Karan Girdhar

Young, dynamic candidate, pursuing Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry (Inclusive Environment/NRM/Livelihood/Microfinance/Development) Management, is seeking job opportunities with an organization which can provide me opportunities to optimize my skills and capabilities with a boost to my understanding of the niche sectors.
Field Work Experience
Present Currently I am working with UNICEF under a project in nutrition and sanitation, how these are affecting the environment of nearby areas.
December 2009

Study of impact of Narmada Irrigation project development on the rehabilitation of villagers.
Study of impact of JFM (Joint Forest Management) on the villagers of district Burhanpur.
Study of various dimensions of forest based industry including logging, marking, inventory management etc.
Developed plans for the promotion of ecotourism at Kukru Khamla region of Maharashtra.
Study of watershed management and its potential in promotion of the ecotourism spots.
Study of different operations at coal mining industry and its impact on environment and forests nearby.
Study of scope of NTFP, sericulture and apiculture in generating employment for villagers.
Surveyed Budhni village for the economic feasibility analysis of toy making factories.

June 2008

Study of impact of technological advancement on agriculture in Sheikh-daulat village of Ludhiana district during 15 days Village Extension Training Programme.
Educating farmers for application of technologies developed at Research centre of Punjab Agricultural University.

July 2006 to April 2007

Raised Moong and Gobhi Sarson crops in Practical Crop Production course to learn cultivation skills and have first hand information on production/protection technology of the crops. Extra

Curricular Achievements

Won 1st position in Western Solo Song Competition in PAU Inter College Youth Festival competition held at PAU Ludhiana during November 2007
Won 2nd position in Western Song in North zone Intervarsity Youth- Festival held at GNDU, Amritsar during December 2006
Participated in Western Song Competition in All India National Youth Festival held at University of Madras, Chennai during January 2007
Awarded College Merit Certificate for excellence in Western Song during the degree programme.
Won 1st position in Table Tennis in PAU Inter College Sports Meet held during November 2005. Position of Responsibilities
Associate Co-ordinator of Students’ Placement Committee at Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal
Executive member, Climate Change and environmental Core Competency Cell, IIFM, Bhopal
Event Coordinator of 'EnviroConclave 2009: Climate Change & Business Sustainability', a one day national symposium on climate change, IIFM, Bhopal
Executive member, Cultural Club, IIFM, Bhopal
Executive member, DDMC, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

Academic Record
Qualification School/ College University/ Board Year Percentage Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management (PGDFM) Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) IIFM 2009-2011 -NA- BSc (Agri.) Hons. College of Agriculture Punjab Agricultural University 2008 76.1 12th (Medical) Swami Sant Dass Public School C.B.S.E 2004 65.0 10th St. Francis Convent School I.C.S.E 2002 76.2
Also pursuing “Leadership Programme on Nutrition Security and Sustainable Development” from IGNOU, New Delhi. Writing a Research Paper on “Countering climate Change through Conservation agriculture”
Linguistic Proficiency: Hindi, English, Punjabi
Software Proficiency: SQL, SPSS, TORA, QM, MS Office Interests Environment and social development issues Playing soccer and singing
Personal Profile
DOB 2nd November, 1985
Permanent Address Plot no. 5, Katni Gate II, Near Chintpurni Mandir, Kartarpur, District Jalandhar, Punjab (144801)
Reference Prof. P. K. Biswas Faculty of society, Polity and Governance System, IIFM Bhopal Mb. + 91-94250 05877 Email: pkbiswas@iifm.ac.in Karan Girdhar Place: Bhopal