Dehradun Forest Research Institute (FRI) PG courses admissions 2017

Interested to join Dehradun Forest Research Institute (FRI) for Wood Science and Technology course 2017? Check out this article to clear all your queries regarding Dehradun Forest Research Institute (FRI) post graduate courses 2017.

Dehradun Forest Research Institute(FRI) is functioning under Indian Council for Forest Research and Education. Initially, the institute started as a Forest School in the year 1878 and later it changed into the Forest Research Institute. The status of Deemed University was given to the institute in the year 1991.

The different research divisions and disciplines in this institute include Forest Pathology(Forest Diseases and Bio fertilizers), Forest products((Timber Mechanics, Wood Seasoning, Wood Preservation, Composite Wood, Wood Working & Finishing, and Timber Engineering), Forest soil and land reclamation(Wasteland reclamation, Soil Fertility, Soil Geology and Mineralogy), Forest Entomology(Control Measures and Taxonomy), Forest Ecology and Environment(Forest Productivity, Biodiversity, Environment and Pollution), Forest Botany(Systematic Botany, Wood Anatomy and Plant Physiology), Extension(Social Forestry, Extension and Agro-forestry), Chemistry of forest product(Chemical Extracts from Trees and Forest Based Oil seeds), Forest Hydrology, Forest Geoinformatics, Wildlife Management, Environment Management, Forest Bioinformatics, Forest Biotechnology, Cellulose and Paper(Paper Technology), Silviculture(Experimental Silviculture, Logging and Seed Technology), Genetics and Tree propagation(Genetics, Improvement, Breeding and Tissue Culture), Resource Survey and Management(Forest Mensuration and Forest Economics) and non wood forest products(Resins, Gums, Medicinal as well as Aromatic plants).

Now the Forest Research Institute Dehradun is inviting applications from eligible candidates for their PG courses that is based on Forest and environmental studies. I guess you might be interested to know the details of those courses. So without wasting time, let us check those details.


  • M.Sc Forestry(2 year)
  • M.Sc Wood Science and Technology(2 year)
  • M.Sc Environment Management(2 year)
  • M.Sc Cellulose and Paper Technology( 2 year)

Number of seats

  • M.Sc Forestry: 38(Indian Nationals), 2(Foreign Nationals)
  • M.Sc Wood Science and Technology: 38(Indian Nationals), 2(Foreign Nationals)
  • M.Sc Environment Management: 38(Indian Nationals), 2(Foreign Nationals)
  • M.Sc Cellulose and Paper Technology: 20(Indian Nationals)

Course fees

The course fees will be around Rs 2 lakhs for 2 years including the hostel service.

Eligibility criteria

  • M.Sc Forestry:
    A candidate with B.Sc Physics / Chemistry / Maths / Botany / Zoology / Geology / Forestry / Agriculture are eligible to apply for this course
  • M.Sc Wood Science and Technology:
    A candidate with graduation in Forestry / Physics / Chemistry / Maths are eligible to apply for this course
  • M.Sc Environment Management:
    A candidate with graduation in Forestry / Science subjects / Applied Science / B.Tech Environmental Science / B.Sc Agriculture are eligible to apply for this program
  • M.Sc Cellulose and Paper Technology:
    A candidate with B.Sc Chemistry / B.Tech Chemical Engineering / B.Tech Mechanical Engineering are eligible to apply for the course

Where to get application form

The application form and Information Bulletin can be obtained in person or by post on payment of Rs.1200 through a bank draft drawn in favor of Registrar, Forest Research Institute Deemed University payable at Dehradun. You can also download the application form from the website Those who fill the downloaded form must pay a fee of Rs 1200. Remember to send the application forms by speed post / registered post / courier.

Where to send the completely filled application form

The completely filled application form must be sent to the following address mentioned as
  • Registrar,
    FRI Deemed University
    P.O.I.P.E Kaulagarh Road,
    Dehradun 248195

Exam pattern

The pattern of the written test will be a 3 hour objective type question that is grouped under 4 sections like English Language, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Idioms, etc. (30 questions), Current Affairs and General Knowledge(30 questions), Basic Sciences including Social Sciences(100 questions) and Arithmetic and Quantitative Abilities, Computational ability, Quantitative reasoning, Interpretation of Tables, Graphs, etc. (40 questions). Keep in mind that for wrong answers there will be negative marking to the extent of 1/4 of the marks allotted to the questions.

Exam centers

Bengaluru, Coimbatore, Chnadigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Jodhpur, Jabalpur, Jorhat, Kolkata, Shimla, Ranchi, Lucknow.

Important dates

  • Date of entrance exam: May 14, 2017
  • Last date for sale of application forms: 31 March 2017
  • Last date for issue of forms from the office of the FRI Deemed University by post: 24 March 2017
  • Last date for submitting application form: April 3
  • Where to get exam results?:
  • Date of first counseling: 7 July 2017
  • Date of second counseling: 10 July 2017

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