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  College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Chandra Mohan Sharma
Vice-Chancellor & 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 ProjectFunded By Name of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1Hippophae Coordinated project DBTDr. V.P. Khanduri, Associate Prof.
2National initiative on climate Resilient Agriculture, AgrometerologyICARDr. R.G. Upadhyay ,Associate Prof.
3AICRP on Integrated Agrometerology Advisory ServicesICARDr. R.G. Upadhyay , Associate Prof.
4All India Coordinated Project on Small Millets Improvement (AICRP on Small Millets)ICARDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO ,Plant Pathology
5All India Coordinated Project on Soil Arthropod Pests(AICRP on SAPs)ICARDr. Laxmi Rawat, JRO ,Plant Pathology
6“Livelihood Development Programme of Framers in Dam Affected Areas of District Tehri Garhwal Through Integrated Farming Systems Approach’’SEWA-THDCDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
7All India Coordinated Project on Underutilized Crops(AICRP on Underutilized Crops)ICARDr. Ajay Yadav, JRO,Agronomy
8All India Network Project on Outreach of Technologies on Temperate Fruits (AINP on temperate fruits).ICARDr. T. S. Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
9All India Coordinated Research Project on Vegetable Crops (AICRP on Vegetable crops).ICARDr. T. S. Bisht, SMS-Horticulture
10Management strategies against rhizome rot of ginger under organic farming framework.HMNEHDr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology

Adhoc Projects

S.noName of the ProjectFunded ByName of the Scientist Nominated as CO PI
1Establishment of Plant Health ClinicHMM-IIDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
2Bioefficacy Study of Etoxazole 10 % SC against Mites in AppleSumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
3Bioefficacy Study of Promalin in AppleSumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
4Evaluation of SAAF (Carbendazim 12% + Mancozeb 63% WP) against apple diseasesUPL Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
5Bioefficacy testing of biopesticides viz., Calphomil,Calgard, Cal-MB and Calnova against diseases and pests on vegetablesCamson Biotechnologies Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
6Evaluation of MACT-01 against Scab disease of AppleADAMA 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.ADAMA India Private Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
8“Bio-efficacy & Phytotoxicity study of POLYRAM(Metiram 70% WG) in appleBASF India LimitedDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
9“Bio-efficacy & Phytotoxicity study of MACCANI(Pyraclostrobin 4 % + Dithioanon 12 % WG) in appleBASF India LimitedDr Laxmi Rawat, JRO, Plant Pathology
10Capacity Building of Different Stake holders for Development of Medicinal Plant Sector in Uttarakhand State.National Medicinal Plant Board, New DelhiDr. J.S. Butola, Assistant Professor (Contractual)
11Development of Quality planting materials of Kuth and Tagar in Model Nursery, RanichauriNational Mission on Medicinal Plants, HRDI,GopeshwarDr. J.S. Butola, Assistant Professor (Contractual)
12Establishment of a high altitude herbal garden for development of medicinal plant sector in Uttarakhand StateNational Medicinal Plant Board, New DelhiDr. J.S. Butola, Assistant Professor (Contractual)
13'Chemical Profiling of Some High Altitude Medicinal Plants of Uttarakhand for Phytochemicals Active Against ESBL Producing Bacterial Pathogens and Development of Good Agricultural Practices for Potential Plant Species'National Medicinal Plant Board, Deptt.of Ayush, ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India, New DelhiDr. Y.K. Negi , Assistant Professor (Contractual) -Microbiology
14Bio-efficacy of folio Gold 440 Sc against rhizome rot of gingerSyngenta India Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology
15Bio- efficacy of Virtako 1.5 GR against pests complex in GingerSyngenta India Ltd.Dr Laxmi Rawat,JRO, Plant Pathology


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
7Dr. Tej Pal Singh Bisht SMS- KVK Ranichauri Horticulture
8Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science
9 Dr. Ashish Tyagi SMS – KVK Ranichauri Plant Protection
10 Dr. Meenakshi SMS – KVK Ranichauri Animal husbandary & Vetenary Science
11 Km. Shikha SMS – KVK Ranichauri Soil Science
12 Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Assistant Professor (Contractual) Agriculture Extension & Communication
13 Dr. Bhupendra Singh Assistant Professor (Contractual) Forestry
14 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Assistant Professor (Contractual) Forestry
15 Dr. Jitendra Singh Butola Assistant Professor (Contractual) Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
16 Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Assistant Professor (Contractual) Microbiology
17Dr. Bhim Jyoti Assistant Professor (Contractual)Seed Science & Technology
18Er. Padam SinghAssistant Professor (Contractual) Agricultural Engineering
19Dr. Reena JoshiAssistant Professor (Contractual) Agroforestry
20Dr. PoonamAssistant Professor (Contractual) Silviculture
21Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainAssistant Professor (Contractual) Botany
22Dr. Deepa RawatAssistant Professor (Contractual) Soil Science
23Dr. Manju BhattAssistant Professor (Contractual)Physics
24Dr. VinodAssistant Professor (Contractual)Forestry
25Dr. Pankaj KumarAssistant Professor (Contractual)Genetics & Plant Breeding
26Dr. Vijay Kumar BhardwajTeaching PersonnelHorticulture
27Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Teaching PersonnelForestry
28Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelBotany
29Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociology
30Miss AnupamaTeaching Personnel Library Science
31Er. Arpan Rao Technical Officer Computer
32Er. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputer