Indian Institute of Forest Management
MPhil in Natural Resource ManagementFull Time Course
The duration for full time M.Phil course is 1-year to18 months and those with Master’s Degree in discipline can apply for this course. The subjects in this course include Research Methodology, dissertation based on the project work assigned to an individual student etc.
The minimum qualification for all candidates shall be Post Graduate degree/diploma or its equivalent with a minimum of 55% aggregate marks recognized by anIndian University or Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The relaxation of 5% marks at the Masters Degree (P.G) eligibility criterion shall be given to candidates belonging to SC/ST/PD category as per the guidelines of UGC.
The candidates applying to M.Phil (NRM) programme should have post graduate degree or its equivalent in the field of Science/Engineering/ Management and related Social sciences. (The equivalence will be decided by the Institute).
The candidates from outside India SAARC/Foreign countries who have obtained their masters degree from any university, outside India must provide the equivalence of the eligibility requirement which shall be 55% marks at masters Degree (PG level).
Regarding the admission procedure for in-service officers, the application will be invited by way of nomination (through proper channel) and will be screened at IIFM using criteria set by IIFM to select candidates for the course. The nominated in-service candidates shall be exempted from written test.
For other category candidates written test and an interview shall be conducted. The written test shall have three components namely English ability, Analytical ability and Natural resource management aptitude.
The Institute shall set a cutoff limit for the written exam. Candidates qualifying the cut off shall be invited for the interview.
Based on the performance in the interview a merit list of suitable candidates will be released for admission. The UGC/CSIR/ICAR- NET qualified candidates shall be exempted from written test and shall be directly called for interview.
Candidates with PGDFM from IIFM with a minimum of 3.0 OGPA shall also be exempted from written test and shall be directly called for interview.