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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.

Jit Narayan Sah, PhD

Name: Jit Narayan Sah, PhD

Position: Associate Professor

Subject: Chemistry and Forest Products Utilization

Department: Basic Science and Humanities/Forest Products and Engineering


  • PhD 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

Area of Interest:

Forest Products Utilization, NTFPs/Medicinal Chemistry, Chemistry of Forest Products, Phyto-chemistry, Natural Products, Wood Science and Technology, Bio-energy, Community Forestry, and Plantation in waste and degraded land model of agro-forestry  

Research and Publications:

  • Sedai C. P., Varshney, V. K., and Sah, J. N. (2016) “Altitudinal variation of bitter principle of Swertia chirayita and its standardization”, Research Journal of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, 4(6), 7-10.
  • Sah, J. N., Varshney, V. K.and Dutta, I. C.(2015). “HPTLC assisted evaluation of picrosides content in the Accessions of Picrorhiza kurrooa grown at different altitude in Nepal”. The Natural Products Journal, 5(1), 82-90.
  • 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 ForestryAn International Journal of Science22(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), 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 (Gossypium arboreum L) genotypes”. Symposium papers Global Cotton Production Technologies vis-a-vis Climate ChangeBook 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

  • Faculty Board Member

Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

  • Course Coordinator:

Bio-energy (M. Sc. Forestry), NTFPs (M.Sc. Forestry, NRMRD, and Watershed Management.)

Contact Address:

Jit Narayan Sah, PhD

Assistant Professor

Phone No. +977-61430796 (R)

Cell No. +977-9846027615

E-mail: [email protected]

 or [email protected]

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