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Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy

Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) was constituted in the year 1987 by renaming the erstwhile Indian Forest College, which was originally established in 1938 for training senior forest officers. It is situated in the New Forest campus of Forest Research Institute (FRI) on Chakrata Road (NH-72),five kilometers from Dehradun town. IGNFA is currently functioning as a Staff College for the officers of the Indian Forest Service (IFS).

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For the last eight decades, initially as the Indian Forest College (1938 to 1987) and later as I.G. National Forest Academy (1987 onwards), this institute has been responsible for professional capacity buildingat the top levels of the forestry cadre of the civil services in India.

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