Six Sigma is in high demand in sectors like banking, telecom, finance & insurance, HR, supply chain & logistics, manufacturing, healthcare, FMCG, Food & Consumer Products, IT, ITES, BPO, and KPO.
Every organization faces critical issues of Delays, Defects, and Variations, and this is exactly where Six Sigma helps to handle such anomalies in processes and production.
Six Sigma is going to be forever needed for improvements in a business and therefore the scope is ample for a Six Sigma certified professional.
While choosing the best institute on Six Sigma consider the following:
- Organization’s background
- Course curriculum and its capabilities
- Insist on faculties profile rather than that of the institute
- Start practicing the tools immediately after training and
- read a lot of books on individual topics.
Top 10 Institutes for Six Sigma courses
There are more than 100 institutes declaring themselves as certification bodies on Six Sigma so it’s important to choose carefully.
Rank 1: American Society for Quality – ASQ
The ASQ along with IIT Kharagpur offers On-Campus residential programs on Six Sigma for working professionals. They offer programs like Six Sigma Green Belt, Yellow Belt, Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma.
Trainers: They have experienced trainers who are practicing professionals
Varies from course to course, Greenbelt is for INR 28,470
For Black Belt, it’s INR 34,970
Value of Certification: ASQ is a big name in Six Sigma training in South Asia. Their certification holds value and accepted worldwide.
Reputation of the institute: Value of a Six Sigma course greatly depends on an In-house project. ASQ just requires an affidavit from your organization saying you have done projects and therefore we have placed this one on a lower rung.
Rank 2: Indian Statistical Institute – ISI
ISI is a government institution and they offer following courses:
Course & Fee:
- 3 Day Program on Six Sigma Green Belt – Course fee INR 11,800.
- Black Belt-14-day program + Project work. Course fee INR 53,100.
- Masters Black belt – Course fee INR 47,200
Its slightly expensive course, however, will surely impact your position.
Eligibility: Mathematics/Statistics/ Physics or BE/B Tech degree or MBA
Advantages: Professional teaching and well-organized course structures, covers a wide range of topics.
Faculty: Prof. K.S Neogy, head Statistical Quality Control & Opps Research has vast experience in research areas like Mathematical Programming, Complementarity Problem (which include Linear programming, Convex quadratic programming and some Game problems Matrix Analysis with application in Optimization theory.
Duration: Different duration depending on the course.
Reputation of the institute: Worldwide repute, professional teaching and well-organized course structures covering wide range of topics.
Value of Certification: Certification provided by ISI itself & holds a lot of value in India.
Rank 3: Henry Harvin Education conducts Six Sigma
This is one of the best courses on Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Tools: It teaches more than 20+ tools.
Trainer: They are seasoned functionaries from across domains and industries with 10+ years of experience in quality.
Pedagogy: Goal Centric and Action-Oriented methodology or GCAO
Online follow-up sessions with expert coaches
App-based LMS platform
Duration: 6-Days fast track
Reputation of the institute: Latest learning technology and no doubt the best training, reputation and brand value.
Value of Certification: Globally recognized ‘Certified Six Sigma” title.
Rank 4: BSI India
BSI India delivers consultation services for companies in more than 150 countries. Also, they provide support on all kind of ISO certifications. Their course on Six Sigma & Lean training is aligned to ISO 13053 Quantitive methods of process improvement.
They offer courses like Six Sigma Green Belt is a 5 days-Classroom program with a course fee of INR 29,500
Course, Duration, and Fee:
- Lean training 4 days-Classroom program with a course fee of INR 29,500
- Yellow Belt 4 days-Classroom program with a course fee of INR 25,000
- Black Belt 15 days-Classroom program(3 monthly modules of 5 days) with a course fee of INR 1,20,000
Aligned with ISO 13053 Quantitive methods of process improvement.
Reputation of the institute: For more than 100 years BSI helped shape many of the world’s management systems standards, including the three most widely adopted for quality, the environment and health and safety. BSI is accredited by around 20 local and international bodies including. They have 65,000 certified clients.
Value of Certification: Recognised widely all over in the industry.
Rank 5: IIBM Institute of Business Management
Six Sigma course by MSME(Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) offers certification in Green and Black Belt.
Course, Duration, and Fee:
- Course duration for Green Belt is 4 months and Course Fee is INR 6,000.
- Course duration for Green Belt is 2 months and Course Fee is INR 6,000.
- Practical applications, online training, and implementation thru project
- Aligned with ISO 13053 Quantitive methods in process improvement
Reputation of the institute: Accredited by top management institutes and bodies like AIMA, FICCI, ISO 9001 2008, Organizational Membership of Quality Control, India, CII
Value of Certification: Recognised by national as well global Industry
Rank 6: Anexas
The founder has spent 27 years into quality and has over 2 decades of experience in lean and six sigma. They have a presence in 5 countries and they offer following courses in India.
Course and Fee:
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Classroom course for INR 16,500 and online course for INR 7,000.
- Lean Six Sigma Black Belt for Certified Green Belts – Classroom Course for INR 22,000 and online course for INR 10,000.
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt + Black Belt – Classroom Course for INR 32,000 and online course for INR 14,000.
- A blend of online and classroom training
- Free online one-year project guidance
- Trainers: Having considerable experience in quality field.
Value of Certification: Recognised widely in the industry.
Reputation of the institute: operate in 12 countries with more than 200 professionals working with member firms.Implemented and guided Six Sigma in more than 120 organisations. Trained more than 25,000 professionals of 40 nationalities.
Rank 7: KPMG Learning Academy
They offer 2 courses on Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Program
A four-day globally recognized program for Project Managers, TLs, Quality Assurance Engineers and aspiring managers.
After completing this, one can opt for next level i.e.
Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification Program
Course Fee: INR 23,000
Eligibility: Graduates with a basic understanding of statistical tools and reasoning.
Course full of real-life examples and good presentation
Trainers: all senior Black Belts and Master Black Belts and they have a detailed Train the trainer session internally.
Value of Certification: KPMG’s Lean Six Sigma program is recognized by 154 countries.
Reputation of the institute: one of the top-notch programs in the entire Asian, African, Middle Eastern and South East Asian region.
Rank 8: IACT Global
They have certification programs on Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt course.
They have provided certification to more than 80,000 professionals and won the Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award for innovation in the field of training & education.
You need to enroll to find out details of these courses
Rank 9: XNLC Academy
XNLC is also a partner with the International Association for Six Sigma Certification.
Courses, Fee, and Duration:
- They offer Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Course duration is 6 months. The Classroom Course is for INR 10,000 and online course for INR 15,000.
- Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Online Course for INR 6,000
- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. The Classroom Course is for INR 15,000 and online course of INR 20,000.
Value of Certification: Their certificate is valid in 165 countries all over the world. Also, they have an online program to train candidates live.
Rank 10: IIT Delhi
Indian Institute of Delhi has partnered with IACT – International Academy for Certification and training offers Six Sigma Green Belt online training program for executives.
Fee and Duration:
INR 8,000 for a one month for the online program.
Plus a 2 days lecture conducted in the campus by qualified industrialists.
Value of Certification: The certification is accredited by American Society of Quality.