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Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
(An Autonomous Body of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India)

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Courses offered

At present three M.Sc. (2 years), two Post Masters Diploma (1 year) and one PG Diploma course (1 year) courses are offered by FRI University.

Reservation to the extent of 15% of the prescribed seats on supernumerary basis for Foreign Nationals shall be made for admission to each of the M.Sc. course available in the Institute provided they have passed the B.Sc. or equivalent qualifying examination from a University outside India and also fulfill the conditions: (a) that they must have minimum eligibility requirements; (b) that the applications of scholarship holding Foreign Nationals (Under various schemes) are routed through Indian Council for Cultural Relations/Ministry of Human Resource and Development (Deptt. of Education), Govt. of India, New Delhi. For further details please go through the Information Bulletin on the website www.icfre.org .

M.Sc. Forestry:
This course is conducted through conventional lectures and practicals as well as through excursions and interactions. Emphasis is laid on silviculture, forest ecology and environmental conservation, forest mensuration, diseases and pest, statistics and research methods, forest resource utilisation (wood and non-wood forest products), forest resources survey including aerial photo interpretation and satellite data interpretation and computer applications. Specialisation is imparted in the field of forest management and forest economics. The academic requirement for this course is B.Sc. with at least one of the subjects from Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics and Zoology or B.Sc. in Agriculture or Forestry.

M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology: This course covers theoretical and practical aspects of wood utilisation for industries and wood science and technology, such as anatomical structure, wood physics, wood chemistry, timber mechanics, adhesives, saw milling, seasoning, preservation working and finishing, plywood, particle and fibre-board, reconstituted structural timber, energy usage, processing and use of plantation grown wood, wood biodegradation, statistics and computer applications. The course includes a 4-months dissertation on any problem of industrial nature. The academic requirement for this course is B.Sc. with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or B.Sc. in Forestry.

M.Sc. Environment Management:
This course will equip the students with the skills to understand and utilize practical aspects of economic and ecological disciplines as it applies to environmental management. The course develops ability to analyze environmental policy and economic mechanisms within ecologically sustainable development framework. The course contains foundation course in ecology and environmental science, ecosystem analysis and impact assessment, environmental physics and biogeochemistry, conservation and restoration ecology, environmental
pollution and health management environmental microbiology and biotechnology, impact assessment and environmental law, environmental economics and sociology, water pollution monitoring and management, air pollution monitoring and management, biodiversity monitoring and management, environmental hazards and risk management and project on the topic contemporary in nature. The academic requirement for this course is B.Sc. Degree with at least one of the following subjects - Botany, Zoology, Environment Or Bachelor's degree in Forestry Or Agriculture Or BE in Environment Science.

Post Masters Diploma in Natural Resource Management:
With the beginning of the 21st century the era of specialization has set in, particularly while managing the delicate balance of nature and utilization of natural resources. In this course the emphasizes will be on sustainable utilization of renewable natural resources viz. plants and plants products. The course would be covered in two semesters spread over a year and will contain different aspects of natural resource utilization and cultivation. The academic requirement of this course is M.Sc. in any discipline. The candidate should preferably have any of the Life Sciences subjects at graduation level.

Post Masters Diploma in Non Wood Forest Products:
This course is a specifically oriented towards developing trained managers for cultivation of Non Wood Forest Products viz. Bamboo, Cane, Medicinal Plants and other economically important Non Wood Forest Products. It is envisaged that the student passing out from this course will fulfill the requirement of this newly emerging sector, which has a very high potential of generating employment at various levels. The academic requirement for this course is M.Sc. in Botany, Zoology, Forestry or Chemistry.

P G Diploma in Pulp and Paper Technology: This course is proposed for junior level paper technologists and the intake will be from the sponsored candidates from the paper mills having minimum two years experience or fresh students who have passed graduation with chemistry as one of the subject. The applicants must have minimum 50% marks in aggregate as well as in chemistry. The course will be of one year duration. The course will be focused towards training technical manpower for paper industry. The academic requirement for this course is three years Bachelor’s degree with Chemistry as one of the subjects.

FRI University provides assistance in placement of deserving students. Various industries/ organizations visit the campus for campus interviews. On an average 50% of the students get placements through the campus interviews. However, in case of M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology the placement is 100% in general.

FRI University provides merit scholarship to the topper students in each course. The scholarship may be upto Rs.7,500/- per semester and is awarded separately for each semester depending on the result of the previous semester. For the purpose of award of scholarship in the first semester the result of the entrance test is considered and the topper in general category and SC/ST category are awarded the scholarship in each course subject to relevant rules.

A student can pursue research and studies leading to an award of Ph.D. degree at FRI University or any of ICFRE research centres established all over the country. The research facilities in the field of forestry and allied subjects at the FRI University are amongst the best in the country. At present over 443 research scholars are registered for Ph.D. at the FRI University. Till now 303 Ph.D. degrees have been awarded. The eligibility criteria for registration as Ph.D. student are that a candidate must:

  • hold a master's degree or its equivalent from any recognized university or Institute.

  • have received 55% or above in Post graduate examination.

  • have the supervisor/guide from FRI or its research centres and Co-guide may be from outside.

Application forms for Doctoral Programme can be downloaded from the website www.icfre.org. The fee will be accepted by Demand Draft in favour of Registrar, F.R.I., University.
For more information, please write to:
Forest Research Institute University,
P.O. IPE, Kaulagarh Road, Dehra Dun – 248 195
E-mail : nautiyaltc@icfre.org
Phone: 0135-2751826
PBX Lines: 2757021-28, 2753225-28 (Ext . 4439)


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