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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.

Geo spatial Modeling for Fire Hazard Mapping and Management

Duration:  year (1 one)

Project Goal:

  • To prepare an adaptive local forest fire management plan backed up by detailed analysis of the status, impact, causes of the recurring forest fires & common community responses
  • To Prepare GIS aided accurate hazard zonation map integrating the fuel survey data

 Major Activities: to prepare improved CBFiM plan in 2014.

Funded by: ICIMOD/ SERVIR-Himalaya Small Grants Programme (RFP No: RFP 102)

Collaborator:  ICIMOD

Project Coordinator: Prof. Binod Prasad Heyojoo


Project Publication:

  1. Final Report
  2. CBFiM Plan of three CFs

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Project Team:

  1. Dr. Keshab Datta Awasthi, Team Leader
  2. Binod P Heyojoo, Co-ordinator
  3. Biswombher M Pradhan, Forest Engineering
  4. Yajna Prasad Timalsina, Data Analysis
  5. Lila Puri, Social Science
  6. Rajan Subedi, Fire Ecology
  7. Nisha Acharya, Forestry
  8. Suman Bhattarai, Forest Inventory
  9. Shreekant Khatiwada, Strategy planning
  10. Navin K Yadav, Research Assistant
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