The National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal is India's premier institute of Dairy Research. NDRI, Karnal was established in 1923, in Bangalore as Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairying. In 1936, it was renamed as Imperial Dairy Institue. And then, in 1947, it was renamed to its current name. The institute was accorded the status of Deemed University in 1989.