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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.

Jit Narayan Sah

Name: Jit Narayan Sahjn-sah

Position: Assistant Professor

Subject: Chemistry and Forest Products Utilization

Department: Forest Products and Engineering


  • Ph.D. in Forestry (Chemistry of Forest Products), Forest Research Institute University (FRIU), Dehra Dun, Uttarakhand, India
  • One year Post Graduate Diploma Course in Wood Science and Technology, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Deemed University, Dehra Dun, India
  • M. Sc. in Chemistry (Specialization: Organic Chemistry), L.N. M. University, India

Interest Area:Forest Products Utilization, NTFP/Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry of Forest Products,            Phyto-chemistry, Natural Products,Community Forestry, Wood Science and Technology and Bio-              energy.

Research and Publications:

  • Sah, J. N., Varshney, V. K.and Dutta,I. C. (2015). “HPTLC assisted evaluation of picrosides content in the Accessions of Picrorhizakurrooagrown at different altitude in Nepal”. The Natural Products Journal, 5, No. 1
  • Sharma, R. P., Timilsina, Y. P. and Sah, J. N.(2014).“Physiographic condition for potential Non-timber forest products in metamorphic terrain”: An analytical study from Nagi community forest, Myagdi district, Nepal. Annals of Forestry, An International Journal of Science 22(1), 1-11.
  • Sharma, R. P., Timilsina, Y. P. and Sah, J. N. (2014).“Medicinal and Aromatic Plants: Listing, Altitudinal Distribution and its Impact on Socio-Economic Condition of Chepang Communities, Chitwan District”, Nepal. eJournal of Applied Forest Ecology (eJAFE),Vol.2(1), 45-54.
  • Sah, J. N. and Varshney, V. K. (2013). “Chemical constituents from genus Picrorhiza-a review” American Journal of Essential Oil and Natural Products (AJOENP), 1(2): 22-37.
  • Ranjan R, Sangwan R. S., Siwach S. S., Sangwan, O., Nancee, Sah, M. and Sah, J. N.(2012).“Heritability and genetic advance in Asiatic cotton (Gossypiumarboreum L) genotypes”. Symposium papers Global Cotton Production Technologies vis-a-vis Climate Change Book of Paper. 202-204.
  • Choudhry, G. and Sah, J. N. (2004). “Use of Bamboo in a Rural house of Reinforcement Concrete” in the “Fourth Royal of National Conference on Science and Technology”, Proceedings of IV National Conference on Science and Technology (NAST), Lalitpur, Nepal, March 24-26, 1427-1433.

Others  Responsibilities

Chairman , Basic Science and Humanities Subject Committee, Institute of Forestry,                                              Pokhara, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Course Coordinator: Bio-energy (M. Sc. Forestry), NTFPs (M.Sc. Forestry, NRMRD, Watershed                      Mgmt.)

Contact Address

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]

Mobile No.: +977-9846027615


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