Gulbarga University, Kalaburagi

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Vidyeye Amrutha

Translates as "Education is Nector"


University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC)


(A Combination of  Rare Facilities for research and development in Science and Technology) 


        This special scheme of UGC i.e., University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) was established in the year 1993 in Gulbarga University. The USIC is a Central Academic Instrumentation facility caters to the needs of all Science Departments and affiliated colleges of the University. The USIC carries out design, fabrication, testing, servicing, calibration of Scientific equipments and analysis of Samples required for research and teaching from various Science Departments/Colleges. The USIC organizes short term courses/ training programs and workshops for the benefit of students and faculty of the University and the affiliated colleges. Also the USIC offers full term Job-oriented course “PG Diploma in Embedded Systems & Applications (PGDESA)”. 

JOB CARD :- Format-1 Format-2

Infrastructure Facilities:

Electronics/Electrical Section: Generator set, Oscilloscope, Multimeters, Pulse generator, Laboratory Signal generators, Power supplies and tools etc.

Workshop: Drilling machine, Lathe, Slotting and  Bending m/c (plate & Pipe), Cutting m/c, Surface grinder, Welding m/c etc.

Glass Blowing Unit: Glass Blower, Cutting, Grinding, Lathe, Graduation m/c, Glass burners, heating furnace and tools etc.

Embedded Laboratory: 8085 Microprocessor kits, 8051 Microcontroller kits, interfacing cards, Project boards, KEIL software, Arm microcontroller kits  etc.

Major Equipments:

 Faculty Profile:

Name Specialization

Dr. Vani R.M
Professor & Head
(M) 9342331758 

Microwave Antennas, Compact Broadband Microstrip antennas and Embedded controllers

Sri. Sudhindra F.

Embedded controllers

Sri. Omprakash J.
Tech. Officer-I

Computer network and Instrumentation.

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer 

Make  :  Thermo Scientific ( U.K)

Model: ICE 3000 Series

Year of Installation : 2008

Technical Specifications:

Thermo electron Make model ICE 3000 double beam optics,

Liquid Nitrogen plant

Make  :  Philips Holland

Model: PLN 107

Year of Installation :1996


Technical Specifications:

Purity Of Nitrogen: 99.5%

Liquid Nitrogen Temperature: -196 deg Celsius

Production of Liquid Nitrogen Per Hour   :  5 Ltrs/hour

Electrical Power Consumption : 25 KV /Hr

Chiller Plant

Make: Voltas Ltd, B’lore.

Capacity : 5TR

Year of Installation :1996

Double beam UV-Visible Spectrophotometer with variable bandwidth

Make  : PG Instruments Limited (England)

Model: T90+

Year of Installation : 2008

Technical Specifications:

Wavelength range

190nm – 900nm

Spectral Bandwidth

5,2,1,0.5,0.2,0.1 (6 steps)



Setting Wavelength

The start and end wavelength can be set by the span of 1 nm. The goto-wavelength operation can be set by the span of 0.1 nm

Wavelength Accuracy

±0.3 nm (with built-in automatic correction)

Wavelength Reproduction

0.1 nm

Wavelength of changing lamp

Set the wavelength of changing lamp within the scope of 322 -392 nm at 1 nm interval

Photometric System

Double beam, dynamic feedback direct ratio recording system

Photometric Accuracy

±0.002 Abs (0 – 0.5 Abs) ±0.004 Abs (0.5 – 1.0 Abs)

±0.3 %T (0 – 100%T)

Photometric reproducibility

±0.001 Abs (0 – 0.5 Abs) ±0.002 Abs (0.5 – 1.0 Abs)

±0.15 %T (0 – 100%T)

Baseline Flatness

±0.001 Abs (scan within 850 –200 nm, with medium speed, at 2nm spectrum bandwidth)


≤0.0004 Abs/h (2hr warm-up .kinetic scan at 500nm with 2nm spectrum bandwidth )

Stereozoom  Microscope with digital Camera 

Make  :  Leica Microsystems Ltd

Model: S8 APO

Year of Installation : 2008


Technical Specifications:

Instrument type

Full apochromatic high-performance stereomicroscope with 8:1 zoom and integrated photo/video tube

Lens system

12 deg convergent Greenough optical system, lead free – apochromatic corrected, parfocal. – use of optimally corrected objective centre


-8:1, apochromatic    -Delrin gearing-patented magnetic assembly system – highly precise single – spindle design-adjustable zoom limits at top and bottom

Zoom Range

10x -80x (with 10x /23 wide – field eyepieces)


-300 Lp/mm (with 10x /23 wide – field eyepieces)  – 600 Lp/mm(with 2x apochromatic objective )

Numerical aperture

0.1 (with 10x /23 wide – field eyepieces) 

Depth of field

70µM (with 10x /23 wide – field eyepieces) 

Object Field Diameter

23 mm (with 10x /23 wide – field eyepieces) 

Maximum Magnification

640x (with apochromatic objective 2x)

Working distance

Standard : 75 mm -with 2x APO objective :25 mm  -With 1.6x APO objective : 37 mm  - With 0.63x APO objective : 101 mm - With 0.32x APO objective:200 mm 


-apochromatic 0.63x, 1.6x, 2x   -achromatic 0.32x

Viewing angle

Ergonomic 38 deg interpupillary distance :55 mm – 75 mm, synchronous


Services are given to all Science Departments on the main campus, PG Centers, affiliated colleges and other institutions:


Post Graduate Diploma in Embedded Systems & applications:
Started from the academic year 2008-2009 under the banner of Applied Electronics. The curriculum is latest which is Semester based CBCS Course and duration is one year 

Course Structure: 
Hardcore: 8051 Microcontroller and Interfacing, C and C++ Programming, Sensors and Applications, Embedded Systems Programming and RTOS, ARM microcontroller and interfacing.

Softcore: Introduction to ARM Microcontroller, Computer systems and peripherals.

Open Elective: Visual Basic Programming.







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