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The mandate of the Academy is to prepare a cadre of competent forest managers to manage India’s forest resources.

Central Academy for State Forest Service, Burnihat conducts

  • Professional Forestry training for State Forest Service Officers and Range Officer trainees.

  • In service training for State Forest Service Officers.


The training session cover multidisciplinary forest management subjects. The courses in the college are covered by a series of lecturers, practical, case studies, filed visits, tours, excursions, symposia, seminars and guest lecturers on forestry and allied subjects. There is extensive touring conducted to sites where new experiments of forest management are being conducted. Training in first aid, use of weapons is also imparted.

Tuition Fees and Stipend of Forest Range Officer Course Hindi English
List of Equipments for Forest Range Officer Course trainees

Tours and Excursions

Extensive study tours ranging from 2 weeks to a month per tour are conducted during the 2 year stay in college. The trainees go to different regions of the country to study various conservation and development strategies besides new experiments on forest management. Local excursion are also organized, usually on Saturdays, to forest areas, research centers, institution and places of educational interest.


Field exercise are conducted on the following subjects to improve the practical skills:

  • Forest Mensuration

  • Road Alignment

  • Survey

  • Engineering

  • Working Plan

Physical Fitness

To have a sound mind in sound body, the trainees undertake rigorous physical exercise every morning. A number of outdoor sports are played in the evenings. There are facilities to play football, cricket, volleyball and basketball. A portion of the ground has also been set aside for cricket practice nets. One outdoor badminton court with lighting facility has been established in front of the hostel. Recently one multi Gym has also been installed in the hostel for the use of trainees.

CASFOS Dehradun

CASFOS Dehradun The Central Academy for State Forest Service, Dehradun is one of the leading institutions under the aegis of Directorate of Forest Education, Ministry of Environment & Forests which imparts initial

CASFOS Burnihat

CASFOS Burnihat The Govt. of India in the year 1976, established the first State Forest Service College in the country at Burnihat so as to impart 1 1/2 years professional forestry training to the State Forest Service Officers