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  COURSE CALENDAR (2022-23)

1. Sandalwood: Farming and Management of its Health

Course Director : Dr. R. Sundararaj

Dates                   : 27th to 29th April, 2022

Contact                :  080-22190154, 9740433959, rsundararaj@icfre.org

Fees                     : Rs. 9,000/- (With boarding and lodging) + 18% GST; Rs. 6,000/- (Without lodging facility) + 18% GST

Course content : Basics of raising healthy nurseries and plantations of sandalwood with special focus on good silvicultural practices for the best health of sandalwood; management of pest and disease of sandalwood with practical demonstrations in field; economics; oil extraction and protection details.

 

2. Bamboo Tissue Culture

Course Director  : Ms. Tresa Hamalton

Dates                    : 20th to 24th June, 2022

Contact                : 080-22190137, 9360473165, tresa@icfre.org

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

Course content: Preparation of media; Aseptic techniques; Explants collection, processing and surface sterilization; Inoculation techniques for shoot initiation; In vitro shoot multiplication; In vitro and ex vitro rooting; Clonal fidelity testing; Potting mixture preparation; Methods of hardening of in vitro and ex vitro rooted plants at mist chamber.

 

3. Bamboo: Propagation and Management

Course Director  :  Dr. T.N. Manohara

Dates                    : 24th to 26th  August, 2022

Contact                : 080-22190156, 9435351304, manoharatn@icfre.org

Fees                      : Rs. 9,000/- (With boarding and lodging) + 18% GST ; Rs. 6,000/- (Without lodging facility) + 18% GST

Course Content : Bamboo distribution; taxonomy; identification; nursery and propagation methods; precision farming and sustainable management of bamboo plantations; methods of bamboo harvesting.

 

4. Sandalwood: Establishment and Maintenance of Healthy Nurseries and Plantations  

Course Director   : Dr. R. Sundararaj

Dates                     : 19th - 23rd September, 2022

Contact                 : 080-22190154, 9740433959, rsundararaj@icfre.org

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

Course Content : Seed and nursery technology of sandalwood with hands on training; management of pests and diseases in sandalwood nursery and plantations with special focus on good silvicultural practices for best health of sandalwood; sandalwood trade; economics; protection; utilization and assessment of oil content and demonstration of oil extraction; policy and schemes of Forest Department for encouraging raisin of sandalwood plantations; visit to relevant laboratories and sandalwood plantations.

 

5. Wood Modification and Composites

Course Director  : Dr. S.R. Shukla and Sri. Ritesh D. Ram

Dates                   :  13th & 14th October, 2022

Contact               : 080-2290171, 8088530619, srshukla@icfre.org;  080-22190178, 9449056230, ritesh@icfre.org

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

Course content  : Basics of wood and wood properties; wood bio-degradation; weathering of wood; need for modification; techniques of wood modification (chemical, thermal and impregnation); value addition and protection of wood by modification.

 

6. Bamboo: Nursery Techniques, Plantation Management, Harvesting and Utilization

Course Director : Dr. M.V. Durai

Dates                   : 18th to 22nd October 2022

Contact                :  080-22190159, 9445944288, vediappand@icfre.org

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

Course content : Bamboo resource distribution; taxonomy and identification; nursery and propagation methods; genetic improvement of bamboos; clump management; methods of bamboo harvesting; bamboo grading and marketing; value additionand one day field visit to bambusetum and bamboo experimental trails at Gottipura and Nallal.

 

7. Sandalwood: Tissue Culture Techniques

Course Director  :  Ms. Tresa Hamalton

Dates                    : 9th to 11th November 2022

Contact                : 080-22190137, 9360473165, tresa@icfre.org

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

Course Content : Demonstration on Media preparation; Explant collection; Surface sterilization and inoculation; Shoot multiplication and rooting; Potting mixture preparation and hardening in mist chamber.

 

8. Wood Seasoning and Preservation

Course Director  : Mr. Ritesh D. Ram and Ms. C. N. Vani

Dates                    : 15th to 18th November 2021

Contact                : 080-22190178, 9449056230, ritesh@icfre.org; 080-22190174, 9448505140, cnvani@icfre.org

Fees                     : Rs. 12,000/- (With boarding and lodging) + 18% GST;  Rs. 8,000/- (Without lodging facility) + 18% GST

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

 

9. Field Identification of Important Timbers

Course Director   : Dr. M. Sujatha

Dates                     : 21st to 25th November 2022

Contact                 : 080-22190173, 9945854974, msujatha@icfre.org

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

Course content : Field Identification of 25 commercial timbers, Method of identification (Physical properties and internal structural features)

 

10. Seed handling, Nursery and Plantation Technology  

Course Director   : Dr. B.N. Diwakar and Dr. N. Ravi

Dates                     : I Course: 12th to 16th December, 2022 (Dr. B.N. Diwakar); II Course: 13th to 17th February, 2023 (Dr. N. Ravi)

Contact                : 080-2210119, 9483252839, bndiwakar@icfre.org; 080-2290155, 9435524070, nravi@icfre.org

Fees                       : Rs. 15,000/- (With boarding and lodging) + 18% GS ; Rs. 10,000/- (Without lodging facility) + 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 half day field visit to KSDL).

 

11.  Extraction and Quality Assessment of Sandalwood and other Essential Oils 

Course Director   :  Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Dates                     : 11th & 12th January, 2023

Contact                 :  080-2210191, 9412973726, rakesh@icfre.org

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

Course content : Basics of essential oil; extraction techniques of essential oil; quality assessment of essential oil; Value addition of essential oil; practical demonstration of essential oil extraction and testing of essential oil for quality control.

 

12. Plant Molecular Biology Techniques

Course Director : Dr. B.N. Diwakar and Dr. N. Ravi

Dates                   : 6th to 10th February, 2023

Contact               : 080-22190137, 9360473165, tresa@icfre.org

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

Course content :  Handling of equipments used in molecular biology; Hands-on DNA extraction from different plant tissues and its quantification; Hands-on DNA separation by AGE and PAGE; Demonstration of PCR and its application in genetic diversity analysis, clonal fidelity testing of TC plants, DNA barcoding; InsilicoDNA analysis tool/software.

 

NOTE: The above courses can be customized and scheduled to any mutually convenient period on request based on number of participants. For students/research scholars, a concessional fee of Rs.4000/- and Rs.7000/- (without lodging facility) will be charged for 3 days training and 5 days training respectively.

 

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 either in cash or through Demand Draft drawn in favour of “The Director, IWST-Training” payable at Bangalore. The fee can also be remitted by online transfer to the following bank account.

Account Name : The Director, IWST training

Bank Name : Union Bank of India

Account Name : 392002010007384

IFSC Code : UBINO539201

Swift Code : UBININBBGNB

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.

 

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 : 080-22190198; 080-22190201;

Fax : 080-23340529

E-mail : extension_iwst@icfre.org ; dir_iwst@icfre.org

 

 
 
 
 

 
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