(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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The VAMNICOM, Pune is playing an important role for development of cooperative sector in the country.  The Institute is organizing training programmes focusing on various areas of management covering all the important sectors of the cooperatives. The VAMNICOM is recognized research center for undertaking research for award of Ph.D. degree in Management of Savitribai Phule Pune University and Symbioses International University, Pune. Besides Management development training programmes in various functional areas of management, the Institute has three long duration programmes viz. PGDM – Agri Business Management equivalent to MBA for fresh graduate which has been ranked as one of the top Agri-Business school in the country and has track record of 100% placement. The DCBM programme for in-service officers working in cooperatives is almost five decades old and has recently launched Diploma in Management of Computer Operations, which aims to empower middle level staff of cooperatives for operational expertise in IT operations. The institute is undertaking research projects sponsored by various State governments and also engaged in consultancy services for various sectors of cooperatives like banking, Sugar and Dairy for IT implementation, recruitment of qualified professional manpower, defining job responsibilities of manpower in IT department. The Institute has entered into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with various Institutions in India and neighboring countries which has immensely benefitted in organization of exchange training programmes and undertaking various academic activities.

The Institute has state of the art infrastructure and has conducive environment for Management education and training. Through constant interaction with various sectors of the cooperatives, the Institute is able to fulfill the training requirements of the cooperatives in the country.  The Institute is moving forward for achieving Centre of Excellence for the cooperative sector in the country, and I am sure with qualified and experienced faculty and with available infrastructure the Institute will succeed in achieving the status of Centre of Excellence for cooperative sector in the country.

Dr. Ashish Kumar Bhutani, IAS