SCB - Asia Section Conference 19th - 20th March, 2018


ABOUT US


AMITY UNIVERSITY

Amity is currently a leading education provider in India. Amity Universities have been established in UP, Rajasthan, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Nagaland under their respective under the provisions of the UGC Act which governs the establishment of universities in India both at eh Central and the State level.

The University and all other Amity educational institutions function under the umbrella of the, not-for-profit Ritnand Balved Education Foundation (RBEF) founded in 1966 by Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, an educationist, entrepreneur and a visionary. The guiding principle of the Foundation is to provide ‘Total meaningful education’ to prepare our youth to face modern day challenges of today’s competitive world, and become a useful citizen.

AMITY INSTITUTE OF FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE

Ever since attempts at preservation of living natural resources began in India, the need had been felt for institutions that could undertake training, education and research in the rapidly developing science of conservation. In particular, the vast field of wildlife conservation, research and protected area management remained largely unattended for the long decades after independence. It was in response to this need that the Amity Institute of Wildlife Science has been set up in 2013 by the Amity University to meet the urgent training needs of wildlife managers and biologists for scientific planning, management and research in the field of wildlife conservation. This Institute also aims to offer academic courses and advisory services in wildlife research and management. The Institute is actively engaged in research across the country on biodiversity related issues and a range wild animal and ecosystems in different biogeographic zones. In response to the felt need of developing competent biologists and wildlife experts, a two-year M.Sc. course in Wildlife Science has been started from the year 2013.

This course is offered in the form of Semester system with the new initiatives of the UGC a Choice-based Credit System (CBCS). Under the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, the University Grants Commission (UGC) tabled an Action Plan for Academic and Administrative Reforms. The plan sought the speedy and substantive academic and administrative reforms in higher education for promotion of quality and excellence in university education. The Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife (AIFW) is offering academic courses, training program and advisory in wildlife research and management.

Vision

To develop this Institute as ‘A Centre of Excellence’ in the field of wildlife research, training and Conservation at National and International levels. The AIFW aspires to preeminence among academic programs dealing with wildlife ecology, wildlife management, and conservation biology. Our faculty is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in the field of conservation of biodiversity and natural resource management. An overarching goal of the department is to facilitate the sustainability of the earth’s biota and the ecosystems on which they depend while accommodating for human health and welfare.

Mission

To nurture the development of wildlife science and promote its application in conservation, in consonance with our culture and socio-economic milieu. AIFW aims to be a center of academic excellence in conservation biology, and wildlife sciences, by providing quality programs in research, teaching, and engagement that will enhance wildlife resource management at state, national, and international levels. We subscribe to a multidisciplinary approach that fosters interdepartmental collaboration and outreach to agencies, nonprofit organizations, and public and private interests over a wide range of natural resource topics, including environmental quality, sustainable management of natural resources, climate change, and ecosystem services, conflict resolution and participatory management.

Values

The faculty and staff of the Amity Institute of Forestry and Wildlife value scholarship in all its forms - discovery, integration, application, and teaching. We value understanding for its own sake, for the betterment of people, and for the conservation of the natural world. The department encourages, appreciates and rewards various forms of scholarly activity in teaching, research, extension, and public service, including integration of these activities. Diverse viewpoints, ethical consideration, and approaches to pursuing and manifesting scholarship, including constructive criticism, are accepted and nurtured.

Aims And Objectives

  • To build up and enhance scientific knowledge on wildlife science and resources.
  • To build capacity through training, education and research in the field of wildlife conservation and management.
  • To conduct research on wildlife biology and management including the development of techniques appropriate to Indian conditions.
  • To provide information and advice on various wildlife management issues and problems.
  • To provide opportunities for all-round development of the students and excellence in higher education, research and extension in Wildlife Science up to the level of Ph.D.
  • To inculcate ethical values, social and moral standards in biodiversity conservation.
  • To collaborate with international organizations on wildlife research, management and training.
  • To disseminate the findings of research for biodiversity conservation and policy decisions in order to facilitate development through the community and social service programme.

Programs Offered




Under Graduate


B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry

Post Graduate


M.Sc. In Wildlife Science

Ph.D. Programme


Ph.D. In Wildlife Science

Wildlife Quotes



"The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface, and a solitary loon, like a more living wave, - a vital spot on the lake's surface, - laughed and frolicked, and showed its straight leg, for our amusement."
- Henry David Thoreau, The Maine Woods Read more....

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