The Foundation certificate course is for a duration of 18 months comprises of two phases of nine months each. The subjects taught during the course are:
|First Phase||Second Phase|
|General Botany/Mathematics||Forest Policy & Law|
|Applications of Modern Tools & Technology||Ecology & Environmental Sciences|
|Silviculture-II||Forest Resource Management|
|Forest Resource Assessment||Natural Resource Management|
|Forest Survey||Forest Economics|
|Forest Engineering||Biodiversity Conservation & Management|
|Adverse Influence on Forests||Joint forest Management, Rural & Tribal Development|
|Forest Utilization-I||Human Resource Development & Management|
|Forest Accounts & Procedures.|
In addition to the subjects, five study tours and seven field exercises shall be conducted during the course to cover practical aspects of training. Training in Weapons, Motor Mechanics & First Aid shall also be imparted. During the course, the performance of officer trainees will be evaluated through examinations and field exercises/assignments for a maximum mark of 5450.
The Following categories of Certificates shall be awarded to successful officer trainees at the end of the course.
Apart from certificates, the following medals/prizes are awarded to meritorious officers’ trainee according to the guidelines existing.