It gives me immense pleasure to welcome you to the official webpage of Forestry Research Institute (FRI). The Institute caters, in particular, to the research needs of the States of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. This institute also has the status of University and at present offers three courses leading to M.Sc. Degree and two Post-Graduate Diploma Courses, besides awarding Ph.D. degree in Forestry.
Forestry Research Institute (FRI) has been implementing programmes aimed at holistic development of forestry research, education and extension for sustainable management and development of forestry resources in the country.
I hope that this website will give new useful information to our forestry sector organizations, other partners, stakeholders, and people at large. Past year has been demanding and exciting unfolding a number of new developments. The Institute has been actively involved in the deliberations of the climate change as an observer of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It also participated in meetings of Conference of the Parties (COP) and Subsidiary Bodies in Nairobi and Bali. The Institute also established a platform for networking with partners on Forest Invasive Species. We in pursuance of the Council's regular plan programme, approved research projects to cater to the needs of various target groups. Technologies and protocols developed in fields of silviculture, agroforesty, biotechnology, tree improvement, wood technology, forest products, and environmental management practices by the Council were extended to user agencies through short and long term courses, workshops, trainings, and awareness programmes.
Countrywide improvement in forestry education is promoted by providing financial support to various universities imparting forestry education with a view to strengthening their infrastructure, and to augment teaching and research capabilities. Much emphasis is given on the quality of forestry education and placement of forestry students of FRI University.
The website provides insight into research, education and extension in the context of FRI activities, and we will be delighted to have feedback from you.
Dr. S.S. Negi
Forestry Research Institute (FRI)