IWST Recruitment 2020: Institute of Wood Science and Technology has given the Latest Jobs Notification for the Recruitment of JRF and Project Assistant Vacancies. Candidates, who have qualifications of Degree or B.E. / B.Tech or Post Graduation are eligible and it has about 64 Vacancies. Eligible and interested candidates can make use of the opportunity by applying online within the last date as noticed in the official notification. Job seekers may keep visiting our official website for further job notification over IWST as given below. Hopeful candidates may know other information like Eligibility criteria, Selection process and more details discussed below.
About the Institute of Wood Science and Technology: Institute of Wood Science and Technology was established in the year 1938 and located in Bangalore, Karnataka. IWST is an Education and Research Institute and works under the Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India. It is recognized to be a Centre of Excellence for Sandalwood Research and Wood Science. Sandal Research Centre (SRC) was carried out on wide-ranging aspects of genetics, silviculture and management of sandal, properties and utilisation, Renamed SRC as Institute of Wood Science and Technology (IWST), Bangalore and it has made an impressive contribution.
IWST has carried out extensive research on various aspects of S. album like; survey, morphology, tree improvement, soils, silviculture, physiology, biotechnology, diseases and pests, chemistry and utilization, Production and export management, etc. In sandalwood, all research-related material is in print form but not in the electronic media, which is very essential. Conservation action for economically important sandalwood of India needs to be guided by the authentic knowledge base on such plant species. USA and France are the two largest importers of Indian sandalwood oil. Imports into the Middle are increasing. Additional land of 40 ha. has been acquired in Karnataka for the establishment of germplasm bank, provenance, progeny trials, multiplication garden and seed orchards.
The Institute has the facilities expertise for rendering services to user industry and Government and Non-government organizations. Some of the facilities are Cultures of wood-decaying fungi for reference and laboratory bioassay purposes, Soil and plant analysis, Advice on timber utilisation for the catamaran, other fishing crafts and marine structures. To encourage sandalwood cultivation, the Karnataka Forests Act, Tamil Nadu Forests Act, Kerala Forests Act and Andhra Pradesh Forests Act have been amended. Ashore laboratory for studies on marine wood biodeterioration at Vishakapatnam has been established under the World Bank aided project. Anew ICFRE Research Centre with assistance from World Bank on a 100 acres land is being established at Hyderabad.