Prof. Vinod Prasad Khanduri
DEAN, College Of Forestry, Ranichauri
P.O. Ranichauri, Distt. Tehri Garhwal – 249 199,
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.