The Forest Research Institute, Dehradun is engaged in carrying out educational and research works on different aspects of forestry in the jurisdiction states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi. The Institute is involved in carrying out research in four Thrust Areas of Research (Ann.-I), one Thrust Area of Education (Ann.-I) and one Thrust Area of Extension of Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE). The Institute is also pursuing identified priority areas of research in 15 Research Initiatives (Themes) suggested by MoEF&CC. The Forest Research Institute, Deemed University is conducting four Master Degree courses and Ph.D. programmes in 23 different forestry related disciplines.



The mandate of the Institute is to provide research support in the field of forest productivity, biodiversity conservation and utilization of forest products to the states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Besides, it undertakes research and consultancy projects throughout the country in many specialized fields. Sustainable Forest Management


Core Research Areas:

1- Biodiversity Assessment, Conservation & Development

2- Planting Stock Improvement

3- Control and Management of Forest Pathogens and Insect Pests

4- Natural Regeneration of Important Species

5- Management of Forest Invasive Species (FIS)

6- Sustainable Forest Management

7- Environmental Impact Assessment vis-a-vis Development

8- Impact of Climate Change & Carbon Sequestration in Forest Canopies

9- Environmental Amelioration, Urban Forestry & Trees Outside Forests

10- Bioremediation & Pollution Control

11- Eco-restoration of Degraded Forests

12- Soil and Water Conservation

13- Forest Products Development

14- Chemistry of NWFPs

15- Bio-fuel from Forests

16- Development of Agro- and Social Forestry Models & Participatory Forest Management


Geographical Jurisdiction:

Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Delhi


Key Achievements: (Click on link to view detail)

1-   Research

2-   Extension

3-   Education


Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

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