Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal

The Indian Institute of Forest Management was opened in the year of 1982. It was established as an independent institution under the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the Government of India.

The main aim of the IIFM in Bhopal is to provide professional training in the area of management of the forestry. It will help in maintaining the forestlands of the country in a better and more scientific way. The plan to set up such an institute was primarily proposed by the Government of India as a response to certain recommendations of the National Commission on Agriculture. The NCA of India felt an urgent need for training people in managing forests.

The birth of the Indian Institute of Forest Management of Bhopal was a result of the impulse that was yielded due to this recommendation. The Ministry of Environment and Forests aligned with the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad to form this institute. Financial and technical support for the establishment of the IIFM, Bhopal was provided by the Swedish International Development Agency.

Ever since its establishment this educational institute of Bhopal has earned much repute in the field of Forest Management. At present it is considered to be one of the best centers for this subject of study in the whole of South- East Asia. It has some excellent and noteworthy contributions in the research and development of management of forestry.

The Indian Institute of Forest Management is presently one of the most famous and appreciated among the several Bhopal Universities and Research centers.

Last Updated on 23 July 2012