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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. 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.

Bharat Mahto

  1. Name: Bharat Mahtobharato-mahato
  2. Position: Professor
  3. Subject: General Forestry
  4. Department: Watershed Mgmt. & Environmental Science
  5. Education:
  • Ph.D. in Forestry, AIFC (Masters in Forestry from Deharadun, India.)
  • M.Tech in Remote Sensing and GIS from Andhra University, India.
  • B.Sc. India
  1. Interest Area: NTFP, Remote Sensing, Soil Science
  2. Research and Publication:

“Quantification of Forest Growing Stock Using Remote Sensing data for management planning – A case study of Tikauli Forest in Chitwan District of Nepal” presented in International seminar held on Singapore from 5-9, Sepetember 2001.

Effects of Road Development on Socio-economic Aspect of the People Living along the Trekking Route (A case Study of Lete Village Development Community, Mustang) Published in the Proceedings National Conference on Forest-People Interaction June, 7-8, 2010, Pokhara, Nepal

“Traditionally used medicinal plants of two user groups of Lete and Kunjo VDC of Mustang District and their antibacterial activities” A research report submitted to the Com ForM Project Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Nepal

“Quantification of Forest Growing Stock Using Remote Sensing Data for Management planning in Tikauli Forest of Chitwan District, Nepal” using remote sensing and GIS M. Tech Thesis Report

“Growing stock Estimation in Lachhiwala Forest Range, Deharadun,Uttaranchal, India Using Remote Sensing and GIS”

“Environment, rate of growth, effect of inter cultivation and volume production in Dalbergiasisoo and Eucalyptus camaldulensis plantation at Sagarnath, Nepal”

“Growth Studies on Dalbergiasisoo under agroforestry in DShanusa and Mahotari Districts of Nepal”

“Ecology and Growth of shorearobusta in central terai Nepal”

“Indigenous knowledge and practices of extraction, utilization and marketing of NTFPs – A case study from ACAP Area Community Forest”

 Articles          

Mahto, Bharat. (2012). Ethnomedical Plants Found in Mustang District of Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal.Indian Journal of Non-Timber Forest Products.Vol. 19, No. 1.Deharadun, India.

Mahto, Bharat. (2012). Antibacterial Screening of some medicinal plants in Annapurna region of Nepal.BankoJankari.Vol. 12, No.1

Mahto, Bharat. (2003). “Remote Sensing for Soil Survey and mapping.”The Greenery:A Journal of Environment and Biodiversity,  Pp139

Mahto, Bharat. (2010).Effects of road development on socioeconomic aspect of the people living along the trekking route (A case Study of Lete Village Development Committee, Mustang).Proceedings of National conference on Forest- People Interaction 2010, Organized by Tribhuvan University, IOF, Pokhara, Nepal.

Other responsibilities

  • Chief of Examination Cntrol under office of the Dean, IOF, Pokhara

Contact Address

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +977-61-431088         Mobile: 9744005409

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