Kathmandu Forestry College

    Kathmandu Forestry College
    Established on: 2005

    Kathmandu's Koteshwor is home to the thriving and expanding Kathmandu Forestry College (KAFCOL), a publicly traded enterprise. Since its founding in 2005, the College has operated a B.Sc. in Forestry program in partnership with Tribhuvan University in Nepal and a Diploma in Forestry program in partnership with the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) of the Government of Nepal. Since 2012, KAFCOL and the University of Salzburg in Austria have worked together to jointly administer a Master of Science program in Geographical Information Science and Systems (UNIGIS MSc). In collaboration with Tribhuvan University, we launched a new M.Sc. program in natural resources management and rural development (MSc in NRM-RD) in 2015.

    The institution has also been working on outreach and research initiatives for forestry, biodiversity, and natural resource management. The Nepal Agroforestry Foundation, a national NGO that promotes agroforestry, and a group of experts in forestry and natural resource management jointly founded the college.


    KAFCOL aims to establish itself as a forestry and natural resources management education and research leader.


    Through education, research, training, and outreach in multi- and trans-disciplinary fields (focusing on forestry and natural resources management), KAFCOL aims to develop qualified and competent human resources and resourcefulness and broaden its network to address the ever-increasing challenges of sustainable development in Nepal and elsewhere.


    • Using top-notch instruction and research, create qualified human resources in GI Science, forestry, and natural resource management.
    • Engage in and support interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and outreach research to create new knowledge, abilities, technologies, and practices in tandem with teaching.
    • Create networks and collaborate with relevant institutions to raise awareness, policy feedback, and academic quality.
    • Increase and fortify institutional capability

    To fulfil its goal of becoming a "centre of excellence" for forestry and natural resource management (NRM) teaching and research, KAFCOL is now getting ready to partner with Tribhuvan University to provide master's level courses in NRM-RD. In addition to teaching and research, KAFCOL has been engaged in outreach initiatives that have significantly raised the College's reputation and visibility in Nepal and elsewhere. The Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation, Government of Nepal; the Hariyo Ban Program, WWF Nepal; Thompson Rivers University, Canada; and Georg-August University of Gottingen, Germany are a few of our recent or ongoing domestic and foreign partners.

    This institution's educational curriculum strongly emphasises experiential learning as a way to help students be ready for future employment in the real world. As a direct result of their participation in the program, alumni are well-equipped and prepared to enter the workforce as competent professionals. Alumni are well-equipped and prepared to enter the field as competent professionals, which explains why this is the case.

    The institution offers its students generous financial aid through scholarships and opportunities for extracurricular pursuits. Joining one of the many groups, clubs, or sports teams accessible on its campuses allows you to get involved in extracurricular activities and socialise with new people. To help you achieve the goals you have set for yourself, the educational institution also offers counselling services, chances for peer mentoring, and both student and professional advisers.

    College Highlights

    College Type


    Established Year

    2005 AD

    Number of programs


    Tuition Fees

    6 - 10 lakhs


    Mangsir- Poush

    Main Intakes

    The main intake is Mangsir- Poush.


    Additionally, KAFCOL offers five students scholarships, which are handled by the Ministry of Education. KAFCOL has been waiving 50% of their tuition costs for students completing a bachelor's degree program for those who place first each semester. Additionally, every semester, 50% of tuition fees are waived for women and those who place first among their ethnic and disadvantaged groups.

    For the Diploma program, the top-scoring student in the yearly test receives a full scholarship. Similarly, three students have received full scholarships based on CTEVT's 2071 Guideline for Scholarship and Admission.

    Application Process

    Applicants can apply for admission to the college in two ways: online or by visiting the college.

    Documents/Qualifications required for Admission

    Academic Documents

    • SEE Mark sheet
    • SEE Certificate
    • SLC/SEE Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade.
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade.
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade.
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade.
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade.

    For Masters, include the following:

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree 
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree 
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor Degree 
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor Degree  
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor Degree 

    Qualification Requirements

    • Students who have completed Intermediate of Science (I.Sc. ), Technical Certificate Level (TCL) in Forestry, Diploma in Forestry, Plus Two in Science, A-level, or an equivalent degree with at least 100 full-mark courses in mathematics and biology and a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate are eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Forestry Program. Students who want to enrol in B.Sc. Forestry programs must pass an entrance test administered by the IOF. Students are chosen based on their merit scores. 
    • Candidates for the Diploma in Forestry must have received at least a grade of C in two of the following subjects: Compulsory Mathematics, Compulsory Science, or Compulsory English, and a grade of D+ in the remaining subject in the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam from a recognised academic institution.
    • B.Sc. (10+2+3) degree holder in any field who has earned at least a 45 per cent aggregate mark is eligible to enrol in the M.Sc. in Geographical Information Science and Systems programme.


    Where is the Kathmandu Forestry College located?

    The college is situated in Koteshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal.

    What is the primary intake?

    The main intake is Mangsir- Poush.

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