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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

*To be started shortly


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. Arun Bhatt, Associate Prof.
3AICRP on Small Millets ImprovementDr. Arun Bhatt, Associate Prof.
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. Arun Bhatt Associate Professor Plant Breeding
3 Dr. V.P. Khanduri Associate Professor Forestry
4 Dr. Akhilesh Chandra Mishra Associate Professor Vegetable Science
5 Dr. R.G. Updhyay Associate Professor Agrometrology
6Dr. Praveen Vikram Singh Associate Professor Agriculture Engineering
7Dr.Laxmi Rawat Junior Research officer Agronomy
8Dr. Ajay Kumar Yadav Junior Research officer Agronomy
9Mr. Yewale Aalok GulabraoSMS- KVK Ranichauri AgroForestry
10Mr. Tej Pal Singh Bisht SMS- KVK Ranichauri Horticulture
11Er. Kriti KumariSMS- KVK Ranichauri Home Science
12 Dr. Piyusha Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Genetics and Plant Breeding
13 Dr.Vivek Pandey Teaching And Research PersonnelVegetable Science
14 Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Teaching And Research Personnel Agriculture Extension & Communication
15 Dr. Bhupendra Singh Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
16 Dr. Chatar Singh Dhanai Teaching And Research Personnel Forestry
17 Dr. Jitendra Singh Butola Teaching And Research Personnel Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
18 Dr. Yogesh Kumar Negi Teaching And Research Personnel Microbiology
19Dr. Usha Teaching And Research PersonnelEntamology
20Dr. Saresh NV Teaching And Research PersonnelForestry
21Dr. Bhim Jyoti Teaching And Research PersonnelSeed Science & Technology
22Er. Padam SinghTeaching & Research Personnel Ag. Engineering
23Dr. Reena JoshiTeaching & Research Personnel Agroforestry
24Dr. Ravi BhardwajTeaching & Research Personnel Forest Product
25Dr. PoonamTeaching & Research Personnel Silviculture
26Dr. Neena KumariTeaching & Research Personnel Forest Product
27Dr. Yogendra Singh GusainTeaching & Research Personnel Botany
28Asha LatwalTeaching & Research Personnel Enviromental Science
29RenuTeaching & Research Personnel Floriculture
30Dr. Vijay Kumar BhardwajTeaching PersonnelHorticulture
31Dr. Rajendara Singh Bali Teaching PersonnelForestry
32Dr. Rajesh kumar Prasad Teaching PersonnelBotany
33Dr. Indu Bisht Teaching PersonnelSociology
34Miss AnupamaTeaching Personnel Library Science
35Mr. Arpan Rao Technical Officer Computer
36Mr. Saurabh Singh Rawat Technical OfficerComputer