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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.

Sustainable natural resource management for climate change adaptation in the Himalayan region: A collaborative project among Norway, Nepal, Pakistan and Bhutan (SUNREM-Himalaya, NORHED South driven project)

Duration:   5 years (2014 to 2018)

Project Goal: Higher education and research capacity related to climate change, natural resource management and environment enhanced in a coordinated network of 4 universities in South Asia

Major Activities: MSc scholarship for Women and DAGs, PhD scholarships, Small Grant research for faculty; Lab, Internet and Library support

Funded by: NORAD-Norway

Budget: NOK 11 million

Collaborators: 5 universities (Kathmandu University, Nepal; Tribhuvan University-IOF, Nepal; Royal University of Bhutan, Bhutan;  Karakoram International University, Pakistan; Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Project Coordinator: Dr. Krishna R. Tiwari ([email protected])


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