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  College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Chandra Mohan Sharma
DEAN, 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

Professor C.M. Sharma obtained his M.Sc. & PhD degrees from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal in the Years 1981 and 86, respectively, and joined the University as lecturer in August, 1985. He had also obtained PG Diploma in Forestry & Ecology from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun with Distinction in the year 1992. From August 1986 to March 2007 he taught Forestry at UG & PG levels in different capacities, i.e., Lecturer, Senior Lecturer & Reader. In his more than 20 yrs of Forestry teaching experience he also served as head of the Department of Forestry for more than 5 years. He was also appointed as the Professor of Forestry (in absentia) at Mizoram Central University, Aizawl in the year 2006. Afterwards, he was appointed as the Professor of Botany at H.N.B. Garhwal University in March 2007 and had also started a Department of Remote Sensing & GIS Applications at HNB Garhwal University, in the year 2007, where he was appointed Coordinator of the Department. In the year 2010 Professor Sharma was appointed as the Chairman of UGC review committee for on the spot inspection of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi to review the status of FRI Deemed University. Till now More than 15 research students have obtained their PhD Degree in Forestry & Botany Disciplines under his supervision. He has published more than 130 Research paper in various national & International Journal. His main areas of research are Forest Ecology, Tree Improvement and Remote Sensing.


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. C.M Sharma DEAN Forest Tree Imporvement & Remote Sensing
3 Dr. Arun Bhatt Associate Professor Plant Breeding
4 Dr. V.P. Khanduri Associate Professor Forestry
5 Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Mishra Associate Professor Vegetable Science
6 Dr. S.B Bhardwaj Associate Professor Statistics
7 Dr. R.G. Updhyay Associate Professor Agrometrology
8 Dr. Piyusha Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Genetics and Plant Breeding
9 Dr.Vivek Pandey Teaching And Research PersonnelVegetable Science
10 Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Teaching And Research Personnel Agriculture Extension & Communication
11 Dr. Bhupendra Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
12 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
13 Dr. Jitendra Singh Butola Teaching And Research Personnel Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
14 Dr. Shweta Uniyal Teaching And Research Personnel Horticulture
15 Dr. Manoj Riyal Teaching And Research Personnel Mathematics
16 Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Teaching And Research Personnel Microbiology
17Dr. Vineet Kumar Teaching And Research Personnel Genetics and Plant Breeding
18Dr. Akash Mishra Teaching And Research Personnel Soil Science
19Dr. Usha Teaching And Research PersonnelEntamology
20Dr. Saresh NV Teaching And Research PersonnelForestry
21Dr. Bhim Jyoti Teaching And Research PersonnelSeed Science & Technology
22Dr. Vijay Kumar BhardwajTeaching PersonnelHorticulture
23Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Teaching PersonnelForestry
24Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelCrop Improvement
25Dr. Pooja kaintura Teaching PersonnelFloriculture
26Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociology
27Mr. Arpan Rao Technical Officer Computer
28Mr. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputer
29Dr. Laxmi Rawat SMS- KVK Ranichauri Plant Protection
30Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science/Food Technology/PHT
31Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestry
32Mr. Tejpal BishtSMS- KVK Ranichauri Horticulture
33Er. Padam SinghTeaching & Research Personnel Ag. Engineering
34Dr. Rajeev RanjanTeaching & Research Personnel Agro meteorology
35Dr. Reena JoshiTeaching & Research Personnel Agroforestry
36Dr. Ravi BhardwajTeaching & Research Personnel Forest Product
37Dr. PoonamTeaching & Research Personnel Silviculture
38Dr. Neena KumariTeaching & Research Personnel Forest Product
39Dr. M.S. SankanurTeaching & Research Personnel Tree Improvement
40Dr. Parul PunethaTeaching & Research Personnel Horticulture/Floriculture
41Dr. Santosh Kumar YadavTeaching & Research Personnel Agronomy
42Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainTeaching & Research Personnel Botany
43Dr. NeelamTeaching & Research Personnel Plant Pathology
44Miss AnupamaTeaching Personnel Library Science