University Scientific and Instruments Center




ABOUT THE CENTER:

It is a multidisciplinary research and educational core facility started in 1976 with the initial support of UGC and is at level III as per UGC recommendation. It has multi-purpose cluster of sophisticated analytical and bioimaging instruments (Table 1) serving the community of UG & PG students, research scholars and faculty of Science Departments of KUD and other academic Institutes/research labs/industries. These instruments cater to the needs of physical, chemical, biological and earth sciences in addition to other fields including nano-science, polymer science, materials science, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical and agricultural sciences. The instruments are maintained by the qualified and dedicated technical sta? (Table 2). Besides o?ering services, production and distribution of liquid nitrogen and Milli-Q water is also done.


PURSE AND SAIF PROGRAMMES:

Recognizing the Karnatak University, Dharwad, as one among fourteen in the country for its performance in research, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, sanctioned PURSE (Rs 9 Crores) Program for augmenting instrumental facilities at USIC to enable the researchers to carryout comprehensive and advanced research in frontier areas. Implementing PURSE in the year 2009 at USIC, ten instruments were procured in two phases, installed and dedicated to researchers. In the second phase of the PURSE Program, the DST had sanctioned Rs. 15 Crores to continue the program and to procure state-of-the- art instrumental facilities and infrastructure.


Further, the DST had sanctioned Rs 5.5 crores in 2014-15 to set up a Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF) Center at the Karnatak University. This was established and procured the sophisticated instruments namely (i) 400 MHz FT-NMR Spectrometer (ii) Powder X-ray Di?ractometer & (iii) Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS (iv)CD Spectrometer and dedicated to researchers. For details contact - Pavan Bennur ( For 400MHz FT-NMR ; 7795979950 ; 111994benz@mail.com), Raju Shivalli (For SEM/SEM-EDS; 8217289503; rajanagouda@mail.com) and Akash Badami (For XRD;8050122306; akashcool388@gmail.com).


NOTE TO USERS :

With the available Technical Sta? and financial resources, our endeavor is to o?er best service to users. Services for USIC facilities for outside KUD users are charged nominally while both KUD & outside KUD users will be charged nominally for SAIF facilities. All the users are directed to contact the office/sta? for details. We o?er neither postal services nor concession in rates to the users.


The academicians, researchers, industrialists and other users are requested to make use of the facilities available at USIC and SAIF Center.

Users are requested to contact the concerned Technical Sta? to ?nd out the status of the instrument and payment.


CITATION IS MANDATORY :

All the users (research scholars, faculty or others) should acknowledge USIC/SAIF including instrument(s) used in their publication(s), dissertation, thesis or any other form.


PAYMENT OF SERVICE / ANALYSIS CHARGES :

(i) For USIC facilities: Account holder : DIRECTOR USIC, SB A/c No. 11605235221, SBI Bank ; Karnatak University Campus, Dharwad. (IFSC code: SBIN0001728)

(ii) For DST-SAIF facilities: Account holder : SAIF KUD USER CHARGES ACCOUNT, SB A/c No. 12062010023433, Canara Bank; Karnatak University Campus, Dharwad. (IFSC code: CNRB0011206).

TABLE-1
ANALYSIS CHARGES



The details with regard to payment for USIC facilities are as follows: Account holder: DIRECTOR USIC, SB A/c No. 11605235221, SBI Bank, Karnatak University Campus, Dharwad. (IFSC code: SBIN0001728)

NOTE : Users are requested to contact the concerned Technical Sta? to ?nd out the status of the instrument and payment (Analysis Charges).

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TECHNICAL/OFFICE STAFF AND THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES
Sl. No. Name & Designation Incharge of Instrument
1 Shri. S. V. MYAGOTI,
Instrument Engineer
e-mail: svmyagoti@gmail.com
Contact No. 9886190990
Liquid Nitrogen Plant;
AAS; X-ray Detector;
Ellipsometer; Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer
2 Smt. C.R.BHARATI,Senior Technical Assistant
e-mail: crbharati@kud.ac.in
Contact No. 9886783458
Fluorescence Spectrophotometer;
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer; Water Purifying System ;
Fluorescence Life Time measurement;
GC-MS, Milli-Q water purification system.
3 Shri. G.D. KUNDARGI, Technician
e-mail: gdkundargi@gmail.com
Contact No. 8197042055
TGA/DTA; DSC ; AFM
4 Shri. HIPPARAGI S.Y, Technical assistant
e-mail : siddaramyh@gmail.com
Contact No : 9845109480
UV-VIS NIR Spectrophotometer;
FT-IR Spectrometer ;
FT-RAMAN Spectrometer ;
Fluorescence Microscope ;
High resolution Optical Microscope.
5 Shri. MAHANTESH B. KOTI,
Asst. Office Superintdent
e-mail : mahantesh.koti3@gmail.com
Contact : 8147908081
Office and Accounts Maintenance

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