Re-announcement for one-year Certificate Course in Forestry

The Department of Forests and Park Services (DoFPS) is pleased to announce 25 slots for the one-year Certificate Course in Forestry (2021-2022 intake) at the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Research (UWICER), Bumthang.

  1. The Selection Criteria shall be as follows:
    1. Qualification: Only class X passed certificate marks with a minimum of 50% in all subjects (Optional subject shall be excluded) shall be considered.
    2. Age requirement: 26 years or below at the time of application.
    3. First shortlisting shall be on academy based merit ranking. 120 candidates shall be shortlisted based on academic ranking to undergo physical fitness test (marathon).
    4. Physical fitness test: To complete 8000 metres (8 km) run in 50 (fifty) minutes. Out of 120 candidates, first 60 candidates, who complete 8000 metres in 50 minutes, will then be shortlisted to sit for the viva voce.
    5. Out of the 60 candidates, only 25 (twenty five) candidates, based on overall score of academic achievement, marathon race and viva voce, shall be selected to undergo the one-year Certificate Course in Forestry.
    6. All 25 selected candidates shall undergo drug test. Expenses for the drug test shall be borne by the individual candidate. If any of the selected candidate(s) is/are found positive on prescribed drugs shall be disqualified.
  2. The following scores/marks shall be allotted for the selection procedures:
    1. Academic achievement: 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 (high resolution file-JPEG/PDF format) to trainingunit@uwice.gov.bt latest by 30th June, 2021 before 5:00 PM.
    1. Application Form (download here)
    2. Class X Pass Certificate
    3. Class X Statement of Marks
    4. School Relieving Certificate
    5. Citizenship Identity Card
    6. Medical Fitness Certificate
    7. Valid Security Clearance

Original documents shall be provided to HRD, MoAF for authentication at the time of interview.

  1. Schedules:
    1. Last date for submission of complete set of documents: 30th June, 2021
    2. Physical fitness test/marathon: 18th July, 2021
    3. Viva voce: 19th-20th, July, 2021
    4. Start of the course: 1st August, 2021
  2. Marathon will be conducted in Thimphu. Candidates shortlisted for marathon should reach Changlingmethang on 18th July at 5:00 AM sharp for briefing and marathon. Those who fail to report on stipulated time shall be disqualified from participating in the marathon race.
  3. Shortlisted candidates for both physical fitness test and viva-voce will be intimated through email and phone calls. The list shall also be posted on both DoFPS and UWICER websites. They will also be intimated through email or phone calls. For further information, please contact the following persons:
    1. Mr. Rinchen Namgay, Program Coordinator at 17772180
    2. Mrs. Dechen Tshomo, Administrative Officer at 17955844
    3. Mrs. Dawa Dema, ECBS, UWICER at 17944935
    4. Pema Chogyal, HRD, DoFPS, Thimphu at 17612493

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