Diploma In Forestry
This curriculum is designed for producing middle level forestry technical human resources
(Ranger) required for livelihood improvement of community through the participatory methods in
association with the community forestry user groups and other sub sectors like integrated
watershed management, wildlife and protected area management.
The 3 years Diploma in Forestry curricular programme is designed for producing forestry service
providers as professional equipped with required knowledge, skills and attitudes. It insists on
addressing second-generation issues of present forestry sector such as in community forestry
management, soil conservation and watershed management, wild life and protected area
The knowledge and skills incorporated in this curriculum will be helpful to deliver the individual
needs as well as national needs in the field of Forestry including community forestry, soil
conservation and watershed management, wild life conservation and protected area management.
The Diploma in Forestry course extends over 3 years. The first year focuses on basic sciences
and fundamental subjects related to forestry, the second year focuses on forestry related
disciplinary subjects, and the third year insists on disciplinary subjects as well as the application
of learned skills and knowledge through the work experience program (WEP).
The foundational subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany and Mathematics being
offered in diffusion model of curricular program are applicable in the field of forestry. It also
includes language subjects like Nepali and English applicable for the communication in the same
area. The course structure and the subject wise content that reflect the details of this curriculum.
In brief, this curriculum will guide to its implementers to produce competent and highly
employable middle level technical workforces in the field of forestry.
The content of individual subjects prescribed in the curriculum is incorporated in the light of "must
know and must do” and further elaborated with “should to know and should to do” principle of
knowledge and skills for this level.