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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.


The Centralized Instrumentation Facility (CIF), is now located in TIIR building with an objective of providing central facility of latest and advanced techniques for research in various areas of science and technology. There are some laboratories planned under the roof of CIF complex and others are existing in various departments. Each laboratory is under the supervision of a designated faculty member from the Institute. The aim is to house several sophisticated and modern analytical equipment that can offer its users, a wide range of methods for chemical/material analysis/ testing/ characterization. This will enable the researchers to uplift the quality of work utilizing the sophisticated equipment facility, to keep pace with developments taking place globally, publish their research findings in peer reviewed high impact factor journals, create greater extent of intellectual property, higher extent of industrial collaboration and technology transfer, etc. The concerted efforts of all will certainly make this facility to contribute towards the growth of our Institute in particular; also overall upliftment of the society at large.


  • To extend testing and analysis facility to undergraduate, post graduate, doctoral students and faculty members of NITR.
  • To acquire and develop capability for preventive maintenance and repair of the high end instruments.
  • To extend its facilities to other academic institutions, R & D laboratories and industries.
  • To organize short term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and analytical techniques.
  • To train technicians for maintenance and operation of sophisticated instruments.

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