SQC & OR Unit, Chennai commenced its operations in 1959. Primarily it was meant to serve the industries in and around Chennai in their quality improvement and resource savings as a national cause, through quality control as well as assurance techniques, mainly basing decisions on data, also training industry executives in the methodologies. Over the years, as the business changed, with emergence of a battery of service industries and with development of methodologies, the nature of consulting changed to keep pace with changing times.
          It has served a wide variety of organizations, both Manufacturing and Service, Government and private, across the country through training and consultancy in the fields of Statistics and Operations Research.  The Chennai unit of ISI has to its credit several theoretical and applied research work in Statistics and Mathematics and many of the projects undertaken have been breakthrough applications.
Few of the popular training modules offered by the unit are:
  1. Six-Sigma Black Belt
  2. Six-Sigma Master Black Belt
  3. Six-Sigma Green Belt
  4. Business Analytics
We have the following four faculty members and their research interests are also indicated below:
  1. Amit K Biswas : Game Theory and Statistical Data Analysis
  2. D.Sampangi Raman : Linear Complementarity Problem(LCP), Time Series Data Analysis
  3. Surajit Pal : Reliability, Warranty cost, Statistical Process Control
  4. G.Ravindran : Global Univalence, LCP, Game Theory
Head of the Unit: Dr. Amit K Biswas
E-mail: amit[at]isichennai.res.in
Contact Address:
Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), SQC & OR Unit
110, Nelson Manickam Road,
Chennai, 600 029.
Phone : +91 44 23740612 , +91 44 23740256
Head of the SQC & OR Division: Prof. Somnath Ray