1. Collection
Registered Number 775
Acronym NCDC
Full Name National Collection of Dairy Cultures
Institution National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal (India)
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Rameshwar Singh
Postal Address D. M. Division, National Dairy Research Institute,,KARNAL,Haryana,132001
Country India
Telephone 1 (91) 184-2259008
Telephone 2 (91) 184-2259198
Fax 1 (91) 184-2250042
E-mail 1 rsndri@gmail.com
E-mail 2 registrar.ndri@gmail.com
Homepage http://www.ndri.res.in/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status ICAR
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor N.D.R.I, Karnal (Haryana)
ICAR, New Delhi
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Anil Kumar Srivastava
Curator Assoc. Prof. Rameshwar Singh (Curator)
Assoc. Prof. Raghvenddra Pratap Singh (Technical officer)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Assistants (2)
Attendants (2)
Total (6)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Food science
Applied microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Applied microbiology
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Dairy Microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Dairy Starter Cultures)
Freezer(Bacteria, Dairy Starter Cultures)
Microdrying(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts)
Under Mineral oil(Fungi)
Control of the culture viability
vacuum testing of ampoules
key tests (biochemical and physiological)
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadATCC(U.S..A)
the collection abroadNCIMB(U.K)
the research institution abroadCSIRO(Australia)
the research institution abroadNIRD, Reading(U.K.)
the research institution abroadNZDRI(New Zealand)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 400 150
Fungi 15 5
Yeasts 20 6
Dairy Starter Cultures 25 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Dairy Starter Cultures
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to NDRI Scientist & Students
Exchange with Culture Collections
Exchange with Researchers
Fee for Within India: Rs. 200/- per ampoule
Fee for Outside India: US $ 20/-
Fee for Courier Charges in India: Rs. 100 per order
Fee for Courier Charges Outside India: Against Enquiry
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi, Yeasts, Dairy Starters)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
Use of computers in culture collections
Preservation, propagation and Quality Control of Dairy Starter Cultures
Preparation of Fermented Milks
Consulation about Preservation
Dairy products (Cheese and Fermented Milks)
Dairy Starters
Other Service Freeze-drying of Customer's Cultures
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1998-04-13
Date of Reply 2008-09-19
12. Strains