Burdwan University USIC was established as Level I USIC in the year 1980 as a PG department under PG Science Faculty of the University. The department is operating as a non-vacation academic department and has the requisite functional autonomy for its day-to-day functioning towards achievement of the UGC stipulated objectives as below :
To provide and assist to provide analytical services on specialised instruments available in USIC.
To provide training programmes in instrumentation for students, teachers and technicians of university departments     as well as affiliated colleges.
To design and fabricate teaching aids and kits, and instruments required for research of the departments.
To provide service to university Departments in repairs and maintenance of their instruments.
To extend consultancy services on instrumentation.
To encourage collaborative research and developmental work on instrumentation.
This USIC has now established itself as a renowned Scanning Electron Microscopy Center in Eastern India. It has till date trained more than 500 research workers including very senior scientists/faculties from all over India in the field. It is also organising training/Workshops/Seminars and providing services with a number of sophisticated analytical instruments. The Center is also pioneer in introducing several instrumentation related courses to M Sc (Phy), M Sc (Chem), M Tech (ECE), MD/MS course of WB Health University, B Tech & PGDMLT courses. More importantly the USIC with its all round specialized instrumental facilities has since been extending significant contribution/support towards successful timely implementation of numerous research programmes/projects and teaching courses of the university and also of outside institutions in a big way. (more . . . )