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 and
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.