigenous teaching material to supplement existing knowledge and to render the programme mere relevant to Bangladesh and South Asia.