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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.

Tea & Talk Program on Publishing Journals

Tea & Talk Program on Publishing International Peer-reviewed Journals:

Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus hosted a discussion session on getting published in international peer-reviewed journals on December 6, 2022. The resource person for this Tea-&-Talk event was Dr. Neelam C. Poudyal, who is a professor of natural resource policy and human dimensions at the University of Tennessee, USA and currently a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at Pokhara campus. Dr. Poudyal shared his knowledge regarding publication process including selection of appropriate publication outlets, preparation and submissions of manuscripts, ethical and credit sharing issues, handling communication with editors and reviewers in the process.


The participants also brainstormed and discussed the limitations and challenges they face in publishing in international journals. From his own experience as an author, reviewer, and editor of several international journals in forestry and wildlife, Dr. Poudyal also offered some insights on dos and don’ts during the publication process. The event was attended by faculty members and graduate students at Pokhara Campus.

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