Board of Directors


Mr. S J Kalokhe
Date of Birth: 18.02.1955
Address: 6B, Shakun Krishi Society,
Gokhale Nagar, Pune-411016
Mobile No: 9822649584
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Shri. Satish Jagannath Kalokhe is the President of Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI).
An engineer with B.E (Electrical), MBA in Prod & Marketing Mgt. He has been with QCFI for over 30 years in various capacities in Pune Chapter, before taking up responsibilities at national level. As president he is responsible for policy making and overall activities of the Forum. Prior to his election as president, he held several senior positions at Chapter and National level like Vice-President for the period 2012-2015 and earlier to this he was Director on the Executive Board since 2000. He was Treasurer, Secretary, Co-Chairman and chairman of the Pune Chapter since 1984. He was instrumental in establishing centre for Excellence, the only one of QCFI, along with Mrs. Leela Feroz Poonawalla the then Chairperson of the Pune Chapter.

He has 40 years of rich experience in the manufacturing industry having worked in various positions across different facets of engineering. He has worked with world class companies like M/s. Thermax Ltd, M/s. Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd and M/s. GKN Metals Pvt. Ltd (a UK based multinational company).

He has attended special courses on “Innovative operations management” conducted by AOTS, Japan; “Strategic Management” by JMA and also “Lean Graduation programme from U.K. and Germany.

He has expertise in Tools and Techniques for Quality and Productivity Improvement, cost reduction and Lean manufacturing. He has conducted more than 2000 training programmes in India and Abroad, on Quality Concepts, SQC, SPC and various management service activities.

He has participated as an organizer in all Chapter Conventions of Pune Chapter since 1984 and participated in National Conventions continuously from 2009 onwards. He also attended International Conventions (ICQCC) in 1987 and 2010.

President Emeritus

Prof. A K Mittal
President Emeritus
Mobile No: 09415134818
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Dr. A K Mittal, a doyen of industrial management engineering & operations research is advisory, guide & mentor of QCFI since 1990’s in the position of director, vice president then president & now president emeritus.

He an alumnus of IIT, Khangpur having studied for B.Tech (Mechanical) and M.Tech (Industrial Engg and operations research) and then earned M.S and Ph.D degrees in Operations Reasearch from Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Dr. Mittal has joined IIT Kanpur as Asst. Professor and having served for last four decades retired as professor.  During these years he was Head of Industrial and Management Engg & Dean, Planning and Resource Generation and also Dean, Research & Development at IIT, Kanpur.

Over the last twenty-two years taught a large number of courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students of engineering and management disciplines in the areas of Operations Research, Operations management, design and coordinated continuing education programs for executives from industries and engineering teachers

Lectured in large number of courses organized at Industry site such as Sail, Allen Bradley, TELCO, State Planning Institute etc.

He supervised Supervised 5 Ph.D and 55 Masters Thesis in the areas of Operations Research, Operations Management, IPR.  Published and presented more than 60 papers in journals and conferences. He has coordinated the following projects

  • IPR chair (Cell) MHRD
  • Development of text and visual mining tools from patents Ministry of IT
  • National Technical Manpower Project Govt. Of India
  • Institute Industry Interaction Project AICTE
  • Management of technology project AICTE
  • Recknor for Software Patents Ministry of Information Technology
  • Office Automation Project IIT, Kanpur
  • Role and Functions of Engineering Personnel in UP Govt.

He Interacted with several industries such as HAL, TELCO, Allen Bradley and industry organizations such as CII ASSOCHEM , QCFI.

He is Member of following professional societies

  • President Operational Research Society of India
  • Fellow of Institution of Engineers ( India )
  • Member Operations Research Society of U.S.A
  • Senior member Operational Research Society of India
  • Life member ISTE
Vice President

Dr. Ashok Rai
Vice President
Date of Birth: 03.01.1965
Address: C-29/61/A, KH-1, Raghublr, Maldahiya, Varanasi – 221002
Mobile No: 9415201567
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Vice President

Dr. A Sanjeva Rao
Date of Birth: 15.7.1946
Address: 38/8, Neelakanta Street, T Nagar, Chennai – 600017
Mobile No: 9380515046
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Executive Director

Mr. D.K. Srivastava
Executive Director
Date of Birth: 31.12.1955
Address: 306, III Floor, Navketan Chambers, 62, SD Road, Secunderabad – 500 003, A.P
Mobile No: 98481 28732
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Hon. Treasurer

Mr. P V Satyavratan
Hon. Treasurer & Director
Mobile No: 9885333429
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P.V. Satyavratan is a Physics graduate from Pune University, Electronics Engineer from Madras Institute of Technology, Madras and PGDBA holder from AIMA, New Delhi.  He started his carrier as a lecturer in Regional Engineering College Warangal (Now NIT Warangal).  He then joined IDL Industries.  He had a long stint in their R & D Department where a number of statistical tools were put to use practically.  He retired as General Manager (Works).

He is part of the quality circle movement ever since its inception in India. He was instrumental in starting and nurturing quality circles and ISO 9000 certification in his industry.

After retirement, he has associated himself with Quality Circle Forum of India as a Senior Faculty.  He has co-authored quite a few books published by QCFI namely Problem Solving Tools and Techniques, SMED, Six Sigma Approach to Organisational Excellence, TQM and TRIZ. He has trained many groups in statistics and quality related concepts. He has developed many course materials suitable to different levels.

Currently he is an elected Director on the Governing Board of Directors of QCFI and its Hon. Treasurer.


Date of Birth: 01.09.1954
Address: N-66, Shivalik Nagar, BHEL, Ranipur, Haridwar – 249403
Mobile No: 9411100133
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Dr. (Mrs.) Vineeta Kamran
Mobile No: 09415024810
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Dr. (Mrs.) Vineeta Kamran (M.A., M. Phil. Ph.D., English) has emerged as a dynamic academician and has been the Principal for the last Twenty Six Years. She is also the Founder – Principal of City Montessori School, Kanpur Road Campus, Lucknow.

Dr. Kamran has been trained by QCI International, USA and has travelled widely all over the World to visit various educational institutions. She has also attended & conducted various seminars, conventions, training Programmes in India and abroad on TQM and QCCs. The first school student QC-Jai Jagat was started in her school and she was the Convenor of the First International Convention on Students Quality Control Circles, ICSQCC’97 at Lucknow. She has been the spirit behind launching the International QC Academy and Human Excellence Research Center within her school which is affiliated to QCI International, USA and is also the Executive Director, World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education (WCTQEE).

She was honoured with the Best CEO Award of the Nation for the year 1997-98 by Quality Circle Forum of India, for promoting QCCs among the students at the National and International level. She was also nominated for the Woman of the Year 2000 Award by the American Biographical Institute, Inc. Dr. Kamran is also on the Board of Directors of Quality Circle Forum of India since the year 2001.

She is also a visiting Faculty for the Asian Productivity Organization. She has been appointed as the visiting fellow for the Kingston University, London, UK for imparting modules on Total Quality Management and Educational Technology. She has been the President for the All India Principal Association of ISC Schools in the year 2004. Her college has been awarded the ISO-9001-2000 certification for “Providing Education from Montessori to Degree Level”. Another achievement to her credit is the UNESCO Peace Prize to City Montessori School for the year 2002. This makes CMS the only School in the World to have achieved this honour ever. Her school has also figured as the State level Award Winning Nomination received from State / UT Govt. Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India, of Category ‘A‘ schools (Private / Govt. Aided schools) from the state of Uttar Pradesh for the year 2003. Her school is among the top schools and has been recognized with the Earthian Award for Water Conservation Project by WIPRO in the year 2014. Again in 2015 WIPRO recognized the school as the top school for the Project on Sustainability and Biodiversity.

Also as one of the active members of the American Society of Quality (ASQ), she is involved in initiating Quality Trends in Education through International Training sessions on a regular basis. She is elected as the President of Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate for the year 2011. Currently she is the Member representative of the Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate in the society of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi.

She has been awarded with the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ for Excellence in Education and her school has been awarded with the ‘Excellence in Sports Award’ by EduAce Services.


Mr. Raju Modi
Mobile No: 09376951619
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Shri Raju Modi a science graduate with chemistry and P.G. Diplomas in Industrial Safety and also in Industrial Environmental Technology and Management.  As a Quality Practitioner Shri Modi is Lead Auditor for ISO 14001 (EMS) and conversant with documentation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS and US-FDA.  He is also a work place Management (5-S) Lead Auditor.

With these qualifications Shri Modi has served many organisations since 1984 mostly in Drugs & Pharmaceuticals companies namely M/s. Glaxo Smith Kline, M/s. Zandu Chemicals Ltd., and presently with GRP ltd.  His area of work was mainly in the field of Industrial Environment, Health and safety.

Shri Modi has published technical papers on topics like Safety Performance, Environment Management, ISO 14001 and strategic planning for Hazard Identification, Risk Analysis.

Shri Modi’s contribution to QCFI is in building up a novel team in Ankleshwar Chapter to establish as a trusted partner of Industries for skill development of professionals in western India in the region of Daman/Vapi to Kutch.

Shri Modi has played a key role in establishment of QCFI – Ankleshwar Centre and getting upgradation as chapter by its active performance.  He has taken initiative to start a sub-chapter at Surat.  Since last few years Ankleshwar Chapter under his leadership has been given the responsibility of Model competition in National Conventions.

Shri Modi is associated in different capacities with other professional institutions like Bharuch District Management Association, Panoli industrial association; he is nominated an examiner by technical education board for environment technology and management course.

Shri Modi is honoured with a number of prizes and awards for his achievements individually and to the companies where he worked due to his initiatives and leadership.


Mr. Avinash Mishra
Mobile No: 09425110133
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Avinash Mishra is General Manager (HR) in Godrej Consumer Products Limited has overall 29 years of experience in different Industries and 20 years within the FMCG Industry itself. He is professionally qualified and possess Master’s degree in Economics & Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations apart from LLB. He is deeply familiar with the HR/ER/IR challenges and strategies. He designed and rolled out various innovative HR practices which have helped Godrej to bag many Awards mainly Best Managed Work force Award by Hewitt, Qimpro Awards, TPM Award by JIPM Japan, Great Place to work Award, CII-EXIM Bank business Excellence Award, Indian Manufacturing Excellence Award, Indian National Suggestion Scheme Award and Par Excellence Awards in National Convention on Quality Circle. He has been awarded by the chairman of Godrej Group Mr.Adi Godrej on “commendation for Affirmative Action” to fulfil Company Social Responsibility.

He has been regularly visiting to various industries, educational Institutions as a faculty to share his experience and knowledge with all concerned.

Shri Mishra is associated with professional associations, President of Northern MP State HR Managers Forum, Chairman, Regional Advisory Board of Central Workers Education Board, Vice President of Gwalior Management Association, Honorary Secretary of Gwalior Chapter and Director of Quality Circle Forum of India.

His Association with QC Movement is spread in all Godrej groups of industries. Contributed his service as a Judge in National & also International QC Conventions. Pioneered to spread QC movement in & around Gwalior among Schools, Colleges & Industries.

Shri Avinash Mishra has travelled widely to countries like Japan, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Turkey, Spain, UAE, Dubai, Indonesia and Hong Kong.


Mr. K Somanathan
Mobile No: 09382508445
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Shri Somanathan K, a science graduate (University first rank holder) has B.Tech degree in chemical engineering with 2nd top rank in the University has served the industry for over 40years in the fields of General Management, Project Management, supply chain management, selling and people management in various industries across India like FMCG and Home Care.

He has credit for creating world class manufacturing facility for M/s. Godrej Consumer Products at Gwalior, a Green Field Project making it best environment friendly factory.  He was also Chairman of National Safety Council, at GWALIOR during 1993 to 1998. He created a network of manufacturing facilities for M/s. Godrej Saralee in North East, Jammu, Bangladesh and Srilanka. He created Vendor Township and supported the introduction of TQM concepts with Vendor units.

He had the privilege to work the Japanese Consultants in introducing concept of LEAN manufacturing and introduced 6 Sigma concepts in manufacturing projects.

He involved in TQM practices for last two decades and guided many Quality Improvement Teams, as SGA to solve work related problems with the help of Quality Circle teams involving shop floor work force.

He retired as Executive Vice President from M/s Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., and currently engaged as consultant in various industries across the country.

He is associated with QCFI since 1992 when a chapter is established at Gwalior, involving himself as its chairman.  He supported many vendor units in starting QC movement.  He is also responsible in forming the QCFI – Guwahati Centre to propagate QC concept in North-Eras states of the country.  He is certified auditor of Quality Excellence Programme, Six Sigma green belt.  He has undergone training on various aspects of manufacturing operations and industrial management in India and also abroad.

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Mr. G P Singh
Mobile No: 09407981822

Shri Gopal Prasad Singh is an engineer with B.Tech (Electronics) and MBA (Finance) has been with SAIL-Bhilai Steel Plant since 1988.  He has varied experience for more than 27years in continuous process steel industry, process innovation and technology championing in steel making.

He received ‘MD’s trophy for most innovation manager in 2009.  He is recipient of “Vishwa Karma Rashtriya Puraskar” 4 times in the years 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2003.

He is associated with QCFI-Bhilai chapter as secretary and organized 1st international conclave on Iron & steel making (ICISM-2015).  He has participated in International conventions on Quality Concepts (ICQCC) in Lucknow, India (2002) Tokyo, Japan (2003) and in China (2007).

He has authored many technical papers in National and International Forum and builds 2 copy rights and one patent as intellectual asset.

Shri G.P.Singh is regular faculty for SAIL’S Management Training Institute in academicals field.


Mr. Satyendra Dubey
Date of Birth: 21.09.1956
Address: Late (Shri) Rameshwar Dayal, EBRO-C,
Flat No. 203, Omaxe Riviera, Rudrapur – (US Nagar), Uttarakhand
Mobile No: 9897030666
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Mr. Joy Sen Gupta
Date of Birth: 01.06.1956
Address: 273/2A, B.T. Road, Kolkata – 700036
Mobile No: 09830320935
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Shri Joydev Sen Gupta a Charted Mechanical Engineer has experience of four decades in Production and Quality Control.  His association with QCFI is since 1986.  He contributed to  QCFI Kolkata Chapter as an active & dedicated member in various capacities and in all the events of the Chapter.

He is a popular faculty of Quality Concepts and Statistical Problem Solving Techniques, especially in Bengali and English languages.  He is conducting training Programmes and workshops since 1990 and conducted till now more than 1600 Programmes throughout the nation on Quality Circles, PSTR and other allied concepts.

He is a Lead assessor on ISO 9001(QMS), ISO18001 (OHSAS) and internal auditor on ISO14001 (EMS).   He is also a member of Jury at National and International Level evaluates case-studies presented in Quality Conventions.

AB Chowdhury, Director

Mr. A.B.Chowdhury,
Mobile No: 09434023320
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Shri Amalendu Bikash Chowdhury was director QCFI earlier from 2011-2013.

He is associated with QCFI for more than two decades, working since 1995 for various activities connected with training, education and conducting workshops on Quality Circles integrated with TQM.  He is experienced consultant and trainer in the field of Quality Concepts like QC, 5S, Kaizen etc.

He is also looking after QCFI – Durgapur chapter as its’ Secretary since 1995 and has organized National Convention in 1999 (Durgapur) and in 2013 (Kolkata) as a convener apart from organizing Durgapur Chapter conventions continuously.

He has renowned as a judge to evaluate case-studies presented in all QCFI – National Conventions and also in International Conventions (ICQCC) in Beijing (2007), Bangladesh (2008) and Philippines (2009).  He also participated in International students QC convention organized by CMS, Lucknow in 2002, 2007 & 2009.


Dr.Rajiv Kumar Garg


Dr. Rajiv Kumar Garg, a Professor of Industrial and Production Engineering at NIT, Jalandhar and has teaching experience of 27years.  Dr.Garg a graduate in Mechanical Engg. And P.G in Industrial Engg. and earned Doctrate in Production Engg.  He has delivered number of expert talks/lectures at various forums. He has published 25 technical papers in reputed journals.

Dr.Garg has organized workshop on “Application of Lean Six-Sigma In India Industry”.  He is designated Director of GIFT School of Quality Productivity and wastivity. He is also a member of Board of Studies in Chandigarh University.

His contribution to qcfi is interaction conducted between academicians and industry on Modern Quality Concepts and towards adaptation Quality Circle, LQC and Problem Solving Statistical tools & Techniques.  He is also coordinating to establish a QCFI centre in Ludhiana, Punjab State.  In this regard and Industry Institute – Interaction meet was organized of GNDEC, Ludhiana.


Mr.Soma Ramakanth
Address: Biking Food Products Pvt Ltd.,
1-8-581, Near RTC Cross Road,
Indul Area, Hyderabad – 500020.
Mobile No: 9849005558
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Dr. S.G. Deshmukh
Mobile No:  09425786444
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Dr. S G Deshmukh is currently the Director of ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology & Management, Gwalior and a professor (on lien) at IIT Delhi. He earned his B Tech, M. Tech and Ph D from IIT Bombay. He has more than 27 years of teaching and research experience.

He has been actively involved in modeling and simulation of manufacturing and service systems from quality point of view. The theme of integration has been actively pursued, be it integration of power systems, integration of procurement and production distribution systems or integration of quality systems, The area of service quality has been actively pursued in the domain of health care, and education systems.

He is on the editorial board of international journals such as International Journal of Systems and Engineering; He has been coordinator of Applied Systems and Research Programme, and Quality Improvement Programme at IIT Delhi.

He has authored/Co-authored several books including one on Supply Chain Management. He has been a consultant to many leading organizations. He has developed resource material on quality management and was associated with European Union-India Technical Assistance Programme on TQM at IIT Delhi.

Dr S G Deshmukh is recipient of Lillian Gilbreth Award of IIIE, Eminent Engineer Award of Institution of Engineers, Rama Swamy Cup of IIIE and several best paper awards besides Best Book Award of ISTE (2011-12) and Lifetime Achievement Award of Systems Society of India.

Dr S G Deshmukh is affiliated with IIIE, ISME, POMS, and NCQM. Aeronautical Society and other professional organizations. He also serves on the Academic Advisory Group of PMI. Dr S G Deshmukh is associated with Gwalior chapter of QCFI and has facilitated hosting of local QCFI conventions at Gwalior.


Ms Sulochana Vadlapati
Address: Central Zone, Tirupati
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Shri K B Bharti


Dr. N. Muthukumar

Co-opted Director

Date of Birth: 16.01.1961
Address: Flat No. 16, Building No. H-15, West Winds, Akurdi,Pune – 411 044
Phone (R) – 020 – 27659223
Mobile No: 9226094801, 9822567832
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Mr. B. Balakrishnan
Vice President
Mobile No: 09842130633
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Shri B. B. Balakrishnan with professional qualifications as fellow of “Institute of Company Secretaries of India” and a member of All India Management Association” along with “Bachelor of Law” has practiced in Madurai Bar as Standing Counsel and Junior Government Pleader, before joining a leading textile mill as a law officer from where he retired after 27years of service as a General Manager (Admin & Company Secretary at present he is management consultant and practicing company secretary hence an unique asset of QCFI).

After taking voluntary retirement from service in 1997, he joined QCFI – Madurai chapter as a faculty and trainer in Modern Quality Concepts like quality Circle, Kaizen, TQM, TPM, etc. and good HR PRACTICES, FACULTY IN behavior science both for manufacturing and services industries including Govt. Organisations.   He has conducted more than 1000 Programmes in Tamilnadu, Maharashtra, and Kerala State for Govt. officers & recently in Assam state.

Shri B. Balakrishnan has been elected to the Executive Board of QCFI continuously from 2007 and elected as Vice-President of the forum in 2013.  He is also presently Vice-chairman of QCFI – Madurai chapter and instrumental in starting a sub-chapter at Coimbatore.

Shri B. Balakrishnan has rendered special contribution to 5S movement by creating awareness, training and facilitating 5 S Movement by creating awareness, training and facilitating 5 S certification process after effective 5 S implementation specifically in spinning mills of textile industries apart from other manufacturing and service sector industries like BHEL, DCW, Tata Motors and Educational Institutions and Hospitals.

He has published articles on 5 S in QCFI magazines and co-authored for the Tamil version of book entitled “5-S Practical Guide book”.

He is associated with other professional institutions like “Madurai Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries”, past President of NIIM and past President of “Rotary club of Tirunagar”.

Co-opted Director

Mr. Nishant Tripathi
Address: 77/14, Nehru Nagar (East), Bhilai, Dist. Durg, Chhattisgarh
Phone (R) – 020 – 27659223
Mobile No: 98261-26700
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