College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Sushil Kumar Gupta
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. Sushil Kumar Gupta has more than 25 years experience of teaching, research and extension in the discipline of agroforestry. He graduated in agriculture from HKKVV, Palampur (HP) in 1988 with forestry as elective subject and post graduate and doctorate in Forestry with specialization in Silviculture from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP). He has won several academic awards, medals and fellowships during studies. Besides teaching the undergraduates in Agriculture also contributed in the development and modification of course curriculum of agriculture and forestry degree progarmme; handled Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun funded projects on Poplar, Forest Tree Seeds and Bamboo; worked as Co-PI of NATP project on reclamation of eroded areas, project on pasture and grassland improvement; pilot project on rehabilitation of Lantana infested forest lands; NOVOD Board funded project on Jatropha; handled project on kala zeera funded under Horticulture Technology Mini Mission-I, GoI. He remained Member Secretary, Board of Studies (UG), Member Secretary, Board of Studies, PG Faculty, member of committee for the Regional Variety Testing Committee (RVTC) constituted by ICFRE, Dehra Dun for releasing and registration of improved variety (Clones, Progenies and Hybrids). He was awarded Fellow of Range Management Society of India, Jhansi and is the Councilor (North Zone) for Indian Society of Tree Scientists, Solan, India. He has headed the Division of Agroforestry for more than three years with notable contributions; institution of Ph.D Degree progarmme in Forestry, sanctioning of AICRP, organization of National level Model Training Course and Winter School and attracted funds for research. He has handled All India Coordinated Research Project on Agroforestry. He has authored three books, 14book chapters and more than 40 research publications in referred national and international journals of repute, edited training compendiums, popular articles, and project reports besides presentations in national/international conferences / seminars /symposia. He has supervised four students of Masters and one Doctorate in Forestry. He has also been the expert for paper setting and external examiner for M.Sc. and Ph. D Forestry thesis in many SAUs, CAU, and FRI. Also empanelled as Advisor/Subject Expert of Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi and expert member of National Core Group under Broad Subject Matter Area (BSMA) of Forestry by ICAR.


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


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
4“Livelihood Development Programme of Framers in Dam Affected Areas of District Tehri Garhwal Through Integrated Farming Systems Approach’’SEWA-THDC Prof. Sushil Kumar Gupta,DEAN, CoF-Ranichauri
5All India Coordinated Project on Underutilized Crops(AICRP on Underutilized Crops)ICARDr. Ajay Kumar, JRO,Agronomy
6All India Network Project on Outreach of Technologies on Temperate Fruits (AINP on temperate fruits).ICARDr. T. S. Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
7All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops (AICRP on Vegetable crops).ICARDr. T. S. Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
8Management strategies against rhizome rot of ginger under organic farming framework.HMNEHDr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology

Adhoc Projects

S.noName of the ProjectFunded ByName of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1Establishment of Plant Health ClinicHorticulture Mini Mission- II(HMM-II)Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
2Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of UPF 513 on Apple.UPL LimitedDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
3Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of UPF 209 b on Apple.SWAL Corporation LimitedDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
4Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Evaluation of Bupirimate 25% EC against powdery mildew disease on apple ADAMA India Pvt. Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
5Bio-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. LTDDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
6Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity Study of Promalin for Growth and Etoxazole 10 % SC Against Mites in Apple Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
7Bio-efficacy Evaluation of Folio Gold 440 SC (Metalaxyl – M 3.3% + Chlorothalonil 33.1% SC) against Ginger rhizome rotSyngenta India Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
8Bio-efficacy Evaluation of Virtako 1.5 GR (Chlorantraniliprole 0.5% + Thiamethoxam 1%) against pests’ complex in Ginger Syngenta India Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
9Evaluation of Sedaxane 2.5% w/v + Fludioxonil 2.5% w/v (50 FS) as seed treatment against soil & seed borne diseases of Wheat. Syngenta India Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
10“Bio-efficacy & Phytotoxicity study of Metiram 70% WG and MACCANI (Pyraclostrobin 4 % + Dithioanon 12 % WG) in apple BASF India LimitedDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
11Evaluation 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)Syngenta India Ltd.Dr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
12Bio-efficacy and Phytotoxicity evaluation of ALIETTE (FOSETYL AL 80 % WP) on apple against root rot (Dematophora necatrix) and Collar rot (Phytophthora sp.) Bayer Crop ScienceDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
13Bio-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 ScienceDr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology
14Bio-efficacy & Phytotoxicity evaluation of TEBUCONAZOLE 430 SC on apple against Marssonina blotch and Apple Scab (Venturia inaequalis) Bayer Crop ScienceDr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology
15Bioefficacy Evaluation of MACT-01 and CUSTODIA (Azoxystrobin 11% + Tebuconazole 18.3%) against diseases of Apple ADAMA India Pvt. Ltd.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 Prof. Sushil Kumar Gupta DEAN Forestry Profile
2 Prof. V.P. Khanduri Professor Forestry Profile
3 Dr. S.P Sati Associate Professor Enviromental Science Profile
4Dr. Amol Vasist Associate Professor Forest Product & Utilization Profile
5Dr. Arvind Bijalwan Associate ProfessorAgroforestryProfile
6Dr.Laxmi Rawat Junior Research Officer Plant PathologyProfile
7Dr. Ajay Kumar Junior Research Officer AgronomyProfile
8 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Assistant Professor Agroforestry Profile
9Dr. Deepa Rawat Assistant Professor Soil ScienceProfile
10 Dr.Taufiq Ahmad Assistant Professor Agriculture Extension & Communication Profile
11Dr. Manoj Kumar Riyal Assistant Professor Physics Profile
12Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Assistant Professor Tree Improvement Profile
13Dr. Arunima Paliwal Junior Research Officer AgronomyProfile
14Mr. Pankaj LalAssistant Professor Forest Product & UtilizationProfile
15Mr. Sumit Chaudhary Assistant Professor AgronomyProfile
16Dr. Sneha Dobhal Assistant Professor SilvicultureProfile
17Mr. Indra Singh Assistant Professor SilvicultureProfile
18Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestryProfile
19Dr. Tej Pal Singh Bisht SMS- KVK Ranichauri HorticultureProfile
20Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science Profile
21Km. Shikha SMS – KVK Ranichauri Soil Science Profile
22Dr. Bhupendra Singh Assistant Professor (Contractual) Forestry Profile
23Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Assistant Professor (Contractual) Microbiology Profile
24Dr. Bhim Jyoti Assistant Professor (Contractual)Seed Science & TechnologyProfile
25Er. Padam SinghAssistant Professor (Contractual) Agricultural Engineering Profile
26Dr. Reena JoshiAssistant Professor (Contractual) AgroforestryProfile
27Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainAssistant Professor (Contractual) BotanyProfile
28Dr. VinodAssistant Professor (Contractual)ForestryProfile
29Dr. Pankaj KumarAssistant Professor (Contractual)Genetics & Plant Breeding Profile
30Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelBotanyProfile
31Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociologyProfile
32Km. AnupamaTeaching Personnel Library ScienceProfile
33Er. Arpan Rao Technical Officer ComputerProfile
34Er. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputerProfile
35Mr.Prakash Singh Negi Technical OfficerAgrometeorologyProfile