Chandigarh,  November 27,  2017-A 4-day "Hands on training course on Spectroscopic and chromatographic  techniques" was inaugurated at CSIR-Central scientific instruments organization, Chandigarh today. This training program is organised by CSIR-CSIO and majorly sponsored by Haryana State Council for Science and Technology and Punjab State Council for Science and Technology. The entire course is distributed in 2 capsules that include

Capsule program I: SPECTROMETRIC & SPECTROSCOPIC TECHNIQUES (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, UV, Vis Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence Spectroscopy, Auger Electron Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform-Infra red Spectroscopy)

Capsule program II: CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES (Adsorption (liquid/solid) Chromatographic Separation, HPLC, LCMS, IC & GC)

The main objective of this workshop is to provide hands-on training on various spectroscopic and chromatographic characterization techniques to the selected participants. The program includes theoretical classes along with the practical demonstration at different labs. This will be helpful in analysis of materials, food, water, pharmaceutical and soil sample analysis.

In the inaugural session Prof. R. K. Sinha, Director CSIR-CSIO said that he truly believed that engagement of faculties of different universities attending this training will certainly make this training program fruitful and productive since CSIR-CSIO has state of the art equipment and facilities on which the candidates will be given hands on training. He further added that CSIR-CSIO has experience in conducting such programmes as similar courses have been conducted for participants from foreign countries as well.