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About SAIF at ICAR-CIRCOT, Mumbai

Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) of ICAR-CIRCOT is part of Facilities Corner section of Institute Website ( Facilities Corner enables usage of major equipment and facilities available in ICAR-CIRCOT by other institutions and R&D laboratories who cannot procure and maintain sophisticated analytical instruments themselves. The main objective of setting up of Facilities Corner is to provide guidance in acquisition of data using sophisticated instruments.

SAIF, ICAR-CIRCOT houses a variety of major analytical instruments which are operated and maintained by a dedicated and qualified group of Scientists and Engineers. Instrumental methods of analyses form an indispensable aspect of any R & D program. Keeping in view the inability of small educational institution and industries to procure and maintain sophisticated analytical instruments, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), set up Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facilities (SAIF) in different parts of the country.

The main objectives of SAIF facilities are:

  • To provide for guidance acquisition of data using Sophisticated Instruments.
  • To organize workshops on the use and application of various spectroscopic and analytical techniques for students, teachers and personnel from other Laboratories, Universities and Industries. .
  • To provide facilities of sophisticated analytical instruments to scientists and other users from academic institutes, R&D laboratories and industries to enable them to carry out measurements for R&D work.
  • Development of new measurement/analytical techniques: Efforts are made by the SAIF to develop new techniques/ methods of analysis to put the instruments to their full use and offer them to the scientists for exploring new dimensions in research in various areas of science and technology.
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