A Short Term Training Course on “Classification and grading of timber” was organized by Timber Mechanics and Engineering Discipline, Forest Products Division, FRI from 26 th November to 30 th November 2018. The course was inaugurated by Dr. Savita, Director FRI on 26 th November 2018 and in her opening speech, she explained the expertise of Forest Research Institute and Forest Products Division and its works to the society. In this training course participants from Garden Reach Ship Builders & Engineers Ltd., Kolkata and Naval Ship Repair Yard, Naval Base Kochi have participated. Training course content and research activities of Forest Products Division was briefly elaborated by Dr. N.K. Upreti, Group Coordinator (Research) and Head, Forest Products Division. He also delivered detailed lecture on Wood Seasoning. Mr.S.D. Sharma, Course Director delivered lectures on defects in wood, grading of timber and classification/suitability of timber. Scientists of FRI, Dr. Sadhna Tripathi, Dr. Sangeeta Gupta, Sh. D.P. Khali, Sh. Rajesh Bhandari, Sh. Ajmal Samani , Sh. Ezhumalai and Dr. Sachin Gupta also delivered lectures on wood preservation, wood identification, strength of timber, wood composite, wood finishing etc. The same was also demonstrated through field visit (timber depot) and different Lab. visit. Finally the training was concluded on 30 th November, 2018 afternoon and participation certificates were awarded to the all participants by Director FRI. Participants also appreciated the training course and at the same time expressed that the training course was very vital and useful for their career.