Organizational Structure

STIC is registered as a society under the 1955 Act for registration of Literary, Scientific and Charitable Societies with Register No. 264/1995, Trivandrum, Dated 01.04.1995, with the following objectives and powers:



Objectives

  1. Provide the actual users from academic institutions, R&D establishments and industries with advanced instrument facilities for analysis, testing measurement and calibration.
  2. Undertake research and development activities in the field of instrumentation and related areas, which are of relevance to industries in the state.
  3. Design and develop trainer kits, demonstration sets and scientific instruments needed for Engineering/Science Colleges.
  4. Encourage taking up projects, which will motivate younger scientists for undertaking hardware generation in experimental research.
  5. Co-operate new programs in Instrumentation with professionals and academic staff in frontier areas of instrumentation.
  6. Undertake training and services that will make STIC self-sufficient in course of time.
  7. Do all such other things as may be incidental or conductive to the attainments of the above objectives.

Powers

For effectively carrying out these objects, the STIC shall have the following powers:

  1. Liaise with other agencies in the country or abroad in the fields of Instrumentation, Instrument Technology, Computer-controlled Instruments etc.
  2. Co-operate and affiliate, if necessary, with other similar institutions, associations or bodies in India or abroad.
  3. Establish and maintain technical libraries and/or information centres, and to collect and collate information regarding sophisticated instruments, gadgets, control system, etc.
  4. Develop and support centres of documentation, publication service, maintenance and supply of data including patent literature, current status reports etc. in the area of instrumentation, testing, standards etc.
  5. Act as a Nodal Centre for sophisticated instrumentation, co-ordination of user co-operation of such instruments, etc.
  6. Take special steps including that of conducting training programs in instrumentation and testing.
  7. Accept donations, grants, contributions or financial assistance from governmental, quasi-governmental or non- governmental agencies, persons or any other sources with a view to fulfil all or any of the above objects.
  8. Acquire, hold and receive property of any kind including securities and negotiable instruments.
  9. Manage property of any kind belonging to the society and to utilise the income derived there from for maintaining the Centre.
  10. Construct and maintain buildings including the right to alter, improve and equip them suitable.
  11. Establish and maintain workshops and manufacturing units to further the objects of the Centre
  12. Purchase, maintain or sell material or properties of any kind and to utilize the income derived there from for maintaining the Centre
  13. Appoint persons for carrying out the objects of the Centre
  14. Enter into contracts and/or legal actions for and in connection with the declared objects of the Centre
  15. Raise money and funds and invest them in such a manner as may be deemed fit on behalf of the Centre and to utilise the income and derived there from for maintaining the Centre, and
  16. Co-operate with any other body as may be decided by the Governing Body.

Administration

STIC is administered by a Governing Council, an Executive Committee and a Director.

The Governing Council

The Governing Council, with the following 10 members, takes all policy decisions relating to STIC.

1.

Executive Vice-President, KSCSTE

Chairman

2.

Vice-Chancellor, CUSAT

Working Chairman

3.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor, CUSAT

Member

4.

Member Secretary & Director, KSCSTE

Member

5.

A Professor of Instrumentation, CUSAT

Member

6.

One senior Scientist from a Research Laboratory/Organization in Kerala, nominated by the Chairman

Member

7.

One Scientist/Engineer from R&D Labs, outside Kerala nominated by the Chairman

Member

8.

One Senior Technical Officer of STIC, to be nominated by Vice Chancellor, CUSAT

Member

9.

One nominee of Vice-Chancellor from among Heads of the Departments of the CUSAT for 2 years (by rotation):

Member

10

Director, STIC

Member Secretary and Convener

The Governing Council normally meets twice in a year.

The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee takes decisions on all matters that are more of routine in nature. The Executive Committee consists of the following five members.

1.

Vice-Chancellor of CUSAT or his nominee (Chairman)

2.

The nominee of Vice-Chancellor to GC from among Heads of the Departments for 2 years

3.

The nominee of the Executive Vice President of KSCSTE

4.

A Professor of Instrumentation, CUSAT

5.

Director, STIC (Convener & Member Secretary)

  
The Executive Committee normally meets 4 times in a year.

The Director

The Director is vested with the following powers and duties:

  1. Issue notice for all meetings of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee
  2. Keep the minutes of the Governing Council and the Executive Committee
  3. Sign all documents and correspondence for an on behalf of the Centre
  4. Maintain all records of the Centre
  5. Make all disbursements or proper vouchers and to receive all money on \behalf of the Centre
  6. Open and operate Bank Accounts on behalf of the Centre as authorized by the Governing Council or the Executive Committee,
  7. Perform all such acts and duties and exercise all such powers under these regulations and byelaws of the Centre and also those which may be delegated or assigned to him by the Governing Council and the Executive Committee from time to time.
  8. Assign from time to time such functions and duties and delegate such powers as he may deem necessary to the Deputy Director, Administrative Officer, Finance Officer or other Officials whom the General Council/Executive Committee and/or he himself may consider fit for the proper working of the Centre; and
  9. Perform all such acts and duties and exercise all such powers in the interests of the proper working and effective achievement of the objects of the Centre.  However ratification of the same shall be obtained in the subsequent Governing Council/Committee meeting.