IIFM Bhopal

Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) Bhopal

IIFM Bhopal Courses, Admission 2023, Fee, Placement, Ranking, Contact

The Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) was founded in 1982 and is an autonomous, Natural Resource Service Training institute of Forestry located in Bhopal. The sectoral specialized college has financial assistance from SIDA. The institute is ranked 8th overall in the country by MHRD. IIFM Bhopal offers admission in two-year full-time residential flagship PGDFM and PGDSM program. IIFM Bhopal has all the course assistance from the IIM Ahmedabad and shortlists candidates on the basis of CAT/XAT score. The minimum IIFM Bhopal CAT Cut off required for admission to courses is 85 percentile. Candidates who have completed their Bachelor’s from a recognized university are eligible to apply through the online procedure. 

IIFM Bhopal Highlights


Establishment year | Ownership

1982 | Public/Autonomous



Campus size

230 acres

Accepted entrance exams



53 for MBA/ PGDM by Outlook 2020

51-75 for MBA/ PGDM by NIRF 2020

Number of courses offered

3 courses across 2 streams

Average placement package

INR 8.5 LPA (2020 – 2022)

Top recruiters

Jai Kisan, WWF India, Samasta Microfinance etc.

Official website


CourseEligibilityCourse Fee (in INR)
PGDFMBachelor’s degree or equivalent with at least 50% aggregate /final year students who are awaiting degree results are also eligible to apply
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: valid CAT/XAT score +WAT/PI
Intake: 120+30(EWS)
6.24 Lacs
PGDSMBachelor’s Degree, with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA from a recognized University/Institute
Duration: 2 years
Admission Criteria: valid CAT/XAT score+WAT + PI
Intake: 60
6.24 Lacs
M.PhilTwo-year Post Graduate Diploma/Degree in Engineering/Sciences/Management and associated Social Sciences or its equivalent with at least 55% aggregate
Duration: 1 year
Admission Criteria: WAT + PI+ UGC/ICAR-NET/CSIR can directly take the PI without WAT.
Intake: 20
1.75 Lacs
FPMBachelor’s with at least 50% aggregate + Master’s or equivalent degree with First Class including a five-year/four-year Master’s (integrated program)
Duration: 4 years
Admission Criteria: CAT/GMAT/GATE/ICAR NET
Intake: 10
Ranking BodyRanking ParameterRanking
IIRF 2023MBA School42
Business Today Ranking 2023B-Schools48
MHRDOverall Forest Management8
NIRF 2021MBA School75
Outlook 2020MBA School53

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Post Graduate Diploma

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 780,000 Total Fees

Post Graduate Programme in Sustainable Management

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 780,000 Total Fees

Certificate Course in Chartered Foresters

Total tuition Fees: ₹ 100,000 Total Fees

IIFM Bhopal Admission Process

1. Visit the official website of IIFM Bhopal

2. Click on the Programmes tab and select the desired course

3. Fill the application form with required details

4. Pay the requisite application fees.

5. Submit the application form.

6. Take a printout of the filled application for future use.

IIFM Bhopal Admission Dates 2023

Events Dates
CAT Registration Starts August 2, 2023
CAT Registration Closes September 20, 2023
CAT Admit Card Releases October 25, 2023
CAT Exam November 26, 2023
Events Dates
PGDFM Registration 2024 Ongoing
PGDSM Registration 2024 Ongoing
Certificate Course on Chartered Foresters Registration 2024 Ongoing

Documents required for admission:

1. Class 10th and 12th Marksheets and Passing Certificate

2. Graduation degree and Degree Certificate

3. Scorecard of entrance exam taken by the candidate

4. Category Certificate (if applicable)

5. Govt. ID proof

6. Passport sized photographs

Summer Internship

Merit based Scholarships

Scholarship to SC students: 4 scholarships are available to SC category students at IIFM subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down by the Ministry. The scholarship will cover the expenditure of full-fee and lodging boarding charges, books, and stationary charges at a fixed rate.

Scholarship to ST students: 5 scholarships are available to ST category students at IIFM subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down by the Ministry. The scholarship will cover the expenditure of full- fee, lodging and boarding charges, books and stationary charges. 

Merit-based Scholarships: available for the 20 students offered by the Institute based on the merit obtained in the qualifying exams.

IIFM Bhopal Placements 2023

IIFM Bhopal recently concluded its 2023 placement drive. 46 recruiters visited the campus. Some of the major recruiters included ICICI Bank, Infosys, Vedanta, Aditya Birla Hindalco and many more. Recruiters came from various sectors like Banking & Finance, NGO. The highest of the placement drive is mentioned below:

  • 103 students were placed.
  • Highest Package stood at INR 20.5 LPA.
  • Average Package remained at INR 10.38 LPA.

IIFM Bhopal Placements 2023


Highest Package


Average Package

IIFM Bhopal Location

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