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“Cows are exceptionally gentle, loving beings who form strong bonds with their family and friends. Separating any mother from her child, as is routine practice within the dairy industry, inflicts upon both a cruelty beyond words.” ~Mango Wodzak, The Eden Fruitarian Guidebook Dairy Technology is an engineering field that deals with the processing of milk and its products. A person who works to process milk and its products in order to remove harmful toxins without affecting the nutritional value is termed as “Dairy Technologist”. Dairy technology study involves processing, storage, packaging, distribution and transportation of dairy products by implying the science of bacteriology, nutrition and biochemistry.

Career Way

B.Tech/BE (Dairy Technology)
Level Under-Graduate
Duration 4 years
Eligibility 10+2 (Science stream)
Entrance Exam Some private/government institutions/colleges conduct their own entrance tests. Some of them take direct admissions on merit basis.
Specialization --
Average Course Fee ₹50,000 to ₹5,00,000
Mode Regular
Goal Dairy Technologist, Dairy Scientist, Industry Supervisor, Dairy Medical Officer
 

Colleges

Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Allahabad
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Maharashtra
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (JNKVV), Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Kerala Agricultural University (College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences), Thrissur
National Dairy Research Institute, Haryana
Rajasthan Agricultural University, College of Dairy Science, Udaipur
Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, Patna
Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

Key Skills

An enquiring mind
Commitment
Former experience in the dairy industry

Career Prospectous

Dairy Scientists
Dairy Technologists
Dairy Engineers
Marketing Personnel
Supervisor
Dairy Consultant
Project Execution

Salary

Like in any other field the remuneration in this field depends on qualification, experience and area in which one works. One could get an initial pay of ₹10,000 to ₹85,000 per month.

Role Models

  • Anil Kalagond

    Anil Kalagond - quit his job in a reputed software firm in Bangalore to become a dairy farmer in 2009. Today, Mr. Kalagond is a successful farmer who has adopted integrated farming methods in agriculture. He owns 22 cows, 18 buffaloes and 90 goats, which he bought to set up a goat-rearing centre. He sells 250 litres of milk every day from his farm in Aliabad village to a private ice-cream factory in Bijapur.

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