(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


The curriculum of the PGDCBM consists of the following six modules :

Module I: Business Communication
Module II: Business Environment for Cooperatives
Module III: Organisational Design & Governance in Cooperatives
Module IV: Business Processes and Performance in Cooperatives
Module V: Business Strategy, Systems and Control
Module VI: Dissertation


Contact Sessions at VAMNICOM Campus:

Six weeks’ intensive on-campus Teaching – Learning sessions and field visits.

Online and Learning : Major part of the programme shall be completed online via the Course Management System Model. The participants will also get easy access to the Institute’s web portal and e –library and relevant databases for on line study material, video tutorials etc. Also, local contact centers would be identified with video–conferencing /Skype facilities for better outreach and acceptability of the course. All assignments and course activities will be submitted electronically to the course instructor. 


At the beginning of the course each participants shall under the supervision of the faculty and carryout a dissertation on one of the contemporary issues in Cooperative Management at their respective work place. 

Project :To gain deeper understanding and insights in the select optional course, each participant shall undertake a mini project based on desk research/field study under the guidance of faculty mentor. during on campus sessions. This desk research will be interdisciplinary based on the emerging issues in cooperatives and allied sectors during their on campus training at VAMNICOM. 

Field Visits : VAMNICOM has adopted field visits as a value-added learning method for PGDCBM participants. The Institute will arrange field visits to a few co-operatives working in diversified sectors, so as to provide them with the real insight of working procedure and hands on experience.


The evaluation system of the programme is based on following two components :

A) Concurrent Evaluation in the form of assignments and quizzes which will be conducted through online mode. 

B) Mid Term/End Examinations.