Department of Forestry Department

Department of Forestry
Head: Prof. B. Gopi Chand

Phone number of the head:  +91-8794154869
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Period of headship: Since August 2019

About the department:

The Department of Forestry was established in 1990 as a campus of NEHU, Shillong with an aim to undertake teaching and research activities in frontier areas of forestry to cater human resource that can support livelihood options for the region. After the establishment of Mizoram University in 2000, the department continued its education and research programs as a full-fledged department and has been established as a leading centre of forestry research and education in the region by producing number of skilled human resources who are actively involved in biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management. The department aspires to be the world’s leading centre in the field of forestry education, research. Department is supported by the DST-FIST. The department is offering M.Sc Forestry, M.Phil Forestry and Ph.D Forestry. The present intake capacity of students in MSc Forestry programme is 30.The courses are designed with Foundations Courses + Core Courses + Specialization Courses + Open Electives as per the guidelines of the Mizoram University Choice Based Credit System (CBCS).

The mission of the department is:

  • to educate, train and bring out the next generation of qualified forestry professionals who could lead the frontier areas of forestry research and extension for the scientific use of forest resources
  • to carry out distinctive problem solving and fundamental research on ecosystem analysis, conservation and restoration
  • to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and acceptable and economically feasible management practices for the natural and modified forest ecosystems with emphasis on shifting agriculture practices
  • to share our knowledge with others through organizing national and international conferences and establishing collaborating programs with other national and international institutions to encourage exchange programs for teachers and students through establishing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).

Year of Establishment: 1990 as a campus of NEHU, Shillong

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Prof. Gopichand, Professor
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Prof. U.K. Sahoo, Professor
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Prof. S.K. Tripathi, Professor
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  Prof. Lalnundanga, Professor
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Prof. Kalidas Upadhyaya, Professor



Dr. Kewat Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Professor /


Dr. Nagaraj Hegde, Assistant Professor
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Dr. Keshav Kumar Upadhyay, Assistant Professor
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Dr. Suresh Kumar, Assistant Professor
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Dr. David C. Vanlalfakawma, Assistant Professor

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Department achievements:

1. DST-FIST supported Department.

2. PhD awarded : 43; M.Phil: 1

3. Number of students receiving/received National Fellowships and Awards:
CSIR-Research Associate : 01
Kothari Fellow : 01
DST-WOS-A : 03
DBT Research Associate : 01
INSPIRE Fellowship : 04
RGNF : 08
Maulana Azad Fellowship : 02

4. Departments Alumni Placements
University Faculty Member : 05
State Forest Department : 06
State Agriculture Department / KVK : 08
College Teachers : 05
Scientist : 03
Post Doctoral Fellow : 03
Lecturers on Contract (in colleges) : 01
Technical Assistant : 04
School Teachers (Private) : 10
School Teachers (State) : 02
School Teachers under RMSA : 01
Bank PO : 01
Others (NGOs, Entrepreneurs etc..) : ~20