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With its auspicious goal to produce competent and efficient human resource that can be instrumental in conservation and management of biodiversity, environment and natural resources and  development of rural communities, the IOF-PC, with the help of its enthusiastic teaching faculty and spirited staff, has always endeavored to ameliorate its academic environment and administer well designed educational programs that can address the current needs of the country  and the globe in forestry and allied fields. It is committed to satisfying student's quest for knowledge and pragmatic skills that will make all the difference in their professional career. The IOF-PC is currently running the following academic programs:

  1. Master of Science in Forestry
  2. Master of Science in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (NRMRD)
  3. Master of Science in Watershed Management (WM)
  4. Master of Science in Community Forestry (CF)
  5. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Forestry

Beside regular academic programs, it also conducts short-term national and international training and workshops in Forestry and allied subjects.

5 Days Dendroclimatological Training Concluded

Each tree has a unique tale to tell. Dendrochronology is a science that enables high-resolution reconstruction and analysis of a wide variety of ecological, climatic, geological, and cultural phenomena.

Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus and University of Hamburg, World Forestry, Germany jointly organized 5 days dendroclimatological training from 14th to 19th of July. The training conducted under the leadership Prof. Dr. Michael Köhl and his team members; Dr. Prem Neupane, Dr. Archana Gauli, Ms. Anna Klemmer and Mr. Leam Martes from the University of Hamburg has benefitted 25 M.Sc. forestry students and few faculty who enthusiastically participated the course.

The training has imparted skills on various aspect of dendro-science particularly on dendroclimatic science; field data collection, sanding of the dry cores, handling the LINTAB and counting the rings, cross dating and chronology development, climatic data management and analysis.

The campus immensely appreciates the contribution to the campus for helping to set up LINTAB and providing the training to the students and faculty.  Similarly, Dr. Bishnu Prasad Devkota, Asst. Campus Chief and Dr. Lila Puri, Department Head of Watershed Management and Environmental Science deserve huge appreciation for all the preparatory planning for the program and the campus is grateful to Mr. Deepak Gautam, faculty member for his great coordination to execute the training.  

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