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Nodal center for Ph.D. programme of FRI (Deemed) University at IIFM

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal is recognized as a research centre for pursuing doctoral research of the Forest Research Institute (Dehradun), Deemed University (FRIDU). The FRIDU research Center operating at IIFM from December 1997. The Director IIFM is the Chairman of the Ph.D. program. FRI conducts an entrance test for the selection of Ph. D. candidates in the first week of July every year. Selected candidates are then directed to join the allotted institution and undertake six month compulsory basic course work commencing from first week of October to last week of March. After the successful completion of the course work, candidates need to appear for a final examination and submit a copy of technical report. Candidates who clear the final exam are then asked to submit synopsis of their proposed Doctoral thesis. The candidates present their Synopsis before the Research Advisory Council members in the month of June. After the recommendation and approval of RAC, the candidate is finally registered in their respective subject areas.

For more details about the FRIDU Ph.D Programme, please visit the FRI Site

The major subject areas identified by FRI, University for IIFM research center are: (1) Forest Management and (2) Forest Ecology & Environment.