The Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Environmental Sciences was established in the year 1989 with an aim to provide professional workforce for state forest departments of the country. The Bachelor of Forestry, Masters of Forestry and Environmental Sciences and Ph.D. in Forestry and Environmental Sciences are the main academic programs of the department. The model syllabi framed by ICFRE and ICAR is followed for UG and PG programs. The mission of the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences, is to train the students for developing scientific temperament regarding critical understanding of natural resource management and inculcating in them the habit of green good deeds. The department is equipped with smart classrooms, state-of-art laboratories, green house, nursery, field plantations (more than 15 acres), museum, wood workshop, departmental library, hostel, mini gym, sports goods and camping equipments.The Department strives to deal with the solution based forestry education and research through a number of research/ developmental projects and grant-in aids sanctioned by various government agencies e.g. Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and University Grants Commission. The department deals with the emerging issues in the forest sciences, including global concerns such as global warming and climate change, forest genetic resource conservation, tree improvement, watershed management through remote sensing and GIS, bioprospecting of natural dyes, wood improvement, tree microbe interaction , wildlife biology, microbial technology, soil fertility management, bioremediation and sustainable development. The Department has a good liaison with state forest department, ICFRE, forest based industries, research institutions and NGOs to provide better exposure to practical /field operations of forestry and also to create awareness and open up new vistas for training and placement of students. A large number of alumni are placed in several reputed organizations, forest based industries and NGOs both in India and abroad.

Vision of Department

To promote excellence in education, research and extension in forestry and allied subjects to cater the need of trained man power for practicing sustainable forestry and its protection and conservation in the region and country.

Mission of Department

1. To provide a bigger catchment and platform for wide spectrum of students to choose forestry as a professional degree. 2. To promote excellence in education and research in Forestry and allied subjects. 3. To provide the students with innovative knowledge and skills and cater the need for trained forestry man power in the country.

Achievements of Department

Accredited 'A++' Grade by ICFRE, Dehradun