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1. Statistical  Methods in Forestry

Course Directors   : Dr. Ritesh Tailor

                           : Ms. P.R.Triveni

Dates                       :  I course  :    27th – 29th  May  2019 (3 days)

Fees                         :   Rs 6,000/- (With boarding and lodging), Rs.4500/- (without  lodging facility)+ 18 % GST

Course Content : Elementary Statistical Methods, Sampling Techniques, Design of Experiment, Application of Statistics in Forestry Research and Data analysis and interpretation using SYSTAT statistical software.


2. Instrumentation Techniques for Phytochemical Analysis

Course Director : Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Dates                  : Ist  Course: 8th -10th  July 2019 (3 days)

Fees                    : Rs 6,000/- (With boarding and lodging), Rs.4500/- (without  lodging facility)+ 18 % GST

Course content: Instrumental analysis with different chromatographic tools like GC, analytical HPLC and preparative HPLC, spectroscopic analytical methods like UV and FTIR. 


3. Field Identification of Important Timbers

Course Director : Dr. S.R. Shukla

Dates                   : Ist  Course: 22nd – 26th  July 2019 (5 days)

                        : IInd Course: 18h -22nd November 2019 (5 days)

Fees                     : Rs 10000/- (With boarding and lodging); Rs.6000/- (without lodging facility)

Course content :  Field Identification of 25 commercial timbers; Method of identification (physical properties and internal structural features).


4. Bamboo : Propagation , Value addition and Marketing

Course Director    : Dr. T.N. Manohara

Dates                      :  26th -28th August 2019 (3 days)

Fees                        :  Rs.6,000/- (With boarding and lodging),  Rs.4,500/- (without  lodging facility) + 18 % GST

Course content     : Bamboo : an overview and prospects for domestication, Propagation methods in Bamboo, Pest and Diseases Problem in Bamboo and its Protection,  Bamboo as a Green Building Material, Bamboo Preservation Techniques, Design Principles in Bamboo, value addition in bamboo, Bamboo Thermo Plastics Composite,  Gasification and Bioenergy, Lifestyle products in Bamboo, Policy and marketing  related issues in Bamboo sector, half day Field visits to to established Bamboo plantations.


5. Wood Seasoning and Protection

Course Director  :    Dr. Pankaj Kumar Aggarwal (For Course I)

                        :    Dr. Shakti Singh Chauhan (For Course II)

Dates                    : Ist   23rd -27th September, 2019 ( 5 days )

                        :IInd 3rd – 7th February 2020 (5 days)

Fees                      : Rs 10,000/- (With boarding and lodging); Rs.6000/- (without  lodging facility) + 18 % GST

Course content : Wood drying and preservation, basic concepts of wood drying, methods of wood drying, drying schedules, different types of drying defects and their control, different types of wood preservatives, methods of wood treatment and safety measures (i.e. handling issues, Wood modification, protection from weathering and wood coating, wood degradation by different kind of bio-organisms (i.e. fungi, termites, borers, etc.) and marine biodegradation and about their preventive measures. 


6. Sandalwood Farming and management of its health

Course Director : Dr. R. Sundararaj

Date                     : 5th  – 7th November, 2019

Fees                     : Rs. 6,000/- (With lodging and boarding) + 18% GST Rs. 4,500/- (Without lodging facility) + 18% GST

Course Content : Basics of raising healthy Sandalwood seedlings and plantations. Diseases of Sandalwood and their management. Pest problems of Sandalwood and their management. Display of pest and disease problems in field conditions and demonstration of effective management measures.


7. Sandal-wood : seed handling, nursery and plantation technology

Course Director : Shri.V.Shettappanavar, IFS, & HoD GTI Ph: 080-22190118 &  (For Course I)

                        : Dr. P.V.Somashekar, Chief Technical Officer Ph: 080-22190131  (For Course I)

                        : Dr. N. Ravi  (For Course II)

                             :  Dr. B. N. Diwakara (for Course III)

Date                :  Ist  Course: 14th - 18th October 2019 (5 days)

Date                   :  IIInd Course: 09th - 13th December 2019 (5 days)

Date                  : IIIrd Course: 10th  - 14th February 2020 (5 days)

Fees                     : Rs 15,000/- (With boarding and lodging), Rs 10, 000/- (Without lodging),+ 18% GST

Course Content : Components of nursery, propagation techniques, composting, concept of root trainers based seedling production, seed technology, supplementary nutrition, bio-fertilizers, pest management in nursery and quality assessment of seedlings (includes one day field tour and day field visit to KSDL)


Advanced Woodworking Training Centre (AWTC) of the Institute imparts Training on

1.       Basic machinery,

2.       CNC machine and

3.       PYTHA software on regular basis to the industries and other stakeholders.

     For details please visit our website: http://iwst.icfre.gov.in/awwtc/awwtc.htm


  1. GST will be charged extra as applicable. GST charges are exempted for all Government organizations.

  2. For students/Research Scholars, a concessional fee of Rs. 4000/- and Rs. 6000/- (without lodging facility) will be charged for 3 days training and 5 days training respectively.

  3. The training fee may be remitted to the institute training account as per the following details

Account Name : Director, IWST training

Bank Name : Union Bank of India

Account Name : 392002010007384

IFSC Code : UBINO539201



Facilities: The Institute has well equipped laboratories, wood processing machineries, timber seasoning and preservation plant, nursery for raising seedlings and mist chamber for clonal propagation, Xylarium, insect museum, library and computer center etc. It also has nurseries and experimental field stations for conducting wood science and forestry research as well as training. A Scientists’ Hostel and a Guest House within the campus can accommodate the trainees well.

Faculty: The Institute has qualified and trained scientists with national and international exposure. Apart from the scientists of the Institute, renowned experts from other reputed institutions/universities are also engaged as resource persons/guest faculty.

Registration: The application/nomination letter should be sent in the prescribed format to the respective contact persons, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, 18th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore 560 003 at least 15 days before the commencement of the respective course. The requisite course fee can be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Director, Institute of Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore” payable at Bangalore.

Participants are advised to commence their journey for the training only after receiving confirmation about the course. If adequate response for a particular course is not received, the same is liable to be cancelled. In that case, the course fee will be refunded to the concerned.


Important Information

Director / Extension Division

Institute of Wood Science and Technology,

18th Cross, Malleshwaram,

Bangalore 560 003

Phone : 080-22190179; 080-22190106

Fax : 080-23340529

E-mail : extension_iwst@icfre.org pankaj@icfre.org



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