Good. This goodness in wood emanates from its inherent
qualities-natural, diverse, renewable and biodegradable.
More so, it locks carbon, It demands very less energy for
its manipulation and is amenable for industrialization. All
these make wood the best among the materials available in
the present world. The institute of wood science &
technology (IWST) proudly strives to promote this wonderful
material – ‘wood’.
t was the vision of his Highness,
the maharaja of Mysore , Sri Krishnaraj Wodeyar IV, who was referred to
as a ‘Raja Rishi’- a Saint and a king by mahatma
Gandhi, that led to the birth of Forest Research
Laboratory (FRL) in 1938, which ,five decades
later, took its present name and form
.sprawling over 25 acres, IWST is among the
greenest spaces of Bangalore. The Institute is
dedicated to bring about scientific advancements
and technological enhancements in the field of
forestry and wood sciences.
It is recognized
to be a Centre of Excellence for Sandalwood
Research and Wood Science. I welcome you to the
website of the Institute, which has been
recently celebrated its Platinum Jubilee.