Director's Desk

Director's Desk

Prof.S. Satyanarayana Singh
Dept. of Bio-Chemistry
Osmania University

Central Facilities for Research & Development, Osmania University (CFRDOU) was established in 2009 with a clear vision of providing vital infrastructure to further research in the University.

During the last few decades, inter-disciplinary research had gained prominence. It is unrealistic and even wasteful of resource to procure and maintain all equipments at each point of research. Hence the need for a Central Facility to make available State of Art facilities which will be carrying out interdisciplinary research.

Sophisticated, costly equipment has been installed at the Center for the use of teachers, research students and scientists. To list a few, we have at the Center, a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMR400Mz), High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPCL), and HPLC-AKTA Chromatography. The complete list of equipment has been placed in our website.

The equipment is handled by trained technical personnel who interact with the research community knowledgably to know their needs. They take all care while testing the samples to provide accurate results. They are also constantly updating themselves so that they may take available optimum facilities.

At the Center, necessary care is taken for maintaining the equipment in proper condition. We have guidelines in place for the Users also. This is done to avoid indiscriminate usage which would be determined to sensitive equipment and adversely affect the research community.

We also have a Computational lab for Research scholars which is fully equipped with highly powered server room equipped with high end servers, E-class rooms, Virtual class, etc. In addition to the above equipment and electronic gadgets, the building is equipped with Closed Circuit Television Cameras to provide high security under 24X7 surveillance system.

Many private laboratories engaged in R&D use the facilities at the Center for testing purpose. This is an avenue for collaboratories research with industry.

The CFRDOU building houses Department of Bio-Technology laboratories and the Osmania University Computer Center also.

The CFRDOU has spacious interiors with pleasing ambience and all amenities. Easy access into the the building for the physically challenged has been provided by way of a ramp. Within a short span of three years, the CFRDOU building itself has become a landmark in the campus, mainly due to its unique architectural design and well laid out gardens.

At CFRD, OU, we believe there is always scope for improvement and betterment. With the support of the funding agencies, we aim to further strengthen the Center in the areas of scientific equipment, infrastructure and human resources. We aim to provide facilities at apar with the best. We plan to go for NABL, a certifications indicative of high qualities standards.

At the core of our endeavors is the VISION and MISSION of the University which seeks to promote professional and technological expertise and meet contemporary regional and national needs.

I invite the research fraternity to avail itself of the facilities at the Central Facilities for Research & Development. Please visit our website to learn more about the Centre and its activities especially regarding workshops which held from time to time, and other important notifications.