Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL) is the first and currently only one public company with mandate of producing forestry graduates in Nepal. This college started operating B.Sc. courses in Forestry since 2005 through first affiliation with Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu Nepal. In 2012 KAFCOL has got affiliation with Salzburg University Austria (Europe) for M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science and System (GI Science). This programme has been authorized by the ministry of Education, Government of Nepal. In 2010, KAFCOL also got affiliation with Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) of the Ministry of Education, Nepal and has been conducting Diploma Level course in Forestry. The college is managed and run jointly by Nepal Agro Forestry Foundation (a National NGO working in promotion of agro forestry and community forestry in Nepal since 1991) and a group of forestry and natural resource management professionals. We believe in providing high quality research and education in GIScience and forestry sector such that fresh graduates can compete globally. KAFCOL has also established a resource center in Matatirtha area of Kathmandu to promote research and education activities.
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.
- Respect inclusiveness to the plurality of views and socio-cultural diversity in the pursuit of quality education.
- No discrimination based on belief, religion, caste-ethnicity, nationality and gender
- Respect to inclusiveness and plurality of views and socio-cultural diversity in the pursuit of quality education
- Value and promote merit and competence while respecting inclusion and diversity
- Responsive to changes (global and local)
- Social responsibility to environmental issues
- Apolitical knowledge centre
- People first—students, faculty, staff, promoters, and the community at large
- Produce competent human resources in forestry, natural resources management, and GISceince, through high quality education and research.
- Engage and promote interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary research and outreach to generate new knowledge, skill, technology and practices hand-in-hand with teaching.
- Establish networks and collaboration with relevant institutions to improve academic excellence, policy feedback and visibility.
- Develop and strengthen institutional capacity.