October 4, 2022

Dairy Science Faculty trains college students in manufacturing and sale of merchandise developed with in-house expertise

Dairy Science Faculty trains college students in manufacturing and sale of merchandise developed with in-house expertise

Whereas academic establishments boast of placements, Bengaluru-based Dairy Science Faculty has gone a step additional to make sure that its final-year BTech college students begin incomes even whereas they’re studying.

The faculty, which is Karnataka’s oldest dairy sciences institute, has made its final-year college students take up manufacturing in addition to sale of milk-based value-added merchandise by utilizing its applied sciences as a part of their coaching beneath the Rural Entrepreneurship Consciousness Improvement Yojana (READY) of the Centre.


What’s coming in helpful is fashionable applied sciences developed by the faculty for hygienic and scientific manufacturing merchandise like natural ghee, Greek yogurt, lassi, paneer, kulfi, srikand and cold-pressed coconut oil. Manufacturing and sale course of are carried out by college students as their very own enterprise beneath their very own model ‘Utkrushta’ to make sure that they decide up entrepreneurship abilities.

“We began the earn-while-learning programme beneath the brand new schooling coverage in November. By December 6, that they had earned a complete revenue of over ₹1.25 lakh with the assistance of seed cash of ₹25,000 given by the faculty,” mentioned Dr. Mahesh Kumar G., their mentor and co-ordinator of READY.

“The highest-seller has been natural ghee, which is priced at ₹250 a kg. The scholars have managed to promote about 1,000 kg in lower than a month, and demand for the product is quickly rising,” he says.

Dr. Mahesh, who can also be Head of Dairy Engineering Division, famous that the thought of creating college students take up manufacturing and sale of those merchandise is not only to get them to earn some cash, however to coach them as thorough entrepreneurs in order that they might arrange their very own companies as quickly as they step out of school.


The manufacturing course of may be very systematic, as it’s divided into seven separate duties starting from procurement of uncooked supplies, high quality assurance, cleansing in addition to sanitisation of crops and equipment, to advertising and marketing and gross sales. Every group must take turns to do all of the duties in order that they get expertise in all of the features, together with packaging, he explains.

Dr. Mahesh mentioned college students’ enterprise can also be a method to reveal the faculty’s applied sciences that may assist dairy farmers enhance their revenue. The faculty additionally planning to take up coaching of rural entrepreneurs on utilisation of those applied sciences.

Prof. A. Sachindra Babu, Dean of Dairy Sciences, mentioned farmers can undertake the applied sciences developed by the faculty by forming an FPO (Farmers’ Producers’ Organisation) in order that they might take up manufacturing and advertising and marketing of merchandise in a collective method. Declaring that it’s dairying that has offered succour to small and marginal farmers in occasions of agrarian disaster, he stresses the necessity for strengthening the sector by making it extra remunerative by diversification.

Incubation facility

The faculty has launched an incubation facility to hand-hold budding entrepreneurs in dairy trade to take up mechanised and scientific manufacturing of value-added milk-based merchandise, together with ghee.

Dr. Mahesh says these beneath incubation can be offered coaching proper from manufacturing to packaging, model constructing and advertising and marketing. Equally, these with any idea and proposal relating to dairy applied sciences might additionally contact the faculty for technical assist.

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