Distance PhD programs-Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology

Distance PhD programs-Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology

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Ph.D in Dairy Science and Technology offered by IGNOU

India is the largest producer of milk in the world, and is likely to become the second largest dairy products producer in the coming years. The dairy industry requires inculcation of scientific culture for development of cost effective innovative technologies, new products and to meet the challenges of global trade and food safety. The programme aims to equip dairy professionals in the industry and institutes to undertake quality research in the area of dairy technology. It shall provide a platform for undertaking industrial research and testing of the technologies developed at the research institutes.


  • to provide research opportunities to the academician/researcher/industry professional in the area of dairy science and technology;
  • to facilitate research and development activities in Indian Dairy Industry;
  • to strengthen the research activities in the area of dairy science and technology;
  • to develop the human resource capabilities of research & teaching personnel of agriculture universities & ICAR institutes.

Programme Structure:

This research degree programme is offered with a Course work of 32 Credits and Research work of 64 credits. The course work will have 4 Core Compulsory Courses of 4 credits each (16 Credits) and 4 optional Courses of 4 credits each (16 Credits). For course works Click on Courses Tag.


CourseCode Course Name
RDR-001 Advances in Lipid Technology 4
RDR-002 Advances in Protein Technology 4
RDR-003 Product Monitoring and Process Control 4
RDR-004 R&D Management in Dairy Industry 4
RDR-005 Developments in Dairy Processing 4
RDR-006 Dairy By-products Technology and Processing 4
RDR-007 Advances in Chemistry of Milk Processing 4
RDR-008 Advances in Analytical Techniques in Dairy Chemistry
RDR-009 Applied Food Biotechnology 4
RDR-010 Dairy and Food Microbiology 4
RDR-011 Dairy and Food Engineering-I 4
RDR-012 Dairy and Food Engineering-II


Master Degree in Dairy Science (Dairy Technology, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Microbiology, Dairy Engineering), Food Science/ Food Technology, M.V.Sc. (Animal Products Technology/ Dairy Science), M.Sc. Agriculture (Dairy Science/ Dairy Technology) . Mode of Selection : For Category “B’: The candidates with Masters Degree in relevant discipline will have to clear the entrance test conducted by the University. The candidates who have cleared the ICAR- NET examination will be exempted from the entrance test. All the candidates have to appear for synopsis presentation and interview before the Doctoral Committee whose decision will be final for the selection of candidates. Note: The course outlines and reference material will be provided to the students. All the selected candidates shall have to pass eight courses (four compulsory courses of dairy technology discipline and four optional courses which can be selected from the basket of eight optional courses). Each course (compulsory / optional) will be of four credits and the candidate has to secure minimum of 50% marks in each course. Duration of course work will be one year.


$₹ 7000

Course Info

Duration: 2 Years

Type: Doctorate

Approved By: UGC/DEB

College: Indira Gandhi National Open University

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