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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.

Journal of Forest and Natural Resource Management (JFNRM)

Initiated in 2019, JFNRM is a peer reviewed journal that explores, documents and disseminates the insights, lessons and innovations taking place in the field of forestry and Natural Resource Management. JFNRM is an open access journal and is published annually and welcomes articles in the following themes. (please send the articles at: [email protected] )

Thematic areas

  • Sustainable Forest Management, Enterprise and Livelihood
  • Community Forestry and Forest Management Modalities
  • Landscape Management and Ecosystem Services
  • Forest Governance, Tenure and Community Management
  • Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation
  • Natural Resource Management and Livelihood
  • Soil and Watershed Management
  • Wildlife and Protected Area Management
  • Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Management
  • Environment Conservation, Biodiversity and Ecotourism
  • Agroforestry
  • Natural Resource Economics
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Articles : [Download Full Articles]
Integration of Forest and Climate Change Policies in Nepal – Ganesh Paudel, Shankar Adhikari and Prabin Bhusal
Hydropower Policy and Site-Level Contestation under the Political Transition: Challenges for Ending the Power Cut in Nepal – Hari Dhungana and Gyanu Maskey
Role of Biogas in Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation – Anjana Sharma, Raju Laudari, Kedar Rijal and Lokendra Adhikari
Institutional and External Assistance to Cope Climatic Shocks: a case study from Barpak village of Gorkha District- Narayan Prasad Gautam, Pengfei Wu and Nirjala Raut
Assessment of Forest Cover Change of Dang, an Inner Terai District of Nepal – Yam Bahadur K.C
Impacts of Climate Change on Water Availability and Reservoir Based Hydropower – Suman Ghimire, Nabin Dhungana and Suraj Upadhaya.
Restructuring Integrated Watershed Management Models for the Federal Democratic Regime of Nepal- Shambhu Paudel, Prabhat Pal and Harish Singh Dhami.
Assessment of Socio-economic and Environmental Outcomes of the Homestay Program at Amaltari Village of Nawalparasi, Nepal – Karuna Karki, Bir Bahadur Khanal Chhetri, Biraj Chaudhary and Gopal Khanal.
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