(A Grant-in-aid Institution under Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India)
Ganeshkhind Road, Near Pune University, Pune - 411007, Maharashtra, India

Training Programs
Diploma in Cooperative Business Management

Post-Graduate Diploma in Cooperative Business Management (PGDCBM) is the core programme of the institute designed for officers of co-operatives and cooperative departments and allied sectors.


1)  To impart the latest management concepts, techniques and practices to the participants through various teaching techniques.

2)  To infuse and inculcate professional skills and attitude in participants to manage cooperatives effectively through practical exercises, and

3)  To expose the participants to the actual functioning of co-operatives through field visits to cooperative institutions. 


It is open to managers/executives /Board directors working in co-operative institutions, departmental officers, administrators and trainers working in co-operative training institutions etc., within in India, SAARC countries and from other Asia and African countries.  


The participants sponsored for the programme should have at least a bachelor degree with minimum three years experience in managerial capacity in cooperative organisations/Government Departments. Participant should be preferably below 45 years of age (relaxable upto 5 years in deserving cases for ladies and for SC/ST/OBC persons as per Government rules) and should have knowledge of spoken and written English.


This is a 36 weeks residential programme organised in three terms.


The participants will undertake 2 weeks study visit to successful co-operatives and submit a detailed report of their observation and also make presentation. The observation study visit may be arranged to successful Cooperatives in Sri Lanka also.  Participants interested to join this study visit must have valid passport with sufficient validity period minimum 2 years as per visa rules of Sri Lanka.  VAMNICOM has standing memorandum of understanding with National Institute of Cooperative Development (NICD) Sri Lanka for student exchange programme.  


In the third term of the Programme, participants will be doing internship in their Organisation for 10 weeks.  During the organisational internship, the participants have to undertake a project study of their area of interest and specialisation in order to study and evaluate the modern management practices in cooperative organisations and suggest measures to improvement. The final project report, prepared under the guidance of a faculty member, is to be submitted in the third term for evaluation and viva-voce.


Nominations may be sent in the enclosed proforma to the Director, VAMNICOM, Pune 411 007, Maharashtra.   Foreign participants shall send the nominations through their respective Governments to our Institute directly and also to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Embassy/High Commission located in their respective countries.  Last date for receipt of nomination at VAMNICOM is 1/8/2015. 

  • TERM-I (12 Weeks)
      1. Managerial Economics

      2. Rural Economics

      3. Management

      4. Cooperation

      5. Cooperative Law, Allied Laws and Administration

      6. Management Accounting and Audit

      7. Computer Awareness and Applications - I

  • TERM - II (12 Weeks)
      1. Financial Management

      2. Marketing Management

      3. Production and Materials Management

      4. Human Resource Management

      5. Production and Materials Management

      6. Strategic Management

      7. Computer Awareness and Applications - II

      8. Sectoral Specialisation

        1. Cooperative Credit and Banking

        2. Cooperative Marketing

        3. Cooperative Processing

        4. Consumer Cooperation

        5. Cooperative Law

  • TERM - III (12 Weeks)
      1. Organisational internship and Preparation of Project Report

      2. Project Report Presentation and Viva-Voce

For participants of India and CICTAB member institutions in SAARC countries - Residential Rs. 40,000/ - Non Residential Rs.  30,000/-. The Course fee covers stay in Non Ac single room in the Hostel, boarding facilities, at Rs. 750/- per month, study material and study visits (local and outstation) for residential participants. For non-residential participants hostel facilities are not available.  


For participants from other countries, the fee for the programme is US $ equivalent to INR 2 lakhs. 


The fee may be paid by demand draft to the Director, VAMNICOM, Pune or by NEFT to –V.M. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT,


A/C No.                                   :           110 200 100 001 763

IFSC CODE                             :           SRCB 0000110



NATURE OF ACCOUNT             :           SAVINGS


Name of the Organisation/
Institution/ Fellowship

No. of
Fellow ships

Eligibility Criterion


National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), 4, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016


1) 2 Fellowships are reserved for SC/ST candidates

2) 2 Fellowships are for open candidates. (These Fellowships are reserved for middle level Managers/ Executives of State and District level Federation of Sugar Factories spinning mills, Poultry, Fisheries and Dairy Cooperatives and All Agricultural Cooperative Marketing and Processing Societies, i.e. Sugar Mils, Spinning Mils, jute Mills etc.


National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd., NAFED House, Siddhartha Enclave, Ashram Chowk, Ring Road,New Delhi-110 014


1) 1 Fellowship reserved for a candidate of member societies from Cooperatively less developed states.*

2) 1 Fellowship reserved for a candidate of member societies from states not covered in (i).

3) 1 Fellowship reserved for candidate belonging to Weaker Sections of member societies.


National Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks Federation 701, 7th Floor, A Wing, BSEL Technology Park, Opp. Vashi Railway Station New Mumbai - 400 705


1) Candidate should be an officer of a weak member bank.

2) A newly recruited officer in the bank.

3) A young Graduate or Post-Graduate with good academic records not exceeding 25 years of age, who is son or daughter of former member of any of the member banks.


National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd., Ansal Plaza, Block-C, 2nd Floor, August Kranti Marg,New Delhi-110 049


Candidates from Cooperative Sugar Industry/Factory.


National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016


Preference to promotional educational/training

* Less Developed States-Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Orissa.

The cash prizes are instituted for the meritorious DCBM participants on the basis of the final results. The following cash prizes are to be distributed.


Particulars of Awards / Prizes


Shri Gulabrao Patil Prize for standing FIRST in FINAL EXAM


Late Padmasri Sahakar Bhushan Shri Vasantdada Patil cash prize for standing FIRST in FINAL EXAM (instituted by Shri K.R. Prabhudesao)


XXVIII DCBM prize for standing SECOND in order of merit


Prof. GB Kulkarni and Mrs. Nalini G.Kulkarni prize for standing FIRST in the subject MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS by securing marks out of 100.


Principal Chengappa prize for candidate standing FIRST in the subject COOPERATION by securing marks out of 100.


A cash prize instituted by the participants of XXIX DCBM course for standing FIRST in the subject RURAL ECONOMICS by securing marks out of 100.


A cash prize instituted by the participants of XXXIX DCBM batch for standing FIRST in the subject FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT by securing marks out of 100.


Late Prof. MV Namjoshi cash prize for the BEST DESSRTATION among the DCBM participants instituted by Mrs. YM Namjoshi and her daughter.


Late Shri H.G. Doshi (Ex-Director, Cooperation and Village Industries – All India Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Government of India) Gold Medal / (Equivalent Cash Money) First Student in Final Exam


Late Shri H.G. Doshi (Ex-Chief Auditor & Financial Advisor, Cooperative Department, Erstwhile Bombay State Silver Medal (Equivalent Cash Money) First student in the subject – Financial Management


Late Shri H.G. Doshi (Ex-Chief Marketing Officer, Cooperative Department – Erstwhile Bombay State Silver medal – (Equivalent Cash Money ) First Student in the subject – Cooperation