Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

357, Bhadbhada Road, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India - 462003


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The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) stands out as a unique initiative in the field of sectoral management. Established by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, 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 fulfills the growing need for the managerial human resource in the area of Forest, Environment, and Natural resources Management and allied sectors. 

IIFM is a premier national level institute engaged in education, research, training and consultancy in the area of Forest, Environment and Natural Resources Management and allied sectors.

Academic Excellence

The PFM course is the flagship course of IIFM and is one of its kind in Asia. IIFM conducts following courses: 
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management (PFM)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Sustainability Management (PSM)
  • M.Phil. in Natural Resource Management (MRM) and
  • Fellow Program in Management (FPM) equivalent to Ph.D.


IIFM has produced many social entrepreneurs. Some of them are: 
  • Mr. Manoj Dabas - Founder, Center for Urban Green Spaces 
  • Mr. Jayesh Bhatia - Founding Director, NRM Consultants 
  • Mr. Vineet Rai - Founder and CEO, Intellecap and Aavishkaar Venture Management Service
  • Mr. Paul Basil - Founder and CEO, Villgro Innovations Foundation. 
  • Mr. Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya - Founder and CEO, Ekgaon Technologies Private Limited


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20 IIRF Cluster Rank


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