Internship Programme at Forest Research Institute, Dehradun for M.Sc. and Doctoral Students

Are you looking for an internship in the area of forestry and environment management? Forest Research Institute (FRI) provides internship opportunities to the Masters and Doctoral Students. The candidates can apply for internship any time. To know more about the internship details, disciplines available, eligibility criteria and application procedure of FRIDU read this article.

About FRI

Forest Research Institute(FRI), located in Dehradun, is a premier institute in the field of forest research in India under the aegis of Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education. It is an autonomous institute and granted the status of Deemed University in 1991 by the University Grants Commission. It is one of the oldest and best institutions in India. It provides academic, technical education and develops knowledge and research among students.

Why join an internship on FRI

The institute is known for the exclusive study of Forestry and Environment. It offers education, research and training in the field of environmental conservation and provides ample opportunities for researching environment. The campus is having beautiful infrastructure, rich library and well planned and well-maintained botanical garden. If you are a nature lover can enjoy animal diversity in the reserved forest in the FRI. Institute also provides good exposures of field visits to the students. Eminent scientists are there, who guide students in their research. Not only its students are benefited by its amenities but also students of other colleges, institute and universities get internship opportunities. Internship at FRI will add value to the CV of the Interns.

Academic programmes available on FRI

There are the following programmes are available on FRI:
  1. M.Sc. Forestry
  2. M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology
  3. M.Sc. Environment Management
  4. M.Sc. Cellulose and Paper Technology
  5. Doctoral Programme

Research division and Discipline offered

FRI has various divisions with several disciplines. The candidates can apply in any discipline of the specialization or area of interest.
  • Botany: It includes Systematic Botany, Wood Anatomy.
  • Chemistry & Bioprospecting: It includes Forest-based Oilseeds, Chemical Extracts from Trees, Medicals and Aromatic Plants, Resins and Gums.
  • Extension: Agroforestry, Social Forestry and Extension.
  • Forest Ecology & Climate Change: It includes Forest Productivity, Biodiversity, Climate Change & Forest Influence, Environment and Pollution, Wasteland, Reclamation, Soil Geology and Mineralogy.
  • Forest Protection: Forest Diseases, Forestry Bio-fertilizers Control Measure and Taxonomy.
  • Forest Products: Timber Mechanics, Timber Engineering, Wood Preservation, Wood Seasoning, Composite Wood, Wood Working and Finishing, Cellulose & Paper Technology
  • Genetics and Tree Improvement: Plant Physiology, Genetics Improvement, Forest Biotechnology, Tissue Culture and Breeding.
  • Silviculture & Forest Management: Forest Mensuration, Forest, Forest Biotechnology, and Experimental Silviculture.
    Forest Informatics: Forest BioInformatics and Forest Geo-Informatics.

Internship details

Duration of Internship: At FRI, the candidate can join an internship for a period of a maximum of 6 months.

No. of Interns: Candidates can check the website of FRIDU for the number of trainees required.

Stipend: No stipend or remuneration will be paid to the interns during the internship.

Security deposit: Candidates will have to deposit a security amount of Rs. 2000/- at the time of joining of training or internship. It will be refunded on completion of training when the candidate will take and produce the NOC from the concerned Division/Discipline.

Fee details: Candidates will have to pay a prescribed fee for the internship or project training. Subject-wise fee details of internship or training are given below

Genetics & Tree Improvement/ Tissue Culture: Rs.10,000 (one month), Rs.20,000 (two months), Rs.28,000 (three month), Rs.39,000 (More than 03 Months to 06 Months)

Botany: Rs.8,000 (one month), Rs.13,000 (two months), Rs.19,000 (three month), Rs.26,000 (More than 03 Months to 06 Months)

Soil Science: Rs.10,000 (one month), Rs.18,000 (two months), Rs.26,000 (three month), Rs.28,000 (More than 03 Months to 06 Months)

Pathology Division (Microbiology): Rs.10,000 (one month), Rs.13,000 (two months), Rs.19,000 (three month), Rs.26,000 (More than 03 Months to 06 Months)

Other Division: Rs.6,000 (one month), Rs.10,000 (two months), Rs.19,000 (three month), Rs.26,000 (More than 03 Months to 06 Months)

Hostel Facility

Separate hostel facility is available for boys and girls. For girls, Visiting Scientist Hostel (Teak Hostel) is available at FRIDU. Accommodation will be provided on a sharing basis based on the availability. Similarly, boys can also avail the accommodation in boys hostel, if rooms are available. Otherwise, they will have to arrange themselves.

Tariffs for hostel:
Girls Hostel
  1. Single Occupancy-Rs. 1650/per month
  2. Double Occupancy-Rs. 825/- per month
  3. Triple Occupancy- Rs. 584/- per month

Boys Hostel
  1. Single Occupancy- Rs. 900/- per month
  2. Double Occupancy- Rs. 450/- per month

Security of Rs. 2000/- will be refunded on the production of NOC from the Hostel Warden.
Hostelers will abide by the rules of the FRIDU.

Eligibility for internship

Candidates who have a degree in M.Sc. Forestry, M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology, M.Sc. Environment Management, M.Sc. Cellulose and Paper Technology and Doctoral Programme are eligible to apply.

Application Process

The applicants willing to join the internship at FRI must visit the official website of FRI for latest notification on internship. Currently, internships from January 2020 to December 2020 are open.

Applicants may apply for the internship in any discipline based on their area of interest and experience. They must send their application to any faculty or scientist through the proper channel as applications directly sent by the individual will not be considered.

Documents required
Applicants must send following documents with the application:
  1. A recommendation letter through their head of institution/university to Registrar, FRIDU.
  2. Latest CV.
  3. Mark-sheets of secondary and senior secondary level
  4. Mark-sheets of graduation or post-graduation course.

Report Submission:At the end of the internship, the interns will have to prepare and submit a report to the FRIDU.

Certificate: After submission of the report and no dues certificate, an internship completion certificate will be issued to the interns.

Contact information

Dr A.K Tripathi
Forest Research Institute (Deemed to be University)
Phone No-0135-2751826, 2224439/2224495

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Author: Umesh16 Oct 2020 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

Today environmental concerns are on the top priority in industrial circles and forest research and trade and skills in the areas related to forests are a welcome measure. The eligible candidates who have done their PG in the relevant fields can go for these specialized internship programs for enhancing their skill levels so that they can take advantage of that in job hunting in the related area of environment conservation and forestry. Govt has a thrust on the up keep and protection of forests from all sort of threats, natural or man made and in that perspective gaining knowledge in this niche area would be beneficial for the concerned people.

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