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Department of Forestry & Fisheries

The School of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries provides an atmosphere not only for healthy academic activities but also for all-round growth and development of student's personality.

The school has followed the system of education that provides a great deal of openness, transparency, flexibility and possibility for growth through the involvement of the students at each step of knowledge building process.

The Major objectives of the School of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries are:

  • To meet the Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries manpower need for social, professional and economic development through teaching, research & practical training.
  • To promote learning in an environment conducive to free thinking and innovation to cultivate the skills, attitudes and habits of Life-long learning.
  • To cater the need for knowledge workers in our rural society and focus on lifetime employability rather than lifetime employment

In order to make a positive difference to education and employment, Shri Subhash Chandra, Chairman, Essel Group of Industries and Zee Telefilms had brought together in 1995 a group of committed anthropologists, sociologists, economists and development communications professionals to set up TALEEM Research Foundation in Ahmedabad. One of the mandates of Taleem Research Foundation was to set up the Himgiri Zee University.

Faculty Profiles

Mr. Satyen Chhetri

Head of Department, Forestry And Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

M.Sc Forestry (SHUATS)

PhD Forestry (Pursuing)

Work Experience with field (add research work):

5 + Years of Teaching in the Field of Forestry and Fisheries. A part from teaching I am also guiding Under Graduates and Postgraduate Students for their Projects and Dissertation.


University Examination Asst. Center Superintendent

Research Area/ Interest

Attain 2 days national workshop on Environmental pollution

Attain 2 days nation seminar in seed science in FRI Dheradun

Six month computer course (D.C.A)

Short term electric wiring and motor wilding (six month)

NSS 2 yrs A and B certificated

Workshop on bamboo cultivation

2 Days Training on Environmental pollution

Paper Presented in 14TH UCOST in Dehradun 2020.

Hobbies / Extra curricular / other achievement

Silviculture ,Tree Breeding ,Agro forestry, Plantation Forestry, NTFP

Dr. Prakriti Dwivedi

Assistant professor, Dept. of Forestry & Fisheries science

Professional Qualification:

M.Phil. (2009) on “Study of variability in body traits and Biochemical composition with age of Indian major corps (Labeo rohita(Ham) under saline soil”.

Ph.D (2015) on “Resilience study of Eco-environment and morphometric characters with biochemical changes of Labeo rohita (Ham) under paddy fish farming in rainfed lowland rice ecosystem of Faizabad (U.P)” from A.P.S University ,Rewa (M.P).

Work Experience with field (add research work):

2.5 year as assistant professor in specialised field Fisheries science

Research Area/ Interest

(1). Prakriti and A.P Rao.(2010) Morphometric and Meristic characters with age of Indian major carp (Labeo rohita Ham.) in alkaline soil pond.
Asian journal of environmental science vol.5: No.1 p. 49-52. June 2010.

(2). Prakriti and A.P Rao (2010) Study in changes of biochemical composition in Labeo rohita (Ham.)with age grown in Alkaline soil pond.
Jr. of Natural resource & Management vol 3 no.2 p 57-65 (2010)

(3). Prakriti, B.P. Mishra and A.P.Rao (2011) Resilience of Fish production & its Economics Fishing Chimes vol.31,No.2 p 38-42 (May 2011).

(4).Prakriti, B.P. Mishra and, P.Tripathi,(2013) Integrate Paddy-cum fish farming under low land paddy ecosystem. Fishing Chimes vol.33 no 8 p 49-54,Nov.(2013)

(5). Prakriti, B.P.Mishra, J.P.Mishra and P.Tripathi (2013) Economic study of integrated paddy cum fish farming under rain fed low land ecosystem. Ind. journal of. Economics & Research communicated (December 2014)

(6). Prakriti, B.P.Mishra and P.Tripathi (2014) Study of biochemical changes of Rohu (Labeo rohita H ) fish of different age group grown under integrated paddy cum fish farming system. Journal of Fisheries Sciences, Bangladesh. (2015)


A book entitled “An approach to Integrated Paddy Fish Farming” published during 2014 from Scholar press, Germany.

Hobbies / Extracurricular / other achievement

Listening music,cooking,Travelling exploring new places.

Worked as class Co-ordinator of PG Students

Lab In charge Of Zoology Dept.

Member Admission committee at Institute Level.

Organised a SeminarEntitled” Advanced Trends inLife Science”s as Joint Secretary in Ram Manohar Lohiya Girls PG college .

Google Scholar Link:

Scopus scholar Link: NIL

Dr. Dharmveer

Assistant Professor, Department of Forestry and Fisheries

Professional Qualification:

Ph.D. Thesis on the topic “Impact of Altered Flow Regimes on Growth and Composition of Riparian Vegetation of Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Basin” from Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University.

Masters (M.Sc.) in Forestry (Forest Products) from Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, H.P.

Work Experience with field (add research work):

Worked as Research Assistant in the project “Review of Environmental Studies of Kotlibhel Projects w.r.t. Restrictions Imposed by Hon’ble Supreme Court on Development of Hydropower Projects in Uttarakhand”.

Worked as a Field Investigator in the project “Formulation of EIA and EMP of Bhilangana hydroelectric project, District Tehri, Uttarakhand”.

Research Area/ Interest

Forest Ecology, Forest Biometry, Dendrochronology, Riparian Ecology

Hobbies / Extra Curricular

Trekking to the higher elevations, Sports (Volleyball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, Football, Chess, etc.), Music, Swimming, and Travelling.

Academic Achievements

Participated in National seminar-cum-Interactive Workshop on Medicinal Plants of Himalayan Region Dr Y.S. Parmar, U.H.F , Solan, H.P.

Participated in National Workshop on “Analysis of Official Statistics Using SPSS” at HNB Garhwal University.

Completed the course on “Remote Sensing and GIS Applications in Carbon Forestry” conducted by IIRS, Dehradun.

Participated in Knowledge Sharing and Networking Workshop for Young Biologists on 'Biodiversity, Forest Conservation and Management' conducted by G. B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment & Sustainable Development, Almora

Participated in “Webinar on Hydrological Applications (QGIS)” on 9th May, 2020 at TGIS Online Platform.

Participated in the international webinar entitled “How can we deliver more effective conservation” delivered by Prof. William J Sutherland, organized by the PG and Research Department of Zoology and Wildlife Biology, IQAC and R&D Cell, A.V.C. College, Tamil Nadu.


Effect of plant density and organic bio-fertilizer on growth and yield of Angelica glauca Edgew: An endangered plant of Western Himalayas. International Journal of Forest Usufruct Management 16 (2): 32-39, 2015

Effect of different growing media on seed germination and growth parameters of Angelica glauca Edgew. Indian Forester 142 (11): 1093-1099, 2016

Impact of river flow diversion on soil moisture and growth of Pinus wallichiana dominated riparian vegetation. Indian journal of power and river valley development. 69, Nos.1&2: 19-25. ISSN No. 0019-5537, 2019

Wood specific gravity of Temperate Forest Species of Garhwal Himalaya, India. Indian Forester 145 (11): 1035-1038, 2019

Economic potential of Angelica glauca Edgew: an endangered plant of western Himalaya. G- Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 6(5): 28-30, 2019

Ms. Archana Naganyal

Forestry and Fisheries – Teaching Faculty

Professional qualification

M.F.Sc in Fishery Biology with specialization in Fisheries Resource Management from G.B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology


We underwent Practical Fish Production (PFP) IN 3rd year of Graduation Period.
We underwent the Rural Agriculture Work Experience (RAWE) in 4th year of Graduation Period.
We underwent a Fisheries Work Experience in AQUAFARMING in 4th year of Graduation Period.
Also have ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate of National Service Scheme (N.S.S.).

Research Area / Interest

Fisheries Resource Management, Aquaculture, Aquatic Biodiversity Management, food and feeding habit of fishes, Microbial load in water.


A keen interest towards music, reading & endurance sports like Chess, Cricket, Badminton, Kho-Kho.
Motivational speaking for societal welfare.

Extracurricular / other achievement

Participated in University CROSS COUNTRY RACE (2011 -2012).

Participated in Dharohar 2011 organized by Society for Promoting of Indian Classical Music and Culture among Youth (SPIC MACAY – 2011).

Participated in Cultural Night during Kisan Mela organized by University (2011).

Participated in 1st UTTARAKHAND INTER UNIVERSITY YOUTH FEST (2013) in MIME & got the first prize.

Participated in French Language Programme and secured Excellent Grade of Liberal Education Programme organized by University (2012-13).

I was the Caption of Hostel KHO-KHO Team & we won the Inter Hostel KHO-KHO Tournament (2012-2013).

Participated in Rangoli competition and won third prize during Subhash Utsav in the University (2012).

Google Scholar Link:

Scopus scholar Link: NIL

Mr. Ravinder Karmakar

Forestry and Fisheries – Teaching Faculty

Professional qualification Environmental science (specialization in Natural Resources Management)

Work experience with field work

2017-18 : Contributed as Project Associate( 1 year) in from HIFEED (Himalayan Institute for Environment and Ecology Development) for the People’s Biodiversity Project Register and Bio-cultural Protocol of 7 Gram Panchayat of Uttarakhand, a project which was funded by the Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board.

2015 : Worked as an Operator in ION EXCHANGE INDIA LIMITED, TATA STEEL.

Research Area / Interest

Community Based Natural Resources Management and Conservation, Restoration Ecology, Forest Ecosystem, Traditional Knowledge System (TKS), Watershed Management, Ecosystem Services, Climate Change, Disaster Management.

Hobbies/ Extra curricular / other achievement

International conference on Inner and outer climate and the quest for environmental Sustainability.

Certificate in Geospatial Technologies for Urban Planning.

Certificate in Modern Analytical Techniques In Environmental Science .

Regional workshop on Rain Water Harvesting And Artificial Recharge In Hilly Region.

participated in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan organised by IIRS,ISRO in 2016.

Member of a social group named SARVA MILAN.

Certificate of Best attendance in the graduation.

4th place in Mr. Jharkhand BodyBuilding Competition.

captain of the winning cricket team in summer camp organised TATA STEEL.

2nd Prize in inter college Stand up comedy competition.

1st prize in discuss throw in graduation college.

Ms. Prerna Dhyani

Assistant Professor, Forestry And Fisheries

Professional qualification

M. Sc in Zoology with specialization in Fisheries Science from HNB Garhwal University. CSIR UGC NET (LS) qualified.

Work experience with field work

3 years work experience as an Assistant Professor.

Research Area / Interest

Genetics, Biodiversity, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Behavioral biology


A keen interest towards reading books, articles, listening to music, writing, travelling, etc.

Motivational speaking for societal welfare.

Extra curricular / other achievement

Attended Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop organized by Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College. University Of Delhi

Volunteered and Participated in the National Conference on ‘Relevance of Nanotechnology in Biology’ in 2013 organized by Hansraj College, University of Delhi.

Participated in the National Science Day 2014 jointly organized by UCOST, ONGC, NCSTC, and The National Academy Of Sciences.

Participated in World Migratory Bird Day 2014, organized by Bughadi Foundation.

Participated in Summer School on NGS Data Analysis in 2019 organized by Department of Biochemistry, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.