Dr. G.Chandrashekar Reddy, IFS

Dean, FCRI Hyderabad

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  • chandrasreddyg@gmail.com


Dr. G. Chandrashekar Reddy, a 1991 Batch Indian Forest Service Officer, presently working as Additional Principal Chief Conservator Of Forests/CF Hyderabad Circle, Hyderabad and Dean, Forest College and Research Institute, Hyderabad at Mulugu in Telangana State. He has 27 years of rich experience in Natural Resources Management and worked in the areas of Forest Management, Watershed Based Livelihoods Management, Drought And Flood Mitigation, Water Conservation and Water Use Efficiency, Participatory Irrigation Water Management, Eco- Friendly Coal Mining, Bio- Diesel, Environment Education, Wildlife Management etc. He worked as Project Director for DFID, JICA and world bank aided livelihoods & water sector projects in the state. He served as course coordinator for the 86th and 87th foundation course for IFS officers and Indian Civil Services officer trainees at Dr.MCR HRD I conducted under the aegis of LBSNAA Missouri. He is a graduate in B.Sc. Forestry and post graduate in life sciences from JNU, New Delhi. He did his masters in management and public policy from IIM, Bangalore and Syracuse University, USA. He also holds a PG Diploma in Environmental Education and Management from HCU, Hyderabad. He was awarded doctoral degree in environmental sciences from Kakatiya University.

The Forest College and Research Institute (FCRI) extends you a warm welcome. The professional forestry education is introduced for the first time in Telangana State under the visionary guidance of Hon`ble Chief Minister, Telangana Sri.K.CHANDRASHEKAR RAO. It is aimed at bringing out professionals in the field of forestry by introducing B.Sc. (Hons.) Forestry, M.Sc. Forestry and Ph.D. Forestry programmes. The institution is also aimed at providing an outstanding learning environment, promoting Forest Research, Management and outreach to the farmers. The FCRI has academic facilities with smart classrooms, laboratories, multiple libraries, state-of-the-art seminar rooms and fully equipped auditoriums. The technologically upgraded classrooms facilitate teaching through advanced tools and techniques. The FCRI provides an eco-friendly environment to its students by being a complete plastic-free zone, and it has also taken active steps towards latest initiatives of solar heating, rainwater harvesting and other green initiatives. The campus is fully CCTV-enabled to cater to the safety requirements of the students and staff. Curriculum contains an integrated forestry syllabus in accordance with ICAR Guidelines. The first two semesters comprise of basic and fundamental courses, the 3rd and 4th semester focus on principles, the 5th& 6th semester focus on practices and the 7th& 8th semesters are aimed at skill development and experiential learning. The course includes elaborate study tour programme across India, regular local field visits, summer internship, Ready programme and project work, NSS programme and so on. The daily schedule includes physical training, sports, class work and lab work. The balanced academic programme is aimed at unlocking the potential and hones the strength and abilities of individuals to face the competitive world. Mentorship is provided to guide students for academic excellence. This handbook is designed to ensure that students, faculty, and staff fully understand their responsibilities and also describes the expectations for behavior and conduct in the FCRI and outlines the procedures to be followed when these expectations are not met. Your time here should be one of tremendous growth, exploration, and learning, but within the boundaries of guidelines that protect your rights as well as those of your fellow members. I along with faculty members welcome you all and will always be available for your academic progress. Wish you an extraordinary future and wonderful accomplishments.