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  College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Chandra Mohan Sharma
DEAN, College Of Forestry, Ranichauri
P.O. Ranichauri, Distt. Tehri Garhwal - 249 199,
Uttarakhand, India
Phone:+91-1376-252138 (O) , 8476000245 (M) , Fax:+91-1376-252128
E-mail: deanranichauri2013@gmail.com

Professor C.M. Sharma obtained his M.Sc. & PhD degrees from H.N.B. Garhwal University, Srinagar Garhwal in the Years 1981 and 86, respectively, and joined the University as lecturer in August, 1985. He had also obtained PG Diploma in Forestry & Ecology from Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun with Distinction in the year 1992. From August 1986 to March 2007 he taught Forestry at UG & PG levels in different capacities, i.e., Lecturer, Senior Lecturer & Reader. In his more than 20 yrs of Forestry teaching experience he also served as head of the Department of Forestry for more than 5 years. He was also appointed as the Professor of Forestry (in absentia) at Mizoram Central University, Aizawl in the year 2006. Afterwards, he was appointed as the Professor of Botany at H.N.B. Garhwal University in March 2007 and had also started a Department of Remote Sensing & GIS Applications at HNB Garhwal University, in the year 2007, where he was appointed Coordinator of the Department. In the year 2010 Professor Sharma was appointed as the Chairman of UGC review committee for on the spot inspection of Forest Research Institute, Dehradun by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi to review the status of FRI Deemed University. Till now More than 15 research students have obtained their PhD Degree in Forestry & Botany Disciplines under his supervision. He has published more than 130 Research paper in various national & International Journal. His main areas of research are Forest Ecology, Tree Improvement and Remote Sensing.


The College of Forestry situated at Ranichauri in Tehri Garhwal about 15 km from New Tehri, 71 km from Rishikesh and 110 km from Dehradun on Rishikesh - New Tehri Road. It is spread over an area of 203 hectares consisting of forest, orchards and various research blocks at an altitude ranging between 1700 and 2200 m above msl. The geographical and climatic conditions of the region are considered to be suitable for different forest species, horticultural crops, off season vegetables, medicinal and aromatic plants, minor millets and pulses.


  • Development of human resource for forestry, agro-forestry, hill agriculture and allied sectors.
  • Development of location specific forestry/ agro-forestry models, and farming systems for hill agriculture.
  • Conservation and utilization of natural resources.
  • Processing and value addition of non-timber forest produce.
  • Developing watershed management models for hill region.
  • Mitigation of farmer-wild life conflict.
  • Capacity building for entrepreneurship/self employment.
  • Dissemination of technologies for the benefit of hill farmers, forest tribes, nomades etc.


  • Forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Vegetable Science
  • Seed Science and Technology
  • Basic Science
  • Social Science
  • Watershed Management
  • Crop Improvement


  • Agrometeorology
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Entomology
  • Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
  • Plant Pathology
  • Tissue Culture
  • Soil Science


  • B.Sc. Forestry -4 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Fruit Science) -2 years
  • M.Sc. Horticulture (Vegetable Science) -2 years
  • M.Sc. Seed Science & Technology -2 years
  • M.Sc. Forestry (Silviculture) - 2years
  • M.Sc. Forestry (Agroforestry) - 2years
  • M.Sc. Forestry (Tree Improvement) - 2years
  • M.Sc. Forestry (Forest Product & Utilization) - 2years


S.noName of the ProjectName of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1DBT Hippophae Coordinated Project Dr. V.P. Khanduri, Associate Prof.
2AICRP on under Utilized CropDr. Ajay Kumar, JRO, Agronomy.
3AICRP on Small Millets ImprovementDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO , Plant Pathology.
4National initiative on climate Resilient Agriculture, AgrometerologyDr. R.G. Upadhyay, Associate Prof.
5Integrated Agrometeorology Advisory Services , AgrometerologyDr. R.G. Upadhyay, Associate Prof.
6All India Network Project on White Grubs and Other Soil Arthopods. Funded by ICARDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
7National initiative on climate Resilient Agriculture, KVK RanichauriMr. TejPal Singh Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
8Net Projects on FruitDr. A.C Mishra

Adhoc Projects

S.noName of the ProjectName of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1Evaluation of Proquinazid 20EC against powdery mildew of Apple and Pea: Funded by DuPont India Pvt. Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
2Evaluation of SAAF (Carbendazim 12% + Mancozeb 63% WP) against apple diseases: Funded by UPL Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
3Field evaluation of Carbendazim 12% + Mancozeb 63% WP against the various diseases of Apple: Funded by Indofil Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
4Bio-efficacy & phytotoxicity of Cabrio Top (Pyroclostrobin 5% + Metiram 55%) against scab, powdery mildew and blotch diseases of apple in Garhwal Himalayas: Funded by BASF India Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
5Bioefficacy testing of biopesticides viz., Calphomil, Calgard, Cal-MB and Calnova against diseases and pests on vegetables. Funded by Camson Biotechnologies Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
6Evaluation of MACT-01 against Scab disease of Apple. Funded by ADAMA India Private Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
7Evaluation of CUSTODIA (Azoxystrobin 11% + tebuconazole 18.3%) against Scab, Powdery mildew and Premature leaf fall diseases of Apple. Funded by ADAMA India Private Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
8Plant Health ClinicDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
9Disease Forecasting UnitDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
10Capacity Building of Different Stake holders for Development of Medicinal Plant Sector in Uttarakhand State.Dr. J.S. Butola, TRP- MAP


The Campus works in close collaboration with State Extension Departments and NGOs for transfer of technology. Training to farmers, farm women and functionaries of development agencies along with demonstrations at farmers' field are primarily conducted through Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) situated in the campus. Kisan Mela, Kisan Diwas, Exhibitions, Seminars, Gosthies, etc. are also organized from time to time.


  • Administrative Block
  • College Building
  • Library
  • Auditorium
  • Laboratories
  • Plant Disease Clinic
  • Farmer Advisory Service
  • Orchards
  • Research Blocks
  • ARIS Cell & Computer Center
  • Meteorological Observatory and Automatic Weather Station
  • Conference Hall
  • Hostels (separate for boys and girls)
  • Guest Houses
  • Farmers' Hostel
  • Farm Women's Hostel
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra
  • Telephone Exchange
  • 250 KVA Electric Power Generation System
  • Hospital
  • Residences
  • Bal Manglam School
  • Bank, Post Office & Shopping complex
  • Global Atmospheric Watch Station
  • Kisan Sabhagar


1 Dr. C.M Sharma DEAN Forest Tree Imporvement & Remote Sensing
2 Dr. V.P. Khanduri Associate Professor Forestry
3 Dr. R.G. Updhyay Associate Professor Agrometrology
4Dr.Laxmi Rawat Junior Research officer Plant Pathology
5Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav Junior Research officer Agronomy
6Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestry
7Mr. Tej Pal Singh Bisht SMS- KVK Ranichauri Horticulture
8Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science
9 Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Teaching And Research Personnel Agriculture Extension & Communication
10 Dr. Bhupendra Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
11 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
12 Dr. Jitendra Singh Butola Teaching And Research Personnel Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
13 Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Teaching And Research Personnel Microbiology
14Dr. Bhim Jyoti Teaching And Research PersonnelSeed Science & Technology
15Er. Padam SinghTeaching & Research Personnel Ag. Engineering
16Dr. Reena JoshiTeaching & Research Personnel Agroforestry
17Dr. Ravi BhardwajTeaching & Research Personnel Forest Product
18Dr. PoonamTeaching & Research Personnel Silviculture
19Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainTeaching & Research Personnel Botany
20Dr. Deepa RawatTeaching & Research Personnel Soil Science
21Dr. Manju BhattTeaching & Research Personnel Physics
22Dr. VinodTeaching & Research Personnel Forestry
23Dr. Pankaj KumarTeaching & Research Personnel Plant Breeding
24Dr. Chandresh GuleriyaTeaching & Research Personnel Economics
25Dr. Vijay Kumar BhardwajTeaching PersonnelHorticulture
26Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Teaching PersonnelForestry
27Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelBotany
28Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociology
29Miss AnupamaTeaching Personnel Library Science
30Mr. Arpan Rao Technical Officer Computer
31Mr. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputer