Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 3, p. 127.
I"] FORESTS 12 7
Since the closing of the Royal Indian Engineering College,
Cooper's Hill, at the end of the session in i9o6, probationers
for the Indian Forest Service are appointed by the Secretary of
State upon the results of a competitive examination- conducted
by the Civil Service Commissioners. The period of probation
extends over three years, two of which are spent at Oxford and
the third on the Continent. Those who pass through the course
satisfactorily receive the diploma of forestry from the University
of Oxford, and it is expected of them that they should also
obtain a degree in the Honour School of Natural Science.
They are then appointed Assistant Conservators in the Indian
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J. S. Gamble.-M-anual of Indian Timbers (1902).
W. Schlich.--Manual of Forestry, vols. i to v (ISS9-96).
E. C. Cotes.-Indian Forest Zoology (Calcutta, 1893).
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Annual Provincial Reports on Forest Operations: printed at the Govern-
ment Presses of the respective Provinces.