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Central Instrumentation Unit

The Central Instrumentation Unit (CIU) was set up to facilitate access to sophisticated analytical instruments by our researchers. Currently we have High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Gas Chromatograph (GC), GC MS, Continuous flow analyser, CHNS Analyser, Particle Size Analyser, Soil CO2 Exchange System and Flame photometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), FT NIR spectrometer, Leica image analysis system, Universal Testing Machine, Fluorescent and Phase contrast compound and inverted microscopes, Freeze dryers, bioreactors, growth chambers, CIU also offers the facilities to researchers from other organizations on payment.

The analytical charges for the analysis at CIU, KFRI are as per the details given below.

Facility/ Equipment    Rates for sample analysis (Rs.)
Service tax – 15 % extra
Govt. R&D Labs Edu. Institutions Industries
Gas Chromatograph 400/- 200/- 800/-
GC-MS 800/- 400/- 1600/-
CHNS Analyser 450/- 225/- 900/-
Flame Photometer 100/- 50/- 200/-
UV-VIS Spectrophotometer 100/- 50/- 200/-
HPLC 1000/- 500/- 2000/-
(Note # KFRI/P/CIU/2015-16 dated11/05/2015)

The charges has to be paid at the Accounts Section before analysis. External users can pay the amount as Cash or Demand Draft. The DD should be taken in favour of “Registrar, KFRI” payable at Thrissur. Samples along with the filled requisition format and DD should be send to “Scientist-in-Charge, Central Instrumentation Unit, Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi, Thrissur – 680 653, Kerala.

Note: Provide complete contact address including Mail ID and Phone numbers (Landline/mobile) of the contact person (for clarifications regarding samples; if any), while sending the samples. Samples received without proper contact details will not be analyzed.


Contact: Dr. R Jayaraj
Kerala Forest Research Institute
Peechi P.O, Thrissur District, Kerala - 680653, India.
Tel: +91-487-2690147
e-mail: ciu@kfri.res.in