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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.

Prof. Achyut Raj Gyawali

 Name:             Prof. Achyut  Raj Gyawali

Position:          Professor

Subject:           Forest Management

Department:    Department of Social Forestry and Forest Management

Education:     

  • B.Sc. Forestry, Institute of Forestry Campus, Pokhara (Nepal).
  • Master in Forest Science MFS from Yale University, USA

Interest Area: Forest Management, Forest Product Utilization, NTFPs, Wildlife  Management.

 Research Reports

  • As a co-investigator, conduct research in Improving the Benefits to Poor from Community Forestry:  Is it the Same for Women?, funded by  IOF ConforM project .2008-9.
  • As a co-investigator, conduct research in  Impact Assessment of Managing Wild Mushoom in Community forest towards Community benefit in  Tribekot , Kaski district. Funded by IOF ConforM project. 2006-7.
  •  As a Principal Investigator, Study on “Himalayan Yew (Taxus baccata) in Bhojpur District. Funded by District Forest Office, Bhojpur, April- 2003.
  • As a Principal Investigator, Study on “Potential of Non-Timber Forest Products in Community Forests of Bhojpur District. Funded by District Forest Office, Bhojpur, April- 2002.
  • As a co-investigator, study on “ Preparation a Plan on Sustainable Harvesting strategies of Lokta ( Daphne bholua) in Ghandruk Sector of Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA), Pokhara, Nepal. Funded by King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation Annapurna Conservation Area project, May-2001
  • As an Investigator, Problem and Prospect for Buffer Zone Management in Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve, Funded by Institute of Forestry/International Tropical Timber Organization, 1998.
  • As a co-investigator, Preparation of “Manual of Important Non-Timber Forest Products in Nepal,” Funded by Institute of Forestry/International Tropical Timber Organization, 1998.
  • As a co-investigator, Preparation of “Manual of Important Wood of Nepal,” Funded by Institute of Forestry/International Tropical Timber organization, 1998.
  • As a co-member, Prepared a Reading material on Non-timber Forest Products, Compilation, Funded by IOF/ITTO Project, 1997.
  • As an Investigator, Conducted research on “People’s attitude toward kahirenitar Research Plot “of IOF. Funded by Institute of Forestry Project (IOFP), 1993.
  • As a Co-investigator, Conducted research on “Forest Management of Banpale Dada”, Funded by IOFP, 1993
  • As a Co-investigator, Conducted a research on “Indigenous Management System of two multipurpose tree species in Mid hill of Nepal”, funded by F/FRED, 1993.
  • As a Co-investigator, Conducted research on “Participatory approach to forest Management for Jayakot Ban in Kaukhola village Development Committee, Kaski district”, funded by Nepal Australia Forestry Project (NAFP), 1993.
  • As a Co-investigator, Conducted research on “Identification of Indigenous forest management and use techniques of Pokhara valley “(West of Seti) funded by NAFP, 1993.
  • As a co-investigator, Conducted a research on “Indigenous knowledge of Common Property Resource Management and Conservation,” a case study of Mardi khola Sub-Watershed Area funded by Winrock International, 1992.
  • As a co-investigator conducted a research on “Indigenous knowledge use and local Decision-Making over common Forest property Resources: A case study of Mardi khola Sub-watershed Area. Funded by Winrock International, 1991

Scientific Publication:

  • Pokharel, RK, A.R.Gyawali, Ram L.Yadev and Krishna R. Tiwari; 2011, Increasing women access to financial Recourse through micro-credit of Nepal’s Community Forestry. Published     in International Journal of Social Forestry (IJSF),4,(1):1-16.
  • Pokharel, RK, A.R.Gyawali, Bipin Acharya, 2009: Improving the Benefits to Poor from     Community  Forestry:  Is it the Same for Women?. Published in Nepalese Journal of     Development and Rural  Studies. Vol 6 No.2 . Page #96-104.
  • Acharya, G.R., B.Bhatta and A.R.Gyawali; 2009:  Depredation and deteriorating condition of Shorea robusta and Terminalia alata in Bardia national park: an imperative to address park biodiversity sustainably.  Publilshed in  Bankojankari  vol 19 N1. page 37.
  • Das, A.K, A.R.Gyawali, Y.P.Timailsina.R.L Yadav; 2008:  Potential of managing wild mushroom in Community Forest for community benefit. Published in International Usuf.     Mngt.     (2): 1-6, 2008.
  • Dhoubhadel, S.P, R.R. Regmi and A.R.Gyawali; 2008.: Existing situation and future Possibilities of Environmental management in  Siklies areas, Published in IOF Research finding dissemination  Seminar.
  • Gyawali, A.R; 2005:  Prospect and challenges of Non-timber Forest Products Marketing in Nepal: A  Review, Published in Journal of Institute of Nepal, Number 13, pp.91-98.
  • Gyawali, A.R.; 2003: Improve tapping Technique in Some Gum/ Resin Species in Indian Subcontinent, Published   in the Bimba (Periodic Publication of Student) at Institute of Forestry,  Pokhara Campus.
  • Gyawali, A.R; 1999:  Scope of Beehive Briquette for the wood energy sector, Published in the  Bimba (Periodic  Publication of Student) at Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus.
  • Parajuli, DP, A.R.Gyawali, S.D. Chaudhary, B.M. Shrestha, N.K.Rasaily, R.C. Trivedi, R.C. Pandey;1999:  Dactylorhiza hatagirea (Panchaunle): Resource Assessment and Issue for Sustainable Management in Annapurna Conservation Area of Lamjung district, Nepal, Sustainable Forest Management Proceeding of an International Seminar IOF/ITTO.
  • Gyawali, A.R.; 1998:  Outcomes of the International Medicinal Plant Conference in Banglore, India.  Bimba, (Periodic Publication of the student in the Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus).
  • Gyawali.A.R.; 1999:  A Manual of Harvesting and Logging (Nepali version) . Incorporated in the IOF B. Sc Forestry Curricula  2006,Tex reference  of the course  Code FPE 354s Introductory Forest Product Utilization. Page 41-43.
  • Parajuli. D.P, A.R. Gyawali, B.M. Shrestha; 1998:  A Manual of Non-Timber Forest Product In Nepal. Incorporated in the B.Sc. Forestry Curricula 2015 in the  Tex Reference of the course code FPE 551. Non timber forest product (NTFPs). Page 123-125. Published by  Institute of Forestry/ International Tropical Timber Organization Project, PD 103/90 Rev1. ( (F)) 1( F).
  • Parajuli, D.P., S.D Chaudhary, B.M. Shrestha, A.R. Gyawali; 1998:  A manual of Important  Timber of Nepal. Incorporated in the B.Sc Forestry Curricula 2015 in the course code FPE 501 Forest product Utilization. Page 98-100. Published by IOF/ITTO Project, 1998.
  • Gyawali, A.R; 1997:  Human Dimension in Wildlife, Bimba (Periodic Publication of Student at  Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus).
  • Gyawali, A.R; 1997:  Corridor: A Solution or Problem in Wildlife Conservation, Seerjana,
    (Periodic Publication of Student at Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus), 1997.

Significant University Adminstrative Responsibility

  • Subject Committee Chairman, Social Forestry and Forest Management, IOF Dean office,
  • Head of Department, Department of Social Forestry and Forest Management, IOF, Pokhara Campus,
  • Ex-President of TUTA, IOF. Ex-Assistant Dean, IOF.

Contact address:        

Tel.                             061-431606

Mobile                        977-9846032991

Email                         [email protected]

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