About SAIF

The Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF) is a National Facility established in STIC by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India in the year 2003.

Objectives of SAIF

The objectives of Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF) at STIC, Kochi are as follows:

(i) To carry out analysis of samples received from the scientists / institutes;
(ii) 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;
(iii) To acquire and develop capability for preventive maintenance and repair of sophisticated instruments;
(iv) To organize short term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and analytical techniques;
(v) To train technicians for maintenance and operation of sophisticated instruments; and
(vi) To undertake design and development of instruments / accessories of existing instruments.