The National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, is a premier research institute in dairying dedicated to the cause of dairy development in India. The NDRI, a constituent national institution of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), has also the distinction of being a deemed University for its educational programmes.The NDRI provides R&D inputs to the dairy industry in its programmes for development of the national milch herd, and to achieve greater productivity in processing of milk products leading to social, economic and environmental benefits to the national.

 In close collaboration with various national and international development agencies, the institute has made a valuable contribution towards strengthening of dairy industry in India.

The Bioinformatics Centre at the National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal, was set up in 1989 as one of the Distributed Information Sub-Centres (DISCs) under the Biotechnology Information System (BTIS) programme of the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India. The centre was established with an objective to work as a resource centre and a provide information on Animal Biotechnology in North India. The centre is equipped with state-of-the-art hardware and software. The software available at the centre include BASIS PLUS, LP-88, SYSTAT, MS OFFICE, WORD PERFECT, SMART SUITE, dBASE IV, FOXPRO, HARVARD GRAPHICS, etc.

In nine years of its existence, the centre has emphasized on the development of databanks in the area of its specialization. Important among these are State-wise and All India Milk Production; Per Capita and Per Day Availability of Milk in different States and all India; Bovine Population and Milk Production of the selected milk producing countries; experts in the field of dairying; national collection of cultures and so on.

The services offered by the centre include CD-ROM data retrieval facility, E-mail, training to individuals and groups. The centre has also conducted a number of workshops and training programmes on bioinformatics. The centre will soon have full Internet connectivity through NIC gateway using Ku-Band V-SAT.


Dr. D. K. Jain
Bioinformatics Sub-Centre
National Dairy Research Institute
Karnal - 132 001, Haryana, India.
Phone : 22765, 258844, 20416, Ext. 1014
Fax : 0184-250042
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