B.Sc Forestry - Tribhuvan University

The Bachelor of Forestry Science is a four-year professional degree under Tribhuvan University. Forestry is an applied science that involves managing forest ecosystems within increasingly complex social environments. A challenging, demanding profession, forestry applies forest ecosystem sciences, management sciences, and communications skills to the conservation and management of forest resources to meet society's ever increasing needs for commodities, services, and a healthy environment.

Foresters are professional men and women who understand the many different aspects of managing natural and human elements of forest systems. Forestry requires a broad education. Biological and physical sciences provide the basis for evaluating the complex interactions of forest ecosystems. Social sciences provide understanding of how humans value forest conditions and forest-based products and services. Management sciences help foresters to match human needs and desires with the sustainable capabilities of forests

Admission criteria

Entrance Examination

Applicants have to take a two-hour long entrance examination of 100 full marks, testing their knowledge of English, mathematics, forestry, and science (physics, chemistry, botany, and zoology). The questions asked in this examination are of multiple choice objective types, based on +2 level Science and TCL level forestry courses. Full marks for the examination are allocated as follows:


An applicant must secure a minimum of 40% marks to pass the test. The final merit list of applicants will be prepared by adding 20% of the total marks obtained in the I. Sc. examination to 80% of the marks obtained in the entrance examination. Names of candidates who pass the entrance test will appear in the result list in merit order, on the basis of which candidates are selected for admission.


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.

Admission Procedure

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for admission into the B.Sc. Forestry program by filling out the prescribed application forms and submitting the documents and credentials as mentioned below. Applicants can obtain application forms by paying an application processing and entrance examination fee of NPR1500.00 (subject to change). The completed application forms along with the documents and credentials must be submitted by the deadline notified.

Required Documents and Credentials

Copies of academic transcripts. In case an applicant is a graduate of a university other than Tribhuvan University, he/she has to submit a certificate of migration and a certificate of recognition and equivalence of his/her educational qualification from Curriculum Development Centre, TU.

  1. A copy if Character Certificate
  2. A copy of Citizenship certificate
  3. Three recent passport sized photographs
  4. In case of IOF staff seats, a no objection letter from the Campus Chief for application submission and an official nomination letter from the IOF for admission.
  5. In case of ‘government department seats’, pre-approval letters for application submission and letters of nomination for admission. These letters must be from the candidates’ concerned departments.

Note: A candidate applying for the remote area seat must be a citizen of a remote district of class “A” according to government’s classification and must have passed SLC examination from a public school of the same district.

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Curricular structure

B.Sc. Forestry Curriculum

Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
BSH 301Forest Botany and Genetics502
BSH 302Communication and Technical English502
BSH 303Forest Zoology & Mammalogy502
BSH 304Mathematics for Forestry502
BSH 305Economics502
BSH 306Wood Chemistry502
PWM 307Biodiversitv Conservation & Ecotourism502
SFM 308Forest Mensuration I753
Total Credit Hours17

1st Year 2nd Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
FPE 35 1Forest Surveying753
WME 352Global Environment & Climate Change502
PWM 353Wildlife Biology753
SFM 354Forest Management I502
SFM 355Fores Etxtensio and Education753
SFM 356Gender & Social Inclusion (GESI) in NRM502
BSH 357Geophysics502
SFB 358Tree Physiology502
SF’M3 59Field Trip241
Total Credit Hours20

2nd Year 1st Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
BSH 401Forest Statistics753
WME 402Soil Science753
PWM 403Wildlife Conservation and Management753
SFM 404Forest Law and Policy502
SFB 405Agroforestry502
SFB 406Silviculture502
WME 407Environmental Science502
WME 408Geology for Forestry753
Total Credit Hours20

2nd Year 2nd Semester

Course Code

Course TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
WME 451Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing753
WME 452Forest Hydrology502
SFM 453Forest Resource Economics753
SFM 454Forest Mensuration II753
FPE 455Forest Harvesting & Logging502
SFB 456Tree Improvement & Silviculture502
SFB 457Forest Ecology502
PWM 458Tourism and Recreation753
Total Credit Hours20

3rd Year 1st Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
FPE 5O1Forest Products Utilization502
WME 502Introductory GIS502
WME 503Soil and Water Conservation Engineering502
SFM 504REDD Forestry and Climate Change502
SFM 505Community Based Forest Management502
SFM5 06Experimental Design for Forestry502
SFB5 07Forest Protection502
FPE 508Forest Engineering753
Total Credit Hours17

3rd Year 2nd Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
FPE 551Non Timber Forest Products502
WME 552Watershed Management502
WME 553Range Management502
PWM 554Conservation Biology753
SFM 555Forest Management II753
SFM 556Project Management502
SFB 557Advance Silviculture502
SFM 558Field Training502
Total Credit Hours18
Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
WME 601Mountain Environment and Development502
PWM 602Protected Area Management753
SFM 603Research Methodology502
SFM 604Community Forestry753
SFM 605Field Training502
Sub Total12
Select any two from the following Elective Subjects
WME 601Biochemistry753
FPE 607Introduction to Computer Programming753
FPE 608Wood Science and Technology753
FPE 609Alternative Energy753
WME 610Remote Sensing and GIS Application in NRM753
WME 611Environmental Chemistry753
PWM 612Ornithology and Mammalogy753
SFM 613Urban Forestry753
Total Credit Hours18

4th Year 2nd Semester

Course CodeCourse TitleFull MarksCredit Hours
SFM 651Student Project/Internship Proposal Presentation251
SFM 652Project Paper /Internship*2008
SFM 653Seminar251
Total Credit Hours10
Grand Total3500140

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