Inter University Instrumentation Centre
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.
• LC-Q-TOF Mass Spectrometry
• Single Crystal XRD