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Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal)
Address:P.O. New Forest, Kaulagarh Road
Dehradun (District Dehradun)
Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal), IndiaPin Code : 248195
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is a University recognised by UGC. Status: Deemed University.
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is also known as FRI Research Centre.
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun was established on / in 28.11.1991.
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is situated in Dehradun of Uttarakhand (Uttaranchal) state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Dehradun comes under Dehradun Tehsil, Dehradun District.
Fax # of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is 0135 2756865, 33 - 751826.
Contact Person(s) of the Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is (are): 0135 ï¿½ 2755277, email@example.com.
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Website of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is http://www.icfre.org/.
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Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehra Dun made a humble beginning from the Forest School established in 1878. Initially named as Imperial Forest Research Institute, FRI came into being in 1906. Later renamed as Forest Research Institute and Colleges, it had a number of Centres located at different places all over the country administering research as well as training of Forest Officers and Forest Rangers. In 1988, on reorganisation of Forestry Research in the Country and creation of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), the training and Research Centres were given an independent status. FRI, now one of the institutes under ICFRE, was conferred the status of Deemed University in December 1991, on the recommendation of U.G.C., Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
The Forest Research Institute is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand.
The Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5 kmÂ², with the outer Himalayas nearby. The main building has Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture. It has laboratories, a library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research. Its museums, in addition to being a source of scientific information, are an attraction for tourists.
FRI and College Area campus is a census town, between Dehradun Cantonment in the north and The Indian Military Academy to the south. The Tons River forms its Western Boundary.
Officers of the Indian Forest Service are trained here, as the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education that runs this place also runs the IFS, as well as the Wildlife Institute of India and Indian Institute of Forest Management.
Â· To impart education in different branches of forestry and environment.
Â· To provide for research and advancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of forestry and environment.
Â· To create consciousness about forest and environment among people through forestry extension programmes.
Â· To carry out such other activities as may be necessary and desirable to further the safeguarding of environment and protection of forests and wildlife.
Established in 1906, the Forest Research Institute, Dehra Dun, is one of the oldest institutions of its kind, and acclaimed the world over. The Institute's history is vertually synonymous with the evolution and development of scientific forestry, not only in India, but over the entire Indian sub-continent. Set in a lush green estate spread over 450 hectares, with the outer Himalaya forming its back drop, the Institute's main building is an impressive edifice, marrying Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture, with a plinth area of 2.5 equipped laboratories,library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research, quite in keeping with the best of its kind anywhere in the world. Its museums, in addition to being a valuable source of scientific information, are a major attraction for tourists.
The Institute caters, in particular, to the research needs of the Indo-Gangetic plains of Punjab, Hrayana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Western Uttar Pradesh, as Well as the U.P. Himalayas. Forestry research at the FRI is organised under fourteen divisions.
Since its establishment, the Institute has lendered Yeoman service to the forestry sector, not only within the country, but internationally as well. Research achievements of this Institute in the field of silviculture, now spanning over 50 years, have founded the edifice of forestry and scientific forest management in our country. Valuable scientific knowledge has been generated and documented on the silviculture of over 550 species of trees; classification of forest types of india, Pakistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar; silviculture sytems for tropical forests; successful introduction of exotics, Eucalyptus, poplars, Tropical Pines, Acacias and Leucaena leucocephala; seed technology of over 80 importnat forest tree seeds, and management of bamboos. Over 2000 sample plots, established over the years, have provided data for compiling yield and volume tables for over 120 tree species. Preservation plots established throughout the country since 1929,have helped gain a better understanding of forest ecology, biodiversity and the environment. The Institute's achievements in forest products research, particularly during the world wars,have contributed valuably to the development of forest based industries in the country. The Arsenic-Copper Chromate treatment for wood preservation, developed by the Institute, is now widely adopted throughout the world. Investigatio on, and documentation of, have helped timber utilising industries. The Institute has also pioneered the process of pulping bamboos for paper making.
Over thirty five tools, developed by the Institute's Forest Operations Division, have proved a boon to workers engaged in field forestry operations, such as logging and tending, vastly improving efficiency levels, and simultaneously contributing valuably towards the conservation of precious timber resources.
Study and development of termite control measures and control of insect pests of Sal,shisham,Teak and Babul,rank among the foremost achievements of the Entomology Division of the Forest Research Institute. Similarly, many pioneeirng works have been accomplished in the field of Forest mycology and pathology. Forest nurseries over the country nave benefitted immensely, producing quality seedings using insect-pest and disease control practices pioneered at this Institute.
Notable among achievements in Forest Genetics are the development of hybrids of Eucalyptus, capable of producing a lorger biomass, viz, FRI-4 and FRI-5, creation of model seed orchards of teak and semul, and tissue culture of eucalyptus.
Research in Non-wood Forest Products (NWFP) at FRI has led to several noteworthy achievements of immense industrial importance,such as the development of Rill method of tapping pines for resin extraction,perfection of techniques for katha extraction from khair, extraction of oxalic acid from bark of Terminalia tomentosa and T.arjuna and cultivation and utilisation practices of a number of exotic aromatic and drug yielding plants.
The herbarium maintained by the Institute houses 330.000 outhenticated plant specimens,the best in the East. Its Xylarium, with a collection of over 18,000 wood specimens from India and abroad,qualifies the Institute as the best source of reference for wood identification.
FRI DEEMED UNIVERSITY
On the basis of recommendation of the UGC, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India) declared the Forest Research Institute to be a Deemed University vide its notification No.F-9-25/89-U-3, dated 6th December,1991.
The Forest Research Institute `Deemed University' conducts the following academic activities :
* Ph.D. programmes for postgraduates students.
* Specialised courses-Postgraduate Diploma courses in Pulp and Paper Technology, Wood Technology and Plantation Technology have commenced w.e.f. 1992.
* Networking with other training institutions involved in the field of forestry education.
PERSPECTIVES IN RESEARCH
The research perspectives of the Institute focus on:
* Production and certification of quality seed/planting materials relating to important tree species of its zone of reference.
* Social forestry.
* Eco-rehabilitation of the central Himalayas of U.P.
* Utilisation of wood and development of non-wood forest products.
* Afforestation techniques for strees sites and wastelands.
* Introduction of high yielding species, e.g., paulownia,poplars and other species of economic importance.
* Cultivation techniques for Bamboos (including edible varieties).
* Use of VAM, rhizobia, frankia as biofertilisers.
Forest Research Institute (FRI), previously known as Imperial Forest Research Institute came into existence in 1906.
The FRI works as per the guidelines framed by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE).
The Forest Research Institute is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. It was established in 1906 and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. As of 1991, it has been declared a deemed university by the University Grants Commission.
The institute has been declared as Deemed to be University by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on the basis of recommendations made the University Grants Commission (UGC).
Forest Research Institute(Deemed University)
Address : P.O.I.P.E. Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun, Uttaranchal
Registrar : 0135 2751826.
Contact Details of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun are : 0135 2755277., 0135-2751826., 2224439
Courses offered in Forest Research Institute, DehradunMSc
Forest Research Institute, Dehradun runs course(s) in Diploma stream(s).
Forest Research Institute is affiliated with Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Garhwal
Profile of Forest Research InstituteIndian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), an apex body in the national forestry research system, has been undertaking the holistic development of forestry research through need based planning, promoting, conducting and coordinating research, education and extension covering all aspects of forestry. The Council deals with the solution based forestry research in tune with the emerging issues in the sector, including global concerns such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, combating desertification and sustainable management and development of resources. Topical research by the Council enhances public confidence in the ability of forest managers and researchers to successfully handle challenges related to natural resource management.
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