This book ” Essentials of Quality” has been written with an intention to make core quality concepts easy to understand without compromising content. It takes the reader through smooth journey from basic perceptions to principles and definitions, halts to learn the teachings of eminent quality gurus like Deming, Juran, Ishikawa, Taguchi etc. and takes structured route through quality tools, techniques and proven good practices e.g. 5S, Kaizen, Six Sigma, First Time Right, Mistake Proofing etc. towards achieving desired quality results. The book has been neatly organised in chapters that could also be read as standalone, each providing details about specific area of quality. The chapter on quality scenario updates the reader with current programs and entities in this field within India and at global level. Reading is informative and delightful. The book Should be useful for undergraduates as well as working professionals laying a strong foundation enabling them to persue advanced work in the field of quality.