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  • Imparts Foundation Certificate Course to the Range Forest Officers deputed/sponsored by the States/Union Territories including Autonomous District Council/Forest Corporation & Public Sector undertakings sponsored through the Central/State/U.T Govt concerned and Candidates sponsored by foreign Countries.

  • Conducts Theme based and General Refresher Courses to in-serving Range Forest Officers of the Country.

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

Course Module

The Foundation certificate course is for a duration of 18months 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-I Forest Utilization-II
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 marks of 5450.


The Following categories of Certificates shall be awarded to successful officer trainees at the end of the course.

  • Honours’ Certificate: An “Officer Trainee” who has obtained 75% and above of the total number of marks provided he has cleared all subjects in first attempt.
  • Pass Certificate: An “Officer Trainee who has obtained (i) not less than 50% or (ii) more than 75% and above of the total number of marks, but not cleared all the subjects in first attempt.

Apart from certificates, the following medals/prizes are awarded to meritorious officers’ trainee according to the guidelines existing.

  • Gold Plated Silver Medal (Honours medal for topper)
  • Silver Medal for Forestry
  • Silver Medal for Ecology
  • Silver Medal for Forest Survey & Engineering
  • Silver Medal for Range Administration
  • Indian Foresters Prize

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