(DST – FIST) INSTRUMENTATION CENTRE,
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CRIST)
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.