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National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

IIRF Ranking 2021

Academic Excellence:

The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal occupies an enviable position among premier institutes of the country. It has the status of Deemed University and is known for its significant contributions in different areas of Dairy Production, Processing, Management and Human Resource Development.

Research and Development:

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.

As a premier 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.

The National Dairy Research Institute undertakes research, teaching and extension activities towards dairy development in the country. The Institute also undertakes extension programmes for transferring the know-how from the laboratory to the farmers’ fields.

Ranking and Recognition:

In the prestigious and widely acclaimed educational ranking of Indian Institutional Ranking Framework (IIRF- 2021), NDRI at 15th Rank in IIRF Deemed University Ranking 2021.

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    Engineering & Technology
  • Dairy Technology

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