Awards and honours
The Bamboo Mat Board Technology developed at the Institute during the nineties under a project funded by the International Development Research Centre; Canada was recognized to be a practical demonstration of implementation of Agenda21 by the International Selection Commission of the EXPO 2000 at Hannover, Germany. Consequently the technology was registered as a “Project around the World”
Shri A. K. Bansal, I.F.S, Director, IPIRTI, receiving registration Certificate from Sabine Mpacko, Project Manager, projects around the world, EXPO-2000
The prestigious International Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2005 was conferred to Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute, Bangalore (India) by The Green Organization, U.K., which is an independent, non-political, non-activist, nonprofit environment group dedicated to recognizing, rewarding and promoting environmental best practice around the world.
On behalf of the Institute Director Dr. C. N. Pandey received the Green Apple Award on 8th November 2005 at the House of Commons, London, U.K.
BOYSCAST Fellowship Awarded: Mr. Jagadish Vengala, Scientist-B, IPIRTI has been awarded the prestigious BOYSCAST (Better Opportunities for Young Scientists in Chosen Areas of Science and Technology) Fellowship for the year 2007-2008 by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, to work in the field of Earthquake Engineering at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, USA.
Educational and orientation programe for IPIRTI Scientist to Ural State Forestry Engineering University, Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Dr. S. K. Nath and Shri N. D. Uday, Scientists of IPIRTI were sent to Ural State Forestry Engineering University, Ekaterinburg, Russia for discussions with scientists and identify the research areas in the field of wood panel technology which would be of mutual interest for both India and Russia. Institute has signed MoU with Ural State Forestry Engineering University, Ekaterinburg, Russia to identify the areas in the field of wood panel technology for research and education cooperation.