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Career as a Dairy Technologist: Course details, Colleges, Jobs, Salary & much more

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
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Dairy Technology is a Science that deals with the study of milk processing and its products. It is a part of food technology and processing industry that involves Processing, Packaging, Distribution and Transportation of various Dairy Products such as milk, Ice-cream Butter etc.

This field basically uses technology to make dairy products more useful and long lasting by deploying basic concepts of physics, chemistry, economics, engineering, and bacteriology. The way that Dairy Industry has grown in last decade, it has opened vast job opportunities.

How to become a Dairy Technologist?

Eligibility: If you want to become a Dairy Technologist, you must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry Mathematics and English.

B.Tech Dairy Technology is a 4 years undergraduate course that deals with the study of all the aspects of processing and manufacture of dairy products. Students get the opportunity to learn about the preventive measures that are taken in processing and maintaining standard quality of milk packaging and milk products.

B.Tech Dairy Technology Course Details:

Course name

B.Tech Dairy Technology

Course Type


Course Duration

4 years

Average course fees

INR 1.25 Lakhs to 18 Lakhs

Eligibility Criteria

10+2 or equivalent with an aggregate of 55%

Admission Process

Entrance exams

Average Starting Salary

INR 2 lakhs to 6 lakhs


Top Entrance exams for B.Tech Dairy Technology

JEE mains












Top Colleges for Dairy Technology

  • Kerala Veterinary & Animal Sciences University

  • Anand Agriculture University

  • Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidhyalay

  • Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences University

  • Maharana Pratap University of Agriculture and Technology

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

  • Dairy Science College, Bengaluru

  • Maharashtra Fishery and Science University, Nagpur

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad

  • West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata

  • Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, Patna

  • College of Dairy Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram

  • Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

Job Profiles:

You can work under these job profiles as a dairy technologist

Dairy Supervisor:  A Dairy Supervisor is someone who looks after the operations in a dairy. They often manage the workers present in the dairy and assign them daily tasks.

Dairy Consultant: They provide support to organizations in the dairy industry looking for investors and help them to build strategic alliances, joint ventures, foreign partnerships and help existing dairy units to be more effective and efficient.

Marketing: Dairy technologists can also pursue career as a marketing for private companies. various companies such as HUL, Verka, Nestle, Mother dairy etc, offer marketing jobs

Dairy Technologist: Responsible to invent and upgrade the method used for processing and prevention of dairy products.

Dairy Scientists: Dairy Scientists are those who apply their knowledge of science and technology to safely and efficiently produce and process the dairy products. They also analyze the field requirement of dairy animals and develop the practices for care and management of dairy cattles.

Logistics & Distribution Manager: Major Responsibilities that should be performed by logistics and distribution manager is to ensure the maintenance of high standards of fresh dairy products with limited shelf life. He also ensures the delivery of dairy products to the clients taking preventive measures about the products shelf life.

Government Jobs in Dairy Technology:

The Dairy technologists are often hired by government agencies to look after the government dairies or act a quality control agent for the government. They visit several private dairies and ensure that products that are coming out of them are of good quality. They are also tasked with the job to check whether the rules & norms are being followed or not.

Apart from these Dairy technologists are also eligible for ll the common government jobs through UPSC, SSC and Banking etc.

Salary of Dairy Technologists:

Students who are placed after B. Tech Dairy Technology get salary on the basis of their core knowledge about the course, technical knowledge, Job location and work experience. As freshers, students can expect a salary of around Rs 3 lakhs per annum that increases on the basis of their work and with experience.

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