Institute of Forestry (IOF) / Hetauda Campus has systematically managed its Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Forestry for quality in the academic sector.
In 2004, it evolved into a full-fledged institute after launching the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Ph.D. program in forestry. The Doctoral program of the IOF is open to all those interested in any field related to forestry. It is a research-based degree program.
The IOF has been offering courses pertinent to various disciplines of NRM and has been modifying its curriculum as time necessitates. The current curricula comprise the basic science and forestry courses with due emphasis on community forestry, Agro-forestry, forest management, Eco-tourism, park, and Environmental science, wildlife, recreation management, Protected Area Management, and Soil Conservation and Watershed Management.
The distinguished history of access and quality of the IOF continues today, providing graduate and undergraduate students with unique opportunities to make a difference through technically sound and competent and socially amicable 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 educational programs that address the current needs and interests of civil society in the country in the area of forestry and allied fields.
Conducting academic research with proper utilization of our student’s resources is the main thrust of the institute. Productions of the Institute of Forestry (IOF) have been used around the world for research, extension, and development. Therefore, it generates quality manpower for national and international demands.