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Mrs Ruby Nishad Sam embraces NDT as her career

Tue, 10 March, 2020

There have been tremendous changes in NDT over the years, with many new NDT methods being introduced and more established methods continually improving. With non-destructive testing providing entry to a variety of career paths, Ruby Nishad Sam decided to train in NDT as it fascinated her more than her banking career.

Ruby was following in the footsteps of her family members, who had worked in NDT for around 40 years. Having previously worked in banking, Ruby decided to take the plunge into a new career and upgraded her knowledge with a certification course. With concept knowledge being given less importance than on-the-job experience, an internationally certified course allows for better understanding.

TWI India has been successfully delivering conventional NDT courses as part of the South East Asia Skills Enhancement Programme (SEASEP). Ruby enquired about SEASEP and took up CSWIP Magnetic Particle Testing (MT) and CSWIP Penetrant Testing (PT) training under this scheme.

Starting her training in Chennai in February 2020, Ruby was happy to identify those areas where she lacked technically and trained to improve her knowledge and gain more confidence.

Ruby noted that the training is designed in such a way to allow a sound technical background with the core techniques. Ruby likened the training to “somebody who is being prepared for a war and going into the war.”

As NDT becomes an area where women are taking a greater interest, Ruby showed that she is a true empowered woman and TWI India would like to wish Ruby all success in her efforts.

TWI India organises these programmes in association with the Lloyds Register Foundation, covering a number of other fields like welding, safety, etc.

TWI offers both certification (blended learning) and non-certification products (pre-course, refresher courses) for ultrasonic testing (UT), phased array ultrasonic testing (PAUT), and time of flight diffraction (ToFD).

To find out more about the TWI India programme, please contact


Ruby attended the SEASEP conventional NDT courses.
Ruby attended the SEASEP conventional NDT courses.