has a large multi-disciplinary faculty
in its nine faculty areas. The faculty is highly motivated
and forms the core of the strength of IIFM providing expertise in
a number of areas related to forest and natural resources
COMMUNICATION AND EXTENSION MANAGEMENT
Krishna Kumar, K. N.
Ph. D. in Agricultural Extension, PG specialization in Farm
Recipient of ICAR junior and senior fellowship for PG and
Ph. D. programmers. Served as Information specialist in
Tamilnadu Agricultural Department, as Assistant Professor
(Agricultural Extension) in Tamilnadu Agricultural
University. Worked in the projects on Science and Technology
Transfer to Farm Women, Rice bio-technology sponsored by
International Rice Research Institute, Philippines and
Rockefeller Foundation. Also served as Honorary consultant
to M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation for Bio-village
project at Pondicherry. Currently working in projects
related to forestry extension and Community forestry.
Diploma from Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun (Equivalent to M.Sc. Forestry)
PG Diploma in Ecology & Environment from Indian Institute of Ecology & Environment, New Delhi
Diploma in German, Tamil & Arabic languages
Diploma in Homoeopathy [DIH (London)]
Diploma in Export Management with specialization in Aromatic & Medicinal Plants, from National Institute of Export Management, Chennai.
Education in Forestry & Natural Resources (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Forestry: People & Participation (University of Wolverhampton, UK)
Tropical Agro forestry (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Areas of Academic Interest:
Ecosystem Management, People’s Participation in Natural Resource Management, Eco-compatible approaches to Development, Wildlife Management, Non-timber Forest Produce and Livelihood, Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable use of Bio-resources, Holistic Approach to Health Care, Criteria & Indicators of Good Ecosystem Management.
About 27 years of experience in forestry in various capacities. Have been mainly involved in Training, NTFP Management, Wildlife Management and Biodiversity Conservation. Important postings have been as – Principal, Forest Rangers’ College, Balaghat; Field Director - Pench, Bandhavgarh and Panna Tiger Reserves; Executive Director (Development), MP MFP Federation; Chief Conservator of Forests (Wildlife) at headquarters and Member Secretary, M.P. State Biodiversity Board.
Visited Philippines to study the working of Fiber Development Authority, Manila. Have been to UK in 1997 for nine months to undertake 3 Certificate Courses from the University of Edinburgh and University of Wolverhampton.
1. Charger - The Long Living Tiger
2. The Crisis of the Tiger - Is There a Way Out?
3. The Dilemma of People's Participation
4. Unique Symptoms (Homoeopathy)
Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.Sc. in
Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.
Areas of Interest: Impact assessment of formal and informal
institutional arrangements linked to conservation of natural
resources, interdisciplinary research on forest-based
livelihood enhancement, conservation planning and
sustainable forest management, Ecological sustainability and
Professional Experience: Interdisciplinary research experience of
ten years on issues related to scientific management of
natural resources and forest-based livelihood enhancement in
different regions of the country, including the Himalaya
(Garhwal), North-eastern region (Mizoram) and Central India
Ph.D. (Forestry; Forest Research
Institute; 1998), M.Sc. (Botany; H.N.B. Garhwal University;
1992), Recipient of ICFRE Award for Excellence in Forest
Conservation (Biodiversity & Ecology). Published more
than 100 research papers, articles and books. Member of
Advisory/ Editorial/ Reviewer Board of many peer reviewed
national and international journals.
Area of academic
interest: Biodiversity Conservation Plant Ecology,
Natural Resource Management, Ethnobotany, Indigenous
Knowledge Systems, Medicinal Plants.
Ph.D (University of Florida), Gainesville,
in Wildlife Ecology and
MSc (Wildlife Institute of India), Dehradun, in
PGDFM (Indian Institute of Forest Management), Bhopal.
BSc (St. Xavier's College), Mumbai, in Zoology and
Area of Interest:
Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; Research methodology.
Telephone Extension Number: 390
D. (Industrial Economics) , Lead International Fellow (2007)
and Fulbright Environmental
Leadership awardee (2011-12) Areas of expertise & research
interests: Economic Valuation of Ecosystem
Services, Green Accounting; Livelihoods Economics;
Conservation & Environmental Finance - economics of
climate change, carbon finance and developing markets for
ecosystem services; Ecosystem Modelling of Wetlands,
Forests and Water Resources and Policy
Professional Experience: She has 27
years of work experience with Post Doctoral research work at the University
of California(Berkeley) and University of Massachusetts (Amherst),
USA. She has more than 40 publications in international and
national journals/books to her credit and has conducted projects on valuation,
green accounting and payment for ecosystem services with the support of
the World Bank, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), European
Union (EU), Department for International Development (DFID), Asian
Development Bank (ADB), International
Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Winrock International (WII) & various
ministries of Govt. of India viz.; Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF),
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI), Ministry of
Health (MOH), Ministry of Defense (MOD) , National Forestry
Commission and the 13th Finance Commission of India. She has
also contributed to the world acclaimed projects on
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and on The Economics
of Ecosystems and Biodiversity.
B.Sc. (Hons.) Ag &
A. H., M.Sc. Ag. (Rural Banking & Agril. Economics), Ph.
D. (Agril. Economics) from G. B. Pant University of
Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar. Served at Pantnagar
Agricultural University, Birsa Agricultural University,
Ranchi as faculty. MBA and LLB from Bhopal University.
Having about 34 years of experience in teaching,
Research, Consultancy & Academic
Specialization : Economics, Regional
Planning and Economic Growth,
Professional Experience : 21 Years of
Research ExperienceinMultidisciplinaryAreas in Socio- Economic
and Ecological Dimensions, Area of Interest -Ecological Economics, Developmental Economics,
Agricultural Economics and Industrial Economics)
Published papers: 60, Books 2
Member: EditorialBoard ofAdvisors - Three
Recipient of Young Scientist Award, 1985
from Indian Science Congress Association. Areas of Research
and Academic interest include Group Dynamics,
Eco-development, Joint Forest Management, Non-timber Forest
Products, Gender and Orgnisational Development.
Post Graduate (1989)
and Doctorate (1992) in Psychology from Dayalbagh
University, Agra. Awarded doctoral fellowship of ICSSR and
young scientist award 1994 of Indian Science Congress. Areas
of specialisation include HRD and environmental Psychology.
Areas of current academic interests include Stress
Management, Behavioural Perspectives in Forestry and Women
Post Graduate and Doctoratein Psychology from Barkatullah
Vishwavidayalaya, Bhopal, PGD in Human Resource Development,
and PGD in Guidance and Counselling.
Is a trained Trainer for Trainers. Area
of current academic interest includes application of
Principals of Social Psychology in Forestry Sector,
Environmental Psychology, understanding Human Interaction
with Environment & Forest and Stress and
Remote Sensing and Digital Image
Processing, Geographic Information Systems and Database
Management Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Internet
Applications, Environmental Impact Assessment and Computer
Ph.D. in International Marketing
Management, M.B.A in Marketing Management, Post-Graduate
Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management, Bachelor of
Journalism & Mass Communication, and B.Sc. (Dairy
Professional Experience - Industry 9
Years, Academics since 1996
interest : Marketing (including MIS) of Timber and
Non-Timber Forest Products; NTFP based Micro-enterprises;
Forestry Products Trade, WTO - trade & environment
related issues; Sustainable Natural Resource Management
& Forest certification; Corporate Environmental
Responsibility and Green Consumerism
Ph.D. in Marketing Management (Thesis on
Marketing of NTFPs in Selected Tribal Areas of MP), M.B.A.
with Specialization on Marketing, B.Sc.(Agriculture
Science). Research Student at Kobe University, Japan for One
and half years in 2002 under Japanese Government scholarship
for research project on Green Consumerism in Japan.
Professional Experience- 15 Years
Area of Academic Interest includes Green
Marketing, Rural marketing and Marketing Strategies of
Forest Products. His areas of research interest include
marketing of Forest Products particularly Non-Timber Forest
Products, Marketing of Environmental friendly products, and
Corporate Social Responsibility. Has been published on these
issues nationally and internationally.
BE (Electrical), MBA and Ph.D. in
Marketing Management and UGC- NET. Involved in Management
Education and Research for over thirteen years, and had been
associated as full time faculty member with Institute of
Public Enterprise (Hyderabad), Entrepreneurship Development
Institute of India (Ahmedabad), Banasthali Vidyapith
(Rajasthan), besides working as visiting faculty at various
eminent institutions like BITS (Pilani), NTPC, NMDC, MCH-HRD
She has authored many research and
conceptual articles for national and International Journal and newspapers and
has edited two books. She has also done research
projects sponsored by Ministry of SSI and AICTE.
Interest: Marketing Management & Operations
Specialization : Social Dimensions in Natural Resource
Management Specific Area of Interest: Social and
Institutional Dimensions of Social / Community / Farm
Forestry, Joint / Community Forest Management, Livelihoods,
Policy and Institutional issues of NTFP Management,
Participatory Management / Development, Tribal Development /
Rural Development, Governance System, People's Participation
in Watershed and NRM, Micro Planning, Policy Analysis,
Poverty and Development, Social and Institutional Issues of
SHGs, Micro Finance and Micro Credit
B.Sc. (Hons.) and M.Sc. in Anthropology,
Ph. D. in Social Anthropology from Calcutta
Worked as Scientific Staff in
Anthropological Survey of India, Govt. of India. At IIFM
since 1994. Awarded various national merit and Research
scholarship. Total 13 years' working and Research
experience. Member of number of FAO and National Consultancy
Projects. Current research : Tribal Culture and Development,
Community Resource Management, Women's Issues etc.
Ph.D. (Anthropology) University of
Hyderabad ,Specialization in common property resource
management with cultural perspective
M.Phil Environmental influence on social
system and rural societies (M.phil) ,UGC Research Fellow
of Interest: Public Policy analysis, Adaptive Management,
Management of Common Property Resources, Conflict
Resolution, Sustainable livelihood in NRM, Corporate Social
Responsibility, Community Driven Development, Water
Management, Participatory Irrigation
Management, Sacred Groves, Religion, Economy of tribal and
rural societies, Development Anthropology
M.A in Social Work with
specialization in Urban and Rural Community Development from
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (1992), Ph D in Sociology from Indian Institute
of Technology Bombay
Worked as Research Associate at ENVIS Centre, WII,
Dehradun (Jan 2005 to Jan 2008), Project Fellow at WII,
Dehradun (May 2003 to March 2004), Institute Research
Scholar at IIT, Mumbai (Jan 1995 to Jan 2003), Consultant at
IGIDR, Mumbai (2/1994-11/1994) , Community Organizer at
Vikas, Centre for Development, Ahmedabad (July 1992 to Dec.
Ph.D in Anthropology from University of Delhi, M.Sc in
Anthropology from University of Delhi, UGC-NET and ICSSR
Prior to IIFM, he has worked in the Wildlife Trust of India
and WWF-India and been part of more than 20 biodiversity
conservation action projects across 12 states of India,
including two Autonomous District Councils in northeast
India, supported by the
World Society for Protection of Animals, International Fund
for Animal Welfare, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services, Japan
Tiger and Elephant Fund etc.
He is also a member of the Indian Anthropological
Association, North-East India Council for Social Science
Research and IUCN Task Force on Cultural and Spiritual
Values of Protected Areas.
Areas of interest:
Environmentalism, Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation,
Indigenous Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation,
Human-Wildlife Conflict, Participatory Conservation (with
special emphasis on Northeast India), Gender Dimension in
Environmental Management, Culture of Poverty,
and Social Change in Indian Society
Studied in various Universities of India, Europe and USA. Received FAO and European Commission Fellowships, Best Silviculturist Award and Brandis Prizes apart from JRF and SRF from UGC and CSIR.
MSc and M Phil in Botany,
PG Diploma in Forestry and Allied Subjects,
Ph D in Forestry,
Certificate in Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement,
Advance Diploma in French language,
European Masters in Sustainable Tropical Forestry.
Has the experience of inter-cultural and multidisciplinary team working in the Tropical; Mediterranean; and Temperate Forests of Thailand, Costa Rica, Guyana; France; Copenhagen, Finland, and USA.
Area of interest:
Sustainable Tropical Forestry: Environment and Ecology,
Wetland biodiversity: Freshwater plants and avian fauna,
Forest Ecology: Structure and Functioning,
Silviculture: Tree Improvement,
Agroforestry: Alley cropping and Home gardens.
Worked as natural resource manager in Tropical Moist and Dry Deciduous Forests of UP (5 years).
Managed Research and Development activities as State Silviculturist, Sal Region, UP (4 years).
Held assignments of technical administration in UP Government (8 years).
Handled technical operations of Major and Minor Forest Produce at Supervision level (2years).
Operated at Policy level in the field of Wildlife Management especially wetland PAs (3years).
Books on Ecology and Agroforestry
Several research papers and popular articles in Journals and Magazines.
B.Tech (Civil Engineering) from IIT
Delhi, Diploma in Forestry from Indira
Gandhi National Forest Academy
equivalent to M.Sc. (Forestry), Post Graduate Diploma in Wildlife management
from Wildlife Institute of India,
Certificate course in GIS from National
Remote Sensing Agency, Hyderabad.
Worked as Wildlife
Warden-Registrar, Kerala Agricultural University-Faculty, State Forest Service
College-Managing Director, Kerala State Film Development
Corporation-Project Director, World Bank funded Kerala State Transport Project-Managing
Director, Kerala State Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development
academic interest: Human Resource Management, Project Management, Public
Administration, Wildlife Management, Forest Law
B.E. (Civil) from G.C.E.T. Raipur, M.U.R.P. (Master of Urban
& Regional Planning) from School of Planning & Architecture,
New Delhi, Associate of Indira Gandhi National Forest
Academy Diploma from IGNFA, Dehradun (which is equivalent to
MSc in Forestry).
Areas of academic interest
: Joint Forest Management, Forest Working Plan preparation &
implementation, Non Timber Forest Produce Management with
special reference to Medicinal Plants, Forest based Rural
Livelihoods & Enterprises, Forests & People interface,
Forest related laws & policy issues, Forest Resources for
Rural Development, Soil & Water Conservation & Watershed
Management, Human Resource Development for various forestry
operations, Sustainable Forest Management & Criteria &
22 years of field forestry in various capacities (e.g.
Territorial, Production, Social Forestry, Forestry Training
School, Zila Panchayat, Working Plan & in M.P. State Minor
Forest Produce Co-op. Federation) in central India (Madhya
Pradesh & Chhattisgarh) & 1 year as Professor in IIFM,
DIF (Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry, Coimbatore)
(Associate of Indian Forestry College, P.G. Diploma, IGNFA,
Certificate course in Policy Analysis,
Yale University, USA
of interest: Public Policy Analysis, Evaluation and
Monitoring, Self Help Group, Watershed Management, Rural
Livelihood Management, Rural Development, Wildlife
Management, Tribal Development, Joint Forest Management,
Biodiversity Conservation,Afforestation Management,
Conservation Laws, Sustainable Natural Resource Management,
Training Research and Consultancy.
(specialization in agroforestry from H.N.B. Garhwal
University, Uttarakhand), M.Sc. Forestry (specialization in
Agroforestry from Indira Gandhi Agricultural University,
Raipur, Chhattisgarh), B.Sc. Forestry (G. B. Pant University
of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand).
ICAR-NET, ICAR-JRF (All India Rank 3rd).
Involved in Teaching, Research &
Extension of Forestry/Agroforestry and allied sciences in
the capacity of Assistant Professor (silviculture) at
Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University,
Allahabad. Worked as Project Coordinator in the special
project of SJSY on income generation through cultivation of
medicinal & Aromatic plants across 40 villages of
Uttarakhand. Worked as Senior Project Fellow at G. B. Pant
University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar,
Areas of Academic
Interest: Agroforestry, Silviculture, Remote Sensing &
GIS, Natural Resource Management and Medicinal &