The Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. was established in the year 1960 with a noble intention of ensuring a fair return to the milk producers. It is the district level apex body of milk cooperative societies in Mehsana which aims not only to provide remunerative returns to milk producers but also to serve the interest of consumers by providing quality and safe milk and milk products giving value for their money.

The Mehsana Union in its Golden Jubilee year 2010, decided to establish an unaided Educational & Research Institute under the aegis of Dudhsagar Research and Development Association (DURDA), a trust functioning at Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Ltd. The institute is named in the memory of the Union’s founder chairman late Shri Mansinhbhai P. Patel. The institute is known as Mansinhbhai Institute of Dairy & Food Technology (MIDFT). It is envisaged that MIDFT will open new avenues for the ‘sons of the soil’ to flourish using innovative and state-of-the-art dairy technology in time to come. MIDFT offers B. Tech (Dairy Technology) degree course and is affiliated with the Kamdhenu University of Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar for the award of degree to the students. MIDFT has been principally recognized for the center of PG studies for M.Tech. and in-service Ph.D. courses in Dairy Sciences by Kamdhenu University from 2016-17.  Now, MIDFT is a listed member (No. C-51935) of All India Survey on Higher Education (AISHE), an annual web-based survey conducted by Ministry of Human Resource Development, India.