Head of Department,
College of Forestry,

Shuats, Rewa Road, Naini-211007
Phone: +91-532-2684295
Fax: +91-532-2684394
Email: head_silviculture@shiats.edu.in
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Department of Silviculture And Agroforestry
Silviculture is the practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values. The main aim of silviculture is regeneration of trees. The study of silviculture enables the foresters to know the whole course of natural succession on a given site and also the manner and the speed of existing crop being replaced or altered. Agroforestry is the intentional integration of trees and shrubs into crop and animal farming systems to create environmental, economic, and social benefits.

Realizing the importance of forestry education the University started Department of Agroforestry on 19th January, 2001 and introduced undergraduate and postgraduate forestry courses with a prime objective of promoting education, research and extension in the field of forestry and agroforestry.

The department of Silviculture and Agroforestry is a principal department in the College of Forestry. The department imparts excellent facilities in Teaching, Research and Extension in the field of Silviculture and agroforestry. The department is well equipped with laboratories, highly qualified faculty and has intimate links with local and national research institutes. Over the years the department has earned national repute in Agroforestry education. Our vision is to provide world-class knowledge and leadership in the field of forestry. The fundamental researches in interlinked areas are nursery technology, plantation forestry, forest regeneration, forest management, forest productivity, quantitative silviculture, agroforestry management and rangeland science.

Thrust Areas
  • To assist in developing sustainable, low cost and innovative technologies for the benefit of farmers through advance research programmes in the field of forestry, agroforestry and natural resource management
  • To develop Agroforestry models for wasteland development, Medicinal agroforestry system, Bamboo based agroforestry, Mass multiplication of bamboo through flute technology, Elite seedling production, genetic variability assessment and yield improvement of different tree species.
  • To improved nursery practices for multipurpose forest and fruit trees species.