Since its inception in 1987, the College of Forestry, a pioneer institute of Forestry in the country, has been rendering exemplary services in the domain of Forestry education. It is located at Nauni (Solan); a hilly hamlet surrounded by lofty mountains renowned for its salubrious climate and panoramic landscape.
Owing to the threat of imminent environmental crisis, there has been a considerable change in the outlook of Forestry education in the last few decades with increased focus on scientific management and technology driven tackling of environmental issues. Consequently, our aim is to develop skilled human resource equipped with the right mix of knowledge, experience, and commitment to tackle formidable forestry challenges efficiently. To ensure this, the College curriculum lays equal stress on theoretical and practical aspects of Forestry and allied sciences. Students are given ample practical exposure through Experiential Learning Programme, Rural Work Experience, and Forest and Industrial attachments. Activities related to arts, adventure and spirituality along with expert lectures and trainings in areas such as Disaster Management, Personality development and Communication skills are duly imbibed in the curricula to ensure holistic growth.
I encourage all aspiring Foresters to become a part of this premier institute not only to realize your inherent potential but also to serve the nation in the most befitting manner by safeguarding, managing, and caring for our most precious and prized possessions – the forests.
The College of Forestry is headed by the Dean, who provides leadership for overall functioning of the college. Besides implementing the educational programmes in the college, the Dean also coordinates with the Director of Research, Director of Extension Education and other Statutory Officers of the University in conducting the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, student research and other activities related to students in the best interest of the University.