The day-to-day functioning of the SAIF is overseen by the Head, SAIF, who is a faculty member of the Institute. The Facilities Management Committee (FMC) oversees and guides the activities of the SAIF. The FMC at SAIF Kottayam consists of the representatives of DST and experts nominated by the Institute in consultation with DST. The FMC also examines the deployment of staff and equipment from time to time with a view to enhance productivity and efficiency, and to avoid duplication. It scrutinizes the annual budget before it is submitted to DST. It approves and forwards progress report of SAIF to DST. It also approves induction of equipment from other sources that are to be operated under the control of SAIF.