Forest Research Institute
Established in 1906, The Imperial Building is the Highlight of the IFS Training Academy.It is Spread across 450 Hectares at the base of the Shivalik Hills. Apart from IGNFA, it houses various sister organizations like CASFOS, ICFRE ect.
The Indian Forest Service
Indian Forest Service is one of the three All India Services ( other two being IAS and IPS). The primary mandate of IFS officers is to protect the ecological assets of the country. Therefore an Indian Forest Service Officer needs to be trained on both Managerial as well as Technical aspects, and hence they have one of the longest training compared to other All India Services or Central services.
The Training program is divided in to three parts:
- Foundation Course ( duration 3 months, Here we get to interact with other services)
- Professional Training Course (21 Months in IGNFA, Dehradun)
- On the Job Training or OJT in the states( Duration depends on the State Rules)