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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.

IOF, Pokhara Campus participated in 7th Mountain Festival, 2022

The Institute of Forestry, Pokhara campus participated actively in the annual mountain festival organized by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) at the International Mountain Museum, Gharipatan in December 10 & 11, 2022. The United Nations declared December 11 as International Mountain Day in 2002 to raise awareness about mountains and their significance and the NMA has been celebrating its annual mountain festival on the same day since last 7 years.


Under the guidance and coordination of Mr. Rabindra Adhikari, Asst. Professor, the eight different student-run green organizations actively involved in disseminating information about the college, course contents, facilities and other general inquiries of visitors at its stall. At the event, a variety of college prospectuses, bulletins, posters, and arts and crafts from green organizations were showcased and distributed. Additionally, Ms. Shila Gurung, a third-year student of BSc, represented the campus in a panel discussion session titled “Women Move Mountain” along with five other panelists from different colleges in Pokhara.


This two-day festival focused primarily on enhancing knowledge about the mountain environment, biological diversity, and natural resources with the active participation of various media, mountaineers, civil society, educational institutions, and stakeholders.


The campus would like to express sincere gratitude to the organizer as well as Mr. Rabindra Adhikari and all the involved students of the green organization for their valuable time and contributions.

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