Introduction:

Odisha Forest Rangers College , Angul has been established in the year 1979 to impart training to the newly recruited Forest Ranger of Odisha and other state like Bihar,MP,J&K, Andaman & Nicobar Island, Assam, Mizoram, Arunachala Pradesh & Nagaland. Proximity of Odisha Forest Rangers College, Angul to Satkosia wildlife sanctuary and deep forest of Angul, Athmallik and Dhenkanal division within 40-50 km are helpful in imparting classroom training and field exposure simultaneously. The state run college is controlled by the Director, Forest Education, Dehradun in respect of all matters related to the course of studies and imparting training to the trainees. From 1979 to 1990, duration of the course was one year. Thereafter the duration of course was revised to two years and again as per Entrance and training Rules (Revised), 2004 duration of course was reduced to eighteen months only.

History of Forest Rangers Training in Odisha Forest Rangers College, Angul:

From the year 1979 to 1996 total 15 no. of Forest Rangers Training course has been completed as per detailed below.

Sl No Forest Rangers Training Course Total no. of Trainees Trainees from the State of Odisha Trainees from other State
1 1979-80 40 29 11
2 1979-81 No training
3 1981-82 40 30 10
4 1982-83 32 26 6
5 1983-84 26 26 0
6 No training
7 Training of 1984-85 batch in the year 1985-86 38 37 1
8 1986-87 39 39 0
9 1987-88 20 20 2
10 1988-89 13 13 0
11 1989-90 34 27 7
12 1989-90 (2nd batch) 10 10 0
13 1990-92 37 32 5
14 1991-93 25 25 0
15 1992-94 30 23 07
16 1993-95 14 3 11
17 1994-96 32 28 04
After 1996 till 2017 no Forest Rangers Training course has been conducted.

History of Forester training:

Forester training has been conducted from year 1964-65.From 1964-65 till 2016-17 1360 no. of foresters have been trained. Training of forester in Odisha Forest Rangers College, Angul is conducted as per rules for Foresters Training in Odisha. The course duration of the newly recruited foresters is one year and for the promoted foresters it is four months.

History of Forest Guard Training:

Forest Guard Training started from 1957-58.From 1957-58 till 2016-17 , total 7803 no. of Forest Guard have been trained. . Training of Forest Guard in Odisha Forest Rangers College, Angul is conducted as per rules for Forest Guard Training in Odisha. The course duration

Refresher course for Frontline and Ministerial staff of Forest Dept:

Besides the regular induction training of the forest guard and foresters the College was also providing Refresher Course to the frontline staff(Ranger, Dy Ranger, Forester and Forest Guard) on the topics approved by DFE, Dehradun and on Computer application to the Ministerial staff since 2005 and of now 172 no. of Refresher courses have been conducted.