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Course File of Quality Control and Competence
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Quality Control and Competence’ is a course work which must indeed cater to the Total Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Quality Management (QM) requirements of the Industry so as to ensure industrial competence. Competence is an advanced stage of competitiveness, and only reduction of COPQ, 7 big losses, etc can act as industrial saviour. Systemic deployment of Quality management can help control PONC in the society.

Since the supplier must compensate for the losses suffered by the customer, the onus of supplier (business/ Industry) to ensure own sustainability is self explanatory. In the event of maintaining Quality supremacy the paradigm of “Quality is Free” gets endorsed, while Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ) gets abated. Failing which the Price one has to pay for Non-Conformance (PONC) can be expected to exceed one’s reach .

Quality is life. Quality is availability for use. It is time. It depends upon Maintenace and repairability. HowReliability is associated need be understood.

The course work is expected to be taught using teacher’s commitment, experience and knowledge, and attitude to inculcate the same feeling of breakthrough improvement in one’s concept of controlling, monitoring and facilitation Quality of products, processes or both, in line with teachings of Guru’s of Quality, Deming, Juran and so on…with the objective to inculcate Quality through designing, controlling ( By using Statistical Quality Control (SQC) and Statistical Process Control(SPC) ) and improving knowledge of Quality Systems ( Say QMS, QFD ( Quality Function Deployment) and devise practice of applying Quality Tools ( Quality circles) to ensure Quality compliance. Principles of Quality Management and Total Quality Management, Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing Like Lean Manufacturing, JIT, Concurrent Manufacturing, Cellular Manufacturing, use of Taguchi’s concepts in Quality Management and so on

The impetus for formulating a Quality Control and Competence course, was drawn from my personal realization for the needs of inculcating spirit of saving energy, need for environmental preservation, and resource conservation. The students should feel motivated to understand the relevance of these attributes as societal requirements of today and thus effect the paradigms of Zero defect, Kaizen, and Poka Yoke to make cheaper, fuctionally efficient, Potent and competent components.

The students are advised to further their interests in order to meet the requirements in view of job opportunities available for Quality aware engineers and in view of popularity of use of Quality control and standardisation in automobile industry, aerospace, electronics,. telecommunication, etc Introduction to ISO Standards viz ISO 9001:2000, TS 16949, TL 9000, AS 9000 ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18000 etc can be introduced if required .

Objectives are to:

i) Give a critical view of Quality Technology, processes, philososphiest etc and understand features/ parameters for efficient operations

ii) Inculcate the concept of Quality Attitude and systemic understanding and Improve problem solving skills.

iii) Interrelating conventional Metallurgy knowledge with that of Quality Technology for product/ process design learning/ course

iv) Develop confidence of causing Improvements

Program Outcomes
Statements that describe what students are expected to know and are able to demonstrate at the end of course. They can be:

Knowledge of subject matter,
Abilities and skills, or
Attitudes and personal traits

The students should be regular and involved in the class. Mere physical presence, mandatory to the extent of 80 % is not a scapegoat for course completion. There are generaly no defined tutorials, as more interactive teaching in the class includes some inputs earmarked for a tutorial class.

The students will earmark a note book and /or a register for the course. At any time the teacher may inspect their class notes to evaluate the seniority. The students should bring in their calculator in the class room, so as to involve in design development.


The assessment is an important requisite. Needless to say, it will be transparent and impartial. The assessment criteria and Distribution of Marks will be:

Quiz + Surprise Tests 05 + 05

Home Assignments 10

Project 10

I mid sem exam 30

II mid sem exam 30

Seminar on mutually discussed topic 10

to improve communication skills Total 100

Total No. of Assignments 05

Total No. of Quizes 05

There will be a total of 5 Assignments .

The students are desired to complete assignments and submit the solutions in a soft/ hard copy. The acknowledgement in soft copy /or hard copy should be sought, and confirmation will be made by sharing observations, areas of improvement or constructive criticism.

Program Outcomes
Statements that describe what students are expected to know and are able to demonstrate at the end of course. They can be:

Knowledge of subject matter,
Abilities and skills, or
Attitudes and personal traits
Instructor : Prof P Thareja

Mobile 9815396006 Office Met Engg Deptt.

Compter Aided Met Engg Design Lab.

Proposed home Page:

I have authored several poems on the subject
When I was on Auditing Spree ( On ISO 9001:2000 standard)
Essence of Quality ( Definitions of Quality) Coimpetitive Quality
Quality People
Team Effort
Core Tools ( TS 16949 standard) 5-S
Some of these poems are published in Journals/ Magazines
Are probably reproduced at
Lecture Notes planned to be found at academia

Discussion group;

E mail :

Venue & Timings : T-13

As per time table

Tutorial Day and Timings: As per time table

Office Hours : Do not hesitate to meet in case of difficulty regarding the course

- Posted on November 20th, 2015 in Pages, Quality, Teaching Page, Education, Management | 1,242 Views | Comments (0)

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The formula in a nutshell:

The advice for educators:

Be lenient and practical. Let the students think for themselves. Make a list of topics to give them options. Don’t use Emerson [C N Rao] and Bacon [Munshi Prem Chand] to elucidate. Give your own writing examples and let yourself be criticized. Understand their interest and let them write about it. If they happen to be Korean [a place too distant], let them write about Park Ji Sung [their native heros] and prepare to correct a two-page essay. Well, that’s better than correcting four paragraphs made up of five sentences each.

Thareja adds- Well!

“Communication is difficult. Structurally, it gets founded over words, organised around thoughts. Words are difficult to come through, successfully, amid the thought process.
see how the blogger comments over the poem, relating her(or him)self with the challenge of matching relative speeds?”

See how the poet Angela Manalang Gloria writes:

I never meant the words I said,
So trouble not your honest head
And never mean the

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… Some egotism of this sort is inevitable, and I do not feel that it
really needs justification. Good work is not done by `humble’ men.
It is one of the first duties of a professor, for example, in any
subject, to exaggerate a little both the importance of his subject and
his own importance in it.
A man who is always asking `Is what I do
worth while?’ and `Am I the right person to do it?’ will always be
ineffective himself and a discouragement to others.

-G. H. Hardy

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Link to my author’s page

To download some of Priyavrat Thareja’s papers/ publication

Priyavrat Thareja