Dairy Technology

Dairy TechnologyDairy Technology is an engineering field that deals with the processing of milk and its products. This field involves the use of “Technology” to make the dairy products and processing more advanced, hi-tech and useful.

The dairy technology is a component of food technology that specifically deals with the processing, storage, packaging, distribution and transportation of the dairy products like milk, ice-cream, curd etc by implying the science of biochemistry, bacteriology, nutrition to the milk and milk products.

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“Dairy Technology comprise of various techniques related to the processing of different milk products.”

A person who works to process milk and its products in order to remove harmful toxins without affecting the nutritional value is termed as “Dairy Technologist”.

The dairy technology is one of the emerging career fields of engineering which generally deals with the overall production and processing of milk and milk based products. The students who are interested in the dairy science and wants to make their career in this field, then they can pursue a course in dairy technology ranging from diploma to postgraduate degree/PhD.

“Dairy Technology courses give you an in-depth knowledge of the dairy industry.”


Which courses will be beneficial in the field of Dairy Technology?

If you are interested in dairy science and looking to make your future in this field. Then you can choose any degree or diploma course in dairy technology. Students can pursue these courses either full time or through distance learning. Courses in this field have become very popular in a short span of time.The list of the courses are given below:

Diploma Programs in Dairy Technology:

  • Diploma in Dairy Technology
  • Diploma in Food and Dairy Technology
  • Advanced Diploma in Dairy Science and Technology

UG Programs in Dairy Technology:

  • B.Tech in Dairy Technology
  • B.E. in Dairy Technology

PG programs in Dairy Technology:

  • Dairy Microbiology   (M.Tech)
  • Dairy Engineering   (M.Tech)
  • Animal Biochemistry   (M.Tech)
  • Animal Nutrition (M.Tech)
  • Animal Biotechnology (M.Tech)
  • Animal Genetics and Breeding
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Dairy Chemistry
  • Master of Technology (M.Tech) in Dairy Technology

“After pursuing master courses in this field you can also go for the Ph.D course (Doctor of Philosophy in Dairy Chemistry)”.

Course Objectives

  • These course imparts skills in the application of chemical, biological, physical & engineering science in processing of milk products.
  • It offers the knowledge and skills which are required in the field of Dairy Technology.
  • It educate about the engineering concepts being made use in dairy manufacturing procedures.

Some top specializations of dairy technology are:

  • Dairy Chemistry
  • Dairy Engineering
  • Dairy Economics
  • Dairy Microbiology
  • Dairy Cattle Physiology
  • Animal Biotechnology
  • Dairy Cattle Nutrition
  • Dairy Cattle Breeding

Eligibility Criteria

What will be the eligibility criteria for these courses?

UG Courses:

The students, who are interested in this field, must pass class 12th examination with minimum 50% in physics, chemistry and Mathematics. The admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on the all India entrance examination conducted by ICAR, New Delhi.

PG Courses:

The eligibility criteria for the admission to the PG courses in Dairy Technology is based on the B.E/B.Tech degree in a specified discipline, followed by interview. The duration of this course will be two years.

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Courses After 12th

Admission Process

How to get admission in Dairy Technology Courses?

You can apply for admission in B.Tech-Dairy Technology courses on the basis of merit list released by various colleges. The merit list is prepared on the basis of qualifying exam or entrance tests (as applicable).

The entrance tests are organized at national, state or university level. ICAR organizes the AIEEA (All India Entrance Examination for Admission) at national level for providing admission to students across the country. Some entrance exams are given here:

Here we are listing some colleges which offer quality education in this field:

  • National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal
  • Kerala Agricultural University, Thrissur
  • Indira Gandhi Agricultural University, Raipur
  • Anand Agricultural University, Anand

Career and Jobs:

“Presently, skilled professionals are highly demanded in the Dairy Technology industry”.

Due to increasing demand of the milk and milk based products in the country and rapid expansion of dairy industries has created huge opportunities for the skilled professionals in this industry. After the completion of the 4 year degree course the student can work in a company or he can go for postgraduate programme. Besides job opportunities, you can also start your own business such as small-scale milk plants, ice cream units, creamery and many others.

The graduate in this field are hired by the companies like:

  • Amul
  • Mother Dairy
  • Nestle
  • Vadilal
  • Reliance
  • Metro Dairy
  • ITC (Food Division)
  • Heinz
  • COMPFED (Sudha)

The major job profiles in this field include:

  • Dairy Technologist
  • Micro-biologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Theologians
  • Dairy Scientist
  • Dairy Medical Officer
  • Industry Supervisor
  • Market Development Manager
  • Head Quality Control
  • Product Development Manager
  • Commodity Trading Manager


“In terms of salary packages, the Dairy Technology professional receives a good package in both public and private sectors”.

The salary in this field varies from company to company in which an individual is working. The starting salary for a fresher in this field could be Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 25,000 per month. After some experience an individual can easily go up to Rs. 40,000 to Rs. 60,000 per month.

Books & Study Materials

Here we have listed some popular books which have been compiled after the deep analyzing of other books available in the market. The dairy technology books are listed below:

  • Cheese Technology by S. K. Kanawjia & Yogesh Khetra
  • Fat Rich Dairy Products Technology by Kotilinga Reddy, Yogesh Khetra
  • Information Technology in Dairy Industry by A.P. Ruhil, R.R.B. Singh
  • Principles of Dairy Machine Design by S. Ravi Kumar
  • Dairy Science and Technology, Second Edition (Food Science and Technology) by P. Walstra
  • Modern Technology of Milk Processing & Dairy Products by NIIR Board
  • Dairy Development in the New Millennium: The Second White Revolution by Mohan Pd. Shrivastave & Jaishankar Singh

For any other queries regarding Career in Dairy Technology, feel free to leave your comments below.

Displaying 40 Comments
  1. Tamarisi says:

    I wanted to do UG for Dairy Technology and I had already done my Diploma in Dairy Technology at Massey Uni. NZ.Please I need advise

  2. Ashish . says:

    sir, I have passed 12th(pcmb)exam .i got 63% per. please,tell me which course is best for me.

  3. Your Name...nitish patidar says:

    Sir.. I have passed 12th in year 2019 and i want to make my carrier in DDT.

  4. Nisarga. G says:

    Please tell about the course offered for pcmc students

  5. Sahil Jadhav says:

    Can i get admission for dairy technology through cet exam??

  6. Dev patel says:

    i am studying 12th with PCB subject and i am interested for for dairy farming. can i take admission in bsc dairy farming with PCB subjects ?

  7. Umesh Alat says:

    I passed 12th with 62% PCM can I take admission in dairy engineering college

  8. Samrithik says:

    Wot is the avg salary for a fresher in this diary technology

  9. Harsh Gandhi says:

    Is there jee main required to to get admission in this

  10. Subhash says:

    Sir I had completed my 12th with 95%.in emcet ap I got 66655 rank. Can I get the seat in svvu (or) Iwant attented to any exam.

  11. srilakshmi says:

    i got only 68%in 12th what shall i tke next fr wch course more scope

  12. Pooja says:

    I have completed my UG course with agriculture engineering,whether i can apply for M.TECH in dairy

  13. Goutam Kundu says:

    who can take Dairy Technology course?–PCB And PCM both?

  14. venkatram reddy says:

    After B.Tech Dairy Technology is there any PG or M.Tech course offered by IIT or NIT

  15. anoop v says:

    Can I get jobs abroad with about 50000 salary after b tech in dairy technology with 90% score

  16. Roshan chavhan says:

    Dear sir i pass 12 th with
    72 percent can i qwalified in this way please reply

  17. Sohail patil says:

    Can i get admission in dairy technology after bsc with group of psb

  18. Sohail patil says:

    Sir can i get admission in dairy technology after 10th exam .i have passed this exam with 70% plz reply

  19. Sohail patil says:

    Sir..i have passed 12th exam with pcb group but have dident give the entrance exam like neet cet can i get admission in dairy technology plz reply me

  20. Vishal yadav says:

    Sir, what are the gov.. Jobs after doing b. Tech dairy tech and abrod scope in this field…

  21. karan says:

    I want take admission to dairy technology.. Which entrance exam I give ??

  22. Guruprasd k says:

    Sir….my name is guruprasad i pass in 12 std cbse college my course……pcbc…..Can i vaild….i have more interest in dairy farming course……..please sir suggest me…..

  23. deepa says:

    Career and salary in Master degree of dairy engineering and dairy technology

  24. zafira says:

    yes there is Entrance for this course.

  25. Aayush says:

    I have passed class 10. I want to make my career in DDT. Diploma in dairy technology. Is there any entrance and from where I can apply for entrance.

  26. vishal says:

    Career and salary in dairy technology

  27. Atul kumar verma says:

    sir, I want to job. DDT diploma in dairy technology.

  28. harshu says:

    I m Electrical engineer, pass out in 2014 but I wish to get knowledge of food or dairy technology. How should I get admission for that?

  29. prashant Rathur says:

    I want for job in dairy

  30. manoj md says:

    is there any entrance exam for dairy tecnology after bsc please reply me

  31. pavan Chaudhary says:

    I passed 12th science from B group …can valid to admission in dairy field

  32. gopal chavan says:

    i want to do bsc . . In . Dairy technology.

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