CIF (Central Instrumentation Facility)

The Central Instrumentation Facility (CIF) of IISER TVM houses state-of-art instrumentation for advanced characterization of molecular compounds and materials. The facility is also available to users outside IISER TVM. More information, incluidng booking system for external users, available on the CIF website. CIF booking system for internal users can be accessed from here.

Following are some of the major equipments available in CIF

  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR) - Solid State 500MHz
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR) - 500 MHz & 700 MHz
  • Electrospray Ionization - Time Of Flight (ESI-TOF) Mass Spectrometer
  • Liquid Chromatography - High Resolution (LC-HRMS) Mass Spectrometer
  • Matrix Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization - Time Of Flight (MALDI-TOF) Mass Spectrometer
  • Single Crystal X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Powder X-Ray Diffractometer
  • Scanning Electron Microscope with EDS & WDS
  • Scanning Electron Microscope with Electron Beam Lithography and EDS
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)
  • Transmission Electron Microscope - 120 KV
  • Transmission Electron Microscope - 300 KV (HR) with EDS & EELS
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

School of Chemistry

Our school is well-equipped with advanced instruments. The following is a list of the school's primary equipment (minor equipment are not listed).

Central instrumentation lab, Chemistry
  • Liquid Chromatography - High Resolution (LC-HRMS) Mass Spectrometer
  • Gas Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC)
  • Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD)
  • Circularly Polarized Luminescence (CPL)
  • Electronic Circular Dichroism Spectrometer (ECD)
  • Isothermal Titration Calorimetry (ITC)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA)
  • CHNS Analyzer
  • Microwave Reactor
  • Zeta Potential Analyser and Dynamic Light Scattering Measurement
  • Atomic Force Microscope and Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM-AFM)
  • Confocal Microscope
  • Fluorescence Microscope
  • Diode Array Spectrometer
  • Time-Correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC) System
  • Lab RAM HR Raman Spectrometer

School of Biology

Our research laboratories are well equipped for cytology, molecular biology, biochemical and biophysical work. The IISER-TVM campus at Vithura located in the Western Ghats is also ideal for field biology.

The following are the major equipments available in the school:

  • X-ray crystallography facility
  • Imaging facility : with high-end microscopes
  • Fluorescence Activated Cell Sorter (FACS)
  • Tissue culture facilities
  • Ultra Centrifuges
  • Plant growth chambers
  • FPLCs and HPLC
  • Surface Plasmon Resonance
  • Real-time PCRs
  • Biophysical tools (CD, fluorimeter, ITC)
  • Computational facility
  • Ecology Field Station and research plot at Vithura Campus
  • Animal House


School of Physics

Our school is well equipped with advanced instruments, the following are the equipments available in the school

  • Raman Spectrometer
  • FT-IR
  • UV-Vis
  • Fluorimeter
  • Optical Microscope
  • Profilometer
  • Vector Network Analyser
  • Planetary Ball Mill
  • Multichannel Potentiostat
  • Keithley 4200 Parameter Analyzer
  • QTH Measurement System
  • Fully Automated Volumetric Gas Analyzer
  • AFM
  • DC RF Magnetron Sputtering system
  • Thermal Evaporator
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition system
  • Solid State NMR