National Dairy Research Institute – NDRI

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National Dairy Research Institute About US :

The National Dairy Research Institute as country’s premier Dairy Research institution has developed considerable expertise over the last five decades in different areas of Dairy Production, Processing, Management and Human Resource Development. Information generated at the Institute and the services offered have contributed to the growth of Dairy Industry as a whole and well-being of millions of milk producers and consumers of milk and milk products.

Realizing the challenging need of global Dairy Trade, the Institute is continuously working to develop its R&D and HRD programs to better serve the nation in terms of food security, employment generation, poverty alleviation and economic prosperity.

The National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal was originally started as Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in 1923 at Bangalore. It was expanded and renamed as Imperial Dairy Institute in 1936 and was known as National Dairy Research Institute after independence in 1947. Subsequently, in 1955, NDRI Headquarter was shifted to Karnal. Facilities at Bangalore were retained to function as a Regional Station to serve the Southern States.

In 1964, Eastern Regional Station of the Institute was established at Kalyani in West Bengal. Both these Regional Stations continue to provide region specific R&D support for dairy development in these areas. In 1970, NDRI was brought under the wings of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide greater operational autonomy to the Institute in research management functions. In 1989, status of Deemed University was conferred to the Institute for further strengthening the academic programs for human resource development.

The National Dairy Research Institute as the premier Dairy Research Institution undertakes research, teaching and extension activities towards dairy development in the country. Being the National Institute, it conducts basic and applied research with the objective to enhance animal productivity and also to develop cost effective technologies for the benefit of the teeming millions.

Further, the Institute provides high quality manpower to meet the human resource requirements for the overall dairy development in the country. The NDRI Institute also undertakes extension programs for transferring the know – how from the laboratory to the farmers’ fields.

Manadate :

  • Conducting research in the areas of Dairy Production, Processing and Marketing.
  • Demand driven ‘Human Resource Development’ to meet the requirements of Dairy Industry & R&D Institutions.
  • Dissemination of innovative dairy production and processing technologies for socio – economic transformations.

Collaboration :

The scientific competence and excellence in conducting various research programs at the Institute has attracted funds from various National and International Organisations / agencies. To exchange information and acquire current and advanced knowledge in basic and applied fields of Dairy Science, the Institute maintains close liaison with various ICAR / CSIR Institutes, Department of Biotechnology, Department. of Science and Technology, NDDB, Ministry of Food Processing & Industry, SAUs and various.

Government Agencies at State and National levels, and several International Organisations such as World Bank, IAEA, UNDP, IDF, DAAD, Volkswagen Foundation AVH Foundation and several leading institutions in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Netherlands and Australia.

National Dairy Research Institute Courses :

1. Bachelor of Technology ( B. Tech Dairy Technology )

2. Master Programs :

  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Dairy Technology
  • Dairy Engineering
  • Animal Biochemistry
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Livestock Production & Management
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Animal Physiology
  • Dairy Economics
  • Dairy Extension Education

3. Doctor of Philosophy ( PhD )

National Dairy Research Institute Admission Procedure :

 Admission in NDRI

Admission shall be made on the basis of merit through All India  Entrance Examination conducted by the Education Division, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan – II, Pusa, New Delhi.

National Dairy Research Institute Contact Us :

National Dairy Research Institute,

358/1, Hosur Rd,

Ayappa Garden,

Adugodi, Bengaluru,

Karnataka 560030

Email :,

Phone No . : + 91 – 184 – 2252800 / 2259002 ( 0 ) + 91 – 184 – 2271612,

Website :

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Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.