The Directorate of Research is headed by Deputy Director General (Research) and supported with three Assistant Director General (Research Planning), Assistant Director General (Monitoring and Evaluation) and Assistant Director General (Biodiversity & Climate Change) and number of scientists. The Directorate ensures that all research projects taken up by ICFRE Institutes are need based and address the regional and national forestry research problem. The research prioritization by the Directorate is through participatory mechanism involving all the stakeholders and end users. For holistic approach to address the research problems and to avoid duplication of work, ICFRE has initiated an All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRPs) on some emerging themes and including important forestry species.
The Directorate of Research has the unique distinction of for holistic approach to address the research problems and to avoid duplication of research work ICFRE has initiated all India coordinated research projects (AICRPs) on some emerging themes and important forestry species. The divisions of the Directorate complement each other in coordinating the research program of ICFRE.
1- Preparation of calendar of RAGs
2- To coordinate the conduct of RAGs at Institutes
3- To conduct the RPC Meeting
4- To convey the approval for New Research Projects to Institutes
5- Follow up action for New Research Projects and to convey final approval.
Monitoring and Evaluation
1. Monitoring and evaluation of all ongoing research projects of ICFRE Institutes and suggest corrective measures for timely completion and, achieving the proposed objectives.
2. Evaluation of Project Completion Reports (PCRs) of plan projects as per ICFRE guidelines.
3. Periodical Seminar in ICFRE institutes for improving the quality of research and its extension.
Biodiversity & Climate Change
The Biodiversity and Climate Change is carrying out and coordinating the basic and applied research of climate change in India:
1- Vulnerability and adaptations of forest ecosystems to climate change
2- Mitigation of climate change through forestry activities
3- Socio- economic influences of climate change on forest-based communities
4- Policy research on Forest and Climate Change related issue at UNFCCC and their implications for India
5- Preparedness for Reduced Emission from deforestation and degradation (REDD-Plus) in the country
6- Reporting on Forestry sector and Climate Change for National Communication and Biennial update Reports (BUR) for MoEF&CC.
1- RIMS (Research Information Management System)
2- AICRPs ( All India Coordinated Research Projects)
3- NFRP ( National Forestry Research Plan)
4- Periodical Seminars
5- Evaluation of PCR by Project evaluation Committee (PEC)
6- Development of Monitoring Mechanism
7- IPR policy of ICFRE
8- Variety Release of important forestry species
9- Regional Research Conference (RRC)
10- ICFRE Directors Conference
11- BTSG-ICFRE ( supported by NBM)
12- REDD+ Himalayas Project: ICIMOD Geoportal: http://www.icimod.org/?q=redd
Dr. Vimal Kothiyal
Sh. N.C. Saravanan IFS
Sh. V.R.S. Rawat
Dr. Shilpa Gautam
Dr. R. S. Rawat
Dr. Manish Kumar
Dr. Shailendra Kumar
Shri Sunil Dutt Sharma IFS
Deputy Director General (Research)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
P.O. New Forest, Dehradun
(Uttarakhand) - INDIA
Pin Code: 248006
Phone: +91-135-2757775 (O) Fax : +91-135-2757775