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COURSE DESIGN

PFM is a two-year fully residential Post Graduate level diploma programme. The three major specialized modules offered in the two years Post Graduate Programme in Forestry Management (PFM) are.

Conservation and Livelihood (C&L)
Environmental Management (EM)
Developmental Management (DM) The PFM programme offers dual specialization, (i) major specialization; and (ii) minor specialization to the students.

Major Specialization

A student has to opt for one major specialization from available three specializations by opting minimum 8.0 credit courses in total (4.0 Credit compulsory and remaining 4.0 credit electives courses, from major specialization area, offered during Term V & VI ). However, the total credit to be taken in each Vth and VIth term is 6.0 credit per term. The choice of major specialization will be based on the cumulative academic performance from Term I to Term III and also the preference of the student.

Minor Specialization

A student can also have a minor specialization by opting 4.0 credit courses from available compulsory / elective courses of the relevant module chosen for minor specialization. The choice of opting for minor specialization rests with the students.

PGDFM Program Structure

Orientation

Induction programme (Two Weeks)

Credit Units

First Year

Term-I

Classroom term Compulsory Courses

7.0

Term-II

Classroom term Compulsory Courses

7.0

Fieldwork

Three weeks

0.5*

Term-III

Classroom term Compulsory Courses

7.0

Summer Internship Components

Ten weeks

2.0*

Second Year

Term-IV

Classroom term Compulsory Courses

7.0

Term-V

Classroom term (Specialized Module)

6.0

Specialized FW Module

For Major Specializations - Two weeks

0.5*

Term-VI

Classroom term (Specialized Module)

6.0