Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University

Devoted to Prosperity of Agriculture and Farmers
Central Instrumentation Laboratory

Central Instrumentation Laboratory is a state-of the art laboratory facility which hosts various sophisticated instruments, set up to cater the need of cutting edge research in many areas of modern science and technology. The instrumentation facility are extensively used by Post Graduate Students, Doctoral Research Scholars, University Research Stations and various colleges of SDAU to conduct advanced Research.The facility provides high quality service, innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies for research. The Central Instrumentation Laboratory is organized into 4 laboratories, each offering a complement of sophisticated instruments and technical expertise to support faculty/student research, and educational outreach in the following categories: Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, Soil Health, Quality and Pesticide Residues Analysis Referral Laboratory.

The accompanying table provides detailed information about the instruments and their uses:
SN Name of the Instrument Uses  
BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
1 Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction Real time amplification and analysis of the nucleic acid samples.
2 Gradient Polymerase Chain Reaction Amplification of nucleic acids at different annealing temperatures.
3 Automated Liquid Handing System Nucleic acid and protein sample preparation; PCR plate preparation.
4 Microplate Reader Quantification of nucleic acids and proteins; Enzyme kinetics.
5 Horizontal Gel Electrophoretic Unit Electrophoretic separation of nucleic acid samples.
6 Vertical Gel Electrophoretic Unit Electrophoretic separation of protein samples and small nucleic acid fragments.
7 Gel Documentation Unit Capture and analysis of gel pictures for nucleic acids and proteins.
8 Culture Room To provide controlled conditions for ideal growth and development of in vitro plant cultures.
Quality Laboratory
9 Near Infra-red spectrophotometer (NIR) Proximate analysis (moisture, protein, fat, crude fiber, ash and more) from cereals, pulses, oilseeds and spices.
10 Soxtherm oil extraction unit Fat determination in food &  feed such as : 1. Milk & dairy products, 2. Oil & oilseeds  3. Cereals & cereal products  
11 Refrectometer 1. Refractive index measurment for the petrochemicals, refined oil products, crude oil, heavy oil, animal fat & oil, spices, perfumes, industrial chemicals, organic solvents, medical supplies, etc. 2. Brix (sugar content or soluble solid %) measurment for the soft drink, fruit juice, coffee, condensed milk, canned syrup, seasonings, jams, sauces, soups, etc.  
Soil Health Laboratory
12 Atomic Absortion spectrophotometer Determionation of micronutrients from soil suspension, acid extract of plant and organic manures.
13 Flamephotometer Determination of sodium & potassium from soil suspension, irrigation water, acid extract of plant and organic manures.
14 Energy Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Non destructive quantitative measurement of elements from sodium to uranium
15 Spectrophotometer To measure the absorbance of sample (P, S & Mo)
16 Kjeldahl Nitrogen Analyser Determination of Nitrogen from solid and liquid sample.