Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) is a multidisciplinary team of experts conducting research on tropical forests and forestry. This Institute has contributed significantly to research in tropical forestry and biodiversity conservation over the past three decades of its existence. Founded in 1975, Institute is envisioned as a Centre of Excellence in Tropical Forestry to provide scientific support for decision making on matters related to forestry, with particular emphasis on conservation, sustainable utilization and scientific management of natural resources. KFRI became a part of the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) along with five other R&D Centres of the State, when the KSCSTE was constituted in 2002.
National Faculty Development Programme In Entrepreneurship and Start-Ups
Entrepreneurship development institute of India (EDII)-Ahmedabad in collaboration with KSCSTE-KeralaForest Research Institute (KFRI), Peechi, Thrissurorganized a two-week-long National Faculty Development Programme in entrepreneurship and start-ups, from 21st December 2019 to 4th January 2020. The programme was sponsored by Dept. of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India. The objective of the programme was to develop a cadre of entrepreneurship/ startup facilitators in these institutions so that the upcoming demands of students start-up are professionally addressed and groomed.