State Forest Service College, Coimbatore is an ideal setting for the pursuit of forestry training. It is housed in a beautiful building with well furnished Classrooms, a Library, Laboratories, Computer labs, Lecture halls and a Conference hall. Hostel facilities are ensured at the Chandan Hostel.
The College Library can be considered as the backbone of entire training curriculum. The Library has a fairly good collection of books, journals & magazines on forestry on related subject areas.
There are about 7000 books on various topics and the collection is frequently updated; National & International journals, magazines & periodicals are regularly subscribed. Apart from this the library also has a very good collection of audio-visual resources like CD-ROMs, Video Cassettes & 16mm films on related subjects pertaining to the training.
The entire library collection has been computerized and the Digital Library service initiated for online reference purpose through Intranet. High speed Broadband-Internet facility is available on Local Area Network (LAN for browsing and downloading articles for the curriculum needs. The Library has launched a website on Intranet, to facilitate on line reference to the library and also to publish the information on the current activities of the college.
The College has two excellent Computer Labs to impart computer training in the Operating Systems and Application Software like WINDOWS 2003 and OFFICE 2003, Geo Media Software etc.,. The labs consist of almost 40 nos. Pentium IV- series of personal computers with rich configuration and latest models of LCD projectors, scanner, colour and Laser printers, inkjet printers, and Dot matrix printers. Another computer lab is in the process of being established with all modern facilities so as to cater to the advanced training purposes in the field.
Two furnished lecture halls are there with a capacity of 80 seats with provisions for using teaching aids like OHP, LCD projector, Slide projector systems, other audio-visual Teaching aid etc. Further up gradation is on the cards.
There are two laboratories for the SFS trainees to complete their practical studies in relevant subjects viz., Soil tests, Botanical studies etc.
Besides, having kept pace with modern technological innovations, the college is already training the officers/trainees now in the usage of GPS instrument, GIS Software etc.
The training here aims at overall personality development, with emphasis on field training in addition to the theoretical aspects. Physical training and Sports constitute an important part of the curriculum and are compulsory. The college has sprawling grounds for outdoor sports & games, with facilities for Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Cricket, Football, and Hockey & Athletics. Indoor facilities include a modern gymnasium, Table tennis, Badminton & Board games.
The training is fully residential. . Residential accommodation on single occupancy basis is available to all the trainees in the ‘CHANDAN’ hostel of the college. The hostel has a capacity of 120 single rooms & 10 double rooms. The hostel of this college also has common room facilities with TV, newspapers & telephone connection and also a lunge hall for recreation purposes.