Indian Institute of Forest Management

Indian Institute of Forest Management

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name = Indian Institute of Forest Management Bhopal
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established = 1982
type = Education and Research Institution
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director = Prof. D. K. Bandhopadhyay
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dean = Prof. B.P.Pethiya
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city = Bhopal
state = Madhya Pradesh
country = India
campus = 200 acres
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website = http://www.iifm.ac.in/
The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) (founded 1982) is an autonomous institution located at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, India, established by the [http://envfor.nic.in/ Ministry of Environment and Forests] , Government of India with financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and course assistance from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad. The Institute's objective is to fulfill the growing need for managerial human resource in forest and allied sectors. The Institute has developed as an Educational, Research, Training and Consultancy organization and is gradually acquiring an internationally visible name.

The Institute is headed by a Director selected by the Ministry of Environment and Forests

Location and Building

The institute is located in the south western corner of the city, in Nehru Nagar. It is located on a hill that overlooks the Bhadbhada barrage. The barrage controls the overflow of the main lake of Bhopal or Bada Talab. The spillway for Bhadbhada tails around the IIFM hill, giving it a scenic location surrounded by water on 3 sides during good monsoons. The location is some 3 k.m south of T.T Nagar and just off the road to Kerwa Dam. The architect of the institutes's buildings is Anant Raje, who won a national award for architecture for IIFM. The architect was inspired by the historical town of Mandu for his work in IIFM.

Board of Governors

Dr. Prodipto Ghosh, IAS who is secretary to Govt.of India is the current Chairman of the Board of Governors of the institute. The Board consists of the Director and few professors of the institute and many successful people from academia and the industry.

Courses

Currently IIFM is conducting two courses
# Post Graduate Diploma In Forest Management (PFM) and
# Fellow Program in Natural Resource Management (FPM)In addition it conducts Management Development Programmes.

Though it is soon going to launch some more programs in Rural Management and Environment Management. Its flagship course PFM, is one of its kind in Asia, attracts talented students from all across the country and abroad ( From SAARC countries). It has reservation for SAARC students in place now.

PFM

The PFM course was started in 1988. It is a two year residential course and the first batch of PFM students graduated in 1990.Admission to PFM course is done through CAT (Conducted by IIM s). After the test there is a round of Group Discussions and interviews and then a final list is drawn for the course. There is a scholorship provided to all the students selected for the course.The institute has a very good faculty student ratio of 1:2 and the very best infrastructure in terms of computing and library facilities. It is a fully residential course.The total availability of seats is 60, with 45-46 seats in the general category while the others are reserved for the SC/ST and SAARC students. IIFM provides monthly scholarship of Rs.1500 to each and every student pursuing PFM program.

Placement

Most placements are with the environment and development sector with NGO 's, though recently a number of Banks and Micro Finance Institutions have participated in campus placements during the last two placements.The average salary for the batch which passed out in 2007 was Rs. 6.7 lakhs.

IIFM and its alumni work closely with national and international Civil Society, governments, academia and industry. IIFM alumni are recruited by the following organisation direct from campus including:

* ACTION AID INDIA
* BASIX
* CARE INDIA
* DFID
* EDA RURAL SYSTEMS
* HARIHAR POLYFIBRES LTD.
* HARRISION MALYALAM LTD.
* HLFPPT
* Development Credit Bank LTD.
* HDFC Bank
* ICICI Bank
* ICICI Prudential
* IFFDC
* IFMR Trust
* India Bulls
* ISO/SWED FOREST
* ITC LTD
* Ballarpur Industries
* IUCN
* LUPIN HUMAN WELFARE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
* NABARD
* OLAM INTERNATIONAL, SINGAPORE
* ONGC
* OPERATION RESEARCH GROUP
* ORG MARG
* OXFAM INDIA
* PRADAN
* RUDA
* RURAL LITIGATION AND ENTITLEMENT KENDRA
* SKS Microfinance
* SRIJAN
* SIDA
* SEVA MANDIR
* SIR RATAN TATA TRUST
* SPWD
* SEISTI
* Tata Energy Research Institute
* TRIFED
* WIMCO
* WWF India

Organisations where IIFMites have got jobs thanks to the IIFM exposure :-
* UNFCCC Secretariat, Bonn
* World Bank
* UNDP
* UNICEF
* Asian Development Bank
* WWF-India Secretariat, New Delhi
* Winrock International
* Indian Marketing Research Bureau
* International Finance Corporation

Other organisations where IIFM alumni have found work later in their career.

* PWC
* HSBC
* State Bank of India
* Tata Consultancy Services
* SIEMENS INFORMATION SERVICES LTD
* Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
* Axis Bank
* QUANTUM MARKET RESEARCH
* Reserve Bank of India
* EXIM BANK
* RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS INDIA
* WIPRO
* INFOSYS
* PENTAFOUR COMMUNICATION LTD
* US AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
* VOXIVA INC.

References

* [http://www.iifm.ac.in "Indian Institute of Forest Management" (IIFM) homepage]
* [http://iifm.blogspot.com Blogs of IIFMights.......]

ee also

* Indian Forest Service (IFS)
* Wildlife Institute of India (WII)
* Natural History of South Asia - General Discussion and Research Emailing List
* Forest Research Institute
*Forest Survey of India


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