When I first signed up for the MLS (1984-86) course of the LNML-MILS affiliated to University of Mumbai, I was expecting to learn theories and principals of Managing Labour Resources at a high level. However, my expectations were exceeded. What I did not expect was to gain the overall competency needed to become a full fledge Human Resources Professional. The MLS degree has given me invaluable experience of working through real-life business challenges of managing resources at all levels. The course design is unique combination of classroom training, theories, principles & practices, the Industrial Visits and two long duration placement sessions within Industry as Industry Academics Interface. The uniquely differentiated Field Work opportunities right from Trade Union offices, various Govt. Labour Offices, Industrial & Labour Courts, Civic bodies to out of state Study Tour in India, provided me with great insights of their working and real-world examples of how the concepts we are learning in class are being applied in the business world. These connections show us that were learning practical skills that well use in our careers. In this program, I gained tremendous knowledge of many facets of Human Resource Management with special emphasis on I.R. and Labour Management. I simply couldn't ask for more than what I gained from the MLS program, and I can't say enough about the ongoing support I still receive from my former professors, the present Director & faculty, all my classmates and our Alumni network when I reach out for advice or an opinion, even today thirty years after graduating from the program.