Livestock Products Technology Division

About Division

ICAR-IVRI Nutrition

Visualizing the importance of livestock products, the Division of Livestock Products Technology(LPT) was established in 1975 to conduct research in the frontier areas of meat and milk science and to develop human resource to match the growing livestock products based industry. The Division is playing a unique role in development of livestock products based industries in the country. At a time when enormous global opportunities have emerged for export of livestock products, the Division of LPT is acting as a nodal agency in catalysing the growth in this sector. During these four decades, concerted efforts and pragmatic approach of scientists of this division has resulted in development of a number of new technologies for meat and milk production, processing and byproducts utilization. A well-equipped Pilot Plant and Pasteurization Plant have been established with state of art meat and milk processing machines.

The Division of LPT is shouldering the responsibility to generate requisite manpower for research, teaching and industry by offering Master and Doctoral programmes in Livestock Product Technology discipline. So far 114 M.V.Sc. and 67 Ph.D. scholars have obtained the degrees and 4 of them were also awarded with the Jawaharal Nehru Award for outstanding post-graduate research. Short term courses and National Seminars in different areas have also been organized for meat personnel and entrepreneurs.The Division has also imparted training to farmers, entrepreneurs, startups, researchers and academicians. Division has organized more than 40 trainings/entrepreneurial development programmes/workshops/short term courses (Summer/Winter schools),developed more than 40 processes/ products/ technologies and transferred six technologies to twelve entrepreneurs.The Division has published more than 600 research papers, 250 reviews/ technical/ popular articles in reputed national and international journals and 10 books/ monographs/ bulletins. Institute Best Teacher Award has been awarded to three faculty members. Rajendra Prasad Puruskar was received for writing Technical Book in Hindi entitled, “SwachchMaansUtpadan”. The division is continuously providing technical support to APEDA, BIS, MoFPI, DST, FSSAI, NMPPB and other govt agencies on issues related to livestock products sector. The Division has received many appreciations like ChalVaijayanti, AchalVaijayanti, Certificate of Appreciation for revenue generation, and best exhibition stalls and continuously bagged one of best division awards for last 7years.

This is the official website of ICAR-Indian Veterinary Research Institute (ICAR-IVRI), Izatnagar, an institute under Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Deparment of Agricultural Research & Education (DARE), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Government of India.

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