State Training and Resource Centres (STRC) are units run by non-governmental organizations in India with support of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO) and State AIDS Control Societies (SACS) to institutionalize the training and capacity-building process of the Targeted Intervention (TI) programs. These activities address the national objective of saturating coverage of core (female sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender, and injecting drug users) and bridge (migrants and truckers) populations in the country.
Since 2010, STRC Rajasthan has been operated by Solidarity and Action against the HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), a national NGO, working in collaboration with Rajasthan SACS and its Technical Support Unit. SAATHII's facility partner in Rajasthan is the Institute of Cooperative Management (ICM) in Jaipur.
- Build capacities of TI project functionaries to ensure qualitative improvement in their functioning to achieve the objective of prevention of new HIV infections among HRGs and bridge population.
- Ensure need-based quality training of TI-s as per NACP-III’s technical and operational guidelines.
- Develop local resources like facilitators for training, demonstration sites to sustain skill development process.
- Enhance the capacity of NGOs and civil society organizations in proposal development for NACP funded targeted intervention projects.
- Undertake operational research and learning site development
Capacity building involves enhancing knowledge and skills of staff involved in the TI program. The major task and responsibility of STRC is to strengthen and build the capacities of TI personnel of the state to ensure the reach of deliverables at HRG level and achieve the objective of NACP. Trainings are provided for the acquisition of competency to implement and manage programmes effectively using a variety of learning methods. The desired performance is measured against the indicators fixed for each strategy.
The institute, in existence for more than 50 years, is one of the oldest Cooperative Training Institutes in the country, catering to the training, research and consultancy needs of cooperatives and allied sectors.
It was established in 1956, under the ageis of the Central Committee for Cooperative Training constituted by the Reserve Bank of India . Later in 1962 with the handing over of the training programme to the National Cooperative Union of India, this college came under the administrative and financial control of the National Cooperative Union of India, New Delhi.
Until 1992, it was named the Cooperative Training College. The institute was shifted from Kota to Jaipur in the year 1977. Earlier the institute was functioning in a rented building at Thawaria House, Bani Park, Jaipur. In 1990 the college shifted to its own campus at Jhalana Doongri.
Securing excellence for cooperatives in diverse fields/ activities including agriculture, allied areas, extension, rural development, information technology and international trade etc. by strengthening the professional, entrepreneurial and management capabilities of the institutions to meet the challenges posed by Globalisation and free market economy and various problems that beset the cooperative sector.
Achieving excellence for the cooperatives in the emerging and innovative areas/ chosen fields of specialisation, ensuring high academic standards to offer globally, seamless, highly professional, research based and technology driven higher education programmes.
Improve the decision-making skills and administrative competence of practicing managers in the cooperative sector.
Provide educational facilities for young men and women seeking career in management through the Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management (HDCM) & other cooperative sector Diploma.
Carry out applied research and disseminate the importance through publication in addition to library retrieval and documentation services.
Assist organization in solving their management problems by providing technical consultancy services.
Participate in and contribute to the formulation of policy for cooperatives
Collaborate with other institutions in India and abroad to further its objectives.
The institute offers a wide range of programmes covering different segments of cooperative movement like Credit and Banking, Urban Banking, Long-Term Finance, Marketing and Processing, Industrial, Consumer, Handloom, Housing, Dairy, Labour, Forest, Fishermen Cooperatives, LAMPS, Cooperative Education and Training. Apart from General Management Courses it offers courses on Cooperative Accounts and Audit, Statistics, Cooperative Law, Practice and Procedures and other connected laws.
The system approach to training has been adopted which comprises of identification of training needs, setting each objectives of each training programme, development of curricula based on modern approach formulation of calendar of courses in consultation with the user organisation, implementing training programmes with participative teaching methods utilizing modern teaching aids production and updating of qualitative training material based on the live situation available in the cooperative sector.
The institute conducts three long duration Diploma Courses viz. Higher Diploma in Cooperative Management, Diploma in Cooperative Audit & Diploma Programme in Management of Industrial Cooperatives. Besides this the institute also conducts a large number of need based short duration management development programmes as well as Leadership Development programmes
The institute has a rich library with collection of over 15,000 books and subscribing over 70 journals in the fields of Economics, Banking, Marketing, Human Resource Development, Agriculture, Cooperation and Management . It caters to the training, research and consultancy needs of the faculty, students and research scholars
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
Keeping in view the changing management environment, the institute at creating awareness on students in computer and stresses on computer aided management. The students are using various applications like MIS, Inventory Management, and Banking etc. With this objective, the Institute has a well-equipped computer centre with Local Area Network (LAN) having more than 30 systems.
The institute has a well furnished hostel with 30 rooms and a capacity of 90 persons. ICM has a mess and kitchen facilities for food and refreshment within the hostel premises.