College of Forestry , Ranichauri (Tehri Garhwal):

Prof. Sushil Kumar Gupta
DEAN, College Of Forestry, Ranichauri
P.O. Ranichauri, Distt. Tehri Garhwal - 249 199,
Uttarakhand, India
Phone:+91-1376-252080 (O) , Fax:+91-1376-252128

Prof. Sushil Kumar Gupta has more than 25 years experience of teaching, research and extension in the discipline of agroforestry. He graduated in agriculture from HKKVV, Palampur (HP) in 1988 with forestry as elective subject and post graduate and doctorate in Forestry with specialization in Silviculture from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture & Forestry, Nauni, Solan (HP). He has won several academic awards, medals and fellowships during studies. Besides teaching the undergraduates in Agriculture also contributed in the development and modification of course curriculum of agriculture and forestry degree progarmme; handled Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education, Dehradun funded projects on Poplar, Forest Tree Seeds and Bamboo; worked as Co-PI of NATP project on reclamation of eroded areas, project on pasture and grassland improvement; pilot project on rehabilitation of Lantana infested forest lands; NOVOD Board funded project on Jatropha; handled project on kala zeera funded under Horticulture Technology Mini Mission-I, GoI. He remained Member Secretary, Board of Studies (UG), Member Secretary, Board of Studies, PG Faculty, member of committee for the Regional Variety Testing Committee (RVTC) constituted by ICFRE, Dehra Dun for releasing and registration of improved variety (Clones, Progenies and Hybrids). He was awarded Fellow of Range Management Society of India, Jhansi and is the Councilor (North Zone) for Indian Society of Tree Scientists, Solan, India. He has headed the Division of Agroforestry for more than three years with notable contributions; institution of Ph.D Degree progarmme in Forestry, sanctioning of AICRP, organization of National level Model Training Course and Winter School and attracted funds for research. He has handled All India Coordinated Research Project on Agroforestry. He has authored three books, 14book chapters and more than 40 research publications in referred national and international journals of repute, edited training compendiums, popular articles, and project reports besides presentations in national/international conferences / seminars /symposia. He has supervised four students of Masters and one Doctorate in Forestry. He has also been the expert for paper setting and external examiner for M.Sc. and Ph. D Forestry thesis in many SAUs, CAU, and FRI. Also empanelled as Advisor/Subject Expert of Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi and expert member of National Core Group under Broad Subject Matter Area (BSMA) of Forestry by ICAR.


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 Prof. Sushil Kumar Gupta DEAN Forestry
2 Dr. V.P. Khanduri Professor Forestry
3 Dr. S.P Sati Associate Professor Enviromental Science
4Dr. Amol Vasist Associate Professor Forest Product
5Dr. Arvind Bijalwan Associate ProfessorAgroforestry
6Dr.Laxmi Rawat Junior Research officer Plant Pathology
7Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav Junior Research officer Agronomy
8 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Assistant Professor Forestry
9Dr. Deepa Rawat Assistant Professor Soil Science
10 Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Assistant Professor Agriculture Extension & Communication
11Dr. Manoj Kumar Riyal Assistant Professor Physics
12Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Assistant Professor Forestry
13Dr. Arunima Paliwal Junior Research officer Agronomy
14Mr. Pankaj LalAssistant Professor Forest Product
15Mr. Sumit Chaudhary Assistant Professor Agronomy
16Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestry
17Dr. Tej Pal Singh Bisht SMS- KVK Ranichauri Horticulture
18Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science
19Km. Shikha SMS – KVK Ranichauri Soil Science
20Dr. Bhupendra Singh Assistant Professor (Contractual) Forestry
21Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Assistant Professor (Contractual) Microbiology
22Dr. Bhim Jyoti Assistant Professor (Contractual)Seed Science & Technology
23Er. Padam SinghAssistant Professor (Contractual) Agricultural Engineering
24Dr. Reena JoshiAssistant Professor (Contractual) Agroforestry
25Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainAssistant Professor (Contractual) Botany
26Dr. VinodAssistant Professor (Contractual)Forestry
27Dr. Pankaj KumarAssistant Professor (Contractual)Genetics & Plant Breeding
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
33Prakash Singh Negi Technical OfficerAgrometeorology