CATEGORIES OF AWARDS
Categories of Awards

There are seven applicant categories for the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award:
  1. Manufacturing organizations
  2. Service organizations
  3. Small Businesses
  4. Overseas Organizations
  5. Education and
  6. Health Care
  7. NGOs
Categories 1-4 come under Business Excellence
Business Excellence
Business Excellence


Manufacturing, Service, Small Business and Overseas are the four categories under Business Excellence. When we talk of Business Excellence we refer to excellence in any for-profit business headquartered in India, including Indian subunits of foreign companies, as well as any for-profit Indian owned business headquartered overseas. For-profit businesses include domestic or foreign-owned companies, joint ventures, corporations, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and holding companies-publicly or privately owned.
Manufacturing organizations
  • Organizations and some subunits that produce and sell manufactured products or manufacturing processes.
  • Companies that produce agricultural, mining, or construction products.

Service organizations
ServiceOrganizations and some subunits that provide or sell services.

Note: Where an applicant is both a manufacturer and a service   provider, the appropriate eligibility category is the activity that   provides the larger percentage of sales.
Small Businesses
Organizations with 200 or fewer employees that are engaged in manufacturing and/or the provision of services.

Overseas organizations
Indian organizations that are engaged in manufacturing and /or the provision of services.
Excellence in Education
EducationFor-profit and non profit public, private, and government organizations and some subunits – including Indian subunits of foreign organizations that provide education (teaching and instructional) services to students in India, as well as Indian educational organizations located overseas.


Excellence in Health Care
Health CareFor-profit and non profit public, private, and government organizations and some subunits – including Indian subunits of foreign organizations located in India, as well as Indian healthcare organizations located overseas. These organizations must be engaged primarily in providing medical, surgical, or other health care services directly to people. Eligibility is intended to be as open as possible. For example, eligible organizations include hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, health care practitioners’ offices, and dialysis and ambulatory surgery centers.

Note – For-profit health care organizations may choose to apply under the service or small business or overseas business category, as appropriate, using the Business Criteria, or under the health care category, using the Health Care Criteria available at www.imcrbnqa.com. When an applicant is both an education organization and a provider of health care services to people, the appropriate eligibility category is the activity that represents the larger percentage of its budget.