Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

Also known as: IIFM
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Quick Facts

Rating
Rank in MBA
25th
Average Salary
Average Salary in Management and Business Administration
6.97 Lakhs
Ownership
Public/Government
Approval
Approval
Autonomous
Coed
Genders Accepted
Co-Ed
  • Estd. Year: 1982
  • Campus Size: 230 Acres
  • Total Faculty: 29
  • Total Students Enrollment: 203
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25th 267.79 41st
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Placements

Management and Business Administration (P.G.D.M)

Highest Package 11.15 Lakhs
Average Package 6.97 Lakhs
Lowest Package 3 Lakhs
Disclaimer: Placements showed above are cumulative of all the UG and PG courses in a stream as on the year 2017.

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4.2/5 27 Reviews

Adds value to life along with knowledge

Posted on 27 Feb' 18 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2019 | PGDFM
Apart from providing good placements and high return on the educational investment, IIFM has got many unique advantages over other colleges. It has some of the best faculties who not only make the course easier to understand but at the same time they will teach you ethics and are always helpful. Infrastructure is great and any requests for addition or repairs are taken into consideration. It also provides opportunity to work in the policy making and research sector so easily and courses are designed carefully which impart students with knowledge in various subjects ranging from Information technologies, Financial management, Organization behavior, Research methodology to Forest operations, Wildlife conservation and Sustainable development. I'm certainly grateful to this institution and the faculties who have provided me with this invaluable experience.
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Good sectoral institute.

Posted on 29 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2018 | PGDFM
A good place to find yourself and work towards your ultimate goal. An extraordinary faculty set up. Very friendly and very helpful. Can work on your own interests and skills. Plenty of time to manage work and play. Great institute to be if interested in the environment sector.
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An Institute which cares for the Nature.

Posted on 29 Sep' 16 by Anonymous
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Batch of 2018 | PGDFM
The atmosphere in this 220 acres campus is really awesome which keeps you fresh and charged for the whole day. The good morning is greeted by the peacock which makes your every day so natural. As soon you look out through the hostel rooms balcony, nature greets with its presence in the form of immense greenery in the campus. The hostel room with all the required amenities to feel homelike. The classes with all the advanced technologies required for the effective learning. The institute has the best faculties in each of the faculty areas with enormous experience and knowledge which has made the institute earn the 8th rank in the list of all India MBA colleges presented by the GOI.
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Living and studying at IIFM is a dream come true.

Boddu Lokesh
Posted on 28 Sep' 16 by Boddu Lokesh
Batch of 2018 | PGDFM
This review is purely my personal one and based on my personal experiences. IIFM comes of the best places in India to learn and enjoy the nature and its management. It is a dream come true to anyone who wants to pursue higher management studies or research in the fields of environment, forests, and natural resources. It has few of the finest teaching faculty in the country for the courses it conduct. Its lush green campus surrounded with rich flora and fauna(especially peacocks and many other bird species) and its architecturally striking buildings and state-of-the-art infrastructure best supports the learning environment. Its hostels are well designed ensuring optimal space and ventilation to provide a very good living experience. IIFM intakes a limited number of students every year(120 for PGDFM) so there is a very good student-teacher ratio. It has appreciable academic, gender and regional diversity in its students. It is one of the most affordable top B-schools in India. IIIFM has 100% placement record for the PGDFM course since its inception with students being placed in various diverse sectors.
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One of the best Sectorial College in South East Asia

sonaram tudu
Posted on 19 Sep' 16 by sonaram tudu
Batch of 2018 | PGDFM
This college has good faculties and academics. it has faculties in the area of Environment , IT, and statistics, finance, Human Resource, Marketing, Economics ,Operation , forestry, and communication. It is one of the best colleges in South East Asia in forestry Management. College life is as hectic as management schools.
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Questions related to IIFM

Which institute is better.. Niam or Manage,Hyderabad or IRMA or IIFM,Bhopal or SIIB,Pune or We School or XURM for ABM and Rural Management?

2 Days ago

well Pune is a management schools hub. So u can go for SIIB. well other colleges are also good.

Lowest cat percentile for iifm bh0pal

1 Day ago

Hi Ravi,I'm a current student of IIFM BHOPAL.For general category, the Cut off CAT score would be around 75 percentile

Hi, My Cat Percentile is 76.84(82/78/56) I fall in general category. Which are the best colleges I should apply for?

9 Days ago

Based on this CAT score you can have the chances to get a call from the colleges.Indian Institute of Forest Management, BhopalIBS Business School, ...

With 68-70 percentile in 2018 cat exam is it possible to get a call from IIFM OR JIIMS ROHINI?

1 Month ago

I'm afraid not into IIFM as the cut offs for the previous year itself were Lowest: 88.85Highest: 99.24In the case of JIIMS, this was the cut i...

Sir I got 32 rank in PG cet MBA I got little confused about the best college kindly suggest me best below mentioned colleges 1.pes college

4 Months ago

Hello Dear Since all the the colleges which you have mentioned here are one of the good colleges but if you compare among all these then it will b...

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General Information

About College: The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) was conceived in the year 1982 as it was realized that there was a requirement for a central institute catering to the diverse needs of the forest industry. The institute properly started functioning in 1984 with the start of training and management development programmes. The flagship Post Gradate Diploma in Forest Management (PGDF) was started off in 1988. Later other courses such as the Fellowship Programme in Management (FPM) equivalent to a PhD and the M. Phil programmes were launched. Over the years, a realization emerged that there was a requirement for further specialization even within this sectoral management course. Thus in 2008, from the 2nd year onwards, the students’ course got divided into further specializations of – Environment Management, Development Management and Conservation & Livelihoods. The seat capacity too has gone up as the acceptance for this niche course has risen. A new course was also launched in 2018 with the first intake to be for the 2019-21 batch. This course is Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Management (PGDSM). The aim of the institute is to promote business related to the forests, but within the guidelines of sustainability and environmental protection. In addition to the environment and the wildlife, much stress is also paid to the development needs of the indigenous communities whose livelihoods and traditional dwelling depends on the forests of India. That is why the clear balance in the specializations between environment, development and conservation. In addition to the specializations, there are even electives, from which students can choose multiple combinations. One can even minor in some field. IIFM’s faculty is one of its biggest strengths. They all have excellent academic credentials. The institute’s unique position set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) means that the intellectual capital is largely in demand for several government and private sector assignments. Faculty in addition to their teaching pressure, also dabble in multiple consultancy assignments. Government officers are often deputed to teach or work with IIFM so that students get inputs form people having worked at the grassroots. A lot of alumni also get engaged in projects with the faculty members after completing their studies. Faculty even regularly visit foreign countries to share their expertise. IIFM has frequently figured in the lists for the top institutions in the country, both for management as well as in the sectoral category. In the 2016 NIRF (National Institutions Ranking Framework) rankings, IIFM seized 8th rank. One the biggest draws for studying at IIFM is the campus. Its campus is spread over a vast 230 acres of land. This vast greenery and open spaces, makes it an ideal venue for intellectual pursuits. One feels the sense of being in a forest from the first day itself. IIFM has a field trip module as well attached, knowing the full importance of practical on-field immersion. The field trip is held once during the winter in both the years of the 21-month course. There is also a summer internship during the summer before the start of the second year. Students applying to IIFM, are often confused about the curriculum, especially when they hear the word forest. The forest hear does not mean tigers and lions alone. Indeed wildlife, nature and environment are key components. But in addition, the word management is crucial. So, the conventional management areas such as finance, marketing, human resources, accounts, economics, computers, communications and soft skills are all included within the curriculum. It is the perfect blend of quantitative and qualitative areas as well. For admissions to IIFM, one can appear for either the CAT or the XAT examinations as the pre-qualifying. Earlier, the institute used to hold its own entrance test, but now the national exams suffice. The cut-offs are based on the exam scores, and then students are further shortlisted for the GDPI round before a final list is selected. Due to the vast open spaces at IIFM, there is ample opportunity for sports and games. There are excellent facilities for pursuing football, cricket, lawn tennis, table tennis, badminton, volleyball among other sports. There is a fully-functional gym. The library is extremely well-stocked with some of the most sought-after academic journals as well as general magazines present plus huge stockpiles of academic material. The LIBSYS facility allows access to international journals online from students’ hostel rooms itself. There is also a perfectly running computer centre with latest software and systems installed. The entire course is fully residential, so students have to stay in twin sharing hostel rooms. The hostel is very well-equipped with a central common room as well. For food, there is the students’ mess which is run by students themselves on a cooperative basis. For corporate visitors, recruiters, government staff and management trainees, there are separate well-furnished apartments as well. There is a students’ council at IIFM known as SAAC (Students and Alumni Affairs Council) that looks into various affairs. There are several clubs and committees represented under this such as for Sports, Literary, Movie, Culture, Adventure and Nature. In addition, there are cells that organize national-level events at the campus. The placements committee looks after possibly the most important aspect in a management institute. The alumni committee is in charge of forging relations with the alumni. Due to the substantial history that IIFM has, its alumni base is extremely strong. Country heads for top international bodies, respected global academicians, entrepreneurs and corporate heads have all emerged from the institute. Due to the top billing within its own sector, excellent ROI, history of the institute and the physical infrastructure, IIFM remains among the most sought-after institutes in the country, especially in the central region. 

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Indian Institute of Forest Management, Po Box 357, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh, 462003, India
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