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M.Sc. Wood Science in Kannur varsity

Special Correspondent

KANNUR: The Kannur University's Department of Wood Science and Technology has invited applications for admission to the M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology. Only the Forest Research Institute in Dehradun and Kannur University offer the course in India.

The first batch of students was admitted in October 2007. The course has an annual intake of 15 students. The course is structured on a credit semester system consisting of four semesters.

The curriculum is so designed that industry-related experiments and projects are carried out in actual production plants.

The unique feature of the course was the active interaction with wood technology experts at the Western India Plywoods Ltd. at Valapattanam. The curriculum allowed students to have a hands-on experience in the industry, course director S. Vinod Kumar said.

Besides science and technology, the curriculum includes courses in management studies and statistics.

A placement cell would be established at the department. Graduation in science with minimum 50 per cent marks is the eligibility for admission. Selection is based on degree marks and entrance test conducted by the university. Application forms can be downloaded from www.kannuruniversity.ac.in. Application fee is Rs. 250 to be remitted in State Bank of Travancore (SBT) branches where Kannur University chalans are accepted or through demand draft drawn in favour of university Finance Officer payable at the SBT branch on the Mangattuparamba campus of the university. Filled-in application form along with certified copies of certificates and two self-addressed envelopes with Rs.10 stamp affixed on each and chalan/DD should reach the Course Director, School of Wood Science and Technology, Talap Vayal, Pallikunnu P.O., Kannur - 4 by June 11. Phone number is 0497-2712740.

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