The National Dairy Research Institute, India’s premier institute having expertise in Dairy Production, Processing and Management, has announced the commencement of NDRI Admission 2017 for various program offered at the NDRI campus. Admission shall be made on the basis of merit through All India Entrance Examination conducted by the National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal for the courses.

Latest –  Second Counselling List for Admission to DAHD has been published. Check it through the link provided below. Also check Counselling Schedule for Admission To Ph.D Programme below.

The following educational programmes are being offered at NDRI, Karnal and its Southern Regional Campus, Bangalore.

  1. Diploma in Dairy Technology
  2. Diploma in Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  3. B.Tech. (Dairy Technology)
  4. Master’s Programme
  5. Doctor of Philosophy

The candidates can get here all the details about NDRI B.Tech and Diploma Admission, Entrance Exam, Admit Card, Result and Counselling.

NDRI Entrance Exam Events B.Tech Diploma/Ph.D
Last of submission / receiving of Application Form to be announced 15 May 2017
Display of list of eligible candidates / roll numbers / Admit Card to be announced 25 May 2017
Date of Examination to be announced 28 May 2017
Declaration of Result / Merit List to be announced 27 Jun 2017

NDRI Admission 2017

The National Dairy Research Institute has conducted the different Entrance Examination for admission to different courses. The eligible candidates who qualify the specific examination are granted admission to specified course for which candidate has appeared in the entrance exam.

B.Tech. (Dairy Technology): B.Tech in Daily Technology offers intensive training in processing and quality control of milk and dairy products and engineering aspects of dairy processing equipment. The duration of the B.Tech. (Dairy Technology) is four years. The students are given one year In-plant Training at Model Dairy Plant located at Institute’s premises.

Diploma in Dairy Technology is being offered at Southern Regional Station of the Institute, Bengaluru. This diploma programme offer intensive training in dairy processing, quality assurance of milk and milk products, engineering aspects of dairy processing equipment and dairy business management.

Diploma in Animal Husbandry & Dairying is  offered at Eastern Regional Station of the Institute, Kalyani, Nadia District of West Bengal. This programme offers curriculum on different aspects of animal husbandry and diarying.

Candidates please note that no information of B.Tech has been announced yet. Details of B.Tech courses will be updated here as per official announcement. 

Counselling Process

Counselling Schedule

Counselling Schedule for Admission To Ph.D & Diploma Programme for the Academic Session 2017-18 has been released by the officials which has been provided below. The Counselling will be held at NDRI, Karnal on the following dates for the disciplines mentioned against each

Date & Venue for Second Counselling

Date: – 7th August, 2017 ( Monday )
Time: – 11 AM onwards
Venue: – ICAR – National Dairy Research Institute, Eastern Regional Station, Kalyani , Pin–741235, Nadia , West Bengal

For Diploma Programmes

The qualified candidates are called for counselling on 12-07-2017 at Eastern Regional Station of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Kalyani, West Bengal– 741235 for DAHD course and at Southern Regional Station of ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Adugodi, Bengaluru– 560030 for DDT course. The candidates will mark their attendance on arrival and will be considered for counselling. Those reporting late will have to register arrival time as late entry in the attendance register and will be considered for counselling as per the latest situation of seat availability at that time. The seats already filled up will not be disturbed in such situation.

Candidates called for counselling should bring admit card, all original certificates with mark sheets, SC/ST/OBC category certificate and appropriate certificates for PH and UPS Categories in original for verification and submission.

Immediately on offer of admission, candidates are required to deposit counselling fee (Non-refundable) ₹ 5000/- in the form of Bank Draft in favour of “ERS of NDRI” payable at Kalyani (SBI, Branch Code 01082). The amount can also be paid by cash on the day of counselling. The deposit will be adjusted towards fee payable during registration.

Candidates must appear in person at the time of counselling. In case a candidate is not in the position to present himself/herself, an authorized representative can attend the counselling on production of original certificates and authorization letter.

NDRI Application Form

The NDRI Application Form 2017 is released for admission to various Program. The interested candidates shall apply for the NDRI Admission as per the schedule. The completed application form must be submitted on or before the last date.

Eligibility Criteria

For Ph.D Programme

Candidates having passed Master’s degree in the concerned field with Overall Grade Point Average (OGPA) of at least 6.60/ 10.00 on ten-point scale, at least 3.25/5.00 on five-point scale, at least 2.60/ 4.00 on four-point scale for General, OBC and UPS categories candidates whereas for SC/ ST/ Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates the said requirement is an OGPA of at least 5.60/10.00, 2.75/ 5.00, 2.20/ 4.00. In other cases, where gradepoints are not awarded and only marks are awarded, the candidate must have secured at least 60% marks for General, OBC and UPS categories whereas for SC/ ST/ PH categories the minimum requirement is 50% marks.

For Diploma (DT) & (AHD)

50% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics / Biology / Agriculture by General, OBC and UPS categories and 40% for SC/ST, PH in the 12th Standard Examination.

Age Limit

For Ph.D – Minimum age limit shall be 21 years on or before 31-07-2017. Normally there will be no upper age limit.

For Diploma (DT) & (AHD) – Minimum age limit shall be 17 years on or before 31-07-2017 and the maximum age limit shall be 23 years as on 31-07-2017.Maximum age limit for in-service candidates will be 45 years as on 31.07.2017.

Exam Pattern

For Diploma Programmes

The Entrance Examination will be conducted at Karnal, Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Kolkata on 28-05-2017 in Online Mode.

  • There will be a common question paper for all candidates based on Physics and Chemistry 12th Standard syllabus for 90 min duration and of 100 marks. Paper will be of objective type with multiple choice questions.
  • There will be an additional question paper based on Mathematics of 12th Standard syllabus for the candidates applying for Diploma (DT) programme, while candidates applying for Diploma (AHD) will have to appear for a question paper based on Biology / Agriculture of class 12th syllabus. This paper would be of one hour duration and for 50 marks.

Qualifying Marks – Diploma Programme

The qualifying marks in the Entrance Examination will be 50% for General, OBC and UPS and 45% for SC/ST, PH and In-service categories.

The final selection for admission to Diploma Programme will be based on rank list prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Entrance Examination. Separate rank lists will be published for Diploma (DT) and Diploma (AHD).

Only those students who complete their qualifying examination in all respects latest before the commencement of academic session 2017-2018 (i.e., 31-07-2017) will be considered.

Admit Card

The candidate copy of NDRI Admit Card is available at the end of NDRI Application Form. The candidate shall fill all the details in block letters except the Roll No. and Centre of Examination. The Provisional Roll Nos and Centre of examination of the eligible candidates will be displayed on NDRI website as per the schedule. No dispatch of admit card shall be made.

Therefore, all candidates are advised to visit the NDRI website and note down the roll no. on their admit cards and bring it with them to appear in the examination. The candidate shall show the admit card to the Supervisory Staff otherwise you are not allowed to appear in the exam.


The NDRI has declared the NDRI Result 2017 after the entrance examination has been conducted successfully. The final selection for admission will be based on merit list prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Entrance Examination. The result is being announced as per the schedule and the merit list of qualified candidates is displayed on NDRI website. The direct link to check the NDRI Admission Result has been provided here.


For Detailed Information about NDRI Admission 2017 –  Diploma Information Bulletin.

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