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Indian Plywood Industries Training and Research Institute

Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute or IPIRTI is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Environment & Forest Govt. of India. 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.

Objectives of Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute


  • To undertake research to enlarge service life of wood and wood products, optimize wood volume in end use and reduce wastage in conversion as well as in application; the focus of research efforts is on reduction of pressure on natural forests.
  • To advice on standardization of wood and wood products.
  • To impart training to improve skills, upgrade product quality and optimize production cost
  • To advice industry and govt. agency’s on policy issues relating to development of mechanical wood industry

History of  Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute

1962: Indian Plywood Manufacturers’ Research Association (IPMRA) was formed as a co-operative research laboratory under the umbrella of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for undertaking applied research on PLYWOOD, an important wood based panel material.


1970: Re-designated as Indian Plywood Industries Research Institute (IPIRI)


1988: Introduction of training facilities in Mechanical Wood Industries Technology with the assistance of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Government of India.

1990: Administrative control was transferred to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India.

1992: As a reflection to its premier position in training for Mechanical Wood Industries Technology as a centre of excellence, the name of the Institute was changed to Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI).

Vision of Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute


IPIRTI's vision is to become an apex institution of international repute with the help of state-of-the art technology and carrying out necessary R & D. It aims to conserve the natural forests through development and adoption of efficient technologies in the field of wood and panel products from renewable fibres including plantation timbers and bamboo while meeting the vital needs of the developing society.

Courses in Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute


IPIRTI is also a nodal centre for pursuing research leading to award of PhD by FRI University.

PG Diploma

The Institute conducts one year Post Graduate Diploma course in Wood and Panel Products Technology for young science and engineering graduates who are selected on all India merit basis. 

Short Term Courses

IPIRTI undertakes and organizes training programmes in different disciplines for different target groups ranging from the level of technicians to managers on sponsorship basis and also for national and international students. 

Training for IFS Officers

Having realized the importance of utilization of forestry wealth and their end use applications the ministry of environment and forests, felt the need of training programme for IFS officers at IPIRTI. 


Indian Plywood Industries Research & Training Institute
(Autonomous body of Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt.of India)
Post Bag No.2273, HMT Link Road OFF Tumkur Road, 
Yeshwanthpur, Bengaluru - 560022
Phone Director: 91-80-28394341, 30534002; Fax: 91-80-28396361
E-mail: director@ipirti.gov.in
Phone General: 91-80-28394231/32/33, 30534000-99, Fax: 91-80-30534008, 
E-mail: contactus@ipirti.gov.in

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