About Sophisticated Analytical Instrument Facility

SAIF, 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.



SAIF Facilities

S.No. Title Support Documents
1 High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) PDF FileDownload
2 Fourier transform near infrared (FT-NIR) analyzer PDF FileDownload
3 Portable Photosynthesis System (IRGA) PDF FileDownload
4 Microwave Digestion System PDF FileDownload
5 Inductively Couple Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrophotometer (ICP-OES) PDF FileDownload
6 CHN-O rapid Analyser PDF FileDownload
7 UV-VIS Double Beam Spectrophotometer PDF FileDownload
8 Kjeltec Auto analyser PDF FileDownload
9 Root Scanner PDF FileDownload
10 Leaf Area Meter PDF FileDownload
11 High Resolution Fluorescence Microscope PDF FileDownload
12 Biolistic Transformation System PDF FileDownload
13 DNA Analyzer PDF FileDownload
14 Atomic Absorption Spectrometer PDF FileDownload
15 Tissue Lyser PDF FileDownload

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