Forest research Institute

Run by the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education, Forest Research Institute (FRI) is one of the premium institutes in the country in the field of forestry. The campus is spread over 450 hectare and is covered in lush green. The outer Himalayas form the backdrop of the campus, providing a serene atmosphere. The institute was established in 1906 as the Imperial Forest Research Institute for the purpose of spearheading research in forestry. After Independence, it was renamed Forest Research Institute and Colleges. True to its purpose, the institute has been prominent and influential in the field. This is the place where forest officers and rangers receive their training. There is a museum on forestry that visitors can enjoy between 9:30 am to 5:00 pm. The main building of the institute is a wonderful colonial structure with some Greco-Roman elements. It includes labs, an impressive herbarium, a library, an arboreta, a printing press and an experimental field for forestry field work.

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