Guard of Honour: Dr. S John Joseph, IFS (Rtd.), former PCCF, Tamilnadu receiving the Guard of honour presented by the SFSC trainees on the convocation of 2008-09 batch of RFO trainees, on 2 July, 2009. Sri. Ajay Kumar, IFS, Director, Forest Education and Sri. Jose T Mathew, IFS, Principal,SFSC, Coimbatore are also seen.

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Central Academy for State Forest Service, (Formerly State Forest Service College), Coimbatore is one of the premier Institutions under the aegis of Directorate of Forest Education, Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India, imparting professional training to the Forest officers of various states.

At present two (2) batches comprising of 81 Range Forest Officers are undergoing training here, sponsored by various States Governments of India & among them are 16 lady officer trainees.

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The Annual Convocation for the RFO Trainees of 2008-09 Batch was held on 2nd July 2009 at the Champion Hall of SFSC, Coimbatore.  Dr. S. John Joseph IFS (Rtd.), former PCCF, Tamilnadu was the chief Guest of the official function which was presided over by Shri N. Gopinathan IFS, CCF (Vigilance), Government of Kerala.

Of the 47 RFO trainees in the batch 17 were awarded ‘Honours’ certificates. The gold medal for securing the maximum marks, was shared by shri. Damodhar. A.T, and shri Girish P.B., both from Karnataka. Four silver medals were also presented on the occasion.

The twenty second edition of ‘Santaroma’, the annual college magazine published by the SFSC Association, was released during the convocation function by Shri N. Gopinathan IFS, CCF (Vigilance), Government of Kerala.

This new official website of State Forest Service College was also declared launched by the chief guest Dr. S. John Joseph, IFS, (Retd.), on the occasion.


The following RFO Trainees of this institute have made into the IPS/ IFS in recent years.

  1. Shri Gopinath Jatti (2006-07 RFO batch)- 2007 batch of IPS
  2. Shri Siddramappah (2005-06 RFO batch)- 2007 batch of IFS
  3. Shri Ritto Cyriac (2006-08 RFO batch)- 2007 batch of IFS
  4. Shri Vasantha Reddy K.V (2008-09  RFO batch)- 2008 batch of IFS

Training Courses

In fulfilling the mandate of the college, the following trainings are being offered at Central Academy for State Forest Service, Coimbatore.

  1. Training to the newly recruited SFS Officers
  2. In-service training Courses to SFS Officers & Range Forest Officers.
  3. Training to the newly recruited Range Forest Officer

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