2nd Convention

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2nd Convention

Role of Dairy Engineers in
global competitiveness of dairy industry.

April 5, 2003
NDRI, Karnal



Address by Chief Guest Dr. S.M. Illyas
Address by Late Er. M.M. Munjial, Founder President
View of Inaugural session
View of audience
Thin film scrapped surface heat exchange
Dr. S.M. Jllyas, Chief Guest being explained Rossogolla Ball making machine
View of Conical process vat
Explanation of Cont. Paneer making machine


Rajnath Singh



(Theme: Role of Dairy Engineers in Global competitiveness of Dairy Industry)

Inauguration by Dr. S.M.Ilyas, Director, CIPHET, Ludhiana.
Welcome address by Er. Manmohan Munjial, President, IDEA.
Address by chief guest, Dr. Nagendra Sharma, Director, NDRI.
Key note address by, Er. R.P.Banerjee, Chairman, SSP Pvt. Ltd.

Technical Session-I

Contributions of Dairy Engineers, Institutes and Engineering Industry in Global competitiveness by Dr. S.P.Agrawala Head, Dairy Engineering Division NDRI, Karnal.
New Technologies in manufacturing of Milk Products, by Er. R.P.Singh, M.D., Food & Bio-tech Engineers (India) Pvt. Ltd. Faridabad.
Milk Powder technology by Er. Rajesh Golani, manager Marketing L & T Niro Ltd., Vadodara.

Technical Session-II

Live demonstration of dairy equipments developed at NDRI, Karnal.

Technical Session-III

Evoporation and spray drying of milk-open house discussions on problems speakers: by :-Er. Rakesh Verma, Engineering Manager M/s Nestle India (Pvt.) Ltd. Moga, Er. R.P.Singh, M.D., Food & Bio-tech, Er. S.C.Malik, Director, Orja consultants Chandigarh and Er. Mahesh Kumar, Asst. Prof. DSC Uni. Of Agri. Sci. Hebbal, Bangalore

Plenary & AGBM Sessions

Recommendations of the 2nd Indian Dairy Engineers Association Convention held on 5th April, 2003 at National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal

The theme of the convention was “Role of Dairy Engineers in Global Competitiveness of Dairy Industry”. About 200 delegates from academic institutes, dairy industry and equipment manufacturing companies participated in the convention. Major emphasis was on working of powder plant and their day to day problems and solutions. The leading experts from Dairy Institute/Industry participated in these deliberations. A live demonstration of various dairy equipments developed at Dairy Engineering Division, NDRI, Karnal was arranged for the benefit of the delegates. After detailed deliberations and discussions following important recommendations emerged from the convention, which if implemented will go a long way for improving the global competitiveness of Indian Dairy Industry.

1. There is urgent need for formulating standards for various dairy equipments being used in the industry so that the quality and reliability of equipment is improved, which will ultimately standardize the milk and milk products (being manufactured at the various dairy plants) the immediate necessity in order to make the dairy industry globally competitive. It has been recommended that India Dairy Engineers Association should take up the matter with the appropriate authorities in Government of India. (i.e.B.I.S., NDRI, Karnal, NDDB etc.). The President of the IDEA has been requested to take up the matter with these agencies after making suitable proposals through an action group to be nominated.

2. The convention also observed that Indian Dairy Industry must keep in view the international quality standards with regards to clean milk production, preservation and value addition. Education and training are the basics of clean milk production and milk processing which needs to be provided to milk producers and milk plant operators in a big way through existing educational institutions to achieve the long term gains to be internationally competitive.

3. There is an urgent need of technical cooperation of research scientists in various institutes and equipment manufacturers in dairy industry in the development of machinery for the processing of Indian Milk products and up gradation of technology to take Indian dairy industry technologically compatible with the major producing countries in the world. Research industry linkages be established that promote the development of processes and pilot plants for high value milk products or their intermediate stages needed by the dairy industry.

4. It has been noted that there is immediate need for improvement in the Courses being offered to the B.Tech. Dairy Technology students in the various institutes offering these degrees in the country, so that these courses become compatible with the current requirement of the industry and making the students professionally competent to handle all aspects of the dairy industry including engineering aspects. The delegates endorsed the view of splitting the current B.Tech (DT) programme at NDRI into two streams, viz., Dairy & Food Processing and Bioprocess Engineering as recommended by Dr. S.S.H. Rizvi, an expert from Univ. of Cornell U.S.A. who visited NDRI in recent past. This will also enable these courses to be recognized by AICTE and Institute of Engineers India.

It was also felt appropriate the pending re-organization of B.Tech courses, as above, the proposed Post Graduate Diploma programme in Dairy Engineering being started at NDRI, Bangalore should also be opened to B.Tech Dairy Technology, students by incorporating a special capsule for imparting them basic engineering knowledge in order them to get Post Graduate Diploma in Dairy Engineering.

5. It has been unanimously noted that essential qualifications developed for UGC streams and adopted by ICAR for all its disciplines including Engineering and Technology is deterring talented engineers and technologists from coming to ICAR resulting in large number of vacancies. ASRB advertisements are not drawing adequate responses. Therefore, council should consider adopting AICTE prescribed essential qualifications to remove the handicap.

6. It was unanimous view of all participants that considering the competition from within and outside the country, all the Co-operative Sector Dairy federations in the country should be headed by technocrats for bringing professionalism and accountability in the industry. The Senior Vice President of IDEA has been requested to take further appropriate action in the matter.

7. It was also recommended that such like conventions should be organized more frequently in all parts of the country to fulfill the needs of interaction of dairy engineers, dairy professionals and Dairy engineering industry.

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