The Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry formerly known as the Department of Forestry and Environment established in April 2011 and renamed on 27th August, 2014 has a rich history and an outstanding record of contributions to the profession and community. The Department is well recognized for excellence in teaching, research and extension.
The research funding in mainly through externally funded research projects on agroforestry and silviculture through Government and private agencies, viz., ICAR, DST, NMPB, DBT, HIMCOSTE, RKVY, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Water Resources, Ministry of Space, Ministry of Environment & Forests, State Department of Agriculture, State Biodiversity Board etc. The department is conducting regular National Symposia/Conferences and Workshops to have discussions related to agroforestry and silviculture to modulate into latest researchable issues of farmers.
The scientists of the department has published more than 160 research papers, 23 book chapters, 9 books, 15 technical bulletins in leading national and international journals, and over 25 popular articles for technology dissemination to farmers and entrepreneurs. M.Sc. programme in Agroforestry under this department was started in the year 2018. So far, three batches have passed out and eighteen students have completed their Master’s degree.
To disseminate the latest nursery and production technologies of important forest trees to the line departments and farmers.