Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF)

The Sophisticated Analytical Instruments Facility (SAIF), formerly known as RSIC, was established by Department of Science and Technology (DST). The purpose of establishing these centers is to provide data collection facility from sophisticated analytical equipments to scientific community for their advanced research with nominal charges. The SAIF facility at IIEST Shibpur has started its journey recently on 2016. As a first installment to set up SAIF facility at IIEST Shibpur, three major instruments namely, Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer, NMR, and High Resolution Mass Spectrometer have been approved by DST. The Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer has already been installed at IIESTS and running successfully.

Objectives of the SAIFs;
  • To provide data collection facility to the samples received from different Institutes/Universities/National Labs/Colleges/Industries other than IIESTS.
  • To acquire and develop capability for preventive maintenance and repair of sophisticated instruments
  • To organize short term courses/workshops on the use and application of various instruments and analytical techniques
  • To train technicians for maintenance and operation of sophisticated instruments to undertake design and development of instruments/accessories of existing instruments.

Users of the Facilities:
The facilities provided by the SAIFs 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 programmes/workshops etc. can be obtained from the respective Coordinators of the SAIFs or the websites of the Facilities.
To facilitate the smooth functioning of SAIF, whose activities are going to increase manifold in near future, a Local Advisory Committee constituted for SAIF, IIESTS consisting of following members given below. The committee shall advice the Head (Coordinator) SAIF for smooth functioning of the Facilities and monitoring its daily activities.

Professor Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Coordinator, SAIF & In-Charge, SC-XRD

Professor Binay Krishna Ghorai
Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry
Member, SAIF & In-Charge, NMR

Dr. Samar Jana
Associate Professor & Head, Department of Physics
Member, SAIF

Dr. Papu Biswas
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry
Member, SAIF & In-charge, SC-XRD and HRMS

Dr. Nanda D. Paul
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
Member and In-charge NMR


INSTRUMENTS IN-CHARGE/CONTACT Present Status Requisition Form
FT-NMR Professor Binay Krishna Ghorai
Dr. Nanda D. Paul
HRMS Professor Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay
Dr. Papu Biswas
Single Crystal XRD Professor Shyamal Kumar Chattopadhyay
Dr. Papu Biswas
Charge(s) for the measurement(s) can be paid through NEFT to the Project Account, A/c No. 1532010005180 of Punjab National Bank (PNB), BESUS Branch (IFS Code: PUNB0153220,  Branch Code: 53220). Payment also can be paid directly to the Punjab National Bank (PNB), BESUS Branch filling the BANK CHALLAN
Facility Charges

Academic and Educational Institutions

R&D and National Labs


Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometer

(For data reduction extra charge will be required)

Data  collection* at room temperature

Rs. 1250/-

Rs. 3750/-

Rs. 6250/-

Data  collection* with liquid nitrogen

Rs. 2000/-

Rs. 6000/-

Rs. 10000/-

Data reduction (Additional charge)

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 1500/-

Rs. 2500/-




Rs. 200/-

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 1000/-


Rs. 300/-

(for 30 minutes, extra Rs. 200/- for every 30 minutes thereafter )

Rs. 500/-

(for 30 minutes, extra Rs. 300/- for every 30 minutes thereafter )

Rs. 1000/-

(for 30 minutes, extra Rs. 300/- for every 30 minutes thereafter )



Rs. 500/-

Rs. 1000/-

Rs. 1200/-

* All data collection charges mentioned for first five hours only. Extra Rs. 500/- per hour will be charged thereafter.

** Charges given without Solvent. Solvent Charge Extra.

CDCL3: Rs. 70/-

DMSO-d6: Rs. 100/-

As per Government regulations 18% GST will be levied for services provided.

All communications should be addressed to:
The Coordinator
Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF)
Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
Botanic Garden
Howrah 711103
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