Faculty of Forestry


deanfof@skuastkashmir.ac.in

The faculty has recently approved the creation of divisions In Board of Studies and Faculty Meeting in accordance 5th Deans’ Committee Report (ICAR). Hence, the faculty in now in a position to offer degrees with specializations at both MSc and PhD level in the following disciplines:

  • Silviculture and Agroforestry
  • Forest Biology and Tree Improvement
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Forest Products and Utilization
  • Wildlife Sciences

Besides these programmes, the faculty organizes need based short term trainings and formal short term training courses for the in-service (Assistant Professors and above, Officials from line departments).

The faculty is manned with 19 teaching (all having PhD in different specializations) and 22 (non-teaching) staff working with coherence under different capacities and disciplines.

Thrust areas of the Faculty

  • Trained manpower generation to improve resource base in forestry
  • Sustainable and productive agroforestry systems
  • Climate resilient forestry
  • Clonal forestry and crop/species improvement
  • Advancement in technology (Remote sensing and GIS) for accurate forest resource inventory
  • Exploring the potential of temperate medicinal and aromatic plants for developing entrepreneurship.
  • Innovative research on forest and grassland biomass stock and productivity
  • Research on energy plantations, fodder bank etc. to balance the increasing demand of fuel wood and fodder