1- To promote, coordinate and aid forestry education in the country for high academic standards in the universities imparting forestry education.

2- Capacity building programme for the scientists, technical, executive and ministerial staff working in the council by conducting and coordinating various domestic and foreign trainings.

3- To undertake Policy Research in arena of Forests, Wildlife and Environment and to provide inputs for policy makers.

4- Recruitment and promotion of Scientists and Category-III personnel of technical cadre of the council.


Activities / Programmes

A. Capacity Building:

The ICFRE has adopted a five-year HRD programme for capacity building of the managerial, scientific, executive and the technical cadre. The main objectives of HRD programme of ICFRE are

1-Improving the management skills of the managers and senior researchers and to keep them abreast with current thinking and trends in forestry research.

2-Enhancing the core competence of the researchers in their area of specialization through trainings, research workshops, seminars etc.

3-Providing in-service training in Professional Skills, Lab Management, Experimentation, Field Investigation, Administration etc., to all levels of supporting staff.

The total number of trainings conducted and number of participants undergone training for last three financial years is given in Annexure I.

The List of training programmes organized during last three financial years are given in Annexure II.

B. Centre for Forest Policy Research(CFPR):

The Directorate of Education has been mandated to look into the policy issues for the better governance of forests, wildlife and other natural resources. In this endeavor, Centre for Forest Policy Research (CFPR) was established at ICFRE (HQ.) in the year 2018 to take up policy research studies exclusively focused on forest and environment sector. The prime aim of the CFPR is to act as “Policy Think Tank" dedicated to undertake extensive and in-depth research on policy perspectives in the forestry and environment sector. The prime focus of CFPR is on research in contemporary policy issues for the better governance of natural resources in India and providing inputs to Government of India for policy decisions and appropriate interventions. The related details are given in Annexure III

C. Promoting Forestry Education:

1- Accreditation of the Universities/Colleges: The Directorate also undertakes accreditation of universities with an objective of establishing a mechanism for maintenance of appropriate standards of teaching, research, examination and other academic activities in these institutions and in forestry that would help prepare the students to serve in the forestry sector and to seek employment opportunities both in Government as well as in private enterprises. The list of universities accredited with ICFRE is given in Annexure IV.

2- Grant-in-Aid to the Universities : Directorate of Education provides Grant-in-Aid to State Agricultural Universities/forestry colleges under other universities which are accredited with the ICFRE for promoting forestry education at under-graduation and post-graduation levels.

    Guidelines for Accreditation of Course Programme in Forestry (Under Graduate/Post Graduate Courses)

D. Chair of Excellence:

To attract eminent personalities and researchers to facilitate qualitative enhancement in research and education in the country in the field of Forestry, it has been decided to establish Chair of Excellence (CoE) in ICFRE. The Board of Governors in its 57th meeting held on 16th December, 2019 has approved the establishment of the following Chair of Excellence in ICFRE (HQ) and its institutes.

Sl. No.

Chair of Excellence




Forest products

IWST, Bangaluru



Forest Productivity and Livelihood

IFP, Ranchi

Under Progress


Technological Advancement in Forest Management


Under Progress


Forest Genetics Management Resources Network

FRI, Dehradun

Under Progress

The Chair of excellence on "Forest Products" has been established at IWST, Bengaluru and establishment of other three Chair of Excellence is under process.

E. ICFRE Awards

The council has established few awards for the excellence in forestry. These awards are given to the forestry personnel for their outstanding contributions in the forestry research, education, extension etc.The details of awardees for last three calendar years are given in the Annexure V

F. F. Recruitment and promotion of Scientists and Category-III of Technical Cadre

All the Issues related to recruitment and promotion of Scientists and Technical Personnel (Category- III) working in the Council is looked after by the Directorate of Education.

The details regarding the number of recruitment and promotions for last three years are given in the Annexure VI


New Initiatives/ Achievements

1- Prepared HRD Plan for Capacity Building of Scientific/Managerial Cadre/Research Support Staff/ Ministerial staff for the year 2018-2023.

2- Prepared Biodata of Scientists working in the council (Hq) and its institutes as well as centres.

3- Submitted one project entitled “Livelihood improvement of Forest dependent communities through resource survey, value addition and market linkages of commercially important NTFPs” for funding to involve forestry universities/colleges accredited with ICFRE as research partners.



Smt. Kanchan Devi, IFS
Deputy Director General (Education)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135-2758571, 2224832 (O),
Fax : +91-135-2758571
E-mail: ddg_edu[at]icfre[dot]org

Dr. Vinay Kant Misra, IFS
Asstt. Director General (Education & Recruitment Board)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135- 2224850 (O)
Fax: +91-135-2750297
E-mail:  adg_edu[at]icfre[dot]org

Dr. Sunil Waman Bhondge
Chief Technical Officer
Directorate of Education
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

Phone:  +91 135 2224865

E-mail: bhondgesw[at]icfre[dot]org

Shri Arvind Johari
Under Secretary
Recruitment Board
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education

Phone:  +91 135 2224806

E-mail: joharia[at]icfre[dot]org



Dr. Vinay Kant Misra, IFS

Assistant Director General (Education & R.B.)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
P.O. New Forest, Dehradun
(Uttarakhand) - INDIA
Pin Code: 248006

Phone: +91-135-2758348, 2224850 (O)

Fax : +91-135-2750693

E-mail: adg_edu[at]icfre[dot]org