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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

Real-time Polymerase Chain reaction

Make & Model: Applied Biosystems™ 7500 Real-Time PCR
Location: BM
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Sirsendu Sekhar Ray
In-charge Email Id: sirsendu@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: XX

Principle: It monitors the amplification of a targeted DNA molecule during the PCR (i.e., in real time), not at its end, as in conventional PCR.

Application: A nuclear-derived method for detecting the presence of specific genetic material in any pathogen, including a virus.


Potentiostat galvanostat

Make & Model: Metrohm Autolab, M204
Location: Interfaces and Nanomaterials Lab
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Santanu Paria
In-charge Email Id: sparia@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Pt Wire Counter Electrode, Ag/AgCl reference electrode, 3.0 mm GC electrode

Principle: Electrochemistry

Application: Electrochemical characterization


START D Microwave Digestion System

Make & Model: START D Microwave Digestion System, Milestone
Location: Environmental Engineering Laboratory
Instrument Incharge: Prof.(Ms.) Kakoli Karar(Paul)
In-charge Email Id: kkpaul@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: The Automatic Pressure Control system allows for direct monitoring and control of a reference vessel. It releases only the excess pressure from the vessel.

Principle: Performance capabilities in closed vessel microwave digestion.The TWISTER offers an increased safety of operation, as the operator is not exposed to acid vapors as the vessels are opened.

Application: Sludge, solid, etc digestion


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


Biomedical Instrumentation & Signal processing System

Make & Model: NI
Location: BM 227
Instrument Incharge: Prof. Kunal Pal
In-charge Email Id: palk@nitrkl.ac.in
Instrument Status: Functional

Specification: Smart camera, ECG data acquisition system

Principle: Biomedical Instrumentation

Application: Biomedical Instrumentation



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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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