Central Instrument Facility – (CIF)

Welcome to– CIF DHSK College :

Central Instrument Facility (CIF), DHSK College, Dibrugarh is established in the month of March, 2021.The Department  of North East Council(NEC), Shillong has provided facilities of sophisticated analytical instruments to researchers through its Central Instrumentation Facility(CIF) Scheme so that the non-availability of these instruments in their institutes may not come in the way of scientists in pursuing R&D activities requiring such facilities and they are able to keep pace with developments taking place globally. It has been created with an objective of providing a central facility of latest and advanced Analytical Instruments for research in the application areas of physical, chemical, biological, allied and interdisciplinary applications in research to all those are deprived of such facilities including academic research institutes, private companies /Industries.

About DHSK College:

Dibrugarh Hanumanbax Surajmall Kanoi College is a government college located in Dibrugarh, Assam, India. It was established on 15 June 1945 in Dibrugarh, Assam. The College is affiliated with Dibrugarh University; its Higher Secondary Course is recognised by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council. The main aim of the establishment of the college is to pay special attention to the improvement of the social and economic conditions and welfare of the people of the upper Assam and its nearby areas, and in particular their intellectual, academic and cultural advancement.

Objectives of the CIFs:

  • to carry out analysis of samples received from the scientists/institutes;
  • 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;
  • to acquire and develop capability for under graduate, Post graduate students, Research Scholars and faculties of different disciplines. 
  • to organize short term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and analytical techniques;
  • to train technicians for maintenance and operation preventive maintenance and repair of sophisticated instruments.
  • to undertake design and development of instruments/accessories of existing instruments.

Users of the Facilities:

  • The facilities provided by the CIFs may be utilized by any user/organization on payment of nominal charges. The details about the procedure for using the facilities and the charges for sample analysis, information about short term courses/training programs/workshops etc. can be obtained from the respective Heads of the CIFs or the website of the College.Contact details:Dr. Alakananda Baruah (M-8486263738, [email protected])Dr. Jyoti Prasad Phukan (M-9435130495, [email protected])

List of instruments :

Sl noInstrumentMake and modelApplication
1Laboratory bright field microscopeMake: Olympus

Model: CX43 with camera

To view fixed and live specimens, that have been stained with basic stains which gives a contrast between the image and the image background.
2pH meterMake: ESICO International

Model: Deluxe 101

To determine pH of different samples
3Laminar Air flowMake: SPIRE

Model: SAII-LAF-V-011

Provides sterile environment for conduction of  microbial research
4Hot air ovenMake: EQUITRON

Model: #7047DT-043

Provides dry heat for sterilization
5Magnetic stirrer cum hot plateMake: VELP, ITALY

Model: Arex Digital

Mixing of solution at particular temperature
6Refrigerated CentrifugeMake: REMI

Model: C24 Plus

Isolates  macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, proteins, or lipids
7Circulating water bathMake: EQUITRON

Model: #8506

Incubates samples in water at a constant temperature over a long period of time.
8Incubator shakerMake: REMI

Model: CIS 24 Plus

Promotes microbial growth
9UV-Visible Spectrophotometer Make:  El

Model: 2371

UV-visible Spectrophotometer is used for Qualitative and quantitative studies of various chemical species, their molecular structure and reaction kinetics.
10Rotary EvaporatorMake: ADITYA SCIENTIFIC

Model: 20121033

Concentration of non-volatile components in a mixture & extraction of volatile aroma and flavour molecules from mixtures gently and at low temperatures
11FT-IR spectrometerMake: BRUKER

Model: Alpha II

Use in the identification and structural analysis of organic compounds, natural products, polymers, etc. and identification of functional group in a given organic compound
12Gradient PCRMake: HI MEDIA

Model: WEE32

Determines optimal annealing temperature.
13RT-polymerase chain reaction systemMake: HI MEDIA

Model: LA1024 instQ48TM

Qualitatively measures

the amplification of DNA/RNA using

fluorescent dyes.

14DNA sequencerMake: ILLUMINA

Model: iSeq100

Determines nucleotide sequence of DNA
15C-H-N-S AnalyserMake: ELEMENTER

Model: Unicube

Determines the elemental concentrations of carbon,

hydrogen, nitrogen, Sulphur in a given sample.

16HPLC SystemMake: TOPLAB 

Model: TL-3000LC

Determines resolution, identification and quantification of a compound. It also aids in chemical separation and purification.
17Water Purification SystemMake: ADRONA

Model: EX-1101

Provides Deionised and ultrapure water
18Measuring BalanceMake: TRIDENT 

Model:TG-303

Ensures precise measurements
19Laboratory autoclaveMake: EQUITRON

Model: #7421PAD

Sterilizes glassware’s and chemicals
20Deep freezerMake: REMI

Model: RQV 200 Plus

Preserves materials at low temperature
21Acid Resistant Fume HoodMake: SPIRE

Model: SAII-FH-011

Provides protection against toxic fumes, vapours and dust.
22Microbial Identification SystemMake: BIOLOG

Model: Gen III Microblog-M

Rapidly and accurately identifies aerobic and anaerobic bacteria
23Turbidity MeterMake: El

Model: 331

Measures an optical property of liquids caused by particles and colloids in a liquid.

Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF), DHSK College, Dibrugarh

Guidelines: Following are the guidelines to be followed by the intending users.

Elligibility:

Internal Users:

Internal user (DHSK College user) can download Job order forms from CIF web page for any facility. Details regarding experimental requirements should be given in the requisition form. During experiments the user’s presence is compulsory, prior appointment for analysis/studying samples should be sought.

External Users:

University/College/others:

Users may visit in-person or send their samples along with a requisition form duly signed by the Head of Institute/Guide addressing to the In-charge, CIF, DHSK College, Dibrugarh. As per the guidelines, users must agree to acknowledge CIF, DHSK College, in his/her publications and thesis if the CIF Instrument generated results are incorporated/used in them. Immediately after publication, we request the users to send us the publications reference (Journal name/volume number/name of authors/date of issue of the publication ete) to CIF. A list of publications resulting from use of CIF, DHSK College, Dibrugarh will be presented in the CIF webpage.

Important notes 

  • The analytical data/spectra are provided only for research/development purpose. These cannot be used as certificates in legal disputes.
  • Please send the samples in good quantity. Samples are not recovered, unless a special request is made. For this extra charge has to be made.
  • Unstable/ Radioactive/Toxic and explosive compounds are not accepted for analysis.
  • Services are rendered to only those users who regularly give us feed-back about the use of the result, e.g. thesis, patent, publications etc.
  • Interpretation of the spectra/results is not undertaken normally
  • Samples which are not collected back within one month will be disposed of immediately without any further notification.
  • Once the sample analysis is completed, the results will be dispatched by E-mail.
  • Please ensure the status of the equipment (operational/out-of-order) before depositing money for sample analysis by contacting the in-charge over phone.
  • Once the operational status of the equipment is confirmed, deposit the money to SBI A/C  No. 31919093051 of SBI, Gabharupathar Branch, IFSC: SBIN00089089 as per charges/rates for analysis provided on the webpage. 
  • User need to transfer money to SBI A/C No. 31919093051 of SBI, Gabharupathar Branch IFSC:SBIN00089089, DHSK College, Dibrugarh by e-banking only. Payment through cash/draft is not acceptable.
  • As per Government regulations a 18% GST will be levied for services provided.
  • Send the sample, money transfer copy and requisition form (complete filled with relevant information) to “The In-charge, CIF, DHSK College, Dibrugarh-786001, Assam”.

Analytical Service Charges for CIF, DHSK College, Dibrugarh

(w.e.f: 01/08/2021)

Instrument NameCharge BasisCharge for External UserCharge for Internal User
UV-Visible SpectrophotometerPer sampleRs. 200/-Rs. 50/- or 

solvent to be supplied

FT-IR spectrometerPer sampleRs. 300/-Rs. 50/- or 

KBr to be supplied

C-H-N-S AnalyserPer elementRs. 200/-Rs. 20/- or 

tin foil to be supplied

HPLC SystemPer sampleRs. 500/-Rs. 50/- or 

solvent to be supplied

Fume Hood for acid digestionPer hourRs. 300/-Free
Rotary EvaporatorPer hourRs. 200/-Free
Laminar Air flowPer hourRs. 200/-Free
Hot air ovenPer dayRs. 500/-Free
Magnetic stirrer cum hot platePer dayRs. 500/-Free
Laboratory bright field microscopePer hourRs. 500/-Free
Incubator shakerPer hourRs. 200/-Free
Laboratory autoclavePer hourRs. 300/-Free
Gradient PCRPer cycleRs. 600/- per complete cycleRs. 50/-
RT-polymerase chain reaction systemPer useRs. 2000/- per useRs. 200/- per use
DNA sequencerPer sampleRs. 1000/-Rs. 50/-
Microbial Identification SystemPer hourRs. 1000/-Free
pH meterPer sampleRs. 50/-Free
Turbidity MeterPer sampleRs. 50/-Free
Refrigerated CentrifugePer sampleRs. 50/-Free
Circulating water bathPer experimentRs. 100/-Free
Deep freezerPer monthRs. 2000/- per monthFree

Analytical Service Charges for CIF, DHSK College, Dibrugarh

Instrument NameCharge BasisCharge for External UserCharge for Internal User
UV-Visible SpectrophotometerPer sampleRs. 200/-Rs. 50/- or 

solvent to be supplied

FT-IR spectrometerPer sampleRs. 300/-Rs. 50/- or 

KBr to be supplied

C-H-N-S AnalyserPer elementRs. 200/-Rs. 20/- or 

tin foil to be supplied

HPLC SystemPer sampleRs. 500/-Rs. 50/- or 

solvent to be supplied

Fume Hood for acid digestionPer hourRs. 300/-Free
Rotary EvaporatorPer hourRs. 200/-Free
Laminar Air flowPer hourRs. 200/-Free
Hot air ovenPer dayRs. 500/-Free
Magnetic stirrer cum hot platePer dayRs. 500/-Free
Laboratory bright field microscopePer hourRs. 500/-Free
Incubator shakerPer hourRs. 200/-Free
Laboratory autoclavePer hourRs. 300/-Free
Gradient PCRPer cycleRs. 600/- per complete cycleRs. 50/-
RT-polymerase chain reaction systemPer useRs. 2000/- per useRs. 200/- per use
DNA sequencerPer sampleRs. 1000/-Rs. 50/-
Microbial Identification SystemPer hourRs. 1000/-Free
pH meterPer sampleRs. 50/-Free
Turbidity MeterPer sampleRs. 50/-Free
Refrigerated CentrifugePer sampleRs. 50/-Free
Circulating water bathPer experimentRs. 100/-Free
Deep freezerPer monthRs. 2000/- per monthFree
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