ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

About the university

The National Dairy Research Institute metamorphosed from erstwhile Imperial Institute for Animal Husbandry & Dairying, which was established at Bangalore in the year 1923. With more than 93 years of its existence, this Institute has attained its present eminent position as a national institute for furthering the cause of dairying through research and education catering to human resource needs of India and other developing nations in Asia and Africa.

The Government of India established the Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying in 1923 as a Dairy Training and Research Center on the premises of the Military Dairy Farm at Bangalore. Later, the Government of India decided to establish the National Dairy Research Institute together with a Dairy Science College at Karnal on the premises of the Cattle-cum-Dairy farm (old Karnal farm), which was then functioning under the direct control of the Union Ministry of Food and Agriculture. With a view to consolidate the impressive infrastructure already developed at Bangalore, the unit was reorganized as the southern regional station of the Institute. The headquarters of the Director of Dairy Research were shifted to Karnal in June 1955

University Type
Deemed University
Established | NIRF Rank
1989 | NIRF Rank : 2
Director & Vice Chancellor :
Dr Dheer Singh


The broader goals of the institute are to provide R&D support towards generation and dissemination of knowledge towards improved milch herd for milk production enhancements, greater productivity of dairy industry and management aspects of dairy profession leading to the social, economic and environmental benefits to the Nation, and to contribute towards manpower development programs.The goals and objectives with respect to Teaching, Research and Extension can be further projected as under:



a)      Wi-Fi enabled hostels and students activity centres at NDRI, Karnal and SRS of NDRI at Bangalore.

b)      Introducing adjunct faculty from among the leading academician, researcher and industry leaders for teaching & research guidance and lecture series by inviting eminent leaders, planners and thinkers for mentoring and inspirational role.

c)      Establishment of language laboratories for facilitating improvement in communication skills of the students.

d)      Introducing novel measures for creating greater opportunities for soft skill development of undergraduate and postgraduate students.


DBT Schemes

ICAR-PG Scholarship

Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :76


Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :34

National Talent Scholarship-UG

Financial Year : 2023-24 | Beneficiary :109



ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute,Karnal
Near Jewels Hotel, GT Road, Karnal

Website : http://www.ndri.res.in