The total interplay of energy and life has its own sequence. There have been attempts to decipher it by the rishis, the seers, the sage etc. Those which have the ability to realise that being alive is, as yet, an incomprehensible process in its totality of matter and spirit, would have a point.
This was the first ever such statutory department devoted only to management studies amongst all IITs. It was a major breakthrough in the overall design of the academic structure of IITs. It gave parity to a non-science and technology input in the making of a good engineer.
If India has to take leadership in the new and upcoming technology revolution, it has to equip its young population to learn newer and newer technologies. The technology waves will be faster and faster. Earlier changes took place over generations and centuries.