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.
The centre is located in the School of Computer and Systems Sciences Building with its workshop in the basement of the building.
Design and Development Facility
The centre is having well equipped workshop with 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
laminar flow benches
Animal/Plant sample holders
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.
USIC also conducts
- Mechanical workshop
- Electronics laboratory
- Electrical workshop
- Carpentry workshop
- and other general tools and workshop facilities
Apart from the scientific jobs as per its mission the USIC has been accepting the challenging tasks which are not executed by common bodies with in the university.