It’s now been over two weeks with the post on ‘Top 10 Quality Gurus of India’ being out on my Blog and three groups on Linkedin. We have had over 30 responses with multiple nominations. Here are some quick insights.
My definition of Guru surely was not clear. People have responded with names of quality managers (good ones I am sure) to P C Mahalanobis. This points to the lack of clarity in my original post. Apologies.
We are seeking Gurus – so they have to be in between your managers and P C Mahalanobis. Gurus should have had some original and pioneering work. I agree consultants have an advantage here. These Gurus should have done majority of their work in India.
I will be setting up a small panel to evaluate the nominations. We have support from ASQ India to help in this study.
We may have to divide the list into Gurus and Leading Practioners (or a similar title).
Early nominations include:
P C Mahalanobis
J J Irani
R V Ramchandran
Janak Mehta, TQMI
Debashish Sarakar, Avery Deninson and ICICI Bank
Mukesh Jain, Microsoft
Ramaswami Viswantahn, QAI
N C Narayanan, SSA Academy
Deepti Arora, Nokia-Seimens
Original Post - 19 June
I am looking at building a list top 10 quality gurus of India. Who are your nominees?
Some ground rules for the search.
1. You can nominate multiple Gurus. Please limit one nomination per response to this post to help me sort later.
2. Nominee must be an Indian or POI (Person of Indian Origin).
3. Most of his/her work should either have been performed in India or has benefited Indian companies.
4. Nominees can include professionals, academics, consultants, or any others who have made a significant impact.
5. Don't just lick up and nominate your Bosses!
Feel free to share this post to get more response. I aim to keep this search open till 20 July 2011.
If you are a member of ASQ India or QualityNet groups on LinkedIn, you may post your responses there as well.