Dr. A. K. Asthana
Ph. D. (Management), M.B.A., B.Sc. (Phy. Hons.)
URICM is a premier cooperative training institution committed towards providing quality training to the officers of Cooperative Department, other allied Departments and various sectors of Cooperatives. The Institute works relentlessly for the cooperative movement, fulfilling the HRD demands, proving its worth by introducing innovative/need based training programmes, research and consultancy which in turn reflect in the better performance of the employees of the cooperatives.
Professional learning by the participants and integration of training excellence is one of unique strengths of our Institute. The Institute strives for high standards in the transmission of latest knowledge on cooperative law, accounts, audit, banking, computers, IT and management. We see that our training helps the participants to perform the tasks effectively and attitudes within a dynamic environment, thereby enabling the participants excel in the field. Further, our training programmes are relevant, practical, by projecting field problems and issues are discussed threadbare so as to the human capital of the cooperatives never depleted and the participants have everlasting contribution to the cooperative movement.
Our Institute undertakes research and consultancy projects and poised to make headway in the future to come. All the success of the URICM is because of the great support from Cooperative Department, Functional Registrars Viz., Dairy, Handlooms/Textiles, Fisheries, Animal husbandry, Sericulture, District Cooperative Banks, Urban Cooperative Banks, PACS, Credit Societies and many other cooperative Institutions.
Since 2008 the Institute has taken a leap in the area of management education by introducing Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Agri-Business), poised to become a leading management institute in India.
I would say that let all of us do everything possible in our own capacity so that the cooperatives in future generations will feel proud of the legacy, help the cooperatives turnaround and meet any challenge that may arise of time.