Dhananjayrao Gadgil Institute of Co-operative Management (DGICM), Nagpur was established in the year 1972 to cater to the training requirements of personnel working in cooperative organizations and cooperative departments of Maharashtra State. As a tribute the Institute is named after the late Dr. Dhananjayrao Gadgil, the distinguished economist, Co-operator and former Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, Government of India. It is one among the 19 Institutes, functioning in different parts of the country, under the administrative control of the National Council for Cooperative Training (NCCT), New Delhi. It is a 50 per cent grant-in-aid organization of Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, New Delhi and 50 percent grant-in-aid from Government of Maharashtra, Department of Cooperation. Since its inception, all endeavors are being made to cater the cooperative training requirements of the State. Seminars, Workshops and Conferences are being organized on cooperative related issues. The syllabus of the core courses of this Institute has been developed by Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad. The main objective of the Institute is to induction of professionalism in management of cooperatives.