Pakistan Forest Institute is the best institute in the country offering the degree in Forestry and it is highly regarded in this field. It was established in 1947 at Faisalabad, shifted to Murree in 1948 and then to Abbotabad in 1951. Presently, it is situated in Peshawar where it was shifted in 1955. The Degree of the institute is awarded by Peshawar University. M.Sc or B.Sc in Forestry holders have opportunity to serve in Forest Departments all over Pakistan, Agriculture Departments in Government sector. It has varieties of opportunities in the field of Environment, Gardening, Farming, Land Rehabilitation etc. It is degree which increases the attachment with nature and its importance.
Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar (PFIT) has announced the admission in M.Sc/ B.Sc Forestry session 2018-2020 and BS Forestry 2018-2022 on self finance basis. All the interested candidates from all provinces including AJK and Gilgit Baltistan are eligible to apply. Pakistan Forest Institute, Peshawar (PFIT) engaged the services of National Testing Service, Pakistan to conduct a written test and the last date of submission of application to NTS is 24.08.2018. Test date has not been announced so far and the same will be announced later.
The minimum qualification for admission test to be conducted by NTS is as under:-
|Sr.||Qualification||M.Sc Forestry||B.Sc & BS Forestry|
|1.||Matric Science||Minimum 2nd Division||Minimum 2nd Division|
|Minimum 2nd Division||Minimum 2nd Division|
|3.||B.Sc (Physical / Biological Sciences)||Minimum 2nd Division||–|
|4.||Maximum Age limit on closing date||25 years||22 years|
The content weightage for the test is as under:-
|Total||English||General Forestry||G.K / Pak Studies||Basic Mathematics||Botany|
|B.Sc & BS Forestry|
|Total||English||G.K / Pak Studies||Basic Mathematics||Biology|
Books for preparation of NTS Test are easily available in the market. It is a very good chance for those who have interest in this field as it is challenging and very productive. The career prospects for the degree holders in the filed of Forestry are increasing day by day as the issue of environmental degradation is erupting. The urge for increase in forest area is rising so is the opportunity in the field.
The other Universities / Colleges offering the same degree are as under:-
Agriculture Research Institute, Quetta.
Shaheed Benazir Bhutto University, Sheringal Upper Dir.
Pir Mehar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
Punjab Forest School, Bahwalpur.
University of Swat.
Sindh Agriculture University, Hyderabad.