History Of Forest Research Institute


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The Forest Research Institute (FRI) is an Institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India.

It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand.

It was established in 1878 as the British Imperial Forest School by Dietrich Brandis.

In 1906, it was reestablished as the Imperial Forest Research Institute, under the British Imperial Forestry Service.

It is one of the oldest institutions of its kind.

In 1991, it was declared a deemed university by the University Grants Commission.

The Forest Research Institute campus hosts the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA), the staff college that trains officers selected for the Indian Forest Service (IFS).

Research Division-

Cellulose and Paper
Engineering And Services
Ecology, Climate Change and Forest Influence
Extension Division
Forest Pathology
Forest Products
Forest Informatics
Forest Soil And Land Reclamation
Genetics And Tree Propagation
Non Wood Forest Product
Silviculture And Forest Management


Forest Research Institute
P.O. New Forest,Dehradun, Uttrakhand-248001 (India)
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