M.Sc in Forest Products

Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry

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Typology Master
  • Master

Where and when
Starts Location
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The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Starts On request
The Registrar Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP), 173230, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Course programme

Forest Products including medicinal and aromatic plants have emerged as very important resources not only from the point of view of economic contribution to the society, but also call our attention for their conservation and sustainable use. Such resources are now being considered at national and international level, almost at par with the utility and importance of major forest based products like timber etc. Resource assessment, evaluation and utilization of such forest products are basic to their sustainable use. With this in new, the department of Forest products was created in 1988 to cater to the needs of research and developing human resources well versed in different aspects of forest products, especially medicinal and aromatic plants. Since the issues involved are multidisciplinary, like forestry, botany, chemistry, agronomy, breeding, wood science etc, an integrated approach is being adopted in the department. Accordingly the department has a mandate to provide specialization in the fields of:

  1. Wood Science and Utilization
  2. Logging and Wood Processing
  3. Forest Products
  4. Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
The department is engaged in teaching, research and extension activities and has undertaken various research projects/schemes and many of these have been successfully completed. Training programmes covering various aspects of medicinal and aromatic plants are also organized for farmers, entrepreneurs, NGOs, Mahila Mandals etc.

Degree Offered/Awarded

M.Sc. Forestry (Forest Products)
Ph.D. Forestry (Forest Products)
Specialization progammes
Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Agronomical practices
  • Breeding
  • Floristic studies (Survey/classification/utilization)
  • Ethno botany (indigenous traditional knowledge)
  • Conservation of genetic resources
  • Medicinal chemistry
  • documentation
Wood science and technology
  • Composite wood
  • Wood properties
Other non-timber products
  • Katha and cutch (extraction technology)
  • Oleoresin tapping technology

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