The two NDT professional bodies viz. “Non-destructive Testing Society of India”, registered at Calcutta on 19th day of July, 1972 and “Indian Institute of Non-destructive Inspection Engineering” registered at Madras on 9th March, 1981 came to be known as “Indian Society for Non-Destructive Testing”. It is a non-profit organization and is registered under the Tamil Nadu Societies, Registration Act, 1975 (Tamil Nadu Act 27 of 1975) Regd. No.49 of 1981.
The Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing (ISNT) is the society for NDT professionals and practitioners which offers invaluable resources, information and linkages for industrial quality development and professional development to its members.
The objective of the Society is to promote the awareness of NDT Science and Technology through education, research and exchange of technical information within the country and internationally to its members and other professionals using NDT. The family of ISNT has more than 5000 strong members. It is a diverse and dynamic family of professionals representing NDT technicians, scientists, engineers, researchers, manufacturers and academicians – all dedicated to improve product safety and reliability. These specialists represent virtually every industry and discipline that may benefit from NDT technology.
ISNT holds periodic seminars and workshops on topics relating to NDT methods and applications, as well as exhibitions displaying cutting edge NDT products and services.
ISNT has 18 chapters spread all over the country with headquarters at Chennai.
In addition to the above, we have two wings –
- National Certification BoardThe National Certification Board has been formed for the certification of NDT professionals in India and has been periodically conducting Level-I and Level-II courses through ISNT chapters. NCB-ISNT has been recognized by ASNT as the NSO in India and has been periodically conducting Level III ASNT exams right from 1986. NCB-ISNT plays key role in international harmonization of training and certification
- QUNEST – Quality through Non-Destructive Evaluation Science and TechnologyThe QUNEST has been formed to : a)Identify NDE issues and thrust areas; b) Foster NDE Science and Technology nationally with international inputs; c) Continuing Education and d) Enhance international standing and make ISNT a global player.
ISNT keeps the members informed about technological advances, new products, certification and training and international linkages.