On behalf of the Department of Management and HR which also includes the sub-specialized areas of Operations and Technology Management and Information Technology, I welcome you on a journey of learning, knowledge seeking, creativity and development. Our highly qualified and learned faculty will facilitate you in growing and developing in a supportive, stimulating and exceptional academic environment. As department head, I see our mission as providing you with the best education in aiding you to understand the traditional, conventional and contemporary concepts related to the broader field of management and HRM. This includes the philosophical underpinnings of managing organizations, the significant contributions of the HR department towards achieving high performance work systems, the critical need for integrating technology in organizational operations and the key role of productivity and operations management in establishing successful organizations. This learning will be imparted using an integrated approach towards adopting a flexible, critical, logical and rational framework that will aid in applying the conceptual knowledge gained to the realities and complexities of real world organizations.