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    NDRI, Karnal has an active placement cell which assists the students with the Summer Training as well as Final placements. Dr. Latha Sabikhi (Principal Scientist, Dairy Technology Division) is the Chairperson of the Placement Cell, ably assisted by a team of co-ordinators.
    About the Placement Cell
    Greetings from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal.

    NDRI has been the main source of trained manpower for India’s expanding dairy industry. Over the decades, NDRI alumni have contributed immensely to the dairy development in the country, right from production through processing to marketing. The Industry has been offering jobs with diverse profiles to students of NDRI, Karnal. We have reason to believe that our students, by their intensive and all-inclusive training and flexible, adaptable and innovative personality have been well accepted in the job profiles that were placed before them.

    Our major recruiters in the past have been were Abbott Nutrition, Ananda Dairies, GCMMF, Mother Dairy (Delhi), Nestle India, Perfetti Van Melle India, Punjab Milk Federation, SPX Technologies, Tetra Pak India etc. The maximum and average salaries given to our undergraduate students in the year 2019-20 were ~ INR 7.18 lakhs and 5.04 lakhs, respectively. The corresponding figures for the post graduate students were ~ INR 11.5 lakhs and 8.0 lakhs. We take this opportunity to thank all our recruiters and hope that this association between them and NDRI will continue in the future.

    The B.Tech (Dairy Technology) students undergo an intensive 4-year curriculum comprising of three and a half years of course work – both theory and practical – and six months of in-plant training in dairy plants across the country. They are also encouraged to get hands-on experience in dairy and food processing industry through Student Ready Programs and Experiential Learning projects. The current (2021) batch of 40 students are currently doing their internships at various dairy plants/ firms across the country. This website will furnish information about the 2022 batch of B.Tech. students in August-September 2021.

    We also have a group of post graduate students pursuing M.Tech/M.Sc/M.V.Sc and Ph.D. degrees in sixteen different disciplines. The post-graduate training of the Institute has proved extremely beneficial for the R&D, quality assurance and management programmes of the dairy, food and feed industry as well as in other institutions such as banks and non-governmental organizations. Several Agricultural and Dairy Universities in the country also recruit our post graduate students as their teaching and research staff.

    We would consider it a privilege to invite your esteemed organization to visit our campus for the final placement of our students. Please feel free to contact us for any additional information that you may require. We look forward to your feedback in terms of your specific requirements and also the time frame so that we can facilitate the recruitment process well in time each year.

    Our Team
    • Dr. Latha Sabikhi, Chairperson, Placement Cell & Principal Scientist, Dairy Technology Division. +91-184-2259261, 9896075404
    • Dr. Vikas Vohra, Principal Scientist, Animal Genetics & Breeding Division, +91-184-2259099, 9729000511
    • Dr. Yogesh Khetra, Scientist (SS), Dairy Technology Division. +91-184-2259598, 9813902989
    • Mr. Gaurav Kr Deshwal, Scientist, Dairy Technology Division. +91-184-2259417, 9034733330