General forestry department is opened in 2017. The department has been started the teaching and learning process with two pioneer programs namely General Forestry (BSc) and Forest Management and utilization (MSc) programs. The numbers of academic staffs of the department at that time were only five. Currently, the number of the academic staff rises to nineteen and the programs contained in the department are also reached to five.
General forestry program has four broad goals:
- – Understand the function and dynamics of forests and related renewable resources;
- – Attain skills required to manipulate forests and related natural resource systems and to predict the consequences;
- – Assess & monitor citizen and owner values regarding forests; and
- – Integrate values with scientific facts