About the Department
The Department of Instrumentation, originally the University Science Instrumentation Centre (USIC) has its origin in 1978 as a service department with the support of the UGC. It has been extending instrumentation support to science and technology departments of the university. The centre was elevated to a level lll USIC by UGC in 1990 and thereafter the centre became a full – fledged Academic department. The department started a post graduate diploma course in Instrumentation in 1994. In 1995 the university re organized USIC into a full-fledged Research & Teaching Department with USIC contained in it and the department came into existence in its present form.
A six-semester post B.Sc. B.Tech. course in Instrumentation was started in the department in 1996. Later this course was converted into 8 semester B.Tech. course in Instrumentation Technology in 1999 with an intake of twenty-eight students. In 2011 four semester M.Sc. (Instrumentation) course was started with an intake of fifteen students. The department has a very active research programme in the areas of Instrumentation and Applied physics. A number of research projects funded by DST, DAE, UGC, AICTE, KSCSTE, etc. were implemented in the department. A large number of research papers pertaining to instrumentation and allied areas were published during the last two decades. Department of Instrumentation has been the venue for a number of national symposia. A new M.Tech. Programme in Instrumentation Technology was started in the Department in 2017 with an intake of eighteen students.