The Central Instruments Facility was set up at IITGuwahati in the month of May 2004. The concept of CIF evolved around the need for locating expensive equipment required by the faculty of multiple departments / centers for carrying out their research in a central place. The needs of the other researchers working under various Universities, Research Institutes, and Industries situated in the northeastern region of India were also considered while formulating the CIF. The CIF accommodates sophisticated analytical instruments, which cater to the cutting-edge research in many areas of modern science and technology. These equipment are of inter / multidisciplinary utility and thus offer scope for their optimum utilization. At this budding stage the CIF houses equipment like, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer (400 MHz), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM), Confocal Laser Scan Microscope (CLSM), Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Spectrometer , Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM), Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometer (LC MS/MS), Vibrating Sample Magnetometer(VSM). Phase wise induction of more number of highly sophisticated equipment to meet the demand on advanced R&D work at IIT Guwahati is under active consideration.