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Friday, May 14, 2021

Inter University Instrumentation Centre

Hon. Director

Dr.C T Aravindakumar,
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University
Professor, School of Environmental Sciences
Kottayam, Kerala, India – 686 560

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Inter University Instrumentation Centre gear up to serve the research communities in all the Universities in Kerala by initiating advanced level research in various interdisciplinary areas which require state-of-the-art equipment facilities. Scientific research demands advanced and sophisticated instrumental support in order to work out high quality and meaningful work. A major problem associated with advanced research in the field of science, particularly in the state of Kerala, is the lack of sophisticated equipments. This upset the various research activities of most of the science departments in all the universities in Kerala. The advanced equipments available at the national research centres are often not available to researchers from universities. Improvement of the quality of scientific research in our state can be achieved only by providing such equipments in various research centres. On the other hand, most of these equipments are very costly and hence the state universities cannot afford to procure such high cost equipments. Therefore, it will be ideal to share equipments for similar research by researchers working at different places. In this context, teachers and research scholars working in various universities and affiliated colleges may be provided with common centres having both basic and advanced scientific equipments so as to utilize the facilities to their full potential. It is therefore, envisage to act as a common centre for advanced instrumentation at the Mahatma Gandhi University where researchers can initiate high quality research which require advanced instrument facilities in the field of chemistry, physics, biology and environmental science for high quality research work.

The objective of IUIC is cater to the needs of all the Science Departments of the University and to assist the Industries, R&D organizations and Higher Education Centers by providing highly sophisticated testing and calibration facilities, material analysis facility, R&D support, consultancy services and training programs.

Inter University Instrumentation Center is sponsored jointly by Kerala State Government and Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi (through DST– Purse Program). The objective of this centre is to assist Higher Education Centers, R&D organizations and Industries by providing highly sophisticated analytical facilities, R&D support, consultancy services and training programs. Inter University Instrumentation Center provides facilities for Researchers, Students and Industries who require Highly Sophisticated Analytical Instruments for Chemical, Atomic and Spectral Analysis of materials and chemical substances.

Specific objectives of the Centre are,
  • To initiate advanced level research in priority areas which require highly sophisticated scientific equipments.
  • To identify priority research areas in emerging fields and to facilitate collaborative research depending on the availability of various sophisticated equipments.
  • To facilitate collaborative research in interdisciplinary areas.
  • To provide intellectual input for research activities in both universities and affiliating centres on interdisciplinary areas of scientific research
  • To promote technology development utilizing the advanced instrumentation facility.
  • To organize a pool of experts from various scientific disciplines and make them available for research interactions.
  • To provide both basic and modern scientific equipments for researchers from all the universities of Kerala.
  • To act as a common platform for organizing short-term courses and workshops on sophisticated instrumentation.
  • To provide specialized training for scientific and technical personnel for up-keeping, maintenance and essential servicing of instruments in undergraduate and post graduate laboratories

You can also request for an appointment on an instrument and fix the same in consultation with the respective in-charge for your sample analysis.

Sample Submission:

Samples are to be submitted at the time of registration or brought along on the date of your appointment for your sample analysis.

After the sample analysis is complete the results are dispatched. Dispatch through Speed-Post may be requested with an additional payment.

Service List

  • LC-Q-TOF Mass Spectrometry
  • LC-MS
  • HPLC
  • FT-IR
  • Fluorescence Spectrometry
  • UV-Vis. Spectrometry
Will Be Installed Shortly:
  • Single Crystal XRD
  • Electrochemical Workstation with Impedance Spectroscopy System
  • Air pollution monitoring instruments.
  • Confocal Laser Raman Microscope with AFM
  • Fluorescence Spectrometer with Lifetime Detector
  • GC-MS


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