College of Forestry
Year Founded: 1986
Affiliation: Kerala Agriculture University
Contact Name: Dr. B. Mohankumar
Contact No: 0487 - 2370050, 2371018
Location: KAU P. O. , Thrissur, Vellanikkara, Kerala, India - 680 656
College of Forestry, Thrissur was established in 1986. The college is affiliated under the Kerala Agricultural University. This is the only institution accredited by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi for teaching tropical forestry in the state of Kerala, India. The college was established at Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) with the mandate of developing human resource required in the field of forestry such as Silviculture, agro forestry , forest management, tree breeding, wildlife, wood science and other related areas. The main goal of the institute is to train professionals in forestry so that they can take up the challenges for the conservation and sustainable management of natural resources of the country in an effective manner.
The major objective of the college is to provide education in forest science besides undertaking research on basic and applied aspects of tropical forestry. The mission of the college is to carry out research in basic and applied aspects of forestry to solve the existing problems of the region and also to make forestry a viable commercial enterprise. The college offers both Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degree programmes in forestry, besides offering special consultancy services in forestry and natural resources. The college is rated as one of the leading centres of education, research and extension in tropical forestry in the whole country, due to its innovative way and infrastructure that is unparalleled in the forestry training scenario of the state
Campus of College of Forestry-
The College of Forestry is located in the main campus of the Kerala Agricultural University at Vellanikkara, about 10 km east of Thrissur. The College is set in a sprawling 126 acre greenery, nestled in the hills that make up the Western Ghats part of Thrissur district. It is very near to the Peechi – Vazhani wildlife sanctuary. The College is strategically located in terms of its nearness to the academic and research institutions of not only KAU, but also of other internationally reputed institutes.
Facilities at College of Forestry-
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Placement at College of Forestry-
A placement-cum-training cell is functioning in the college under the guidance of a placement officer. Bio data of the graduates and post graduates are collected and send to needy entrepreneurs and companies for placement. Series of seminars and training are being conducted under the auspicious of this cell to train and equip the students for campus recruitment. A good number of students have secured fellowships and placements in different parts of the country and abroad utilizing this facility.
Courses offered by College of Forestry