Central Instrument Facility (CIF) is one of the newly formed Specialized Core Facilities at Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi.
 
"Our mission is to provide futuristic research infrastructure and quality education services in support of advanced instrumentation."
 
The CIF is offering a complement of sophisticated instruments and technical expertise to support faculty/student research and industrial R&D.
The CIF is headed by Professor Rajiv Prakash alongwith full time professional staff / scientists, each with their own specific expertise. PG student assistants are also available for smooth operation of the instruments.