Jobs in Dairy Industry

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Dairy Industry In India: An Overview

The dairy industry in India engages in the production and processing of milk and cream. It is also involved in the manufacture of other dairy products like cheese, curd, yoghurt and many more. The dairy industry specializes in the procurement, production, processing, storage and distribution of dairy products.

India stands the first place in its share of dairy production in the international scenario. It contributes about Rs 1,15,970 in the national economy. This ever-expanding industry provides gainful employment to a vast majority of the rural households. It employs about 8.47 million people on yearly basis out of which 71% are women.

Jobs In Dairy Industry In India

Jobs in dairy industry are concentrated in the fields of production and processing of dairy products.

  • Dairy Scientists: The responsibility of the dairy scientists is to deal with collection of milk and taking care of the high yielding variety of animals. Scientific tests are conducted to analyze the effects of different kinds of food intakes and environment on the quality as well as the quantity of milk produced. Research is also undertaken to further improve the breeding of cattle and quality of milk produced.
  • Dairy Technologists: Dairy technology requires procurement officers who take the responsibility of collecting milk from farmers, milk booths ad cattle-rearers. The procurement officer should be well-acquainted wit the latest technology that is applicable in maintaining the quality of milk in the process of transporting it to the desired location. The processing of milk undergoes numerous steps and different levels of specialization are required for each step to be completed successfully. Various quality control measures are applied at each step of processing. Preservation of dairy products is very important since dairy products are highly perishable. The dairy technologists devise appropriate methods to properly store and preserve the dairy products.
  • Dairy Engineers: The Jobs in Dairy Industry of dairy engineers is to set up and maintain dairy plants.
  • Marketing Personnel: The marketing personnel deals with the sale and marketing of milk together with milk products.

Eligibility Criteria To Be in the Dairy Industry

An individual has to secure a minimum of 60% marks to gain admission to a bachelor's degree course in the dairy technology. For getting into the graduation course one has to qualify the All India Entrance Test that is affiliated to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. After that he or she may continue with his masters in dairy technology.

Last Updated on 6th July 2011