Prof. Dr. Dinesh P. Chapagain
Industrial Engineer by profession, Dinesh P. Chapagain is a firm believer of quality in products, services, people and the country in their prosperity. Professor of Management and former dean of school of engineering at Kathmandu University Nepal has presented dozens of research papers on quality and productivity in various international conferences and has authored, edited and translated nine books on these subjects. He has worked in large scale public and private organizations from field level engineer to top management. Prof. Chapagain had given advisory services to international government and non-government agencies in policy planning, especially on quality, ICT, and labour relations. He was the main architecture of the National Business Excellence Award (2001) established by FNCCI, and also jury for subsequent years. He established two important institutions for the development of quality in Nepal, NQPCN (Network for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness Nepal, 2004) and QUEST-Nepal (Quality Circles in Education for Students’ Personality Development, 2006). Presently, Chapagain has taken up a mission of promoting Students’ Quality Circles for developing each student a highly productive and quality conscious citizen. His book (2nd edition) Guide to Students’ Quality Circles has been circulated to 35 countries. Prof. Chapagain is conferred with Vice Chancellor Gold Medal by Tribhuban University (1964), Mahendra Bidya Bhusan (1968) and Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (1989) by His majesty’s Government Nepal. Also, Prof. Dinesh P. Chapagain is bestowed with Quality Leader Award (2005) and Life Time Achievement Award (2015) by World Council for Total Quality and Excellence, President’s Excellence Award (2010) by Asia Pacific Quality Organization, and Global Award for Outstanding Contribution to Quality and leadership by the World Quality Congress and Awards (Asia Edition).Quality.