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Indian Institute of Forest Management [IIFM] Bhopal: Admission, Courses, Fees, Rankings, Placements, Scholarships

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Indian Institute of Forest Management is a Natural Resource Service Training Institute of Forest established in the year 1982 founded by the Ministry of Environment, Government of India and Forest and Climate Change with cost-sharing arrangements from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). The institute is recognised by AICTE.

The Institute was ranked 8th in the entire country in Management Institution Division under NIRF by the Government of India and Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Institute offers PGDFM, PGDSM, MPhil, FPM, and Ph.D. and Certificate courses. The institute has a well-equipped computer centre, Library, Hostel and Mess Facility, Sports facility.

The IIFM accepts online applications and selection will be done under GMAT/ CAT/ XAT score or students need to clear Written Aptitude Test (WAT) along with Personal Interview. Students are requested to go through the eligibility criteria before applying for any program as the application fee are non – returnable.

IIFM Bhopal Quick Facts

  • SIDA led INR 50 lakhs to the Government of India helped them to join hands with the Indian Institute of Management Ahmadabad (IIMA) for partially funded for establishing advance IIFM.
  • IIFM is well known for its flora and fauna glimpse of numerous wild mammals and birds inside the considerable campus area of 217 acres.
  • International Day of Forests, a Business Plan Competition organised by IIFM on 21st March 2021.
  • Two days Management Development Program on CSR – Authority, and Authenticity.
  • Organised online Training Workshop on mass communication held from 4th to 5th February 2021.
  • Budding Research Award in 2019.
  • IIFM focuses on both primary and supporting learning and the average package of students was INR 7.07 Lakhs in 2018- 20 and the highest salary offered was INR 14 lakhs.

IIFM Bhopal Rankings

  • IIFM Ranked 62 for its MBA courses by NIRF in 2020.
  • Ranked 60 for MBA courses by NIRF in 2019.
  • Ranked as the 8th government institute in the whole country as per MHRD and NIRF.

IIFM Bhopal Courses & Fees

Programs Program Details Selection Criteria
  • Duration: 2years
  • Eligibility: Must have a bachelor’s degree with 50% marks and 45% in the case of SC/ST candidates.
  • Fees: INR 424,000
CAT/XAT score + WAT + Personal Interview.
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility: Must have a bachelor’s degree with 50%marks in any discipline.
  • Fees: INR 424,000
CAT/XAT score + WAT + Personal Interview.
  • Duration: 1years
  • Eligibility: Must have a post-graduate degree with at least 55% marks.
  • Specialization: Conservation and Society, Sustainable Water Resource &Management, Risk Assessment, and Disaster Management, Microfinance, Sustainable Livelihood Management, Social Marketing for Protecting Natural Resource Management, and Environmental & Behaviour.
  • Fees: INR 175,000
WAT + Personal Interview
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: Must have a master’s degree in any discipline with at least 60% marks in total.
  • Specializations: Communication and Extension Management, Ecosystem and Environmental Management, Environmental and Development Economics, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, It and Quantitative Techniques, Marketing Management, Sociology, and Community Development, Technical Forestry, and Strategic Management.
  • Fees: INR
CAT/XAT/ CSIR – JRF/NET/ GATE / ICAR NET + WAT + Personal Interview.
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Eligibility: Must have a master’s degree in any discipline with 60% marks.
  • Fees: INR 6.24 lakhs
FRI Entrance Test + Personal Interview.
Certificate Course
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Eligibility: 10+2 passed with at least 50% marks
  • Fees: INR 100,000
  • Specializations: Chartered Foresters
WAT + Personal Interview

IIFM Bhopal Placements

IIFM Training and Placement Cell take every step that is necessary to make their students competent, skillful, and independent. The IIFM offers world-class exposures to the working of the institution because they realise the necessity of providing its student’s ample practical exposure along with crucial academic knowledge to make sure their multidisciplinary development.

The institution also organises a Summer Internships program for the 2nd year students they believe this will expose the real-life circumstances and provide a diverse work environment for students.

In Summer Internship Program a large number of companies take part in different sectors like Finance, Banking, Food, Corporate, Microfinance, and many more. Last Year more than 95% of students get placed in the recruitment drive.

  • The average package offered the previous year was INR 7.7 lakhs per annum.
  • The highest package offered was INR 14 LPA.
  • Some famous recruiters are Kshamta Foundation, BAIF, Fincare, Vedanta, Pradan, CTRAN CONSULTING, IDFC First Bank, Spandana, etc.

Campus Placement 2019 – 2020

Companies Students Placed
IDFC First Bank 04
Bharat Financials Inclusion Ltd. 02
FINCARE Small Finance Bank 05
Sambhodi Research & Communications 01
CTRAN Consulting Ltd 02
Wildlife Conservation Society 02
Odisha Livelihood Promotion Society 08
Khsamata Foundation 01
Bihar Rural Livelihood Promotion Society (BRLPS) 08
SUB – K Impact Solutions Ltd. 03
Foundation for MSME Clusters 02

IIFM Bhopal Scholarships

The Indian Institute of Forest Management is an Institute of greatness the institute provide scholarship to its SC/ST students. The students are also provided with many government scholarships.

  • The IIFM offers a total of 04 students belonging to the SCC Category and 05 scholarships to ST category students.
  • The scholarship will cover the charges of full academic – fee, hostel and mess charges, books, and stationary charges at the given rate by the Government of India.

IIFM Bhopal FAQs

Ques. Why should I choose the IIFM Bhopal?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. IIFM Bhopal ranked 8th all over the country. The institution offers high–profile and well-trained faculty with modern course material to secure IIFM students competent and challenging as per today’s scenario. The institute provides the best career exposures along with International Collaborations with organisations like RECOFTC, FAO, USFS, IDRC, World Bank Cambridge University, Oxford Forest Institution, and a few more.

Ques. What are the amenities fee of the IIFM Bhopal?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021


Particulars General SC/ST
Alumni Connect 5000 5000
Hostel fee 100,000 60,000
Medical Requirements 4000 4000
Student Welfare Fund 1000 1000
IIFM Development Fund 90,000 50,000
Total 200,000 120,000
Ques. How many seats are offered by the IIFM Bhopal in MPhil?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. The IIFM offers only 23 seats under MPhil Program, in which up to 10 seats belong to in-service applicants.

Ques: Does IIFM Bhopal offer financial assistance?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. The Institute offers many scholarships to SC/ST students. The students are also given scholarships by the state and central governments.

Ques. What is the reservation of seats under PGDSM & PGDFM at IIFM Bhopal?

Last updated on September 17th, 2021

Ans. The reservation of seats under PGDSM & PGDFM are:

Category Percentage (%)
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Non-Creamy – OBC 27%
PWD 3%