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Central Research Facility with scope of work To create advanced research facility for more emphasis on Industry-academia interaction and meet community needs for technology driven solutions. These state-of-the-art analytical and high-end instruments are housed at a single location manned by qualified & skilled personnel to provide scientific and technical services for supporting research carried out by UG, PG, PhD and project students and also for consultancy works. Such a facility represents a key commitment for preserving and raising the efficiency of research to top international standards. It strengthens the research-relevant infrastructure of basic science and technology. In this connection, the independent building, New Teaching Block (NTB) is planned to house the most modern equipments as a facility to the users of the ever-expanding number of UG, PG students & researchers with various needs coming from different fields.

CRF Mission
  • To create state of the art research facilities for promotion of interdisciplinary research in areas of materials science and technology.         
  • To make the facilities accessible to all internal, external and industry users for research and development.            
  • To promote active collaboration with institutes, universities, research laboratories and industries.
  • To provide a platform for carrying out sophisticated experiments in the area of materials science and engineering.
CRF Vision

The Central Research Facility envisions providing state of the art materials characterization systems for all students at MANIT Bhopal and other academic and industry users to carry out their research activities. It further envisions the creation and maintenance of appropriate ambiance entailing drives in research for the development of appropriate materials technology. The equipments housed in the CRF are used for various types of characterization including study of structure and chemical composition of materials at different length scales (sub-nanometre to millimetre), phase transitions, as well as evaluation of mechanical, electrical and optical properties.

Faculty Members
Dr MM Mallik

Prof. M.M. Malik
Coordinator, CRF & Professor
 Department of Physics
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Dr. Gajendra Dixit

Dr. S. Suresh 
Convenor & Faculty In-charge, CRF
Assistant Professor Department of Chemical Engineering
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  • Prof. Rajesh Purohit, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Dr. Fozia Z Haque, Associate Professor, Physics Department
  • Dr. Raman Nateriya, Assistant Professor (Grade-I), Mechanical Engineering Department
  • Dr. Vijay Kumar Bulasara, Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Department
  • Dr. Amit Ojha, Assistant Professor (Grade-I), Electrical Engineering Department
  • Dr. C. Sasi Kumar, Assistant Professor (Grade-I), Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department
  • Dr. Khushali M. Pandey, Assistant Professor (Grade-I), Biological Science and Engineering
  • Dr. Bharat K. Modhera, Assistant Professor (Grade-I), Chemical Engineering Department
  • Dr. Dharmendra Pandey, Assistant Professor (Grade-I), Chemical Engineering Department
  • Dr. Dharmendar Sharma, Assistant Professor (Grade-II), Chemistry Department
  • Dr. Piyush Kumar Patel, Assistant Professor (Grade-II), Physics Department
  • Dr. Jyoti Rani, Assistant Professor (Grade-II), Physics Department
  • Dr. Rupak Kishore, Assistant Professor (Grade-II), Chemical Engineering Department
  • Dr. Ram Kishore, Assistant Professor (Grade-II), Metallurgical and Material Engineering Department


  • Mr. Prashast Manglik, Technical Officer
  • Mr. Harish Vaidya, Assistant Registrar (Store & Purchase)

  • Mr. Rakesh Singh (Storekeeper)


Confocal Raman Microscope



Raman spectroscopy is an analytical technique where scattered light is used to measure the vibrational energy modes of a sample. It is named after the Indian physicist Dr. C.V. Raman who, together with his research partner K.S Krishnan, was the first to observe Raman scattering in 1928. Raman spectroscopy can provide both chemical and structural information, as well as the identification of substances through their characteristic Raman ‘fingerprint’. Raman spectroscopy extracts this information through the detection of Raman scattering from the sample.

Confocal Raman Microscopy: Confocal Raman Microscopy combines the spectral information from Raman spectroscopy with the spatial filtering of a confocal optical microscope for high resolution chemical imaging of samples. The spectral Raman information is sensitive to the vibrational modes of the sample and provides extensive chemical, physical and structural insight, while the confocal optics of the microscope enables the analysis volume within the sample to be spatially filtered with high resolution in both the lateral (XY) and axial (Z) axes. The synergy between the spectral information enables the chemical analysis of individual particles, discrete sample features or layers down to less than 1um in size.

Model Name – CTR 300-S/C-x

Make: TechnoS Instruments, Jaipur India.

The Confocal Raman Microscope consists of two lasers i.e. 532nm and 785nm for Raman characterization. Other items to the above are aberration corrected Czerny-Turner single spectrograph, 3 gratings for CTR 300. Window based computer with a data collection and processing software. Entrance slit: 10 μm - 3.0 mm, RS232C/USB, optical fibre of 2m. Spectra repeatability <0.1cm-1, Spectra Scan linearity <0.5cm-1. Spectrum Range: 200 – 2100 nm, Raman Shift: 50 – 5000cm-1.

    Optical Microscope ST-/LV/Ti (INV)


Confocal Raman optical microscope with < l/2 spatial resolution (<500nm standard using x100) objective lens, Raman probe with Raman Filter set, halogen light (ref/trans), Objective lens : x5, x10, x20, x50, x100 (Oil immersed) & CCD colour video camera variable spot size up to 300 μm (WAC).

Imaging Spectrograph

                                               Focal Length   Spectral Resolution      Gratings    Raman Range

CTR 300-S/C-x   F/4.1               300                <0.4 cm-1/pixel                     3           50-5000 cm-1


Characterization charges of Confocal Raman Microscope at CRF


Confocal Raman Spectrometer

Testing Name


Other Educational Institutes


Govt. R&D Institution /Labs








Confocal Raman Spectrometer(only spectra)

Rs. 100/- Per Sample


Rs. 200/- Per Sample

Rs. 400/- Per Sample

Rs. 800/- Per Sample

Rs. 1000/- Per Sample

Confocal Raman Spectrometer (Spectra, PL & Mapping)

Rs. 300/- Per Sample


Rs. 600/- Per Sample


Rs. 2000/- Per Sample

Rs. 5000/- Per Sample

Rs. 8000/- Per Sample


Contact Person: Mr. Prashast Manglik

                            Technical Officer, CRF

                            Email Id:     

                            Office Tel: +91- 755-4051006


Some of the upcoming state of the art facilities at CRF

  1.  Field Emission Electron Microscope (FESEM).
  2. Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy with Solar simulator (EIS with Solar Simulator).
  3.  Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA).
  4.  Induced Couple Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS).
  5.  Gas Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (GCMS/MS).
  6.  Brunauer - Emmett- Teller (BET) Surface Area Analyzer

(Goods and Service Tax 18 % w.e.f. 1st July 2017) 

 No Postal Charges for any analysis.

  1. Dispatch address will be same as address on letter head.
  2. GST is applicable to all the users and is calculated as per current rate 18% (w.e.f. from 1st July 2017).
  3. All the samples should accompany the payment, in order to be considered for booking and analysis. All the payments should be in favour of "ICSC, MANIT Bhopal". In case of electronic transfer details must be submitted to the account section for verification.
  4. The payment should be rounded off the nearest figure (integer value). 
    Example: If total charges (including tax etc) comes out to be Rs.169.67/- (i.e. greater than or equal to 50 paisa) then the amount should be rounded off to Rs.170/- but if the total charges (including tax etc) comes out to be Rs.169.47/-(i.e. less than 50 paisa) then the amount should be rounded off to Rs.169/-
  5. Requesting letter exactly as it is: "Content of this report/bill 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". The technical report is conforming to the sample provided by the party, and this report is not submitted for any court of law.
  6. Results will be available either in softcopy sent through e-mail or hardcopy needs to be collected from CRF office. Results will not be sent through post.
  7. 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 inflammable and that the sample does not require special precaution while handling. Email sent to Coordinator/Members/Others will not be entertained.


Booking System-The Process 

  • Please click here for confirmation of charges before making payment. 
  • Any wrong information quoted may lead to cancellation of your booking. 
  • Please submit payment receipt, samples, equipment requisition form & the covering letter on organisation’s letter head.
  • The Equipment Requisition form for samples analysis duly forwarded by the concerned Supervisor & HoD, with details of NEFT/RTGS/UPI transfer and GST number of the concerned Institute, may kindly be sent at the address given below along with the e-mail and mobile number in the application. The equipment requisition form can be downloaded from the website of the institute.
  • Kindly do not dispatch the samples without prior discussion with the facility in-charge and contact the facility in-charge before sending the samples for measurement.
  • Mode of the payment:

The payment should be made in advance as under: The mode of the payment is strictly by online transfer through NEFT/RTGS/UPI. Demand draft is no longer accepted. The details of the account are as under:

Name of the Account holder      :       MANIT, ICSC Bhopal

Name of the Bank                       :        SBI, MANIT Campus Bhopal

Account No                                  :        10020150016

IFSC Code                                   :        SBIN0001608

MICR Code                                 :        462002014

GST Number                               :        23AAATD5152E1Z9

Postal Address: The Coordinator,

Central Research Facility (TA-115) NTB,

Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology - 462003

On the top of the envelope, also mention "Samples for _______characterization.”