Dr. Prasanta Kanjilal
Honorable Director General , National Test House
I feel very much proud and fortunate to welcome you in this auspicious occasion of inauguration of new website of National Test House (NTH). NTH established long back in 1912, in the light of Industrial revolution across the world, in order to fulfil the longstanding necessity for an Institute which can usher the path of technical renaissance of our country. The journey of Indian Science and Technology started from the centre located in the south of Kolkata-Alipore, named as “The Government Test House”. Although started with quality evaluation of railway networks across the country, gradually the wings of NTH spreads in different fields viz. Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and many others. National Test House also witnessed the formation of scientific organization like BSIR (now BIS), CGCR, CSIR etc. Gradually with the progress of Industrial activities, the activities of NTH also started functioning from other parts of our country: Mumbai (WR): 1964, Chennai (SR): 1975, Ghaziabad (NR):1977, Jaipur (NWR):1994 and Guwahati (NER): 1996. The objectives of National Test House are to provide services to industries, user organizations, construction companies, general consumers, in the field of testing, Quality evaluation, Calibration, Quality assurance and Laboratory Management Services. NTH also supports industries to improve productivity, quality and also for import substitution process to make our country self-reliant in the field of Science and Technology. NTH Laboratories are also accredited by NABL conforming to ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and recognized by Bureau of Indian Standards under Laboratory Recognition Scheme. In the current information age, the efficiency of any organization depends on how efficient the information is utilized for the benefit of customer. The existing website of NTH, which is more than sixteen years old, has been updated with modern technologies for the ease of operation and more access to the millions of people of India and abroad.