An institute set up for rural dairy farmers under a programme set up by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in Palanpur, Gujarat, to impart basic training in cooperative dairy farming to villagers in surrounding districts. Set amidst wheatfields, the institute consists of a hierarchy of courtyards enclosed by stone walls.
The project includes two sets of classrooms with residential rooms for 24 students, dining and other facilities connected with a regular dairy plant.
The buildings are of load-bearing stone, quarried from nearby quarries. Openings are spanned by concrete lintels, and are deeply recessed to provide shade from the hot sun.