The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is providing facilities of sophisticated analytical instruments to researchers through its Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities (SAIF) Programme so that the non-availability of these instruments in their institutes may not come in the way of scientists in pursuing R&D activities requiring such facilities and they are able to keep pace with developments taking place globally.

Objectives of the SAIFs

  • 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;

  • To acquire and develop capability for preventive maintenance and repair of sophisticated instruments.

  • To organize short term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and analytical techniques;