PFM at Indian Institute of Forest Management is a two-year fully residential postgraduate level program equivalent to 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 until the 4th term which is common to all the students. In the 5th and 6th term, students must 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)

It is compulsory for each student to have a Major specialization and they can opt to either have Minor specialization or not.

Batch Size: 92 (Batch 2017-19 for PGDFM)

Batch composition: The 2017 – 19 batch has 92 students of which 28% have prior work experience. The students are from various educational backgrounds such as Engineering (53%); Commerce (11%); Science 13%; Arts (8%); Agriculture (4%) etc.

Placement: For the batch 2016-18, 100% of students placed with the highest offered salary was recorded at approximately Rs 11.15 lakh per annum. The average package was 6.97 lakh per annum (all sectors included). 26.73% of batch (i.e. 27 students) were placed with salaries over 8 lakh per annum. 31.68% (i.e. 32 students) were placed in various government agencies and there were 7 pre-placement offers.

Admission Process: The college selects students through CAT/XAT scores and followed by GDPI. An aspirant must apply separately to the college by filling up their form.

Reservation Policy: The standard Government Reservation policy is followed while taking admission.