(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

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VAMNICOM, Pune plays an important role for training and development of cooperative sector in the country.  The Institute organizes international, national and local level training programmes on various areas of cooperative management. The Savitribai Phule Pune University and Symbiosis International University, Pune have recognized VAMNICOM for undertaking research work leading to the award of Ph.D. degree in Management, in general, and  Cooperative Management, in particular.  Besides conducting management development training programmes in various functional areas of management, the Institute has three long duration programmes viz. (a)PGDM – Agri-Business Management (ABM) which is equivalent to MBA degree for fresh graduates (b) DCBM programme for in-service officers working in cooperatives and (c)Diploma in Management of Computer Operations for middle level and operational level personnel’s in the cooperatives.

The quality of PGDM-ABM  programme and 100 % placement record of the ABM students have placed VAMNICOM amongst the top-ranked Agri-Business schools in the country. DCBM programme is five decades old that caters to the training needs of in-service officers in the cooperatives. The recently launched Diploma in Management of Computer Operations aims at empowering middle-level officers of cooperatives for operational expertise in IT operations. The Institute also undertakes research projects sponsored by various State governments and also engages in consultancy services for various sectors of cooperatives viz., banking, sugar, and dairy for IT implementation, recruitment of qualified professional manpower, defining job responsibilities of manpower in IT departments. The Institute has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with various Institutions in India and neighboring countries for maximising organization of exchange training programmes and undertaking various academic activities pertaining to management and development of cooperatives.

The Institute possesses a state of the art infrastructure and provides a conducive environment for Management  Education and Training. Through constant interaction with various sectors of cooperatives, the Institute has been able to fulfill various training requirements of the cooperatives in the country.  The Institute is marching ahead for achieving a Centre of Excellence status for the management education and training in the country’s cooperative sector. I am confident that with adequately qualified and experienced faculty strength and with the available infrastructure, the Institute will succeed in achieving the status of ‘Centre of Excellence’ in the cooperative sector.

Dr. K. K. Tripathy, IES