To Promote Quality and Productivity Improvement
The Business and Industrial Statistics Research Group (BISRG) was formerly known as the Institute for Improvement in Quality and Productivity (IIQP). It was established in 1985 as a centre to promote quality and productivity improvement in all of its many aspects.
The role of the research group is to encourage the flow of knowledge, ideas, methods and problems between the university and business communities to their mutual benefit. Over the last decade, within the university there have been many changes to course curriculum, teaching methods and research programs because of faculty and student involvement in the BISRG and their exposure to real world quality problems. A large number of business organizations can attribute bottom line improvement to the knowledge acquired through association with the research group.
The research group is a non-profit organization. Revenues are generated by teaching and consulting activity and research grants. Excess revenues are used for promotional and research activity, especially student support.