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PGDFM Admission 2017-19 : Results Announced

ADMISSION

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.

Eligibility

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, 2017 from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute (issued on or before June 30, 2017) 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.

Admission Procedure

STEP-1: Common Admission Test (CAT 2016)

All applicants desirous of seeking admission in PGDFM at IIFM have to appear for Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by Indian Institute of Management (IIMs), by responding to their notification published in leading national dailies. IIFM will use the CAT score for short-listing the candidates for calling for GD/PI. IIMs have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

(OR) Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT 2017)

Have to appear for Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT) conducted by XLRI, by responding to their notification published in leading national dailies. IIFM will use XAT score for short-listing the candidates for calling for GD/PI. XLRI have no role either in the selection process or in the conduct of the programme.

STEP-2: IIFM Application Form:

In addition to CAT or XAT, the candidate should also apply to IIFM separately through one of the following ways:-

Apply online

http://iifm.ac.in/admission and remit the application fee of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ ST) through Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net banking.

Download the application form

and send it along with Demand Draft of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500/- for SC/ST) with all attachments by speed post.

Obtain admission bulletin and the application form personally or by post by sending a Demand Draft of Rs. 1000/- (Rs. 500 for SC/ST) in favour of Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

Application complete in all respect including the CAT or XAT or both (if applicable) registration number should reach IIFM Bhopal on or before:

For CAT applicants: 10-02-2017

For XAT applicants: 10-02-2017

STEP-3: Group Discussion/Interview:

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of CAT/XAT score, will be called for Group discussion and Interview at Bhopal, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata based on the choice of candidates, as mentioned in the Application Form. However, IIFM reserves the right on the allotment of choice of centre to the candidates.

Reservation

As per Government of India requirements, 15% of the seats are reserved for SC and 7.5% for ST candidates. For Other Backward Classes candidates belonging to the ‘non-creamy ‘layer (NC-OBC) 27% of the seats are reserved. As per the provision under section 39 of the PWD Act, 1995 , 3% 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 endeavor 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.

Scholarship to SC students

IIFM is recognized as an Institute of Excellence under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for Scheduled Castes (SC) Students offered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. This scholarship (total 4) is available to SC category students at IIFM subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down by the Ministry. The scholarship will cover expenditure of full-fee and lodging boarding charges, books and stationary charges at a fixed rate. A laptop for eligible candidates will also be provided during their study at IIFM.

Scholarship to ST students

IIFM is also recognized as an Institute of Excellence under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for Scheduled Tribes (ST) Students offered by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India. Five scholarships are available to ST category students at IIFM subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down by the Ministry. The scholarship will cover expenditure of full- fee, lodging and boarding charges, books and stationary charges at a fixed rate. A laptop for eligible candidates will also be provided during their study at IIFM.

Performance linked merit scholarship scheme

This scholarship scheme has been envisaged to create and maintain a competitive spirit among students, to encourage them to progressively perform well in each term. Twenty students of the batch will be awarded a merit scholarship of Rs. 5000/- per month from the end of the First Term. After the first term results are declared, the Institute will prepare a merit list of eligible students based on recommendation of the PFM Committee.

The reservation norms for the scholarships will be as follows:

S.No.

Category

No. of Scholarships (20 of the batch)

1

General (GN)

10

2

Scheduled Caste (SC)

3

3

Scheduled Tribe (ST)

2

4

Non Creamy OBC (NC-OBC)

5

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 bulletin will be dispatched to the candidates after receiving their application along with the required application fee. IIFM will not be responsible for any postal delay or loss. If a candidate, after having made a request to IIFM with the requisite money, does not receive the bulletin, she/he may enquire about it through email, phone, and Fax.

Please note that admission under any category 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.

Send Application to:

Chairperson, PGDFM Admission
Indian Institute of Forest Management,
Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, 462 003, INDIA
Phone : 91-755-2766603, 2775703, 2763925, 2761731, 2773799, 2776950, 2768331, 2763924
Extn: Admission Cell 339, Manager 349 & Chairperson 388.
Manager (Direct: 2763466)
FAX : 91-755-2671929
Email: pgdfmadmission@iifm.ac.in