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Dairy Technology

B.Tech Dairy Technology deals with the manufacture of milk and milk products including other food products. It is a four year degree course divided in to 8 semesters. In this course the students study major courses on Dairy Engineering (13 courses), Dairy Technology (11 courses), Dairy Business Management (8 courses), Dairy Microbiology (7 courses), Dairy chemistry (6 courses) besides courses on Food Engineering, Food Technology, Food and Industrial Microbiology, Food chemistry etc. The degree also includes study on equipment design suitable to Dairy and Food Industry.

B. Tech (Dairy Technology) in Andhra Pradesh
B. Tech (Dairy Technology) is a 4 year degree course offered by Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University for students qualified in EAMCET (MPC).
The seats are filled by the Convener EAMCET along with other Engineering courses.

The University has two colleges for this degree
1) College of Dairy Technology, Tirupati, Chittoor Dist.
2) Dairy Technology Programme, Kamareddy, Nizamabad Dist.

No. of seats:
No of seats in each of the above colleges - 25. Besides, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi will allot 5 seats on all India basis.

Course Content:
The course is taught in 8 semesters. In the 7th semester, the students undergo hands on training and experiential learning where they will learn dairy business and operation of dairy plant. They choose one milk product and run business starting from procurement of milk and raw materials, planning, manufacture of milk product, sale of the product and accounting. This gives them confidence for self employment and go for their own dairy business.

The 8th semester is for in-plant training where the students are deputed to major dairy plants of Andhra Pradesh and they learn how to operate the milk plants, prepare milk products and manage the factories. That means the student will be studying subjects in 3 years and one year completely for training in business and dairy plants.

During the 8th semester the students are paid a stipend of Rs. 5000/- per month.

Other Institutes offering the Course
National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) Karnal, Haryana and its Southern Regional Campus at Bangalore offer B.Tech. in Dairy Technology, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes in Dairying. Admissions to these courses are through the All India Entrance Examinations conducted by the ICAR, New Delhi. Some state universities and a few institutions offer B.Tech. or B.Sc. Dairy Science and Technology courses. In most of the states, the admission is made on the basis of entrance examination.

Higher Education Opportunities
B.Tech Dairy Technology graduates can go for higher studies like PG and PhD in food technology courses, MBA, Dairy Engineering, Dairy Technology, Dairy Microbiology etc.
A lot of graduates go abroad for higher studies and settle down with good jobs.

Employment opportunities for Engineers in Dairy Technology
Dairy Technology graduates can be employed in
  • Public Sector dairies
  • Private dairies
  • Food industries
  • Beverage industries
  • Food flavour industries
  • Banks as Technical Officers
  • Dairy equipment manufacturing industries
  • Universities as teachers after post graduation
Job profiles: The following types of jobs are available in various dairy industries
Dairy technician, Dairy farm manager, QC officer, Manager, Educationist, Dairy Technologist, Micro-biologists, Nutritionists, Dairy Scientist, Industry supervisor etc

Salary Structure:
The starting salary depends on the candidate capabilities and organization he/she is going to join. Generally, the initial salary ranges between Rs 10,000 and Rs 25,000/- per month. Some of our senior Graduates/ Postgraduates are getting Rs 10-12 Lakhs per year.

None of the graduates are unemployed as on date. Generally, they get employment during final year of their study through campus interviews. Major dairies will come and conduct campus interviews. Large number of graduates and postgraduates are well placed in foreign countries like USA, Australia, Middle East etc.

Top Companies:
Some of the Major companies/Dairies where our graduates are employed:
  1. Horlicks
  2. Britannia
  3. Nestle
  4. Tetra Pack
  5. Chris Hansen
  6. Beverage Industries
  8. Balaji / Mother Dairy
  9. Tirumala Dairy
  10. Dodla Dairy
  11. Creamline Jersy
  12. Hatsun dairy
  13. Dynamic dairy

Dr M. Ranganadham,
Dean (Retd.),
Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University
Published date : 20 Jun 2015 05:41PM

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