Forest Research Institute of Dehradun


The Forest Research Institute of Dehradun was established in 1906. Not only is the institute one of the oldest institutions of its kind, but it is also acclaimed all over the country and has even succeeded in winning an international reputation. The history of the esteemed Forest Research Institute of Dehradun is virtually synonymous with the evolution and development of scientific forestry, not only in India, but over the entire sub-continent.

The building is to be found amidst a lush green estate spread over an immense sprawling area of land, which extends for almost 450 hectares. The outer ranges of the Himalayan mountains form its back drop. The main building of the Forest Research Institute of Dehradun is a fine and majestic example of fusion in architecture. The style is a beautiful blend of Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture, with the plinth area itself covering a space of of 2.5 hectares.

The Forest Research Institute of Dehradun boasts of state of the art infrastructure, which consists of extremely well-equipped laboratories, a library, a herbarium, arboreta, a printing press as well as several experimental field areas for carrying out research in the domain of forestry. The research facilities and other accessories are definitely at par with the best of its kind anywhere in the world.

The institute is at a distance of about 7 kilometers from the well-known Clock Tower, on the Dehradun-Chakrata motorable road and is one of the biggest forest based training institutes in India. Most of the forest officers of India have passed out from this institute. The Forest Research Institute of Dehradun also contains a Botanical Museum within its premises for the attraction of tourists.

The Forest Research Institute of Dehradun is the principal center for education and research in forestry based activities in India.



Last Updated on 14 March 2013