Faculty of Forestry


deanfof@skuastkashmir.ac.in

A comprehensive resident instruction programme for BSc, MSc and PhD Forestry at this faculty with the objective to impart quality professional education for providing competent, practical oriented and skillful human resource base of professional forestry and post graduates is being carried out since 1986-87. The first batch of forestry graduates completed their degree in 1990-91. The faculty regularly strives to attain distinction. The learning process and its standard has been continuously improved and as a reason the faculty has been accredited with “A” grade by ICFRE in 2011 and 2017 and ICAR in 2010-11 and 2017. The faculty of forestry currently stands shifted in 2015 to its allocated campus as Benhama, Ganderbal. The campus is facilitated by a two storied administrative complex catering to class rooms, laboratories and office chambers of teaching and non-teaching staff. During past 10 years, more than 20 students have secured top positions in ICAR JRF Examinations. The students of this Faculty have succeeded in making their careers at top positions in the reputed organizations. The faculty achieves the distinction of having a pass out student placement percentage of more than 90%.

The faculty having recently shifted to its newly allocated campus at Faculty of Forestry, Benhama Ganderbal is still in infancy and demands special attention in view of its importance in providing trained manpower to the concerned department(s) besides a strong research base with respect to silviculture, agroforestry, forest improvement, forest resource inventory, wildlife and forest products. The faculty by virtue of its location makes it unique in temperate forestry across the country. The faculty with its rich resource base and manpower, is continuously striving in terms of species and seed source evaluation, their characterization, resource inventory and mapping, clonal forestry, vulnerability and climate change. The faculty of forestry is constituted of the following disciplines:

       • Silviculture and Agroforestry

       • Forest Biology and Tree Improvement

       • Natural Resource Management

       • Forest Products and Utilization

       • Wildlife Sciences

       • Basic and Social Sciences