Interested candidates are required to submit their applications in the prescribed application form with all supporting documents.
For open category candidates written test and an interview shall be conducted. The written test shall have three components namely English ability, Analytical ability and Natural Resource Management aptitude. The Institute shall set a cutoff limit for the written examination. Candidates qualifying the written test shall be invited for the interview. Based on the performance in the interview a merit list of suitable candidates will be released for admission. The UGC/CSIR/ICAR- NET qualified candidates and candidates with PGDFM from IIFM with a minimum of 3.0 OGPA shall be exempted from written test and shall be directly called for interview.
In-service category candidates are required to send their application through proper channel which will be screened at IIFM using criteria set by the institute to select candidates for the course. The nominated in-service candidates shall be exempted from written test.
The minimum qualification for all candidates shall be Post Graduate degree/diploma in the field of Science/Engineering/ Management and related Social sciences. (The equivalence will be decided by the Institute) or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks recognized by an Indian University or Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The relaxation of 5% marks at the Masters Degree (P.G) eligibility criterion shall be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA category as per the guidelines of UGC.
For in-service category, Officers from Indian Forest Service, State Forest Services, Group ‘A’ Officers or equivalent from Govt. Departments/Public Sector and representatives from NGOs with minimum three years of experience in the fields related to natural resource management can apply.
The total number of seats available is 20, out of which maximum upto 10 seats will be filled by in-service.
Reservation shall be applicable for candidates other than nominated in-service candidates as per the prevailing Govt. of India norms.
Other Important Information
Providing inaccurate or incomplete information or malpractice of any kind or canvassing will result in disqualification of the candidate.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ADMISSION TO ANY CATEGORY OF CANDIDATE IS SUBJECT TO MEETING THE SELECTION CRITERIA AS SPECIFIED BY IIFM. IN CASE OF ANY DISPUTE, THE JURISDICTION WILL BE THE COMPETENT COURT OF BHOPAL ONLY.
M.Phil. (NRM) ADMISSION AND CURRICULUM COMMITTEE
Dr Parul Rishi - Chairperson – M Phil (NRM) Admission & Curriculum
Dr. Jayashree Dubey
Dr. Ujjal Kumar Sarma
Mr. Kuriakose E, Manager (Academic Activities)
Prakash Shitole, Assistant
Sanchita Singh, Assistant
CANDIDATES SHOULD ENSURE THAT THE COMPLETED M.Phil (NRM)
APPLICATION FORM REACHES IIFM BY 4th May 2018
Send Application to
Chairperson , M.Phil (NRM) Admission
Indian Institute of Forest Management
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal – 462 003
Phone : EPABX : 0755-2768331, 2763925, 2763924, 2766603, 2775703,
Extension: Office : 339 , Manager 349 / 421, Chairperson :389
FAX : 0755-755-267192