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The Directorate of Forest Education, in its current form, functions under direct administrative control of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Government of India to take care of all aspects of training of SFS officers and FROs. The Directorate also supplements the efforts of the State Government for the training of Frontline Forest Staff (Forest Guards, Foresters, Deputy Rangers). The Directorate of Forest Education was earlier a part of the erstwhile Forest Research Institute & Colleges, Dehradun and remained responsible for professional training/education of Forest Officers/personnel at all level in the country.

The post of Director Forest Education was created in 1953 under FRI and Colleges to assist the then President, research Institute and College and to ensure standard and quality of forestry training in the country. After reorganization of Forestry Research, Education and Training Institutions in 1987, the erstwhile Indian Forest College got dissociated from the Directorate of Forest Education and upgraded to Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy under direct control of MoEF to take care of all aspects of training of IFS Officers. At the same time Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education was also crated as an autonomous body under the MoEF to organize, direct and manage research in Forest Sector at National Level and the Directorate of Forest Education was separated as an independent organization under the direct control of MoEF for the training of SFS Officers and FROs.

At present there are three Central Academies for State Forest Service, at Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) and Burnihat (Assam) and one Central Academy of Forest Education (CAFE) at Kurseong (West Bengal) under the direct control of the Directorate of Forest Education. All these four Academies/College under take the activities concerning induction and in-service training of SFS Officers and FROs and Short term General Refresher Courses, Theme based Courses and Computer Application Courses of two week duration, One week workshop for in-service SFS Officers and FROs.

 

Detail of Faculty during 2016-2017 in the Directorate and its Constituent Academies/College

 
Sl. No. Name of Faculty Designation

Directorate of Forest Education (HQ) Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

1. Shri R.P. Singh, IFS Director Forest Education

Central Academy for State Forest Service, Dehradun (Uttarakhand)

1. Smt. Meera Iyer, IFS Principal
2. Smt. Sarita Kumari, IFS Lecturer
3. Shri Abhilash Damodaran, IFS Lecturer
4. Shri Pradeepchandra P. Wahule, IFS Lecturer
     

Central Academy for State Forest Service, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu)

1. Dr. T.S. Ashok Kumar, IFS Principal
2. Dr. K. Ilango, IFS Lecturer
3. Shri N. Vijai, IFS Lecturer
4. Shri Yogajayanand, IFS  Lecturer
5. Shri K. Anandh, IFS Lecturer
6. Ms. K. Pradeepa, IFS Lecturer
7. Shri K. Muniasamy PT & GI
     

Central Academy for State Forest Service, Burnihat (Assam)

1. Shri Roshan Horo, IFS Principal
2. Shri C. A. Rahman, IFS Lecturer
     

Central Academy of Forest Education, Kurseong (West Bengal)

1. Dr. Wangdup Bhutia, IFS Principal
     



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

CASFOS Coimbatore


CASFOS Coimbatore The State Forest Service College, Coimbatore is one of the premier institutions under the aegis of Directorate of Forest Education, Ministry of Environment & Forests, which imparts professional training

EFRC Kurseong


EFRC Kurseong The college is situated at Kurseong, in the beautiful surround of Darjeeling district established in the year 1974. This is the only Ranger College in the country under direct control of the Government of India