Indian Institution of Quality Assurance (IIQA) - a body registered under the Societies Act has been in the field of Quality Assurance and Inspection services since 1974. They are in active association with many industries including BHEL, Tiruchy and has been a leader in providing Quality Assurance services to many large Industries. IIQA is managed by an Executive Committee headed by Mr. P.V.K. Achan, Ex-Executive Director/BHEL, as President and experienced professionals as members.
While IIQA was carrying out significant work related to Quality Assurance, the Executive Committee decided to widen their role to training Personnel in Quality Assurance. The idea was later expanded to identify such activities for making a significant contribution in the field of Quality Management through establishment of a Centre of Excellence in India and later plan for penetration into other developing countries as well. Thus, a decision was taken to name this Centre as School of Quality Management (SQUAM). Thus, SQUAM was established in 1992 at Gundur, 3 Kms. away from Tiruchirapalli Airport on the Pudukkottai road. SQUAM has its own building located in an area of 3 acres consisting of Class Rooms, Conference Hall, Library, Laboratory, Staff Room etc.
SQUAM Advisory Council
SQUAM Advisory council functions under the Chairmanship of the President, Executive Committee/IIQA and also consists of members from BHEL, and Eminent Persons in the field of Quality Management. The Director, SQUAM is the Member Secretary of this Council.
SQUAM is approved by Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli for the Regular Courses.