The GC-MS instrument is undergoing maintenance and overhauling. we hope to get the instrument ready soon. sorry for the inconvenience as we are unable to accept any samples.


Due to heavy backlog of samples for ICP measurement we are not in a position to accept fresh samples until further notice.


Due to heavy backlog of samples for TG-DSC measurement we are not in a position to accept fresh samples until further notice.


The Lake Shore model 7410 Vibrating Sample Magnetometer is temporarily out of service due to technical snag and spares replacement. kindly bear with us till the equipment is put back into operation. For further information you may call the VSM lab and know the status of the equipment or check the website.

UV-VIS-NIR Spectrometer

Due to technical problems, we are unable to accept samples for UV-VIS-NIR Analysis until further notice.


Users are requested to take back the remaining /recovered samples within 1 week from the date of receipt of the result; otherwise these samples will be discarded without further notice.

Important Announcement

Please note that in the event the DD amount/payment received is more than the actual analyses charges incurred, it will NOT be possible to refund the excess amount paid. However, the excess amount may be adjusted against future analyses by the same user or another user from the same organization following a written request by Email or hard copy.

Revised Testing Charges

"Testing charges at SAIF, IIT Madras have been revised with immediate effect.
All samples received up to Wednesday 8th May 2013 will be charged at the old rates. Any samples received thereafter will be charged according to the new rates.
Please note that in case you have already sent your DD/cheque based on the previous rates along with the samples, only those many samples that correspond to the DD/cheque amount will be tested unless an additional DD/cheque made out for the difference amount is received."

About SAIF

    The Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF), formerly known as RSIC, was established by Department of Science and Technology (DST). This is the first among the seven RSIC's established subsequently by DST. The purpose of establishing these centres is to provide data collection facility from sophisticated analytical equipments to scientific community for their advanced research with nominal charges. The facility has grown into a major centre for spectral measurements, molecular and crystal structure determination and materials characterization.

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