Indian Society for Non-destructive Testing (ISNT)

Enriching Lives through NDE


Message from President ISNT

Dear Stakeholder of ISNT,

I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New Year 2024!

A new management team has now taken responsibility of carrying forward the excellent work of the previous ISNT team. I am honoured that the NGC of ISNT has chosen me as its President for the next 2 years. This is a very important responsibility and I hope that with support and contributions from all ISNT members, we will be able justify the confidence placed on us.

Some of the key targets for ISNT over the next 2 years, as envisioned by me are:

to double the corporate life-members and to increase individual life-members by 50%,

to significantly increase the interactions with the academia, training institutes, and other educational institutions and increase the student memberships to 500,

to further increase the recognition and presence of ISNT in the global community through increased participation in the key committees of AFFNDT, EPFNDT, and ICNDT as well as forging sustainable partnerships with sister NDT societies worldwide,

to become an internationally recognized provider of ICN training and certification program based on ISO9712,

to forge win-win relationships with societies representing the welding, manufacturing, foundry, aerospace, auto, etc. industries  and finally ,

to improve synergy between the different entities of ISNT including NCB, TMB, PFMB, and QUNEST, and to further strengthen each of these entities

to further strengthen the Chapters of ISNT across India and to start at least 2 additional Chapters within India ,

to imitate new ISNT Chapters in other countries such as middle-east Asia, South-east Asia, Africa, among others,

to increase revenue sources and improve the sustainability of ISNT through new offerings and expanding existing activities,

To keep the ISNT community updated on the latest technologies and standards, particularly with the emergence of Artificial Intelligence into the NDT practices.

to reorganize the administration of ISNT towards a more corporate governance structure.

To create a global sustainable branding model.

After a roaring success of the NDE2023 in Pune, kudos to the organisation team, we now embark towards the next year conference NDE2024 to be held in Chennai between 12-14 December 2024. The NDE conferences represent our Marquee event that annually brings the academia, training, instrument, service and user communities together. Every NDE20xx conference has seen new initiatives such as Startup Pavilions, Industry Sessions, etc and we hope to continuously innovate on bringing new and improved value propositions to the conference stakeholders.

ISNT has also taken the responsibility of hosting the NDE4.0 International conference that was awarded by the ICNDT. This event will be held in Taj Yashwantpur, Bangalore during March 2025. This event will provide an opportunity for ISNT to showcase the emergence of India as a technology developer and leader in NDE4.0 Technologies.

I believe that with the support and coordination from the National Certification Board (NCB), Training Management Board (TMB), Programme Formulation Management Board (PFMB), JNDE Team, 2024 Conference Team, all NGC members, Chapter Chairman, Secretaries and members we will achieve our goals.

I am hoping that ALL CHAPTERS will take new and increased efforts towards the development of Training activity in their chapter and also need to ensure that they are promoting BIS 13805 and ICN.

Each of the above goals will be challenging. I urge every ISNT stakeholder to roll-up-your-sleeve, answer the bugle call and be a partner towards demonstration our resolve to both the NDT community in ensuring pole position for ISNT internationally.

Let us join hands, walk together, work as a team and reach our goals for the year 2024 to keep the ISNT's flag flying higher.


Krishnan Balasubramanian