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Priyavrat Thareja,Ph.D
Vocation : Presently,
Metallurgical Engineering, Quality Consultant,
Complex Problem Solving
Ex Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology
GNA University
Phagwara, 144004

Education (Academic)
BSc Engg (PEC, PU) (1972),
ME (UOR (now IIT-Roorkee))
Ph.D (Panjab University)
Dipl in German Language
(Professional Certifications)
CLSSBB Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (QT&T)
LA (QMS, ISO 9001:2008),
LA (EMS ISO 14001:2004),
RABQSA LA (Tripple Certification QMS ISO 9001:2008,
TS 16949 & supplier Auditor)
Certified Lead Auditor, QMS + EMS
Tutor QMS & EMS (Moody Certification India) & IQMS
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total papers authored: 800+
audits carried out: 600+

New papers published:

Priyavrat Thareja, Manoj Khushwaha, Mannu Thareja, Industry Responsive Metallurgical Engineering Education Quality Through TQM, Journal of Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
Vol 4, No 1 (2014), (pp 13-22)

Honey Garg, Priyavrat Thareja Interference of Components in Metallic Diffusion, ibid, (23-30)

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Employment :Presently,
Ex Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Technology
GNA University
Phagwara, 144004
Director Principal, Rayat Institute of Engineering & Information Technology
cum Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Rail Majra, Distt NavaShahar, Punjab

Superannuated: Nov 2013,
PEC University of Technology
Ex. Principal Programme coordinator, ME (TQEM)
Appointments Held Headed, Deptt of Materials & Met Engg Department
Coy Commander, 2 CHD BN NCC,
Directorate of Pb,Hy,HP & Chandigarh, Adjutant, trainer, coach and commander Basic Leadership.
Warden, Civil Defense

Member (Advising): Member, State Expert Appraisal Committee, Punjab
(Ministry of Environment & Forest)
Member. Advisory Board, STM Journals
Ex.Member, Board of Governor, National Institute of
Secondary Steel Technology
Ex. Chairman Advisory council Moody international Certification
Approved consultant National Productivity Council (for Lean Initiatives/

Memberships: Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Hospital Engg, India
Ex. Fellow, Quality Society of Australasia
Senior Member, American Society. Of Quality
Life Member, Chandigarh management Association,
Life Member, Indian Institute of Metals
Member, Institute of Indian Foundrymen
Life Member, Indian Soc of Technical Education ht
Editorial 1. Member Editorial Board, Indian Foundry Journal
(Monthly Journal of The Institute of Indian Foundrymen)
2. Member Editorial Board, Trends in mechanical Engg
3. Member Editorial Board, Materials & Metallurgical Engg
4.Ex. Member Editorial Board, Powder Metallurgy
International– Quarterly International Journal .

International Reviewer: EJEE ( European J of Engineering Education) Taylor & Francis
CSC Publications
QAHE ( ASQ – Education Division Journal)
QAE (Quality Assurance in Education) (Emerald)
TQM Journal (Emerald), etc

Appointments Held earlier Principal Programme coordinator, ME (TQEM)
headed, Met Engg Deptt (PEC University) (2008-11)
Major (paramilitary commissioned officer) (1980-2006)
Hon’y Chairman, Northern Region, IIF,
& Hon’y Patron Chandigarh Chapter IIF
Chair, LMC Chandigarh, American Society of Quality
Founder Hony Secretary, Chandigarh Chapter, IIM
(Hostel Superintendent etc)
Some Innovations:
Developed a management tool COMpro (Competitiveness Protocol). My tool COMpro has been deployed by mega consultant Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Private Limited (D & B India) for International Manufacturing Competitiveness, financed by DSIR) and has facilitated training for compettitude (competence + attitude) at industries. Also developed (i) Syringe Blaster (ii)Flat nozzles for atomization (iii) Air Slinger Process – Foundry (iv) Cu-Al bush bearings by P/M as unmatched bearing material (v) A model on Innovation development ( published in Foundry, Innovative Journal of Metal casters) (vi) Innovated - Multichoice Objective Type tests with Confidence Integration (vii)academic: A model of TQM= Titled with acronym ‘AUM’ in 2007) (vii) NEWER Terms: HOLEAN & Compettitude
(viii) Ideation/ papers: Class room of 2020, Earlier: Manufacturing paradigms of 2020 / 2010 (in 2003) , Hawking in next Millennium (1995) (academic: Innovated the concept of technical poetry, and limericks)
Guidance of ME Thesis: about 40
Technical Publications >> 500, latest list Appended

Industrial consultancy Foundry defects, methoding, Metallurgical,
Initiatives for Quality Improvement additionally for NBA, ISO 9000, 14000
Member TC-176 (S.G) ISO
Judge, Team Excellence Award, ASQ, USA

Subjects taught: PEC: Materials engineering, Metallurgical engineering design, Manufacturing (Foundry, welding, Powder Metallurgy), Total Quality Management. Industrial Engineering, Project management, Environmental degradation of Metals, Environmental Management, Operations and Materials Management, Industrial Engineering etc. (recent papers published and recent accomplishments appended).

It should be my endeavour to continue implementing improvement initiatives innovatively.

(Priyavrat Thareja)

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Launching of New Academic Programmes:
(a) ab initio Development of curricula of ME (TQEM) a unique programme on total quality engineering and management, and the only engineering post graduate course in the world, from 2009-2011.
(b) Was instrumental for initiating evening shift in educational delivery at PEC
(c) Proponent of programme on ME self supporting basis at PEC
(d) developed syllabus for post Diploma, ME, in Hospital Engineering and MBA (Hospital Systems) on behalf of Institute of Hospital Engineering (offered to/at IGNOU, DTE Haryana, Anamalai Univ)
N.B. ME (TQEM) has been offered and running successfully.

Curriculum Development and Programme initiation – 1st Time:
a) A Design course in Metallurgical Engineering Curricula for the first time now titled “CAMED” (Computer Aided Metallurgical Engineering Design ( offered at PEC since 1982)
b)Instrumental for bringing in TQM and ISO as a course to BE/ MBA programmes in India (workshop & syllabus development) in 1996
c) Curriculum design for MBA in Hospital systems, ME (hospital engineering), Post Diploma ( DTE Haryana), and IGNOU on behalf of Institute of Hospital Engineering (paper: Mehta J C, Thareja P, “India’s skill development mission progress”, IFHE DIGEST, International Federation of Hospital Engineers, Jan 2011)

STANDARD development: ANSI/ISO/ASQ Z1.11- 200X; AMERICAN NATIONAL STANDARD , QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM STANDARDS — , REQUIRMENTS FOR EDUCATION ORGANIZATIONS (American Society for Quality Standards Committee) Member Authors’ group (Published by ASQ press in May 2011).
• Group Member: Improvement of 8 Quality Management Principles (8 QMP’s)

Introducing Innovations in teaching:
(a) Use of Automation in instructions: Proficiency in use of Interactive Board (teaching full semester courses).
(b) Teaching of large classes of say 262 students (e.g. of 230 ME + 32 Ph.D students) Design Of Experiments & Research Methodology (DOE-RM) for 7 years.
(c) Developed the course on CAMED (computer Aided Metallurgical Engineering Design)- a design course for the first time in Metallurgical Engineering Education
(d) Was instrumental in initiating ‘TQM’ as course in degree programmes in engineering, [after having organised a national workshop for teaching of TQM and ISO 9000 to engineering & Management students in 1996 (as organising secretary)].

Introducing Innovations in Examinations:
(a) Innovated & introduced Multichoice –confidence integrated question papers

Innovations in Engineering:
-Conceptual Models in
(i) TQM –AUM model
(ii) Innovation model
(iii) Entrepreneurship (GRIP model)
(iv) My core experimentation has helped improve industrial competitiveness, through a model COMpro (Competence Protocol), used by mega consultant “D&B-India”(Dun and Bradley) for Global Manufacturing Competitiveness, financed by DSIR, (GOI) and has facilitated training for compettitude (competence + attitude) at industries.
-Innovated several processes; viz swarf forming process, for resource recycling

Rendering Knowledge Based Advice and Consultancy:
(a) Validation of the Doordarshan Tower (in strategic – defence use) at Amritsar. – fee charged aprox. Rs 7000
(b) Corrosion resistance of bathroom fitting (for Jal- bathroom fitting , conducted as a ME thesis work of Mr. Ram Singh, 2012-13; and under the collaborative responsibility with MIA (Mohali Industries Association)- successfully completed.
(c) Corrosion blackening of Aluminum ACSR conductor as a ME thesis work of Mr. Arshdeep Singh, 2012-13 (Apar Industries, Nalagarh)
(d) Defect Reduction in RDX- TNT castings for TBRL – Implementation of directional solidification to TBRL (Terminal Ballistic Research Centre (in pursuance of MOU with PEC)

Organising National/ International Conference:
(a) Chairman Technical committee, Chairman Educational/ industry visits/ member Technical Paper committee: Indian foundry congress & IFEX 2011, 11-13 Feb 2011 at Chandigarh, Institute of Indian Foundrymen, Calcutta
(b) Organising Chairman of National Seminar on Competitive Product Development in collaboration with MIA (Mohali Industries Association) & TBRL (Terminal Ballistic Research Centre), with Dr Kathuria as an invited key note speaker from Univ of Toyoda, Japan
(c) Organising Co-Chairman of National Seminar on TQM (5-6 march, 1996) (collaboration of IIF/ IIM) & national workshop on implementing TQM and ISO 9000 in engineering curricula, Sept 1996, at PEC
(d) As secretary of IIM and Chairman of IIF organised several seminars: National Seminar on secondary steels (IIM), S.G iron, Zero defect, sound metal sound casting, etc (IIF)

Key Note Lectures at International Conferences:
1.Tamhankar Memorial Lecture,” Innovating with Powder Metallurgy for a Breakthrough Tomorrow’, International Conference on Powder Metallurgy, and Additive Forming P/M 13. 7-9 Feb. Powder Metallurgy Association of India (PMAI) at, Pune
2. Invited talk & session chair on “Energy Initiatives in Manufacturing- the Indian Experiences and issues” in 8th Advanced manufacturing Conclave 7 XXV International Conference on Manufacturing Research, Univ Of Durham. UK, 16th Sept 2010, session chair, with respective papers published.
3.Invited Key note talk at BRICS Foundry Forum, Brazil Published as: Priyavrat Thareja “Competitive Foundry Through Integration of TIPS (Technology, Innovation, Product Design, and Process Systems), Trends in Mechanical Engineering & Technology Volume 1, Issue 2-3, December 2011, Pages 9–17. [also in Indian Foundry Journal, Vol 58, No 1, Jan 2012]. (one of 3 invited speakers from India).

Key Note Lectures at National Conference:
1. Delivered inaugural Key Note Lecture in “Gripping Entrepreneurship traits Securely”, National Conference on ‘Dynamics of Entrepreneurship Development, Chandigarh, 21-22 Nov,2013 + chaired technical session-1
2. Delivered A S Sekhon Memorial Lecture at The institution of Engineers (India), 2010
3. Delivered key note lecture Thareja P ” NAVIGATING SUCCESS THROUGH QUALINNOVATION (also in Proceedings) National Conference on Electronics, Instrumentation and Embedded Systems, ( March 8, 2013) Ed Chawla P et al, New Delhi Bharti Publications,
4. Key Note lecture : Thareja P “The Driver Screws Up 2 Success”, National Conference on Structuring Innovation Through Quality (SITQ- 2013), March 19-20 2013
5. Key Note lecture, and session chair: Thareja P “Green manufacturing” Key Note lecture, and session chair, National Conference of Climate Change and Water, Jaipur, March 18- 19, 2013

Expert Lectures / Workshops:
1. Thareja P “Modern Trends In Boiler Operation & Maintenance” , Regional Workshop – Operation and Maintenance of Boilers, organised on by National Productivity Council (NPC) at Ludhiana, March 5, 2013,
2. Thareja P ” Reengineering the Engineering Instituions thru TQM, on 19.08.2013 at NITTTR
3. Thareja P: ISO 9000, TQM and 6 Sigma applied to Education, NITTTR FDP on Industry-Institute Partnership & Establishment of Entrepreneurship Development Cells 19 - 23 August, 2013
4. Thareja P: Quality Assurance in Technical Education on 11/2/2013 at NITTTR
5. Thareja P “Intellectual Property Rights, The Rights and Responsibilities For Academics Extension Lectures Delivered on E- TV

Book Chapters/Proceedings
1. Thareja P, (2011 ), ‘Inculcating The Necessary Wisdom About Environment Through Quality Pedagogy’ proceedings of National Seminar On Environmental Management In Metallurgical Industries -EMMI-2010 , (March 15-16, 2010, Institute Of Technology , Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005), Publisher: Allied Publisher P Ltd, New Delhi, ISBN: 978-81-8424-728-2;

2. Thareja Priyavrat, (2012), “Ethical Governance For Excellence and Sustainability” In Future Directions In Management - Selected Scholarly Papers On Ethics, Governance, Excellence And Sustainability, Edited by Sorab Sadri and Urvashi Makkar, Bharati Publications, New Delhi -6 (Book Chapter)

3. Priyavrat Thareja (2012), Holean Human Leadership In Future Directions In Management - Selected Scholarly Papers On Ethics, Governance, Excellence And Sustainability, Edited by Sorab Sadri and Urvashi Makkar, Bharati Publications, New Delhi -6 (Book Chapter)

Continuing Education programmes
Thareja P “Quality Assurance in Technical education 15 March 2013, Extension Lectures Delivered on E- TV
Thareja P “Intellectual Property Rights, The Rights and Responsibilities For Academics Extension Lectures Delivered on E- TV

Undertaking Extension and Field outreach activities
(a) ‘Approved Lean Consultant’ for implementing Lean by National Productivity Council (NPC) (b) Functioned as QMS auditor for consultancy projects undertaken by NPC
(c) Projects on Value Stream mapping etc. (Implemented at Swaraj Foundry division, Punjab Tractors Ltd )
(d) Developed a management tool COMpro (Competitiveness Protocol) + implemented in several industries.)
(e) Delivered TERI Expert lecture to Haryana Chamber of Commerce
(f) Acted as a Advisory board member, Research Advisory board, and board member to NISST (National Institute of Secondary Steel technology) in various capacities from 1990 onwards.
(g) Examiner: 7th Northwest Quality Award, (also the Capstone project on Binder development in Ferrites, carried out by Mr Puneet Soni in final year Met Engg in year June 2010 won the 2nd prize in Medium Enterprise category. The team was sponsored by Cosmo Ferrites Ltd Jabli.
(h) Guest of honour at ‘Aaveg’ Techfest Yadvindra College of engineering Pbi University, Talwandi Sabo 25th Oct 2013.

Judge: qualified as a judge for Team Excellence Award 2011, 2012 International Quality competition held at Ball Aerospace labs USA: American Society of Quality. (having passed test and pre- training) In 2011 and 2012

PUBLICATIONS : only of 2013

A series on Total Quality Organisation through People : 47 parts already published
1. Thareja P (2014) (Part 48) The Holes in Holistic [Founding] A Total Quality Organization Thro’ People”, FOUNDRY, A Journal of Progressive Metal Casters, Vol. xxvi, No. 1, issue 151, Jan/Feb. 2014 pp
2. Thareja P (2013) “MIND ASSETS CONTROL” (Part 47), A Total Quality Organization Thro’ People”, FOUNDRY, A Journal of Progressive Metal Casters, Vol. xxv, No. 6, issue 150, Nov/Dec. 2013 pp 71-76
3. Thareja P (2013) “XPORTIZE 2DECONTROL (Part 46), A Total Quality Organization Thro’ People”, FOUNDRY, A Journal of Progressive Metal Casters, Vol. xxv, No. 5, issue 149, Sep/Oct. 2013
4. Thareja P (2013) “FAIR’ly Absolving Of Failures(Part 45), A Total Quality Organization Thro’ People”, FOUNDRY, A Journal of Progressive Metal Casters, Vol. xxv, No. 4, issue 148, July/Aug.. 2013
5. Thareja P (2013) “Chak De (Part 44) A Total Quality Organization Thro’ People”, FOUNDRY, A Journal of Progressive Metal Casters, Vol. xxv, No. 2, issue 146, March/April.. 2013
6. Thareja P (2013) “ACTION IS THE RESPONSE (Part 43), A Total Quality Organization Thro’ People”, FOUNDRY, A Journal of Progressive Metal Casters, Vol. xxv, No. 1, issue 145, Jan/Feb.. 2013
7. Priyavrat Thareja “Reengineering Engineering Education Through Total Quality Methodology”, Current Trends In Mechanical Engineering & Technology Vol 3, No 3 (2013) pp 35-50
8. Priyavrat Thareja “Innovative Process Renovation in Phosphating for Corrosion (Resistance), Energy & Quality Improvement” Journal of Materials & Meeallurgical Engineering & Technology VOL 3, NO 3 (2013), pp 23- 27
9. Thareja P, Atul Sharma (2013) “Lean Learning?”, Journal of Production Research & Management, Vol 3, No 3 (2013)
10. Thareja P, Thareja Mannu, Committing to Green, Brushing by Green Standardization, Journal of Energy, Environment and Carbon Credits, (2013, pp 1-10
11. Priyavrat Thareja “Sustaining Competitiveness Though Innovation”, Trends in Mechanical Engineering & Technology Vol 3, No 2 (2013) (51-59)
12. Priyavrat Thareja Exploring Qualte-k-nology for a Breakthrough Tomorrow (Quality of, say, Particulate Technology Knowledge) OmniScience : A Multi-disciplinary Journal Vol 3, No 2 (2013)
13. Tushar Khandelwal, Priyavrat Thareja, “A Novel Way to Cleaner Combustion”, Journal of Production Research & Management, Vol 3, No 2 (2013)
14. Thareja P, (2013) “ An Environment: Wide or Wise”, OmniScience : A Multi-disciplinary Journal Vol 3, No 1
15. Thareja P, (2013) “Soft Skills in Teaching and Learning”, Journal of Production Research & Management, Vol 3, No 1
16. Thareja, Priyavrat, ‘Cognitive Proficiency Of Budding Foundrymen’.” Indian Foundry Journal 59.5 (2013)

Book Chapter
i. Thareja P, Good God - The Old Man, in Singh, Charu Sheel; Mishra, Binod (ed) (2013), Exiled Among Natives, An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Adhyayan Publishers, Delhi, pp158-160
ii. Thareja P, The Traits of Quality People, ibid, pp158-160

Papers in Conferences/ Seminars
1. Hem Raj and P Thareja, “Rim Manufacturing contraventions Using Taguchi’s Parametric Design” presented at National Conference on Advances in Manufacturing Technology, May 23 – 24, 2013., NITTTR
2. P Thareja, “Creativity & Innovation Starved Entrepreneurs - Viciously worsening Quality of Tomorrow World” National Conference on ‘Dynamics of Entrepreneurship Development Chandigarh, 21-22 Nov, 2013, NITTTR
3. Honey Garg and P Thareja, “The science of strengthening self sustenance through Diffusion, ibid
4. Singh Avtar and P Thareja , “The Dynamics of Practical Entrepreneurship” ibid
5. Khandelwal Tushar, Brar Balraj, Thareja P, Creativity & Innovation Starved Entrepreneurs- Viciously worsening Quality of Tomorrow World”, ibid

Communicated: Book Chapters
(i) Priyavrat Thareja Ethics In HRM –The Helicoptor View , communicated (Vol 1)
(ii) Priyavrat Thareja: Monkeys & Apes at the adorned gates,
Let them pass over, the society awaits (Vol 2)
In A Compendium Of Scholarly Papers On Human Behaviour(Vol I : Individual And Society edited by T K Jain; Keshav Nath; Priyavrat Thareja) IN PRESS

Technical/ Research papers accepted (in Press):
1. Priyavrat Thareja*, Atul Sharma, Lean Learning Through VSM, JOPMR,
2. Priyavrat Thareja, “Committing To Green, Brushing By Green Standardisation”, J of Envt, Ecology
3. Priyavrat Thareja, Mannu Thareja, Gurukula: The Preface of a Cool Education Environment; submitted to OMNISCIENCE

Submitted, under Review
(i) Industry Respo

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