Anu Parthiban|Dec 2, 2021
IIT Delhi’s over Rs 500 cr Central Research Facility now open for researchers from across country
Researchers from across Indian can create a user account at official website of IIT Delhi Central Research Facility, crf.iitd.ac.in, and book an instrument online for their research work.
NEW DELHI: Indian Insitute of Delhi (IIT Delhi) has developed a new platform for researchers across India. With this step, all facilities of IIT Delhi, Central Research Facility (CRF) as well as in the Sonipat campus in Haryana will now be available for researchers, the official notice said.
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Launching the programme, Professor V Ramgopal Rao, Director, IIT Delhi said, “Rs. 500 crores have been either spent or committed by IIT Delhi to establish various high-end facilities at the CRF.”
He further said that IIT Delhi has over 50 different facilities, owned and/or adopted by the CRF, which are already available to the users and that the number is likely to get doubled in the next two years.
The university said that anyone from across Indian can create a user account at crf.iitd.ac.in and book an instrument online for their research work.
“Some of the most modern equipment like Physical Property Measurement System, X-Ray Photoemission Spectrometer, High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Universal Testing Machine, Electron Paramagnetic Resonance etc. are now housed in Sonipat and many more have been planned for the upcoming second building,” said Professor Pankaj Srivastava, Head, Central Research Facility, IIT Delhi.
The official notice said, “Setting up of the SATHI centre, a shared, professionally managed, Science and Technology infrastructure facility by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, has further augmented the capabilities of the CRF by adding a plethora of new facilities that will be beneficial for both academic as well as industrial research.”
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