The first step in Instrumentation Education
in the North Eastern region of the country

The Department started its journey as USIC (A scheme of UGC) in 1978 and has passed through several progressive transformation to reach its present state. With three active wings viz. Academic (M.Sc. and PhD in Instrumentation and Applied Physics), USIC (a scheme initiated by UGC, GoI) and SAIF (A national facility for sophisticated analytical instruments facility by DST, GoI) the department is contributing by producing highly skilled manpower, analytical services to the research community of the country and fabrication services to the academic institutes of the region.
The first step in Instrumentation Education 
</br>in the North Eastern region of the country
  • 20

    Intake capacity for MSc in Instrumentation & Applied Physics
  • 50+

    Research Papers Published in Scopus / Web of Science indexed sources in last 5 years
  • 200+

    Students Graduated till date

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Mission Statement

Create an ambience in which new ideas, research and scholarship flourish, and from which the leaders and innovators of tomorrow emerge

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To be a leading educational hub for Instrumentation that provides an outcome-oriented education to create leaders and innovators, and generates new knowledge for society and industry.

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What makes us different?

Academics & Research

The department offers MSc. Course in Instrumentation & applied Physics and PhD in Instrumentation as per Gauhati University’s PhD regulation. Interdisciplinary research is undertaken by researchers of the department in areas like Agri Instrumentation, Nano Technology, Smart sensor Instrumentation, GPR and MEMS based Instrumentation.

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Outreach Programmes

The department organizes Science Motivation Camp for school students and Training programs for undergraduate students from time to time. Also GU HAM Radio Society, formed recently, intends to create awareness of applicability of HAM Radio among undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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The University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) consists of one Mechanical Workshop having Carpentry Shop, Machine Shop, Welding Shop and Glass Blowing Shop, Electrical and Electronic Repair Shop. In these facilities, practical classes of Workshop Practice of MSc Instrumentation, Workshop Practice of Third Semester BTech/BS of GUIST are conducted.

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Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility (SAIF), established in 1986, is rendering analytical services in the field of X-ray Diffractometry (XRD), X-ray Fluoroscence Spectrometry (XRF), Single Crystal X-ray Diffractometry, Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)

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