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Tamilnadu Forestry Training College,Vaigai Dam (TNFC)
The TNFC was started during 1961 as a ‘Forest Training School’ to train the Foresters and the Forest Guards of Tamilnadu state. It was upgraded as TNFC in 1987. The TNFC campus is situated near Theni district in south Tamilnadu in an area of about 200 ha. with all necessary infrastructure.

The TNFC is now imparting the induction training as well as refresher training to the direct recruit and the promoted Forest Guards of Tamilnadu state. Besides, it also conducts several theme based short duration training courses to the Forest Guards & Forest watchers.

The TNFC is headed by Chief  Conservator of Forests & Principal and is supported by 5 faculty members in the Forest Rangers rank. TNFC has the capacity to train 120 trainees at a time.
Training Activities at TNFC
(For all the regular training courses)
6.00 am – 7.00 am : Morning PT/Parade/Exercises
8.40 am - 1.00 pm : Classroom Lectures
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm : Lectures/practicals/field works
4.45 pm - 5.45 pm : Evening Games / Exercises
Out-door Activities

Weekends: Visit to local forest areas / floristic study
Tour: State tour for 2-3 weeks time
Weapon Training: One week (Theory & Practicals)
Technical Training: Tranquilization, First Aid, Nursery Raising, Soil Profile study, Census, Fire fighting techniques, etc.

Physical Exercise
Subjects covered for Forest Guards
Nursery Technique
Silviculture Practical
S No Subjects
1 Silviculture
2 Botany
3 Forest Engineering
4 Forest Utilization
5 Forest Mensuration
6 Ecology and Environment
7 Office Procedure and Accounts
8 Joint Forest Management
9 Survey and Drawing
10 Forest Protection and Law
11 Soil Conservation and Land Management
12 Wildlife Management
Forest Mensuration
Forest Engineering
Weapon Training
Field visit
Infra-structure facilities available at TNFC
Computer Centre
  • Administrative complex constructed in 2002.
  • Two classrooms of 60 seating capacity with A/V aids
  • Library, Laboratory, Museum, Computer center, Auditorium, Trainees hostel,
  • Sports facilities, etc
College Library
College Auditorium
Animal Care Centre
College Museum
Museum Exhibits
Trainees Hostel
Trainees Hostel
Recreation Hall

Training imparted at Tamilnadu Forestry Training College
Six months training to Forest Guards 

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