It was indeed a luminous and shining landmark when the School of Management Studies (SMS), a Department of the University, was established in the year 1969. The main objective of the MBA programmes in SMS is to equip the students with requisite knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of the new order. Our emphasis is to develop professional managers for the corporate sector, who will fasten the nation towards a more prosperous, just and humane society. SMS has a four decades old tradition of imparting management education and had launched MBA programme to bridge gaps in management education in the country. The programme is backed by a very good faculty drawn from both inside and outside the institute and high quality academic infra-structure. SMS has also signed the MoUs with many foreign universities to keep the level of education upgraded. The learning environment and extra-curricular activities foster the development of a holistic personality. The training programme strives to equip the participants with more effective techniques of decision-marking, instill in them a vigorous approach to productivity, excellence, innovation, concern for ones neighbor and at the same time providing them global perspective. The School offers a number of courses, which include full time as well as distant learning courses in various streams of management. It is a matter of pride that this School was the first in the country to introduce MBA course through distant learning for senior defense officers and working executives. This course serves as a measure of rehabilitation for senior army officers and at the same helps working executives to enhance their careers. At present the courses being offered by the School are:• Regular MBA Programme (Two year)• Regular MBA Dual Degree Programme in collaboration with Wilkes University, Pennsylvania, USA (Two year)• MBA Programme for Defense Personnel and Industrial Managers through Distant Learning (Two year)• MBA (Global Business) two year programme• Ph. D. The school has also built up adequate infrastructure and resources to support the students in their pursuit of excellence. The students committees have been activated to give the students a feel of team work and administration. SMS has a track record of industrial interaction and has recently taken up innovative steps to encourage and enrich its interaction so that students are trained in a setting that recognizes real needs of the field, and use a more practical and applied approach. Advisory BoardChairman: Dr. Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala.MembersChairman, Ranbaxy Laboratories; Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India; Managing Director, Spice Telecom; Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Punjab; Secretary-cum Director, Information Technology, Punjab; Director, Industries, Punjab; Chairman, Vardhman Group of Industries; Managing Director, State Bank of Patiala; Chairman, Punjab State Electricity Board; Chairman, Mekaster Group of Industries; and Managing Director, Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation.