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Dr.PDKV’s College of Forestry

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Dr.PDKV’s College of Forestry is situated at Po.Krishi Nagar, Dr.P.D.K.V, Akola -444 104 Maharshtra, India in Nagpur.

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B.Sc. in Forestry
  • 4 Years
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The College of Forestry has a fairly long history and has the distinction of being the first in starting B.Sc. Forestry degree programme in Maharashtra state. To cater the need of future research based forestry development and demand of specialized technical personnel of this region, four year forestry degree programme has been started in this University from 1985-86 with the assistance of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi. The B.Sc. Forestry degree programme was started in 14 State Agricultural Universities in the country.The objective of the forestry degree programme is to cater need of future research based demands of especially technical personnel. The Executive Council of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola vide its resolution No. EC/113/ 89, dated 12.10.1989 have taken decision to establish Faculty of Forestry and Environment in this University as it was recommended by Statutes (EC/97/90, dt. 3.10.90) for this University. It is an apt decision since more than 50 per cent of the forest area of the state falls in the Vidarbha region. B.Sc (Forestry) degree programme was started in Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola by establishing the Department of Forestry under the faculty of Agriculture in the year 1985-86 with the assistance of Indian Council of Agriculture Research, New Delhi with an intake capacity of 20 students per year. Under USAID programme five faculty members of Department of Forestry, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola from Agriculture discipline were trained to teach various courses in forestry. In addition to this, services of retired Conservator of Forest were utilized to teach the specialized forestry courses. The year 1990 happened to be very significant in the history of the College because during this year first batch of students received the degree of forestry. Independent College of Forestry came into existence as a products of foresight and vision of the then Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr.P.D.K.V, Akola on 26th January, 2001. The College is located at Head quarter of Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth at Akola. The College is one of the important institutes of the State imparting Education, conducting Research and Extension activities in the forestry and also plays an important role in human recourse development in forestry sector.

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  • 3 PG Courses

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Farm Land
College is in possession of total area 40.0 ha of land. Out of which 2.6 ha land comprises College building and plantation around it and 2.00 ha of block plantation of timber species, 5.00 ha of Simaruba glauca plantation and 15.00 ha comprises research experiments field. The university area under agency trial on 15.00 ha. Further 300 ha of Jatropha curcas plantation has been under taken by the College of Forestry under agency trial.
To meet the irrigation facilities and drinking water at College campus, two bore wells with submersible pump are available. The tractor and other implements are made available by Central Research Station, Dr. P.D.K.V, Akola as and when required.
Hostel Building
Hostel facility for students is available with College of Forestry. The existing Forestry hostel building was constructed considering the intake capacity of 20 students. However, with the increase of intake capacity to 32 students the existing hostel building is insufficient. To accommodate the students the existing hostel is having 14 rooms and 01 dinning and kitchen hall. This accommodates maximum 42 students. Additional accommodation for 40 students is required and hence extension of hostel is needed. The girls’ students of College of Forestry are accommodated in the University girls’ student hostel. The basic facilities like water cooler, water heater, gymnasium, T.V, parking and mess are available at hostel.         COFHOSTEL
Library Building
The university library building is available which is sufficient to cater the need of the College of Forestry students.
Sports and Gymnasium Facilities
The existing sports facilities are inadequate and needs improvement. However the tracts and playground is of good standard with stadium and pavilion. The facilities for indoor games viz. badminton, Table tennis are available at university level and are utilized.
A multi station well equipped hi-tech Gymnasium is available in the hostel of College of Forestry. The equipment under the Gymnasium is mostly funded by ICFRE Dehardun during 2005-06.


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