Master Course of Forestry (MSc. Forestry) TU, Nepal

In July 2019 TU updated the syllabus of M.Sc. Forestry and add new faculties. Currently, under M.Sc. Degree program following program is taught in the Institute of Forestry (IOF), TU.
The programs are:

  • M.Sc. Forestry (General)
  • M.Sc. Watershed Management
  • M.Sc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
  • M.Sc. Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation (New Program)
  • M.Sc. Community Forestry (New Program)
  • M.Sc. Mountain Environment and Development Studies (New Program)
Master Course of Forestry (MSc. Forestry) TU, Nepal -- Pic IOF Pokhara Campus
IOF Pokhara Campus

These programs are launched in four Campuses. The name of the Campus and the respective program launch on them are:
  1. IOF, Pokhara Campus : 
    • M.Sc. Forestry (General)
    • M.Sc. Watershed Management
    • M.Sc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
    • M.Sc. Community Forestry
  2. IOF, Hetauda Campus :
    • M.Sc. Forestry (General)
    • M.Sc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
  3. KAFCOL (Kathmandu Forestry College) : 
    • M.Sc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
  4. Dean Office, TU : 
    • M.Sc. Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation
    • M.Sc. Mountain Environment and Development Studies
Now, let's move towards the subject under the respective M.Sc. program.
Each program schedule is divided into four semesters (2 years).

M.Sc. Forestry (General) (Total Credit: 60 + 6**)

  1. First Semester :
    • Silviculture and Forest Genetics                (Course Code: SFM 701, Credit Hours: 3)
    • Advanced Forest Ecology                          (SFM 702, 3)
    • Wildlife and Protected Area Management (PWM 703, 3)
    • Forest Product Utilization                          (FPE 704, 3)
    • Agroforestry                                               (SFB 705, 3)
  2. Second Semester :
    • Forest Governance and Community Forestry (SFB 751, 3)
    • Ecotourism Planning and Management          (PWM 752, 3)
    • Natural Resouce Economics                           (SFM 753, 3)
    • Forest Management                                        (SFM 754, 3)
    • Statistical Analysis and Data Management    (SFM 755, 3)
  3. Third Semester :
    • Forest Protection                                               (SFB 801, 3)
    • Biometrics                                                         (SFM 802, 3)
    • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (WME 804, 3)
    • (Any two out of four below: ) ('*' denotes Elective courses)
      • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM* (WME 804, 3)
      • Watershed Management*                                     (WME 805, 3)
      • Urban Forestry and Landscaping*                       (SFM 806, 3)
      • Forest Based Enterprise Development*               (EPE 807, 3)
  4. Fourth Semester :
    • Thesis Proposal Seminar (R&T 851, 1)
    • Thesis                               (R&T 852, 13)
    • Thesis Defense Seminar  (R&T 853, 1)
Extra Elective : ('**' denotes Optional courses)
    • Climate Change: Science, Impact and Adaptation** (WME 709, 3)
    • Human Wildlife Interface Management**                 (PWM 759, 3)


M.Sc. Watershed Management
  1. First Semester :
    • Soil Genesis and Geomorphology                          (WME 706, 3)
    • Land Evaluation and Land Use Planning               (WME 707, 3)
    • Watershed Hydrology                                             (WME 708, 3)
    • Climate Change: Science, Impact and Adaptation (WME 709, 3)
    • Agroforestry                                                            (SFB 705, 3)
  2. Second Semester :
    • Forest Governance and Community Forestry (SFM 751, 3)
    • Soil and Water Conservation Engineering      (WME 756, 3)
    • Natural Resource Economics                          (SFM 753, 3)
    • Wetland Ecology and Management                (WME 757, 3)
    • Statistical Analysis and Data Management    (SFM 755, 3)
  3. Third Semester :
    • Forest Based Enterprise Development              (FPE 807, 3)
    • Watershed Management                                    (WME 805, 3)
    • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (SFM 803, 3)
    • (Any two out of four below: )
      • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM* (WME 804, 3)
      • Project Management*                                          (SFM 808, 3)
      • Disaster Risk Management*                                (WME 809, 3)
      • Bioenergy*                                                           (FPE 810, 3)
  4. Fourth Semester :
    • Thesis Proposal Seminar (R&T 851, 1)
    • Thesis                              (R&T 852, 13)
    • Thesis Defense Seminar (R&T 853, 1)
Extra Elective:
    • Forest Ecology and Management** (SFB 710, 3)
    • Conflict Management in NRM**     (SFM 712, 3)
M.Sc. Natural Resource Management and Rural Development
  1. First Semester :
    • Forest Ecology and Management                            (SFB 710, 3)
    • Conservation and Rural Development                    (SFM 711, 3)
    • Conflict Management in NRM                               (SFM 712, 3)
    • Climate Change: Science, Impact and Adaptation (WME 709, 3)
    • Agroforestry                                                           (SFB 705, 3)
  2. Second Semester :
    • Forest Governance and Community Forestry (SFM 751, 3)
    •  Ecotourism Planning and Management          (PWM 752, 3)
    • Natural Resource economics                           (SFM 753, 3)
    • Economics of development and Finance         (SFM 758, 3)
    • Statistical Analysis and Data Management      (SFM 755, 3)
  3. Third Semester :
    • Forest Based Enterprise Development              (FPE 807, 3)
    • Project Management                                         (SFM 808, 3)
    • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (SFM 803, 3)
    • (Any two out of four below: )
      • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM* (WME 804, 3)
      • Watershed Management*                                     (WME 805, 3)
      • Disaster Risk Management*                                (WME 809, 3)
      • Bioenergy*                                                           (FPE 810, 3)
  4. Fourth Semester :
    • Thesis Proposal Seminar (R&T 851, 1)
    • Thesis                             (R&T 852, 13)
    • Thesis Defense Seminar (R&T 853, 1)
Extra Elective: 
    • Political Ecology**                                          (SFM 715, 3)
    • Forest Resource Assessment and Planning**  (SFM 815, 3)
M.Sc. Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation
  1. First Semester :
    • Wildlife  Biology and Ecology                                (PWM 713, 3)
    • Advanced Forest Ecology                                        (SFB 702, 3)
    • Wildlife and Protected Area Management               (PWM 703, 3)
    • Climate Change: Science, Impact and Adaptation   (WME 709, 3)
    • Conservation Biology                                               (PWM 714, 3)
  2. Second Semester :
    • Human Wildlife Interface Management        (PWM 759, 3)
    • Ecotourism Planning and Management        (PWM 752, 3)
    • Natural Resource Economics                        (SFM 753, 3)
    • Wetland Ecology and Management              (SFM 757, 3)
    • Statistical Analysis and Data Management  (SFM 755, 3)
  3. Third Semester:
    • Forest and Wildlife Product Enterprise Development  (FPE 811, 3)
    • Wildlife Conservation and Management                      (PWM 812, 3)
    • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing            (SFM 803, 3)
    • (Any two out of four below: )
      • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM* (WME 804, 3)
      • Project Management*                                          (SFM 808, 3)
      • Herpetology, Ornithology and Mammalogy*      (PWM 813, 3)
      • Rangeland Management*                                    (WME 814, 3)
  4. Fourth Semester :
    • Thesis Proposal Seminar (R&T 851, 1)
    • Thesis                              (R&T 852, 13)
    • Thesis Defense Seminar (R&T 853, 1)
Extra Elective: 
    • Forest Management** (SFM 754, 3)
    • Agroforestry**            (SFB 705, 3)
M.Sc. Community Forestry
  1. First Semester :
    • Political Ecology                                               (SFM 715, 3)
    • Conservation and Rural Development              (SFM 711, 3)
    • Conflict Management in NRM                         (SFM 712,3)
    •  Policy Analysis and Tenure Reform in NRM (SFM 716, 3)
    • Agroforestry                                                     (SFM 705, 3)
  1. Second Semester :
    • Forest Governance and Community Forestry (SFM 751, 3)
    • Society and Forestry                                       (SFM 752, 3)
    • Natural Resource Economics                         (SFM 753, 3)
    • Forest Management                                        (SFM 754, 3)
    • Statistical Analysis and Data Management    (SFM 755, 3)
  2. Third Semester:
    • Forest Based Enterprise Development              (FPE 807, 3)
    • Forest Resource Assessment and Planning       (SFM 815, 3)
    • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (SFM 803, 3)
    • (Any two out of four below: )
      • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM* (SFM 804, 3)
      • Project Management*                                           (SFM 808, 3)
      • Livelihood, Forests and Common Property Resource Management* (SFM 816, 3)
      • Urban Forestry and Landscaping*                        (SFM 806, 3)
  3. Fourth Semester :
    • Thesis Proposal Seminar (R&T 851, 1)
    • Thesis                               (R&T 852, 13)
    • Thesis Defense Seminar  (R&T 853, 1)
Extra Elective: 
    • Silviculture and Forest Genetics** (SFM 701, 3)
    • Bioenergy**                                    (FPE 810, 3)
M.Sc. Mountain Environment and Development Studies
  1. First Semester :
    • Mountain Physical Dimension                                 (WME 717, 3)
    • Human and Institutional Dimensions in Mountains (SFM 718, 3)
    • Wildlife and Protected Area Management             (PWM 703, 3)
    • Climate Change: Science, Impact and Adaptation (WME 709, 3)
    • Watershed Hydrology                                             (WME 708, 3)
  2. Second Semester :
    • Forest Governance and Community Forestry (SFM 751, 3)
    • Ecotourism Planning and Management       (PWM 752, 3)
    • Natural Resource Economics                       (SFM 753, 3)
    • Mountain Farming and Rural Development (WME 761, 3)
    • Statistical analysis and Data Management    (SFM 755, 3)
  3. Third Semester :
    • Forest Based Enterprise Development              (FPE 807, 3)
    • Watershed Management                                    (WME 805, 3)
    • Research Methodology and Scientific Writing (SFM 803, 3)
    • (Any two out of four below: )
      • Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM* (WME 804, 3)
      • Project Management*                                           (SFM 808, 3)
      • Disaster Risk Management*                                 (WME 809, 3)
      • Rangeland Management*                                     (WME 814, 3)
  4. Fourth Semester :
    • Thesis Proposal Seminar (R&T 851, 1)
    • Thesis                              (R&T 852, 13)
    • Thesis Defense Seminar (R&T 853, 1)
Extra Elective: 
    • Forest Ecology and Management** (SFB 710, 3)
    • Agroforestry**                                  (SFB 705, 3)
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