Department of Forestry & Biodiversity

Brief Profile of the Department

The Department of Forestry and Biodiversity was initiated as a wing under the Faculty of Science for holistic development of forestry by producing world class forestry professionals to meet the needs of India's forestsand its rich biodiversity and forest-related industry and/or commerce through its teaching, research, consulting, extension activitiesand publication.With these in view, the students pursuing post graduate programme in forestry will cater to the market requirement in the sector as well as to promote excellence in academics/research arena in forestry. It is also proposed to assist, institute and carry out research in different aspects of forestry and biodiversity matters concerning the use of management and allied techniques and methods conducive to the development of forestry in the country. The Department shall also strive to deals with the solution based forestry research in tune with the emerging issues in the sector, including global concerns such as climate change, conservation of biological diversity, wetlands, sustainable management and development of resources. The department also assists in the transfer of technology to the users viz, farmers/orchardists, state forest departments and different voluntary organizations.
The department offers specialization in the fields areas of Silviculture & Agroforestry; Tree Breeding & Forest Genetic Resources and Forest Products & Utilization.


To emerge as a Center of Excellence in Forestry and Biodiversity Conservation and Management.


  • To undertake, aid, promote and coordinate forestry education, research and their applications
  • To systematically move towards need based Forestry Teaching, Research and Extension activities.
  • To develop outstanding and talented forestry professionals for careers leading to Forest and Biodiversity conservation and management.

Year of Establishment:


Head of the Department:

Dr. Sabyasachi Dasgupta

Courses Offered:

  • M.Sc. in Forestry & Biodiversity
  • Ph.D. in Forestry & Biodiversity

Intake Capacity:

M.Sc. - 20

Total Ph.D. enrolled students:

04 (course work completed)

Total Research Project Funding (Completed & Ongoing):

Principal InvestigatorTitle of the projectFunding AgencyAmount (Rs. In Lakhs)Year
Dr Thiru Selvan Status survey, Conservation and Development of sustainable resource base of the Orchids of Tripura ICFRE, Dehradun 7.98 Ongoing
Dr. Bimal Debnath Cytological investigation of forest tree species in Tripura UGC, New Delhi 6.00 Ongoing
Dr. Sourabh Deb Community structure, biodiversity value, management practices and socio-economy of traditional agroforestry systems among the ethnic communities of Tripura. UGC, New Delhi 6.00 Ongoing
Assessment of possible impact of forest rights act, 2006 on nap in Tripura . RCNAEB,MoEF, Shillong - Completed
Best Practices for Harvesting, Processing and Marketing of selected NTFPs and Medicinal Plants in Tripura. RCNAEB,MoEF, Shillong - Completed
Environmental Impact assessment of Rubber plantations of TFDPC’ TFDPC, Tripura - Completed

Syllabus for Various Courses Offered:

  • Post Graduate: Download
  • Ph.D. Course Work: Download
  • Research Eligibility Test (RET): Download
  • Workshop on North East India Biodiversity Portal, 8th July, 2016

Address of Communication:

Department of Forestry and Biodiversity,
Tripura University,
Suryamaninagar - 799022
Tripura, India
email: hod_forestry[at]

Ph.D. Scholars

PhotoNameTitle of Thesis & SupervisorContact Details
Dipankar Deb Not yet decided
Supervisor: Dr. Sourabh Deb
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Chiranjit Paul Not yet decided
Supervisor: Dr. Bimal Debnath
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Tamal Majumdar Not yet decided
Supervisor: Dr. Thiru Selvan
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Staff Members

PhotoNameDesignationContact Details
Sri Debananda Hrishidas MTS 9774150865
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