M. P. GUPTA, Ph.D., is former Head and Dean, Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi. He has been responsible for designing and introducing Operations Research and allied courses in the MBA programme of University of Delhi. He is an expert member of the Selection Committee for recruiting faculty at various management schools and universities including IIMs and MDI, Gurgaon. Earlier, he was a member of the Board of Governors, MDI; an executive member of the Association of Management Development Institution, South Asia and the Association of Indian Management Schools; an expert member of the Board of Studies of many universities/institutions; and a member of the management of AICTE and UGC.
Professor Gupta has authored four other books on Operations Research and has published several articles in national and international magazines.
R. B. KHANNA, a former Indian Army officer, is currently Professor at Indian Institute of Planning and Management (IIPM) Jaipur. He has been Professor at the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of India (ICMAI) Jaipur, visiting faculty at the Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee, and Professor and Dean (Academics) at the Institute of Management Studies, Roorkee. Colonel Khanna has also served as Head of Department, Computers at College of Military Engineering, Pune; Director, Financial Planning, Army Headquarters, Delhi; and Faculty member and Head of Department of Operations Research, College of Defence Management, Secunderabad.