The sprawling 560 ha campus of the Institute is self sufficient in housing laboratories, offices, hostels, hospital, residential complexes, auditorium etc. Various laboratories of the Institute are equipped with the state-of-the-art analytical instruments for carrying out research in most advanced areas of Molecular Biology, Cell Culture, Fermentation Technology, Protein Chemistry, Nutritional Studies, Food Technology, Microbiology, Micro Element Analysis, etc.
The Institute possesses an elite herd of over 1600 dairy animals including cattle, buffaloes and goats which caters to breed improvement projects and other research activities. The highest peak yields of 44 and 46.5 kg have been recorded in Karan-Swiss and Karan-Fries cows, respectively. Through consistent selection, the indigenous cattle breeds, Sahiwal and Tharparkar, have been improved and the highest peak yields of 23 and 19.5 kg milk per day have been obtained in these two breeds, respectively. In Murrah buffaloes, the breed that is known to be the best in the world, the peak milk yield of 22.5 kg in a day has been achieved. A modern Milking Parlor System and Shelter Management System set up recently at the Livestock Farm serve as demonstration models for the progressive farmers and provide infrastructure for conducting research on various aspects of milk production system, reproduction behaviour, growth profile and nutritional requirements for elite milch breeds.
Experimental Dairy Plant with facilities to process milk into a variety of products provides necessary infrastructure for experimentation on new product/process development and meeting the training needs of students in pilot-scale dairy plant operations. The Model Dairy Plant with the most modern equipment and process automation, and a processing capacity of 60,000 liters of milk per day has been established with the collaboration of NDDB to provide hands-on training facilities to the B. Tech. students of NDRI Deemed University and
for scientists to carry out scaling up of operations for products and processes developed in the research laboratories. The Plant has acquired ISO 9002 and HACCP Certifications.
NDRI has in its fold a National Library for Dairying, which has over 90,000 documents on Dairying and allied disciplines. The library subscribes to 250 Indian and foreign journals and caters to the needs of the scholars of NDRI and the sister institutions within the country. It is adequately equipped with facilities like Internet, Documentation, Reference, Current Awareness Services, CD-ROM, Photocopying, Literature & Documentation Scanning services.
The Computer Centre tagged with Agricultural Research Information System (ARIS) and Biotechnology Information System (BTIS) is engaged in multifarious academic and service providing activities like monitoring management information, maintaining databases, software development, data analysis, graphic applications and Bioinformatics for the benefit of staff and students through the establishment of Local Area Network (LAN).
A new state-of- the-art research facility with 60,000 square feet of laboratory space has been created recently to give further fillip to research in Animal Biotechnology at NDRI. The Institute has recently taken up steps to start new activities like establishment of Technology Business Incubator (TBI) facility at NDRI to promote entrepreneurship and wider application of technologies developed here and efforts are being made to establish a National Referral Laboratory for analysis of milk, milk products, feed and fodder.
For the students, excellent hostel accommodation is available with all modern facilities in terms of well-furnished rooms, wi-fi system, AC common rooms sports, indoor games, T.V. rooms, reading rooms, hobby center, cultural activities etc. A number of dinning halls/kitchens with modern cooking provisions are available for the boarding requirements of the hostel residents. A Cafeteria is also available for refreshments near the hostel. There are 5 hostels in the Institute providing accommodation for over 800 students. B.Tech. (Dairy Technology) students are located in Brahamputra Hostel, while Post-graduate students are accommodated in Sutlej Hostel, Krishna Hostel and Narmda Hostel. There is a separate hostel accommodation for girl students known as “Kaveri Girls Hostel”. Married Scholar Hostel is available for Ph.D. Scholars sponsored from Indian Universities, Research Institutions and State Governments. International Hostel furnished with all modern facilities is available for foreign students.
In order to regulate community living harmoniously in the hostels, some rules have been framed for the guidance of the students. These rules are meant for the students to maintain a high order of discipline, honesty and moral conduct for self and fellow hostellers.
Students admitted in N.D.R.I. Deemed University are all meritorious. They are supposed to lead a career oriented living in the hostel. While in the hostel, they are responsible for upkeep and look after of rooms, furnishing and fixtures. They are also supposed to conduct themselves extremely well within and outside the hostel.
Payment of fees and dues, proper use of hostel facilities, common room and mess regulations and regulations for entry to and departure from hostel are some of the important points that have to be adhered to by the hostellers.
The rules and regulations mentioned hereunder must be thoroughly read by all students for general guidance. These rules and regulations are applicable to both boys/girls hostels. It is mandatory for all the students of NDRI to strictly follow these rules and regulations.
The Staff Club exists in the institute for recreation of staff and their family members. The broad objectives of the staff club are as follows:
The membership of NDRI Staff Club is open to all the regular staff members of the institute on payment of membership fee which is decided in the executive committee of the club on year to year basis. In addition to membership fee, the club also gets matching grant from ICAR to perform following activities to rejuvenate the staff members: