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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.

Intra-College Quiz Competition – World Wetlands Day Celebration

Wetlands denote perennial water bodies that originate from underground sources of water or rains. It means swampy areas with flowing or stagnant fresh or salt water that are natural or man-made, or permanent or temporary. Every year 2nd February is celebrated as ‘World Wetlands Day’ to mark the day of convention on Wetlands adopted on the Iranian city of Ramsar in 1971. This day is celebrated to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. This year also wetlands day was celebrated with the main theme of ‘Wetlands and Climate change’ to draw the attention on vital role of wetland as a natural solution to cope with the climate change. On the occasion of World Wetlands day ‘Inter collage Quiz competition’ was organized by Department of Forest and Soil Conservation Babarmahal, Kathmandu in collaboration with the green organization of Institute of Forestry; Alumni Association for Conservation and Development (AACD) and Union for Nature Conservation (UNC).

Intra-College Quiz Competition was held on Sunday 3rd of February. The entire program took place at the Auditorium hall of IOF, Pokhara. Twenty team from different batch participated in the program. The program started at 11:00 am and was hosted by Miss. Bijaya Kafle. Mr. Shyam Sundar Shrestha, Vice-Secretary at Department of Forest and Soil Conservation Babarmahal kathmandu was the chair-person of the program. Mr. Bishnu Prasad Bhandari, Secretary, at Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment ministry, Gandaki Provision was the Chief Guest of the program with Mr. Thakur Silwal, For-Campus Chief, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara as the special guest. Different faculty teachers of IOF, Pokhara, Mr. Mahendra Katila, President at Snake Conservation Nepal, Mr. Vidyaman Thapa, Coordinator at AACD and Mr. Pradip Dangal Coordinator at UNC were guests of the program. Mr. Roshan Chaudhary welcomed all the guests, participants and the audience. Bishnu Prasad Bhandari, Chief Guest gave his influencing speech. Then the Quiz contest started by the quiz master; Robert Mahara, AFO, Forest & Soil conservation Department and Apsana Kafle, Student, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara.

The contest started by clicking the question slide by the Chief Guest Bishnu Prasad Bhandari. Quiz was conducted in different rounds like General round, MCQ round, Audio visual round and rapid fire round. In first round 10 teams were eliminated and in second round 5 teams were eliminated. In the final round remaining five team were asked two general round questions and then rapid fire round was conducted. Finally, the winners were announced.


Kushal Neupane, Bhawana Parajuli, Salin Dhakal
1st Runner Up

Bishnu Kandel, Suruchi Bhattrai, Deepak Oli
2nd Runner Up

Rajan PunMagar, Chitra Rekha Basyal, Dipsun Kshitri

After the announcement of the results, prize distribution was conducted. Winners, Runner up and second Runner up were awarded with cash prize NRs. 8,000, NRs. 6,000, Nrs. 4,000 respectively. The Chair-person of the program, Mr. Shyam Sundar Shrestha gave his closing speech and the program was closed.

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