The Centre has well-established, exclusive research and innovation labs spread over 50,000 sq.ft. in the areas of Affordable Medical Devices, Sensors & Inks, Ancient Indian S&T, Autonomous Systems, Biocomposites & Bioploymers, Cell & Molecular Biology, Computational Engineering, Energy, Environment, Food Technology, Nanobiotechnology, Nanoscience & Engineering, Plant & Microbial Technology, Remote Sensing, Surfaces & Interfaces, Thermal Engineering & Tribology, and Water, alongside a dedicated Sophisticated Instrumentation Facility housing instruments such as SEM, XRD, GC, FT-IR, DSC, TGA, BET Surface Area Analyzer and a host of other special equipments. Students in-house and from outside have the benefit of utilizing these facilities to carry out their projects and internships.
The Centre has a dedicated team of research staff with 27 doctorates and 13 masters who are alumini of premier institutes such as IISc, IIT, NIT, Central, State and Foreign Universities, besides 20 PG Research Fellows. The Centre has about 50 projects funded by DST, DRDO, DBT, MOES, DOS, VGST, KCTU, CEFIPRA, DST-GITA, UGC-DAE, VTU, and AYUSH which includes bilateral projects with France, Sweden, Belarus, ASEAN, Egypt and the European Union to the extent of a few crores of Rupees. In terms of publication record, faculty have numerous publications (300+ under current affiliation) in peer reviewed National and International Journals with good impact factor, indexed in Scopus/Thomson Reuters/Web of Science, and a number of book chapters and books, published by major publishing houses such as Springer, Elsevier, Wiley and others. Many of the research faculty have good metrics in terms of h, i10 index and citations, and have developed over 35 products of relevance from societal and environmental perspectives. To harness its research output, the Centre utilizes the Atal Incubation Centre located on campus known as AIC –JIT Foundation.
In terms of collaborations, the Centre has a number of R&D, industrial, international and academic MOUs. It also offers technical and consultancy services to various organizations and individuals alike. The faculty of the Centre have been conferred with various awards such as:
Commonwealth Fellowship, BRICS Young Scientist, DBT Women Fellowship, DBT Ramalingaswami Fellowship, CSIR Fellowship, Raman Charpak (Indo-French) Fellowship, WOSA and WOSB from DST, BIRAC-Shrishti award DST Young Scientist, Soviet Union Grant Challenge, and others.
The highlight of the achievements of the Centre has been hosting the ISRO satellite receiver for data collection pertaining to IRNSS satellite, leading the 4th Indian Scientific expedition to the North Pole (Arctic) for mapping arctic glaciers in September 2019 and, thus, becoming the first Indians to fly drones in the arctic, mapping glaciers in the Himalayas, winning Bangalore Nano 2018 for the most innovative products display and Nano Sparx in 2020, being the pace-setting car at the Asia Pacific Coffee-500 rally, running our car on biodiesel made from WCO in 2017, and being selected to go to the South Pole (Antartica) in March 2022 as part of an international expedition, and much more.