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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.

Wildlife Training and Field Visit – SOWREC

Society for Wildlife Research and Conservation(SOWREC) is a non- political, non- governmental, non- profitable & voluntary, Green organization, of Institute of Forestry (IOF) established in 2066 B.S. With a motive to encourage the students to exceed their interest in the field of wildlife and conservation, SOWREC had organized “Wildlife Training and Field Visit” on 21st and 22nd February 2019 at Institute of Forestry, Pokhara. The main objective of the program was to provide theoretical as well as practical knowledge to the students on Camera trapping, sign based survey, Quadrat sampling and wildlife farming.This training emphasized on enriching the knowledge of students of different wildlife monitoring techniques.

The “Wildlife Training and Field Visit” was conducted under the co-ordination of Mr. Saroj Kandel and chaired by the coordinator of SOWREC Mr. Akshay Kumar Rawal. Total of 30 participants were selected from various year studying in Institute of Forestry, Pokhara Campus. Various sessions of the training were facilitated by Mr. Shailendra Yadav, NTNC-ACAP, Mr. Suman Bhattarai, Asst.Prof, IOF, Pokhara Campus and Mr. Santosh Paudel. Visit to the Nepal Wild Food Production Pvt. Ltd, Pokhara-33, Lamgadi was facilitated by Proprietor Somnath Lamichhane. This training has played an important role to encourage students to proceed towards wildlife conservation.

The executive committee of SOWREC comprises of:

  • Akshay Kumar Rawal (Coordinator)
  • Alisha Sharma (Vice-Coordinator)
  • Pratikshya Pokhrel (Secretary)
  • Dilli Raj Basyal (Vice-Secretary)
  • Shilpa Hamal (Treasurer)

Executive members:

  • Nikita Phuyal
  • Saroj Kandel (Program Co-ordinator)
  • Kunju Dhakal
  • Devendra Dhakal
  • Shalikram Kandel
  • Bijaya Singh Dhami
  • Aakash Poudel
  • Sachin Timilsina
  • Dipak Oli
  • Gyanendra Regmi
  • Ganga Kandel
  • Smriti Chalise

Some Photo Plates of the Program:

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