National Dairy Research Institute
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National Dairy Research Institute is situated at G T Road, Karnal, Haryana, India- 132001 in Karnal.
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National Dairy Research Institute - NDRI Karnal - NDRI
The National Dairy Research Institute as country's premier Dairy Research institution has developed considerable expertise over the last five decades in different areas of Dairy Production, Processing, Management and Human Resource Development. Information generated at the Institute and the services offered have contributed to the growth of Dairy Industry as a whole and well-being of millions of milk producers and consumers of milk and milk products. Realizing the challenging need of global Dairy Trade, the Institute is continuously working to develop its R&D and HRD programmes to better serve the nation in terms of food security, employment generation, poverty alleviation and economic prosperity. The National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal was originally started as Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in 1923 at Bangalore. It was expanded and renamed as Imperial Dairy Institute in 1936 and was known as National Dairy Research Institute after independence in 1947. Subsequently, in 1955, NDRI Headquarter was shifted to Karnal. Facilities at Bangalore were retained to function as a Regional Station to serve the Southern States.In 1964, Eastern Regional Station of the Institute was established at Kalyani in West Bengal. Both these Regional Stations continue to provide region specific R&D support for dairy development in these areas. In 1970, NDRI was brought under the wings of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research to provide greater operational autonomy to the Institute in research management functions. In 1989, status of Deemed University was conferred to the Institute for further strengthening the academic programmes for human resource development.The National Dairy Research Institute as the premier Dairy Research Institution undertakes research, teaching and extension activities towards dairy development in the country. Being the National Institute, it conducts basic and applied research with the objective to enhance animal productivity and also to develop cost effective technologies for the benefit of the teeming millions. Further, the Institute provides high quality manpower to meet the human resource requirements for the overall dairy development in the country. The Institute also undertakes extension programmes for transferring the know-how from the laboratory to the farmers’ fields.
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National Dairy Research Institute Placements
NDRI has been the main source of trained manpower for India’s expanding dairy industry. Over the decades, NDRI alumni have contributed immensely to the dairy development in the country, right from production through processing to marketing. The Industry has been offering jobs with diverse profiles to students of NDRI, Karnal. We have reason to believe that our students, by their intensive and all-inclusive training and flexible, adaptable and innovative personality have been well accepted in the job profiles that were placed before them. Our major recruiters in the past years have been GCMMF, GEA, GSK, IDMC, ITC, Modern Dairies Ltd., NDDB Dairy Services, Nestle India, SRIJAN India, Tetra Pak India, Britannia India etc. We take this opportunity to thank all our recruiters and hope that this association between them and NDRI will continue in the future.
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 modernMilking 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.
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