College of Forestry, Ponnampet is an A+ accredited institute by the Indian Council of Forest Research and Education, Dehradun for imparting quality education in Forestry Sciences in Karnataka.
This college is located at Ponnampet in Kodagu District of Karnataka which falls under the sub tropical humid zone. Kodagu district is a hotspot of biodiversity and process the largest area under sacred forest in the entire country. Ponnampet lie in longitude of 74o83’E-75o55’E, latitude of 12o06’N-14o61’N at an attitude of 851m above mean sea level with a average rainfall of 2800m. This college is well connected by bus to the nearest railway station at Mysore.
Undergraduate degree programme of this college had its humble beginning in 1985 at College of Agriculture under University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore. Later, College of Forestry was established in 1995 in the present campus of Ponnampet to cater to the forestry needs of this region. Post graduate degree programme in Forestry was started in 2001 to impart the higher education in Forestry. Since April 2013, College of Forestry, Ponnampet is functioning under the aegis of University of Agricultural & Horticultural Sciences, Shimoga after its bifurcation from University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore. In the year 2013 College of Forestry, Ponnampet celebrated its Silver Jubilee for completing 25 years of Forestry education. Till date, 26 batches of undergraduate student and 12 batches of Post graduate students have passed out of this college comprising of 13 IFS Officers, 15 ACF’s, 60 RFO’s to our credit. In addition, the alumni of this college are also serving in reputed institutes as researchers and academicians at national and international level.
College of Forestry, Ponnampet is on a mission mode to Conserve, renew and sustainably utilize forest resource through attaining excellence in education, research and extension in the field of Forestry thereby striving to attain a centre of excellence status in forestry discipline. _______________________________xxxx____________________xxxx___________________________