|Department of Dairy Technology|
Department of Dairy Technology being pioneer in offering degree program in this discipline, aspire to provide quality education and training for development of well skilled manpower in a stimulating and conducive learning atmosphere with intellectual and technological tools necessary to meet the global challenges of the future in the discipline for the benefit of our society and economic uplift of our country” with the motto ‘learn today, do tomorrow'. Highly motivated and professionally skilled faculty fortitudes to keep the pace of growth of department in skyward direction.
This Department was started when the College of Veterinary Sciences was upgraded to University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Lahore. Earlier it was named as dairy section. The dairy section was established in 1954 when a dairy plant was installed from USA. Initially it was working with Livestock Department but was integrated with College of Veterinary Sciences in 1976. After the up gradation of CVS to UVAS dairy section is changed to Department of Animal Products Technology. Department of Animal Product Technology has been restructured into three independent Departments namely, Department of Dairy Technology, Department of Meat Technology and Department of Leather and Fiber Technology.
Degree Programs offered:
There are presently nine faculty members having expertise in different disciplines (Dairy Production, Dairy Technology, Dairy Microbiology and Food Engineering).
Say No to Carbonated Beverages
University of veterinary and Animal Sciences is first University in Pakistan who opted this slogan and taken the initiative to ban the carbonated beverages in its campuses.
Now the students and the staff enjoy the delicious products prepared by Department of Dairy Technology like
These products are produced from fresh milk obtained from University Own farms The milk is absolutely free from chemicals and preservative. The milk is processed hygienically under the supervision of professional team of Department of Dairy Technology.
Dairy Chemistry & Processing Lab
Development of Camel Milk Value Chain by Adopting Modern Supply Chain Mechanism for Enhancing Farmers Profitability in Punjab
Fresh whole camel milk is procured from different camel farmers of Punjab as well as the nomads coming from the other areas of the country. The Directorate of Cholistan L&DD Department is helping in collection of camel milk from these registered camel farmers in their production areas. Redundancies of L&DD with reference to chillers are being used for milk collection. The electronic data base of camel farmers with L&DD department is utilized for milk collection. The fresh whole camel milk is transported in cold chain to Department of Dairy Technology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences Ravi Campus. There it is being pasteurized at 72 C and then packed in chilled state in one liter HDPE bottle packing in chilled state. The department of Dairy Technology, UVAS is responsible for quality processing and packing of camel milk. The said purpose is being achieved after basic analytical and microbiological testing of milk. The results are helpful for awareness of consumers. Compositional profile of camel milk collected from different regions of Punjab are being examined through lab analysis. The processing and packaging of milk is completed by technical persons under the supervision of qualified professionals of UVAS. The finished product is marketed to urban market in Lahore with proper marketing and awareness campaign. The shelf space of established / well known supermarkets and bakeries has been hired for display and sale of camel milk and products. Milk is available for consumers seven days a week. Milk distribution operations is being executed in chiller vans. Branding and marketing of camel milk has been carried out by UVAS. In addition, the awareness workshops, public seminars, robo calls, pamphlets and advertisements has been planned by UVAS and L&DD department jointly. One dairy shop already established outside the UVAS for faculty, students and local consumers is also being utilized for sale of camel milk.
B. S. (HONS.) DAIRY TECHNOLOGY
'Not on paper, but in real life'
This is a novel degree offered by the Department of Dairy Technology under the Faculty of Animal Production and Technology. Department of Dairy Technology is the first of its kind in Pakistan which offers degree programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In this program, we pay emphasis how to impart advance knowledge about milk processing and to train manpower for production, evaluation, marketing of value-added milk products and meeting International standards. This composite degree program equips the competent graduates to cater the professional needs of dairy industry right from dairy farm to end consumer. Because our students learn by doing, they can apply their new ski1ls and knowledge as soon as they move to their place of work. At the same time our training also gives them the flexibility they need to adapt their learning to meet any new challenges they may face in the Dairy Industry.
The degree program in Dairy Technology started with the following aims and objectives:
Persons aspiring to make a career in Dairy Technology should have scientific temper, willingness to work hard, commitment, an enquiring mind and cleanliness.
Our success stems from quality teaching coupled with hands-on approach to training at our milk processing plant which is unique in the country. This means we provide students the opportunity for practical training to learn in real situations - an approach that offers far-reaching benefits. Because our students learn by doing, they can apply their new skills and knowledge as soon as they return to their place of work. At the same time, our training also gives them the flexibility they need to adapt their learning to meet any new challenges they may face.
Jobs in Dairy Sector
Dairy Technology graduates have job opportunities in the fields like Dairy Industries, Food industries, beverage sector, academia, research laboratories and institutes, government organizations and quality assurance programs etc.
Dairy Processing Plant
There was a need for the practical training of the dairy technology students in the area of milk and milk processing. After the establishment of Dairy Technology Department, the biggest achievement of the department was the establishment of a Dairy Processing plant with capacity of 2000 litres/hour. The plant also processes milk for other dairy products like yoghurt, laban, butter, desi ghee, cheese and ice cream. This project was financed by HEC with a cost of Rs. 109.815 millions. In addition to this the dairy plant facility imparts training to students, dairy industries personals and other stakeholders.
The milk processing plant comprise of:
Following products are manufactured at undergraduate laboratory:
Dairy Processing Plant
Dairy Processing Plant
Scheme of Studies B.S. (Hons.) Dairy Technology for Session 2015-16
DISTRIBUTION OF COURSES
1. Dairy and Food Technology
2. Dairy Engineering
3. Supporting Courses
4. Minor Courses
M. Phil & Ph.D (Dairy Technology)
Pakistan is the 4th largest producer of milk in the world and dairy products production continues to improve in the country in the coming years. The dairy industry requires inculcation of scientific culture for development of cost effective innovative technologies, new products and to meet the challenges of global trade and food safety. This program aims to equip dairy professionals in the industry and institutes to undertake quality research in the area of dairy technology. It shall provide a platform for undertaking industrial research and testing of the technologies developed at the research institutes.
The objectives of the program are:
Jobs in Dairy Sector
Dairy industry, now a highly specialized field today involves production, procurement, storage, processing and distribution of dairy products. The main jobs are in the production and processing. Openings for a dairy technologist are available in both the public and private sectors. They can find job in dairy farms, cooperatives, milk product processing and manufacturing industries. Quality control departments also recruit dairy technologists. A large number of dairy technologists also start their own business such as small-scale milk plants, creamery, ice-cream units etc or work as consultants. A consultant, however, needs several years of working experience in dairy processing to be successful. Besides there are opportunities for teaching as well as research and development which is another growing area, crucial for the dairy industry.
Financial administration of a dairy plant, the development of a marketing plan and different kinds of quality management systems (HACCP) also comes under the responsibilities of a dairy technologist.
Scheme of Studies M. Phil. / Ph. D Dairy Technology
Duration for Ph.D
The duration of the course for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, in full residence shall not be less than six semesters and more than ten semesters for whole-time students. In case of University employees admitted as part time students, the duration shall not be less than ten semesters and more than fourteen semesters.
The candidates must have Master's degree (M.Sc. Hons./M.Phil) in Dairy Technology or related field of study with minimum of 1st Division according to annual system or not less than CGPA 3.00/4.00 according to semester system from HEC recognized universities. Candidates will have to clear GRE subject test which will be arranged by University and Qualifying score is 70%.
Duration for M.Phil.
(i). The duration of the course for the Degree of Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in full residence shall not be less than four semesters and more than six semesters for whole time students and not less than six semesters for the University employees admitted as part time students.
16 years of schooling or 4 years education (130 credit hours) after HSSC /F.A /F.Sc/Grade 12 equivalents. Minimum 2nd Division with 50% marks according to annual system or minimum CGPA 2.50/4.00 according to the semester system from a recognized University in related field of study. Candidates will have to clear GAT (General) Test before the last date of submission of applications.