Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) is a vibrant and growing academic institution (a public company) located in Koteshwor, Kathmandu. The College has been running B.Sc. Forestry program in affiliation with Tribhuvan University, Nepal since its establishment in 2005, and Diploma in Forestry program in affiliation with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT), Government of Nepal, since 2009. Since 2012, KAFCOL has been collaborating with University of Salzburg, Austria to jointly run a M.Sc. Program in Geographical Information Science and Systems (UNIGIS MSc). Moreover, we have started a new M.Sc. Program in Natural Resources Management and Rural Development (MSc in NRM-RD) from 2015 in affiliation with the Tribhuvan University. The college has also been undertaking research and outreach projects related to biodiversity, forestry, and natural resources management. The College was jointly established by the Nepal Agroforestry Foundation (a national NGO working for promotion of agroforestry) and a group of forestry and natural resource management professionals.
KAFCOL’s vision is to become a Centre of Excellence in Education and Research related to Forestry and Natural Resources Management.
The mission of KAFCOL is to produce qualified and competent human resource, become resourceful and spread its network through education, research, training, and outreach in multi and trans-disciplinary fields (focusing on Forestry and Natural Resources Management) for addressing the ever increasing challenges of sustainable development in Nepal and South Asia.
Kathmandu Forestry College
POBox 1276, Koteswor, Kathmandu
Study tours, exposure visits and excursions are integral components of the course. These tours and visits are organized in coordination with governmental organizations such as district forest offices, protected area offices and district soil conservation offices, Sagarnath Forest Development Project and non-governmental organizations such as National Trust for Nature Conservation (NTNC) and International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
Library at KAFCOL offers over 20,000 books (text and references), and many journals, video, CDs and DVDs.
The laboratories in our college are well equipped and well furnished with necessary materials and are managed by dedicated faculty members and technicians. There are different laboratory facilities for General Science, Forestry and GIS.
KAFCOL has well-equipped computers laboratory. The computer lab is available to the students during the working hours for assignments, project work and other computer related works.
KAFCOL also provides scholarship for 5 students administered by the Ministry of Education. KAFCOL has been granting 50% tuition fee waiver for students ranking first in every semester of bachelor degree program. Also, women topper and a topper among Disadvantaged group and Ethnic group receive 50% tuition fee waiver in every semester.
For Diploma program, full scholarship is granted for a student ranking first in annual examination. Similarly, full scholarship is granted for 3 students based on Guideline for Scholarship and Admission- 2071, CTEVT.
The international and national institutions are also providing scholarships to the students studying at KAFCOL in both Diploma and Bachelors degree program.