Dairy Scientist, Dairy Technologist

Minimum ? Preferably Master?s degree in Dairy Technology

Not required

The tasks a Dairy Scientist is expected to perform include:Conducting research in selection, breeding, feeding and management of dairy cattle

Studying feed requirements of dairy animals

Studying nutritive value of feed materials

Conducting experiments to determine effects of different kinds of feed, and environmental conditions on quantity, quality and nutritive value of milk produced

Developing improved practices in care and management of dairy herds

Studying physiology of reproduction and lactation

Conducting breeding programmes to improve dairy breeds

Skilled in research and development, especially related to dairy activities

Knowledge of characteristics of different animals, their feed requirement, etc.Proficient in handling large amount of data

Knowledge of computer programmes and data analysis techniques

Aware of similar research work done in the past

Ability to incorporate the research work of other scientists in their own work

Efficient in presenting the results of their work

Proficient in English language

Knowledge of scientific rules and methods to solve problems

Knowledge of animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies and the environment

Knowledge of the science and composition of milk and dairy products

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Attention to detail

Team player

Analytic thinker

Hardworking and persistent



Good communication skills




It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable

Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available

May require supervising a team

Local travelling may be part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours every day for 6 days a week

Overtime may be involved

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to pesticides, chemicals, contaminants, dust, manure, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using sharp tools, other laboratory equipment, etc.

For freshers - INR 10,000 to INR 15,000 per month(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Dairy Sector in India

The Indian dairy sector is the largest contributor to the agriculture gross domestic product (GDP). The primarily output of this industry is milk which is now the single largest agricultural commodity in India. The dairy industry in India is currently estimated to be about 130 million tons and is expected to grow at 4-5% per annum. The projected value of the industry is about 500,000 crore. Dairy sector is further expected to grow faster and generate more employment in the near future.

Adoption of the latest and advanced technology in dairy technology can provide better quality, nutrition and more employment opportunities. As the awareness about the importance of research and development is growing so are the opportunities in various research fields. The Dairy Scientists are employed by various organisations and the demand for such professionals is expectedto grow in the future.


Government research institutes

Private research initiatives

Dairy product companies

Job openings are in Tier I and Tier II cities