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My University May 7, 2009

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE( Note: Please scroll down to watch the video)

Established as Imperial Forest Research Institute in 1906, Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun is a premier institution under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE). Styled in Greeko-Roman Architecture by C.G. Bloomfield, the main building is a National Heritage which was inaugurated in 1929.  Thickly forested sanctuary spreads all the way to Dehradun. FRI set in a lush green estate spread over 450 hectares, with the outer Himalayas forming its back drop; the Institute’s main building is an impressive edifice, marrying Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture, with a plinth area of 2.5 equipped laboratories, library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research, quite in keeping with the best of its kind anywhere in the world.  There are lovely grounds, tennis courts, indoor stadiums, golf ground, and royal bungalows.

FRI University: As per the Notification no. F.9-25/89-03, Ministry of Human Resource & Development, Dept. of Education, Govt. of India Dated 6th December, 1991 the Forest Research Institute-Dehradun shall be deemed to be a University (Published in Gazette of India, Part I, Section I) .Forest Research Institute, Dehradun made a humble beginning from the Forest School established in 1878. Initially named as Imperial Forest Research Institute, FRI came into being in 1906.

Note: All this information is taken from FRI official website

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Library -National Forest Library and Information Center:

National Forest Library and Information Centre, which is richest in document collection on forestry and allied sciences in South and South-east Asia, having more than 1.66 lakh books and other publications, more than 7,000 ledger files containing research articles, etc. on different forest species, subjects, and almost all Indian and foreign journals on forestry and allied sciences. The major portion of the books in the NFLIC is, of course, related to forestry. But there is a large collection of documents on chemistry, biological sciences, agriculture, etc. There is an excellent Reference Section stocked with encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks and rare books, etc. Besides, it maintains a grey literature collection on forestry which comprises documents like theses and dissertations, research reports, conference proceedings, forest working plans, etc. which are neither formally published nor available commercially. The NFLIC maintain 7,025 Ledger Files containing research and other useful articles on different forest species, subjects, and countries. The most remarkable of the journal titles in the collection are Transactions of the Zoological Society of London from the year 1835; Transactions of the Scottish Arboriculture Society from 1872; Transactions of the Linnaean Society of London from 1875; Justus Liebig’s Annalen Der Chemie from 1880; Nature from 1873; Journal of the Society of Chemical Industry from 1882; and Indian Forester from 1875. The current journal titles include almost all the titles published on forestry from India and abroad and other important Indian and foreign journals on related subjects like agriculture, biological sciences, chemistry, etc. It also subscribes bibliographical databases like Forest Science on CD-ROM.  The NFLIC has computerized its housekeeping as well as information retrieval functions by designing integrated software, which has also facilitated the access of the NFLIC on-line. Besides, the NFLIC provides all other services to its user viz. reference, referral, circulation, reprography, inter-library loan, etc.

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FRI Universityhas separate hostels for boys and girls with adequate facilities to make them feel at home away from home. Hostel has well equipped gym, playgrounds for basket ball, badminton, lawn tennis and table tennis. Staying in SHISHAM is a wonderful and memorable experience. It is one of the centre of attraction in reserved forest of FRI campus. SHISHAM is not just hostel; it is    a place of enthusiasm and vigour. This hostel houses mostly postgraduates, post masters and post graduate diploma students. The total accommodation capacity of Shisham hostel is 100 (Therefore it is well known by 100 Hostel) but in August 2009, it is increased up to 136. New well furnished 18 rooms are constructed upon the Mess. The spacious lounge, huge mess, gorgeous garden with plenty of trees such as Teak, Bamboo, Litchi, Neem, Mango, etc. enhanced the beauty. Bamboos are the homes for the monkeys, who destroy almost everything in the hostel. These trees give a pleasant environment to the hostel. Along with the well-equipped hostel gym and good playgrounds helps to mould the body and mind. In simple words it is a paradise.


Video: Forest Research Institute, Dehradun, India


4 Responses to “My University”

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