The Forest College and Research Institute (FCRI) is located in Mettupalayam in the surroundings of the Jakanari Reserve Forest which is 40 kilometers north of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University main campus. It is situated over an area of 200 hectares at the foothills of the Nilgiris. The main aim of the college is to impart education in the field of forestry and produce forest administrators and self -sustainable entrepreneurs. The atmosphere for the students is also exceptional and hence betters the level of studies and education at the college. 

  • The admissions to UG programmes are given on the basis of ranks obtained by the students in the qualifying examinations. 
  • For masters programmes, the students are selected on the basis of merit list, prepared on the basis of the academic performance of the students in the graduation. 

FCRI, Mettupalayam Highlights

Established  1985
Type  Public 
Affiliated to TNAU, Coimbatore
Genders accepted  Co-ed 
Campus area 200 hectares
Courses offered  M.Sc, B.Sc, Ph.D
Popular courses  B.Sc, Ph.D
Facilities  Library, Computer Center, Medical, cafe, sports 
Official Website 

FCRI, Mettupalayam Awards and Honours 

Award  Years 
Niche Area Award 2019
Skoch order of Merit  2016

FCRI, Mettupalayam Courses

The courses offered here are at UG,PG and Phd Levels. The details of the courses are mentioned below:

Courses Specialization  Eligibility Duration 
B.Sc Forestry 10+2 4 years 
M.Sc Forestry Graduation 2 years 
Ph.D Forestry Post Graduation Min. 3 Years

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FCRI, Mettupalayam Admissions

Online Application to TNAU is compulsory for applying for TNAU counseling for getting admission in FCRI Mettupalayam.

How to Apply?

  • Students have to visit the official website
  • Then the candidates are required to register themselves with their phone number and proceed to the application form.
  • Fill all the required details and upload necessary documents.
  • Application fees to be paid is INR 600 (INR 300 in case of SC/ST candidates).
  • Selection process is done through online counseling. If selected, the students will be called for document verification and payment of fees.

Documents required at the time of admission are:

  • 12th Mark sheet
  • 10th Mark sheet / Birth Certificate as Proof of Birth
  • Community Certificate
  • Nativity Certificate for candidates who are native of Tamil Nadu but studied 10th, 11th and 12th Standard outside Tamil Nadu
  • First Graduate Certificate, for those who are applying for First Graduate Fee Concession
  • Signed Joint Declaration Form

FCRI, Mettupalayam Placements 

The Forest College and Research Institute, Mettupalayam has been making breakthroughs in improving the placements and employability opportunities of its students year by year in both Government as well as private sector companies. The institute provides direct exposure to its students as they are placed in well reputed global and national organisations. The institute has its own department that trains the students to make them industry ready, thus increasing their chances of getting employed by reputed companies. Students from all the different academic departments are placed by the college placement cell. Companies from various fields such as banking, teaching, private sector, government and more come to the college to provide jobs to students.

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FCRI, Mettupalayam Facilities 

The Forest College and Research Institute has all the world class facilities that assist the students in making their college life easier and efficient. These facilities help the students as well as the faculty members in the academics and teaching of all the subjects and research work. Here are some of the essential and important facilities that the college provides to its students:

  • Library 
  • Computer Centre 
  • Sports
  • National Cadet Corps
  • National Service Scheme 
  • Hostels - Capacity 500 (200 boys and 300 girls)
  • Health Centre 
  • Placement Cell

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FCRI, Mettupalayam Faculty 

The Forest College and Research Institute boasts an exceptional and experienced faculty team that consists of Ph.D. holders coupled with years of experience. Under the Guidance of Dr. K. T. Parthiban the College has a total of 6 departments within itself that teach different subjects and conduct research in various topics involving the forests.

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FCRI, Mettupalayam Scholarships

The college provides various scholarships to the needy and meritorious students. The scholarships provided at various levels are:

At UG level:

  • CM Award
  • Periyar endowment
  • ICAR NTS Fellowship
  • Prime Minister Special Scholarship
  • SC/ST Students Application fee
  • BC/MBC Scholarship

At PG level:

  • Higher Education Special Scholarship
  • Inspire fellowship
  • Karnataka state fellowship
  • SC/ST Students Application fee
  • BC/MBC Scholarship

At Post Doctorate level:

  • Higher Education Special SCholarship
  • SC/ST Students Application fee
  • BC/MBC Scholarship

Read more:  FCRI Mettupalayam Scholarships

FCRI, Mettupalayam FAQs 

Ques. What are the research projects that FCRI, Mettupalayam conducts?

Ans. A few of the research projects that they conduct are:

  • Studies on reproductive biology of Annatto
  • Establishment of an Arboretum of rare and characteristic species of Western Ghats
  • AICRP on Potential Crops

Ques. What are the different departments at FCRI, Mettupalayam?

Ans. There are a total of 6 departments which are as follows:

  • Agroforestry 
  • Forest biology and tree improvement
  • Tree improvement and forest biology 
  • Forest products and wildlife 
  • Silviculture and Natural Resource Management
  • Sericulture. 

Ques. How is the Alumni network of FCRI Mettupalayam?

Ans. FCRI Mettupalayam has a strong alumni network. It keeps in touch with all its alumni for support and experience sharing among the students. They are all very well placed at IFS positions in top national and international posts.

Ques. Does FCRI Mettupalayam offer any internship?

Ans. No, FCRI Mettupalayam does not offer any kind of internship. However, there are several programmes like Rural agricultural stay programme for 3 months in villages with farmers. It gives high exposure and knowledge to students.

Ques. Are there any activities held in FCRI Mettupalayam?

Ans. Yes, many activities are held at FCRI Mettupalayam every year by various students clubs such as ICT Club activities and Muthamil Vizha Club activities.