Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, a premier sectoral Management Institute an autonomous Institute under Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, invites applications Fellow Programme in Management (2019-2023) commencing from July 2019 Interested candidates can check all the details regarding IIFM FPM Admission 2019 from this page below.

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IIFM FPM Admission 2019 – Fellow Programme in Management

A Doctoral level Programme titled the Fellow Programme in Management (FPM) for people who need specialized knowledge, skills, and attitudes for positions requiring conceptual and visioning skills. The Fellow Programme is an important step in that direction. The FPM is approved by AICTE.

Areas of Specialization

  • Communication and Extension Management
  • Ecosystem and Environment management
  • Environment and Development Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Technology and Quantitative Techniques
  • Marketing Management
  • Sociology and Community Development
  • Technical Forestry.

IIFM FPM Application Form 2019

Interested candidates are required to submit their application in the prescribed application form with all supporting documents mentioned in the form. Application form and details about the programme are available at Institute’s website at FPM admission page or can be obtained in person or by post by sending a request along with bank draft of Rs.500/-. Also the link for the same is also provided below.

The application process for IIFM FPM is over now..!!

Application Fees: Completed application form (accompanied by a Demand Draft of Rs.500/- for forms downloaded from website) in favor of Director, Indian Institute of Forest Management, payable at Bhopal, should be sent to Chairperson-FPM Admission, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Nehru Nagar, Bhopal 462003, M.P. so as to reach IIFM on or before 31st May, 2019. IIFM will not be responsible for late receipt of application material due to any postal delay or any other reason beyond the control of the Institute.

Eligibility Criteria

The maximum age limit is 45 years as on July 01, 2019. A Bachelors degree with at least 50 percent marks and Master’s degree (minimum two years prescribed duration after 10+2+3 years of formal education) in relevant discipline (relevancy as decided by the IIFM) with at least 55% marks, including Five year/ Four-year Integrated master’s degree programme or Professional qualification like CA, ICWA, CS with at least 55% marks. For IIFM Graduates, who have done PGDFM and IIM graduates who have done PGDM, the minimum OGPA of 3.00 in 4.33 maximum scale, is required or For MRM Post Graduates from IIFM, with 3.00 CGPA.

Admission Procedure

Selection of candidate is through a two-stage process –

Eligible candidates with any one of the following score will be called directly for Presentation and Personal Interview: –

  • IIM CAT/GMAT (scores of two years old with required cut off) as decided by IIFM
  • UGC-CSIR-JRF/NET (Certificate not older than five years) in the relevant area of specialization.
  • GATE (Certificate not older than five years)
  • ICAR NET (Certificate not older than 2 years)
  • FRI entrance test for Ph.D. (two years old)
  • Candidates who have already obtained a PGDFM from IIFM/PGDM IIM with a minimum of OGPA of 3.00
  • Candidates who have obtained MRM from IIFM with 3.00 CGPA.
  • All India and allied services officers, officers in scale II of nationalized banks, officers of equivalent rank of PSU.

Candidates who fulfill the required eligibility given above and do not have any of the above qualifying tests, but have five years’ experience post their respective eligible degree will have to qualify the internal test designed by IIFM.

Presentation & Interview

Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a brief presentation on a research topic of their interest followed by the interview. The written test will be held at IIFM, Bhopal on June 11, 2019 followed by presentation and interview for shortlisted candidates.

  • The candidate will be called to Bhopal for presentation and interview as per the criteria decided by IIFM.
  • Final selection will be based on criteria as decided from time to time by the Institute.
  • Students will be admitted in a specific area of specialization related to the existing faculty areas of the Institute.
  • A maximum of ten students can be admitted each year.

Financial Assistance

Monthly Fellowship

All selected students (non-sponsored) will get a monthly fellowship of Rs. 16,000 during the first two years which is incremented to Rs. 19,000 per month for the third and fourth years of the programme. A contingency amount of Rs. 35,000 per annum is provided to each student for the period of four years. PGDFM graduates from IIFM selected for the fellow programme get financial assistance and contingency grant for three years.
This assistance is not available to the sponsored candidates. In case of candidates who get a salary from a sponsor, if the salary is less than the prescribed monthly fellowship, then the difference can be made good from fellowship provisions.

Contingency Grant

The students would also be provided (on a reimbursable basis) with a contingency grant up to Rs. 35,000/- per year for all the four years (three years for IIFM graduates) for purchasing relevant books, journals, stationery, computer accessories, academic tour and travels, xeroxing expenses, (including attending conferences other than two National and one International conference, registration fees for the conferences) and boarding and lodging expenses as per rules. The unspent amount of the contingency grant in any year may be carried forward till the end of the fourth year.


The students cannot take any other financial benefits from IIFM, like from research projects from centers of the IIFM or from outside.
The student is required to sign a surety bond and agreement with the IIFM that if he/she discontinues the Fellow programme for any reason, then the entire amount of fellowship and contingency amount received shall be refunded by them.

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