The Indian Institute of Forest Management
(IIFM) (founded 1982) is an autonomous institution at Bhopal
in Madhya Pradesh
, established by the , Government of India
with financial assistance from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
(SIDA) and course assistance from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
. The institute's objective is to fulfill the growing need for managerial human resource in forest and allied sectors. IIFM has developed as an educational, research, training and consultancy organization and is gradually acquiring an internationally visible name. As a campus it is also famous for its rich flora
with citings of various small sized wild animals within campus.
The institute is headed by a director selected by the Ministry of Environment and Forests.
Location and building
The institute is in the southwestern corner of the city of Bhopal, in Nehru Nagar. It is on a hill that overlooks the Bhadbhada barrage. The barrage controls the overflow of the upper lake
or Bada Talab of Bhopal. The spillway for Bhadbhada tails around the IIFM hill, giving it a scenic location surrounded by water on three sides during good monsoons. The location is some 3 km south of T.T. Nagar and just off the road to Kerwa Dam. The architect of the institute's buildings is Anant Raje
, who won a national award for architecture for IIFM. The architect was inspired by the... Read More