Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST)
Year Founded: 1938
Contact No: 080-22190100, 22190200
Location: 18th Cross, Malleswaram , Bangalore, Karnataka, India - 560 003
Institute of Wood Science & Technology (IWST), Bangalore was established in 1938. The Institute is mandated to conduct research on wood science and technology as a national objective and focuses its research problems to important forestry research needs of the States of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa at a regional level. In this region, emphasis is placed on research relating to forestry, forest products and non-wood forest products. The institute is approved by Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE). It is a joint venture between Indian Government (IWST), Italian Government (Italian Trade Commission, ICE) and ACIMALL (Italian Woodworking Machines and Tools Manufacturers Association).
The focus of research being carried out at IWST is in consonance with and in response to the aims of National Forest Policy in the areas of i) Utilization of timber and non-timber products and ii) Increasing productivity. The Institute mainly aims to develop strategies for sustainable use and production of wood and other forest products. Taking into consideration the expertise available and contributions made by the Institute, the ICFRE has now recognized the Institute as Centers of Advanced Studies in the areas of (a) Improved utilization of wood, (b) Mangrove and coastal ecology, (c) Research on sandal.
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