Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility

About Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility

Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility, ICAR-VPKAS houses a variety of analytical instruments which are operated and maintained by a dedicated and qualified group of Scientists.

Instrumental methods of analyses form an indispensable aspect of any R & D program.

The main objectives of SAIF facility in ICAR-VPKAS:

  1. To provide for guidance acquisition of data using Sophisticated Instruments.

  2. To provide facilities of sophisticated analytical instruments to scientists and other users from academic institutes, R&D laboratories and industries to enable to carry measurements for R&D work.

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SAIF Facilities

S.No. Title Support Documents
1 High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 814.43KB, Language - English]
2 Fourier transform near infrared (FT-NIR) analyzer View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 810.82KB, Language - English]
3 Portable Photosynthesis System (IRGA) View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 782.78KB, Language - English]
4 Microwave Digestion System View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 107.02KB, Language - English]
5 Inductively Couple Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrophotometer (ICP-OES) View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 135.3KB, Language - English]
6 CHN-O rapid Analyser View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 143.08KB, Language - English]
7 UV-VIS Double Beam Spectrophotometer View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 145.17KB, Language - English]
8 Kjeltec Auto analyser View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 138.97KB, Language - English]
9 Root Scanner View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 875.68KB, Language - English]
10 Leaf Area Meter View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 348.23KB, Language - English]
11 High Resolution Fluorescence Microscope View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 526.69KB, Language - English]
12 Biolistic Transformation System View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 107.83KB, Language - English]
13 DNA Analyzer View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 93.75KB, Language - English]
14 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 122.58KB, Language - English]
15 Tissue Lyser View/Download  PDF File
[Format - PDF, Size - 93.86KB, Language - English]

How to use Facility

  • Registration is absolutely essential for Universities/Colleges and Industries.
  • Scholars and scientists can come in-person or send samples along with a letter from the head/guide in a letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is meant for research purpose.
  • The letter should be addressed to

 The Director

 ICAR-Vivekananda Parvatiya Krishi Anusandhan Sansthan

 Mall Road, Almora-263601, Uttarakhand

 email: director[dot]vpkas[at]icar[dot]gov[dot]in,  vpkas[at]nic[dot]in.

  • In all cases i.e university/college/national lab/industry, the letter to the Director, ICAR-VPKAS should also consists the following undertaking “In any event, the content of the report/bill is meant for our information only and we will not use the content of this report/bill for advertisement, evidence of litigation".


  • In the letter also mention that “you agree to acknowledge SAIF, ICAR-VPKAS, in your publication, thesis if the SAIF instrument results are incorporated/used in them".


All the users are required to submit MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets) for each sample they submit and a certificate stating that the samples submitted are non- toxic / non-hazardous and sample does not require special precaution while handling.

How to Reach Saif

Nearest railway station: Kathgodam, 90 km

Nearest international airport: New Delhi, 385 km

Nearest local airport: Pantnagar: 125 km

Mode of transport from international airport: Train (up to Kathgodam), bus or taxi

Mode of transport from railhead or local airport: Bus or taxi