Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST) is mandated to conduct research on wood science and technology as a national objective and focuses its research problems to important forestry research in regional level. In this region, emphasis is placed on research relating to forestry, forest products and non-wood forest products. The Institute mainly aims to develop strategies for sustainable use and production of wood and other forest products.
The institute having a sprawling campus of 10 hectares in Malleshwaram, the heart of Bangalore city. The Institute has staff strength of 148 personnel with 38 Scientists in Bengaluru with 6 Divisions and 5 Cells. In addition to this, the Institute has advanced woodworking training center (AWTC) in its premises. It was started as the first Training Center in India, which aims to enhance the quality of Indian wood products manufacturing industries to attain global competitiveness by using the state of art machineries from Italy. The vision of the college is to attain excellence in forestry and wood science research for generation of desired resource values products and services in a way that sustains diversity and productivity in an eco-friendly regime and to generate, preserve, disseminate and advance knowledge, technologies and solutions for addressing issues arising out of interaction between people, forests and environment on a sustained basis through research, education and extension.