- Mode: Full time
- Duration: 1 Year
- Offered by: Saurashtra University, Rajkot
The Indian Institute of Forest Management is a sectoral management institute, which constantly endeavors to evolve knowledge useful for managers in the areas of Forest, Environment, Natural Resources Management and allied sectors. It disseminates such knowledge in ways that promote its application by individuals and organizations.
Natural Resource Management (NRM) as a dynamic process, is intertwined with changing social, cultural, economic, and ecological factors at different levels with a focus on community-based issues. Further, in the era of globalization, many of the management issues are not only influenced by local governance but also by national and international governance/treaties/ conventions. India is one of the responsible nations and signatory to many international treaties related to natural resource management and allied sector, has to constantly upgrade its professionals engaged in NRM to equip them with skills and knowledge in order to manage its rich natural resources effectively.
Realizing the need for specific skills and knowledge, the institute has designed one-year M.Phil in Natural Resource Management with a focus on acquiring conceptual and analytical abilities about the field realities, required for managing natural resources effectively. It is therefore important that professionals working in this sector are also facilitated to build their capacity in a way that they can contribute to managing scarce natural resources in a useful way. The course emphasizes self-growth through seminars, fieldwork, case studies, and classroom discussions. The program is affiliated to Saurashtra University, Rajkot, Gujarat. The course will be conducted by IIFM at the Institute's campus in Bhopal, but the degree shall be granted by the Faculty of Science, Saurashtra University, Rajkot.
interested candidates are required to submit their applications in the prescribed application form with all supporting documents.
For open category candidates written test and an interview shall be conducted. The written test shall have three components namely English ability, Analytical ability and Natural Resource Management aptitude. The Institute shall set a cutoff limit for the written examination. Candidates qualifying the written test shall be invited for the interview. Based on the performance in the interview a merit list of suitable candidates will be released for admission. The UGC/CSIR/ICAR- NET qualified candidates and candidates with PGDFM from IIFM with a minimum of 3.0 OGPA shall be exempted from written test and shall be directly called for interview.
- The minimum qualification for all candidates shall be Post Graduate degree/diploma in the field of Science/Engineering/ Management and related Social sciences. (The equivalence will be decided by the Institute) or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks recognized by an Indian University or Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The relaxation of 5% marks at the Masters Degree (P.G) eligibility criterion shall be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/DA category as per the guidelines of UG.
- For in-service category, Officers from Indian Forest Service, State Forest Services, Group ‘A’ Officers or equivalent from Govt. Departments/Public Sector and representatives from NGOs with minimum three years of experience in the fields related to natural resource management can apply.