Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology (SGIDT)
Sanjay Gandhi Institute of Dairy Technology, Patna is an ICAR accredited Institute. The Institute was established by the Government of Bihar vide resolution No. 2813, dated 14th December 1980. The first batch of undergraduate students in Dairy Technology course was admitted in the year 1982 at Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur, Bihar. The Institute was shifted to Patna in 1986 and finally moved to its own campus in the year 1999. Since 2010 to 2017, the Institute associated was a part of Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bhagalpur, Bihar which was formed out of RAU, Pusa in the year 2010. The SGIDT is now a constituent unit of Bihar Animal Sciences University (BASU), Patna, which was established through an act of Bihar State (BASU Act No. 15 of 2016) as notified in the Bihar Gazette on 29 August 2016.
The Institute is engaged in teaching, research and extension activities in the area of Dairying encompassing, Dairy Technology, Dairy Engineering, Dairy Microbiology, Dairy Chemistry, Dairy Extension, Dairy Cattle and Nutrition, Animal Physiology and Reproduction, Dairy Economics, Statistics & Computers. The Institute runs a four-year Bachelor degree Program in Dairy Technology [B. Tech. (D.T.)] and a two-year post-graduate degree program of M. Tech. (D. T.). The Institute has adopted the course curricula as per the recommendation of the Deans’ committee constituted by the ICAR, New Delhi and presently the courses are offered as per ICAR Vth Deans’ Committee. The National Agricultural Education Accreditation Board of ICAR, New Delhi accredited SGIDT for offering B. Tech. (Dairy Technology) Program in March 2017.