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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.

Suman Bhattarai

Name:  Suman BhattaraiS Bhattarai

 Position: Assistant Professor

 Appointed Subject: Forest Management

 Department: Social Forestry and Forest Management


  •  M.Sc. Forestry (Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry)
  •  B.Sc. Forestry (Tribhuvan University, Institute of Forestry)

Interest Area: Forest Management, Biodiversity and Resource Economics

 Research and Publication

Bhattarai, S. and  Paudel, D. (2012).  “Rhino conservation” Educational Toolkit, in Nepali PARC/Nepal, ARP/Australia, Saving / UK

Bhattarai, S., Devkota BP, Paudel D., Subedi R. (2010). Crocodile and Turtle Conservation, Education Toolkit, in Nepali, UNDP/GEF/SGP, Chitwan National Park Bufferzone Siswar User Committee, Nawalparasi, Nepal

Bhattarai, S. (2009). Rhino on Globe,The Greenery Volume-6, Annual Journal on Biodiversity and Environment, (SHEAC), (IOF), Pokhara, Nepal

Bhattarai, S. (2008).“An Introduction of RhinoBooklet, Rhino Conservation Awareness Publication, Rufford Small Grant (RSG)/UK, BICORF/Nepal and PARC/Nepal

Bhattarai, S. (2007). “Introduction Rhinoceros and its threats and possibilities of Conservation”, The Bimba (Publication of Student Forum), NSU, IoF, Pokhara, Nepal

Bhattarai, S.& Ojha, K.(2006).Carbon “Sink”; Opposite of Carbon “Source” The Greenery Volume-6, Annual Journal on Biodiversity and Environment, (SHEAC),  (IOF), Pokhara, Nepal

Bhattarai, S. (2005). Broom Grass Plantation: for Soil Conservation and Income Generation,The Greenery Volume-5,SHEAC, IOF, Pokhara, Nepal

Bhattarai, S. (2003). “Tourism: How It Helps in National Development”,The Greenery Volume-2, SHEAC, IOF, Pokhara, Nepal

Grant and Awards

SCIFOR – Tribhuvan University/Institute of Forestry. (2015). Constraints of Forest Managers and Community Groups in Integrating Scientific Knowledge in Community Forests in Nepal Faculty Research Grant

Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation (Booster), UK. (2009). Conservation Based Networking and Library Establishment Project to Strengthen Rhino Conservation Program,

Bird Protection Club 300, Sweden. (2009/2010). Marketing Trend and Locally Using Pattern of Chemical Pesticide to Strengthen Bird Conservation Program, Eastern part of Chitwan National Park, Nepal

Idea Wild, USA: Empowering the Heros and Sheroes of Planet. (2009). Rhino Conservation Awareness project, Chitwan, Nepal

Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation, UK. (2008). Rhino Conservation through Livelihood Enhancement, Poor’s Education and Awareness Creation by Mobilizing Youth and Community Based Organization,

M.Sc. Thesis Grant. (2008). Norwegian University of Life Sciences Mdccclix (NUFU) / Institute of Forestry (IOF) Networking Project

Collegiate Ambassador for Peace. (2007). The Universal Pease Federation and World Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (W-CARP), Student Peace Building Crops

Rufford Small Grant for Nature Conservation, UK. (2006). Awareness creating and knowledge imparting project for the conservation of internationally valued, nationally endangered and globally threatened species ‘Rhinoceros unicornis’,

B.Sc. Thesis Grant.(2005). Biodiversity Sector Programme for Siwalik and Terai (BISEP-ST); A joint project of SNV and Government of Nepal

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Contact: +977-9855061206

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