Forest Research Institute (Deemed to be University) Dehradun is first to begin forest research in India. After independence, it was renamed as Forest Research Institute and Colleges. In 1988 FRI Dehradun was considered as one of the institutes under autonomous organizations ICFRE (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change- Government of India). The institute offers masters, diplomas and doctoral programs.

FRI is inviting applications to PhD Admission 2021. Eligible candidates can visit the official website to apply till May 31, 2021. Entrance Exam will be held on July 18.


The FRI campus is situated in a green area spread over 450 hectares, with the backdrop of the outer Himalayas. Its main building is a national heritage that was inaugurated in 1929. Style by Gregg Greco in Roman Architecture Bloomfield consists of 2.5 equipped laboratories, library, plantations, printing presses and experimental areas for conducting wild research, anywhere in the world. They also have a museum which is a great tourist attraction.

FRI Objectives

  • Provides quality-education in various branches of forestry and environment.
  • Enables research and advancement knowledge in its campus.
  • Through its forestry extension programs, the college is creating consciousness about forest and environment.
  • Perform activities that are necessary and desirable in safeguarding the environment and protection of forests and wildlife. 

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Forest Research Institute Highlights

Established in


Recognized by


Type of Institution

Deemed to be University (Government)


Dehradun, Uttrakhand

Forest Research Institute Courses

Course Name


M.Sc. Forestry

B.Sc. with anyone compulsory subject as Botany, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Zoology / B.Sc. in Agriculture Or Forestry.

FRI M.Sc. Entrance Exam

M.Sc. Wood Science & Technology

B.Sc. PCM / B.Sc. Forestry

M.Sc. Environment Management

Bachelor’s in basic Or Applied Sciences/

B.Sc. in Agriculture Or Forestry / B.E. in Environmental Science

M.Sc. Cellulose & Paper Technology

B.Sc. with Chemistry as compulsory subject/ B.E. Or B.Tech. in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

P.M.D. Natural Resource Management

M.Sc. in any discipline

PG Diploma in Aroma Technology

B.Sc. with Chemistry as one of the compulsory subjects

Ph.D. Forestry

At least 55% in M.Sc. (relevant discipline)

For direct admission: UGC-NET (JRF) / UGC-CSIR NET (JRF) / GATE in the previous 2 years is required

Admission Procedure:

  • Forms are made available at the Registrar’s office or by post at a payment of INR 1200, which has to be duly filled by the candidate.
  • Certificates must be attached properly along with the form to be posted well in time.
  • Candidates will be further shortlisted for an entrance test with negative marking. 50% for general and 45% for SC/ST are minimum qualifying marks.

The students will be notified of their results by post from the University and the list of shortlisted candidates for admission will be put up on the University’s Notice Board.

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