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    The Institute offers Master in Dairying programmes at NDRI, Karnal and also at SRS, Bangalore/ ERS, Kalyani.

    Master’s programme in following disciplines is offered at Karnal.

    1. Dairy Microbiology
    2. Dairy Chemistry
    3. Dairy Technology
    4. Dairy Engineering
    5. Animal Biochemistry
    6. Animal Biotechnology
    7. Animal Genetics & Breeding
    8. Livestock Production & Management
    9. Animal Nutrition
    10. Animal Physiology
    11. Dairy Economics
    12. Dairy Extension Education
    13. Forage Production
    14. Animal Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics

    Master’s programme in following disciplines is offered at Bangalore.

    1. Dairy Chemistry
    2. Dairy Technology
    3. Dairy Engineering
    4. Animal Genetics & Breeding
    5. Livestock Production and Management
    6. Animal Nutrition
    7. Dairy Economics
    8. Dairy Extension Education
    9. Food Quality & safety Assurance

    Master’s programme in following disciplines is offered at Kalyani.

    1. Animal Biotechnology
    2. Livestock Production and Management
    3. Animal Nutrition
    4. Dairy Economics
    5. Animal Genetics & Breeding
    6. Dairy Extension Education
    7. Animal Physiology
    The duration of the Master in Dairying programme is minimum 3 years for students graduated with 3 years degree programme and 2 years for graduates with four years professional degrees.
    Elligibility Requirements
    • Candidates having Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant field as given below must have obtained atleast 60% marks or an overall grade point average (OGPA) of 6.60 out of 10.00 or 3.25 out of 5.00 or 2.60 out of 4.00 (For SC/ST/PH candidates 50% marks of OGPA of 5.60 out of 10.00, 2.75 out of 5.00 or 2.20 out of 4.00) or a certificate from Registrar of having OGPA equivalent to 60% marks.
    • The candidates appearing for final year examination of Bachelor’s Degree Programme can also apply subject to producing his/her Bachelor’s Degree certificate on the date of counselling, falling which the student will not be considered for award of admission.
    • The candidates are selected for admission on the basis of merit in the Entrance Examination and Counselling.  In case the candidates secure equal marks in entrance then their previous year’s result shall be taken into account for determining their inter-se-merit for the purpose. If the previous year result is also same then the date of passing/clearing the degree will be taken in the account.
    Qualification for Admission
    • Qualifications for admission to Master in Dairying programmes are a Bachelor’s degree from any university recognized by the Institute, in the relevant subject. The details of eligibility and qualifications are published in the Information Bulletin for All India Entrance Examination for M.Sc. Admissions published every year by the ICAR.
    • Candidates possessing some of the above qualifications may have to undergo certain deficiency courses (Prerequisite courses) in addition to the courses prescribed for the Master in Dairying programmes.
    Entrance Examination
    The admissions to Master in Dairying programme are done through an All India Combined Examinations conducted by the Education Division of the ICAR. The examination is held at various centers of the country in the month of May/June. The information for examination is advertised in leading news papers. The candidates are selected for admission on the basis of merit in the Entrance Examination and Counseling.
    In-Service Candidates and Their Selection Procedure
    1. The eligibility conditions for admission to Master in Dairying Programmes for In-service candidates shall remain the same as indicated above. The admission of In-service candidates will be made through entrance examination along with other candidates conducted by ICAR.
    2. In-service candidates in Central/State/ Autonomous Organizations/ Universities / Educational Institutes having at least three years experience as on the date of counseling in the relevant field of specialization and fulfilling the other conditions of eligibility as prescribed for all other candidates, are eligible to apply.
    3. In-service candidates shall be admitted over and above the open seats with the approval of the Director.  Only one seat will be offered in each discipline.  Vacant seat in one discipline may be transferred to other disciplines without changing the total number of seats for in-service candidates.
    4. In-service candidates will have to appear and qualify in the All India Entrance Examination for PG Admission held by ICAR.
    • Fifteen per cent of total seats are reserved for bonafide candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent for Scheduled Tribes, 27% for OBC and 3% for Physically Handicapped subject to their being otherwise eligible. 2% seats are reserved for remote and under privileged states/UTs (UPS).
    • The reservation of seats amongst the SC/ST categories is interchangeable if sufficient number of candidates is not available in a given subject as per merit-rank in examination.
    Definition for Physically handicapped

    Candidates having permanent disability of not less than 40%, provided the candidate is otherwise fit for admission. Such candidates will have to bring a certificate as appended in the Information Bulletin from the Chief Medical Officer of the District to which the candidates belongs.

    Such candidates will also have to appear before the Medical Board constituted by the Director for determining the percentage of disability and for assessment whether they are fit to carry out the duties despite being handicapped.

    Age Limit
    The candidate should have completed age of 19 years on or before 31st July of particular year of admission. There will be no maximum age limit for Masters Programme. No relaxation is admissible regarding the minimum age limit.
    Foreign Students
    • Foreign students seeking admission at this Institute shall have to submit their applications through their respective Embassies at New Delhi or the respective Indian Missions in their countries to the Govt. of India, Department of Agricultural Research and Education, Krishi Bhavan, New Delhi-110001 and the candidature of foreign students shall be considered only if they are sponsored with financial support by (a) their respective Governments (b) the Governments of India.
    • The nominees of foreign countries should have the equivalent qualifications required for admission. In their cases, the percentage of marks will not be insisted. They should possess the requisite Bachelor’s degree in the concerned discipline. A good knowledge of English is essential. A certificate of the candidate’s proficiency in English, issued by the respective Indian Mission abroad, should accompany their application for admission. Further, the foreign students are required to be in possession of student visa.
    • All the foreign students other than those sponsored by the Government of India with suitable fellowship such as Colombo Plan ITEC program, General Cultural Scholarship and Cultural Technical Exchange will be charged Institutional Economic Fee @ US $ 400 p.m. or US $ 4000 per annum per student. This fee will be over and above other usual charges of the University.
    • Last date for receipt of application, results and mark sheet from the foreign applicants will be the same as prescribed for the applicants who are Indian citizens.
    • As per directive from the Govt. of India, Ministry of Health, New Delhi, health check for foreign students including that for AIDS has been introduced. It has been laid down that foreign students will subject themselves for health check within one mo’nth of arrival and till the results are known the students will be provisionally admitted. Their admission is to be confirmed on production of fitness certificate from the competent authority.