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In India, cooperative sector is pervasive in all sectors of economy with large scale of employment in rural and urban areas. Cooperative sector is also a successful model for growth of economy, financial inclusion, employment generation and poverty alleviation. Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management (VAMNICOM) is an apex national institute in cooperative education and training and it is fully funded by Government of India. In VAMNICOM campus itself, there is also Centre for International Cooperation & Training in Agricultural Banking (CICTAB)which organizes international collaborative training programmes to strengthen cooperative, agricultural and rural financing activities. CICTAB is promoted and supported by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Govt. of India, Ministry of Agriculture.  CICTAB conducts training programmes in India and abroad for the participants mainly from South East Asian countries and SAARC nations.

            I, Dr. Hema Yadav, have taken over as Director, Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management and Director, Centre for International Cooperation & Training in Agricultural Banking w.e.f. 27.11.2017. VAMNICOM has long history of high brand value and reputation with its best quality and state of art of education and training being imparted to officials working in cooperative sector and Government Departments through 9 months’ Post Graduate Diploma in Cooperative Business Management (PGDCBM) and 3 months’ Diploma in Management of Computer Operations (DMCO) and short-term management development programmes in all functional areas..  The in-service personnel across India and overseas with interest in specialization in cooperatives can attend these medium duration training programmes. For the fresh graduates willing to make the career in Cooperative and Agri-Business sector, the Institute offers 2 years’ Post-Graduate Diploma in Management - Agri Business and Management (PGDM-ABM) which is equivalent to MBA degree and recognized by AICTE & AIU.The programme has been accredited by National Board of Accreditation, New Delhi for 2 years from June 2015 to June 2017 & extended upto June 2018.

VAMNICOM’s PGDM-ABM passed students are well placed in many diverse and reputed organizations, government, cooperative, private, corporate who all keep VAMNICOM’s flag flying high always. This Institute has steadily maintained the record of 100% placement jobs for the students since inception to till date.

Further, VAMNICOM extends its infrastructure facilities of auditoriums, classrooms, guest houses, etc., to other departments, agencies, organizations and individuals on rent payment basis.

 As Director of VAMNICOM & CICTAB, I extend standing invitation to one and all in India to join various courses in VAMNICOM & CICTAB. This invitation also extends to foreign participants interested in cooperative and rural financing areas.


Dr. Hema Yadav,