Coimbatore --- About
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 to newly recruited RFO’s and in-service
training to the State Forest Service Officers of ACF and DCF ranks.
The College was set up in the year 1980. Earlier to this, the State Forest
Service Officers had been were trained at the erstwhile Indian Forest
College, Dehra Dun and State Forest Service College, Burnihat . With the
advent developmental schemes in Forestry sector during the IV and V Five
year plans, and launching of the Social Forestry Projects in many States,
the Government of India felt the urgency of starting two more institutions
to train the increasing number of officers specially from the State
Services, and as a sequel to this the college was established on 25th
January, 1980, along with the State Forest Service College, Burnihat.
Setup in the picturesque Forest Campus, R.S.Puram,
Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, the State Forest Service College is situated at a
distance of 5 km from the Coimbatore Railway Station and 22 Km from the
Coimbatore Air Port. The college shares the space of the exquisite Forest
Campus along with 2 more premier forestry institutions viz., Tamil Nadu Forest
Academy -TNFA (erstwhile Madras Forest College) and Institute of Forest
Genetics & Tree breeding -I F G & T B one of the leading research
institutes under Indian Council of Forest Research and Education. This
campus also houses the famous ‘GASS MUSEUM’.