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The Centre for Research in Science and Technology (CRIST) at Stella Maris College was established by the Principal, Dr. Sr. Jasintha Quadras fmm, with a vision of providing Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Students of Science, a window to the ever expanding world of scientific research.

The Department of Science and Technology - Fund for the Improvement of Science and Technology, (DST-FIST) Instrumentation Centre was inaugurated at the CRIST Lab in the College, on 11th Aug, 2017, by Dr. B Chandrasekaran, Director, CSIR - CLRI, Chennai.

Dr. Mary Terry, DST-FIST, Coordinator gave an overview of the Instrumentation Centre.

Approximately Rs.1crore was sanctioned to the College by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India under the DST-FIST Programme - 2015 Level '0' to purchase high-end sophisticated instruments, software and books. The Centre now houses sophisticated equipment which includes Solid UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, ATR - FT-IR Spectrophotometer, HPLC, Gel-Doc Molecular Imager, Electrochemical Workstation and two software: Schrodinger and MATLAB. These facilities will be available to students and research scholars of all Colleges and Universities to ignite a scientific curiosity in the minds of future scientists.