Forestry Department

Forestry Department: Kumaun University

The Uttarakhand state with close to 65 per cent forest area offers wide opportunities to the students with graduate and post graduate degrees in Forestry. The management of forest cover is one of the major challenges before the state from which major ecosystem services emanate. Thus, Forestry education would help in fulfilling the growing demand for Forestry professionals for conservation and management of Forestry resources at national and international levels. The department of Forestry and Environmental Sciences has attained the goal of starting undergraduate and post-graduate programmes, conducting researches and implementing extension programmes in the envisaged areas. The department has been accredited as an ‘A’ Grade department by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun in the year 2010. The department has been accredited by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Dehradun on March 17, 2017 through presentation before accreditation Board meeting of ICFRE. The Department will have to play the most important role in the development of Forestry education in this remote part with a natural laboratory would help in developing the economy and managing the forests of the state as well as of the nation in the next years. The department has signed MoU with Herbal Research Development Institute, Gopeshwar, Govind Ballabh Pant Institute of Himalayan Environmental and Development, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora; National Botanical Garden, Lucknow (NBRI); National Bureau of Plant Genetics Resources (NBPGR), Bhowali; Central Himalayan Environmental Association (CHEA) and CEDER, Dehardun. The department envisages strengthening the academic activities through the following specific programmes: Starting post graduate programmes in Forestry Management, Agroforestry, Land Resource Management, Forest Extension and Industrial Forestry. Starting postgraduate programmes in Medicinal and Aromatic Plants; Production, Processing and Utilization of Herbal Plants.


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