Dr Narayanaswami Ravichandran

Director, India Japan Lighting (Current) Chief Mentor, UCAL Fuel systems (Current), India Japan Lighting, UCAL Fuel systems

Areas of Interest:

Lean Manufacturing, Total Quality Management, Toyota Production Systems, 7 QC Tools, Shainin Techniques of DOE, Quality Management Systems, Shop floor Management, TPM, Plant Layout, Management Leadership, Total Employee Involvement..


Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Production Engineering, Quality Management Systems & Practices, TQM, TPM.

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Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

Educational / Academic institutions, Industry (Private), Industry (PSUs), Consultancy Firms, Individuals

Major Professional Contributions:

Dr. N. Ravichandran is an outstanding engineer who headed Lucas-TVS (Private) Limited and served the Organization for 47 years, India's premier auto electric companies as President and CEO. He combines rich practical manufacturing experience with academic credentials. At operational Level, he is one of India's leading exponents of Total Quality Management and was instrumental in the company wining the Internationally renowned Deming Prize for Quality and the even rare Japan Quality Medal, recognized world over as the Ultimate Mark of Quality. He is the Second recipient from India of the title "Academician" from the International Institute of Quality for his contributions in the field of TQM..

Professional Experience:

  • V.P (Manufacturing Development)- Lucas TVS
  • Executive (V. P Operations) – Lucas TVS
  • President and CEO, Lucas TVS Ltd., Chennai (Retd).
  • Director, India Japan Lighting (Current)
  • Chief Mentor, UCAL Fuel systems (Current).


Manufacturing Systems, TQM.


Contact Information


DR. N Ravichandran
Old no 61/New no 16,
Seethamma road, Alwarpet
Chennai – 600018
Tamil nadu

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  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, 1968, College of Engineering, Guindy, Chennai
  • M.B.A, 1975, University of Madras
  • PhD, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, 2004, Anna University, Chennai


Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • All India Management Award-National Competition for Young Managers- 1981
  • Udyog Ratan Award, Institute of Economic Studies, Chennai- 2001
  • Outstanding Contribution Award, QCFI- 2005
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Frost & Sullivan – 2006
  • NIQR – Bajaj Auto Award for Outstanding Quality Man for the year 2006
  • Ashoka Award for Quality, Indian Society for Quality -2007
  • ACADEMICIAN – International Academy Quality – 2010.

Link to Website

INAE Section Affiliated III: Mechanical Engineering

Year of Election to Fellowship: 2015

Year of Birth: 1947