CSIR-CSIO
Analytical Instrument Facility

How To Use Facility

University/ Colleges:

You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter from the Head/Guide of your College/Institute on original letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is for research purpose. The letter should be addressed to "The Head, AIF, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh".

National Lab:

You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter from your Institute on original letterhead duly signed and sealed for registration stating that the analysis is for research purpose. The letter should be addressed to "The Head, AIF, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh".

Industry:

You can come in-person or send your samples along with a letter for registration. Covering letter should be on your company original letterhead duly signed and sealed and should also consists the following undertaking:

"In any event, the content of report/bill is meant for our information only and we will not use the content of this bill/report for advertisement, evidence or litigation"

If your letter does not contain the above undertaking then your letter and samples for analysis will not be accepted. The letter should be addressed to The Head,AIF, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh.

In your letter mention that CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh will be acknowlwdged in your publications and thesis if the AIF Instrument results are incorporated/used in them.

In all publications of research work, wherein the analytical services of the AIF have been made use of, the AIF shall be duly acknowledged. Kindly send us the publication reference (Journal name/volume number/names of the authors/date of issue of the publication etc) to us

Note: For any further details mail to office.aif@csio.res.in

  • The analytical data/spectra are provided only for research/development purposes. These can not be used as certificates in legal disputes.
  • Service charges are payable at prevailing rates.
  • Samples, letter and payment should be sent in the same cover only. If Samples are received without covering letter/DD, the samples will be sent back to the user without any further intimation/notice. Separate Sample should be sent for different analysis. Samples are not analysed till Payment is received.
  • If you are sending samples for multiple Analysis. Please send seperate samples for each analysis.
  • Please send the samples in quantity as mentioned in the brochure. Samples are not recovered, unless a special request is made.
  • In all correspondence related to analysis our reference/registration number must be mentioned
  • Unstable and explosive compounds are not accepted for analysis.
  • Research fellows and students are advised to send there application and samples through their Supervisor or Head of department.
  • Interpretation of spectra is not undertaken normally. In special cases this service can be provided on payment on extra charges .
  • If you want samples back Please inform to particular lab or mention in your letter. Kindly collect your samples back at the time of collecting your report. Samples which are not collected within a week from the date of report collected/sample analysis will be disposed of immediately without any further notice.
  • We do not provide any accommodation. You have to arrange on your own.
Note: For any further details mail to office.aif@csio.res.in
  • The analytical data/spectra are provided only for research/development purposes. These can not be used as certificates in legal disputes.
  • Service charges are payable at prevailing rates.
  • Samples, letter and payment should be sent in the same cover only. If Samples are received without covering letter/DD, the samples will be sent back to the user without any further intimation/notice. Separate Sample should be sent for different analysis. Samples are not analysed till Payment is received.
  • If you are sending samples for multiple Analysis. Please send seperate samples for each analysis.
  • Please send the samples in quantity as mentioned in the brochure. Samples are not recovered, unless a special request is made.
  • In all correspondence related to analysis our reference/registration number must be mentioned
  • Radio-active material should be clearly mentioned and handed over personally.
  • Unstable and explosive compounds are not accepted for analysis.
  • Services are rendered to only those users who regularly give us feed-back about the and use of the result ,e.g. thesis, patent, process publication etc.
  • Research fellows and students are advised to send there application and samples through their Supervisor or Head of department.
  • Interpretation of spectra is not undertaken normally. In special cases this service can be provided on payment on extra charges.
  • If you want samples back Please inform to particular lab or mention in your letter. Kindly collect your samples back at the time of collecting your report. Samples which are not collected within a week from the date of report collected/sample analysis will be disposed of immediately without any further notice.
  • We do not provide any accommodation. You have to arrange on your own.
Payment:
The payment should be made in advance by a only Demand Draft(DD) in favour of : " The Director, CSIO Chandigarh." The DD along with sample and covering letter should be sent to : "The Head, AIF, CSIR-CSIO, Sector 30C, Chandigarh- 160030"
Results:
After the sample analysis is complete the results are dispatched. Dispatch through Speed-Post may be requested with an additional payment.

Kindly include this note in your requesting letter exactly as it is : "Content of this report is meant for our information only and we will not use the content of this report for advertisement, evidence, litigation or quote as certificate to third party