TAFE DBR Wins NCQC Awards at Kolkata

Nine teams from TAFE DBR participated in the National Convention on Quality Concepts organized by the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), held between 20-23 December, 2013, at Kolkata. QCFI is a national professional body that aims at propagation of quality concepts and philosophy with special focus on Quality Circles.


Of the nine teams, six teams won the Par Excellence Award and three teams bagged the Excellence Award. The teams Peacock, Daffodils, Rainbow, Challenger, Roaring Lions, Phoenix, Crusaders, Ganga and Thunder have demonstrated leadership standards of Total Quality Management (TQM) at the Doddaballapur plant and are sure to take manufacturing to an all new level, with the able guidance of Mr. V. Srinivasan, AVP-TAFE DBR Operations.


Congratulations to all the participants and the entire DBR team for this landmark achievement.





TAFE Voice Against Noise – Corporate Citizenship Initiative

With an aim to spread awareness among Chennai citizens about the ill effects of noise pollution caused by excessive honking, TAFE launched a unique initiative called Voice Against Noise, in association with the Chennai Traffic Police, who had earlier initiated a ‘no-honking’ campaign of their own.

The first stage of the Voice Against Noise campaign was a Facebook poster contest, wherein the public was invited to send in entries in the form of graphic designs, sketches, paintings, and many other forms of art, and these entries were published on the TAFE Facebook page and were up for voting. Voting had a 50% weightage in the contest winning criteria. The other 50% weightage was for jury decisions. The contest from November 22 – 29, and was open for voting till December 1. Post this, entries were screened and given scores by jury members. Facebook ‘likes’ and ‘shares’ were taken into consideration for the above mentioned 50% weightage for voting.

Three winners of the contest won a cool digicam each. Due to the overwhelming response of 100+ entries, the jury felt that six other participants should be given a jury’s choice prize for their excellent submissions. 

Thus, the FB contest stirred up a lot of user engagement on our Facebook page and created a lot of buzz about the campaign.

Now that the word was out, it was time for the on-ground activity. With an aim to make this an community inclusive activity, we approached top colleges in and around our Corporate Office to provide us with student volunteers. We received a very enthusiastic response from four colleges, namely Ethiraj College for Women, Stella Maris College, M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, and Loyola College. These colleges provided us a set of enthusiastic students who were the driving force of the on-ground activity. 

The winning posters were printed for display with due credit to the winning participants, and these were distributed to each of these colleges. The students made sure that these posters were put up in places of public interest within a two kilometer radius around their college.

This was just the promotion stage. The execution of the main on-ground activity took place on December 6-7 where students took the cause to the streets of Chennai.

To mentor these college teams, we appointed TAFE volunteers with each team.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited were kind enough to permit us to station our teams in 25 of thier petrol pumps in various main roads all over the city.

Now the teams were set, the locations were set. Through December 6 and 7, the on-ground activity was carried out 26 petrol bunks, the SImpsons Group building at Mount Road, and our Sembium estate near Perambur, where TAFE volunteers solely carried out the activity. Campaign bookmarks carrying information on ill effects of honking, campaign stickers for bikes, car steerings, and bumpers were handed out to each team as part of their campaign kit, which also consisted of campaign T shirts, caps and refreshments. 

Once the activity began, volunteers approached motorists at their repsective bunks, and handed over campaign material to them after a brief explanation about the cause, post which the stickers were placed on the motorists’ vehicles, leaving them with a final line ‘Think before you honk’. In a span of two days, our volunteers were able to reach an approximate of 7000 vehicles, which is a very commendable number.

So, the on-ground activity ended on a high-note. We then decided to have a felicitation ceremony for all the participating students, colleges and campaign partners at Hyatt Regency, Anna Salai, on December 10. The chief guests of the occasion were Mr. Mageskumar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Traffic – North, and Mr. T R Kesavan, Chief Operating Officer – Product Strategy and Corporate Relations, TAFE. 

In this event, contest winners, jury choice winners, student participants, colleges, and supporting authorities were awarded trophies and certificates for their dedicated support and involvement in the Voice Against Noise campaign. The event was followed by lunch. 

Overall, the event was a very good exercise, as it brought together various sections of the community for a noble cause.



TAFE presents INNOVISTA, a program for budding engineers from various colleges to showcase their innovative and inspiring projects.

This platform not only brings closer to next generation but also brings technology and automation capabilities of engineers to the society around us. 

Join us on 19th December at Sembium Gurukulam from 10am – 4pm where we showcase an overall number of 60 projects, exhibited by 281 students totally, from the following colleges – Alagappa Chettiar College of Engineering and Technology – Karaikudi, Bannari Amman Institute of TEchnology – Coimbatore, Government College of Technology, Institute of Road and Transport Technology, Kongu Engineering College – Erode, MAM College – Trichy, PSG College, Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology – Coimbatore, and SVCE – Chennai.

The exhibition is followed by an award ceremony.

This program is brought to you by TAFE CAMPUS CONNECT. 


K Venketraman Touches the Finishing Line at Wipro Chennai Marathon

The Wipro Chennai Marathon is a premier running event in the city of Chennai organised by Chennai Runners and Wipro Technologies.  Last years’ edition TWCM 2012 brought over 6000 runners from all over the country and world participating in 3 different categories (Full Marathon, Half Marathon and 10 KM Run).

Two of the TAFEites, Venketaraman (HRD – R&D) and Balaji (Hydraulics – R&D) were there to prove their might. Balaji was there for the event directly after an official Madurai tour and made it to the finishing line along with Venketaraman within the stipulated time.  Both of them have made us proud by touching the finishing line of the Half Marathon. From the day TWCM 2013 was announced, Venketaraman has remained focused. He was practising it for the last 8 weeks to achieve this feat. Congratulations to Venketaraman and Balaji for their achievement.

Let’s hope we have a few more entries for the TWCM 2014. For the benefit of new entrants a training manual is available for download by clicking the link.

Run TAFE Run…


Freelancers Meet

Some freelancers in Punjab were recently invited for a get-together and were introduced to TMTL Engines Division, its products and features, USP’s of TMTL-Eicher engines and gensets and the TMTL 24×7 service. We are happy to meet all of you in person and thank our Ludhiana based dealer for organizing this event.


eCIMP Bi-Monthly Theme

‘Ideas to Save Money’ is the eCIMP theme for December 2013 and January 2014.

All the suggestions, 3M, QCC and CFT must focus on cost saving for the next two months.

Send your entries now!