Kathmandu Forestry College

Contact Information

Phone: 01-5147211 | Email: kafcol@wlink.com.np | Website: www.kafcol.edu.np

The Institute Of Foresty (IOF) is Nepal's first instate institute and has dedicated its education and training in Forestry and Natural Resources Management. Under the department of forest, it's first opening as the Nepal Foresty. Institute was done at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu in 1947. Later in 1957, it moved to the base of the hill (Bhim Phedi) for concrete potentials established by the Indian Cooperation Mission (ICM). In 1972 July Institute of Foresty merged with Tribhuvan University and in 1981 the Institute of Foresty (IOF) offered a two-year program level certificate course in Foresty since 1981 in Hetauda. This campus was later named as “Institute of Forestry”. Institute Of Foresty has methodically managed Bachelor and Master Degree in Forestry to meet the increasing demand for skilled natural resources managers by providing the quality education in academic sector. In 2004 the Institue of Forestry launched the Master of Science (MSc) and Ph.D. program in forestry and changed into a fully fledged institute. A research-based designing program to achieve a doctorate is also introduced for those who are interested in the field of Forestry. The Institute Of Forestry is providing the special chance to make change in technical and rigid service to the nation in Forestry and Natural Resource Management as. Institue of Forestry (IOF) has increased its service by adding nine different master degree programmes with M.Phil & Ph.D. Community Forestry at Pokhara. Institue of Forestry (IOF) is currently associated with NORAGRIC of the Agricultural University of Norway (AUN) implementing Master of Science in Management OF Natural Resources and Sustainable Agriculture (M.Sc. in MNRSA) programme partly at Pokhara.


Here the few of the Objectives of Institute OF Forestry as Mentioned on College site:

  • To provide service to the different clients like government, semi-government and private companies by producing high-level manpower.
  • To produce self-reliant and practically oriented valuable supply managers who can start their own project in the area of forestry and forest-based businesses and also provide the company that helps business services to other interested people and organizations.
  • To use valuable supplies of the IOF and explore other possible useful things and make IOF as a center of superiority in the area of teaching, research and extension in forestry.
  • To develop professional relationships with different organizations Government, and other countries related to academic and research institutions.

Why Kathmandu Forestry College ?

According to the information stated in the college's website of Institue Of Forestry (IOF), it is dedicated in providing quality education on Natural Resource Management and Forestry. Making them able to show the skill and make the differences in the related field. As this college is looking forward to utilize the unused resources, explore the probable resources and make the IOF a medium of distinction in the area of teaching and research.


Institute of Forestry (IOF) has a well-maintained auditorium building for different formal and informal academic programs. The campus also has a well-managed and well-furnished conference hall for the small conference and small programs. Hostel facility is available for those who like to stay at the college and study. Library facility is also available in Institute of Forestry (IOF) which contains more than 30000 books and governmental documents on forestry and natural resources management, basic science and agriculture. The library provides service from 10 am to 5pm. Institute of Forestry (IOF) library receives around 40 newsletters and journals of forestry and related fields. This College also has museum facility formed for teaching, research and other projects in the forestry-related topics.

The various programs at Kathmandu Forestry College are as follows:


Institue Of Forestry (IOF) have started the M.Sc degree in Forestry to meet the high demand of Forestry Professional all around the world. The course is of four years and has to write a thesis in the fourth semester. A total of 25+1 seats are available in M.Sc. To get more details on the course, browse further.

BSc General

The students should have I.Sc., Tcl Forestry, diploma in Forestry, +2 Science, A-level or equivalent degree with a 50% marks in aggregate can submit their admission form into the bachelor level program. The student should give the college entrance examination and are selected according to their merits score.

MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems

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