The rapid growth and professionalisation of industry, services and business over the past few decades have led to an increasing demand for professional managers across the world. The globalization of the economy and the liberalization measures introduced in our country in early 90s, have accelerated this process. To meet the demand of professionally trained management personnel, a large number of Management Institutes have been set up. The gap between the supply and the demand, however, remains - specially for high quality programmes.

University of Roorkee, the first engineering institution to be set up in India in 1847, has established a worldwide reputation among the foremost centres of teaching and research. The University has 3000 students in 19 academic Departments/Centres of Engineering and Technology, Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences. The University is rated at the top of the Science and Technology Institutions of higher learning in coveted sector employment in India.

The MBA programme at this University was started in July 1998. The programme is being conducted by full, part-time and visiting faculty, representing a blend of academic and professional excellence. A global perspective is adopted in curricular, summer training, teaching and project assignments. The programme is supported by academic infrastructure, including library, state-of the-art com puting and multi-media connectivity through our own VSAT. The University has a collaboration agreement with the International MBA Programme of Fachhochschule E sslingen-Hochschule fur Technik (FHTE) Germany for faculty and student exchange. The University assists students in summer training and in placement at the end of the course.

I have great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to the prospective students.

Roorkee January 25, 1999
                    PROF. N.C. NIGAM
                    VICE CHANCELLOR