National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI ), Karnal Campus & Infrastructure

Karnal (Haryana) Estd : 1923 Approved by : Other Type : Public
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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.

  • Area 1384 Acres
  • Hostel Facility True
  • Scholarship Available True



National Dairy Research Institute NDRI Karnal, 4 Boys hostels and 1 Girls Hostels are available for it's students with facilities including Academic Zone, Cultural zone, Mess, WiFi, Bed, Mattress, Table, Chair, TV room, Carom Board, Volleyball Ground, Recreation Room, Cafeteria

No. of Hostels 4
No. of Hostels 1

Students Activities & Clubs

Staff club

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:

  1. To promote social and cultural activities of the staff of the national dairy research institute and their families.
  2. To provide facilities for out-door and in-door games, and organize tournaments.
  3. To provide facilities of a reading room and library.
  4. To organize study tours and excursion trips.
  5. To assist the Institute in organizing the celebrations of National festivals.

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:

  • Celebration of various festivals including national festivals,
  • Cultural programs
  • Children competition (in dance/music/calligraphy/painting etc.)
  • Sports (Badminton, Chess, Carom, Cricket, Athletes, Kabaddi, Volleyball etc.)    
  • Extracurricular activities (Yoga classes/ training programs etc.)
  • Excursion/ study tours
  • Family functions (Birthday, marriage, religious etc.)
  • Maintenance of library

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