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Over 10 Hectares of land was provided by the U.P. Government. Shri V. D.Vyas, IAS was appointed Project Administrator in August,1965 and helped the Institute to come up. He got the construction of teaching , administrative and technological blocks, Auditorium, Guest House and the residences for teaching and non-teaching staff. Hostel block for accommodating 288 students were constructed from the interest free loan granted by Govt. of India.

The following courses were started:

Diploma course in Pulp & Paper Technology 30 candidates after B.Sc. 2 years
Operative Certificate Course for Pulp & Paper Industry 60 candidates after High School 3 years

The admissions to these courses were made on all India basis. To make the courses industry-oriented, M/s. Star Paper Mills provided free-facilities for the in plant training to our students and it was made a part of curriculum. To make this aspect more meaningful and to provide the required inputs, the teaching faculty was recruited from Paper industry.

The U.P. govt. formally registered the institute under the Societies Act and set up a Governing Body for its administration consisting of 13 members drawn from the Government of India, State Govt. and Paper Industry. The Chairman was appointed by the State Government in consultation with the Government of India.

After the departure of Swedish Experts, the Indian teachers trained in Sweden also gradually left for better prospects in paper industry. An effort was made to revive the SIDA aid, and to renew the contracts with SIDA, but could not materialize.


It was this period in 1975, when FAO of United Nations launched a project on "Identification and Exploration of alternative Raw Materials for Pulp and paper Industry". Since the inception, UNDP Project was initiated to support and update the facilities of research at Cellulose and Paper Branch at FRI, Dehradun, and the Institute of Paper Technology, Saharanpur. Later this dream could not materialize and CPPRI was formed as a separate body by Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India, CESS being collected from Paper industry in mainly used for funding CPPRI.