OP Jindal University (OPJU) has set up the Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) with the prime objective to support the research and development activities carried out by the faculty, staff, research scholars and students. The sophisticated instruments and advanced facilities in the CIF are a part of various Centre of Excellences established by the University. To promote quality research and innovative solutions, CIF is established with an aim to promote research in the universities, industries and other organizations in and around Chhattisgarh. CIF is housing a wide range of sophisticated analytical and fabrication equipment/techniques for chemical/ mechanical/ metallurgical characterization of a range of materials. CIF is envisaged to nourish collaborative research between OPJU and other academic and Industrial organizations. These facilities will help the faculties, research scholars and students to carry out quality research in fundamental and applied sciences. This subsequently, will help the beneficiaries to publish their research findings in peer reviewed high impact factor journals and also produce high quality dissertations/reports. CIF is responsible to maintain these equipment and ensure a fair utilization among the research community. CIF runs under the purview of Research and Development Cell (RDC) established by the university and also hopes for expansion of the facilities each year and making it a core research facility for the benefit of industries, academic institutes and other organizations in this central part of the nation. A nominal charge is posed on sample testing and analysis and utilization of the facility for research purpose. CIF is expected to self-sustain by revenue generation for the upkeep and maintenance of the facilities.
CIF working hours :
CIF will be open for testing and analysis on all working days (from 9:15 AM to 06:30 PM). During the Specified holidays of the university the facility will remain close for testing and also for any visits. In any month, Fourth and Fifth Saturdays will be reserved for maintenance of systems, meetings and events (workshops/certificate programmes etc.). The timing for sample submission to CIF during the morning hours will be 9:15 AM to 11:00 AM and the timing for collection of samples will be 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM. CIF has all rights to change the timings as per the instructions of higher authorities.