The Depository Service Cell (DSC) of Pune-based Cosmos Co-operative Bank Ltd has several firsts to its credit. It became the first institution under the co-operative bank category to achieve ISO 9001:2008 certification from British Standards Institution (BSI) in 2013. In 2014, DSC bagged the very first National Securities Depository Ltd (NDSL) Star Performer Award (co-op banks) for opening the highest number of demat accounts (over 2,700 accounts) in a year. It was also the first to obtain the license to act as Approved Person and start Repository Business for NSDL Database Management Ltd (NDML) and Central Insurance Repository Ltd (CIRL) in the co-operative bank category.