Forest Research Institute

Forest Research Institute

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Forest Research Institute

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The Forest Research Institute is an institute of the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education and is a premier institution in the field of forestry research in India. It is located at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. It was established in 1906 and is one of the oldest institutions of its kind. In 1991, it had been declared a deemed university by the University Grants Commission University Grants Commission.


<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Forest Research Institute is spread over 4.5&nbsp;kmĀ², with the outer Himalayas nearby. The main building has Greco-Roman and Colonial styles of architecture. It has laboratories, a library, herbarium, arboreta, printing press and experimental field areas for conducting forestry research. Its museums, in addition to being a source of scientific information, are an attraction for tourists.


FRI and College Area campus is a census town, between Dehradun Cantonment in the north and the Indian Military Academy to the south. The Tons River forms its Western Boundary.

Training facility

Officers of the Indian Forest Service are trained here, as the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education that runs the Institute also runs the IFS, as well as the Wildlife Institute of India and Indian Institute of Forest Management.


FRI also contains a museum on forestry. It is open from 9:30am to 5:00pm daily, which an entry fee of Rs15 per person and a nominal entry fee for...
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