NABL Accredited Testing Services at VIT Chennai

In addition to academic excellence, VIT is connected globally for innovation, fundamental and applied research as well as development of futuristic innovative technologies. Within a short span of time, it has executed many major R&D projects and Consultancy services to Government agencies, Public and Private sector, Industries around the globe. VIT’s research strength lies in the dedicated faculty of high calibre, committed research scholars, with cutting edge facilities and laboratories.

It is necessary to have laboratories providing reliable results for any Industrial Consultancy or Research and Development. In its continued devotion to Quality, VIT has established VIT CHENNAI LABORATORIES -TESTING & CALIBRATION

(i) Testing Laboratories for certification of Materials/Products and (ii) Calibration laboratories for certification of instruments under diversified Engineering Faculties.

The Laboratories managed and marshalled by highly qualified and experienced Professors have been playing a pivotal role for the Research and Industrial consultancy to scale several peaks. In pursuit of obtaining exclusive accreditations for all the activities of the laboratories under international criteria ISO 17025-2017, the laboratory management system and technical infrastructure have been established with this base manual defining all procedures and policies. Earnest implementation of this system coupled with sound technical competence are aimed at leading the laboratory to the destination of accreditation under NABL, Quality Council of India, for the best testimony for Quality of highest order in all its endeavours that cater to national and international customers.

About Testing Labs

VIT CHENNAI LABORATORIES has all equipment [Testing machines, Test and Calibration Equipment, Auxiliary equipment, Measuring instruments, Certified Reference materials, Calibration Reference standards and critical consumables] for each test or calibration with the required precision.

Test equipment includes a Compression Testing Machine, Universal Testing machines, Load Frames for Testing Columns and Beams, Sieve shakers, Brinell/ Rockwell Hardness Tester, Micro-Vickers hardness Tester etc. Major Electro-technical Calibration equipment is a Multifunctional Calibrator and Eight and a half digit Multimeter.


Model: AUTOGRAPH-SHIMADZU AG –x plus -50kN
Specification /Features: Accuracy Within ±1% indicated test force (at 1/500 to 1/1 load cell rating).

Make:NOBLE, Model: ALZB260
Rockwell Hardness Tester combines high precision and easy operation. Manual zero setting and a large dial indicator for accurate hardness value reading.. It is highly accurate, reliable, durable. Range -HRC 10-70 HRB 20 -9O +/- 1


Compression Testing Machine,
Make: SHIMADZU,Range: 0 to 2000 Kn

Universal Testing Machine,
Make: Shimadzu ,Range: 0 to 1000 kN


Quality Policy and Objectives


The laboratory is dedicated to high standard of professional scientific service for the customers of academic and industrial sector in all Testing and Calibration. Technical Competence, Impartiality, Consistency in execution, Precision and High degree laboratory work culture are the means to achieve the objective of Quality in laboratory operation. Reliability of results and customer satisfaction are primary mission of laboratory.

Commitment at all levels in principle and practice are ensured to achieve total compliance to requirements of standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

Continual improvement adopting the latest technology and modernization of equipment and infra-structure are pursuits of the laboratory to achieve total quality in every sphere of work.


  • Devotion at all levels to achieve total compliance with ISO/IEC: 17025:2017 and NABL specific criteria maintaining a Quality Management System of high order.
  • To familiarize all personnel concerned in Testing /Calibration with the Quality System and its implementation by effective training and to ensure that they implement the documented policies and procedures in their work.
  • Continuous improvement/up-gradation of its managerial and technical capabilities effectively.
  • Continuous commitment to impartiality, confidentiality and operational integrity in all executions.
  • Total customer focus by communicating with them more effectively adhering to strict time schedule of completion of assignments and reporting accurate and reliable results.
  • Periodic review and improving the effectiveness of system implementation by evaluating the competence and enhancement of skill and range of operations.
  • Enhancement of Scope of operations and Customer base.

Accreditation Certificates

Testing Charges

S.NoItemName of TestQuantity RequiredRate in Rs
1Specific Gravity+C5:C26+C5:C26300
2Water Absorption750
3Specific Gravity300
4Water Absorption1000
5CementDensity / Specific gravity25 kg min.200
6Normal Consistency300
7Setting Time400
10Fly ash /GGBSSpecific gravity25 kg min.200
12Setting Time400
15Compressive Strength1 Set317
16Burnt Clay Bricks / Flyash Bricks / Flyash Lime BricksCompressive Strength5 Nos.1375
17Hollow & Solid
Concrete Blocks
Dimension20 Nos.500
18Compressive Strength8 Nos.2160
19Steel bars and wires for Concrete ReinforcementElongation Percent6 Nos3000
20Tensile Strength
21Test for Nominal Mass [per metre]
22Yield Strength
S.NoItemName of TestQuantity RequiredRate in Rs
1Plastics,Polymer compositesMetalsTensile strength,yield strength,Elongation%62000
2MetalsHardness Test-HRC6900

Testing requisition application

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Contact details

Dr. Jeyanthi S

Professor and NABL-Quality Manager
School of Mechanical Engineering,
Vellore Institute of Technology,