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Dairy industry
Dairy industry is one of the industries which plays a dynamic role in India's agro-based economy. Dairy farming includes breeding and care of milk yielding cattle, procuring milk and processing of milk into a variety of dairy products. Dairy products is a major exporting industry and earns considerable foreign exchange for the country. In 1946, the foundation of Anand Milk Union Ltd (AMUL), led to the development of a better organised dairy industry and gave momentum to education in dairying in India.Dairy Technologist apply principles of bacteriology, chemistry, physics, engineering and economics to develop new and improved methods in production, preservation and utilisation of milk, cheese and other dairy products.

Dairy scientists study the physiology of re-production and lactation, carry out breeding programmes to improve dairy breeds. They carryout experiments to determine effects of different kinds of feed and environmental conditions on quantity, quality and nutritive value of milk produced. They research breeding, feeding and management of dairy cattle.

There are two main areas of activity in the dairy industry :

Liquid Milk Production

It covers milk collection processing and distribution and is carried out almost entirely in the public sector through co-operatives.Processing involves handling of milk for distribution or its conversion into dairy products. After the milk has reached the plant, processing work begins and it is converted into a variety of dairy products. Dairy Technologists mainly deal with the technical and quality control aspect of the processing industry and also work to develop improved methods in processing, production preservation and utilisation of milk and milk products.Traditionally dairy technology was a part of veterinary and animal husbandry courses. These courses were and still is offered by Agricultural Universities as a part of the B.VSc.

Eligibility: BE / B.Tech is 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.10+2 / I.Sc. Phy., Chem. & Math. Min. 50% Marks in each subject.One must also pass the qualifying exam JEE (Joint Entrance Exam) conducted by the IIT's.
Duration: 4 Years
College Name Contact Details
Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mohanpur 741252, Dist Nadia
(West Bengal)
Phone : 03473-33275
College Of Dairy Science, Rajasthan Agricultural University Of Dairy Science, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Udaipur-313001(Rajasthan)
Phone : 0294-412719
College Of Dairy Technology College Of Dairy Technology, Krishnanagar, Labhandi, Raipur-492012
Phone : 0771-424377
Fax : 0771-424532
College Of Veterinary Science College Of Veterinary Science (Department Of Diary Science)
Phone : 0877-2248068
Fax : 0877-2249563
Sanjay Gandhi Institute Of Dairy Technology Sanjay Gandhi Institute Of Dairy Technology, Rajendra Agricultural University, PO.Dhelwan, Lohya Nagar, Patna-800020(Bihar)
Phone : 0612-221017, 225910, 408209
Sheth MC College Of Dairy Science Sheth MC College Of Dairy Science, Anand Campus, Anand-388110(Gujarat)
Phone : 02692-21666/ 251

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