Dehradun --- Infrastructure &
training classes are held in the main building comprising of an
administrative unit, faculty rooms, four lecture halls, library, one
seminar room, computer lab, multipurpose practical lab, exam hall,
reprographic unit an a gymnasium.
has two hostels for the accommodation of the trainees. These are North and
South Hostel and have the capacity of 65 and 130 rooms respectively to
provide comfortable lodging to the OT’s. The hostel(particularly the North
Hostel) are equipped with television, lounge, intercom, mess and pay phone
It is compulsory for all the trainees to stay in the hostel. OT’s are not
allowed to keep their families in the hostel. At present the South hostel
is being used to accommodate the in-service SFS trainees and also has got
almost all the facilities that the North Hostel is having.
officers’ mess s run by the trainees and is situated in the hostel
premises. The mess committee is elected and it functions under the overall
guidance of Vice President Mess, who is a faculty member nominated by the
Principal, SFS College. Every OT becomes regular member of the mess. The
mess provides a forum for formal and informal interactions during dinners
and get together.
four fully furnished lecture theatres of which two have capacity of 80 each
and the remaining two have a capacity of 20 each. All Lecture Theatres are
fitted with latest teaching aids, like OHP, Projection Systems etc.
has a well equipped and specious air-conditioned Conference Hall which is
utilized for in-service courses and seminars. It has a seating capacity of
50. The facilities available in the Hall are of international standard.
computer facilities to impart training in the latest Operating System &
Application Software include separate DOS-WINDOW Lab and a UNIX Lab,
(fitted with LCD Projectors) each equipped to provide ‘hands-on’ experience
to 25 individuals at a time. Internet connectivity through VSNL is also
available. The trainees are free to use the computer lab at any time
outside the lecture hours.
The Computer lab has a rich inventory of necessary hardware and softwares.
Hardware include printers, scanners, servers, CD writers, video projection
The College library boasts as one of the
oldest forest libraries in the country. Its collection include rich and
very old books, periodicals and reports of pre independence era. Besides,
this library has a vast resource material on various fields of forestry,
allied subjects and also non forestry disciplines. These include books,
bound volumes, journals, maps, reports, slides, audio video CD’s , state
wise material, compendium, encyclopedia.
The library subscribes to 4 journals, 10 magazines, 5 news letters and 5
daily news papers. Needless to mention, regular purchases of latest books
on varied subjects form forestry sector as well as on other allied subjects
is never compromised.
The following services are available in the college library:
- Lending of selected resources to faculty,
OTs and office staff
- Reference Services
- Bibliography services
- Photocopying facilities
- Reading facilities
- Current awareness through periodicals
trainees use the library resources to supplement and further enrich the
learning form the classroom lectures, the resources are also effectively
utilized by our faculty to prepare courseware for the trainees.
The Library of the college has a fairly good collection of books, journals
and magazines on Forestry and related subject areas as well as on
miscellaneous topics of interest. There are about 8000 books. National and
international magazines, journals and newspapers etc. are regularly
Officers, irrespective of the rank and responsibilities are required to
tour extensively, often in remote areas where means of communication are
normally not available. They are required to trek long distances in
difficult terrains to supervise forestry activities in the filed. This also
acts as a big source of motivation for the subordinate staff. This aspect
of career is due important during this training. Hence physical fitness,
considering it as a pre requisite, adequate stress is given in sports and
games activities and a love for the same. The college gives considerable
emphasis on physical fitness through Physical Training (PT), sports,
The college has sprawling ground for outdoor sports and games. There are
facilities for lawn Tennis, Badminton, Basketball, Volley-Ball, Cricket,
Football, Hockey, Table Tennis and board games. The college has a modern
gymnasium with equipment for weight training and other exercises.
Early morning PT and evening outdoor games are compulsory for all OTs’
during week days while at head quarters. During the compulsory games period
in the afternoon, OTs play football, hockey, volleyball & badminton
depending on the schedule. Besides compulsory games period, the college
also offers other games such as chess, weightlifting, athletics etc.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
provides a platform for the SFS Officers’ Association to organizes culture
activities such as Essay Competition, Painting, Photography, Debates,
Cultural programmes, Sports Meet etc. The trainees are encouraged to
undertake trekking, rafting, mountain climbing and similar other outdoor
THE COLLEGE SPIRIT
The fundamental spirit at this college
is to impart training to new and old generations of forest Officers with a
view to developing and enlarging their concepts of forests and environment,
to encourage them to understand how trees can serve humanity. The collage
promotes commitment to sincerity and honesty in public service and to
uphold values of integrity, earnestness and willingness to serve as agents