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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.

Field study on sediment load and distribution of Phewa lake

Field study on sediment load and distribution of Phewa lake watershed conducted

The TC expert mission to provide hands-on training on sediment load assessments in mountainous watersheds: Phewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal, was successfully completed under the IAEA technical cooperation project INT5156 “Building Capacity and Generating Evidence for Climate Change Impacts on Soil, Sediments and Water Resources in Mountainous Regions” in 21 November – 02 December 2022.
The mission work coordinated by Mr. Rajan Subedi, Asst. Professor, included: Dr. Gerd Dercon, Head at FAO/IAEA – Soil and Water Management & Crop Nutrition Laboratory, Austria; Prof. Ana Navas, Scientific Researcher, Department of Soil and Water, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain and Prof. Tim Stott, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom. Mr. Anubhav Dhital and Ms. Anu Poudel, M.Sc. students of Watershed Management also involved in the field work. Sediment samples were collected from cultivated land, terrace land, road cutting, tourist trail, check dam, river bank of different parts of the Phewa watershed. Total of 83 samples of 1 kg each were dried in the campus lab and made ready to transport to Spain and Austria for further analysis.
Prof. Ana Navas and Prof. Tim gave seminar about the work to 28 students of bachelor and master degree students at the campus seminar hall on December 1, 2022.The campus expresses sincere gratitudes to the IAEA for this mission and would like to thank to Mr. Rajan Subedi, all three experts, Anubhav Dhital and Anu Poudel for their meaningful involvement in the work.

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