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Organisation

NIQR came into existence in July 1987 with the amalgamation of National Institution of Quality Assurance and Indian Association of Quality and Reliability.

National Institution for Quality and reliability is administrated by a National Executive Council functioning at the National Head Quarters at Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Executive Committee at various Branches.

Leading Industrialists, Top Level officers / Executives, Managers, Professionals and Academia elected through a democratic process with appropriate representation are the Members of the Executive Council and Branch Executive Committees.

About Us

A Raison D'être

Quality is the sine qua non for the survival and growth of any manufacturing of service organisation. Prevention oriented quality and reliability methods can significantly contribute to the prosperity of any industry.

Recent trends of ‘opening up’ of Indian economy to global competition and development of free enterprise within the country have further enhanced the need of quality as the key element for the survival and growth. While considerable efforts are being made in this direction, the fact remains that we still have a long way to go before we can catch up with advanced countries.

The need of the hour is a common forum, for quality on a country-wide basis. Through this forum, an acceleration in the pace of progress of the national quality and reliability movement could be achieved knowledge - could be easily shared, experiences exchanged and a broader national perspective evolved.

It was precisely in recognition of this need that National Institution for Quality and Reliability was formed.


International Role Models

NIQR is Indian in outlook and attuned to the needs of Indian industry and business. Yet, it derives considerable inspiration from such internationally acclaimed as institutions a JUSE (Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers), ASQC (American Society for Quality Control) and EOQC (European Organisation for Quality Control).

There is much to be learnt from their efforts and expertise which, if properly adapted to our conditions, would result in a deeper and broader appreciation of quality as a total concept.


Connection With Other Professional Bodies

NIQR is also a founder member of the newly initiated central body – INQ (Indian Network for Quality) that will be a single umbrella for all Quality initiatives in the country, the other members being Indian Society for Quality, Quality Council of India and Quality Circle Forum of India.

NIQR is playing a key role in National Quality Movement as a Board Member of NBQP and also Governing Council Member of Quality Council of India (QCI), which is playing a pivotal role in promoting, adopting and adhering to quality standards in all important spheres of activities at National level.

Objectives

1

Promoting Quality

To promote quality as a way of life in Indian industry and service organisation.

2

Propagating Knowledge

To propagate knowledge and awareness of quality and reliability throughout our industry and service organisations through education and training.

3

International Competition

To help industry achieve production of goods of quality at low costs in order to make Indian industry internationally competitive.

4

Enhancing Customer Satisfaction

To assist organisations in service sector such as banks, transport, communications, utilities etc., and academic institutions in enhancing customer satisfaction.

Past Presidents & Secretaries
Period President Secretary
1987-1989 Mr. VENU SRINIVASAN
Chairman & Managing Director, Sundaram Clayton Ltd., Chennai
Mr. M.JAGANATHAN
Manager – Manuacturing, Addision & Co., Ltd., Chennai
1989-1991 Mr.T.R.R. RAO
Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore
Prof. A.K. CHAUDHURI
Sr. Specialist - SQC Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
1991-1993 Mr.EAPEN KOSHY
Director, MRF Limited, Chennai
Mr. M.JAGANATHAN
General Manager, Addision & Co., Ltd., Chennai
1993-1995 Mr.S.NAGARAJAN
Executive Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai
Mr.K.V.C. NAIR
General Manager, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Chennai
1995-1997 Mr.RAMAPATHI SINGHANIA
Whole Time Director, J.K.Synthetics Ltd., Kota, Rajasthan
Mr.J.S.AGARWAL
General Manager – Quality, J.K.Synthetics Ltd., Kota, Rajasthan
1997-1999 Mr.ALOK SHRIRAM
Dy. Managing Director, DCM Shriram Industries Ltd., New Delhi
Mr.S.K.ARORA
President, DCM Shriram Industries Ltd., New Delhi
1999-2001 Mr.S.NAGARAJAN
Executive Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai
Mr.G.R.JANARTHANAN
Sr.General Manager, India Pistons Ltd., Chennai
2001-2003 Mr.S.SEETHARAMAIAH
Chairman & Managing Director, Susira Engineering Industries Ltd., Chennai
Mr.A.SANJEEVA RAO
General Manager – TQM, SRF Limited, Chennai
2003-2005 Mr. K.N. KRISHNAMURTHY
Technical Advisor to Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai
Mr.R.CHANDRAN
Chief Manager – Quality, Tafe Limited, Chennai
2005-2007 Mr. V. R. JANARDHANAM
Chief Operating Officer, Sundaram Brake Linings Ltd., Chennai
Mr.V.SWAMINATHAN
Dy. General Manager – QA, Sundram Brake Linings Ltd., Chennai
2007-2009 Dr. R. MAHADEVAN
Group Technology Director, India Pistons Ltd., Chennai
Mr.G.R.JANARTHANAN
Sr.Vice President, India Pistons Ltd., Chennai
2009-2012 Dr.A.SANJEEVA RAO
Executive Director, Sanjeev Quality Consultant, Chennai
Mr.S.RAMACHANDRAN
Director LESA, Chennai
2012-14 Mr.G.R.JANARTHANAN
Executive Executive Director – Operations India Pistons Ltd.
Mr.S.RAMACHANDRAN
Executive Director, Super Auto Forge Pvt. Ltd.,
2014-16 Mr. R. Sivanesan
Senior Vice President, Quality & Sourcing, Ashok Leyland Ltd.
Mr. G. Rangarajan
Chief Executive Officer, CEO Consultants.
NIQR Head Quarters List of ECMs for 2016-2018
Name Status Contact No. Professional position Email ID
Office Bearers
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Aggarwal National President 9500033260 Vice President - Corp. Quality , TAFE Ltd prdpkagg@yahoo.com
Dr. V. Swaminathan National Vice President 9840356293 TQM / TPM Consultant vsam_98@yahoo.com
Mr. S. Rajasekaran National Vice President 9841706116 Managing Director, Infant Engineers Pvt. Ltd., rajasekaran@infantengineers.in
Mr. K. Sridharan Balaji National Secretary 9841436583 Former Plant Director , Ashok Leyland Ltd., ksb.ale2k@gmail.com
Mr. S. Muralishankar National Treasurer 9884817624 Jt. Managing Director, Super Auto Forge Ltd., muralishankar@superautoforge.net
Mr. V. Venkatesh National Joint Secretary 7299009923 Dy. General Manager - CQ, Ashok Leyland Ltd., v.venkatesh@live.in
Executive Council Members
Mr. R. Ananda Kumar EC Member 9962129992 G.M - Quality Control- SCHWING Stetter (India) Pvt. Ltd akumar_1970@rediffmail.com
Mr. N. Anbuchezhian EC Member 9790051385 Head of Process Excellence, Caterpillar India Pvt. Ltd., nanbu67@gmail.com
Mr. C.Athi Pagavan EC Member 9496102801 Group Head,RQA-SISG,IISU,TVM-695013 athipagavan@rediffmail.com
Ms. K.S.Babai EC Member 9841070913 Principal, Meenakshi Sundararajan Engineering College babaiks@yahoo.co.uk
Mr. L.N. Gurumurthi EC Member 9940015419 Sr. General Manager – QA.,(Retd.),Eveready Industries India Ltd., gurushyams@gmail.com
Mr. Kamal Basha EC Member 9841621786 Special Director – Sourcing , Ashok Leyland Ltd., Kamal.basha@ashokleyland.com
poornacharan,m@ashokleyland.com
Prof. D. R. Kiran EC Member 9380551104 Retired Principal – PMR Engineering College. ravikiran_durbha@yahoo.co.in
Mr. R. Mohanakrishnan EC Member 9840464482 Chief Executive, Guru Krupa Consultancy Rmk2257@gmail.com
Mr. Pradeep Dwivedi EC Member 9891810517 Sr. Manager - QA Parts, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., pradeep.dwivedi@maruti.co.in
Mr. S. Ramachandran EC Member 9841294549 Executive Director, Super Auto Forge Pvt. Ltd., sramesh50@gmail.com
Mr. G. Rangarajan EC Member 9551255301 C.E.O. – CEO Consultants grangarceo@yahoo.com
Dr. R. Srinivasan EC Member 9445019891 Sr. General Manager – Operations, Natesan Synchrocones Pvt. Ltd. vasanrs1956@gmail.com
Mr. S.Vanchinathan EC Member 9840335765 Vice President Technical Fourrts Laboratories (I) Pvt. Ltd. technical@plant.fourrts.com
Dr. Vinod Surana EC Member 9488791000 Partner & Chief Executive, Surana & Surana International Attorneys vs@lawindia.com
Mr. R. Sivanesan Ex-Officio 9790822934 Sr. Vice President – Central Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd., sivanesan.r@ashokleyland.com
Co opted members
Mr. I.Kumar Co-opted Council Member 9003060672 AGM – Claim Pool, Management (Supply Chain), Daimler Benz India Kumar_reethu@yahoo.co.in
Mr. G.S. Venkatesh Kumar Co-opted Council Member 9952436003 G M – Quality Management Division-Hyundai Motor India Ltd., gsvenkateshkumar@hmil.net
Mr. K. Vijayakumar Co-opted Council Member 9884426111 Dy. General Manager, Mando Automtive India Pvt. Ltd Vijay1vlmp05@gmail.com
Chairmen of Branches
Mr. K. Manikandan Chairman – Chennai Br. 9840067815 Head – Supplier Quality, Ashok Leyland manikandan.k@ashokleyland.com
Mr. D. Sarathy Chairman – Bengaleru Br. 9886593750 V.P., Kenna Metals India Ltd., Bangalore sarathy.d@kennametal.com
Mr. C. A. Ignatius Chairman-Trivandrum Br. Dy. Director, VSSC, Trivandrum ignatious.ca@gmail.com
Mr. Ajay Kumar Tomer Chairman– New Delhi Br. 9811802222 Executive Director – QA, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., Gurgaon aktomer.niqr@gmail.com
NIQR Chennai Branch List of ECMs for 2016-2018
Name Status Contact No. Professional position Email ID
Office Bearers
Mr. K. Manikandan Chairman 9840067815 Head – Sourcing Development, Ashok Leyland Manikandan.k@ashokleyland.com
Mr. V. Raghavan Vice Chairman 9840040311 Consultant, TAO Consulting Systems India (P) Ltd., raghavan.venkatesan@gmail.com
Dr. P. Ramesh Vice Chairman 9789991990 Head – Materials Lab, Lucas-TVS Ltd pattramesh2015@gmail.com
Mr. C.V. Gowri Sankar Secretary 9841622828 Quality Management Consultant cvgsankar@gmail.com
Mr. S. Kumar Treasurer 9840701834 General Manager – Operations, Bridgestone India Automotive Products isokumar@yahoo.co.in
Mr. S. Sundar Chairman 9841445246 Asst.General Manager , CQ -PQ, Ashok Leyland Ltd., ssundar.ale@ashokleyland.com
Executive Committee Members
Mr. Aravindha Krishnamachari EC Member Director/ Chief Operations Executive,  Tex Bio Sciences Private Limited aravindha@texbiosciences.com
Mr. S. S. Balasubramanian EC Member 9840703127 Head India Dev Centre, THORS e-lerning solutions ssbala@thors.com
ssbaala@yahoo.com
Mr. P.T. Bharaniperumal EC Member 9941113003 Sr. Manager – CQ – Supplier Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Bharaniperumal.pt@ashokleyland.com
Maj. V. V. Chandrasekharan EC Member 9841014969 Managing Director, Vishal Engg. & Industry Consultancy majorchander@yahoo.com
Mr. T.M. Gopala Pillai EC Member 9840090341 Management Consultant gpillaitm@gmail.com
Dr. V. M. Gunasekaran EC Member 9840053135 Lean Manufacturing & Management Consultant, Arise & Shine Associates, Chennai. gunasekaran.vm@gmail.com
Mr. N. Jagannatha Rao EC Member 9840315905 Consultant njrao@rediffmail.com
Mr. P. Kothandaraman EC Member 9840503974 C.E.O., Trainconst ramanpkr@gmail.com
Mr. S. Murugan EC Member 9790913645 TPM Consultant sm13256@gmail.com
Mr. P. Nageshwara Rao EC Member 9940186228 Chief Technology Officer- R&D , TAFE Ltd., pnrao1210@gmail.com
Mr. A. Pradeep EC Member 9840970070 Dy. Manager – TQM , TAFE Ltd., a.pradeep2005@gmail.com
Mr. R. Sethuraman EC Member 9841157324 Sr. Manager CQ – Supplier Quality, Ashok Leyland Ltd. Sethuraman.r@ashokleyland.com
Mr. C. Sundaravadivelu EC Member 9444471473 Management Consultant sundaravadivelu_c@yahoo.co.in
Prof. C. Uthayakumar EC Member 9790908710 Principal, Jaya Sakthi Engineering College cukumar@gmail.com
Mr. S. Rajasekaran Ex-Officio 9841706116 C.E.O., Infant Engineers Pvt. Ltd., rajasekaran@infantengineers.in
Co opted members
Mr. D. Daniel Co-opted Member 9841400658 General Manager, Corporate QHSE Systems, Brakes India Ltd., daniel.d@brakesindia.co.in
Mr. S. Kavin Kumar Co-opted Member 9444039796 Director ,Engineering Project Management Consultancy & Research Pvt. Ltd., Kavin.epmcr@gmail.com
Mr. G. Pandurengan Co-opted Member 9884106565 Divisional Manager – Supply Chain & Sourcing, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Pandurengan.G@ashokleyland.com
Mr. S. M. Rajavikkraman Co-opted Member 9840914260 Sr. General manager, India Pistons Ltd., Raja.vikkiraman@indiapistons.com
Mr. R. Sriram Co-opted Member 9940374160 Sr. General Manager – India Pistons Ltd. rsriram@indiapistons.com;
sriram6619@gmail.com
Mr. K.Saravanakumar Co-opted Member 9003039945 Head – Quality, Fourrts (I)Laboratories Ltd., ksravanajaya@yahoo.co.in
Mr. V K Venkatramani Co-opted Member 9840911771 CEO - Across World Quality International isoawqi@yahoo.com
Mr. M. Sekhar Co-opted Member 9551115588 MD of MS Charan builders msekarale@gmail.com
Mr. Manikandan Co-opted Member 9500957811 AP, MSEC sms.nov@gmail.com
Mr. K. Sridharan Balaji National Secretary 9841436583 Former Plant Director , Ashok Leyland Ltd., ksb.ale2k@gmail.com
NIQR Delhi NCR Branch List of ECMs for 2016-2018
Name Status Contact No. Professional position Email ID
Office Bearers
Mr. A.K.Tomer Chairman 9811802222 ED Quality, Maruti aktomer.niqr@gmail.com
Mr. R. B. Madhekar Vice Chairman 9811801520 CEO, RBMSS rbmadhekar@gmail.com
Mr. Vipin Garg Vice Chairman 9891810523 VP - Parts Quality, Maruti vipingarg.niqr@gmail.com
Mr. Amit Kumar Vishnoi Treasurer 7838257744 Sr. Manager - CQSQ, ALL Amit.Vishnoi@ashokleyland.com
Mr. Lokesh Pandey Secretary 9811601235 AVP - Quality, NPIP, JCB India Ltd lokesh.pandey@jcb.com
Mr. Ranjan Vasishtha Joint Secretary 9899197784 MD, QJCG ranjanv@quantumjump.co.in
Executive Committee Members
Mr. Prag Basil EC Member 9810119830 GM - Quality, Maruti pragbasil@maruti.co.in
Mr. K. C. Hallone EC Member 9958666038 Director, Srinisons kc.hallone@srinisons.com
Dr. Sukhbir Singh EC Member 9871000200 CEO, Lumax ssingh@lumaxauto.com
Mr. Amit Behl EC Member 7023000991 Manager - Quality, Hero amit.behl@heromotocorp.com
Mr. Arun Rawat EC Member 9899978796 Dy. Manager - CQSQ, ALL arunrawat.almdch@ashokleyland.com
Mr. Neeraj Thakur EC Member 9654362005 Asst. Manager - CQSQ, ALL neeraj.thakur@ashokleyland.com
Mr. Ravi Kundra EC Member 9599193934 DGM - Quality, CNH ravikundra69@rediffmail.com
Mr. Anil Gupta EC Member 8094018038 Head - Quality, Shriram Piston anil.gupta@shrirampistons.com
Mr. Chandok EC Member 9818125778 VP - Quality, Hero np.chandok@heromotocorp.com
Mr. A. V. N. Rao EC Member 9891774227 GM - Quality, Maruti avn.rao@maruti.co.in
Mr. Rohit Goel EC Member 8130632255 Director - Dealer Development, GM roship2001@gmail.com
Mr. M. S. Chaudhary EC Member 9717195431 CEO, Quality Professional ankurins@rediffmail.com
Mr. Ranjith S EC Member 8527766889 Dy. Manager - CQSQ, ALL ranjith.s1@ashokleyland.com
Dr. K.P.Chaudary EC Member 9871213638 Vice President, Metrology Society of india kpc@nplindia.org
Mr. Parveen Yadav EC Member 8750055311 Sr. Manager - Quality, JCB India Ltd dipu271441@gmail.com
NIQR Pune Branch List of ECMs for 2017-19
Name Contact No. Professional position Email ID
Office Bearers
Chairman - Mr. S. B. Borwankar 9552587909 Executive Director (Quality), Tata Motors Ltd sbborwankar@tatamotors.com
Vice Chairman - Mr. Shrikant Marathe 8600992781 Retd Director ARAI srmarathearai@gmail.com
Vice Chairman - Mr. Vikram Salunkhe 9890038150 Managing Director, Accurate Gauging & Instruments Pvt Ltd vikram@accurategauging.com
Secretary - Mr. S. Yuvaraj 8308994100 Divisional Manager, Process Excellence (Q, S&SC), Ashok Leyland Ltd yuvaraj.s2@ashokleyland.com
Joint Secretary - Dr. Sanjay Arole 9923751175 DGM, Quality Assurance, Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd smarole@rediffmail.com
Treasurer - Mr. V. R. Ramesh 9881003170 Divisional Manager (CQ – Supplier Quality) Ramesh.VR@ashokleyland.com
Executive Committee Members
Mr. Kamlakar Takavale 9923201252 Vice President HR , Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd takavale@yahoo.co.in
Mr. P.K..Rath 9766355468 Bajaj Auto limited mr.pkrath@gmail.com
Mr. D.S.Navalgundkar 9881460017 Head Corporate Strategy , Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd. navalgundkards@kpcl.net
Mr. Narasimha Rao 9822052815 Director , Indo Swiss Centre of Excellence rsvnrao@yahoo.com
Mr.T. Parthasarathy Kirloskar Oil Engines