National Council for Cooperative Training has been constituted by the National Cooperative Union of India under its bye-laws with the concurrence of Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation. The Council is responsible for organizing, directing, monitoring and evaluating the arrangements for cooperative training for the personnel working in the cooperative sector in the country. The main objective of the Council is to organize need based training programs and facilitate the process of human resource development for cooperatives for the country. It also envisages to conduct research in critical areas of cooperative movement. The Council has established its own training structure comprising of the VAMNICOM, Pune at National Level, Five Regional Institutes of Cooperative Management at Chandigarh, Bangalore, Kalyani, Gandhinagar, Patna and 14 Institutes of Cooperative Management located at Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Kannur, Lucknow, Madurai, Nagpur, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram.