The Indian dairying is emerging as an important growth leverage of Indian economy. It is the single largest contribution of agricultural sector to Indian GDP, contributing about 33% of Gross Domestic Product from agriculture. Milk production in India has increased five folds in the last fifty years and continues to be No 1 milk producing country in the world. Dairying in India continues to remain unorganized, socially oriented and driven mostly by the small animal holders comprising of small, marginal and landless milk produces. Recently there has been a marginal change in the setup with more and more entrepreneurs joining the stream. They have started units, having 50 – 100 animals, with a milk production ranging from 1000 -1500 ltrs /day. More and more people are likely to join due to the support of extended by the Government. One pertinent drawback of the new system is a lack of scientific management due to dearth of middle level professionals. Most of the entrepreneurs would like to dispose the milk as farm fresh or want to establish small processing plants to improve the revenue. Hence to man such units and also to promote personals in the dairy farm management, a human resource development programme comprising both husbandry and dairy processing is required urgently to cater to the needs of these groups. It is also expected that such trained human resource would be having good demand from outside the county Keeping in mind the above stated circumstances, a diploma in dairying of two years duration comprising the area of animal husbandry and milk processing is envisaged.
Pass in Pre-degree or equivalent with science subjects or VHSE with Livestock Management (Dairy Husbandry) or Dairying (Milk Products)
Duration : Four Semesters
No. of seats : 30
Fee : Rs. 21,000/- per semester