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 organization. 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.

Past Presidents & Secretaries

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Period National President National Secretary
Chairman & Managing Director, Sundaram Clayton Ltd., Chennai
Manager – Manuacturing, Addision & Co., Ltd., Chennai
1989-1991 Mr.T.R.R. RAO
Director, Bharat Earth Movers Ltd., Bangalore
Sr. Specialist - SQC Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore
1991-1993 Mr.EAPEN KOSHY
Director, MRF Limited, Chennai
General Manager, Addision & Co., Ltd., Chennai
1993-1995 Mr.S.NAGARAJAN
Executive Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai
General Manager, Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, Chennai
Whole Time Director, J.K.Synthetics Ltd., Kota, Rajasthan
General Manager – Quality, J.K.Synthetics Ltd., Kota, Rajasthan
1997-1999 Mr.ALOK SHRIRAM
Dy. Managing Director, DCM Shriram Industries Ltd., New Delhi
President, DCM Shriram Industries Ltd., New Delhi
1999-2001 Mr.S.NAGARAJAN
Executive Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai
Sr.General Manager, India Pistons Ltd., Chennai
Chairman & Managing Director, Susira Engineering Industries Ltd., Chennai
General Manager – TQM, SRF Limited, Chennai
2003-2005 Mr. K.N. KRISHNAMURTHY
Technical Advisor to Managing Director, Ashok Leyland Ltd., Chennai
Chief Manager – Quality, Tafe Limited, Chennai
2005-2007 Mr. V. R. JANARDHANAM
Chief Operating Officer, Sundaram Brake Linings Ltd., Chennai
Dy. General Manager – QA, Sundram Brake Linings Ltd., Chennai
2007-2009 Dr. R. MAHADEVAN
Group Technology Director, India Pistons Ltd., Chennai
Sr.Vice President, India Pistons Ltd., Chennai
2009-2012 Dr.A.SANJEEVA RAO
Executive Director, Sanjeev Quality Consultant, Chennai
Director LESA, Chennai
Executive Executive Director – Operations India Pistons Ltd.
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

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NIQR Chennai Branch List of ECMs for 2016-2018

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NIQR Delhi NCR Branch List of ECMs for 2016-2018

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NIQR Pune Branch List of ECMs for 2017-19

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Promoting Quality
To promote quality as a way of life in Indian industry and service organization.


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


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


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