University Science Instrumentation Center
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities (SAIF)
University Science Instrumentation Center(USIC)
About SAIF
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) is providing facilities of sophisticated analytical instruments to researchers through its Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facilities (SAIF) Programme. SAIF at Shivaji University is established to provide analytical facility to scientific community using different sophisticated analytical equipment.The establishment of the centre at Shivaji University was sponsored by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India. This facility is open for internal as well as external researchers from academia, research laboratories and industries.The facility actively caters to the research needs of the scientists throughout country.
• Carry out analysis of samples received from academic and research institutions, industries, and other organizations.
• Provide instrumental facilities for scientists in the region to carry out measurements for research.
• Train technicians for operation and maintenance of sophisticated instruments.
• Organize short-term courses/workshops on the application of various spectroscopic and analytical techniques for students, teachers and personnel from industries.
• Carry out suitable sponsored research projects
Facilities sanctioned under SAIF
1. 200KeV TEM (status- Installation is in Progress)
2. GCMS-MS (Shimadzu) 
3. ICP-OES (Agilent)- with microwave digestive system (AntonPar)
4. Particle size analyzer with zeta potential (Malvern)
Rates of data collection
Sr Instrument Rates in Rs
1 ICP-OES 500 1200 2500
2 Microwave digester  200 300 500
3 GCMS-MS 750 750 1500 3500
4 Particle size analyzer 150 300 800
  zeta potential 300 600 1200
5 TEM 1000 4000 8000
  Sample preparation  250 500 1000
The day-to-day functioning of the SAIF is overseen by the Coordinator, SAIF, who is a faculty member of the Institute. The Facilities Management Committee (FMC) oversees and guides the activities of the SAIF. The FMC also examines the deployment of staff and equipment from time to time with a view to enhance productivity and efficiency, and to avoid duplication. It approves and forwards progress report of SAIF to DST. It also approves induction of equipment from other sources that are to be operated under the control of SAIF.
Facility Management Committee
1.    The Vice-Chancellor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur- SUK (Chairman)
2.    Prof.Indradev Samajdar, IIT, Mumbai (Member)
3.    Prof. S.B. Ogale, IISER, Pune (Member)
4.    Prof. D.D. Dhawale, University of Pune, Pune (Member)
5.    Shri. S.S. Kohli (DST representative)
6.    Prof. R. G. Sonkawade, Coordinator, SAIF, SUK (Member- Secretary)
Contact Information
Prof. R. G. Sonkawade
Coordinator, SAIF
Shivaji University, Kolhapur - 416 004.
Phone: 0231-2609171
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