The Thinkers50 has ranked quality guru Subir Chowdhury among world's top 50 thinkers for the year 2017.
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One of the world’s pre-eminent experts on quality and process improvements, Subir Chowdhury is the #1 international bestselling author on SIX SIGMA philosophy, often hailed as a “leading Quality expert,” and by Business Week as “the Quality Prophet”.
Subir Chowdhury is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and is currently the Chairman and CEO of ASI Consulting Group, LLC. He is the author of 15 books. His latest book THE DIFFERENCE: When Good Enough Isn’t Enough (Crown Business, 2017) made it to the USA Today Bestseller list as well as National Bestseller in India.
Through the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Foundation, he founded the Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability at IIT Kharagpur, the first of its kind in Asia, for all IIT students who desire academic training in the concepts of quality assurance. Modules on quality and reliability are designed for engineering processes and their impact on environment and life in general.
To help promote understanding of how quality affects all levels of business function and public policy, Chowdhury has launched an app “Subir Chowdhury: Quality is Everyone’s Business” available o Android and iOS platforms.
In a unique gesture, Shri Ajit Jain of Berkshire Hathaway donated stocks of Berkshire to the IITKGP US Foundation for his Alma Mater IIT Kharagpur (IITKGP). The news was confirmed by Foundation office on July 10.
Alumnus Dr. Sanjay Banerjee, has been named as the recipient of the 2017 University Research Award, conferred by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC).
The IIT Kharagpur Alumni Chapter, UK has been inaugurated on Friday, 12th May 2017 at an elegant London landmark, the historic Bentley (http://thebentley-hotel.com/). We are super excited and look forward to meeting you.
Please see http://alumni.iitkgp.ac.in/content/launch-iit-kharagpur-alumni-chapter-uk for details.
IIT Kharagpur announces the Shyamal and Sunanda Ghosh Endowment Scholarship and the Shyamal and Sunanda Ghosh Institute Chair Professorship Award from the Academic Year 2016-17 with a recent contribution of Rs. 40 Lakhs from alumnus Sri Shyamal Ghosh (ME /60/ RP) and his wife Smt. Sunanda Ghosh.
The scholarship will be awarded to the best student of each year for the class of 1st to 4th year of B.Tech.(Hons.)/Dual Degree courses of Mechanical Engineering Department having his/her annual family income not exceeding Rs 10.00 lakh. The Chair Professorship Award will be awarded for a period of 3 years to a permanent Professor, with research interests in the area of Design and Manufacturing of Mechanical Structures and Mechanisms at IIT Kharagpur in addition to his/her usual Institute salary.
Sri Shyamal Ghosh (ME 226/60, RP) pursued a career in mechanical engineering for 30 years in the field of Material Handling Machine Design. He worked at MAN AG (now MAN SE) in Germany followed by Jessop & Co in India, and as Chief Engineer at Robins Engineers of Tata Robins Fraser in the USA. After opting for an early retirement, he joined American Express (later Ameriprise) and owned a very successful financial planning business for 22 years. He is currently retired and lives in New Jersey, USA. Smt. Sunanda Ghosh is an artist (painting and musical instruments). She received her M.A. from Kolkata University.