About NDRI

The ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute as country's premier Dairy Research institution has developed considerable expertise over the last couple of 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.
Mandate of the Institute is as follows:
• Conducting research in the areas of Dairy Production, Processing and Marketing.
• Demand driven ‘Human Resource Development’ to meet the requirements of Dairy Industry & R&D Institutions.
• Dissemination of innovative dairy production and processing technologies for socio-economic transformations.


The R&D activities of the Institute mainly focus on three fundamental facets of Dairying i.e. production and management of dairy animals for better productivity, innovating suitable milk processing technologies and equipments, and providing the dairy farmers and entrepreneurs with information about existing market demands and practical management inputs for making dairying a self-sustaining, profitable business. Research, both in basic and applied aspects, in various disciplines constitute the core activity of the Institute.
Details about the Institute, mandate, programmes, its horizon of activity and services may visit www.ndri.res.in.

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