Career in Dairy Technology : : Dairy Technology
Dairy technology is a part of science, dealing with the processing of milk and its products. It deals with the study of packaging, processing, transportation, storage and distribution of dairy products by implyingh the science of biochemistry, bacteriology and nutrition. Apart from that, some principles of chemistry, physics, engineering and economics are also included in the field of dairy technology, in order to develop the proper utilization of milk and its products. The study also includes various experiments of effects of different kinds of feed, environmental conditions of milk production and several types of research regarding the prevention of wastage and damage of milk and milk products
A number of institutes in India impart the study of dairy technology through courses at various degree levels. These courses are being offered generally at the undergraduate ( Bachelor of Science – Dairy Technology ), postgraduate ( Master of Science – Dairy Technology / Dairy Science ) and postgraduate diploma level program in dairy technology. Various engineering colleges have included dairy technology in their curriculum and are offering B Tech course in dairy technology. To pursue the UG courses, one must have passed 10+2 examination with science stream, from any recognized state / national Board. For the PG degree and diploma courses, one has to complete his/her graduation in relevant stream, from any recognized University. Students are admitted through entrance test, which is conducted at national level.
Due to the formation of the National Dairy Development Board in India, the importance of dairy technologists has increased. Many government and private organizations are looking for professionals in the field who can perform designing, development and execution of their crucial projects. After completing the relevant course, one can join any dairy equipment manufacturing plant or entrepreneurial ventures in milk plants or ice cream units as a supervisor / dairy consultant / project execution.