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 (Table1) serving the community of UG & PG students, research scholars and Faculty of Science Departments of KUD and other academic Institutes/researchlabs/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 Staﬀ (Table2). Besides oﬀering services, production and distribution of liquid nitrogen and Milli‐Q water is also done.
Recognizing the Karnatak University, as one among 14 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 2009 at USIC, 10 instruments were procured in two phases, Installed and dedicated to researchers. In II 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.
Further, the DST, New Delhi 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 Diﬀractometer, (iii)Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS and (iv) CD Spectrometer and dedicated to researchers. Further, a grant of Rs. 67,50,241=00 was sanctioned in 2019-20 and Rs. 58,00,000=00 in 2021-22 for the purchase of CD Spectrometer and Liquid Nitrogen Generator, respectively.
With the available Technical Staﬀ and financial resources, our endeavor is to oﬀer best service to users. Services for USIC and SAIF 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/Staﬀ for details. We oﬀer 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 Staﬀ to ﬁnd out the status of the instrument and payment.
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.
(i) For USIC facilities: Account holder: DIRECTOR USIC, SB A/c No. 11605235221, SBI Bank; Karnatak University Campus, Dharwad. (IFSC: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: CNRB0011206).
Wishing you the best of time at USIC and SAIF.
Prof. J. Seetharamappa, Director, USIC & Head, SAIF,
KARNATAK UNIVERSITY, DHARWAD - 580003.
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 Staff to find out the status of the instrument and payment (Analysis Charges).
|1.||Confocal Work Station with Correlation Spectroscope & High Resolution Imagining||LSM.880||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|2.||Bio Safety Cabinet||BS-2422-A2||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|3.||Contact Angle Meter||DMS-401||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|4.||Electrospinning Unit||Supper-ES-1||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|5.||Vertical Deep Freezer (-20◦C to -40◦C)||Blue Stars DWFL-270||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|6.||Vertical Deep Freezer (-80◦C)||Cryocube F570||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|7.||Particle Sizer & Zeta Potential||SZ-100Z||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|8.||Potentiostat / Glavanostat||CHI660E||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|9.||CO2 Incubator||Cell Xpert C170||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|10.||Real Time PCR System||CFX96||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|11.||Polarized Microscope||Leica DM 2700M||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|12.||Gas Chromatography||Clarus-690||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|13.||High Resolution FTIR Spectrometer with Imaging Facility||Nicolet IN-10||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|14.||Sonicator||Hbio HPS – 750 IINA||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|15.||Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Resolution (TXRF) Spectrometer||S2 Picofox||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|16.||Vibration Sample Magnetometer||EZ 7||DST- PURSE-Phase II|
|17.||PEM Fuel Cell Workstation||FCTS 120||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|18.||HPLC (Quarternary Pump)||Agilent-G1331B||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|19.||HPLC (Isocratic Pump)||Agilent-G1330A||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|20.||Fluorescence Spectrometer||F-7000||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|21.||Fluorescence Microscope||Motic-BA 410||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|22.||Sonicator||Vibro Cell||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|23.||Inverted Microscope||Motic-AE 2000||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|24.||Flow Cytometer||BD Accuri C6i||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|25.||Automatic Digital Polarimeter||ADP-102||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|26.||Imaging System||Herolab||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|27.||Advanced Protein Assay System (Proteomics Analyzer)||Model - OCTET RED 384||UPE-FAR-I Program|
|28.||Molecular Modeling Hardware/Software||(LAB SETUP Acer )||UPE-FAR-I Program|
These instruments are being used by internal users. External users are requested to contact the Coordinator, This facility only for Internal Students and External students may contact the following:
Prof. M. Y. Kariduraganavar, Coordinator, DST-PURSE-Phase-II Program
Contact number- 9448590765
|Sl.No.||NAME & DESIGNATION||INCHARGE OF INSTRUMENT|
|1.||Shri. S.V. MYAGOTI, Instrument Engineer
Contact No. 9886190990
|Liquid Nitrogen Plant; AAS; X-ray Detector; Ellipsometer; Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer|
|2.||Shri. G.D. KUNDARGI, Junior Engineer
|TGA/DTA; DSC; AFM|
|3.||Smt. C.R. BHARATI, Senior Technical Asst.
|Fluorescence Spectrophotometer; UV-VIS Spectrophotometer; Water Purifying System; Fluorescence Life Time measurement; GC-MS, Milli-Q water purification system.|
|4.||Shri. S.Y. HIPPARAGI Technical Asst. e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact No: 9845109480
|UV-VIS NIR Spectrophotometer; FT-IR Spectrometer; FT-RAMAN Spectrometer; Fluorescence Microscope; High resolution Optical Microscope.|
|5||Mr PAVAN BENNUR, Technical Asst.
Contact No: 7795979950
|400 MHZ FT NMR Spectrometer
|6||Mr RAJANAGOUDA SHIVALLI Technical Asst.
Contact No: 8217289503
|SEM with EDS|
|7||Mr AKASH BADAMI Technical Asst.
Contact No: 8050122306
|Powder X-ray diffractometer|
|8||Shri. MAHANTESH B. KOTI,
Asst. Ofﬁce Superintdent
|Ofﬁce and Accounts Maintenance|