About the Department

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.

Vision of the Department

1. Conservation and Scientific Management of the natural resources of the State/country by training forestry students,
2. To contribute to the advancement of knowledge through Teaching, research, publications and dissemination,
3. To meet the growing demand of forestry and environmental professionals in natural resource based industries, government and NGO sectors.

The Head

Anil Kumar Yadava Dr. Anil Kumar Yadava
Mobile no. 9412966520

Clearing ASRB-NET in 1994 and 1995, he joined the department on August 02, 1999 as Lecturer, selected Reader on July 13, 2005 and Associate Professor on July 12, 2008 and Professor on July 13, 2011(due date). He obtained his B.Sc. Forestry degree from Govind Bhallabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, in 1990, M.Sc. Forestry from Kumaun University, Nainital in 1992 and awarded Ph. D. Forestry (Agroforestry) degree from Forest Research Institute (Deemed University), Dehradun in 1997. Before joining the university he worked in Vidhya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Udaipur as Training Associate (Agroforestry), as Senior Manager at Kitply Industries Ltd. , Kolkatta, as Manager at Mittle Musli Farm, Maharatstra and Senior Manager, Enbee Plantation Pvt. Ltd., Bhopal. He has supervised 04 Ph. D. students and 08 students presently perusing Ph. D. He received S. K. Seth prize for the year 2010 by the Indian Forester and also a member of large number of societies/ academics etc. He has published three books and forty research papers in reputed national and international journals/seminars.

Faculty Members at DSB Campus, Nainital

S.No. Name of Faculty Member Designation Specialization Email id / Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1. Prof. Jeet Ram Professor Ecology, Forestry, biodiversity, Seed Science
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2. Dr. Anil Kumar Yadava Professor & Head Forestry, Agroforestry, Forest Ecology
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3. Dr. L.S. Lodhiyal Professor Forest Ecology, JFM, Watershed
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4. Dr. Ashish Tewari Associate Professor Ecology Eco-Physiology, Forest Seed Science, Climate Change, Forestry
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5. Dr. Neeta Arya Contractual Faculty Forest Ecology
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6. Dr. Kuber Ginti Teaching Personal Forestry, Ecology 9897894380 Dr. Kuber Ginti View Profile
7. Dr. Ira Tewari Teaching Personnel Forestry, Ecology ... Dr. Ira Tewari View Profile
8. Dr. Bijendra Lal Teaching Personnel Forestry, Ecology Dr. Bijendra Lal View Profile
9. Jyoti Pandey Teaching Personnel Forestry, Ecology 9761323366 Jyoti Pande View Profile
10. ManMohan Singh Kanwal Teaching Personnel Forestry, Ecology, Agroforestry 9456396180 View Profile

Courses offered in the Department: ( DSB Campus, Nainital)

Program Duration Annual intake of students
U. G B. Sc. Forestry (self- financed) 4 Years degree (8 Sem) 25
B. Sc. 3 Years 40
P.G M. Sc Forestry 2 Years (4 Sem) 10
Ph. D Forestry As per availability of seats
P. G. Diploma Mountain Ecosystem and Climate Change 1 Year (2 Sem) 10

Courses offered in the Department: ( SSJ Campus, Almora)

Program Duration Annual intake of students
U. G B. Sc 3 Years 50
P.G M. Sc Forestry 2 Years (4 Sem)  
Ph. D Forestry As per availability of seats