Career in Dairy Farming Career Scope In Dairy Tech

Career Scope In Dairy Tech

Career in Dairy Farming
India is the largest milk producer and the second largest milk products producer in the world. There is, therefore, plenty of opportunity in dairy farming careers in the country.

Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate course applicants require a minimum 10+2 Science with Chemistry, Physics, 

Mathematics, Biology and English and with a minimum aggregate of 55 %. Selection is on 

the basis of an All India Entrance Examination. 

The B.Sc / B.Tech (Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) are four year program after 10+2; the Dairy Diploma course of two years duration is for lower level technical positions.

After graduating in dairying, candidates can opt for further studies and specialization 

through a Master program in Dairying, or related areas such as genetics and breeding, 

livestock production, animal biotechnology, food technology, and preservation.

Career Prospects

The two main areas of activity in the Dairy Industry include

a) Production, which begins with the most important task of all, i.e. obtaining milk, and also 

the breeding of high yielding cattle and taking care of the animals. Veterinary Scientists are 

usually best suited for such jobs. 

They are appointed as Procurement Officers and have to visit villages in order talk to 

farmers and influence them to sell their milk. Dairy scientists conduct experiments to 

determine the effects of different kinds of feeds and environmental conditions on the 

quantity, quality and nutritive value of milk produced. They also conduct research in areas of 

breeding, feeding and management of dairy cattle.

b) Processing involves handling milk for distribution, its conversion into dairy products. This 

work normally begins after the milk has reached the plant. Here, milk is converted into a 

variety of dairy products, such as cheese, chocolates, ice cream, butter ghee and so on. 

Dairy Technologists deal with this aspect of the industry, and also work to further develop 

improved methods in production, preservation and utilisation of milk, and milk products.

Dairy farming also engages services of dairy engineers, who are responsible for the setting 

up and maintenance of dairy plants and related activities; and marketing personnel who 

handle the marketing and sales of milk and milk products.

Employment Opportunities in Dairy Farming

Employment opportunities exist in both government and private sectors. The National Dairy 

Development Board (NDDB), a multi-locational organisation involved in planning, 

implementing, financing and supporting farmer-owned professional agri-business 

enterprises is the core PSU in this field. However, with almost every state aping Amul’s 

‘cooperative’ success, employment opportunities have increased manifold for technologists 

and managers, both in production and marketing.

With the entry of multinational giants like Nestle, Cadburys, Britannia, Kellogg's, Heritage 

Foods, KFC, HLL, etc. into the Indian market, employment opportunities as well as salaries 

have received a further boost. 

Traditional Indian market leaders like Mother Dairy, Indana, Milkfood, Amul, Dalmia, Dabur, 

Cadburys, Vadilal, Parag, Vijaya and Milkfed (Verka) are also modernising and diversifying 

their operations and exploring non-traditional channels to boost demand.

For young individuals looking at a career away from the hurly-burly of urban life, dairy 

farming could be one of the most attractive choices available.

Dairy Farming Institutes & Training

Dairy farming colleges offer both degree and diploma dairy farming courses in India, 

covering technology and management. Admissions into the four year courses are largely 

merit-based; and some courses might last only two and a half years. Post graduation, a 

Master’s degree course can be pursued in related agricultural fields, veterinary science, 

engineering and food tech. You must clear the entrance exam for admission into these 

courses as well.

The specialisations cover:

Dairy technology
Dairy chemistry
Dairy microbiology
Dairy engineering
Dairy extension education
Food technology
Genetics and breeding
Dairy quality control
Animal biotechnology
Livestock production and management
Dairy production

You can seek these specialisations at:

Gujarat Agricultural University, Gujarat

Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
West Bengal University of Animal & Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

Some of the prominent institutions offering courses in dairy technology are: 

National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University)
Karnal-132 001
Phone (Office): 0184-2252800, 2259002

National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore.

Sheth MC College of Dairy Sciences, Anand, Gujarat.
Address: Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat 388110
Phone: 02692 260 060

Dairy Science Institute, Aarey Milk Colony, Bombay

College of Dairy Sciences, Udaipur, Rajasthan

Veterinary College, Hebbal, Karnataka

Courses & Eligibility :

B.Sc. (Food science / food technology): PCM or PCB at 10+2 level can opt for under-

graduate courses in food technology, food science and home science. M.Sc( Food 

science/food technology), eligibility criteria is B.Sc.( Food science/food technology).

B.Sc. Dairy Technology: 10+2 with Science with a minimum required percent of aggregate 

B.Tech. Dairy Technology: 10+2 with Science with a minimum required percent of aggregate 

marks and entrance test conducted at the National or state level.
M.Sc.: Graduation in dairy technology.
M.Tech in Dairy Technology: Eligibility criteria is B.Sc or B.Tech degree.
B.V.Sc. and Biotechnology courses are exempted from graduation courses in dairy 

technology. Such candidates can directly opt for masters degree programmes.
Top Colleges for Food Technology and Dairy Technology
Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences , Delhi (Delhi University) Offers B Sc Food 

Technology ( Eligibility is atleast 60% agrregate and biology and mathematics both are 

compulsory. Best of 3 science subjects is considered for cutoffs.
Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women, New Delhi (Delhi University) 

Offers B Sc Food Technology
National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management, Sonepat, 

Haryana. Offers B Tech Food Technology through JEE Mains score .  
Panjab University, department of chemical engineering offers B Tech Food Technology 

through JEE Mains
Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar
University of Bombay, Mumbai
BITS Mesra Ranchi, Offers 5 years integrated BSc MSc Food Technology with exit option 

after 3 years. 
IIT Kharagpur offers B Tech Agriculture and Food Engineering.
Dr SS Bhatnagar University Institute of Chemical Engineering and Technology, Panjab 

University, Chandigarh Offers BE Food Technology.
Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) 

M.Sc. Food Technology, (M.Sc. in Food and Nutrition is available)
Dr. Babasabeb Ambedhar Marathawada University Aurangabad (B.Sc. with Food & 

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam (B.Sc with food technology)
Kakatiya University,Warangal (B.Sc. with Food and Nutrition)
University of Calcutta, Calcutta, B.Sc. with Food and Nutrition
University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore (Diploma Course Food Analysis and Quality 

Assurance/Food Science Technology)
University of Madras, Madras (B.Sc. with Food Preservation)
Chitrakoot Gramodaya Visbwavidyalaya, Distt. Satna - B.Tech. (Food Engineering)
Kanpur University, Kanpur (UP)(M.Tech. is also available)
Nagpur University, Nagpur B. Sc. Tech (after B.Sc)
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam (A.P.) M.Sc. (Food Science)
Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar (Punjab) M.Sc. in Food & Fermentation Technology 

and Food Sc
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition)
University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad
University of Mysore, Mysore M.Sc. (Food and Nutrition)
SNDT Women's University, 1, Nathibai Thackersay Road, Mumbai, Food Science 

Preservation/Management and Food Sc. Technology
Guru Jambheshwar University, Hisar. (DOU 27112007), M.Sc. Food Technology 

Institutes/Universities (Dairy Technology)
National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
SMC College of Dairy Science, Anand
Dairy Science College, Bangalore
Allahabad Agricultural Institute (Diploma in Dairy Husbandry and Dairy Technology course 

of two years duration)
National Dairy Research Institute, Bangalore
Archarya N.G.Ranga Agricultural University
College of Dairy Technology , Nagpur (Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University)
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya College of Agricultural Engineering, Adhartal, 

Kerala Agricultural University
Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
University of Agricultural Sciences, Krishinagar, Dharwad,Karnatak

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