Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director of Reliance Industries (RIL) was given the IMC Juran Quality Medal 2009 on Friday.
While accepting the award at the function hosted by Indian Merchants’ Chamber, Ambani said the quality of education is the bedrock of progress.
“As Indians, we need to overcome our chalta hai attitude. We need to focus on Juran — the global guru on quality — and not jugad (arrange),” said Ambani. Insisting on quantity with quality as the way forward, Ambani said one cannot exist without the other.
At the function, 30 organisations were presented the IMC-Ramakrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2009 in the manufacturing, service, education and healthcare sectors. Congratulating the winners, Ambani said, “There is no doubt that India can achieve sustainable double digit growth. We are often talking about quantity but also need to talk about quality.”
Talking about education, he said the Reliance Foundation is planning a world-class university, which is likely to come up in Delhi or Mumbai. The foundation is looking for suitable land for the project. “The Stanfords and Oxfords of education should be in India,” Ambani said.