ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI) at Karnal, Haryana is one of the premier Institutes in the dairy sector, which has contributed a lot to the growth of the dairy industry and played a crucial role in India’s development in milk production with its continuous research. Over ninety-six years old NDRI’s lineage goes back to the Imperial Institute for Animal Husbandry & Dairying which was set up in Bangalore in 1923 as a centre for dairy education. In its erstwhile form of Imperial Institute in Bangalore, Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and ‘Bharat Ratna’ Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, were imparted training at the Institute in 1927. They wanted to get acquainted with modern methods of cattle management and spent two weeks discussing and learning technicalities and complexities of problems pertaining to cows and buffalos in India. Gandhiji was highly appreciative of the most productive crossbred cow ‘Jill’ of the institute. He held several discussions on the problems of Pinjrapoles, which housed low producing, mostly sterile cows and other dairy stock mainly on humanitarian grounds. Mahatma Gandhi evinced great interest in the work of the Institute and wrote several articles in Young India and Harijan on the importance of dairying and scientific cattle management.
The Institute provides high-quality education in the field of dairying, which has no parallel in Asia. It is noteworthy that NDRI is not only an important contributor of manpower in dairying required in State Agricultural Universities (SAUs) but also plays an important role in enhancing the teaching capabilities of the faculty from SAUs.
GT Rd, near Jewels Hotel, Nyaypuri, Karnal, Haryana 132001 Haryana, India 132001
Phone: +91-184-2252800 / 2259002 (O) +91-184-2271612 (R)