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  • Celebrating Founder’s Day

    Founder’s Day is commemorated every year on September 13, the day Claude Martin died. Some of the traditions of this day include an extended formal assembly in the morning with a faculty march, a speech by a prominent guest or alumnus, the playing of bagpipes, singing of the school song and other selected hymns by... Read more »

  • DEWI, a UL Company, Organizes its First Knowledge Forum in Chennai Around Wind Energy

    Chennai, July 2013: In an effort to help entrepreneurs and industry move towards embracing wind energy, DEWI, one of the leading international consultants in the field of wind energy and now a UL company, will host its first ‘Knowledge Forum’ – to discuss the importance of measurement and usage of wind energy as well as understanding... Read more »

  • UL India Organizes Quiz on Fire and Electrical Safety for Bangalore Schools

    In association with the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum to promote safe living among school children. Bangalore, July 24, 2013:  Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company in alliance with Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum (VITM) is organizing an interschool quiz contest on Fire and Electrical Safety for high school students at the VITM Museum,... Read more »

  • UL Inaugurates New Product Testing Facility in Gurgaon

    A state-of-the-art lab facility specialized in testing and certification of textiles, garments, toys and leather products. Gurgaon, August 1, 2013:  Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company, inaugurated its new test facility here today. Spread over 20,000 sq ft, the facility will cater primarily to consumer product testing and certification in categories such as... Read more »

  • Samsung Becomes First Manufacturer to Receive Certificate of BIS in India

    Aug. 15, 2013, Bangalore: Samsung Electronics became the first manufacturer to receive the Certificate for Safety for its printers based on UL (Underwriters Laboratories) test reports authorized by the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). According to the Compulsory Registration scheme, manufacturers falling under the pre-determined fifteen categories of electronics products are now required to acquire registrations authorized... Read more »

  • UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Appoints Suresh Sugavanam as its MD for South Asia

    Bangalore, September 30, 2013: UL (Underwriters Laboratories)  announces the appointment of Suresh Sugavanam as Vice President and Managing Director for UL South Asia (India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). Suresh takes over from R A Venkitachalam who is moving to a global role as Vice President, Public Safety Mission. Capitalizing on the growth opportunities in India, UL... Read more »

  • UL Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ESMA for Safety and Energy Efficiency Testing in the UAE

    Collaboration for total implementation of conformance testing and certification for suppliers as per ESMA regulations Bangalore, October 22, 2013: UL, a premier safety science company signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with UAE’s national certification authority, Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA). With this MoU, UL will be recognized and authorized by ESMA to... Read more »

  • Compulsory Registration Scheme for Electronic Products Deferred

    The government of India has extended the deadline for the requirement for Compulsory Registration Order to January 2014. This delay is due mainly to the fact that some manufacturers and importers of electronic items have not yet received registration numbers from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).  Without appropriate registration information, manufacturers and importers cannot... Read more »

  • Mandatory Standards for Safety Testing of Technical Textiles

    The government of India Ministry of Textiles has prepared a draft notification mandating the use of four fire retardant textiles standards under Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) Act, 1986. The draft has been prepared by the Ministry, while working with various departments/ministries for mandatory use of certain standards for technical textiles when safety and public... Read more »

  • Drugs & Cosmetics Amendment Bill Tabled in Rajya Sabha

    The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has introduced the Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013 in Rajya Sabha that advocates the establishment of an overarching authority for regulation of drugs, medical devices and cosmetics. The Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill, 2013 is comprehensive legislation covering various aspects of drugs and cosmetics, including regulation of... Read more »

  • Fifth Fire Safety Council in India

    UL in India held the fifth UL Fire Safety Council meeting Oct. 23 – 24, 2013, in Mumbai. The event brought together key decision makers, influencers, technical experts and professionals from leading corporations, industry associations, and academia along with executives from UL. Attendees included representatives from Forensic Fire Analysis, LLC; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)... Read more »

  • Winners announced for the Safer Roads, Safer India Challenge

    A global competition held to crowd source innovations that enhance road safety India has the worst road traffic accident rate on earth. Every year, the country claims more than 10 percent of the world’s 1.24 million victims of road crashes, collisions, and other incidents, according to the World Health Organization. Last year, nearly 44 percent of the... Read more »

  • Sixth Fire Safety Council Meet in Mumbai

    UL in India organized its Sixth Annual Fire Safety Council meet in Mumbai on September 30 and October 1, 2014. The event brought together key decision makers, influencers, technical experts, regulators like DGFASLI (Directorate General, Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes) and professionals from leading corporations and industry associations, along with executives from UL. This... Read more »

  • UL bags “Technology Service Provider of the Year” Award at the 4th Wind IPP Summit 2014-2015

    UL DEWI received the “Technology Service Provider of the Year” Award in the 4th Wind IPP Summit 2014-15, held in New Delhi on November 13- 14, 2014. Instituted in 2011, the Wind IPP Summit 2014 is India’s premier wind energy event which presents an international platform for the wind energy industry to showcase and demonstrate its latest... Read more »