Forestry Department: DSB Campus, Nainital

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:

  1. Starting post graduate programmes in Forestry Management, Agroforestry, Land Resource Management, Forest Extension and Industrial Forestry.
  2. 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.
Head of the Department

Name : Jeet Ram

Phone : 9411184571

Email :

About Head of Department: After clearing NET examination in 1983, started Ph. D work on Ecology of High-altitude grasslands and awarded Ph. D degree in the year 1989 during this period, he worked as JRF, SRF and RA of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and also worked as contractual lecturer in the department of Botany and Forestry, Kumaun University, Nainital. Thereafter he was selected as Assistant Educational Officer from Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi and joined in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi during 1992-93. In 1993, he was selected as lecturer in the Department of Forestry, become Associate Professor, and Head, 2008 and Professor and Head in the department from 2010.

The University has started Agriculture course in 2019 and Prof. Jeet Ram appointed as aCo-ordinator of the Agriculture course. Thereafter, the Faculty of Agriculture and Agro forestry was established in the University in 2022 and become first Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Agro-forestry. Presently he is Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Agro forestry and Head in the Department Forestry and Environmental Science. He has published more than 74 research papers in reputed national and international journals/ Seminars. He has supervised 12 Ph. D. students and nine research projects as Principal and co-Principal Investigator.

Field of specializations: Forestry, Ecology (Grassland and Forest Ecology), Biodiversity and Seed science.

Faculty Members of DSB Campus, Nainital
S.No Name Designation Specialization Email Phone Photograph Academic Profile
1 Prof. Jeet Ram Professor & Head Ecology, Forestry, biodiversity, Seed Science 9412084571 Prof. Jeet Ram View Profile
2 Dr. L.S. Lodhiyal Professor Forest Ecology, Plantation, Agroforestry, JFM and Watershed Management 9410373658 Dr. L.S. Lodhiyal View Profile
3 Dr. Ashish Tewari Professor Ecology Eco-Physiology, Forest Seed Science, Climate Change, Forestry 9412994110 Dr. Ashish Tewari View Profile
4 Dr. Neeta Arya Assistant Professor (Cont.) Forest Ecology 9412163234 Dr. Neeta Arya View Profile
5 Dr. Kuber Singh Gingti Assistant Professor (Cont.) Agroforestry 9897894380 Dr. Kuber Singh Gingti View Profile
6 Dr. Ira Tewari Assistant Professor (Cont.) Forestry, Wildlife Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Ethnobotany 09412982813 Dr. Ira Tewari View Profile
7 Dr. Bijendra Lal Assistant Professor (Cont.) Forestry, Forest Ecology, Agroforestry 07409762350 Dr. Bijendra Lal View Profile
8 Dr. Nandan Singh Assistant Professor (Guest) Forest Eco-physiology, Biodiversity conservation and Forest Seed Science 09837176040 Dr. Nandan Singh View Profile
9 Dr. Maitreyie Narayan Assistant Professor (Guest) Water Resource Management, Biodiversity Conservation, Environmental Pollution 09917065081 Dr. Maitreyie Narayan View Profile

Courses offered in the Department: DSB Campus, Nainital
Course 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
Course 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