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’.
It 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
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.
The 7th DNA and Stars of
Education Leadership Award was
received by Dr. V. Ramakantha, IFS,
(Centre in the picture), IWST,
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