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.
Students with Intermediate of Science (I.Sc.), Technical Certificate Level (TCL) in Forestry, Diploma in Forestry, +2 in Science, A-level or equivalent degree with at least 100-full-mark-courses in mathematics and biology and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate can apply for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Forestry Program. Students aspiring to get admission into the B.Sc. Forestry program have to get through an entrance examination conducted by the IOF and are selected on their merit scores.
Candidates must have secured at least grade C in any two subjects i.e. Compulsory Mathematics, Compulsory Science or English and D+ in the remaining subject in School leaving Certificate (SLC) examination from recognized academic institution.
B.Sc. (10+2+3) degree holders in any discipline with at least 45 percent aggregate marks are eligible to enroll for the course.
The candidate must have at least a 3 years B.Sc. Forestry degree or B.Sc. Natural Resource management or B.Sc. Environmental Science or B.Sc. Environmental Management or B.Sc. Agriculture or B.E. (Agriculture Engineering) from T.U. or any university recognized by TU.
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.
Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) is a vibrant and growing academic institution (a public company) located in Koteshwor, Kathmandu. The College has been running BSc 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, Kathmandu Forestry College has been collaborating with University of Salzburg, Austria to jointly run a MSc in Geographical Information Science and Systems (GIS). Moreover, we have started a new MSc in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (NRMRD) 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.
Kathmandu Forestry College's vision is to become a center 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.