Master of Science courses 2019-20 at Forest Research Institute Dehradun

How to join Dehradun Forest Research Institute for Master of Science courses 2019-20? Check out this article to know the details of this course regarding its number of seats, eligibility, selection process, application form, fees and the new entrance date 2019-20.

Dehradun Forest Research Institute a deemed to be university is one of the famous institutes of India. This institute was started in the year 1878. Initially the institute was known as Imperial Forest Research Institute and later it was renamed as Forest Research Institute. Today this institute has lots of centers located at different places all over the country which helps in research as well as training of
Forest Officers and Forest Rangers. If you are interested to join Master of Science courses 2019-20 at Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, now its the time for you.

Master of Science courses 2019-20 with number of seats/course duration at Dehradun Forest Research Institute

  1. M.Sc Forestry: 38 seats, 2 years
  2. M.Sc. Wood Science & Technology: 38 seats, 2 years
  3. M.Sc. Environment Management: 38 seats, 2 years
  4. M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology: 20 seats, 2 years


The eligibility for each courses are mentioned below.
  • M.Sc Forestry: Candidates with 3 years Bachelor's degree in science with at least one of the subjects namely Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology or a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Forestry are eligible to apply for this program. General category candidates require 50% or above marks while Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes need only 45% marks to apply for this course
  • M.Sc. Wood Science & Technology: Candidates with 3 years Bachelor's degree with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or B.Sc. degree in Forestry can apply here. Candidates with 50% or above marks in general category and 45% marks for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes are eligible to apply for this course.
  • M.Sc. Environment Management: General category candidates with 50% or above marks in 3 years Bachelor's degree in any branch of Basic or Applied Sciences or Bachelor's Degree in Forestry or Agriculture or BE/B. Tech in Environment Science is eligible to apply for this course. Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes need only 45% marks.
  • M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology: Candidates with a 3-year Bachelors degree in Science with Chemistry as one of the subjects or BE/B.Tech. ( Chemical or Mechanical Engineering) are eligible to apply here. The 2nd year of this course will be conducted at Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute(CPPRI) Saharanpur. General candidates require 50% marks while the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes need only 45% marks in order to apply for this program

Where to get the application form?

Candidates can obtain the information bulletin and application form by post by submitting a Bank Draft of Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One thousand two hundred only) that is payable at Dehradun in favor of Registrar, FRI Deemed to be University, P.O.I.P.E., Kaulagarh Road, Dehradun–248195. Other than this, you can obtain the application forms from the counter of the Union Bank of India (FRI Branch, Dehradun). For more details please see the information bulletin given at the official website. You can also download the application forms from the official website of Denradun Forest Research Institute mentioned as

Note: If you want to apply for two or more courses, then you need to fill up separate form fee of Rs. 1200/- for each course.

Where to send the application form?

The duly filled in application form should be sent to the following address by Registered Post/Speed Post/Courier on or before the last date.
The Registrar, Forest Research Institute Deemed to be University, P.O. I.P.E. Kaulagarh Road,
Dehradun 248195

Selection process

The selection will be based on on entrance test that will be conducted at different centers in India. Initially the test date was 19 May 2019 but due to general election 2019, the test date is now 26 May 2019. The entrance test will be an objective type written test of three hours with questions that is grouped under the following sections.
  • Basic Science including Social Science: 100 questions
  • Arithmetic and Quantitative abilities, Quantitative reasoning, Computational ability, Interpretation of Tables and Graphs: 40 questions
  • General Knowledge as well as Current Affairs: 30 questions
  • English Language, Grammar, Comprehension, Idioms and Vocabulary: 30 questions

Exam centers

  • Dehra Dun
  • Jabalpur
  • Bangalore
  • Kolkata
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Lucknow
  • Jodhpur
  • Shimla
  • Ranchi
  • Coimbatore
  • Jorhat

Regarding admit card

The admit card containing center code as well as roll number will be mailed to the applicant by the fourth week of April 2019. In case if you have not received the admit card by 30 April 2019, you have to contact
The Registrar, FRI Deemed to be University

Important dates

  • Last date for issue of application forms by post : 25 March 2019
  • Last date for issue of application forms from Institute's /Bank counter : 29 March 2019
  • Last date for receiving completed application forms : 08 April 2019
  • Date of admission test : 26 May 2019
  • Time of entrance exam: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Contact information

Adddress: The Director, Sh. Arun Singh Rawat, IFS
Forest Research Institute,
P.O. New Forest- Dehradun (India)
Fax :+91 135-2756865
Telephone : (+91 135-2755277)
Email :

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