Co-operative Management Syllabus is a fundamental course of Co-operative Management. Co-operative organizations play a pivotal role in uplifting the living standard of the mass rural population. Nepal, an agricultural country, can not be an exception.
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Co-operative Management Syllabus
Teaching Hours: 150
Full Marks: 100
Co-operative Management Syllabus is a fundamental course of Co-operative Management. Co-operative organizations play a pivotal role in uplifting the living standard of the mass rural population. Nepal, an agricultural country, can not be an exception. This course is designed to provide the basic knowledge of the different foundational aspects of co-operative organizations. It consists of seven units viz. Introduction, Historical Development of Cooperatives in Selected Countries, Evolution of Cooperatives in Nepal Legal Framework of Cooperatives in Nepal, Forms of Cooperatives institutional Arrangements of Cooperatives., Emerging trends of Cooperatives in Nepal, nature, of course, is theoretical.
II. GENERAL OBJECTIVES
The general objectives of Co-operative Management Syllabus course are to:
a. provide foundational knowledge on basic principles and practices of cooperatives in general:
b. enable the students with the necessary skills to manage cooperatives at the grass root level and
c. acquaint the students with problems and prospects of cooperatives in Nepal.
III. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES
The specific objectives of Co-operative Management Syllabus course are to:
a. introduce the students with emerging concepts, practices, and trends in cooperatives in general:
b. acquaint the students with the current status of Nepalese cooperatives and
c. prepare the students to pursue advanced studies in cooperatives.
IV. COURSE CONTENTS
Unit 1: Introduction
• Meaning, definition, and characteristics of co-operatives.
• Functions of cooperatives.
• Role and importance of cooperatives.
• Fundamental principles of cooperatives.
• Difference between cooperatives and other business organizations (Public and Private Enterprises)
Unit 2. Historical Development of Cooperatives in Selected Countries:
A brief review. LH 18
• United Kingdom
• Israel • International Cooperatives Alliances (ICA): Inception and Role.
Unit 3 Evolution of Cooperatives in Nepal. LH 15
• Origin and development of cooperatives (Traditional and Modern Cooperatives).
• Role of civic societies and the State in the cooperatives movement in Nepal. • Current status of cooperatives movement in Nepal.
Unit 4: Legal Framework of Cooperatives in Nepal. LH 20
• Cooperative Act 2048: Introduction, features and major provisions.
• Cooperative Rules 2049: Features and major provisions. •Procedures of formation, registration, renewal, and termination of cooperatives.
Unit 5: Forms of Cooperatives. LH 25
• Consumers’ cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Credit cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Producers’ cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Marketing cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Farming cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Housing cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Industrial cooperatives: Objectives and functions.
• Multi-purpose Cooperatives
Unit 6: Institutional Arrangements of Cooperatives. LH 37
• Department of Cooperatives: Role and functions.
• National Cooperative Development Board: Introduction, composition., objectives, role, and functions.
• Cooperative Bank: Formation, objectives, role, and functions.
• Unions and federations. • District Cooperative Offices.
Unit 7: Emerging Trends of Cooperatives in Nepal. LH 15
• Concept and importance
• New frontiers in cooperatives: Women empowerment, poverty reduction, employment generation, local resource mobilization and community awareness.
V. EVALUATION SCHEME:-
Nature of Question Total Questions Required no of questions
Weightage to be asked to be attempted
A. Short answer-question 10(ten) 8 (eight) 8 for each
B. Long answer-question 3(three) 2 (two) 18 for each
VI. PRESCRIBED REFERENCE BOOKS
1. Bedi. R.D. Theory, History and Practice of Co-operation, 1981.
2. Co-operative Act 2048 and Rules 2049.( with amendments)
3. Hazela, T.N., Principles, Problems & Practices of Co-operation, 1996.
4. Shakya, S.R. Co-operative Movement in Nepal. 1984.
5. Kamal, S.S. New Dimensions of Co-operative Management, 2002.
6. Saradha. V., The Theory of Co-opeartion, 1986.
7. Publications of related agencies.
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