Human Environment is the objective of our existence. Our modest contribution to this great cause lies in the field of conducting Research and imparting Training and advice to reduce pressure on natural forests in order to help our Earth retain its green cover. IPIRTI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment & Forest Govt. of India. Ministry of Environment & Forest Govt. of India with the Minister in charge of the portfolio of Environment Forests as its President and the Secretary of the Ministry as its Chairman. The Institute, which was started as a co-operative Research Association of the Plywood Industry and the CSIR in 1962, has evolved into a dynamic and creative organization dedicated in developing new environment friendly technologies for wood based industry.
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It is internationally recognized center of expertise with an exhaustive source of data and information in the area of wood science and technology with particular reference to wood based panels. With nearly four decades of experience and expertise, the Institute eagerly looks forward to working on funded projects and expanding its list of members in the interest of involving a global fraternity of individuals, organizations and industries operating in the wood industries with interests of the environment at their heart.
The objectives of the Institute include:
The Institute is a Society registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1962; Union Minister for Environment & Forests is the ex-officio President of the Society. Statutory members include Secretaries to Government of India in Ministries of Environment & Forests, Agriculture, Science & Technology, Planning, Director General of Forests, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka, Director General, ICFRE and nominations of scientific organizations like CSIR and regulatory bodies like BIS. Membership is also open to industries. It is recognized (since 1989) as a Scientific & Industrial Research Organization by the Government of India under the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Scheme, 1989.
It is also recognized (since 1999) as a nodal centre by Forest Research Institute and University, Dehra Dun for pursuing Research programme for award of Ph.D. degree.
The Institute has its headquarters at Bangalore spread over an area of about 7 hectares where the most modern R & D, testing & training facilities are housed. It has an outreach field station (FS) located at Kolkata. During the year, IPIRTI Centre at Mohali in Punjab was established to cater the needs of the industry in the North West region.