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Top Dairy Farming and Management Courses in India

Pritam Kashyap
Pritam Kashyap

India is the largest milk producer and the second-largest milk products producer in the world and therefore, there are plenty of opportunities in dairy sector. Dairy Farming course is completely related to Milk Production and Animal Management. When we talk about the Dairy Technology, which plays a key role in the growth of the dairy industry then the animal husbandry course plays a vital role.  

It includes breeding and care of cows & buffaloes and high yielding cattle, procuring milk and processing of milk into a variety of dairy products. The production process needs mainly engineers for the maintenance of processing plants and dairy technologists for working on the processing of milk products.  

Dairy technologists mainly work for procuring milk from rural-based small dairy farmers or as supervisors in large dairies, monitoring the procurement and collection process.  

List of Dairy Farming Management Courses:  

B.E Dairy Technology:  

Eligibility of course:  

This course mainly focuses on dairy products and it is a part of the food technology and processing industry. Students learn about milk processing as well the manufacturing process for its by-products, this includes quality control at the time of processing of products. The course focuses on pasteurization as a major part of dairy technology. For UG Program: Candidates must be Class 10+2 pass out from a recognized school and PG Program: Candidates applying for PG course must have completed B. Tech in Dairy Technology.   

Subjects in this Course:  

  • Cheese & fermented dairy products. 

  • Dairy biotechnology. 

  • Dairy engineering. 

  • Fat rich dairy products. 

  • Food and industrial biotechnology. 

  • Food Biotechnology. 

  • Food engineering. 

  • Materials and Design of Dairy equipment. 

  • Milk Production Management.

  • Packaging of Dairy Products. 

Scope of Dairy Technology:  

Many start-ups are working in dairy farming that increases the scope for students pursuing courses in dairy technology and also there are many Europe-based MNCs that perform research on various dairy products and recruitments engineers. 

M.Tech Dairy Chemistry:  

Eligibility Criteria and Fees: This course is a two-year postgraduate course that trains you in all the streams of the dairy industry. The candidate must be of graduate from a Science background and a minimum of 50% in the graduate and 10+2 level. The fee for this course varies from INR 1lakh to 2 lakh based on the institution.  

List of Colleges Offering: 

  • College of Dairy Technology-Warud, Maharashtra. 

  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University- GADVASU- Ludhiana, Punjab.

  • Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University- Bidar, Karnataka.

  • Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University-KVASU-Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

Scope:  

The M.Tech Dairy Chemistry professionals receive a decent package in public as well as in private sectors. The starting salary varies from INR 50,000 to 1lakh and may go as high depending on the job profile. 

M.Tech Dairy Microbiology:  

Eligibility Criteria and Fees: This is a two year Post Graduate Course that trains you about the science that relates to milk production and animal welfare. The candidate must be of graduate from the Dairy Science background and a minimum of 50% in the graduate and 10+2 level. The fee for this course varies from INR 1lakh to 2 lakh based on the institution.  

List of Colleges Offering M.Tech Dairy Microbiology:  

  • College of Dairy Science and Technology- Ludhiana, Punjab

  • College of Dairy Technology- Warud, Maharashtra. 

  • Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University- GADVASU- Ludhiana, Punjab.

  • Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University- Bidar, Karnataka. 

  • Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University-KVASU-Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 

  • Sri Venkateshwara Veterinary University- Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

Scope: 

The M. Tech Dairy Microbiology professionals receive a decent package in public as well as in private sectors. The starting salary varies from INR 50,000 to 1 lakh and may go as high depending on the job profile. 

M.Sc. Dairy Microbiology:  

Eligibility and Fees: It is a full-time three-year degree course. Candidates must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent in the relevant subject from any recognized university. Fees: Rs 50,000 to 1 lakh depending on the university.  

Colleges offering this course:  

  • Anand Agricultural University

  • National Dairy Research Institute-NDRI. 

M.Sc. Dairy Science:  

Eligibility Criteria and Fees: This is a postgraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course and covers, animal health and, dairy farming and milking, dairy technology, plant maintenance, dairy products and services.  The candidate should have a bachelor's degree in Science Stream. Fees: Rs. 50,000 to 1 lakh, depending on the university.  

The subject in this Course:  

  • Animal Health and Livestock. 

  • Cattle Development in India. 

  • Dairy Farming and Milking. 

  • Dairy Plant Maintenance. 

  • Dairy Products and Services.

  • Introduction to Dairy Science. 

  • Quality Control. 

Colleges Offering M.Sc. Dairy Science:  

  • Ganga Kaveri Institute of Science and Management.

  • The Global Open University. 

  • Shri Faiyaz Hussain P.G college of Science, Agriculture and Forestry. 

M.Sc. Dairy Technology:  

Eligibility Criteria: The candidate must be in Science background and a minimum of 50% in the graduate and 10+2 level. M.Sc. Dairy Technology is a technical course, which has been carried out over the last 50 years in India for the services of dairy products, their handling and processing along with the storage, monitoring and transportation. This course mainly designed for growing needs in the fields of livestock, maintenance and marketing as well as quality control. 

Course Duration and Fees: The duration of the course, in general, is 2 years and is available in both full time and correspondence course. The tuition fee for this course varies from INR 20,000 to 30,000 based on the institution.  

College Course:  

  • Anand Agricultural University (AAU) 

  • Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture and technology, Uttar Pradesh

  • National Dairy Research Institute-NDRI, Haryana 

  • Sam Higginbottom Institute of Agriculture Technology and Sciences-SHIATS, Uttar Pradesh 

  • The Gandhigram Rural Institute, Tamil Nadu

  • West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences 

Scope: 

The dairy technology professionals receive a decent package in public as well as in private sectors. The starting salary varies from INR 20,000 to 25,000 and may go as high as 40,000 to 60,000 depending on the job profile. 

M.Sc. Dairy Engineering:  

Eligibility:  

The Candidates should have graduated in this or any other stream. Master's in science in Dairy Engineering is a post-graduation course that trains about the concept of engineering in dairy products. The course involves handling milk from production and consumption and includes processing, packaging, storage, transport and physical distribution. 

Course Duration and Fees: 2 years and fees are 10,000 to 20,000 depending on the institution.  

Colleges offer this course:  

  • Anand Agricultural University 

  • College of Dairy & Food Science Technology 

  • National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal 

  • Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Science and Technology, Patna

  • Seth MC College of Dairy Science, Anand. 

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