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School of Wood Science and Technology was established in 2007 under the School of Wood Science and Technology, Kannur University. Earlier, the Department was functioning in a rented building at Thalap Vayal, Kannur. The Department was shifted during 2015 to the Kannur University Mangattuparamba Campus. During 2015, the Department put forward a novel idea of upgrading and restructuring the existing conventional course – Wood Science & Technology - by changing its mode into an Industry-linked Programme with the collaborative support from the pioneering wood-based Industry in Asia, The Western India Plywood Ltd. (WIP), Valapattanam, Kannur, Kerala. An MoU was signed between Kannur University, and The Western India Plywood Ltd. Valapattanam to convert the existing Wood Science and Technology course offered at the Mangattuparamba Campus into an industry-linked course/programme for providing practical and in-plant training to the students w. e. f. 2015 admission onwards. Thus, the present course, M.Sc. Wood Science and Technology (Industry-linked) Programme was launched in September 2015.