(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:                Project

Contact Sessions at VAMNICOM Campus : Five weeks’ intensive on-campus Teaching – Learning sessions and field visits (4 weeks at the commencement of the course and 1 week at the conclusion of the course)

Online and Distance Learning : Major part of the programme shall be completed online via the Course Management System Moodle. The participants will also get easy access to 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.

Project : At the beginning of the course each participants shall undertake a minor research project on one of the contemporary issues in Cooperative Management under the guidance of a faculty mentor at their respective work place.

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


B) Mid Term/End Examinations.