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Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Address: Plot / Street / Area
Post Box 357, Nehru Nagar
Bhopal (District Bhopal)
Madhya Pradesh, IndiaPin Code : 462003
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is a recognised institute / college. Status: An autonomous institute of Ministry of Environment Forests & Climate Change, Govt of India.
Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) is situated in Bhopal of Madhya Pradesh state (Province) in India. This data has been provided by www.punjabcolleges.com. Bhopal comes under Bhopal Tehsil, Bhopal District.
Fax # of Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is +91-755-27728.
Contact Person(s) of the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is (are): Dr Ravindra Bihari Lal, Director w.e.f. 3rd September, 2009..
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Website of Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh is http://www.iifm.ac.in/.
Contact Details of Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh are : Telephone: +91-755-2775716, 2773799
CoursesIndian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal Madhya Pradesh runs course(s) in Research, Misc, Business Management stream(s).
Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM)
Doctoral Level Programme: Fellow Programme in Management
Profile of Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM)The Indian Institute of Forest Management is a sectoral management institute, which constantly endeavors to evolve knowledge useful for the managers in the area of Forest, Environment and Natural Resources Management and allied sectors. It disseminates such knowledge in ways that promote its application by individuals and organizations. IIFM has been established with the following objectives :
Provide training in management and related subjects for persons from the Indian Forest Service, Forest Departments, Forest Development Corporation and Forest related industries with a view to equip them to practice the art and profession of management of forestry development.
Inculcate an appreciation in those selected for training, that conservation is of overriding importance in the management of living natural resources and that the primary role of forests is the vital ecological and environmental purpose they serve.
Select and prepare outstanding and talented young persons for careers leading to management responsibility in forestry and the forest-related system.
Meet the need of Indian forestry and forest-related industry and commerce in respect of upto-date information on forestry management through research, consulting and publication.
Assist, institute and carry out research in matters concerning the use of management and allied techniques and methods conducive to the development of forestry in the country.
Institute awards, scholarships, fellowships, prizes and medals in accordance with the rules and bye-laws.
Create patronships, affiliations & other classes of professional or honorary membership or office, as the society may consider necessary.
The mandate of IIFM is appropriately reflected in its mission statement :
To Provide Leadership in Professional Forestry Management Aimed at Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development of Ecosystems.
IIFM is a registered society under Societies Registration Act at Bhopal. The Hon'ble Minister for Forests and Environment, Government of India is the President of the society. The members of the society consist of State Forest Departments, State Forest Development Corporations, Ministries of Human Resource Development, Finance, Forest and Environment, Rural Development at the centre, and Forest-based Industries. Besides these, Chief Secretary Government of Madhya Pradesh, Director General Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE),Director General Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Inspector General of Forests are society members. At present the society has 45 members.
The increasing population and thrust on economic growth after independence created a large demand on forests in respect of needs of rural people ( fuelwood, fodder), industrial raw material and diversion of forest land for non-forestry purposes (agriculture, river valley projects, mining). The signs of ecological degradation and pressure on tribals became clearly evident by 1970.
The National Commission on Agriculture (1972) identified low investment leading to low productivity of the Indian forests as the major cause of failure of forestry sector to cope with the rising demands and suggested substantial investments into forestry. It tried to achieve a balance between demands of industries and local people through concepts on production and Social Forestry. Efficiency of investments required managerial inputs from the field of management science to achieve the desired productivity.
In 1974, Government of India, accepting the recommendations of FAO/SIDA Forestry preparatory Mission to India for provision of training unit to provide instructions in such fields as business cost control, economics of timber harvesting etc. requested SIDA to support a Business Administration Training Project (BATP) with the objectives:
To contribute to the improvement of Management abilities in Forest Development Corporations; and
To develop resource for continuous forest business management techniques.
The ensuing seminars under the project stressed the need of such training to all the personnel in Forest Departments and forest related systems. The case for bringing renewable natural resource system under business management and for training managers on economic and business aspects as suggested by the Ford Foundation Consultant necessitated the creation of a institute to :
Provide training in economic and managerial aspects of forest related area of associated primary wood based industries.
Build the staff for conducting research on economic and management problems facing forest corporations as well as on economic and management problems growing out of the urgent need for managing all forest and non-cultivated lands.
To create a pool of expert managerial consultants, which would be available to both public and private corporations or agencies.
In 1978 , SIDA contributed a sum of Rs. 50 lacs to the Government of India which partly financed the collaboration fees for entering into an agreement with Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad (IIMA) for building the proposed IIFM. The ensuing philosophy behind creation of IIFM were arrived at a seminar held at IIM Ahemdabad in 1979 which recommended that :
IIFM should be a national Institute of education in forestry sector, aiming at balanced development, conservation and utilisation of a forest based ecological system in India, consistent with the economic and social development of the nation.
Research, education, training and consultancy activities of the proposed IIFM should be directed towards meeting management education needs of the entire forestry system, particularly the forest departments and forest development corporations.
It should have a wide enough degree of freedom to develop its particular identity and the culture needed within an educational setting to foster this identity.
As the leader in its field, be concerned with pushing the frontiers of knowledge, providing specialised knowledge to various parts of system which related to this field and helping the world of practice to use this knowledge.
A Ten years perspective plan designed by the core group and Programme office of IIFM at IIMA, laying down the modalities, requirements and functions of IIFM, was approved by the Government of India in 1981 and IIFM was registered as a society in January 1982.
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