SSSIHL Central Research Instruments Facility (CRIF), based at the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus, is one of the few such facilities in the country (and the first in a rural location) that houses advanced Characterization/Analytical tools to carry out Translational Research in various areas of Science and Technology such as Physical, Biological, Chemical, Materials Science, Food and also Computational and Interdisciplinary Areas.
The facility, built with a funding of ₹45 crore with the kind support of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, hosts a range of cutting-edge instruments and laboratories as listed here. It has significantly strengthen the research facilities at SSSIHL by providing state-of-the-art infrastructural facilities under a single roof.
It is being used extensively by postgraduate and doctoral students as well as by faculty members across all the campuses of SSSIHL. Full-time technical assistants with specific expertise operate and maintain the instruments. It is further supported through a constituted body of dynamic faculty members as instruments in-charge and full-time Research Associates assist in meeting the intended research objectives at the Centre.