B.Sc. Forestry in Nepal


After completion of Intermediate Level or +2 Level students wanders here and there. Students can't make really a good decision on choosing their interested subject due to limited knowledge about the importance and scope of respective Subject or field they need to select for further study in University level.
Here through this article I am not going to make you take Forestry as your further study field but I like to clarify what forestry really covers and introduction to forestry colleges. Procedure to get admitted and many more.
Also, I like to mention that this article would be more helpful to students of +2 Science Completion and equivalent to it. And to those who are interested and required to confirm it.
Let's get into topic!
Forestry is the science which covers the study of wild plants, vegetation, wildlife, environment and interaction with the people for the welfare of human kind. Forestry focuses on protection, conservation as well as wise use of natural resources. Those people who are interested in natural resources management through it's conservation, protection and wise use of resources can enjoyed selecting this field as their career.
It would generate amazing feeling inside forester to involve in welfare of millions people through involving in maintaining sustainable regeneration of forest resources, reducing different environmental hazards, preserving water sources, and various activities that shows respecting mother Nature. The human resources requirement associated with the environment and forest sector are increasing in the context of Nepal as well. The forestry skilled manpower now need to work out to minimized the impact of climate change and it's influences on poor and marginal people those who directly associated with the natural resource and depends on forest resource for livelihood. You can be a best actor to fight against the 21st century great challenges 'the climate change' and 'global warming' as a skilled forester.
B.Sc. Forestry in Nepal - Forest
B.Sc. Forestry in Nepal


Forestry in Nepal

In national scenario it's almost half above 40% of Nepal's area is cover around 40 % forest area. Thus working on forestry sector with wide range of scope is really fascinating. Since Nepal is one of the best natural tourist destination due to it's beautifully designed landscape as if it's a piece of Heaven on Earth it's favorable for Ecotourism enrichment. Having all these beauty Nepal has a fragile landscape which can easily eroded either by landslide, erosion, flooding types of natural hazard which can be minimized with sound knowledge of Soil Conservation and Soil Science. Forestry includes these all Ecotourism, soil conservation and many more associated with natural environment including biodiversity conservation and wild life conservation in protected areas, conservation areas, wildlife reserve and national parks.
If you fond of these it's best to be a forester in near future. Still it's not jabarjasti it's depends on your will.

Scope of Forestry in Nepal

Every year human resources from the forestry sector are linked with government services in different post significantly. This number is far more in comparison than from any other technical subject. Self launched project and different green organization are working in different green project which demands human resources from forestry sector every year in high quantity. It is wise to choose forestry as field to educate yourself in the changing scenario of modern world.

Forestry Science: Internationally recognized Faculty
Now, the new syllabus published by IOF is of international standards. This Forestry Courses of Bachelor level is made equivalent to international standards by increasing credit hours of its study hours with the addition of issues currently raising around the world. It covers all associated areas and subjects to produce a skillful manpower.

Forestry Colleges in Nepal

Institute of Forestry (IOF) is a leading organization on the field of Forestry. It works on preparing trained manpower for the conservation and regulation of National Forest. IOF provides different courses of Forestry for Bachelor and Master Level and Phd. level as well in recent years. IOF has three college all over Nepal. Among them IOF, Pokhara Campus and IOF, Hetauda Campus are run under government administration whereas Kathmandu Forestry College run under private administration under affiliation of IOF.  In 2010 Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) has been established which main objective is to generate manpower associated with agriculture and forestry sector including veterinary and fisheries sector. AFU runs its forestry courses at Hetauda in the same building with TU.

IOF, Pokhara Campus

It is the main forestry college of IOF. The dean office is along with the Campus periphery and administration works are carried out from there. Since, it include the executives body and located in peaceful environment many student prefers this college for studying forestry. It can facilitate 80 students every year for B.Sc. Forestry Program.

IOF, Hetauda Campus

It is another forestry college run under government administration and funding.  It has capacity of 80 student's intake in B.Sc. Forestry Program.

Kathmandu Forestry College

It is privately owned forestry college run under the affiliation of IOF, TU. It is established to facilitated valley student and generate skilled manpower for the forestry sector through the involvement of private sector. This college as well be ready to welcome 80 new students for new administration in B.Sc. Forestry Program.

Hetauda Forestry College, AFU

It is the college on which TU used to provide forestry courses to its student before the establishment of AFU the campus should be handover to AFU but due to interior dispute in between AFU and TU both the university is sharing this college for providing their respective forestry courses to their students. This college also holds 80 students despite its capacity.

Admission on Forestry

The admission opens during November and December for the new session in Bachelor level. For getting admissiontion on Forestry college an eligible candidate should have completed +2 Science or equivalent to it. I.Sc. Forestry pass out student are admitted along with the student from Science background before removal of I.Sc. Forestry by TU. For administration on Tribhuwan University (TU) forestry Colleges that are IOF colleges the admission form should be fill and appear on entrance exam. Entrance exam on both college held on same date and selection of campus based on your marks you obtained during entrance examination. You can fill up the admission form either from the campus administration or fill up online.



Hi everyone, I am Amrit Devkota. Studying B.Sc. Forestry at IOF, Pokhara Campus. Complete +2 from SOS Hermann Gmeiner Higher Secondary School. I am interested in writing and helping other people through writing. I love natural monuments. Promise to conserve them. I believe in Truth and Hard Working. Simple Living High Thinking.

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