After economic liberalization, the economy of the country has changed rapidly. In the budget of the central and state government, the increase in the condition of the villages increased and there were many praiseworthy policies declared in this direction.

The co-operative society was established in the states and efforts were made to make people aware. Multinational companies also joined the local companies in an effort to accelerate this campaign. One of these local companies is also co-operative committees.

Under these, many banks, co-operative societies, Mandi Committee and Agriculture Centers are operating. The basic purpose of these committees is to improve the condition of the villages and provide basic facilities to them.

Although the co-operative bill in the country was passed in 1904, but after attaining independence it had grown rapidly and its full emphasis was placed on the villages. Today the situation is that about 98 percent of co-operative institutions are being operated for villages and about 2 percent of the cities. It is very important to have managerial skills and professional people to run these key institutions in a smooth and successful manner.

Under the same motive, the mode of co-operative management in the country was born. Professionals who take service of the policies and programs of the institution to the public are called as cooperative managers. Now it has taken the form of a caretaker career and every year thousands of people are trying to fate in it.

What is the work of professionals
In this, Professionals who work on different posts also work to prepare and enact policies for co-operative institution and to make them aware of the people going through the villages.

At the same time, the responsibility of making the necessary arrangements for the organization to run successfully is also above these. Over time, the nature and scope of their work is increasing. Most projects related to the co-operative are operated by the state government.

Whatever governments come, they make their policies firmly to improve the quality of life of the villages and there is a special provision for them in the budget.

Opportunities for graduates

To enroll in the course of co-operative management, students have to go through the first entrance exam. Then the next step is to group discussion or interview.

There are also many institutions which are enrolled on merit basis. In the form of interviews, students are asked questions on rural environment, projects and current affairs being run there.

However, students of all streams can join this examination, but such courses are more helpful for the students of Humanities. Students interested in making a career in it must be mainly graduate with 50 percent marks in arts or humanities.

Excellent Course information

All courses related to co-operatives are excellent in itself. They inspire human understanding and adopt them experimental. In addition, they develop skills to encourage and engage people in rural areas.

During this course, they teach techniques to handle any project or project. Apart from this, the students are given information about co-operative and business law, agro processing, urban co-operative banking.

Related Courses

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management

Higher Diploma in Co-Operative Management

Post Graduate Diploma in Co-Operative Management

MBA in Co-Operative Management
Diploma in Urban Banking and Credit

Diploma in Agriculture and Rural Development

Management development program
Certificate Program in Dairy Management

Fellow Program in Rural Management

Skills That Deliver Success

This is an area showing managerial skills. There are many types of management tasks that have to be executed. Nevertheless, the students carry the qualities such as team leader, ability to handle pressure, communication skills, and encouragement to employees.

There is a huge demand for such people, who do their work well and pave the way for growth for others.

Job prospects

After successfully completing the course, students can easily find jobs. Just need to accomplish your work closely. It has employment prospects in both private and government sectors. Professionals can try their luck in Co-operative Banks, Cooperative Societies, Indian Food Corporation etc.

All companies are moving towards the villages. This has led to more employment opportunities in rural areas.

Many NGOs also give job to co-operative managers.


Professionals join co-operative management as a first trainee. During this period, his salary ranges from Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000 per month.
As their experience grows, the amount of salary increases also increases.

Generally after the experience of four to five years, this salary reaches 30-35 thousand rupees per month.

Some rural development organizations

Rural Development Ministry, Rural Development Department, National Bank on Agriculture and Rural Development, Haryana State Co-operative, Apex Bank Limited, State Rural Development Department and Indian Food Program.

Work on these positions

Co-operative securities
Public relation officer
Business Planner
Co-operative manager
Project co-ordinator

Help meets course

Management specializes in running any government or co-operative institution. Without it, its advantages can not be imagined. Keeping this in mind, students are given information through regular courses, so that they are aware of all sorts of information. There are courses of both regular and correspondences courses.

Correspondence course is for those who are employed in an organization and are unable to attend regular classes. Such people are sent to the study material by post. Girls also enter this course.

With the coming of MNC, there has been an increase in employment and people are also getting salaries.

Dr. MK Jha, Senior Faculty, Indira Gandhi Institute of Cooperative Management, Lucknow

Major institute

There are several types of courses in this. The following is a list of some-

Institute of Rural Management, Gujarat
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Institute of Co-operative Management, Bhopal

Baikundh Mehta National Institute of Co-Operative Management, Pune

Madhusudan Institute of Co-Operative Management, Bhubaneswar

Regional Institute of Co-Operative Management, Bengaluru

Indira Gandhi Institute of Co-Operative Management, Lucknow

Xavier Institute of Social Services, Ranchi

Advantages and Drawback in Rural Management

Service opportunity in rural areas
Relax on achieving higher levels of people.

Advantages of a Cooperative management:

  1. A cooperative organization is owned and controlled by members.
  2. It has a democratic control: one member, one vote.

  3. This type of organization has a limited liability.

  4. Profit distribution (surplus earnings) to members is carried on in proportion to the use of service;

surplus may be allocated in shares or cash.

Disadvantages of a Cooperative management:

  1. A cooperative organization entails longer decision-making process.

  2. It requires members to participate for success.

  3. Extensive record keeping is necessary in this form of organization.

  4. It has less incentive, and there’s also a possibility of development of conflict between members.