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Centralised Instrumentation Facility

NIT, Rourkela (NITR) – is a premiere institute of higher learning under the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD), GOI and is recognized as Institute of National Importance. Government of India has elevated the Regional Engineering College, Rourkela to a deemed university under the name of National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. NITR strives for creating an environment where hundreds of faculties and their thousands of students are in a teaching learning process and carry out research on subjects for wealth and well being of society.


NITR has created a massive infrastructure for R & D in most branches of engineering and science utilizing various funding sources. At NITR, no matter which agency has provided the funds, the equipment and software are available for use by the entire research community. In order to maximize the utilization of all the high end equipments and their better management, these equipments are brought under one umbrella “Centralized Equipment Facility” vide resolution of 54th Board of Governors meeting in May 2017. [Read more...]


Our Instruments

Remote Sensing and GIS Facility

Make & Model: ArcGIS 10.2
Location: Room No.- MC131
Instrument Incharge: Prof.(Ms.) Sanat Nalini Sahoo
In-charge Email Id: sahoosanat@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: ArcGIS and ERDAS

Principle: Analysis of satellite imagery.

Application: The interpretation of remotely sensed images through remote sensing software like ERDAS IMAGINE may provide valuable information that can be analysed in ArcGIS platform to aid Civil Engineers in different sectors like water resources management, disaster management, urban planning, irrigation management, environmental monitoring and soil studies.


Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer

Make & Model: Bruker, Avance III
Location: Department of Chemistry
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Gokarneswar Sahoo
In-charge Email Id: sahoog@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: 400 MHz Ultrashield Bruker

Principle: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ( NMR spectroscopy) is a research technique that exploits the magnetic properties of certain atomic nuclei and determines the physical and chemical properties of atoms or the molecules involved. The solvated sample is placed in a magnetic field and the NMR signal is produced by excitation of the nuclei sample with radio waves into nuclear magnetic resonance, which is detected with sensitive radio receivers. The intramolecular magnetic field around an atom in a molecule changes the resonance frequency, thus giving access to details of the electronic structure of a molecule and its individual functional groups.

Application: NMR spectroscopy provides detailed information about the structure, dynamics, reaction state, and chemical environment of a molecular system.



Make & Model: New Brunswick BioFlo®/CelliGen®115
Location: MN-348
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Surajit Das
In-charge Email Id: surajit@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Grow virtually any cell type: aerobic and anaerobic microbes yeast insect-plant and mammalian cells. Water-jacketed and heat-blanketed autoclavable glass vessels.

Principle: Fermentation is a metabolic process that produces chemical changes in organic substrates through the action of enzymes. In biochemistry, it is narrowly defined as the extraction of energy from carbohydrates in the absence of oxygen.

Application: Large scale production mass culture of bacteria as and secondary metabolite in laboratory conditions


Nanoparticle size and Zeta Potential analyzer

Make & Model: Malvern, NanoZS90
Location: Interfaces and Nanomaterials Lab
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Santanu Paria
In-charge Email Id: sparia@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: 1-1000 nm

Principle: DLS

Application: Particle size and surface potential



Make & Model: Operon make, FDCF-12003
Location: Tissue Engineering Lab-I (Biomaterial)
Instrument Incharge: Prof.(Ms.) Krishna Pramanik
In-charge Email Id: kpr@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Non-Functional

Specification: ---

Principle: Freeze drying. In order to avoid the liquid phase, it is absolutely essential to lower the partial pressure of water, below the triple point pressure. Transfer of evolved vapor to the condenser at low temperature.

Application: Freeze drying of Biological samples, foods and related products



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Activities of CIF

  • Dr. Smrutisikha Bal is acting as the Institute Representative of I-STEM. Department Representatives have been created for 15 departments.
  • Process of creation of PIC of the equipment Facility coordinator, Equipment technologist/ Operator as well as uploading of equipment info are going on.
  • Details of equipment from concerned departments of NITR were collated as per I-STEM format.
  • CIF has registered detail profile of 309 facilities to I-STEM portal pertaining to 15 Departments, which are now revealing in I-STEM website (https://www.istem.gov.in)
  • The Institutional bank account has been configured successfully with Bill Desk payment gateway by I-STEM. Now, external users may request for equipment booking through online payment using Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI modality.

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