Department of Silviculture and Agroforestry started in the year 2010 with an aim to offer the courses of B.Sc. Forestry Program as per ICAR syllabus and to provide Post Graduate programme in M.Sc. Forestry (Silviculture and Agroforestry). Silviculture and Agroforestry (SAF) department is a very important department of faculty of Forestry. It deals production, management and inventory aspects of various naturally as well as artificially regenerated forest crops including different farm forestry and agroforestry practices. This department involves in teaching, research and extension activities on these aspects. It offers courses to students of College of Forestry as well as College of Agriculture-Bhubaneswar, College of Agriculture-Bhawanipatna, College of Agriculture – Chiplima and College of Horticulture – Chiplima campus of university. It gives technical support to line departments, farmers, entrepreneurs and forest based industries on silviculture, farm forestry and agroforestry aspects. It imparts training, research, monitoring and inventory activities for the state forest department and other public sectors. It has about 20 acres of instructional plantations of commercial species and 2 acres of commercial agroforestry models in main campus of university.
The faculty and PG students carryout various research works on nursery technique of important tree species, natural regeneration of forests, assessment of productivity of forest crops, farm forestry, agroforestry, forest ecology, etc.