Research Facilities

Research Activity

The Institute of Research & Development; as the name suggests, is dedicated to the discovery; development; and application of forensic science in a wide range of academic and professional areas; to create an excellent quality of research work.  More than 200 publications, including research articles, reviews, patents, monographs, book-chapters of national and international repute during the last 6 year span reveal its dedication towards a research center of excellence. This high-quality, high-performance research environment, combined with a uniquely bottom-up approach to scientific innovation, has enabled the Institute to foster an environment in which researchers are able to thrive.


Research Thrust Areas




Instrument Facilities

  • Atomic Force Microscope
  • Supercritical Fluid Chromatography and Extraction (SFC-SFE)
  • Isocratic and Gradient HPLC
  • HPLC with Chiral Detector
  • FT-IR
  • FT-IR with ATR
  • FT-IR with Image Microscope
  • Raman Spectrophotometer
  • Particle Size and Zeta potential Analyzer
  • Molecular Weight and Particle Size analyzer
  • Automatic Dissolution Apparatus (USP-36)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimeter
  • UV-VIS-NIR Spectrophotometer
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Langendorff apparatus with NIBP system
  • Data Acquisition system
  • Electroconvulsometer
  • Plethysmometer
  • Gel electrophoresis
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Spectrofluorimeter
  • High Speed Homogenizer
  • Bacteriological Incubator
  • Laminar Airflow Cabinet
  • Lyophillizer
  • Probe Sonicators
  • Digital Compression Testing Machine (3000 kN)
  • Universal Testing Machine (600 kN)
  • High Speed Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Ultra Sonic Pulse Velocity Meter
  • Rebound Hammer
  • Rebar Locator


 Research Projects and Grants

Sr. No.


Funding agency

Principal Investigator

Fund Amounts



DST FIST level 1 research grant


Institutional Grant

 69 Lakhs


Development of Nano Techniques and Technology for Finger Print detection and Identification and detection of Toxic Material at Nanogram levels in Biological Matrices

Ministry of Home affairs, Government of India

Prof. Y K Agrawal

25 Lakhs


Development of nanotechnology based formulations of poorly bioavailable nutraceuticals and their characterization

GUJCOST, Gandhinagar

Prof. Y K Agrawal

4.7 Lakhs


Novel therapeutic strategies to treat neonatal seizures


Dr. A Dhir

82 Lakhs


Intrapulmonary Allopregnanolone (a neurosteroid) in acute treatment of seizures


Dr. A Dhir

17 Lakhs


Novel functional polymer stabilized mono and multimetallic nanocatalytsts for demanding chemical transformations


Dr. P Maity

20.5 Lakhs


Load carrying capacity of steel concrete composite deck with different bond patterns

GUJCOST Gandhinagar

Ms. M Vakil

1.9 Lakhs


Halloysite Nanotube “An efficient drug delivery tool for enhancement of bioavailability of Fluoroquinolones” : A nanotechnology based approach

GUJCOST Gandhinagar

Dr. D Rawtani

5.5 Lakhs

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