|City||Thrissur, Kerala, India|
|Affiliated to||Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur|
|Phone||+91 - 487 - 237 0050, 237 1018|
College of Forestry, Thrissur was established in the year 1986, College of Forestry, Thrissur is affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
College of Forestry of the Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur, the only institution accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for teaching tropical forestry in the state of Kerala, India. Nestled in the western ghats and surrounded by its pristine forests, the College has dared to travel along innovative ways and built up an infrastructure that is unparalleled in the forestry training scenario of the state with the result that it is rated as one of the leading centres of education, research and extension in tropical forestry in the whole country.The College offers both Bachelor's and Master's degree programme in Forestry, besides offering special consultancy services in forestry and natural resources.
College of Forestry, one of the ten constituent colleges under Kerala Agricultural University (www.kau.edu), was established in 1986 at Vellanikkara, Thrissur district, Kerala, State, India. The major objective of the college is to provide education in forest science besides undertaking research on basic and applied aspects of tropical forestry.
Mission and Goals
Forestry colleges were started in various State Agricultural Universities of the country to provide the much-needed impetus to forestry education and research in the country. This being the prime aspiration, the College of Forestry was established at Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) with the mandate of developing human resource required in the field of forestry such as Silviculture, agro forestry , forest management, tree breeding, wildlife, wood science and other related areas. The goal is to train professionals in Forestry so that they can take up the challenges for the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources of the country in an effective manner. The specific goals that are envisaged are detailed below:
1. Achieve excellence in teaching at under-graduate and post-graduate levels in Forestry.
2. Achieve excellence in research in both basic and applied aspects in the different disciplines of Forestry.
3. Provide technically qualified and competent forestry personnel to various agencies engaged in the field.
4. Provide scientific and practical advice to the various end users in forestry with the objective of making forestry an attractive and economic enterprise.
5. Create awareness among the public about the importance of forests and scientific forestry.
Considering the above goals, the specific objectives of the College of Forestry are listed below:
1. To offer B.Sc. Hons. (Forestry) programme
2. To offer M.Sc. (Forestry) programme with specialisation in different disciplines of forestry
3. To carry out research in basic and applied aspects of forestry to solve the existing problems of the region and also to make forestry a viable commercial enterprise. Also to carry out research that will enable the effective management and conservation of the protected areas and other natural habitats.
4. To take up extension activities in forestry and to cater to the needs of the end users and give technical professional support to social forestry, agro-forestry and wildlife management programmes of the State and Central governments.
The College of Forestry is located in the main campus of the Kerala Agricultural University at Vellanikkara, about 10 km east of Thrissur (10° 32' 52.05" N latitude; 76° 16' 45.55" E longitude; about 40 m MSL) city along the side of the National Highway 47. Click here to download route map.
College of Forestry
Kerala Agricultural University
KAU P. O.,
PIN: 680 656
Phone: +91 - 487 - 237 0050, 237 1018
E-mail: [email protected]
College of Forestry, Thrissur offers various graduate courses as well as Post Graduate courses.
College of Forestry, Thrissur is affiliated to Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur.
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College of Forestry, Thrissur