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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.


Name:           Rajan  Subedirajan_subedi

Position:      Assistant Professor

Subject:       Watershed Management

Department: Watershed Management and Environmental Science

  • M.Sc. in WatersheEducation:d Management (TU, Nepal), Awarded with “Nepal BidhyaBhusan 2068 Kha”
  • PG Diploma in RS and GIS specialization in Water Resource Management Application (CSSTEAP, India) with the “Excellence Award”
  • B.Sc. in Environmental Science (TU, Nepal)


Interest Area: Climate change, watershed hydrology, mountain ecology, fire ecology, soil fertility, invasive species, RS and GIS


Watershed Hydrology Impacts Monitoring Research of Mountain Watershed under IOF-IWMI research collaboration project (ongoing)

“Forest Cover Change and its Environmental Consequences, A case study from Mountain Watershed” under IOF, SCIFOR Project (ongoing)

“Geo-Spatial Modelling for Fire Hazard Mapping and Management” under SERVIR HIMALAYA SGP Program supported by USAID, NASA and implemented by ICIMOD, Kathmandu, 2014-2015

Action Research on Mikaniamicrantha Infestation Control, Green Governance Nepal (GGN), Kathmandu, in supports of National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and Department of National Park and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), Nepal, 2011-2012

Preparation of “District Forest Sector Strategy Plan for Ramechhap”, Environmental Resources Institute (ERI), Kathmandu, in supports of Nepal Swiss Community Forestry Project, Nepal, 2011


Subedi, R., Thakur, P.K. & Aggarwal, S.P.(2015).Hydrological Implication of Climate and Land Use /Land Cover Change: Remote Sensing and GIS Approach at Watershed Scale, A Pilot Project report, CSSTEAP, India

Silwal T., Subedi, R., Lakhey, S.P., Poudel, B.S. (2014).Wildlife damage and its adaptation strategies: a case from Chitwan National Park, Nepal, ComForM project paper, Institute of Forestry-Pokhara, Nepal

Subedi R., Rai, R.K. (2014). Environmental Bad to Economic Good; Transformation ofMikaniaMicrantha into Compost,Proceedings of international conference on Invasive Alien Species Management, March 25-27,Sauraha, Chitwan, Nepal

Subedi R., Kandel M., Acharya, U.R. (2013). Are Rural Women Readily Able to Cope with Water Resources Vulnerability of Changing Climate? Bimba, Institute of Forestry, Pokhara, Year 21, No.19

Rai, R.K., Sandilya, M., and Subedi, R. (2012). Controlling Mikaniamicrantha HBK: How Effective Manual Cutting Is? Journal of Ecology and Field Biology

Puri L, Meilby H., Rayamajhi, S., Timilsina Y. P., Gautam, N. P., Subedi R., Larson, H. O. (2012),Growth and Volume Based on Permanent Sample Plots in Forests Managed by Communities. BankoJankari, Vol.22, No.2 (ISSN: 1016-0582)

Bhattarai S., Subedi, R., Devkota, B. P., Poudel, D. (2011). Crocodiles & Turtles of Nepal, Educational Tool Kit. Siswar Buffer Zone User Committee, Nawalparasi, Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Subedi R. (2010). Crude Fibre as an Index of Leaf Litter Decomposition, Proceedings of international conference on Ecosystem Responses to Global Environmental Change (ECOREC, 2010), Nov 13-17, Sauraha, Chitwan, Nepal.

Subedi R. (2010). Decomposition of Forest Leaf Litters for Better Nitrogen release, Proceeding of national conference on Forest People Interaction (FPI, 2010), June 7-8, Pokhara, Nepal.

Subedi R., Bhandari, P. and Acharya, U. (2006) A report on Water Quality Assessment of Bagmati River,Trichnadra College, Kathmandu, Nepal

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