In its continuing efforts to build up highly interactive interface with top most technocrats and corporate leaders from the industry, Asian School of Media Studies recently organized a one day seminar on the Role and Applications of Information Technology in Management and Governance. Seminar proceedings were steered by Mr T S Bedi, Professor of Management and Mass Communication at ASMS and AAFT and attended by students of MBA and MSc(Multi Media), being run by ASMS in affiliation with Punjab Technical University, Jullundur.Senior Director and the senior most technocrat head of the Information Technology Department of the Ministry of IT & Telecom in the Government of India, Mr S P Singh was the chief guest at the seminar. Other speakers for the seminar included Prof T S Bedi, Mr G S Maheshwari, both former founder IT and Plant Personnel Heads at Maruti Udyog besides Mr K D Batra, another first generation IT engineer from IBM( in late sixties) and BHEL. Opening session by Mr Batra addressed various facets of the Enterprise Management System.Mr G S Maheshwari spoke on the applications of Information Technology for achieving Excellence in Business with the Chief Guest and expert speaker on the subject Mr S P Singh elaborating on how the National e Governance Plan, scripted by him for an IT revolution in the country, since approved by the Planning Commission and the Government of India was evolved and was being implemented all across the States under leadership and guidance of the Department of IT, GOI. The plan he added envisages an investment of nearly 5bn US $ besides what is going to be invested for its success by each of the States separately.Mr Singh said that he hopes the plan would be nearing completion in another 4 to 5 years in India against nearly twenty years taken by some of the most advanced countries in the world and change the face of our nation completely. During this period, Mr Singh added the IT department would be covering most of the six lacs villages of the country. Both Prof Bedi and Mr Maheshwari cited the models of business excellence evolved for success of Maruti Udyog ltd, with Mr Maheshwari elaborating on how application of IT had contributed to its success as early as in early eightees. The seminar proceedings were anchored and conducted by Prof Bedi. ASMS Course Director Prof Harsh Vardhan presented a vote of thanks to guest speakers before a high tea session hosted by the ASMS/AAFT President and Director, Prof Sandeep Marwah for the delegates.