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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.

NUFU Project: Education, Research and Training for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources in Himalayan Watersheds

Duration: 5 years (2007 – 2012)

Project Goal: Develop regional network of universities/ institutions in the Himalayan Region; implement integrated teaching and research program for management of natural resources as a basis for sustainable development of watersheds

Major Activities: Establishing a network among 4 mountain universities in the Himalayan region  for joint course programs and research; MSc curriculum development, teaching, and capacity building; Continuing existing PhD research &  initiate new PhD research (involving candidates from partner institutions); Integration of teaching and research

Funded by: NORAD

Budget: NOK 5,324,000

Collaborators:  5 Universities (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway; TU, Institute of Forestry;  Kathmandu University, Nepal;  Karakorum Intl. University, Pakistan, Kabul University, Afghanistan)

Project Coordinator: Prof. Mohan K. Balla ([email protected])

Website: www.umb.no, www.iof.edu.np

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