The cell was constituted on 8th January, 2013 with a view to strengthen the capacity building in the academy and to impart latest knowledge and skill on Forest Biodiversity to various stakeholders especially the in-service officers and Probationers of Indian Forest Services and other stakeholders like participants of joint training programmes from IAS/IPS/IRS, Judiciary etc.

The cell has two Committees

  • Apex Academic Committee
  • Core Academic Committee

The Apex Academic Committee of the cell plays an advisory role. The constitution of the committee is as follows

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The terms of reference of the apex committee are as follows

  • Identification of segments of forest biodiversity conservation framework for imparting training and up gradation of skills of forest managers and other stakeholders
  • Documentation of information available
  • Building links with state forest departments, state biodiversity boards, research institutions, experts, NGOs to promote capacity building of stakeholders on related subjects
  • Recommendations for achievements of forest conservation objectives

The Core Academic Committee which looks after day to day working of the cell is constituted with the following members

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