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In accordance with its objective to develop the cooperative movement in India according to cooperative principles, the Union monitors and supervises cooperative education programmes to popularise principles and practices of Cooperation. Presently, three types of cooperative education programes are conducted in the country.

  • General Cooperative Education Programme for agricultural cooperatives implemented by State Cooperation Unions.
  • Sector specific cooperative education programmes covering industrial, handloom, dairy, fisheries, women housing, marketing cooperative etc.
  • Special cooperative education projects based on area development approach.
NCUI provides the academic guidance to the State Cooperative Union besides supplying study materials on various topics for organising education programmes at the village level. The education personnel are trained periodically at the training units of NCUI.