Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management came into existence in the year 1967. Located in Pune, Maharashtra, it is managed by the government and is an Institution of National Council for Cooperative Training, New Delhi. The institute provides PGDM in Agri Business and Post Graduate Diploma in Cooperative Business Management. The Institute`s campus is residential which consists of hostel facility for students, equipped with mess facility, Common Entertainment Room, Academic Block, Administrative Block, Computer Center, Library, Syndicate Halls, Open Lawns and Institute`s Canteen facility. The Library consists of world class collection of books, periodicals, journals and magazines. The Computer Lab consists of PCs with RFL Internet facility. Other than hostel, the students can also accommodate themselves in rented houses and as Paying Guests (PGs). The average expenditure of such students who live outside hostel is around Rs. 4,000 to Rs. 6,000 per month, depending on the life style of a student. The students learn to combine the use of technical skills with the understanding of the socio-cultural system to emerge as leaders in their fields and make significant contribution through management in all sectors of society. Considering the ever-growing requirement for professional Managers in the field of Agri-Business the PGDM programme has been restructured with specialisation in Agri-Business Management (ABM). Vaikunth Mehta National Institute of Cooperative Management came into being by the joint efforts of renowned personalities in academics. Its basic objective is to promote an institution in a unique way to provide comprehensive, innovative and international education with PGD courses to all fresh candidates who want to improve their technical and professional skills. The city of Pune and the institution are well connected by train and bus. The city also contains various tourist places and food joints where students can refresh themselves taking time out of their hectic schedules.