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 Forest Entomology Division  

Introduction

Forest Entomology Division is one of the six founder branches which were started with the establishment of the erstwhile Imperial Forest Research Institute in 1906. 

Division is proud of been nourished and headed by eminent entomologists of the country -  Dr. E. P. Stebbing (1900-1902 and August, 1906 - December, 1909),  Sh. V. S. Ayer (January, 1910- October, 1911), Dr. A.D. Imms (November, 1911-February, 1913),  Dr. C. F. C. Beeson (March, 1913-August, 1941), Dr. J. C. M. Gardner (September, 1941 - May, 1947), Sh. A. H. Khan ( June, 1947 -September, 1947), Dr. N. C. Chatterjee     (March, 1948 - November, 1949), Dr. M. L. Roonwal (December, 1949 - July, 1956), Dr. R. N. Mathur (August, 1956 - October, 1961), Dr. P. N. Chatterjee (November, 1961 - December, 1970), Dr. P. K. Sen-Sarma (June, 1970 - May, 1973 and  September, 1976 - August, 1982), Sh. Pratap Singh (June, 1973 - August, 1976 and  October, 1983 - July, 1989), Sh. Avinash Chandra (September, 1982 - September, 1983), Dr. M.L. Thakur (August, 1989 - August, 1995), Dr. H. R. Khan (September, 1995 - October, 2002), Dr. M. Ahmad (November, 2002 - July, 2008), Shri R. S. Bhandari (August, 2008- June, 2009) and Dr. R. K. Thakur (July, 2009 - July, 2010).

It is our pride that today whatever information is known about forest insects in the country originated from this division of Forest Research Institute.

Research Highlights

  • Division has established one of the biggest insect collections of the country - National Forest Insect Collection (NFIC). It is unique in having 18,000 (including 1,800 types) forestry related insect species from the Indian subcontinent.
  • Division has identified insect pests of almost all the important tree and timber species of the country and developed effective control measures to increase productivity of natural and man made forests.
  • Biological control of the noxious defoliator of poplar, Clostera cupreata, has been developed using parasitoid Trichogramma poliae.
  • The Sal heart-wood borer, Hoplocerambyx spinicornis, is a well know problem in sal forests of our country. Trap tree operation developed by the division to trap the adult beetles is a major control practice for the pest.
  • Technology for testing natural termite resistance in timbers was developed and accordingly timber species have been categorized for resistance.
  • Division has done remarkable work on termite control in plantations and buildings.
  • Aerial insecticide spraying operations were conducted for the first time in the country against pests of teak, deodar, poplar and chir pine.
  • Division has developed economic and effective insecticide application methodology like drip line in the soil and tree injections, which reduce contamination of environment to many folds.
  • Entomological Museum showing role of insects in forest ecology and human welfare has been developed. It imparts valuable information to general public and researchers.
  • Division has contributed enormously in the field of taxonomy, especially of beetles, termites, parasitic Hymenoptera, etc. Thousands of new species have been discovered by the scientists of this division and by other experts from different organizations from India and abroad based upon material collected, reared and preserved in the division.

 

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 List of selected candidates for admission in Ph.D Programme in Forestry-2016   

 Forest Research Institute, Dehradun Independence Day Celebration

 Result of Ph.D. Entrance Test - 2016/List of candidate eligible for Interview Ph.D. Programme - 2016

 Notification for Ph.D./M.Sc. Degrees and Diplomas

 Third Counselling result of M.Sc. courses of FRI (Deemed) University

  Fulbright  Fellowsip Orientation Programme

 Result of M.Sc. Courses of FRI Deemed University 2016

  FRI (Deemed) University Committes

Visit of the Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India, New Delhi
A Training cum workshop on essential Oils, Perfumery & Aromatherapy at FRI, Dehradun
1.Ph.D Ordinance (Uploaded on 11-April-2016)
2.Syllabus of Ph.D Entrance Test (Uploaded on 11-April-2016)  
National Workshop to release the 'DPR on Forestry Intervention for Ganga ' on 22nd March 2016 at New Delhi
              Programme Schedule 
 Web URL : www.forganga.in

The Annual Sports Meet-2016,FRI(Deemed University). (Uploaded on 26-Feb.-2016)

Expression of Interest under project "Identification of extent of forest land in forest fringe villages " for Anchor and Socio Economic expert.-Last Date of Receiving Application -15-Feb-2016 (Uploaded on 8-Feb.-2016)

Walk-in-Interview for the post of SRF at FRI,Dehradun(Uploaded on 10-Feb.-2016) 

Application form for Foreign student  (for Admission in M.Sc. Courses at FRI (Deemed) University for 2016 session )

 Forest Research Institute, Dehradun campus work of civil/electrical maintenance was entrused to the Division of Engineering & Services, FRI, Dehradun (uploaded on 11-Jan-2017)  

 Order for e-champion (uploaded on 11-Jan-2017)

 Order for Ensure timely attendance (uploaded on 11-Jan-2017)

 on the recommendations of the departmental peer review committee/assisment board (Group 'A' Scientific Posts), the DG, ICFRE to grant in-situ up-gradation to the following Scientist with effect from 01.01.2017 under Flexible Complementing Scheme of the ICFRE until further orders (uploaded on 09-Jan-2017) 

 Circular LDC Post, Extension of deputation, Gazetted Holidays year 2017, Waiting list for allotment of Govt. residence at FRI  (Uploaded on 29.12.2016)

  Retirement List for the Calendar Year 2017 (Uploaded on 28-Sept-2016)

 Publish new Telephone Directory ICFRE/FRI offices 

  Retirement List for the Calendar Year 2016 (Uploaded on 16-Sept-2015)

  Re-assessment of damage charges in respect of residential accommodation at FRI-Reg.(Uploaded on 17 August 2015)

 New Head of Division of forest Products Division,FRI,Dehradun (uploaded on 22 July 2015) 

 Circular regarding "Performa for approval of deputation abroad" by ADG (Edu. & RB), ICFRE (HQ)  (uploaded on 15-June-2015) 

 Flexible Complementing Scheme of ICFRE - Date of effect of promotions for residency period reg. Circular by ADG(RB),ICFRE (Uploaded on 08-June-2015)

 
 
 
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