Lekhnath S Pathak is an Assistant Professor in the Central Department of Linguistics, Tribhuvan University and Secretary, QUEST-Nepal. A former Central Executive Member of NELTA, Membership Secretary and Editor of Journal of NELTA and NELTA Newsletter, he has in recent years been active in training and promoting Quality Circles in Nepal and beyond. For his contribution in the organization of 13th International Convention of Students’ Quality Circles in 2010 and promoting SQC in Nepal, he was awarded with “Quality Leader Award” by World Council for Total Quality and Excellence in Education. He was a Visiting Fellow (Overseas Teaching Fellow) to Kingston University, London, UK in 2011. This essay is a condensed version of a paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Quality organized by Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) combined with 1st Conference on Quality organized by Network for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness, Nepal (NQPCN) at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel in September 2010.
Lekhnath Sharma Pathak