Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology (SGIDT)

Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology (SGIDT)


Incessant increase in milk production after the formation of COMFED, Bihar necessitated the need of an institution for production of dairy professionals in the state. The government of Bihar conceptualized Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology and approved the same vide resolution No. 2813, dated- 14th December, 1980. The institute became operational as one of the constituent units of Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur and the first batch of undergraduate students in Dairy Technology was admitted in the year 1982. The institute was shifted to Patna in 1986 and finally moved to its own campus at Jagdeo Path, Patna-14 in the year 1999. After bifurcation of RAU, Pusa, the institute came under the purview of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur in the year 2010. Finally, Bihar Animal Sciences University, Patna has been carved out to by emphasis on research and education in animal sciences and allied station in the state.  The institute is now under the purview of Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), Patna since its formation, it has produced more than 500 graduates who are serving in the various capacities nationally and internationally. The institute is ICAR accredited and offers courses as per the recommendations of Dean’s Committee of ICAR. The institute has recently commenced the Post Graduate Programme in Dairy Technology.


The mandate of the institute comprises of:

  • Training personnel in dairy technology and dairy husbandry in order to handle dairy development programs in the state of Bihar.
  • Providing short term training to dairy farmers, dairy entrepreneurs and dairy technicians as and when required.
  • Conducting under graduate and post graduate programs in the selected areas of dairy science as per requirement of the state.
  • Carrying out research in collaboration with related disciplines on various aspects of dairy science and technology.
  • Disseminating the scientific knowledge in relation to milk and milk products through extension education programs.

Institutional Area

The SGIDT at Patna has main building comprising of two constructed block of 1114.0 sq. meter floor area having different activities of the institute. However, the proposed complex which is under process of construction shall be completed very soon having the ground floor of third block and fist floor on all the three blocks of the building and measuring 2042 sq. meter. Thus, the present activities of the institute upon completion of all the proposed buildings (3056sq. meter) shall be equitably distributed having sufficient area for their growth. Additionally, the institute shall have a lecture theater complex of 616 m2 having one large auditorium like hall of 175 seating capacity on ground floor and two lecture halls of 48 seating capacity each on first floor with all modern facilities. The detailed maps are enclosed. The availability of space under institute building, lecture theater, staff quarter and Dairy Plant is tabulated as under:

S. NO. Building Plinth Area (m2) Stage Of Construction
1. Institute Building 1144 Constructed
2. Boys Hostel 2214 Constructed
3. Girls Hostel 316 Constructed
4. Staff Quarter 1580 Constructed
5. Proposed First Floor of the Institute 2042 Under Construction
6. Proposed Lecture Theater Complex 616 Under Construction
7. Proposed Dairy Plant Building 935 Under Construction
Total 8847


The institute has a central fine instrument laboratory and six other laboratories. The existing department wise list of laboratories is given below:

Department No. of Laboratories
Central Fine Instrumentation Laboratory (DT) 01
Dairy Technology Laboratory 01
Dairy Engineering Laboratory 01
Dairy Chemistry Laboratory 01
Dairy Microbiology Laboratory 01
Dairy Economics, Statistics & Management Laboratory 01
Dairy Extension Laboratory 01

Class Rooms

The institute has three air conditioned classroom having audio visual presentation equipments and modern facilities. A new lecture theater complex is under construction that shall be having one large hall on ground floor of 175 seats that may be utilized as auditorium as well as for organizing seminars, meetings etc. Two 48 seated lecture halls on first floor having all modern AV facilities and acoustics are also coming up. Engineering drawing laboratory, workshop laboratory, electrical technology laboratory, fluid mechanic laboratory, and Instrumentation engineering laboratory will be extended in coming up new building of Dairy Engineering department apart from existing dairy and food process engineering laboratory.


The Existing library of SGIDT, Patna provides tremendous facilities to support research, teaching, learning, and scholarly communication across various disciplines. The library has aimed to become the informational hub for the students and the staffs of the college to access the national, international journals and periodicals, textbooks and reference books to the students for their course work and research through CeRA. The library has good collection of text books, reference books, few journals, project reports and internet facility for reference purpose. Besides this, there is a central university library of Rajendra Agricultural University at Sabour having good number of books on all the subjects, journals, periodicals, internet facility and CD – ROM reference databases to cater to the need of students as and when required.

Model Dairy Plant

ICAR and Govt. of Bihar funded Experiential Dairy Plant (10,000 lts / day) with facilities for processing, product development, quality analysis and packaging of milk and milk products, which is under construction.

Computer Laboratory

The institute has a well equipped computer centre and is connected through LAN for access to internet. Staff rooms and various laboratories have also been provided with internet connection through LAN. Faculties, students and staffs use this laboratory for training / teaching, computation, report preparation and surfing the net for academic activities. Most of the faculties of the institute have been connected with the local area network (LAN) of the institute to have broadband internet access and other services at their desktop. One new Computer language laboratory has come up in the institute.

Students Hostel

Adequate hostel facility is available for both boys and girls of UG and PG students. The hostel inmates are provided with Volleyball and Badminton courts, RO drinking water, in-house mess and common room.


  1. To provide the facilities for Hands on learning and Experiential Learning and Student Ready programs and Implant Training to students as per the ICAR Vth Dean’s Committee curriculum.
  2. To provide placement opportunities to students in Govt. / private sectors.

Training Stipend

The stipends are generally provided by the organizations imparting training to students. Otherwise, ICAR has made provision to provide stipend for one semester at the rate of Rs. 3000 / per month to those students who have not received stipend from industries.

Name Designation Department Details
Dr. A. K. Thakur University Professor Ph.D. (Extn. Edu.) View Details
Dr. J. Badshah Univ. Professor- Cum Chief Scientist Ph.D. (DE) View Details
Dr. K. Murari Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist Ph.D. (DE) View Details
Dr. U. Singh Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist M.Sc. (DT) View Details
Dr. Sonia Kumari Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist Ph.D. (Microbiology) View Details
B. K. Singh Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist M.Sc. (DT) View Details
B. K. Bharti Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist M.Sc. (DC) View Details
Dr. A. K. Jha Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist Ph.D. (Ag. Econ.) View Details
Surymani Kumar Asst. Professor-Cum Jr.Scientist M.Tech. (DT) View Details

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