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Dr. Arvind Bijalwan
Joint Director Extension
VCSG Uttarakhand University of Horticulture & Forestry, Bharsar
9412983808 , directorextensionuuhf@gmail.com

Dr. Arvind Bijalwan is a streamline forester having B.Sc. Forestry (4 yrs); M.Sc. Forestry (Agroforestry) and Ph.D. in Forestry with specialization in Agroforestry. He has occupied All India Rank-3 in JRF and qualified NET examination three times in Forestry, Forestry and Environmental Science.

About 16 years of Teaching, Research, Extension and consultancy experience in Forestry Management, Agroforestry, Silviculture, Remote Sensing and GIS and Natural Resource Management. Prior to present position, Dr. Bijalwan has worked as Assistant Professor (HRD Scale at par of Associate Professor as in IIT/IIM) at Indian Institute of Forest Management, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, Bhopal, MP, India.  Dr Bijalwan has also served as Assistant Professor at College of Forestry & Environment, Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University, Allahabad, UP, India. He worked as Principal Investigator/Project Coordinator of a special project of Rs. 12.18 crore implemented by MPVS, Gaja for employment generation through cultivation of Medicinal and Aromatic plants for the Western Himalayan community in Tehri Garhwal of Uttarakhand, India. He has handles about half dozens of research and extension Projects with a capacity of PI and Co-PI. Dr. Bijalwan has worked on plantation assessment, monitoring and evaluation w.r.t. survival, quality, growth pattern, influence of microclimate on plant growth in different parts of tropical, sub-tropical and temperate regions of country. He was engaged in analysing and assessing the potential and possibility of various agroforestry and farm forestry systems and combinations and also documented their case studies. Presently he is working on agroforestry management, productivity and assessment of biomass and carbon in agroforestry systems with an integrated theme of livelihood promotion linking Biodiversity (agro-biodiversity), Carbon Sequestration potential in Agroforestry systems connecting to Combating the Climate Change. He has also visited abroad and good exposure of outside India for various agroforestry systems. Dr. Bijalwan is in the Editorial Board of eighteen National and International Journals. He is life member of six scientific and professional societies and also annual and biannual member of nine professional societies. He has also delivered about forty radio talks from All India Radio stations Aakashwani and local radio stations and presented various TV programmes on doordarshan.

Dr. Bijalwan has selected for faculty positions in various State Government Universities and Institutions and also selected for Master’s programme in two prestigious Universities abroad. He has published 63 Research papers, 52 Scientific articles and written 3 books also guided 3 Doctoral and 06 M. Phil and Master level Students.