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.
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.