Announcement for one-year Certificate Course in Forestry

Announcements | Posted on 2022-05-13

The Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) is pleased to announce 15 slots for the one-year Certificate Course in Forestry (2022-2023 intake) at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER), Bumthang.

  1. The Selection Criteria shall be as follows:
    1. Qualification: Class X passed with a minimum of 50% in all subjects (Optional subject shall be excluded).
    2. Age requirement: 26 years or below at the time of application.
    3. 120 candidates shall be shortlisted purely based on academic merit ranking.
    4. Out of 120 candidates, the first 60 candidates, who complete 8 kilometres in 50 minutes, will be shortlisted.
    5. The 60 shortlisted candidates from the marathon will then have to sit for the viva voce.
    6. Out of the 60 candidates, only 15 candidates, based on overall score of academic marks, marathon race and viva voce, shall be selected to undergo the one-year Certificate Course in Forestry.
    7. All selected candidates shall undergo drug test. Expenses for the drug test shall be borne by the individual candidate. If any of the selected candidates is found positive on prescribed drugs, he/she shall be disqualified.
  2. The following scores/marks shall be allotted for the selection procedures:
    1. Academic marks: 50%
    2. Physical fitness test: 30%
    3. Viva voce: 20%
  3. Interested and eligible candidates can apply along with following documents to UWICER office, Bumthang or you may e-mail to on or before 31st May, 2022 before 5:00 PM.
    1. Application Form (download here)
    2. Class X Pass Certificate
    3. Class X Statement of Marks
    4. School Relieving Certificate/Transfer Certificate
    5. Citizenship Identity Card
    6. Medical Fitness Certificate
    7. Valid Security Clearance

*Original documents shall be provided to the selection committee, DoFPS, for verification at the time of interview.

  1. Schedules:
    1. Last date for submission of application with complete set of documents: 31st May, 2022
    2. Physical fitness test/marathon: 14th June, 2022
    3. Viva voce: 17th June, 2022
    4. Start of the course: 1st July, 2022
  2. The shortlisted candidates for the physical fitness test (marathon) will be intimated through call and email. The list will be uploaded in the DoFPS and UWICER websites.
  3. Marathon will be conducted in Thimphu. Candidates shortlisted for marathon should reach Changlingmethang on 14th June at 5:00 AM sharp for briefing and marathon. We will explore the possibility to conduct the marathon at Trashigang for candidates in eastern Dzongkhag. Those who fail to report on stipulated time shall be disqualified from participating in the marathon race.
  4. The final 15 selected candidates' list will be uploaded on the UWICER and DoFPS websites.

  5. For further information, please contact the following persons:
    1. Mr. Rinchen Namgay, Program Coordinator, at 17772180
    2. Ms. Ninjur Wangmo, Store Assistant, at 17887667