The First Meeting regarding establishing Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Students Cell was convened on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015 at 05:00 pm at Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering, Sector No. 26, Pradhikaran, Nigdi, Pune.
Principals and HOD’s of Mechanical Departments of various Engineering Colleges in and around Pimpri Chinchwad were invited to attend this Meeting.
The purpose of this Meeting was to stress upon the need for involving Students and Faculty Members of Engineering and Management Institutes for implementing various Quality Tools such as Quality Circle, Total Product Management (TPM), Five S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, Lean Quality Circle etc in Engineering and Management Education.
Dr. Ajay Fulambarkar , Secretary QCFI Pune Chapter informed the members present that Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) Movement is very active in Industries wherein the various ‘Best Practices’ and ‘Success Stories’ are highlighted and presented by the Industrial Work Force especially operating at the Shop Floor Level.
This gives a Platform to the Operating Work Force for identifying and applying their experience and innovative approach in improving the various processes and practices. Similar approach and efforts are necessary by Engineering and Management Institutes through involvement of Faculty and Students to improve the quality of Engineering and Management Education.
Mr. Satish Kalokhe, Chairman QCFI Pune Chapter appealed to the participating Colleges to join hands in propagating the QCFI Movement in the Engineering and Management Education Institutes through Institutional Memberships and Life Membership of QCFI for Students & Faculty through utilizing the Student capabilities in the application of various Quality Tools in Technical Education.
He also mentioned that the Management Support in this QCFI Mission is very important and requested to initiate and support the QCFI Activities.
Dr. S.S. Lakade, Coordinator QCFI Students Cell Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCoE) gave a brief Presentation highlighting the following:
- Steps in formation of QCFI Students Cell
- Benefits of formation of QCFI Students Cell
- Activities by QCFI Students Cell of PCCoE on Chapter Convention, State and National Level Conventions
- Awards won by the Students
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A success story presentation was done by the Quality Circle Group of Mechanical Engineering Students of PCCoE.
This Presentation gave an overall idea to the participants to understand the nature of activities expected to be carried out by QCFI Students Cell. All the Members present appreciated the Presentation by the Students.
Mr. Anant Kshirsagar, Executive Council Member QCFI Pune Chapter said that he is committed to this movement and he will help the Colleges in interacting with the Industries so that they will have an exposure to the Industries.In the open forum some of the principal’s mentioned that change is the need of the hour and we should take this type of activity which will help the Students in their Career.
Some requested that initially QCFI should give a small Presentation about the benefits of Quality Circle in all the Colleges, to which Mr. Kalokhe agreed.Some said that they are fully convinced with the concept of starting a Student Cell in all the Colleges. To start with, his Institution will take QCFI Membership and immediately they will initiate the activities of starting Student Cell.
Almost all the Principals welcomed the Proposal and expressed their willingness to form the QCFI Students Cell at their respective Institutes
At present the Student cell will be operative from Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PCCoE), however when the Student Cells are formed in other Colleges it may function on rotation basis, if desired by any Institute.
Dr. A.M. Fulambarkar and Mr. S.K. Kalokhe concluded the Proceedings with a Vote of thanks.