Department of Forestry (DST-FIST Supported Department)
Head of Department : Prof. B. Gopichand
Phone : 0389-2330394/534
The Department of Forestry was established in 1990 as a campus of North Eastern Hill University, Shillong with an aim to undertake teaching and research activities in frontier areas of forestry to cater human resource that can support livelihood options for the region. After the establishment of Mizoram University, a Central University, passed by the act of Parliament in 2000, the Forestry continued its education and research programs as a full-fledged department under the umbrella of the Mizoram University. The department has established as a leading centre of forestry research and education in the region by producing number of skilled human resources who are actively involved in biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management through their activities in teaching, research, administration and NGOs.
VISION OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The Department of forestry aspires to be the world’s leading centre in the field of forestry education, research and service through quality education and research, and supply skilled human resource to contribute towards country’s program to eradicate poverty through biodiversity conservation, food security and sustainability.
MISSION OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The mission of the department is:
- to educate, train and bring out the next generation of qualified forestry professionals who could lead the frontier areas of forestry research and extension for the scientific use of forest resources
- to carryout distinctive problem solving and fundamental research on ecosystem analysis, conservation and restoration
- to promote environmentally sound, socially beneficial and acceptable and economically feasible management practices for the natural and modified forest ecosystems with emphasis on shifting agriculture practices
- to share our knowledge with others through organizing national and international conferences and establishing collaborating programs with other National and International Institutions to encourage exchange programs for teachers and students through establishing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
STRENGTH OF THE DEPARTMENT:
The department has a team of dedicated faculties with diversified specializations, enthusiastic students strive to learn and supportive non-teaching staffs. The excellent coordination of these three motivated sectors would prove the department to be a leading centre of the forestry education, research and extension.
MAJOR THRUST AREAS:
- Ecosystem analysis – natural and manmade
- Ecosystem conservation and restoration
- Plant-soil interaction and wood science & technology
- Forest and global environmental change