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Cooperative sector is the third largest and most important contributor to the national economy. As everybody knows, it has contributed a lot to the rising socio, economic and political status of mass in general and the poor in particular. The remarkable contribution made by cooperative are in the area of production, distribution of sugar, fertilizer, cotton, in the area of Banking, Housing, Marketing etc. To make these people’s organization more popular and economically viable, National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), New Delhi started its units in the name of Institute of Cooperative Management (ICM) at different parts of country to impart required knowledge, skill and change people’s attitudes through various functionally relevant training programme in cooperative training to the personnel serving in Cooperative Organizations and Cooperative Department. 


Dhananjayrao Gadgil Institute of Co-operative Management (DGICM), Nagpur was established in the year 1972 to cater to the training requirements of personnel working in cooperative organizations and cooperative departments of Maharashtra State. As a tribute the Institute is named after the late Dr. Dhananjayrao Gadgil, the distinguished economist, Co-operator and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Government of India. It is one among the 19 Institutes, functioning in different parts of the country, under the administrative control of the National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), New Delhi. It is a 50 per cent grant-in-aid organization of Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Delhi and 50 percent grant-in-aid from Government of Maharashtra, Department of Cooperation. Since its inception, all endeavors are being made to cater the cooperative training requirements of the State. Seminars, Workshops and Conferences are being organized on cooperative related issues. The syllabus of the core courses of this Institute has been developed by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. The main objective of the Institute is to induction of professionalism in management of cooperatives.

DGICM, Nagpur runs following streams of programmes such as:

  1. Management Development Programmes (3 to 15 days)
  2. Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management (26 and 36 weeks)
  3. Diploma Programme in Management of Industrial Cooperatives (12 weeks)
  4. Diploma in Urban Cooperative Banking Management (12 weeks)
  5. Master of Business Administration (MBA 2 year)
  6. Seminars
  7. Workshops
  8. Research projects and Consultancy for the cooperative organization and Cooperative Department