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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.
A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Differently Abled (DA) (it may also be referred to as Persons With Disability (PWD) categories), awarded by any of the universities incorporated by an act of the central or state legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a university under Section 3 of the UGC Act. 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate latest by June 30, 2023 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2023) stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
CAT 2022/XAT 2023/MAT 2022/CMAT 2022/GMAT 2022
Apply and appear for CAT 2022/ XAT 2023/MAT 2022/CMAT 2022. IIFM will use CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT/GMAT score for short-listing the candidates. IIMs/XLRI/AIMA/NTA/GMAC have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.
Total no. of seats : 150
Apply to IIFM
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Admission through CAT 2022, XAT 2023, MAT 2022, CMAT 2022 and GMAT 2022 followed by Personal Interviews which will be conducted through Offline mode in the following centres viz 1) Bhopal 2) Chennai 3) Bengaluru 4) Kolkata 5) Delhi 6) Guwahati and 7) Ahmedabad
As per Government of India requirements, 22.5% of the seats are reserved for SC and 11.25% for ST candidates. For Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the ‘non-creamy ‘layer (NC-OBC) 40.5% of the seats are reserved. As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995 , 5% of the seats are reserved for Persons with Disability (PWD)/Differently Abled (DA) candidates. The three categories of disability are:- (a) low-vision/blindness, (b) Hearing impairment, and (c) locomotors disability/cerebral palsy. This provision is applicable if a candidate suffers from any of the listed disabilities to the extent of not less than 40% as certified by a Medical Authority as prescribed and explained in the said Act.
The candidates belonging to categories for which seats are reserved need to note and read the eligibility requirements carefully before applying. It should be noted that while it is the endeavour of IIFM that the candidate belonging to SC/ST/PWD(DA)/Non – Creamy OBC categories join the programme in proportions mandated by the law, they have to meet the minimum eligibility criteria and a certain minimum level of performance in the admission process.
Top Class Education Scheme for SC students
The Institute has been placed under the category of offering courses in “Management” for Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class Education for SC students. The students belonging to SC category and fulfilling the criteria under the scheme can avail the benefit of the schemes. The students applying for the scholarship are advised to check their eligibility criteria particularly with respect to the caste ad the income certificate as per the requirements of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India to avoid delays in processing the same.
National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST students
The Institute has been placed under the category of offering courses in “Management” for Central Sector Scholarship for Top Class Education for ST students. The students belonging to ST category and fulfilling the criteria under the scheme can avail the benefit of the schemes. The students applying for the scholarship are advised to check their eligibility criteria particularly with respect to the caste ad the income certificate as per the requirements of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to avoid delays in processing the same.
Merit cum Mean Based Scholarship
The Institute has been awarding Merit-cum-Means Scholarship to the students of the programme. The amount of scholarship is Rs.5,000/- per student per month. The maximum number of scholarships would be 20% of the total students admitted in the programme in an academic year. The total number of scholarships shall vary each year depending upon the number of students taking admission in the programme. The benefit of the scholarship to the students belonging to the General Category & NC-OBC category shall be based purely on merit in that category. The students belonging to the EWS category shall be considered based on Means-cum-Merit basis without any condition of cut-off of the scholarship scheme on merit basis. The criteria for determination of ‘Means’ will be based on the income limit as fixed by the Govt. of India. The students of General/SC/ST/NC-OBC/EWS/Minority/DA category who are applying for other scholarships outside Institute shall not be eligible to be considered for Institute’s Merit-cum-Means Scholarship. The distribution of scholarships shall be as per the reservation policy of Govt.of India for admission to the programme as applicable from time to time.
The Mandatory disclosure as per AICTE guidelines relating to admission procedure is hosted on our website.
Other Important Information
- Providing inaccurate or incomplete information or malpractice of any kind or canvassing will result in disqualification of the Candidate.
- The PGDFM admission bulletin can be downloaded from the Institute's website in PDF Format.
- The Institute reserves the right to change any information in this bulletin, whenever it is deemed necessary. Therefore this is not having any legal entity.
- 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.
- Ragging is totally banned in IIFM and anyone found guilty of ragging and/ or abetting ragging is liable to be punished as per the IIFM Anti-Ragging Policy.
In case of any query/doubt related to admission process, please call on 0755-2671929 , +91 6266575416 (Whatsapp No.) from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM.
Send Application (Any query/Doubt) to:
Indian Institute of Forest Management,
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, 462 003, INDIA
Phone : +91 0755-2671929, +91 9826377104, +91 6266575416 (Whatsapp No.)
Extn: Admission Cell 339, Manager 466 & Chairperson 315.
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