Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University

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Department of Dairy Microbiology


Department of Dairy Microbiology

Quality standards in food have assumed the levels of health standards with the introduction of Sanitary and Phyto Sanitary measures of the WTO.Microbes are a boon as well as the bane of dairy products.These and related issues are actively engaging the attention of the Department.Considerable research has been carried out in the field of microbiology of milk and milk products,starter cultures, development of fermented dairy products, apart from the extension activities in clean milk production,training programmes and consultancy provided to the Commercial dairies and Food Processing industries to achieve high quality standards.Given the importance of microbiology and biotechnology in the modern world,exposure of students to the techniques of microbiology improves their avenues for employment as well as helps them to pursue higher studies.
The Department has been maintaining lactic acid bacteria used for fermented milk product preparation, and these have been preserved by using freeze dryer. Detection of Aflatoxin in dairy products and feed is possible through BioRad imager. Besides this, facilities to carry out microbiological quality of potable water samples are available.

Department of Dairy Microbiology
Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fisheries Sciences University
Bidar, Karnataka


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