National Institution for Quality and Reliability


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 NIQR:


“To be a world class professional Institution Dedicated for promotion of Excellence in Quality”


NIQR will enhance its competencies to provide strategic directions to Quality Movement and be an enabler in transforming Indian industry and Service Organizations to merge globally competitive and socially responsive.

Membership Benefits:

  1. Experience the Best:
  2. Get free invitations to lectures and presentations by leading trainers and professionals.

  3. Non-Stop Learning:
  4. Get the chance to attend top-quality seminars, conferences and training programmes at concessional rates.

  5. Enjoy Communal Meetings:
  6. Bring your family to the annual NIQR family get-together event and have a blast at these gatherings.

  7. Grow Professionally With NIQR:
  8. Expand your horizons through training consultations and customized in-house modules at special rates.

NIQR MIT Mechanical Engineering chapter services to students:

  1. Guest lectures

    • 5s- Sort, set in order, shine, standardize , sustain.
    • Quality circles
    • TQC tool
      • control charts
      • check sheet
      • histogram
      • cause and effect diagram
      • scatter diagram
      • stratification
      • pareto diagram
    • TQM-Total quality Management
    • TPM-Total productive maintenance
    • Lean Manufacturing
    • Six sigma
    • SMED-Single Minute exchange of dies
    • Poka yoke
  2. Factory visit
  3. Certificate course
  4. National conference
  5. Evening lectures

The proposed officer bearers of the chapter are as follows.

Chief Patrons Shri. M. Dhanasekaran
Chairman & Managing Director
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust

Shri. S. V. Sugumaran
Vice Chairman
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust

Dr. K. Narayanasamy
Sri Manakula Vinayagar Educational Trust

Patron Dr. S. Malarkkan
Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology.
Co-Patron Dr. B. Radjaram
Professor & Head
Department of Mechanical Engg.
Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology.
Faculty adviser Mr. S. Balaje
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engg.
Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology.
Student coordinator Mr.K.Karthikeyan-4th year Mechanical Engg. Dept., MIT.
Mr. K. Rajakumaran-3rd year Mechanical Engg. Dept., MIT.
Mr. M. Venkata boopathy-3rd year Mechanical Engg. Dept., MIT.
Mr.K.Ranjit 3rd year Mechanical Engg. Dept., MIT.
Mr.M.Kumaraguru 2nd year Mechanical Engg. Dept., MIT.


In Puducherry, Manakula Vinayagar Institute of Technology, “National Institution for Quality and Reliability” students chapter was inaugurated for Mechanical Engineering Students, the first in Puducherry Union Territory.

Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar , Retd. Plant Head (Operation) India Pistion Limited /Secretary , NIQR Chennai branch gave introduction about NIQR and the activities being done by NIQR for student members.

Mr.R.Ganesan, Retd. Senior General Manager, Axles India Limited delivers a talk as Mentor of the chapter.

Mr. K. Sridharan Balaji, Head of Production (Special Director), Ashok Leyland/ National Secretary, NIQR . He delivered keynote address on Economic Scale Index and also stated How Engineering students should prepared for Multinational companies by providing information about Employability skills, lab with lot of measuring instruments, MSME, Curriculum Planning and Industry 4.0. He gave ideas to bridge the gap between Industry and Institution.

Mr. K. Manikandan, Head (Sourcing development), Ashok Leyland/ Chairman-NIQR Chennai Branch, delivered lecture on “Core Competency”.

Dr.V. Swaminathan Retd. Deputy General Manager, Sundaram Brake Linings Limited /National Vice President – NIQR, appreciated our Institution for inaugurating maiden“NIQR MIT MECHANICAL ENGINEERING STUDENTS CHAPTER” in Regional level and also provided information regarding vacuum tube transportation, TPM, TQM, Kaizen, PDCA in his lecture on “Quality seeds for inclusive growth of Asia”.