IIFM Bhopal PGDM Admission 2019 – The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) is a Public Institute of Education and Research which was founded in 1982. The Institute offers admission in a fully residential two-year PGDFM programme and this program is approved by the AICTE. The shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of marks obtained in CAT or XAT. The shortlisted candidates are then called for Writing Ability Test (WAT) or Personal Interview (PI). The IIFM has a track record of 100% campus placement. Furthermore, the Institute provides high-quality education at a reasonable cost. IIFM has been ranked number #41 as the best Management Institution as per NIRF Ranking 2018. Check more information on IFMR Bhopal Admission 2019 from this page.
IIFM Bhopal PGDFM Admission 2019
The Institute also provides the scholarship to SC and ST category candidates. The scholarship is also given to those who perform well in each term in the programme. As per the official website, about 1040 number of applications were received for the 2016-18 batch and 752 applications were received for 2017-19 batch.
The candidates can check the expected schedule for IIFM PGDFM from the table below.
|IIFM Bhopal PGDFM Admission 2019||Important Dates|
|Application Process commences from||29 Oct 2018|
|Last date to submit the application form for CAT applicants||20 Feb 2019|
|Last date to submit the application form for XAT applicants||20 Feb 2019|
|Dates for Written Aptitude Test/Interviews||Last week of Mar to 01st week of Apr 2019|
|Announcement of final result||02nd week of Apr 2019|
|Commencement of Academic Session||03rd week of Jun 2019|
IIFM Bhopal Admission 2019: Courses Offered
The Institute offers admission in Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM). It is a full time two-year residential programme. The PGDFM is equivalent to the Master’s Degree in Forest Management. The course consists of 6 terms, one Summer Internship, and 2 Field trips.
There are 7 courses in each term. The 04th term is common to all the students. Whereas, in the 5th and 6th term students have to choose either of the following specializations. The three major specialized modules offered are
- Conservation and Livelihood Management (C&L)
- Environmental Management (EM)
- Developmental Management (DM)
The PGDFM was started in 1988 and the first batch of PFM students graduated in 1990. It is the flagship course of IIFM and is one of its kind in Asia.
IIFM Bhopal Fees Structure 2019
The fee structure for the academic session 2019 is not yet available. However, it is expected that the total fee for the PGDFM program shall be the same as last year. The total fee for the entire program shall be Rs. 4,80,000 for General/ NC-OBC/ DA and Rs. 2,88,000 for SC/ST candidates. The candidates can check the complete fee structure for PGDFM program from the table below.
|First Year Fee(Rs.)||Second Year Fees(Rs.)||Total Fee (Rs.)|
|6.||SI & Placement facilities||30,000||24000||36000||18000||66000||42000|
|7.||Field work/weekend field trips support||42,000||22800||27600||21600||69600||44400|
|12.||Student Welfare fund||18,000||12600||–||–||18000||12600|
|13.||IIFM Development fund||30,000||20400||–||–||30000||20400|
IIFM PGDFM Eligibility Criteria 2019
The candidates who wish to apply for admission at IIFM must ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria as given below:
- A candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from any recognized university.
- Should have secured minimum 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% in case of candidates belonging to SC, ST and Differently Abled (DA).
- Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply.
IIFM PGDFM Selection Criteria 2019
The shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of information provided in the application form and marks obtained in the CAT 2018/ XAT 2019 conducted by IIMs/ XLRI. The candidates shortlisted on the basis of CAT/XAT score will be called for Written Aptitude Test (WAT) / Interview (PI). The WAT-PI shall be held at Bhopal, New Delhi, Bengaluru and Kolkata based on the choice of candidates.
In the table below the candidates can check the aggregate highest and lowest CAT percentile scores used for admission in PGDFM 2019-21 batch:
|Highest CAT percentile||94.41||62.86||71.37||80.14|
|Lowest CAT percentile||84.89||61,78||47.51||68.57|
Expected Cut off for CAT to get shortlisted for WAT-PI
|Overall CAT Percentile||78||50||45||50||60|
IIFM PGDFM Application Form 2019
The application form for IIFM Bhopal admission 2019 releases online at its official website. The candidates can download the application form, and take its print out. Fil in necessary details in the downloaded application form and submit it along with the requisite fee. You can also obtain the application form personally or by post by sending the demand draft. The application fee can also be paid by online mode using Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net banking.
The candidates shall have to pay the following amount of the application fee:
|General/ OBC/ DA||Rs. 1000|
|SC/ ST||Rs. 500|
IIFM PGDFM Placement
Though most of the job placements at IIFM are with the environment and development sector with the NGOs, however, recently a number of banks and microfinance institutions have participated in the campus placements. Apart from it various Corporates also participated in IIFM Placements.
For the academic year 2017-18, the students were offered job in various profiles such as Sales & Marketing, Market research, Banking & Finance, Environment, Health and Safety, Environment Management System, Consulting roles, Operations etc with an average package of 6.93 lacs per annum.
As per the official website, for the Placement 2017, the following observations have been made.
- Total No. of students – 79
- Total Number of Offers – 170
- Total Number of Participating Organizations – 40
- Total number of students who opted out – 02
- Median Salary – 06 Lakhs
The PGDFM programme prepares the candidate in establishing a career in sectors like Forestry, Environment, Development (NGO), Micro Finance & Banking, Corporate Social Responsibility, Eco-Tourism, Forestry and Agri-based industries like paper, plywood, furniture, etc.
IIFM Bhopal Campus
IIFM campus is spread over 230 acres located on a lush green hill-top surrounded by water-bodies on three sides. The campus building includes the Academic Complex, Library, Computer Centre, Hostel, Mess, and the Administration and Accounts wings. The award-winning the architectural design of IIFM’s building provides an environment conducive to academic activities, professional deliberations, and social
interaction. The architect of the institute’s buildings is Anant Raje (1929-2009) who is one of the most talked about personalities in the field of Indian Architecture.
Official Website: iifm.ac.in
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