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  College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Ramesh C. Thakur
DEAN & Director International Collaborations, UUHF College Of Forestry, Ranichauri
P.O. Ranichauri, Distt. Tehri Garhwal - 249 199,
Uttarakhand, India
Phone:+91-1376-252138 (O) ,8476004177 (M) , Fax:+91-1376-252128
E-mail: deanranichauri2013@gmail.com

The College of Forestry situated at Ranichauri in Tehri Garhwal about 15 km from New Tehri, 71 km from Rishikesh and 110 km from Dehradun on Rishikesh - New Tehri Road. It is spread over an area of 203 hectares consisting of forest, orchards and various research blocks at an altitude ranging between 1700 and 2200 m above msl. The geographical and climatic conditions of the region are considered to be suitable for different forest species, horticultural crops, off season vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants, minor millets and pulses.


  • Development of human resource for forestry, agro-forestry, hill agriculture and allied sectors.
  • Development of location specific forestry/ agro-forestry models, and farming systems for hill agriculture.
  • Conservation and utilization of natural resources.
  • Processing and value addition of non-timber forest produce.
  • Developing watershed management models for hill region.
  • Mitigation of farmer-wild life conflict.
  • Capacity building for entrepreneurship/self employment.
  • Dissemination of technologies for the benefit of hill farmers, forest tribes, nomades etc.


  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Vegetable Science
  • Seed Science and Technology
  • Basic Science
  • Social Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Crop Improvement


  • Agrometeorology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Entomology
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Plant Pathology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Soil Science


  • B.Sc. Forestry -4 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science) -2 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Vegetable Science) -2 years
  • M.Sc. Seed Science & Technology -2 years
  • M.Sc. Forestry (Silviculture) - 2years
  • M.Sc. Forestry (Agroforestry) - 2years
  • *M.Sc. Forestry (Tree Improvement) - 2years
  • *M.Sc. Forestry (Forest Product & Utilization) - 2years

*To be started shortly


S.noName of the ProjectName of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1NICRA(KVK) Dr. Luxmi Rawat, SMS-KVK Ranichauri
2National initiative on climate Resilient AgricultureDr. R.G. Upadhyay, Associate Prof.
3Integrated Agrometeorology Advisory ServicesDr. R.G. Upadhyay, Associate Prof.
4All India Network Project on White Grubs & other Soil ArthropodsDr. A.C. Mishra, Associate Prof.
5AICRP on under Utilized CropDr. Arun Bhatt, Associate Prof.
6AICRP on Small Millets Improvement Dr. Arun Bhatt, Associate Prof.
7Net Projects on FruitDr. Sweta Uniyal, TRP

Adhoc Projects

S.noName of the ProjectName of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1Use in Neglate PlantsDr. S.B. Bhardwaj, Associate Prof
2Purification & Seed Multiplication of VegetablesDr. A.C. Mishra, Associate Prof.
3Development of GingerDr. Laxmi Rawat, SMS- KVK Ranichauri
4Fungicide Testing (Sygenta)Dr. Laxmi Rawat, SMS- KVK Ranichauri
5Fungicide Testing (Meghmani)Dr. Laxmi Rawat, SMS- KVK Ranichauri
6Plant Health ClinicDr. Laxmi Rawat, SMS- KVK Ranichauri
7Disease Forecasting UnitDr. Laxmi Rawat, SMS- KVK Ranichauri
8Livelihood Improvement of Schedule Cast Farmers Through Vegetable Seed ProductionDr. A.C. Mishra, Associate Prof.
9Capacity Building of Different Stake holders for Development of Medicinal Plant Sector in Uttarakhand State.Dr. J.S. Butola, TRP- MAP


The Campus works in close collaboration with State Extension Departments and NGOs for transfer of technology. Training to farmers, farm women and functionaries of development agencies along with demonstrations at farmers' field are primarily conducted through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) situated in the campus. Kisan Mela, Kisan Diwas, Exhibitions, Seminars, Gosthies, etc. are also organized from time to time.


  • Administrative Block
  • College Building
  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Laboratories
  • Plant Disease Clinic
  • Farmer Advisory Service
  • Orchards
  • Research Blocks
  • ARIS Cell & Computer Center
  • Meteorological Observatory and Automatic Weather Station
  • Conference Hall
  • Hostels (separate for boys and girls)
  • Guest Houses
  • Farmers' Hostel
  • Farm Women's Hostel
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Telephone Exchange
  • 250 KVA Electric Power Generation System
  • Hospital
  • Residences
  • Bal Manglam School
  • Bank, Post Office & Shopping complex
  • Global Atmospheric Watch Station
  • Kisan Sabhagar


1 Dr. Arvind Shukla Director Research Genetic and Plant Breeding
2 Dr. Arun Bhatt Associate Professor Plant Breeding
3 Dr. V.P. Khanduri Associate Professor Forestry
4 Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Mishra Associate Professor Vegetable Science
5 Dr. S.B Bhardwaj Associate Professor Statistics
6 Dr. R.G. Updhyay Associate Professor Agrometrology
7 Dr. Piyusha Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Genetics and Plant Breeding
8 Dr.Vivek Pandey Teaching And Research PersonnelVegetable Science
9 Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Teaching And Research Personnel Agriculture Extension & Communication
10 Dr. Bhupendra Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
11 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
12 Dr. Jitendra Singh Butola Teaching And Research Personnel Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
13 Dr. Shweta Uniyal Teaching And Research Personnel Horticulture
14 Dr. Manoj Riyal Teaching And Research Personnel Mathematics
15 Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Teaching And Research Personnel Microbiology
16Dr. Vineet Kumar Teaching And Research Personnel Genetics and Plant Breeding
17Dr. Akash Mishra Teaching And Research Personnel Soil Science
18Dr. Usha Teaching And Research PersonnelEntamology
19Dr. Saresh NV Teaching And Research PersonnelForestry
20Dr. Bhim Jyoti Teaching And Research PersonnelSeed Science & Technology
21Dr. Neelam Rawat Teaching And Research PersonnelBotany / Ecology
22Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mishra Teaching And Research Personnel Agrometerology
23Dr. Vijay Kumar BhardwajTeaching PersonnelHorticulture
24Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Teaching PersonnelForestry
25Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelCrop Improvement
26Dr. Pooja kaintura Teaching PersonnelFloriculture
27Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociology
28Mr. Arpan Rao Technical Officer Computer
29Mr. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputer
30Dr. Laxmi Rawat SMS- KVK Ranichauri Plant Protection
31Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science/Food Technology/PHT
32Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestry
33Mr. Tejpal BishtSMS- KVK Ranichauri Horticulture
34Er. Padam SinghTeaching & Research Personnel Ag. Engineering