Act and Regulation


The Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences has a plantation unit of its own. A massive plantation program in the hills and valley land of the Chittagong University Campus was undertaken for academic, research, aesthetic, recreational and biodiversity conservation purposes. In addition it is aslo considered to establish wildlife habitat along with the natural resources and to generate employment opportunities for the local people and thereby helping in viral development and poverty alleviation

The plantation program was initiated in the year 1982 and till date an area of about 450 acres out of about 800 acres of hills and valley land has been planted successfully with different timber, wood fuel, medicinal, rare and endangered species. At present we have 110 different tree species in the campus. Out of the total species there are 17 rare and endangered, 27 timber, 12 fruits, 30 medicinal species and the rest are fast growing firewood and non-┬Čtimber forest products (NTFPs.)

There is a permanent nursery covering an area of about 2 hectares in the Institute campus which is used by the teachers and students for research works and for raising quality seedlings. Quality planting materials are distributed to other departments/agencies to encourage tree planting in order to reduce environmental pollution. To operate the plantation unit a plantation coordinator and a officer is responsible. Plantation coordinator is appointed for one or two year from among the teachers of the Institute. The total work force of the unit is 12.


The Institute maintains strong linkages with Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Bangladesh Forest Department (BFD), Bangladesh Forest Research Institute (BFRI), Bangladesh Forest Industries Development and Corporation (BFIDC), Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Department of Environment (DoE), Bangladesh Tea Research Institute (BTRI), Space Research and Remote Sensing Organization (SPARRSO), Surveyor General of Bangladesh, Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), Forestry Development and Training Centre (FDTC), Bangladesh Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), and many other National and International organizations like Asian Development Bank (ADB), Food and Agricultural Organiztion (FAO), United Nations Development Programne (UNDP), Forests, Trees and People Programmes (FTPP), Forest Research Institute (FRI, India), FRI (Malaysia), Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI, Malaysia), Regional Community Forestry Training Centre (RECOFTC, Thailand), World Bank (WB), University Putra Malaysia (UPM), University of The Philippines at Los Banos (Philippines), Jahangirnagor University, Khulna Universty (KU), Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Pakistan Forest Institute (PFI, Pakistan) Institute of Forestry (IOF, Nepal), Integrated Centre for International Mountain Development (ICIMOD, Nepal), Yale, North Carolina State, Oregon State, Toronto, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Wales, Manchester Universities and other related organizations.


  • The undergraduate program
  • MS programme
  • MPhil programme
  • PhD programme

BNCC: The Bangladesh NationalCadet Corp (BNCC) provides physical training and rifle training to the studentswithin CU Campus. Every student of IFESCU is cadet of BNCC.

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