College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Vinod Prasad Khanduri
DEAN, College Of Forestry, Ranichauri
P.O. Ranichauri, Distt. Tehri Garhwal - 249 199,
Uttarakhand, India
Phone:+91-1376-252080 (O) , Fax:+91-1376-252128

Prof. V. P. Khanduri has got significant experience in teaching and research in the field of forestry. He did his master’s and doctorate in Forestry from H.N.B. Garhwal University Srinagar, Garhwal. He has been recipient of Gold medal during M.Sc. and thereafter consistently working on the various aspects of forestry research and management. He started his career as a researcher and worked on ecological and silvicultural aspects of several temperate and sub tropical forests of Garhwal Himalaya. Later, he joined, Forest Research Institute (FRI), Dehradun as Post Doctorate Fellow and worked on quantitative and qualitative aspects of Delhi Ridge Forest. Dr. Khanduri joined Mizoram University (a central University established by an act of Parliament), Aizawl as Lecturer/Assistant Professor, Forestry in the Department of Forestry and become Reader/ Associate Professor Forestry in 2007. Here, he worked on different aspects of pollination and reproductive biology of important tropical tree species, viz. Teak, Gmelina, Mesua, Lagerstroemia, Erythrina, Schima, Bombax etc. in a research project funded by CSIR, New Delhi. The outcome of the study was published in reputed international Journals i.e. Aerobiologia, Brazilian Journal of Botany, Grana, Nordic Journal of Botany etc which is referred by the international scientific community. Further, in August 2012, he has joined VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry as Associate Professor Forestry (Silviculture) and was given the responsibility of Head, Department of Forestry with additional charges of Coordinator Admissions for University Entrance Test and subsequently also assigned the duties of Associate Director Personnel and Registrar. Besides, several responsibilities at University level, Dr. Khanduri has also handled a coordinated research project on Hippophae funded by DBT, New Delhi. He became Professor Forestry (Silviculture) in June 2018. Dr. Khanduri has guided three PhD students and has published 01 Book, 05 Book Chapters, 09 articles and 70 Research Papers in different Journal of International and National repute, viz. Annals of Botany, Journal of Forestry Research, Plant Reproduction, Progress in Natural Science, Trees-SAF, Current Science, Indian Forester etc. He has been reviewer of various national and international journals and was awarded as potential reviewer by Journal of Forestry Research.

About the Campus

College of Forestry (CoF) is situated at Ranichauri in Tehri Garhwal District. The college is about 15 km away from New Tehri, 70 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.
The college has been entrusted with responsibilities of generating technology in forestry, hill agriculture and allied fields for the development of hill districts of the newly created state. It also run human resource development programmes, multidisciplinary research and technology transfer suitable to diverse hill agro-climatic conditions that are feasible for easy adoption by the local people and thereby help to improve their socio-economic status.


Keeping the need of sustainability of hill agriculture in view, the college was initially established as hill campus of G. B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology on the directives of Planning Commission of India with subsequent signing of MOU between Govt. of India and Govt. of Uttar Pradesh in 1972 and was formally inaugurated in 1976. However, the campus became fully operational in 1983 after getting strengthened with scientific manpower. Since then the college is functioning as one of the most reputed centers for research, education and extension in Uttarakhand. In 2011, the college came in the jurisdiction of newly created Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal, now the name of university is changed as Veer Chandra Singh Garhwali Uttarakhand University of Horticulture and Forestry, Bharsar, Pauri Garhwal


  • 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


S.noName of the ProjectFunded By Name of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1National initiative on climate Resilient Agriculture, AgrometerologyICARMr. Sumit Chaudhary, Assistant Prof.
2AICRP on Integrated Agrometerology Advisory ServicesICARMr. Sumit Chaudhary, Assistant Prof.
3All India Coordinated Project on Small Millets Improvement (AICRP on Small Millets)ICARDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO ,Plant Pathology
4All India Coordinated Project on Underutilized Crops (AICRP on Underutilized Crops)ICARDr. Ajay Kumar, JRO, Agronomy
5All India Network Project on Outreach of Technologies on Temperate Fruits (AINP on temperate fruits).ICARDr. T. S. Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
6All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops (AICRP on Vegetable crops).ICARDr. T. S. Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
7Management Strategies Against Rhizome Rot of Ginger Under Semi Organic Farming Framework.HMNEHDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
8Establishment of Plant Health ClinicHMM-IIDr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology

Adhoc Projects

Sl. No

Name of the Project

Funded By

Name of the Scientist Nominated as P.I.


Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of UPF 513 on Apple.

UPL Limited

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of UPF 209 b on Apple.

SWAL Corporation Limited

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of Bupirimate 25% EC against Powdery Mildew Disease of Apple

ADAMA India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of coded samples BAS 750 02 F and BAS 751 01 F on Apple diseases (Alternaria leaf blight, Premature leaf fall, Scab and Powdery Mildew)

BASF India Pvt. LTD

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bioefficacy and Phytotoxicity evaluation of Giberrilic acid 0.001% GR (Laatu Premiun) on enhancement of growth &yield in Rice and its effect on succeeding crop

Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy of INGRAIN for enhancement of grain filling & yield in rice and its effect on  succeeding crop

Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Evaluation of CUPROFIX DISPERSS (Copper Sulphate 47.15% + Mancozeb 30 % WG) on Apple

UPL Limited

Dr. Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology


Evaluation of fungicide EPIC 75 G (Hexaconazole 75%) for bio-efficacy against diseases of apple and its phytotoxicity effect on the crop

RALLIS India Ltd.

Dr. Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy Evaluation of Folio Gold 440 SC (Metalaxyl- M 3.3% + Chlorothalonil 33.1% SC) against Ginger rhizome rot


Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy Evaluation of Virtako 1.5 GR (Chlorantraniliprole 0.5% + Thiamethoxam 1%) against pests’ complex in Ginger


Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Evaluation of Sedaxane 2.5% w/v + Fludioxonil 2.5% w/v (50 FS) as seed treatment against soil & seed borne diseases of Wheat.


Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy & phytotoxicity study of Metiram 70% WG in apple

BASF India Limited

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Evaluation of Chlorothalonil 40% + Difenoconazole 4% w/w SC (Bravo Top 550 SC) and Pydiflumetofen 7.5% + Difenoconazole 12.5% w/v (200 SC) against Apple diseases (Scab, Powdery Mildew and Premature leaf fall)


Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity evaluation of ALIETTE (FOSETYL AL 80 % WP) on apple against root rot (Dematophora necatrix) and Collar rot (Phytophthora sp.)

Bayer Crop Science

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy & Phytotoxicity evaluation of FLINT PRO (TRIFLOXYSTROBIN 3.5 % + PROPINEB 61.3 % WG) on apple against Premature leaf fall (Marssonina coronaria) and Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis).

Bayer Crop Science

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


Bio-efficacy & Phytotoxicity evaluation of TEBUCONAZOLE 430 SC on apple against Marssonina blotch and Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis)

Bayer Crop Science

Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology


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 1. Prof. Vinod Prasad Khanduri Dean Forestry Profile
2 Dr. S.P Sati Associate Professor Enviromental Science Profile
3Dr. Amol Vasist Associate Professor Forest Product & Utilization Profile
4Dr. Arvind Bijalwan Associate ProfessorAgroforestryProfile
5Dr.Laxmi Rawat Junior Research Officer Plant PathologyProfile
6Dr. Ajay Kumar Junior Research Officer AgronomyProfile
7 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Assistant Professor Agroforestry Profile
8Dr. Deepa Rawat Assistant Professor Soil ScienceProfile
9 Dr.Taufiq Ahmad Assistant Professor Agriculture Extension & Communication Profile
10Dr. Manoj Kumar Riyal Assistant Professor Physics Profile
11Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Assistant Professor Tree Improvement Profile
12Dr. Arunima Paliwal Junior Research Officer AgronomyProfile
13Mr. Pankaj LalAssistant Professor Forest Product & UtilizationProfile
14Mr. Sumit Chaudhary Assistant Professor AgronomyProfile
15Dr. Sneha Dobhal Assistant Professor SilvicultureProfile
16Mr. Indra Singh Assistant Professor SilvicultureProfile
17Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestryProfile
18Dr. Tej Pal Singh Bisht SMS- KVK Ranichauri HorticultureProfile
19Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science Profile
20Km. Shikha SMS – KVK Ranichauri Soil Science Profile
21Dr. Bhupendra Singh Assistant Professor (Contractual) Forestry Profile
22Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Assistant Professor (Contractual) Microbiology Profile
23Dr. Bhim Jyoti Assistant Professor (Contractual)Seed Science & TechnologyProfile
24Er. Padam SinghAssistant Professor (Contractual) Agricultural Engineering Profile
25Dr. Reena JoshiAssistant Professor (Contractual) AgroforestryProfile
26Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainAssistant Professor (Contractual) BotanyProfile
27Dr. VinodAssistant Professor (Contractual)ForestryProfile
28Dr. Pankaj KumarAssistant Professor (Contractual)Genetics & Plant Breeding Profile
29Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelBotanyProfile
30Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociologyProfile
31Er. Arpan Rao Technical Officer ComputerProfile
32Er. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputerProfile
33Mr.Prakash Singh Negi Technical OfficerAgrometeorologyProfile