The general superintendence, direction and control of the affairs of the Institute are vested with the Board of Governors (BoG). The Research Advisory Committee (RAC) constituted by the Board of Governors finalizes research and training agenda.
The Institute is headed by the Director. Research work in the Institute is carried out by a team of both experienced and young Scientists with the assistance of technical staff, Research Scholars and others. The Institute has many divisions, viz., Timber Identification and Preservation, Adhesive Technology, Process Development Engineering, Saw Milling and Saw Doctoring (PDES), Product Application (PA), Training. In order to give more focused attention on the utilization of bamboo resource as well as testing and Standardization and extension activities, Centre for Bamboo Development (CBD), Centre for Testing and Evaluation of Wood Composites (CENTEC) and Extension Division were created.