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Directorate of Forest Education

Director Forest Education was created in 1953 to assist the President of the Forest Research Institute and college and with it rested the responsibility for professional and technical training/education in the country. Subsequent to reorganization of Forest Research Institute and Colleges and creation of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) as an autonomous organization, under the ministry of Environment and Forests in the year 1991, the Directorate of Forest Education was delinked from the Forest Research Institute and Colleges. Since then it is functioning directly under the Ministry of Environment and Forests.


The mandate of the the Directorate was mainly to cater to the training needs of the SFS Officers and RFOs of States/ Union territories in the country. It also caters to the training 'capacity and facility' for the frontline forest staff  which includes Forest Guards, Foresters, Deputy Rangers & Range Officers. It also assists in the development of training policy for forestry personnel.


Objectives of Directorate of Forest Education


  • To conduct induction training for newly recruited State Forest Services Officers and Range Forest Officers.
  • To conduct in-service training for State Forest Service Officers and Range Forest Officers in the form of short term Refresher and theme – based Courses.
  • To cater to the Training needs of SFS Officers and Forest Rangers of States/Union Territories in the country. Candidates Sponsored by various public sector undertaking, industrial firms, other institutions, universities and foreign countries also trained in these Institutions.
  • To ensure ‘standard and quality’ training imparted to the forestry personnel.
  • To help develop training ‘capacity and facility’ of desire standard, for various functionaries of forestry sector.
  • To assist develop appropriate and relevant training contents and evaluation standards for forestry training at various level.
  • To generate awareness and sensitivity about forest and forest conservation amongst various stakeholders.
  • To assist centre and the State to develop training policy for efficient human resource management and development.

Government of India
Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change
Directorate of Forest Education
P.O. New Forest, Dehra Dun-248 006
(Uttarakhand)
Phone no : 0135 – 2757326 / 2750127
Fax : 0135 - 2750125
E-mail: thedfedun@yahoo.com; directorforesteducation@gmail.com

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