M.Sc. (Dairy Science)

Master of Science in Dairy Science

Duration: 2 Years
Level: Post Graduation
Type: Degree
Eligibility: Graduation

M.Sc. Dairy Science or Master of Science in Dairy Science is a postgraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Dairy Science covers the fields of animal health and livestock, dairy farming and milking, dairy technology, dairy plant maintenance, dairy products and services. The two years Distance Learning Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Dairy Science conducted by The Global Open University, Nagaland has been designed for meeting the demand of the growing needs of experts in Master of Science with specialization in Dairy Science shall be awarded to all the successful candidates.

M.Sc. Dairy Science Eligibility

  • The main criteria are that candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree in science stream with at least 50% marks obtained in it.

M.Sc. Dairy Science Syllabus

Syllabus of Dairy Science as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

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Subjects of Study


Introduction to Dairy Science


Animal Health and Livestock


Dairy Farming and Milking


Dairy Technology


Government’s Initiatives for Dairying


Dairy Plant Maintenance


Dairy Products and Services


Cattle Development in India


Quality Control in Dairy Industries


Marketing of Dairy Products


M.Sc. Dairy Science Colleges

M.Sc. Dairy Science Course Suitability

  • They should have scientific temper, willingness to work hard, commitment, an enquiring mind and cleanliness.
  • They must be prepared to live in remote areas or far away from the comforts and conveniences of the city as they have to work there.
  • Those who want to start their own business such as small-scale milk plants, creamery, ice-cream units etc or work as consultants.
  • They can also go for teaching as well as Research and development which is another growing area, crucial for the dairy industry.

How is M.Sc. Dairy Science Course Beneficial?

  • The dairy technologists can also undertake consultancy work. A successful consultant, however, needs several years of working experience in dairy firms to understand the nitty-gritty of the work.
  • Besides opportunities for teaching and research, dairy technologists can start their own enterprises such as small-scale milk plants, creamery, and ice-cream units.
  • The degree course also gives them good base for further higher such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. work.
  • They can find job in dairy farms, cooperatives, rural banks, milk product processing and manufacturing industries.

M.Sc. Dairy Science Job Types

  • Project Manager - Food and Dairy Projects
  • Piping Micro station Designer
  • Executive - Legal and Company Secretary
  • Marketing, Product Development Executive
  • Asst Manager – Sales
  • Associate Professor - Dairy Technology
  • Dairy Extension Officer
  • Professor - Dairy Microbiology
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