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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.

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is a dynamic process as it is intertwined with changing social, cultural, economic, and ecological factors at the local level. Further in the era of globalization, many of the management issues are not only influenced by local governance but also by national and international governance/treaties/conventions. It is therefore important that professionals working in this sector are trained in a way that they can contribute in managing the resource in a comprehensive way. India being one of the responsible nations and signatory to many international treaties related to natural resource management and allied sector, has to constantly upgrade its professionals engaged in NRM to equip them with skills and knowledge in order to manage its rich natural resources effectively. Realizing the need of specific skills and knowledge, the institute has designed one year M.Phil in Natural Resource Management with a focus to acquire conceptual and analytical abilities in relation to the field realities, required for managing natural resources effectively. The course lays emphasis on self-growth through seminars, fieldwork, case studies, and class room discussions.

The programme is affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. The degree shall be granted by the Faculty of Science, Saurashtra University, Rajkot and the course will be conducted by IIFM at the Institute’s campus in Bhopal.