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The faculty members undertake consulting assignments to provide solutions to the sector- specific problems and as inputs for policy making. Consulting provides an opportunity for the faculty to share insights with practitioners, test their ideas and to improve their understanding of the real world situations. Thus consulting is viewed as a dynamic learning process which greatly enriches teaching and research.

Consulting is considered as an academic activity and thus projects taken up as consulting assignments must have some learning value.

IIFM faculty undertakes consulting projects for a wide range of clients. These include public and private sector enterprises; central government ministries, departments & agencies; state government departments & agencies, not-for-profit organizations; and international agencies like the World Bank, ADB, FAO, ITTO, DFID, GIZ, SIDA, IEEP, JICA etc.

An analysis of consulting assignments undertakes by IIFM faculty indicates a broad spectrum of project areas such as Ecological studies (in natural resource extraction areas), Environmental-Economic studies (Eco-services valuation & Natural Resource Accounting), Socio-economic studies (Developmental plans, programmes and projects), Evaluation of schemes and programmers (both Government and International Agencies), various functional (HR, Finance, Projects, Marketing) and cross-functional areas (Sustainable Resource Management and Certification).

IIFM faculty members provide inputs to policy making while working on various committees of the Government of India, different State Governments and agencies and as members of Boards of different organizations.

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To know more about consulting activities or to offer consultancy assignments to IIFM, please write to
Dr. M.D. Omprakash
Chairperson - Consultancy,
Telephone Extension : 324
Email: prakash@iifm.ac.in