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Instrumentation techniques for phytochemical analysis

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

Field Identification of important timbers

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

Wood Seasoning and Protection

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. 


Wood Polymer Composites

Basics of wood, polymers and WPC; Manufacturing WPC; Physical and mechanical characterization of the composite; Additives for WPC; Degradation of WPC (moisture, biodegradation and weathering); Biodegradable composites; Current trends and market potential.  hands-on-experience on compounding, injection moulding and mechanical testing of the composites.


Sandal-wood : seed handling, nursery and plantation technology

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)


Melia Dubia: Cultivation and Utilization

Raising of plantations, wood quality, insect pest, utilization


Bamboo : Propagation , Value addition and Marketing

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, One day Field visits to bamboo plantations and other Institutions dealing with Bamboo in Bangalore.


Statistical  Methods in Forestry

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


Integrated Pests and Disease Management on Sandalwood

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.


Tree Transplantation with Volvo

Introduction: Botany of a tree, Forest types, agroclimatic zones, soil analysis;       Tree transplantation: Definition, Need/importance;     Pre-transplantation modalities: Assessment of tree health, Preparation of  tree, Planting hole and site preparation;        Transplantation modalities: planting hold and site preparation, hormonal treatment, transplantation mechanics: Post transplantation modalities: post transplant care, post transplant monitoring.


Wood Technology

Internal structure of wood (Macro and micro structure); Physical and mechanical properties of wood; Basics of wood composites: Thermosetting composites, Thermoplastic composites; Wood drying/seasoning; Wood preservation; Defects in wood; Biological degradation of wood; Wood modification; Wood finishing; Wood energy; Wood Chemistry.



Over view of Indian forests, forestry principles and practices, Urban forestry, people wild life and forests, long term monitoring of forests, biodiversity resource assessment, current trends in biodiversity acts and regulations, monitoring climate change in forestry sector, wood utilization and prospects in India, bamboo resources utilization, sandalwood – current scenario and prospects, plywood industry  in India, field visit to Bannerghatta national park, Bangalore.


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