The foundation of the Association was laid on December 23, 2006 when the B.Tech (DT) students of NDRI brought together the Graduate Alumni of the Institute in NDRI Staff Club and proposed the idea of such a platform. Immediately, an adhoc Executive Committee was formed for the purpose. Taking the momentum further the constitution of the Association was finalized and was registered with the Registrar of Societies, Karnal as âNDRI Graduates Associationâ in February 2007.
The 1st Annual Meet of NDRI Graduates Association (NGA) on April 14, 2007 was attended by more than 200 Graduate Alumni. This meet was the first effort to bring the Graduate Alumni back to their alma-mater. It will remain long in memories of all those who attended the Convention where emotions rolled. The joy felt by NDRI Graduates due to overwhelming response cannot be expressed here in words. Many new ideas rolled out in the interest of dairy development.
The graduateâs benevolent financial and moral support to the association to hold such annual meets proved to be a milestone in the long story to be written in times ahead.
The 2nd Annual Meet of NGA on December 8, 2007 witnessed a half day workshop on âChanging Lifestyle â Opportunities for Dairy Sectorâ organized at Hotel Jewelâs, Karnal in which our graduates deliberated. This event marked the celebration of the completion of 50 years of enrollment of our First Batch of graduates (Golden Jubilee Batch). The Association honored and felicitated the graduates who had completed 50 / 25 years of association with our esteemed Institute, i.e. the batches enrolled in 1957 & 1982.The glittering function was attended by six graduates from the first batch and more than 200 NDRI graduates.