(A Grant-in-aid Institution under Ministry of Cooperation, Government of India)
Ganeshkhind Road, Near Pune University, Pune - 411007, Maharashtra, India

Training Programs
Post Graduate Diploma in Cooperative Business Management

Online application form for admission to 55th Batch PGDCBM 2021-22 Batch has started . Last date for receipt of nomination at VAMNICOM is 26th July, 2021

Brochure and Curriculum

The Post Graduate Diploma in Cooperative Business Management (PGDM) is a core Programme of VAMNICOM that enables participants from the Co-operative and allied areas to equip with the appropriate managerial know-how to meet the emerging challenges of today’s business environment.

Objectives of the Programme

1) To impart the latest management concepts, techniques and practices of co-operative management to the participants.

2) To infuse and inculcate professional skills and attitude in participants to manage cooperatives effectively.

3) To expose the participants to the actual functioning of co-operatives through field visits to various cooperative institutions.

Target Group:

The course is open to young-in-service or prospective co-operative business executive, State departmental officers, administrators, and trainers working in cooperative training institutions, Cooperative Banks, Cooperative Unions, Dairy Co-operatives, Sugar Cooperatives, Handloom & Handicrafts Co-operatives, Consumer Cooperative, Agricultural Marketing Federations, Housing Cooperatives, and all allied Cooperatives organizations, any employees working as Managers/Executives /Board Directors in Cooperative Institutions, etc., within in India, from SAARC countries and other Asian and African nations.


The participants for the program should have at least a bachelor's degree with a minimum of three years experience in a managerial capacity in cooperative organizations/Government Departments/Cooperative Banks. Participants should be, preferably, below 50 years of age (relaxable up to 5 years in deserving cases for ladies and for SC/ST/OBC persons as per Government rules) and should have knowledge of spoken and written English.


Nominations may be sent in the prescribed proforma (available at www.vamnicom.gov.in) to the Director, VAMNICOM, Pune 411 007, Maharashtra. Foreign participants shall send the nominations through their respective Governments to VAMNICOM directly and also to the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India Embassy/High Commission located in their respective countries.

Last date for receipt of nomination at VAMNICOM is 26th July, 2021

Sanctioned Intake : Total Seats – 30

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.

The Course fee for participants of India and CICTAB member institutions in SAARC countries - Rs. 40,000/ - which covers stay in AC room (on single room occupancy basis) in the officers' Hostel, boarding facilities, access to online portal of the Institute, study material and inter and intra-State study visits.A few scholarships/sponsorships are also available. For any query on eligibility for such scholarships please contact the Programme Director.

The fee may be paid by demand draft to the Director, VAMNICOM, Pune or by NEFT to –V.M. NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF COOPERATIVE MANAGEMENT,

A/C No.                                   :           110 200 100 001 763

IFSC CODE                             :          SRCB 0000110



NATURE OF ACCOUNT          :          SAVINGS



Name of the Organisation/
Institution/ Fellowship

No. of
Fellow ships

Eligibility Criterion


National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC), 4, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110 016


1) 2 Fellowships are reserved for SC/ST candidates

2) 2 Fellowships are for open candidates. (These Fellowships are reserved for middle level Managers/ Executives of State and District level Federation of Sugar Factories spinning mills, Poultry, Fisheries and Dairy Cooperatives and All Agricultural Cooperative Marketing and Processing Societies, i.e. Sugar Mils, Spinning Mils, jute Mills etc.


National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India Ltd., NAFED House, Siddhartha Enclave, Ashram Chowk, Ring Road,New Delhi-110 014


1) 1 Fellowship reserved for a candidate of member societies from Cooperatively less developed states.*

2) 1 Fellowship reserved for a candidate of member societies from states not covered in (i).

3) 1 Fellowship reserved for candidate belonging to Weaker Sections of member societies.


National Cooperative Agricultural and Rural Development Banks Federation 701, 7th Floor, A Wing, BSEL Technology Park, Opp. Vashi Railway Station New Mumbai - 400 705


1) Candidate should be an officer of a weak member bank.

2) A newly recruited officer in the bank.

3) A young Graduate or Post-Graduate with good academic records not exceeding 25 years of age, who is son or daughter of former member of any of the member banks.


National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd., Ansal Plaza, Block-C, 2nd Floor, August Kranti Marg,New Delhi-110 049


Candidates from Cooperative Sugar Industry/Factory.


National Cooperative Union of India (NCUI), 3, Siri Institutional Area, Hauz Khas, New Delhi - 110 016


Preference to promotional educational/training

* Less Developed States-Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Bihar, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Sikkim and Orissa.

The cash prizes are instituted for the meritorious DCBM participants on the basis of the final results. The following cash prizes are to be distributed.


Particulars of Awards / Prizes


Shri Gulabrao Patil Prize for standing FIRST in FINAL EXAM


Late Padmasri Sahakar Bhushan Shri Vasantdada Patil cash prize for standing FIRST in FINAL EXAM (instituted by Shri K.R. Prabhudesao)


XXVIII DCBM prize for standing SECOND in order of merit


Prof. GB Kulkarni and Mrs. Nalini G.Kulkarni prize for standing FIRST in the subject MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS by securing marks out of 100.


Principal Chengappa prize for candidate standing FIRST in the subject COOPERATION by securing marks out of 100.


A cash prize instituted by the participants of XXIX DCBM course for standing FIRST in the subject RURAL ECONOMICS by securing marks out of 100.


A cash prize instituted by the participants of XXXIX DCBM batch for standing FIRST in the subject FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT by securing marks out of 100.


Late Prof. MV Namjoshi cash prize for the BEST DESSRTATION among the DCBM participants instituted by Mrs. YM Namjoshi and her daughter.


Late Shri H.G. Doshi (Ex-Director, Cooperation and Village Industries – All India Khadi & Village Industries Commission, Government of India) Gold Medal / (Equivalent Cash Money) First Student in Final Exam


Late Shri H.G. Doshi (Ex-Chief Auditor & Financial Advisor, Cooperative Department, Erstwhile Bombay State Silver Medal (Equivalent Cash Money) First student in the subject – Financial Management


Late Shri H.G. Doshi (Ex-Chief Marketing Officer, Cooperative Department – Erstwhile Bombay State Silver medal – (Equivalent Cash Money ) First Student in the subject – Cooperation