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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.

Dr.Shes Kanta Bhandari

Name: Shes Kanta Bhandari, PhD

Position: Lecturer

Appointed subject: Biometrics

Department: Department of Social Forestry and Forest Management


  • PhD from the University of Western Australia, Perth (2017-2021)
  • Post Graduate Diploma Course on Remote Sensing and GIS from Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in Asia and Pacific, Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, Dehradun, India
  • Master of Science in Forestry from Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, H.P., India
  • Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal

 Interest area:

Forest growth and yield modeling, Forest inventory, Forest silviculture, Forest biomass and carbon measurement, Dendrochronology and dendroclimatology.

Research and publication

International Journals
Gyawali, A., Sharma, R.P. and Bhandari, S.K. 2015. Individual tree basal area growth models for Chir Pine (Pinus roxburghii Sarg.) in Western Nepal. Journal of Forest Science. 61(12):535-543.
Bhandari, S.K. and Neupane, H. 2014. Biomass modeling of Alnus nepalensis D. Don at juvenile stage. International journal of interdisciplinary studies. 2(1):47-60.
Chapagain, T. R., Sharma, R.P., and Bhandari, S.K. 2014. Modelling above-ground biomass for three tropical tree species at their juvenile stage. Forest Science and Technology. 10(2):51-60.
Raina, R. Bhandari, S. K. Chand, R and Sharma, Y. 2013. Strategies to improve poor seed germination in Stevia rebaudiana, a low calorie sweetener. Journal of medicinal plant research. 7(24):1793-1799.
National Journals
  Awasthi, N., Bhandari, S.K. and Khanal, Y. 2015. Does scientific forest management promote plant species diversity and regeneration in Shorea robusta forest ? A case study from Lumbini Collaborative Forest, Rupandehi Nepal. Banko Jankari. 25(1):20-29.
  Bhandari, S.K. and Neupane, H. 2014. Allometric equations for estimating the above-ground biomass of Castanopsis indica at juvenile stage. Banko Jankari. 24(1):14-22.
  Bhandari, S. K., Raina, R., Chand, R and Sharma, Y. 2014. Chromosomal study in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni. Nepal Journal of Forestry. 15(1):131-138
  Chaudhary, D., Bhandari, S. K.,Timilsina, Y.P. and Paudyal, B.K. 2013. Allometric biomass models for leaf of Taxus baccata in Far west of Nepal. Proceeding of International conference on forest, people and climate: changing paradigm. 28-30 August 2013, Pokhara Nepal. Pp 182-197
  Thapa, T. B., Upadhyaya, C.P., Timilsina, Y.P., Bhandari, S. K. and Puri, L. 2013. Predicting total height from diameter using non linear models in Pinus roxburghii. Nepal Journal of Science and Technology. 14(1):147-152.
  Rinzin, P. L; Bhandari, S. K. and Timilsina, Y.P. 2013. Height-diameter modeling in Alnus nepalensis D. Don. Himalayan Scientific Journal. 6:41-46.
  Bhandari, S.K.2013. Effects of silvicultural treatments on growth of tree species. Himalayan Scientific Journal.6:62-66.
  Thapa, T. B., Upadhyaya, C.P., Timilsina, Y.P., Bhandari, S. K. and Puri, L. 2012. Modeling tree volume of Pinus roxburghii from Midhill region of Nepal. Himalayan Scientific Journal. 5:28-32
  Bhandari, S.K. 2012. Morphological study in Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni, a potential non timber forest product. Sanjivani: Journal of  NTFPs, Biodiversity and Climate Change. 1:9-14


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