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IQ and Essence X Launch IQ India

IQ Group, in collaboration with their India partners launched ‘Industry Qualifications, India’, at the Smart, Secure and Sustainable Cities India: Technology and Investment Summit, convened at Windsor, UK on the 13th July 2015. IQ India will provide access to a range of IQ Group products and services, contextualized where appropriate for the Indian economy.

IQ India will offer qualifications for individuals to British and International standards in conjunction with Industry Qualifications Ltd, which is an Ofqual regulated awarding organization in the UK. Industry Qualifications and IQ India will also be developing qualifications for the Indian economy to NSQF requirements. IQ India will also offer audit and certification services for organisations, to ISO, British and other national and industry standards through UKAS approved certification body, IQ Verify Ltd.

In addition to the certification activity provided in conjunction with Industry Qualifications and IQ Verify, IQ India will also manage the Indian chapter of the Institute of Administrative Management (IAM), one of the UK’s oldest management institutes, providing Institute services and professional recognition for Indian administrative managers and personal assistants

In welcoming the agreement, Mr Raymond Clarke, Chief Executive of IQ, UK said “We are delighted to have reached an agreement to establish IQ India, which will join IQ Arabia in a growing network of international partners. Our objective has been to provide access to a wide range of international standards and certifications which is responsive to local conditions. The importance of local representation in providing service, relevance and a cultural understanding cannot be over-emphasised and we are delighted to have found such a strong partner in India”.

Mr Karan Dhaul, Director, IQ, India said “It has taken us a year’s diligence to make IQ, India a reality. Our endeavor is to provide certification backed by quality and the stringent norms of IQ, UK, across various sectors in India. We intend to develop niche qualifications for India, with an aim to bridge the gap between industry and education, which would enhance the skills and knowledge base of candidates and at the same time be acceptable in the international arena.  IQ Certification will be synonymous with quality and credibility, in addition we intend to provide organizational certification through the UKAS certified IQ Verify, as well as qualifications in Management through the 100 years old Institute of Administrative Management. With the launch of IQ India, we forsee an exciting and enriching time for the candidates and employers in India and across the Globe, with credibility and accountability weaved in with the additional layer of External Verification.” 

For further information, please contact Cdr Kartik Vig (Retd.) +91 9899 335 150 or Raymond Clarke +44 1952 457 452


Aug 14, 2015 09:12 AM