Q. Establishment of Wildlife Institute of India? 

Established in 1982, Wildlife Institute of India (WII) is an internationally acclaimed Institution, which offers training program, academic courses and advisory in wildlife research and management. The Institute is actively engaged in research across the breadth of the country on biodiversity related issues.

The Institute's idyllic campus that has been carefully developed to create state of the art infrastructure encourages scholarly work.

Q. What is the Mission of Wildlife Institute of India? 

... is to nurture the development of wildlife science and promote its application in conservation, in consonants with our cultural and socio-economic milieu.
Q. What are the Aims and Objectives of Wildlife Institute of India?

  • Build up scientific knowledge on wildlife resources. 
  • Train personnel at various levels for conservation and management of wildlife. 
  • Carry out research relevant to management including the development of techniques appropriate to Indian conditions. 
  • Provide information and advice on specific wildlife management problems. 
  • Collaborate with international organizations on wildlife research, management and training. 
  • Develop as a regional centre of international importance on wildlife and natural resource conservation. 


Q. What is the mandate of Wildlife Institute of India? 

To build capacity through training, education and research in the field of wildlife conservation and advice Central and State Governments in wildlife matters.

Q. What are the regular courses offered by Wildlife Institute of India?

Master's in Wildlife Science (2 Years): The Master of wildlife science course was initiated by WII in 1988. The two-year course in Wildlife Science, not only seeks to meet the increasing demand for research and monitoring of wildlife and their habitats, and provide trained biologists to further the cause of wildlife conservation, but also served as a model for developing higher education elsewhere in the country. The objective of M.Sc. course in Wildlife Science has been developed to impart training in the field of wildlife science and to further the cause of wildlife conservation in India and elsewhere.

Q. What are the courses offered for in-service officers at Wildlife Institute of India?

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Wildlife Management:

The course is meant for in-service Indian Forest Service and State Forest Service Officers of the rank of Deputy Conservator of Forests (DCF)/Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) and equivalent.  Candidates should possess a background of Forestry training with a minimum of Bachelor's degree in any of the natural sciences.

It also accommodates officers working in National Parks/Wildlife Sanctuaries and universities of India and foreign nationals including SAARC countries having minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry/Natural Resource Management (NRM) with proficiency in English.

Certificate Course in Wildlife Management:

The course is meant for in-service Officers of the rank of Range Forest Officers or equivalent. Foreign candidates with equivalent forestry/environmental science background and field experience can also be admitted in the course, provided they have adequate knowledge of English.

Q. What facilities are provided by Wildlife Institute of India in public domain?

  • Reports on research projects undertaken by WII
  • Details of regular courses offered.
  • Information on EIA, UNESCO C2C centre
  • Information on Protected Areas Network of India