The major objective of the Institute of Forestry is to provide the graduate students with advanced training in forestry, natural resource conservation and management. Additional responsibilities of this institute include forestry research and the development of technology suitable to Nepal. At present, IoF has three projects: Danida supported ComForM, NUFU,(NORAD supported) and MemCoE (Memorial Central of Excellence). The overall objectives of the projects are to enhance the capacity of teaching and research at IoF, to develop the institute facilities, to train faculty/staff and to develop network and linkages with European and Asian universities to ensure quality of teaching and research. The institute offers following academic programmes:
• Technical Certificate Level (TCL) in Forestry (2 years)
• Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Forestry (4 years)
• Master of Science (M.Sc.) (2 years)
(a) Master of Science in Forestry
(b) Master of Science in Watershed Management
(c) Master of Science in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development.
• Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) in Forestry.
The institute has two campuses, one at Pokhara and the other at Hetauda. The campuses of the Institute of Forestry have facilities of laboratories, woodlots, arboreta, forest research centers, computer centres.
The library at Pokhara Campus has a TREECD Database system. A Museum-Cum-Library and Documentation Complex are at Hetauda Campus.
It has got one affiliated campus, Kathmandu Forestry College, based in Kathmandu.
Prof. Chiranjeebi Prasad Upadhyaya
Institute of ForestryTU
Hariokhark, Pokhara, Nepal
Phone : (61) 430467 / (061)430694
Fax : (61) 431563