Dairy Science and Technology

India is a land, where domestication of animals is into practice since the dawn of human kind. Dairy related business and activities have never come to halt in any circumstances. Dairy Technology is a boon to our country; primarily it deals with all methods of handling milk from production to consumption and includes processing, packaging, storage, transport and physical distribution.

Dairy Technology’s prime objectives are to prevent wastage, increase productivity and quality of milk and its products and make milk palatable and safe for human consumption also to develop utilization of milk, cheese and other dairy products.

Key to Success

To be successful in Dairy Science and Technology you should have/ develop:

  • An Abiding interest in newer methods and improvements
  • Patience and perseverance
  • Common sense
  • Power of observation
  • Scientific bend of mind
  • Stamina

Scope and Opportunities

For a dairy technologist starting a Self-entrepreneurship‎, the prospects for growth are bright. Dairy technologists make successful entrepreneurs. Small milk plants, dairy farms, indigenous products units or ice-cream units are easy to set up set up and need small capital investment. Government agencies and banks encourage such technologists and have various schemes to finance their projects.

As a dairy technologist, various job profiles are available in the following areas:

  • Consultant
  • Independent entrepreneur
  • Researcher & Scientist
  • In teaching field at various levels

Lifestyle & Social Status

Dairy Technologist must be prepared to spend their life in remote areas or far away which will be most of the time far from the comforts and conveniences of the city as this work demands more in rural & semi urban areas with cattle and other related activities.

  • It is multitasking work which includes activities at- Dairy/farms and research.

Well known Personalities in Dairy Science and Technology  –   

  • Verghese Kurien – the father of the White Revolution
  • Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd – Mr. S. Nagarajan- Managing Director

Job Profile

Dairy Science and Technology is a sector where we can get so many good job profiles which will be starting from a simple dairy freelancer to a manager of any milk product based company. One can get enormous opportunities as an educationist to teach, Manager to take care of the pre and post production process, and also a Micro-biologist & nutritionist to keep an eye on the quality of the product. Here are some more job profiles in Dairy Science and Technology…

  • Dairy Technologist

Task is to work on bacteriology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and economics to develop new and improved methods in production, preservation, and utilization of milk, cheese, ice cream, and other dairy products: Conducts experiments in such problems as preventing bacterial increase in milk during handling and processing, improving pasteurization methods, and designing better packaging materials, dairy equipment, or supplies.

  • Dairy Scientist –

Dairy scientist decides the parameters in breeding, feeding, and management of dairy cattle: check the quality and value of nutritive contents in dairy products. Carry out different kinds of feed and environmental conditions on quantity, quality, and nutritive value of milk produced

  • Industry supervisor –

Selects and assigns staff, ensuring equal employment opportunity in hiring and promotion, Coordinates activities by scheduling work assignments, setting priorities, and directing the work of subordinate employees. Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained. Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work.

Skill Sets

  • Communication organizational skills
  • Scientific bent
  • Enthusiasm for Learning
  • Tact and Diplomacy
  • Advisory and supervisory skills

Work Value

  • Take responsibility
  • Hard work
  • Commitment

Current Job Scenario

Domain skills of dairy science and technology can help you in setting up his/her dairy farm or a job related to dairy products. The dairy technologists can also have a hand in consultancy work. A successful consultant, however, needs strong domain skills, which you will get only after several years of working experience in dairy firms to understand the small technicalities of the work.

Dairy Scientist can also try their luck in teaching and research or can also start their own enterprises such as small-scale milk plants, creamery, and ice-cream units.

Top Recruiters

  • Amul and Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd
  • The Orissa State Cooperative Milk Producers Federation Limited (OMFED)
  • Andhra Pradesh Dairy Development Co-operative Federation Limited
  • Haryana Dairy Development Cooperative Federation Ltd
  • Mother Dairy Fruit and Vegetable Pvt. Ltd

Course Description

Course Options Diploma in dairy Husbandry and dairy Technology


B.Sc /B.Tech in Dairy technology M.Sc /M.Tech  in Dairy Technology
Academic Eligibility 10 + 2 examination, with Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English or Physics, Chemistry, Biology with a minimum aggregate of 50 % marks can opt for a course in dairy
Fees Diploma – Rs. 30,000 to 40.000 per year B.Sc – Rs.50,000/ per year


M.Sc – Rs.50,000/ per year


Overall expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to Rs. 2 Lakhs Rs. 3 Lakhs to Rs. 4 Lakhs Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to Rs. 2 Lakhs
Overall expenditure in Tier-2 Rs.50k –  Rs. 70k Rs. 1.25 – Rs. 1.50 Rs.50k –  Rs. 70k
Duration 2 Years 4 Years 2 Years
Mode Regular Regular Regular
Approved UGC UGC UGC
Affiliation Respective Agri     Baord/University Respective Agri     Baord/University Respective Agri     Baord/University
Entrance Exam Respective Universities conducts their own entrance exam and some universities give admission on merit basis.
Education Loan

Career prospect

  1. Dairy supervisor
  2. Dairy consultant
  3. Freelancer
  4. Government organization
  5. Private organization
  6. Teacher
  7. Dairy scientist

Entrance Exam

  1. For BE / B.Tech Degree – JEE Mains / JEE Advance (National Level)
  2. For B.Sc Degree – ICAR Exam
  3. Also check with institute / university whether they have their own entrance exam or not

Success stories

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF4P7uvBJro
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JtH6SLQRwk
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjP1FzD-tls
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPc9kfnrgn0
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgPmzRAr1dY
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIx7YdTQNvA

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