M. Sc. in Natural Resource Management and Rural Development

KAFCOL is running a Master’s Degree Program in Natural Resources Management and Rural Development (NRM-RD) since 2015. The program expects to contribute in meeting the ever increasing demand of competent professionals in the field.

Major subject areas

Non-timber Forest Products, Community Forestry, Natural Resource Economics, Global Environmental Change, Agroforestry, Sustainable Forest Management, Rural Development, Ecotourism Planning & Management, Statistical Methods & Data Management, Research Methodology, Geographical Information Science are some of the main courses offered. The first year will be focused on theoretical course works, while the second year’s courses are designed for application of learned theories and skills in relevant field. The fourth semester is allocated for thesis research.

Academic session

The session generally starts in September-October each year. The admission time can vary as per the TU Institute of Forestry (IOF) annual calendar.

Annual enrollment

The College enrolls 20 students in each batch.


Holders of Bachelor level degree in the field of applied science (such as Forestry, Watershed   Management,   Agriculture,   Environment,   Natural   Resource   Management,   and   Rural Development) with minimum aggregate percent marks fixed by IOF can appear in the entrance exam administered by the Dean’s Office, Institute of Forestry


Application forms can be obtained from KAFCOL and IOF Dean and liaison offices, Kirtipur. Online application through the IOF website can also be made. Students who have passed the entrance exam are eligible for admission in this program.

Tuition fee

The fees are liable to changes time to time. Please see the attached leaflet or contact the college by phone/ email to know the fee structure. Students can make full payment of the capitation fee on enrolment or partial payment by installments in each semester. Maximum two students nominated by the Government of Nepal in each batch get full scholarships. College can also occasionally provide some financial incentives to deserving candidates.

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