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: The Institute was re-designated as Indian Plywood Industries Research Institute (IPIRI)
1978: Administrative control was transferred to the Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India so as to bring it under user Ministry
1988: Realizing the need for trained manpower for wood based panel industries, training facilities in Mechanical Wood Industries Technology were established with the assistance of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)/Government of India (GOI).
1990: As recognition to the greater role of the Institute in conservation of natural resource, the 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)
Application forms for the Post Graduate Diploma Course in Wood and Panel Products Technology can be downloaded from IPIRTI website and submitted by enclosing Demand Draft (DD) Rs.500/- (non-refundable) drawn in favour of IPIRTI GREEN SKILL DEVELOPMENT, DD payable at Bangalore or Scan and pay through given SBI QR code available at IPIRTI Website.
Graduate in Science (B.Sc. in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Forestry, Agriculture), Engineering (B.E., B.Tech) from any recognized University.
Age limit: 28 years (as on 01.11.2017) Relaxable for SC, ST, OBC, PH as per Gol Rules. Age limit is also relaxable for candidates sponsored by Industries.
Selection method: Based on marks obtained in B.Sc., B.E. and any other criteria decided by admission committee. Reservation for SC, ST, OBC, PH will be as per Gol Rules.
Career Prospects: Institute facilitates industrial placement of students every year through campus recruitment.
Application Procedure for PG Diploma in Wood and Panel Products Technology (PGDWPPT) in Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute
Application form can be obtained by applying on plain paper, enclosing a DD of Rs.250/- (non - refundable) drawn in favour of Director, IPIRTI, payable at Bangalore.