Extension and Training Division of KFRI offers specialised training courses in tropical forestry to meet the requirements of various stakeholders. Each training course has limited number of seats which can be reserved on payment of the training fee. It will also be possible to provide tailor-made training depending upon specific needs of the stakeholders. The medium of instruction for all the training courses is English.
KFRI is an approved training centre of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India for the compulsory training courses and workshops for the officers of the Indian Forest Service. Various State forest departments also have sponsored candidates for several training courses in the past. Overseas participants from Myanmar. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Ethiopia and Uganda have attended different training courses.
The Institute has 26 well-qualified and trained scientists with national and international exposure. Apart from the scientists of the Institute, renowned experts from other reputed institutions/universities are also engaged as resource persons/guest faculty.
Training courses are conducted in a well-equipped Training & Extension Centre with modem lecture hall, seminar hail, meeting room and computer hail with internet facility. Accommodation is provided in the air-conditioned International Trainees Hostel. An air- conditioned mini bus is also available for local travel and field trips.
The Institute has well-equipped laboratories, computerised library, herbarium, insect collection, wildlife museum, nurseries and live collection of bamboos, rattans, palms, medicinal plants and arboretum. Kerala Forest Seed Centre, Teak Museum and Bioresources Nature Park are other attractions for the visitors.
Course fee is shown against each course. An additional 18% will be collected as service tax payable to the Government of India. The fee, payable in advance, covers tuition, lecture notes, boarding, lodging, field visits and transportation during training.
The candidate or sponsor will have to bear expenditure towards insurance coverage, medical expenses, onward and return travel. Applicants are advised to obtain funds or sponsorship for attending the training course well in advance.
The training courses are classifed as
- Sponsored Courses
- Courses that conducted in KFRI at a regular intervals for the interested public
(Course date and registration details will be published in the KFRI official website )
- Courses that can be conducted on mutually agreed dates
(for a minimum of 10 participants)