28th Professional Skill Upgradation Course (PSUC) was organized from 13th October 2014 to 19th December 2014. It is a 10 weeks compulsory course for State Forest Service officers who are promoted and inducted into Indian Forest Service.
The Course was attended by 18 officers from 8 different states. During the course, the modules on All India service and Human Resource Development; Wildlife Management; Biodiversity Conservation & Management; Forest Resources Management; Environment (Climate Change); Forest Law; People and Forests; Miscellaneous aspects in Forest Management were conducted. The modules were conducted by the IGNFA faculty and eminent resource persons having vast experience in the fields of Forestry Environment and Wildlife. They were drawn from spectrum of Institutes and Organizations of National and International repute viz., Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Forest Research Institute, Forest Survey of India, Wildlife Institute of India, Directorate of Forest Education, Regional office of MoEFCC, Supreme Court Advocates, NGOs and various State Forest Departments.
As part of the course, the participants were taken for study tour to expose them best practices in forestry sector viz., Ecotourism, Soil and Water Conservation, Marine Ecosystem, Wildlife and Biodiversity Management practiced by the different states viz., Andhra Pradesh , Tamil Nadu, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The course culminated with the Valedictory function organized on 19th December 2014.