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Career in Dairy Management: Colleges, Eligibility, Admission Process and Much More

Sugandh Bhatnagar
Sugandh Bhatnagar
Dairy Management - One of the most lucrative career options in India

Ever thought of a career in Dairy Farming? Dairy management is a not so popular course but has a very wide scope of lucrative career opportunities. It is a study of both technical and management aspects of dairy science. For years India has the record of having the world’s largest cattle population and dairy sector. It’s always been the productive asset and strength of India. The dairy industry in India has already extended its sources of production across various parts the country.

Dairy Management course focuses on:

  • Technical aspects involved in the dairy Industry

  • Training students to make them able managers

  • Dynamic operations involved in dairy production

  • Safety measures and legal protocols to follow

  • Livestock management

Course level: Postgraduate

Course Name: MBA Dairy Management

Duration: 2 years

Eligibility: Students should have completed graduation from any college / University. The minimum marks should be above or equal to 45% marks.

Admission Process: Merit and Entrance based admissions

Top recruiting companies: Amul, Vijaya, Mother dairy, Saras, Paras, Nandini milk, Dynamix Dairy, Milma Milk, Aavin Milk, Verka Milk etc

Top career scopes: Dairy manager, farm manager, Sanitarian, Assistant Quality manager, Dairy Quality manager

Top colleges offering dairy Management courses:

  • National dairy research institute

  • College of dairy Sciences and Technology

  • Dairy science college, Bangalore

  • Sheth MC College of dairy science, Anand Agriculture University, Gujarat

  • Allahabad Agriculture institute

  • Jawaharlal Nehru krishi Vishwavidhalaya

  • College of dairy technology

  • Acharya NG ranga Agricultural University.

Entrance exams: CAT, XAT, MAT, SNAP, CMAT

Syllabus: Calf Management, Feeding Management, Milk Filtration Management, Milking management,  Dairy farm planning , Hoof management, Biosecurity, Manure handling, Dairy buffalo production, Dairy Plant maintenance, Cow longevity , Marketing of dairy products, Quality control in dairy Industries, Cattle development in India, Animal health and livestock.

Admission process: The admission process generally varies from college to college. Many institutes offer a dairy management course on the basis of marks secured in a particular entrance exam. However, various colleges conduct their own entrance examinations. Some colleges also have merit based selection procedure where applicants are selected on the basis of marks secured in their last academic period. Therefore, students are advised to understand the admissions process of a specific college before applying for the course.

Career options after MBA Dairy Management:

You will be eligible for the various positions after MBA in Dairy management

  • Farm Manager

  • Dairy Manager

  • R & D Manager

  • Assistant Quality Manager

  • Biological Science Technician

  • Sanitarian

  • Dairy Nutritionist

  • Dairy Quality Manager

Starting salary

The starting salary can vary upon the position and the skills of the person between Rs 2.5 lakhs per annum to 5.5 lakhs per annum.

Stay tuned to Krishi Jagran for more career related information!

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