Awareness Creation

CII has a long history of conducting awareness sessions on diverse technical and contemporary topics across several domains. These awareness sessions are conducted pan India in both tier I and tier II towns.

The idea behind this is to introduce and familiarize the representatives from Indian industry on the concept and methodology of the chosen topics.

Such awareness missions are accomplished by identifying renowned thinkers, research methodologists, luminaries from industry, representatives from apex bodies and academicians.

The awareness sessions are executed through the following


Event is organized on a broader platform where a galaxy of experts is identified from spectrum of sectors.

The working group of the division identifies the relevant topics for the whole year and the same is operationalized through the division.

The general topics addressed through events are as follows

  • Material Cost Management
  • Value Engineering / Value Analysis
  • Enterprise Risk Management
  • Lean Accounting
  • TCM in Service Sector
  • TCM in IT/ITES
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Revenue Management


Cost Congress is annual flagship event of TCM Division. Generally, it is conducted alternating between Southern and Northern region of India.

The theme and the topics chosen for the event are clearly positioned and balanced between strategic and operational perspectives.

The gist for the previous Cost Congress events are as follows

Edition Year Theme Chief Guest Master Speaker Venue
1 1996 Total Cost Management for Competitive Advantage Dr Peter Turney (ABC) Chennai
2 1998 TCM -The Tool for Survival & Growth Dr Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School (Balanced Scorecard) Chennai
3 2000 TCM - Global Competitive Advantage Prof. Vijay Govindarajan (Strategic Cost Management) Professor Michiharu Sakurai Senshu University, Japan Chennai
4 2001 Building Organisational Competitiveness through TCM Dr Bala V Balachandran, Kellogg Graduate School of Management - Global Competitiveness through Total Cost Management Dr Robert Kaplan, Harvard Business School - Cost Management to Influence Organisational Behaviour Chennai
5 2004 Enhancing Global Competitiveness through Technology Mr R Seshasayee, MD, Ashok Leyland Ltd. Chennai
6 2007 Sustained Competitive Advantage through better Cost Management Mr Ashok Vadagama, President, CAM-I Chennai
7 2008 Connecting Enterprise Excellence to the Bottom of the Pyramid through TCM Mr Jitesh Khosla, IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India Mr Gary Cokins, Global Products Marketing Manager, SAS, USA New Delhi
8 2009 Achieve world class excellence through TCM Dr T V Somanathan, Managing Director, Chennai Metro Rail Limited Dr Raef Lawson, Professor-in-Residence & Vice President of Research, Institute of Management Accountants Chennai
9 2010 Aligning TCM with Strategic and Operational Cost Management Shri J P Dange, Chief Secretary to Government of Maharashtra Prof N Ravichandran, Director, IIM-Indore Mumbai


Cost Congress has its uniqueness as:

  • The only platform in the world for sharing best practices/Successful case studies/ Emerging trends in TCM
  • Unique opportunity for networking with global renowned Cost Management Experts

Cost Congress holds the track record of its previous versions as

  • Evoked tremendous interest in both, among stake holders and eminent personalities cross the globe
  • Dr Robert Kaplan, Mr Peter Turney, Prof Vijay Govindarajan, Dr Bala Balachandran, Mr Gary Cokins, Dr Raef Lawson, Prof Mohan Gopalakrishnan USA and Mr Jerald O'Dwyer addressed the conference
  • Best practices of TCM by blue chip companies were shared in podium


TCM Movement is taken to organizations and individuals through various relevant tools and techniques embedded in TCM.

They are

  • ABC
  • ABM
  • Target Costing
  • Inventory Management
  • Time driven ABC
  • TCO
  • Balance Scorecard
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Case Studies


It is earnest endeavor of CII-TCM Division to reach out the above modules to various finance and non-finance (all operational heads) personnel across the sectors.

The above modules, besides, providing technical perspective of the tools also provide, cost culture and cost consciousness stream into the mindsets of the target audience.


It is either one/two day sessions either done in-house or open-house training programmes conducted across various metros in India.


  • Seminars & Conferences: Beneficiaries around 1500+ through TCM seminars conducted on various subjects from 2001 to till date
  • TCM Training programmes: Beneficiaries around 400+ though in house training program in reputed organizations and general training programs conducted in various cities.