IOF, Hetauda Campus

IOF stands for 'Institute of Forestry' and is the only institute in Nepal that commit itself to the education and training in Forestry and Natural Resources Management. It was established with the name 'Nepal Forestry Institute' at Singh Durbar, Kathmandu in 1974 under the department of Forest. Then, this organization shifted to Bheim Phedi in 1957 and agin to Hetauda in 1965 for better facilities and supporting physical infrastructure by Indian Co-operation Mission (ICM). The institute merged with Tribhuwan University in July 1972 and named as 'Institue of Forestry'.  IOF operated from two campus Pokhara Campus and Hetauda Campus.

IOF, Hetauda Campus

Since, 1981 campus begin two-year certificate level course in Forestry in Hetauda with technical support and financial assistance of World Bank and International Development Agency (ICA) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Later, to meet the growing demand of natural resource manager IOF, Hetauda Campus has managed its Bachelor and Master Degree in Forestry for quality education.
IOF, Hetauda Campus
IOF, Hetauda Campus

Courses Offer by IOF Hetauda Campus

In 2004, it evolved into a fully-fledged institute after launching the Master of Science and PhD program in Forestry Sector. These are researched based degree offer by this institution. IOF offer courses to various discipline of NRM and updates its curriculum with the time. The current curriculum comprises following basic science and forestry courses with due emphasis on courses like:
Forest Management,
Community Forestry,
Park and Recreation Management,
Environment Science,
Protected Area Management,
Soil Conservation and
Watershed Management.

The distinct history and access and quality of IOF continue till date providing unique opportunity to graduate and undergraduate students with unique opportunities  to make difference technically and competent and socially amiable and yielding services to the Nation in Forestry and Natural Resource Management. Teaching and Research at IOF preserve and enrich creative traditions through well-designed education programs that address the current needs and interest of society in the field of forestry and allied fields.

Facilities at IOF Hetauda Campus

  • IOF Hetauda Campus have well-maintained auditorium hall in separate building for organizing formal and informal academic programs. It also have well-furnished conference hall for small group seminars and conferences. 
  • IOF Hetauda Campus possesses more than 30,000 books, various periodicals and governmental documents related to forestry and natural resource management, basic science and agriculture including support collection for humanities and social science. Project papers, Master's and Ph.D thesis, research reports and scholarly articles from students and researcher. Library receives around 40 newsletters and journals of forestry and related fields. Library remain open from 10 am to 5 pm but upto 4 pm during winter except on university holidays.
  • Museum was established to facilitate teaching, research and extension activities activities in forestry related disciplines.
  • Hotel facilities available to the students doing undergraduate and graduate courses in the Campus. 
  • Sufficient facilities for playground. Well managed Football ground, volleyball court are available for a recreation purpose.
Also See: IOF, Pokhara Campus
                B.Sc. Forestry in Nepal