About USIC

The  University  Science Instrumentation Center  was  established  in  Jawaharlal  Nehru University in  1979 under the scheme of UGC for  providing in-house  facilities  of  Design / development / fabrication  and maintenance  of sophisticated  scientific  instruments and the  training  of  researchers / teachers and technical staff of the University involved in the technical activities. At present the University Science Instrumentation Centre at JNU has the following basic facilities.


The centre is located in the School of Computer and Systems Sciences Building with its workshop in the basement of the building.

The Facilities

The centre has the following facilities Since its inception the USIC in JNU has been catering to the needs of the researchers of in-house design/ Development and fabrication of equipment / instruments and attachments for the research laboratories of the university and  Science Schools in particular. The Center has designed  many equipment and instruments for research in all disciplines Few of such instruments designed / fabricated by USIC are Electrophoresis apparatuses and combs

  • Power supplies
  • Fumigation chambers,
  • laminar flow benches
  • Animal/Plant sample holders
  • Pre-amplifiers,
  • Digital Pico-voltmeter
  • Radiation Chambers (Optical/Laser/x-rays/Gamma rays)
  • Temperature controlled baths and cryostats
  • Gas flow position sensitive radiation detectors
  • Optical bench components
  • Vacuum feed-through manipulators
  • Magnetic Bottle for plasma studies

and many more

  • Mechanical workshop
  • Electronics laboratory
  • Electrical workshop
  • Carpentry workshop
  • and other  workshop facilities