Career in Co-operative Management

Cooperative groups have the following features:

    • They are autonomous organizations
    • They comprise of two or more persons
    • Individuals within the group share economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations
    • They function democratically
    • They’re usually founded in rural areas to protect member interests

The field is becoming more lucrative in India as multinational companies awaken to the untapped Indian rural sectors in every field.

Cooperative Management Eligibility Criteria

Entrance examination is required to enroll for co operative management courses. The exam is followed by group discussion and interview.Humanities graduates tend to have an advantage when applying. A career in the field will require your possess a graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks.

Cooperative Management Job Prospects

Globalization’s every deepening reach into India’s rural areas is generating a lot of growth, and few careers are as suited to riding this wave as cooperative management careers. Jobs abound in both the public and private sector.

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Cooperative Management Salary

Starting salaries are at about Rs.6000 – Rs.10000. Salary increases with experience.

Cooperative Management Institutes

      • Post-Graduate Program in Rural Management (PRM)

Contact Information
Institute of Rural Management,
Anand, Post Box No: 60,
Anand – 388 001, Gujarat
Phone : 0091- 2692 – 260391 / 263260 / 261502
Fax : 0091 – 2692 – 260188
Website :

    • Higher Diploma in Co-operative Management (HDCM), Institute of Cooperative Management

           Bhopal (under National Council for Co-operative Training (NCCT), New Delhi)

Contact Information
E-8/77, Trilanga Road, Shahpura, Bhopal
Pin-462039 (M.P.)
Phone : (O) 0755-2725477, 2725898
Fax : 0755-2725898
Website :

    • Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management

Pune offers a Post Graduate Diploma in Co-operative Business management (DCBM) which aims at imparting a sense of professionalism in management of Cooperatives and provides an exposure to the cooperatives of modern management concepts and techniques.

Contact Information
National Institute of Co-operative Management
University Road, Pune – 411 007, India
Phone : Office Hrs. 020-25537974-78
Fax : 91-020-25537726
Email :
Website :

    • Madhusudhan Institute of Co-operative Management

(ICM), Bhubaneswar provides a two year MBA course in cooperative management.
Eligibility : A Bachelor’s degree of three-year duration in any discipline of a recognized University.

Contact Information
Madhusudhan Institute of Co-operative Management (ICM), Bhubaneswar
Unit-VIII, Bhubaneswar-751012
Phone : (0674)2562826, 2564560
Fax : 2562830
Website :

    • MBA in cooperative management, Regional Institute of Cooperative Management Bangalore (RICMB)

Contact Information
67, Padmanabhanagar,
BSK II Stage, Bangalore, Karnataka,
Phone : 26692036/ 26690584
Fax : 26692537
Website :

    • Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management (26 weeks)

Institute of Cooperative Management, Hengrabari, VIP Road
Guwahati – 781036, Assam

Contact Information
Phone : +91-361-2334881
Fax : +91-361-2334880,
E-mail :,
Website :

    • Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management, Indira Gandhi Institute of Cooperative Management

Contact Information
Indira Gandhi Institute of Cooperative Management
Block-B, Sector-18, Rajajiuram, Lucknow-226017, U.P.
Phone : 0522-2661820, 2661154(Resi.), 2662357
Fax : 0522-2661154
Email :
Website :

    • Xavier Institute of Social Service

Contact Information
Xavier Institute of Social Service
Post Box No. 7, Purulia Road
Ranchi, Jharkhand – 834 001, INDIA
Phone : 0651-2200873,
Fax : 0651-2315381
Website :

Cooperative Management Institutes in Major Cities

Cooperative Management institutes in Various States