- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 2 Years
- Offered by: Forest Research Institute, Dehradun
Master of Science in Wood Science and Technology is a full-time two-year course degree offered by Forest Research Institute, Dehradun and approved by ICFRE.
The Master in Wood Science and Technology programme aims to provide opportunity to the students wishing to pursue professional careers in science and technology of wood as natural resource and to make themselves aware about the problems related to wood as basic material to manufacture various useful products. The structure of the curriculum is designed to synthesize multi-disciplinary knowledge in the biological and physical science of wood and its industrial application. The syllabus comprises of basics of wood anatomy, chemistry, physics, mechanics as well as processing knowledge and techniques to manufacture solid and composite wood products. The programme is designed to improve the qualitative, quantitative and futuristic aspects of students. Students are also expected to improve their capacities as leaders and managers through study tour, industrial attachment and excursions and other opportunities. Human Resource Management and Marketing and Enterprise Development are also the part of syllabus to build their entrepreneurial skills and aptitude
The Forest Research Institute University shall admit the students to the M.Sc. courses, through entrance examination.
System of admission
An advertisement will be made in at least three leading national news papers sometime in January / February inviting applications for admission to the programmes to be conducted by the Institute. The number of seats fixed and advertised will not be generally changed. However the Institute has the right to withdraw the programme/programmes offered by it due to operational difficulties in a particular academic Year/session.
Reservation for scheduled castes / tribes, OBC
15 percent of the total available seats shall be reserved for scheduled castes and seven and 7.5 percent for scheduled tribes candidate subject to their being otherwise suitable. These reservations shall be interchangeable i.e. if sufficient number of candidates are not available to fill up the seats reserved for scheduled tribes candidates, these can be filled up from among suitable scheduled castes candidates within the programme concerned. The quota fixed for scheduled castes tribes cannot be de-reserved even if none of the scheduled caste/ tribe candidate qualify for admission in a particular course. The reservation to OBC is being provided as per the policy of the Govt. of India.
Three years bachelor’s degree with Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry or B.Sc. degree in Forestry with minimum 50% marks.