Another area of focus in the Directorate is organizing the In-service training courses for serving State Forest Service (SFS) Officers and Forest Range Officers (FROs). These courses are aimed at updating the knowledge; improving the skills polishing the attitude and orienting the participants towards the latest developments in the forestry sector worldwide. Usually six to eight In-service training courses are conducted in an academic year in each Academy. Under JICA project improved training-cum-workshop modules had been developed for the In-service training.
These one week training-cum-workshop focus on specific themes like Legal issues in Forestry & Wildlife, Training of Trainers, Wildlife Management, Human Resource Management and Community Forestry & JFM. A one week General Refresher Course is also conducted for the RFOs inducted into SFS.
The year wise details of one week theme based short term courses organized by the Academies are as follows :