IIT Kharagpur to set up the Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability

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IIT Kharagpur is starting the Subir Chowdhury School of Quality and Reliability (Q&R), a first of its kind in India. The Institute which set the trend for engineering, management, medical technology and IPR law education in the IITs in India, has now ventured in the domain of Quality with the aim to improve the trinity of Process, Planet and People (3P’s) targeting Engineering systems, Human systems and natural systems. The School will be truly interdisciplinary in which faculty members as well as students will be from various disciplines. Apart from traditional Q&R areas, the school will have a holistic view on QR by including various application domains of the 3P’s. The school is being named after alumnus and globally renowned Quality Expert Subir Chowdhury, the founding donor of the School.

“Quality is the first class criteria today. This affects not only products and services but our way of life and life itself. Quality hazards have