Part Time Certificate Course
Statistical Quality Control

Six Sigma Green Belt

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Statistical Quality Control (SQC) has acquired great significance in India in the context of rapidly growing industrialisation and economic activity and the corresponding need to make the best possible use of domestic resources for the manufacture of goods and services of high quality at low cost and to sell such products at competitive prices in the world market. Consequently, there has been a growing demand from the industry for persons trained in techniques and approach of SQC. To meet this, the Indian Statistical Institute has established training bases at Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Coimbatore & Pune.

To have a competitive edge in the market, many organizations are implementing ISO / TS / CMM / Six Sigma activities. There is a crying need for manpower who are adequately trained in the Statistical Techniques required for these activities.

To ensure speedy growth of Quality Movement in the country, apart from imparting training to the Executives of the top managerial echelon, a substantial portion of training efforts will have to be directed towards middle and operations management cadres.

The present course that leads to a Certificate in Statistical Quality Control is designed to fulfil the above need. Also, successful candidates will be provided with Six Sigma Green Belt certification. It will be particularly useful to persons employed in the Middle / Operational level belonging to any functions in Industrial, Commercial and Scientific institutions. 


The course is intended to provide intensive training in the theory and practice of SQC. The emphasis would be on equipping the students with basic practical skills in SQC approach with sufficient theory to understand the principles involved to develop in them the power of systematic thinking, practical approach and exposition

Classroom lectures will be supplemented by case studies, tutorials, home assignments, seminars and group discussions

Each candidate must undertake  project work on a live problem in their respective organisations during regular working hours as part of the course. The ISI will assist the participants in the formulation of project work in consultation with respective management, and provide general supervision. For the award of the Certificate, the candidate should satisfactorily complete the practical work and submit the report

The Course covers Statistical Techniques for ISO / TS / CMM / Six Sigma.

Additional sessions are conducted on Six Sigma to enhance knowledge and skills of the participants.


The course extends for about 9 months from January to September. Classes will be held on Saturdays : (14:00 to 18:00 hrs) and Sundays : (09:30 to 13:30 hours.)


Indian Statistical Institute, 8th Mile, Mysore Road, Bangalore -560 059.


For admission to all its programmes, the Institute follows a policy consistent with the national policy on reservation for candidates from the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC) and Differently Abled (DA) categories (collectively referred to as reserved categories). Reservation of Seats for Scheduled Caste / Tribe (SC/ST) Candidates: 22½% of the numbers of seats in this programme (15% for SC and 7½% for ST). Reservation of Seats for Other Backward Classes - Non Creamy layer- (OBC): 27% seats of the numbers of seats in this programme. 

Reservation of Seats for Differently Abled (DA) Candidates: Three percent (3%) of seats will be horizontally reserved (that is, in each category (ST, SC, OBC and GEN)) for differently-abled (DA) candidates. The benefit of reservation will only be given to those who have at least 40% physical disabilities. A candidate belonging to the DA category will get a relaxation of 30% on the General Qualifying Score at each stage of the selection process. Such candidates will be required to produce an original certificate issued by district medical board/competent authority at the time of the written test. 

Tution Fee 

A tuition fee of Rs. 10,000/- + Rs. 1,000/-for course material is payable in one instalment at the time of admission. This fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.


Admission is restricted to persons studying/working in Industrial, Commercial or Scientific Organisations whose candidature is sponsored by their organisations.

Diploma in any branch of Engineering or Technology from a recognised Institution or Bachelor’s degree (with mathematics at least up to the PUC level or equivalent) from a recognised University or Institution.

The sponsoring organisation must ensure regular attendance of their candidate at the classes, adequate opportunities for the candidate to carry out the project work on some problem of interest to them and transport facilities and hospitality to the visiting faculty for supervising the project work.

Scheme of Instruction

Classes will generally be held on Saturdays (14:00 to 18:00 hrs) and Sundays (09:30 to 13:30)

The course comprises of lectures, practical exercises, assigned reading, home tasks, tutorials, seminars, group discussions and project studies.

Project work will run concurrently outside the class hours in the candidate’s own organisation

Teaching faculty will consist of specialists from the SQC & OR Unit and experts in different areas

Teaching faculty will also guide the students in their project studies


    a. For Certificate in Statistical Quality Control

  • Each candidate’s performance shall be judged through classroom exercises, home assignments, periodical tests, final examination and project report.
  • The final examination shall be conducted by a Teachers’ Committee consisting of the teaching faculty and external experts on four days during the regular working hours of the SQC & OR Unit.
  • The final examinations will be held during the months of November / December the same year. The candidates who do not submit their project study reports at least one week before the commencement of the examinations will not be allowed to sit for the examinations.
  • The percentage marks obtained in the home assignments, periodical and final examinations are combined in the ratio 1:1:3 to obtain a single percentage score for each student in each paper.
  • A candidate shall be declared to have passed the course if he/she fulfils all of the following: has a minimum attendance of 75%, has carried out the project work, has a satisfactory conduct, has no composite score of less than 25%, obtains not more than one composite score below 45% and has an overall composite score of 45% or above
  • A candidate will be declared to have passed with distinction if he/she fulfils the aforementioned criteria and obtains 60% or above in all the 4 papers
  • A failed candidate or a candidate who does not appear for the final examination will be permitted to appear in the final examination of the next batch. This shall be his/her last chance. Grades shall be awarded to the student based purely on the marks obtained at this examination
  • A candidate absents at a periodical test may be allowed to write a supplementary Periodical Test.
  • Normally, fees are not charged for the periodical tests or the final examinations. However, a fee of Rs. 100/-(Rs. One Hundred only) per test shall be charged for those writing Supplementary Periodical Tests.

Each candidate shall be awarded marks for the following 4 subjects

Subject Maximum Marks
Statistical Methods100
SQC Techniques (Theory)100
SQC Techniques (Practical)100
Project Work100

For Six Sigma Green Belt

Candidates will be certified after successfully passing the applicable test.

Award of Certificate

A candidate who is declared to have passed the course will be awarded the Certificate in Statistical Quality Control.

Also, successful candidates will be provided with Six Sigma Green Belt certification.