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Institutions

The administrative, financial and other matters of

  1. the autonomous organizations of the MoEF i.e.,
    1. Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), Dehradun
    2. Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal
    3. Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute (IPIRTI), Bangalore
     
  2. sub-ordinate offices i.e.,
    1. Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), Dehradun
    2. Directorate of Forest Education (DFE), Dehradun


Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) has been created to formulate, organize, direct, and manage forestry research; transfer the technologies developed to the states and other user agencies; and impart forestry education.

Objectives of the Council

The council has 8 Research Institutes and 4 Research Centres located in different bio-geographical regions of the country to cater to the forestry research needs of the nation. These regional research institutes are located at Dehradun, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Jabalpur, Jorhat, Jodhpur, Shimla and Ranchi and the centres are at Allahabad, Chhindwara, Hyderabad and Aizawl.

For further detailed information, please visit site http://www.icfre.org

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Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

The Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal was established with the main objectives of imparting training and undertaking research to build up the capacity of the government agencies, civil societies and other stakeholders for effective management of the natural resources in the country. Indian Institute of Forest Management to be among the leading international institutions in the area of forest, environment and development management and, be respected, both nationally as well as internationally, for its outstanding contributions in the fields of education, training, research, consultancy and thought leadership.

IIFM has been entrusted with the following three important roles:

For further detailed information, please visit site http://www.iifm.org

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Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI), Bangalore

IPIRTI was established for undertaking research and development of technologies for plywood and other panel products.

The mandate of the institute includes:

For further detailed information, please visit site http://www.ipirti.com

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Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun

The Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun was established in 1987 after reorganisation of forestry research and training institutions in the country. The primary task of the IGNFA is to impart professional initial in-service training to the IFS Probationers, Mandatory Mid - Career Training(MCT) and orientation courses to the IFS officers promoted from the State Forest Services. The Academy also organises promotion linked courses for the IFS officers of various seniorities and one week refresher courses sponsored by the Ministry. In addition, workshops and seminars are also organized on emerging issues in forestry sector.

For further detailed information, please visit site http://www.ignfa.gov.in

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Directorate of Forest Education, Dehradun

Directorate of Forest Education is responsible for imparting initial in-service training to the SFS officers and Forest Rangers sponsored by the State Governments and UT Administrations. The Range officers and SFS officers are trained at Burnihat, Kurseong, Coimbatore and Dehradun. Besides this, Directorate also organises induction-training courses for the RFOs promoted to SFS and various short-term refresher courses for the SFS officers, Range Forest Officers, Deputy Range Officers, Foresters and forest Guards.

For further detailed information, please contact the following officers:

Directorate of Forest Education,
P O New Forest,
Dehra Dun 248 006, Uttarakhand
Tel: : 0135-2750127/2757326, Fax: 2750125
E-mail: thedfedun@yahoo.com

Principal,
Central Academy for State  Forest Service ,
P. O. New Forest,
Dehradun 248 006, Uttarakhand
(Tel. 0135 -2754575, Fax. 2756168)
E-mail: sfsddn6@vsnl.net.in

Principal,
Central Academy for State  Forest Service,
Post Box No. 1130, R.S. Puram (Post),
Coimbatore - 641 002, Tamil Nadu
(Tel. 0422 -245 0313, Fax:- 2450439)
E-mail: sfs.cbe@vsnl.com

Principal,
Central Academy for State  Forest Service,
G.S. Road, 13th Mile Burnihat - 793 101,
Assam
(Tele: 0361 -2896246, 2896265, Fax: 2896247)
E-mail: sfscburni_asam@nic.in

Principal,
Eastern Forest Rangers College,
P.O. St. Marys' Hills, Darjeeling
Kurseong - 734 220, West Bengal
(Tele: 0354 -2331302, 2331325, Fax: 2331302)
E-mail: efrc.college@gmail.com

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