K.C. Jain, Ph.D., is Senior Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Prestige Institute of Engineering and Science (PIES), Indore. Earlier he has been the Director, Govindram Seksaria Institute of Management and Research (GSIMR), Indore, and Dean, Faculty of Industrial Technology, Rajiv Gandhi University of Technology, Bhopal. Dr. Jain has more than four decades of teaching experience in Mechanical Engineering and Production Engineering. He has authored a number of books on various subjects related to these fields.
AVINASH K. CHITALE, PPhD, is Academic Advisor, and former Director, GovindramSeksaria Institute of Management and Research, Indore. Earlier, he has been Professor and Head in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at Shri GovindramSeksaria Institute of Technology and Science (SGSITS), Indore. Dr. Chitale has authored five books, including the present title, which have been published by PHI Learning. In a career spanning over four decades, Dr. Chitale has supervised about 80 Masters Dissertations and guided 15 Ph.D. theses in various areas of management and technology.