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1. Instrumentation Techniques for Phytochemical Analysis

Course Director : Dr. Rakesh Kumar

Dates                  : Ist  Course: 9th -11th  July 2018 (3 days)

                       : IInd Course: 10th - 12th October  2018 (3 days)

                      :IIInd Course: 3rd - 5th  December 2018 (3 days)

Fees                    : Rs 4500/- (For all other categories) (without lodging facility)

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


2. Field Identification of Important Timbers

Course Director : Dr. Anil Kumar Sethy

Dates                   : Ist  Course: 23rd – 27th  July 2018 (5 days)

                        : IInd Course: 12th -16th  November 2018 (5 days)

Fees                     : Rs 10000/- (With boarding and lodging); Rs.6000/- (without lodging facility)

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


3. Wood Seasoning and Protection

Course Director  :    Mrs. D. Venmalar

Dates                    : Ist   24th -28th September, 2018 ( 5 days )

                        :IInd 4th – 8th February 2019 (5 days)

Fees                      : Rs 10,000/- (With boarding and lodging); Rs.6000/- (without  lodging facility)

Course content : 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. 


4. Wood Polymer Composites

Course Director   :  Dr. Shakti Singh Chauhan

Dates                    :  Ist   25th  February 2019 (1 day)

Fees                     :   Rs 1,500/- (without  lodging facility)


Course Content : Basics of wood, polymers and WPC; Manufacturing WPC; Physical and mechanical characterization of the composite;


5. Sandal-wood : seed handling, nursery and plantation technology

Course Director : Dr. R. Sundararaj  (Mobile No: +91-9740433959)

Date                   :  Ist  Course: 10th - 14th December 2018 (5 days)

Course Director : Dr. B. N. Diwakara,

Date                  : IInd Course: 18th  - 22nd February 2019 (5 days)

Fees                     : Rs 12,000/- (With boarding and lodging), Rs 10, 000/- (Without lodging),

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 day field visit to KSDL)


6. Bamboo : Propagation , Value addition and Marketing

Course Director    : Dr. T.N. Manohara

Dates                      :  27th -29th August 2018 (3 days)

Fees                        :  Rs.6,000/- (With boarding and lodging),  Rs.4,500/- (without  lodging facility)


Course content     : 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, half day Field visits to to established Bamboo plantations.


7. Statistical  Methods in Forestry

Course Directors   : Dr. Ritesh Tailor

                           : Dr. M. Srinivasa Rao, IFS

Dates                       :  I course  :    5th – 7th  September  2018 (3 days)

Fees                         :   Rs 6,000/- (With boarding and lodging), Rs.5000/- (without  lodging facility)

                           :  Rs. 4,500/- (With boarding and lodging for students), Rs. 4,000/- (Without lodging for students)

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


8.  Integrated Pests and Disease Management on Sandalwood

Course Director : Dr. A. Muthukumar

Dates                   :  Ist  Course: 20th November 2018 (one day)

Fees                     : Rs 1,500/- (without lodging and boarding facility)

Course Content   :  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.


9. Tree Transplantation with Volvo

Course Director    : Mr. M. Srinivasa Rao, IFS

Dates                      : 29th May, 2018 (1day)

Fees                        : Rs. 10,000/- (With lodging and boarding)

                            Rs.   6,000/- (Without lodging facility)


Course Content : 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.


10. Wood Technology

Course Director    : Dr. Anil Kumar Sethy

Dates                      : 28th – 30th January, 2019 (3 days)

Fees                        : Rs. 10,000/- (With lodging and boarding)

                             Rs.   6,000/- (Without lodging facility)


Course Content  : 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.


11. Forestry  

Course Directors    : Dr. N. Ravi

Course Co-Director : Sri.  M. Srinivasa Rao, IFS

Dates                      : 19th-21st  December, 2018 (3 days)

Fees                        : Rs. 8,000/- (With lodging and boarding)

                             Rs. 5,000/- (Without lodging facility)


Course Content  : 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.


Advanced Woodworking Training Centre (AWTC) of the Institute imparts Training on

1.       Basic machinery,

2.       CNC machine and

3.       PYTHA software on regular basis to the industries and other stakeholders.

     For details please visit our website: http://iwst.icfre.gov.in/awwtc/awwtc.htm



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 : 080-22190173

Fax : 080-23340529

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



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