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    IIFM achieved 8th rank overall under the National Institutional Ranking Framework, India Rankings 2016, amongst 609 participating management institutes.

  • Consultancy

    The multi disciplinary expertise of IIFM’s faculty makes IIFM ideally suited to offer consultancy services in the areas of Forestry, Environment and Natural Resource Management.

  • International Linkages

    IIFM regularly participates in various activities at the international level like International Symposia and Congregations.

  • Centres of Excellence

    An International Centre for Community Forestry (ICCF) has been set up at IIFM to promote Sustainable Forest Management.


News & Vacancies & Tender

M.Phil (NRM) admission date extended up to 15/05/2017

M.Phil (Natural Resource Management) admission date extended up to 15/05/2017
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Hostel registration documents

Hostel registration form Anti Ragging          DOC         PDF Campus Vehicle Ownership Undertaking          DOC         PDF
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Management Development Programme – Brochure 2016-17

Management Development Programs: 2016-17 Calendar Code Month/Dates Title of Programme Coordinator(s) Sponsored/Fee Based P161701 03-07  July, 2016 MDP on Naturalist Training for M.P. State Tourism Development Corporation(MPSTDC) Prof. Yogesh Dubey Prof.
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Participation in Review and Revision of National Forest Policy

Participation in Review and Revision of National Forest Policy - click to Participate
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Request for Registration

Online registration for research positions on contract basis Interested candidates are invited to register online for short term research positions at
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Latest Event

Events & Video

Convocation 2017

The 12th convocation of Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal was held on April 13, 2017 in which seventy-nine (79)
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Convocation 2017

Orientation 2016

Orientation Programme 24-06-16 - Chief Guest Orientation Programme 24-06-16 - Director
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Orientation 2016

Impact of 25 Years of Participatory Forest Management and Way Ahead – April 18th 2016

Workshop JFM conclave - FM-CG -18-04-2016 Workshop JFM conclave - FM-MP -18-04-2016
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Impact of 25 Years of Participatory Forest Management and Way Ahead – April 18th 2016


Kalpataru 2016 - CAO -IIFM Kalpataru 2016 - Director-IIFM
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35th Foundation Day – 6 February 2016

37th Foundation day - 6-Feb 2016 - Chief Guest - Shri B P Singh 35
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35th Foundation Day – 6 February 2016

Our Programmes

To Provide Leadership in Professional Forestry Management Aimed at Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development of Ecosystems

Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM)


 Admission to the fully residential two year PGDFM is open to graduates from any discipline provided he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria and qualifies through the selection process.


M. Phil (Natural Resource Management)

The Indian Institute of Forest Management is a sectoral management institute, which constantly endeavors to evolve knowledge useful for managers in the areas of Forest, Environment, Natural Resources Management and allied sectors. It disseminates such knowledge in ways that promote its application by individuals and organizations.


What Students Say

Why IIFM ?


The students, the faculty, the courses, the field visits and the lush green campus all play a part to form the dynamic culture of IIFM. IIFM gives independence to students to run various committees and cells. The culture of IIFM builds in the students, an ability to view the business world from all perspectives – be it economic or environmental, be it profit or people. It drives the students in pursuit of knowledge and inculcates leadership and teamwork in them.

Knowledge Capital

The excellent mix of highly qualified faculty and up-todate course content ensures that IIFM graduates are well prepared to face any challenge posed by today’s business, environmental, development and conservation scenarios. The permanent faculty student ratio is an impressive 1:5 with 35 permanent faculty members catering to 9 expert areas.

Selection Process

Each batch is selected through an extremely stringent selection process, consisting of several filters to get the best minds in the country. The present batch has been selected from a pool of top scorers in CAT who further appeared for rigorous screening rounds of group discussions and personal interviews.

Practical Exposure and Industry Relations

IIFM believes in the importance of giving its students extensive practical exposure alongside invaluable academic inputs to ensure their holistic development. This ensures a perfect mix of business acumen and academic intellect. Such exposure is provided by means of Summer Internship, field visits, industry visits, guest lectures, and live projects. A ten-week compulsory Summer Internship provides an opportunity for students to apply academic knowledge to real time management problems. A 21-day-long field trip in first year and 15-day-long field trip in second year are conducted during the programme to provide hands-on ground experience. Guest lectures provide students with a chance to interact with representatives of the corporate world and learn about the latest management practices. The Summer Internship and Placements 2015 like always, have received tremendous support from the Industry. The National event “COALES CENCE“, the guest lectures, frequent interactions with alumni and other industry experts have attracted participation from various companies like WWF, TERI, ITC, Ernst and Young, IL & FS, Citibank and others.


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